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Horticulture International (AgriFoodGateway) is the most comprehensive horticulture information database with more than 3,500 technical bulletins from research institutions around the world.

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New Bulletins in Fruit & Vegetable Production

Powdery mildew, caused by the fungus Erysiphe necator (syn. Uncinula necator), is one of the most prevalent and easily recognized plant diseases afflicting grape vines in New Mexico. It appears as a dusty white-gray or greenish-white coating on leaf surfaces or other above-ground plant parts. The...
Modern orchards are being developed with small (dwarf) trees at close spacing. The proper distance for setting the trees varies with the variety selected and the fertility and water-holding capacity of the soil. A dwarfed tree is produced by grafting or budding a desired variety onto a special...
Se describe la estructura y la diversidad arbórea del agroecosistema de piña, el cual se desarrolla como componente principal del sotobosque en el bosque tropical subcaducifolio y encinares caducifolios, con combinaciones de especies introducidas, revelando un característico...
The “Illustrated Guide to Soil Taxonomy” is presented in four parts, each covering a specific aspect of the USDA’s soil classification system (Soil Taxonomy). It is a PDF document designed for use on a PC, tablet, or smart phone. Each part contains many internal links, and...

New Bulletins in Fresh Produce

  Purpose of review: Increasing legislative regulations and negative public opinion of the use of synthetic fungicides and insecticides in fresh fruits and vegetables, together with the growth of organic markets, have increased research interest in postharvest heat treatments. These methods,...
Codling moth, although rare on New Zealand export pipfruit, is a quarantine actionable pest that limits access to countries where it is not present and requires specific control measures during production. Fumigation with phosphine gas is a disinfestation technology that has recently been extended...
  Dates are subject to infestation by several insect species during and after harvest. In Tunisia, the world first producer of Deglet Nour variety, infestation rate may reach 20%, which leads to serious damages to the fruit rendering it unfit for human consumption and unacceptable for...
Currently there is an increasing demand for fresh-cut fruits due to their convenience and health benefits. However, the different food borne disease outbreaks associated with fresh produce has challenged the fresh-cut fruit industry. Owing to the increasing consumers’ concern about chemical...