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New Bulletins in Fruit & Vegetable Production

Pruning is the systematic removal of wood in a manner that will result in a strong vine of convenient shape and good crops of large clusters. No operation influences grape production more than pruning. Excessive pruning produces vigorous vegetative growth and low yield, however clusters and...
El riego deficitario es una herramienta alternativa que permite el uso racional del agua aplicada, con el mínimo impacto en la producción. El objetivo del presente trabajo fue estimar el efecto del déficit hídrico con diferentes frecuencias de riego en la producci...
In the context of global poverty and food security, two sister crops, potato and tomato, play an important and increasing role in alleviating human suffering. However, production of each crop is limited by the disease “late blight” caused by the virtually ubiquitous and highly...
Contenidos: Establecimiento del semillero Siembra en las camas Cuidados del semillero Trasplante Selección de plantas para siembra definitiva Preparación del terreno Distancia de siembra Época de siembra Cuidados de la plantación...

New Bulletins in Fresh Produce

La práctica fue llevada a cabo en la Corporación de Desarrollo Pinero de Costa Rica, PINDECO.S.A., que forma parte de la Corporación de Del Monte Tropical Fruit Company. Esta empresa fue creada en 1979 con el objetivo de producir piña fresca para los mercados...
  Cantaloupe melon pieces (1.8 cm dia x 3.5 to 4.0 cm cylinders) were prepared using stainless steel borers with sharp or blunt blades, and stored for 12 d in air at 5 °C. Pieces prepared with the sharp borer maintained marketable visual quality for at least 6 d, while those prepared with...
New Zealand flower thrips (NZFT, Thrips obscuratus (Crawford)) were exposed to a range of ethyl formate (EF) and pyrethrum-based postharvest treatments on apricots. Research showed that EF+CO2 or EF+N2 were effective treatments against NZFT and caused negligible damage to apricot fruit quality....
The preferred temperature range for peppers is from 45 to 50 °F. Since pepper harvesting in North Carolina normally occurs during the hottest months of the year, it is not unusual for the pulp temperature of harvested peppers to be more than 90°F. If they are allowed to remain at high...