Retain Combined with NAA Controls Pre-harvest Drop of McIntosh Apples Better Than Either Chemical Alone
An integrated pest management (IPM) system, or an integrated crop management (ICM) system can never be a prescriptive, ‘off the shelf’ package. A grower must look at all the options available to him or her and make an informed decision as to which measures to take. Because each farmer’s situation is different, the types of IPM measures they implement may vary between regions and often even from farm to farm.
Shiitake have been enjoyed for centuries in Asia because of their health-promoting properties. Now consumers in Western countries endear shiitake because of their unique culinary characteristics. Shiitake can be found on supermarket shelves nationwide. Shiitake are an excellent source of selenium, a very good source of iron, and are good sources of vitamin C, protein, and dietary fiber.
Basil (Ocimum basilicum L. and its varieties) is a popular herb known for its flavorful foliage. The fresh or dried leaves add a distinctive flavor to many foods, such as Italian style tomato sauces, pesto sauce and salad dressing. The essential oils and oleo-resins may be extracted from leaves and flowers and used for flavoring in liqueurs and for fragrance in perfumes and soaps.
Hydroponic tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L.) production with and without recirculation of nutrient solution
Producción hidropónica de jitomate (Solanum lycopersicum L.) con y sin recirculación de la solución nutritiva
This publication focuses on organic pest and disease control and other topics relevant to organic production of both tart and sweet cherries. It introduces the Canadian bush cherry and discusses climatic considerations for cherry production. Information on marketing is included, as are further resources and sources of trees and pest-control materials.
High value vegetable crops such as eggplant, heirloom tomato, and triploid watermelon are grafted to increase vigor, yield, tolerance to salinity and temperature extremes, and disease resistance. Commercial production and demand for grafted vegetable plants continues to increase across Asia and Europe, and has begun to expand to North America.