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New Bulletins in Fruit & Vegetable Production

Sod or grass is the most common row-middle ground cover in apple orchards in Western NY. Many different grasses and grass mixtures are available. The OVN-Mix (Orchard- Vineyard-Nursery Mix - 40% proprietary perennial rye grass, 30% creeping red fescue, 30% chewing fescue) is the most common g...
Background considerations 1. Existing and future farm policy and equipment. Existing and future farm policy will dictate the area, variety and rotation of the crops to be sprayed; different crops will have different spraying requirements, such as types of chemical, application rates and the timing...
High tunnels, also referred to as “hoop houses,” are simple, plastic-covered, passive solar-heated structures in which crops are grown in the ground. High tunnels resemble greenhouses, but are less expensive to construct and maintain. Fruit and vegetable growers use them to extend the...
  Sweet Potato Weevil (SPW) (Cylas puncticollis) (B.) is a destructive pest of sweet potato in Ethiopia. It causes severe damage to the tuber and infested tuber further produce bitter taste becoming unsuitable for human consumption and animal feed. This problem calls for C. puncticollis...

New Bulletins in Fresh Produce

  Hot water dips (45 - 60 ºC for 2.5 - 60 min) were evaluated as potential treatments to reduce sprout and root growth in peeled or unpeeled cloves in which sprouts had begun internal development but not yet emerged. Water dips at ≤ 50 ºC did not reduce sprout and adventitious...
  Changes in quality attributes (discoloration, surface dehydration, translucency, color values, texture), respiration, phenolics and phenylalanine ammonia lyase (PAL) and polyphenol oxidase activities of sunchoke tuber slices were studied at 0, 5 and 10C. Cleanly cut smooth surfaces had less...
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...