Producción de Frutas y Hortalizas

Maturity Studies of Avocado Fruit Based on Picking Dates and Dry Weight

Avocado (Persea americana Mill.) fruit from various locations in California were analyzed for oil and subjected to taste tests every 2 weeks throughout the fruiting season over a period of 5 years. Oil content at acceptable taste differed among cultivars, and the 8% requirement was too low to serve...
S. K. Lee
R. E. Young
P. M. Schiffman
C. W. Coggins, Jr.
ASHS

Development of a New Method for Measuring Minimum Maturity of Avocados

The use of the percent dry matter as a maturity indicator for avocado is widely accepted. During a California Avocado Commission funded study to identify a minimum maturity standard for the Lamb Hass variety, we developed a new process for removing samples from the fruit for dry matter...
M. L. Arpaia
D. Boreham
R. Hofshi
California Avocado Society

Principles and Practice of Lentil Production

Lentil (Lens culinaris Medik.) has not been researched as extensively as many other pulse (grain legume) crops. Until recently, most lentil cultivars had been developed by pureline selection from local germplasm collections. However, breeding programs have been established at several centers...
F.J. Muehlbauer
R.J. Summerfield
W.J. Kaiser
S.L. Clement
C.M. Boerboom
M.M. Welsh-Maddux
R.W. Short
USDA ARS

Insects on Dried Fruits

Insects on Dried Fruits describes the insects that commonly infest dried or drying fruits such as raisins, apricots, dates, and prunes. Because most dried fruits are produced in California, the focus is regional, but as the authors state, "wherever dried fruits are produced, whether in the...
Perez Simmons
Horatio D. Nelson
Judy Johnson
USDA Agriculture Handbook

Agricultural Phosphorus and Eutrophication - Second Edition

Inputs of phosphorus (P) are essential for profitable crop and livestock agriculture. However, P export in watershed runoff can accelerate the eutrophication of receiving fresh waters. The rapid growth and intensification of crop and livestock farming in many areas has created regional imbalances...
A.N. Sharpley
T. Daniel
T. Sims
J. Lemunyon
R. Stevens
R. Parry
USDA ARS

Control de Malezas en el Cultivo de la Yuca

  Desde el punto de vista del control de malezas, la yuca es un cultivo que relativamente ha sido poco estudiado. Dada su rusticidad, se ha creído que este cultivo puede tolerar, sin mayor perjuicio, la competencia de las malezas; sin embargo, se ha observado en Colombia que la...
Fernando Calle
Clayuca, Colombia

El Cultivo de la Carambola

Averrhoa carambola Esta guía tecnológica abarca los siguientes tópicos: Taxonomía y morfología Requerimientos edafoclimáticos Aspectos de producción Siembra Poda Riego y fertilización...
Ángel Daniel Casaca
Secretaría de Agricultura y Ganadería, Honduras

Cultivo del Camote

Esta guía tecnológica abarca los siguientes tópicos: Taxonomía y morfología Requerimientos edafoclimáticos Propagación Variedades Aspectos de producción Preparación del terreno Siembra...
Ángel Daniel Casaca
Secretaría de Agricultura y Ganadería, Honduras

Citrus Production in Japan: New Trends in Technology

Annual citrus production in Japan has fallen from a peak of 4 million mt to 1.68 million mt (1994), of which Satsuma mandarin accounts for about 75%. To halt this decline in production and invigorate the citrus industry, growers and scientists are looking for new ways to produce high-quality...
Isao Iwagaki
Food & Fertilizer Technology Center, Taiwan

Incorporación de Vermicomposta para el Manejo de Nacobbus aberrans en Jitomate (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.)

Se probó el efecto de la vermicomposta y estiércol para el manejo de Nacobbus aberrans. La incorporación de vermicomposta y estiércol en condiciones de invernadero redujo significativamente (P≤0.05) en 27 y 40 %, respectivamente, el índice de agallamiento...
A. Villa-Briones
E. Zavaleta-Mejía
M. Vargas-Hernández
O. Gómez-Rodríguez
S. Ramírez-Alarcón
Revista Chapingo Serie Horticultura