Producción de Frutas y Hortalizas

Flame weeding for vegetable crops

Flame weeding -a type of thermal weed control- was commonly used in row crops like cotton and sorghum from the late 1930s until the mid-1960s, when selective herbicides became widely available. In the 1980s and '90s, flame weeding made a rapid comeback as a non-chemical weed control technique...
Steve Diver
ATTRA Publication

Comparison of infrared, flame and steam units for their use in plant protection

  The energy performance of infrared, flame-weeder & hot-steam units for pest and weed management were evaluated and compared. These thermal units were tested for ease of installation, adjustment of operation, safety and reliability. The temperature development of these units was tested in...
M. N. Rifai
J. Miller
J. Gaduš
P. Otepka
L. Košik
Research in Agricultural Engineering

Un nuevo paradigma para el manejo de suelos hortícolas

  En la formación natural de un centímetro cúbico de suelo la naturaleza a partir de la combinación de factores y procesos diversos que intervienen en ella, demora aproximadamente unos 500 años; sin embargo cuan fácil se pierde uno o más cent...
Nelson R Ortiz
FUNDACETA, Venezuela

Manual Práctico para el Caficultor

  En los últimos años, la caficultora del Estado Táchira viene presentando problemas, principalmente en: bajo precio del grano y productividad, altos costes de producción y ataque de plagas y enfermedades, los cuales han hecho que el cultivo sea poco atractivo por...
INIA Táchira
INIA Táchira, Venezuela

Production Guide for Organic Blueberries

This guide for organic blueberry production is an outline of cultural and pest management practices and includes topics that have an impact on improving plant health and reducing pest problems. The guide is divided into sections, but the interrelated quality of organic cropping systems makes each...
Kerik Cox
Greg Loeb
Michael Helms
Andrew Landers
Paul Curtis
Laura McDermott
Cornell University Cooperative Extension

2010 Ohio Vegetable Production Guide: Climate, Soils and Fertility

Topics included in this production guide: Climate of Ohio Selecting Soils Soil Management Organic Matter/Cover Crops Soil Testing Interpretation of Standard Soil Test Results Recommendations Petiole-sap Testing Methods of Application Fertilizer Liming and Soil...
Robert J. Precheur
Mark Bennett
Brad Bergefurd
Luis Cañas
David Francis
Gary Gao
Casey Hoy
Jim Jasinski
Mark Koenig
Matt Kleinhenz
Hal Kneen
Ohio State University Extension

Artificial pollination of sugar apple and atemoya

The sugar apple (Annona squamosa) originated in tropical America, and is now widely grown in Artificial pollination of sugar apple and atemoya tropical and subtropical areas. The atemoya is a hybrid of A. cherimola (the cherimoya) and A. squamosa. Both crops need warm, protected, frost-free sites...
Taitung District Agricultural Improvement Station, Taiwan ROC
Food and Fertilizer Technology Center (FFTC)

Growing Sweet Peppers in Missouri

Peppers (Capsicum sp. L.) are popular warm-season vegetables for commercial production in Missouri. Peppers are in the Solanaceae plant family and are botanically related to other popular garden vegetables such as tomatoes, potatoes and eggplants. As such, peppers share the same spectrum of pest...
Lewis W. Jett
University of Missouri Extension

2010 Florida Citrus Pest Management Guide: Soft-Bodied Insects Attacking Foliage and Fruit

This section of the Citrus Pest Management Guide provides information on the group of insects belonging to the order Homoptera which affect foliage, twigs, and fruit of citrus in Florida. The insects covered here include scale insects, mealybugs, whiteflies, and aphids. These insect species affect...
H.W. Browning
C.C. Childers
P.A. Stansly
J. Peña
M.E. Rogers
University of Florida, IFAS Extension

2010 Florida Citrus Pest Management Guide: Rust Mites, Spider Mites, and Other Phytophagous Mites

There are four families of phytophagous mites with species that are of economic importance: Eriophyidae: pink citrus rust mite (Aculops pelekassi) and the citrus rust mite (Phyllocoptruta oleivora); Tetranychidae: Texas citrus mite (Eutetranychus banksi), citrus red mite (Panonychus...
M.E. Rogers
P.A. Stansly
C.C. Childers
C.W. McCoy
H.N. Nigg
University of Florida, IFAS Extension