Vegetable and Fruit Production Guides, Horticulture Manuals

Principles and Practices of Organic Lettuce Seed Production in the Pacific Northwest

Seed production of this dry seeded crop is best accomplished in a Mediterranean climate with a seasonal dry period for seed maturation and harvest preferred for high quality seed. While the vegetable crop is thought of as a cool season crop, lettuce requires warmer temperatures than many of the...
Jared Zyskowski
John Navazio
Frank Morton
Micaela Colley
Jared Zyskowski
Organic Farming Research Foundation (OFRF)

Growing Cucumbers, Melons, Squash, Pumpkins and Gourds

Cucurbits, which include cucumbers, muskmelons, watermelons, pumpkins, summer squash, winter squash, and gourds, are some of the most popular garden vegetables planted today. Cucurbit crops are similar in their appearance and requirements for growth. They are prostrate, sprawling vines, usually...
B. Rosie Lerner
Michael N. Dana
Juliann Chamberlain
Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service

Propagating Plants From Seed

Many annual and perennial plants can be propagated from seeds. Although growing plants from seeds is relatively easy compared to other methods of multiplying plants, it can be challenging due to the specific germination requirements of certain seeds. In general, such requirements are related to...
G.N.M. Kumar
F.E. Larsen
K.a. Schekel
Washington State University Extension

Vegetable Growing Manual

    A guide to vegetable growing in the semi-arid tropics of the Top End of the Northern Territory (Australia) This vegetable growing manual is a consolidation of twenty years of research, development and general experiences of various NT Government officers in growing vegetables. The...
Kevin Blackburn
Mark Traynor
Greg Owens
Chris Wicks
Matt Darcey
Melinda Gosbee
Liz Easton
Graeme Patch
Stuart Smith
Colin Martin
Chelsea Moore
Northern Territory Department of Resources, Australia

An Introductory Guide to Strawberry Plasticulture

The primary purpose of this guide to give an overview of the “Strawberry Plasticulture Production System” that is now the main commercial growing system for North Carolina and other states in the Mid-South. “Strawberry Plasticulture” is technically the annual hill training...
E. Barclay Poling
North Carolina State University

Manual Básico "Producción de Hortalizas"

  La planeación de cultivos en un huerto familiar de traspatio significa que los vegetales ha establecerse y cosecharse van a cubrir las necesidades nutricionales de los integrantes de la familia durante todo el año. La planeación de cultivos considera el que, cuando,...
Juan Carlos Alcázar Ocampo
Proyecto Estratégico para la Seguridad Alimentaria

El Cultivo de Cacao

  Contenidos: Producción de plantaciones en vivero Ubicación Diseño y orientación Tamaño Insumos, herramientas y equipos Condiciones básicas Época de producción Labores culturales en la producci...
César Mendoza V.
Lea Torres P.
Walter Bravo A.
Frank Quispe O.
Katia Roque S.
Dennis Ventura M.
Carlos Jiménez S.
Claudia Ceraujo A.
Eder Quispe Z.
Christian Herrera M.
Lourdes Yancen V.
Centro de Estudios y Promoción del Desarrollo

Manual de Producción de Cacao Fino de Aroma a través de Manejo Ecológico

En el presente trabajo se propone una alternativa para los agricultores para mejorar sus vidas mediante una agricultura sostenible en la cual se propone la disminución del uso de agrotóxicos sustituyéndolos por abonos orgánicos tales como el bocashi y el compost los...
Luis Andrés Torres Gutiérrez.
Universidad de Cuenca

Six Steps to Mushroom Farming

The second edition of Six Steps to Mushroom Farming recognizes that much progress in mushroom farming has taken place over the last 25 years since the original edition was published. Trends such as use of forced aeration Phase I, Phase II tunnels, Phase III bulk spawn run, casing inoculum, compost...
Daniel J. Royse
Robert B. Beelman
The Pennsylvania State University, College of Agricultural Sciences

Incorporación de abonos verdes y biofertilizante foliar en el cultivo orgánico de fresa (Fragaria spp.) variedad Britget en Las Sabanas, Madriz

Los pequeños productores de fresa del Municipio Las Sabanas, han venido desarrollando en conjunto con la Universidad Nacional Agraria, algunos trabajos que les han permitido incrementar la producción orgánica del cultivo de fresa (Fragaria spp.); sin embargo, las principales...
Álvaro Benavides González
José Dolores Cisne Contreras
Reynaldo J Laguna Miranda
Universidad Nacional Agraria, Nicaragua