Vegetable and Fruit Production Guides, Horticulture Manuals

Retain Combined with NAA Controls Pre-harvest Drop of McIntosh Apples Better Than Either Chemical Alone

McIntosh is the most important apple cultivar in the Northeastern USA. It is a high ethylene producing variety which has excessive pre-harvest drop. Aminoethoxyvinylglycine (Retain) which blocks ethylene synthesis limits pre-harvest drop and has become an essential tool in managing harvest of...
Terence Robinson
Steve Hoying
Kevin Iungerman
Darius Kviklys
New York Fruit Quarterly

Introduction to Coffee Management through Discovery Learning

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...
Martin Kimani
Tony Little
Janny G.M. Vos
CABI Bioscience

Cultivation of Shiitake on Natural and Synthetic Logs

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...
Daniel J. Royse
The Pennsylvania State University


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...
Jeanine M. Davis
NC State University

Producción de hortalizas bajo cubierta

Aunque existen muchas definiciones sobre el término “invernadero”, en términos generales puede decirse que: Invernadero es un recinto delimitado por una estructura de madera o de metal, recubierta por vidrio o cualquier material plástico de naturaleza transparente...
Norma Iglesias
INTA Argentina

A Step-by-Step Approach to Pruning Carlos Muscadine Grapevines

The Carlos muscadine is the top cultivar selected by growers and homeowners for muscadine production in the Southeast. Carlos requires annual pruning in winter to maintain healthy fruit-bearing wood. A single healthy Carlos vine can produce up to 15 pounds of one-year-old wood annually! Removing...
E. Barclay Poling
NC State University

Hydroponic tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L.) production with and without recirculation of nutrient solution

The hydroponic systems with recirculation of nutrient solution save water and fertilizer, but over time it is difficult to maintain the nutritional balance and control diseases that attack the roots, causing lower performance compared to systems where the solution is not recirculated. The...
Felipe Sánchez-Del Castillo
Esaú del C. Moreno-Pérez
Joel Pineda-Pineda
José M. Osuna
Juan E. Rodríguez-Pérez
Tomás Osuna-Encino

Producción hidropónica de jitomate (Solanum lycopersicum L.) con y sin recirculación de la solución nutritiva

Los sistemas hidropónicos con recirculación de la solución nutritiva, ahorran agua y fertilizantes, pero con el tiempo es difícil mantener el balance nutricional y controlar las enfermedades que atacan a la raíz, lo que causa un rendimiento menor respecto a...
Felipe Sánchez-Del Castillo
Esaú del C. Moreno-Pérez
Joel Pineda-Pineda
José M. Osuna
Juan E. Rodríguez-Pérez
Tomás Osuna-Encino

Cherries: Organic Production

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...
Guy K. Ames

Vegetable Grafting: The Healing Chamber

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...
Sacha Johnson
Carol Miles
Patti Kreider
Jonathan Roozen
Washington State University