Fruit & Vegetable Production - GAP, IPM, Pest Control, Weed Control, Organic

Grape tendrils as an inoculum source of Botrytis cinerea in vineyards - a review

Botrytis cinerea is a fungus responsible for considerable damage to a wide range of crops worldwide, including grapes. Botrytis bunch rot caused by B. cinerea is the major disease problem that must be managed by the New Zealand wine industry each season. However, the fungus is not easily managed...
D.C. Mundy
R.H. Agnew
P.N. Wood
New Zealand Plant Protection

Materiales de acolchado en cultivo de tomate

  Los filmes biodegradables incluyen en su composición sustancias nutritivas como almidón de maíz o moléculas de amilasa, o bien se fabrican a base de fibra de celulosa; como consecuencia del ataque de los microorganismos se descomponen en CO2 y agua, desapareciendo...
Marta M. Moreno
Amparo Moreno
Ignacio Mancebo
Jaime Villena
Horticultura internacional

The Vertical Axis System: A Training Method for Growing Apple Trees

New apple cultivars often command higher prices than some older cultivars such as Jonathan, Red and Golden Delicious. If a grower can bring a new apple into production while it is in demand, a new variety can be more profitable than producing older cultivars. High-density orchard systems (greater...
Michele R. Warmund
University of Missouri

Antifungal Activity of Different Extracts of Chenopodium album against Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. cepae, the Cause of Onion Basal Rot

Antifungal potential of different parts of Chenopodium album L. was examined against Fusarium oxysporum Schlechtend. f. sp. cepae (Hans.) Snyder and Hansen, the cause of basal rot disease of onion (Allium cepa L.). In screening bioassays, the effect of different concentrations (0.5, 1.0, …3...
Saima Rauf
Arshad Javaid
International Journal of Agriculture and Biology

Application of Bicarbonate to High-Phosphorus Soils to Increase Plant-Available Phosphorus

Vegetable growers in the northeastern United States often have soils with P levels so high that fertilizer applications have environmentally detrimental effects. However, growers raise crops that require P fertilizer in cool soils regardless of soil P levels. A method to increase bioavailable P to...
Thomas Björkman
Stephen Reiners
Soil Science Society of America Journal

Componentes principales de un equipo de riego localizado

Para comprender el funcionamiento de un sistema de riego presurizado es básico conocer sus componentes y sus funciones. En general, un sistema de riego localizado está compuesto por: Cabezal de control Red de distribución Emisores El tamaño del sistema de...
Pilar Gil
Gabriel Sellés
Raúl Ferreyra
Cristián Barrera
INIA Chile

Equipment for Different Scales of Composting

In Taiwan, lots of livestock manure and agricultural wastes are produced each year (Lin 1999; Chien 1999). If the wastes are not treated properly, they will cause serious environmental pollution. In the past, there were five methods of dealing with organic wastes. These were: throwing them away...
Shiuan-Yuh Chien
Ming-Huei Chang
Food & Fertilizer Technology Center

Organic production of tomatoes in the amazon region by plants grafted on wild Solanum rootstocks

  The production of organically grown tomatoes in the Amazonian region of Brazil is difficult due to inherent phytosanitary issues. The objectives of the present investigation were to evaluate the productivity of grafted tomato plants (Solanum lycopersicum cv. Santa Adélia) grown...
Elaine Aparecida de Paula Farias
Regina Lúcia Félix Ferreira
Sebastião Elviro de Araújo Neto
Fabiana Cruz Costa
Damaris Suelen Nascimento
Ciência e Agrotecnologia

Ginseng: A Production Guide for North Carolina

American ginseng (Panax quinquefolium L.) is a shade-requiring, herbaceous plant native to the hardwood forests of eastern North America. Its fleshy root and short underground stem are perennial. The leaves and stems die at the end of the growing season and regrow each spring. Ginseng is best...
J.M. Davis
North Carolina State University

Operator check sheet for an airblast sprayer

Useful Airblast sprayer check sheet for regular and periodical inspections.
Andrew Landers
Cornell University