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

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

How to Reduce Bee Poisoning from Pesticides

  Commercially managed honey bees pollinate a variety of crops in the West Coast region of the United States, including almonds, tree fruits, berries, kiwis, cotton, cucurbits, and crops grown for seed. This activity is economically significant. Beekeepers from California and the Pacific...
L. Hooven
R. Sagili
E. Johansen
Oregon State University

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

Herbicides Registered in Almonds in California

Charts & Tables: Susceptibility of Annual Broadleaf Weeds to Herbicides Registered in Almonds in California Susceptibility of Annual Grass and Perennial Weeds to Herbicides Registered in Almonds in California Performance of Preemergence Herbicides Performance of Postemergence...
Kurt Hembree

Manual del Cultivo de la Cebolla: Plagas

En Argentina son pocas las especies de insectos que colonizan la cebolla provocando daños económicos. Sin embargo, los agricultores aplican periódicamente insecticidas, sin considerar si las poblaciones de insectos alcanzaron o no niveles críticos. A los fines de un...
Silvio J. Lanati
INTA Argentina


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

Anthracnose in olives: symptoms, disease cycle and management

  Anthracnose, caused by the fungi Colletotrichum acutatum and C. gloeosporioides, is a widespread and severe disease in most olive-growing countries, causing significant yield losses, poor fruit and oil quality. The disease incidence depends on olive variety, environment and virulence of the...
V. Sergeeva
Proceedings of 4th International Conference Olivebioteq

Metodología para la determinación de la evapotranspiración integrada y la capacidad de canales en una zona de riego

La capacidad de la red de canales en un sistema de riego depende de satisfacer la demanda hídrica máxima de los cultivos. Los métodos para determinar la capacidad del canal requieren de la estimación de la variable agronómica: evapotranspiración de los...
Mauro Íñiguez-Covarrubias
Waldo Ojeda-Bustamante
Abraham Rojano-Aguilar
Revista de la Facultad de Ciencias Agrarias, Universidad Nacional de Cuyo

Weed Control Guide for Vegetable Crops

Profitable crop production depends on effective weed control. Weeds reduce crop yields by competing with crops for water, nutrients and light. Some weeds release toxins that inhibit crop growth, and others may harbor insects, diseases or nematodes that attack crops. Weeds often interfere with...
Bernard H. Zandstra
Michigan State University Extension Bulletin