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

Minimizing pesticide drift in vineyards

Disease and insect control is a critical factor in most commercial vineyards. Whilst such control may, in some seasons, be a small proportion of crop value, there is a demand from growers for increased efficiency of spraying. Attention to detail is necessary to improve efficiency of deposition,...
Andrew Landers
Cornell University

Reducción de la lixivación de nitratos y manejo mejorado de nitrógeno con sondas de succión en cultivos hortícolas

El nitrógeno (N) es el nutriente añadido en mayor cantidad a los cultivos. Sin el aporte de N fertilizante, los altos niveles productivos en la producción moderna de cultivos no serían posibles, con lo cual no se podría alimentar a la actual población...
María Rosa Granados García
Rodney B. Thompson
María Dolores Fernández Fernández
Juan Carlos Gázquez Garrido
María Luisa Gallardo Pino
Carolina Martínez-Gaitán
Fundación Cajamar

Implementación de Buenas Prácticas Agrícolas

¿Qué son las Buenas Prácticas Agrícolas (BPA)? Son el conjunto de principios, normas, y recomendaciones técnicas aplicables a las diversas etapas de producción, para ofrecer al mercado productos inocuos y sanos para su comercialización directa o...
Servicio Nacional de Sanidad Agraria
Ministerio de Agricultura y Riego, Perú

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