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Postharvest cooling and handling of field- and greenhouse-grown tomatoes

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Although considered a vegetable by most people, tomatoes are actually the fruit of several plants of the genus Lycopersicon. Tomatoes are one of the leading produce items in the United States in terms of value and volume consumes. Preserving the quality of the fruit from vine to consumer is essential to successful marketing. This fact sheet describes harvesting, handling, storage, and packaging procedures that will help maintain fruit quality. It also discusses the economic aspects of marketing the crop.

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Authors: 
M.D. Boyette
Authors: 
D.C. Sanders
Authors: 
E.A. Estes
Publisher: 
North Carolina State University

Center-Pivot-Irrigated Dry-Edible Bean Cost-Return Budget in Western Kansas

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The information in this projected budget reflects expected income and costs based on typical production practices in the region. These values should be used as a guide, but individuals are encouraged to use their own values reflecting their specific land productive capabilities and farming system when looking at the potential costs and returns for their operations.

Authors: 
Department of Agricultural Economics of Kansas State University
Publisher: 
Kansas State University
Year: 
2,015

Blackberry Pruning Diagram

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This graphic will guide growers as they prune blackberry or raspberry plants. It’s a simple, four-step diagram that is easy to follow and reinforces the instructions with images. Growers might consider printing this PDF and posting in appropriate areas of the operation for reference while pruning the plants.

Authors: 
Gina E. Fernandez
Publisher: 
NC State University

Types of Trellises

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Visual examples of the different types of trellises used to grow blackberries and raspberries. Includes dimensions and pictures of each type.

Growers use many trellis support systems to support bramble canes. Your trellising goal is to minimize labor and maximize yield. Each trellis type has its advantages and disadvantages, and most can be modified to suit your needs. Evaluate each trellis system to determine what type best suits your needs.

Authors: 
NC State University
Publisher: 
NC State University

Managing the almond and stone fruit replant disease complex with less soil fumigant

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Authors: 
Greg T. Browne
Authors: 
Bruce D. Lampinen
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Brent A. Holtz
Authors: 
David A. Doll
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Shrinivasa K. Upadhyaya
Authors: 
Leigh S. Schmidt
Authors: 
Ravindra G. Bhat
Authors: 
Vasu Udompetaikul
Authors: 
Robert W. Coates
Authors: 
Bradley D. Hanson
Authors: 
Karen M. Klonsky
Authors: 
Suduan Gao
Authors: 
Dong Wang
Authors: 
Matt Gillis
Authors: 
James S. Gerik
Authors: 
R. Scott Johnson
Publisher: 
California Agriculture
Year: 
2,013

Rootstocks for Kentucky Fruit Trees

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Authors: 
Dwight E. Wolfe
Authors: 
John G. Strang
Authors: 
Shawn Wright
Publisher: 
University of Kentucky
Year: 
2,011

2015 Midwest Tree Fruit Spray Guide

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University of Arkansas
Authors: 
University of Illinois Extension
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Purdue Extension
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Iowa State University Extension and Outreach
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Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment
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University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service
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University of Missouri and Missouri State University
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Ohio State University Extension
Authors: 
University of Wisconsin Cooperative Extension Service
Publisher: 
Midwest Fruit Workers Group
Year: 
2,015

Estudio Nicho de Mercado Hispano EEUU

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Authors: 
Oficina Comercial de Chile en Miami
Publisher: 
ProChile
Year: 
2,014

Asparagus Crown Production

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Producing asparagus crowns for sale or use is simple and profitable. Careful attention to details described here is important so that all requirements for certified plant production can be met. Certified plants are most saleable and bring a premium price. One-year-old crowns will produce a healthy asparagus planting.

Authors: 
Douglas Sanders
Publisher: 
NC State University
Year: 
2,001

Iowa High Tunnel Fruit and Vegetable Production Manual

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High tunnels are valuable assets to growers enabling them to produce high yields of quality horticultural crops. However, different strategies and more detailed management are required with this method of production. The objective of this workbook is to provide growers with the information and resources to use high tunnels effectively, enhance productivity and net income, and learn from the experience of other high tunnel users.

Authors: 
Eldon Everhart
Authors: 
Ray Hansen
Authors: 
Donald Lewis
Authors: 
Linda Naeve
Authors: 
Henry Taber
Publisher: 
Iowa State University
Year: 
2,010
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