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Horticulture International (AgriFoodGateway) is the most comprehensive horticulture information database with more than 3,500 technical bulletins from research institutions around the world.

Easy to find information, just browse through the main menu topics: Fruit and Vegetable Production, Fresh Produce, Value-Added Horticulture, Entrepreneurship, and the Plant Catalog. Or use the table of contents at the end of this page.


New Bulletins in Fruit & Vegetable Production

  El riego por goteo enterrado (RGE) ha despertado en los últimos años un interés creciente en España debido a que su baja presión de trabajo y su menor coste energético, junto con otras potenciales ventajas comparativas, puede hacerlo más...
  El objetivo del trabajo fue evaluar el efecto de diferentes dosis de fertilizante fosfatado con la adición de cachaza sobre la actividad microbiana del suelo, y el contenido de fósforo en el suelo y en plantas de caña de azúcar. El experimento se condujo en...
  The demand for organic fruits and vegetables (F&V) is growing worldwide, creating market opportunities for developing countries as major suppliers. However, most export-oriented developing countries such as Chile have an undeveloped domestic market for organic products. This article...
Why invest into proper management? Did you know that as a farmer, you are the most important resource on your farm? In organic farming, improving the benefits is generally done by: first, focusing on reducing farm expenses by optimizing the use of the farm own resources and secondly, focusing on...

New Bulletins in Fresh Produce

  This is a free pdf e-learning manual of 12 self-managed assignments on easy to learn postharvest extension methods. Assignments include identifying the causes and sources of postharvest losses, performing commodity systems assessments, determining local postharvest research, training and...
  Fresh-cut tomato slices can deteriorate rapidly, with a correspondingly short shelf-life. Almost all research to date has focused on fresh-cut tomato preparation and storage, and little research has considered how postharvest handling of the whole fruit could affect the quality of the...
  In many commercial cut flowers, particularly those with spike or compound inflorescences, postharvest life and quality are highly dependent on the continued development of small buds to open blooms. Buds may be separated into two major types – those enclosed by a calyx, where petal...
  Tomato is one of the most widely cultivated crops in the world. It is an important source of vitamins and an important cash crop for smallholders and medium-scale commercial farmers. This Agrodok focuses on good practices for growing a healthy tomato crop and obtaining a reasonably steady...