Production Guides

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Fruit and vegetable production guides

Growing Table Grapes in a Temperate Climate

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Introduction:

Authors: 
Thomas J. Zabadal
Publisher: 
MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY EXTENSION
Year: 
2,002

Growing Cassava the Organic Way

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Contents:

  • Selection of suitable cultivars.
  • Proper preparation of cuttings and planting.
  • Enhancement of soil fertility to improve yields.
  • Increasing plant persistence against pests, diseases and weeds.
  • Harvest and proper storage.
Authors: 
FiBL, Research Institute of Organic Agriculture, Switzerland
Publisher: 
FiBL, Research Institute of Organic Agriculture, Switzerland.
Year: 
2,011

HOW CAN I MANAGE PESTS AND DISEASES NATURALLY? (African Organic Agriculture Manual Booklet Series No. 8)

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Contents:

  • What do I need to know?
  • How best to manage pests and diseases?
  • Organic pest and disease management
  • 1st step: soil and crop management
  • 2nd step: habitat management
  • 3rd step: direct control
Authors: 
FiBL, Research Institute of Organic Agriculture, Switzerland
Publisher: 
FiBL, Research Institute of Organic Agriculture
Year: 
2,011

El cultivo del arándano

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El arándano se trata de un arbusto caduco con porte erecto o rastrero y altura variable. Sus frutos son de forma esférica y color azulado o rojo.

Contenidos:

Authors: 
Redacción Infoagro
Publisher: 
Infoagro
Year: 
2,015

ALKYLATING EFFICIENCY OF SODIUM AZIDE ON POD YIELD, NUT SIZE AND NUTRITION COMPOSITION OF SAMNUT 10 AND SAMNUT 20 VARIETIES OF GROUNDNUT ( ARACHIS HYPOGEA L.)

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Mutation has been utilised to improve growth and yield of many food crops, but only little effort has been made to ascertain the nutritional advantages in such improved crops. The present study evaluates the alkylating efficiency of sodium azide of different concentrations on pod yield, nut size and nutritional composition of two groundnut varieties.

Authors: 
D.A. Animasaun
Authors: 
S. Oyedeji
Authors: 
M.A. Azeez
Authors: 
A.O. Onasanya
Publisher: 
African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development
Year: 
2,014

Vertical gardening maximizes returns for Pakistan’s bottle gourd farmers

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The use of nets and vertical structures to support bottle gourd is helping farmers of D.I. Khan, Pakistan harvest better quality fruit, which fetches higher prices in markets.

Authors: 
Sreeram Banda
Publisher: 
AVRDC South Asia
Year: 
2,015

Effect of Different Tillage Methods on Crop Yield and Yield Components of Watermelon

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A two year field experiment was conducted to investigate the response of crop yield and yield components of watermelon to different tillage methods in the arid lands of Iran. Tillage treatments in the study were moldboard plow + two passes of disk harrow as conventional tillage (CT), two passes of disk harrow as reduced tillage (RT), one pass of disk harrow as minimum tillage (MT) and no-tillage (NT) as direct drilling method.

Authors: 
Fereydoun Keshavarzpour
Publisher: 
Academic Journal of Plant Sciences
Year: 
2,013

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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
Authors: 
Brent A. Holtz
Authors: 
David A. Doll
Authors: 
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
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