Maize (Zea mays L.) is a major staple food in sub-Saharan Africa. It can be used as food, feed for animals and as a source of industrial raw material. In sub-Saharan Africa, maize is grown mostly by small-scale farmers under rainfed conditions mainly for human consumption. It is consumed as green maize fresh on the cob, or is baked, boiled or roasted. The grain can also be dried, ground and boiled into porridge or fermented into beer.
Learning targets for farmers:
En el presente Manual se plantea una recopilación de los principales cultivos hortícolas que pueden desarrollarse en una huerta familiar, desde la teoría y con la práctica, a través de una metodología descriptiva basada en cuatro puntos:
Precipitation in Pennsylvania averages about 37 inches each year. About 13 inches of this precipitation runs off land into streams, while 24 inches infiltrates into the soil, where it can be used by crops. The 24 inches of precipitation usually is sufficient for growing many agronomic and some horticultural crops. However, irrigation often is necessary because of the uneven distribution of precipitation throughout the year, especially during critical growth periods.
The purpose of this book is to provide the best and most up-to-date information available for commercial vegetable growers in the southeastern US: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Texas, Tennessee, South Carolina and Virginia. These recommendations are suggested guidelines for production in the above states. Factors such as markets, weather, and location may warrant modifications and/or different practices or planting dates not specifically mentioned in this book.
Efecto insecticida de dos extractos vegetales sobre el gorgojo del maíz, Sitophilus zeamais Motschulsky, 1855 (Coleóptera: Curculionidae) en Perú
The corn earnworm, Helicoverpa zea, can cause serious economic damage to fresh market and processing sweet corn and hybrid dent seed corn. Also known as the tomato fruitworm, the larvae feed on field corn, tomatoes, lettuce, peppers, and snap beans.
Fresh vegetables: Assuming no repeat of the December freezes of a year earlier, the outlook for fresh vegetables this winter indicates greatly improved supplies and much lower prices. At the same time, demand is expected to continue to slowly improve as consumers cautiously return to away-from-home meals. Assuming no freeze damage this winter, the seasonal price outlook strongly favors prices that are well below those of the freeze-affected highs of a year earlier.
This bulletin presents the framework for the nutrient recommendations for vegetable crops given in the new MSU nutrient recommendation program. A subsequent bulletin will provide more management information to complement basic details of the recommendations for individual crops.