Guías de Producción de Frutas y Verduras, Manuales de Horticultura

Wine Grape Production

Grapes have been cultivated in Pennsylvania since the 1600s, and the first commercial vineyard in America was located here in the late eighteenth century. Grapes are produced in many areas throughout the Commonwealth and lend themselves well to small-scale and part-time farming operations. Contents...
Lynn F. Kime
Mark L. Chien
Sid Butler
Phil Roth
John M. Halbrendt
Stephen D. Menke
Jayson K. Harper
Penn State Extension

Strawberry Production

Strawberry production can be a good fit for many small-scale and part-time farming operations. The high value of strawberries creates potential for significant profit from a small planting; however, management of this crop is intensive and there is the likelihood of encountering a number of...
Kathleen Demchak
Jayson K. Harper
Lynn F. Kime
Willie Lantz
Penn State Extension

Red Raspberry Production

Raspberry production is well suited to small farms, as a small area of raspberries can provide significant income and equipment needs for an acre or so of raspberries are not great. Contents Marketing Production Considerations Site Selection Growth Habit Planting Irrigation Pest Control...
Kathleen Demchak
Jayson K. Harper
Lynn F. Kime
Penn State Extension

Peach Production

Peaches may be grown in many temperate areas of the United States. The startup costs for peaches can be high depending on the production method chosen, land preparation, and initial investment in the trees. However, the life of the orchard is expected to be at least 20 years, so this investment may...
Robert M. Crassweller
Lynn F. Kime
Jayson K. Harper
Penn State Extension

Sweet Corn Production

Sweet corn is a crop that lends itself well to small-scale and part-time farming operations. Initial investment is relatively low, and many field operations - such as land preparation, planting, and harvesting - can be custom-hired. Equipment needs on a small-acreage farm are not very great, and...
Michael D. Orzolek
Lynn F. Kime
Jayson K. Harper
Penn State Extension

Efecto del tamaño de celda de bandejas de siembra sobre la morfología y fisiología de plantines de tomate (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.)

  Aunque la utilización de bandejas con mayor número de celdas mejora la eficiencia de la producción de plantines, la reducción del tamaño de las mismas aumenta las condiciones de restricción de las raíces, afectando la morfología y...
R. Vagnoni
M. Buyatti
J.C. Favaro

An Assessment of Quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa Willd.) Potential as a Grain Crop on Marginal Lands in Pakistan

  Quinoa belongs to family Chenopodiaceae and is related to well-known agricultural crops such as sugar beet (Beta vulgaris), spinach (Spinacia oleracea) and amaranth and is known to be an integral food grain source in the Andean region, from where it spread to other regions and continents. It...
Muhammad Aamir Iqbal
American-Eurasian Journal of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences

Growing Table Grapes in a Temperate Climate

Table grapes have become a very popular fruit in the United States. Annual per capita consumption of table grapes in the United States has quadrupled over the past quarter century. It now exceeds 7 pounds per person, and grapes rank fourth after bananas, apples and oranges. Improved storage...
Thomas J. Zabadal
Michigan State University

Growing Cassava the Organic Way

  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.
FiBL, Research Institute of Organic Agriculture, Switzerland
FiBL, Research Institute of Organic Agriculture, Switzerland.

Disease Management Considerations for Producing Strawberry Plug Plants

  Strawberry plug plants are commonly used in the strawberry industry with multiple benefits. Plug plants establish with less overhead watering and management after field setting. Plant size and quality is generally higher and some growers prefer to plant plug plants as compared to bare root...
Frank Louws
NC State University