Producción de Frutas y Hortalizas

Compost Production and Use

Producing and using compost is a great place to start and to continue learning about soil fertility and plant health management. Compost is a key building block of organic farming. Producing high quality compost is not difficult, but it does require a certain degree of commitment and preparation...
John A. Biernbaum
Andy Fogiel
Michigan State University, Michigan Organic Agriculture

Composting On The Farm

Composting provides a means to convert plant matter, animal feces, and a variety of other organic materials into a biologically, chemically, and physically beneficial soil amendment. Composting can be a very simple or extremely complicated practice depending on the type of material to be...
Andrew C. Fogiel
Michigan State University

Simple construction surveying for rural applications

This booklet has been conceived as an attempt to present surveying in a generic form by applying geometric concepts without using mathematics. Though abstractions are deliberately not shunned, the presented line of thought is definitely a practical one. Construction surveying offers a very...
Jan H. Loedeman

Equipment for weed control in vineyards

Herbicides, although relatively inexpensive, require good application techniques if improved deposition and drift reduction is to occur. Some of the commonly used herbicides damage vines and so great care must be taken. Drift has been a major concern for some years, off target application wastes...
Andrew Landers
Cornell University

Strawberry Plasticulture

The annual plasticulture strawberry system utilized in California and the Southeast U.S. has increased yield and fruit quality significantly over conventional matted row plantings, and is rapidly being adopted in the Northeast. The high density system maximizes the reproductive efficiency of the...
Joseph A. Fiola
University of Maryland

An Introduction to Plant Pathology and Plant Disease Management

Anyone working as a plant professional will need to determine why plants appear abnormal and what control measures, if any, are appropriate. This manual introduces the reader to the subject of plant pathology and the information it contains w ill aid in understanding how plant diseases develop as...
Gary D. Franc
University of Wyoming

Implementing a Management Program for Sclerotinia sclerotiorum in Snap Beans

Given the right environmental conditions, white mold (Sclerotinia sclerotiorum) can potentially infect 100 percent of the snap bean acreage in New York State. A black seedlike structure called a sclerotia resides in the soil as the overwintering/survival structure for Sclerotinia sclerotiorum,...
Arlie McFaul
Ann Cobb
Christy Hoepting
Alan Erb
Cornell University Cooperative Extension

Mechanized Farming for Slopeland Orchards in Japan

In Japan, most of the farm work in slopeland orchards in the past has been carried out manually, since there has been no suitable machinery. However nowadays there is a severe problem of aging farmers and a shortage of young successors, especially for citrus orchards on steep hillsides. For this...
Masahiro Miyazaki
Shikoku National Agricultural Experiment Station

Antecedentes técnicos del cultivo del cerezo en Aysen (Prunus avium)

El objetivo fundamental de este boletín, es orientar al productor de la región de Aysén, sobre el manejo agronómico de un huerto de cerezos, desde su establecimiento hasta el momento de la cosecha. Para tener éxito es una plantación de cerezos y obtener...
Diego Arribillaga G.
INIA Chile

El cultivo de la toronja

A la Toronja, la mayor en tamaño de las frutas cítricas, también se le conoce con el nombre de toronjo, pomelo o pamplemusa. Esta familia comprende más de 1.600 especies. El género botánico Citrus es el más importante de la familia, y consta de unas...
Ángel Daniel Casaca
Secretaría de Agricultura y Ganadería, Honduras