Agricultura Sostenible

Dealing with the High Cost of Energy for Greenhouse Operations

  Increased fuel costs and colder than normal winters make heating costs a significant burden on many greenhouse operations. So, how can growers deal with high energy costs in the greenhouse? The problem can be addressed in several different ways. Growers can conserve energy in the greenhouse...
Joyce G. Latimer
Virginia Cooperative Extension

Application of Benchmarking and Principal Component Analysis in Measuring Performance of Public Irrigation Schemes in Kenya

  The inefficient water use, and variable and low productivity in Kenyan public irrigation schemes is a major concern. It is, therefore, necessary to periodically monitor and evaluate the performance of public irrigation schemes. This prompted evaluation of performance of three rice growing...
Faith M. Muema
Patrick G. Home
James M. Raude
Agriculture

Primer reporte de Puccinia thaliae en Canna spp. en Ecuador

  La especie Canna spp. denominada vulgarmente achira o chisguas, posee flores con pétalos rojos y amarillos. Es utilizada en el diseño de jardines y parques, o simplemente para adornar interiores mediante arreglos florales. En plantas de achira establecidas en jardines de la...
Felipe Rafael Garcés
Jaime Javier Carbo
Bioagro

Collard Greens and Common Ground: A North Carolina Community Food Gardening Handbook

  Table of Contents:  Introduction Getting Started Site Selection Food Garden Design Site Preparation Organization Management Soil, Plots, and Planters Growing Food Food Safety and Garden Health Funding and Resources Beyond the Garden Gate Troubleshooting
Don Boekelheide
Lucy K. Bradley
North Carolina Cooperative Extension

Economic Evaluation of A Crop Rotation Portfolio for Irrigated Farms in Central Chile

  The sustainable use of productive resources by agricultural producers in the central valley of Chile should be compatible with economic results so that producers can select an appropriate rotation or succession of annual crops and pasture. The objective of this work was to evaluate...
Jorge González U.
Pablo Undurraga
Juan Hirzel
Ingrid Martínez G.
Chilean Journal of Agricultural Research

Produccíon Hidropónico de Jitomate (Solanum Lycopersicum L.) con y sin Recirculación de La Solución Nutritiva

  Los sistemas hidropónicos con recirculación de la solución nutritiva, ahorran agua y fertilizantes, pero con el tiempo es difícil mantener el balance nutricional y controlar las enfermedades que atacan a la raíz, lo que causa un rendimiento...
Felipe Sánchez-Del Castillo
Esaú del C. Moreno-Pérez
Joel Pineda-Pineda
José M. Osuna
Juan E. Rodríguez-Pérez
Tomás Osuna-Encino
Agrociencia

Efecto de Las Aguas Residualnes Tratadas Sobre El Crecimiento, Fotosíntesis y Rendimiento en Vides Tempranillo (Vitis vinifera) en Baja California, México

  Baja California es una zona semidesértica donde la agricultura, incluyendo la viticultura, está limitada por la disponibilidad de agua. Ensenada es una ciudad adyacente a la zona viticultural donde 100 % de las aguas de drenaje son tratadas, no son reutilizadas y se...
Dinora Acosta-Zamorano
Víctor Macías-Carranza
Leopoldo Mendoza-Espinosa
Alejandro Cabello-Pasini
Agrociencia

Physiological Changes of Pepper Accessions in Response to Salinity and Water Stress

  New sources of water stress and salinity tolerances are needed for crops grown in marginal lands. Pepper is considered one of the most important crops in the world. Many varieties belong to the genus Capsicum spp., and display wide variability in tolerance/sensitivity terms in response to...
Lidia López-Serrano
Consuelo Penella
Alberto San Bautista
Salvador López-Galarza
Angeles Calatayud
Spanish Journal of Agricultural Research

Impact of Climate Change on Agriculture during Winter Season over Pakistan

  This study has been carried out to investigate the impact of climate change over Pakistan and its surrounding areas (60° - 80° E and 20° - 40° N) during winter seasons (December-February). Variability in three meteorological parameters such as: rainfall; air temperature; and...
Khalid M. Malik
Arif Mahmood
Dildar Hussain Kazmi
Jan Muhammad Khan
Agricultural Sciences

Induction of Anthracnose Disease Resistance on Chili Fruit by Treatment of Oligochitosan—Nanosilica Hybrid Material

  Oligochitosan (OC) with molecular weight Mw of 5000 g/mol was prepared by gamma Co-60 ray irradiation of chitosan solution. Nanosilica (nSiO2 ) with the size of 10 - 30 nm was synthesized by calcination of acid treated rice husk. The mixture of 1% OC - 1% nSiO2  was...
Pham Dinh Dzung
Le Thanh Hung
Le Si Ngoc
Hoang Dac Hiet
Bui Van Le
Nguyen Tien Thang
Dang Van Phu
Nguyen Ngoc Duy
Nguyen Quoc Hien
Agricultural Sciences