Fruit & Vegetable Production - GAP, IPM, Pest Control, Weed Control, Organic

Composition and Properties of Maple Sap, Concentrate, and Permeate

  Reverse osmosis is used widely in the maple syrup industry to concentrate maple sap and increase the overall efficiency and profitability of syrup production. Sets of samples from maple producers utilizing a range of sap concentration levels were collected and analyzed to provide a portrait...
Abby K. van den Berg
Timothy D. Perkins
Mark L. Isselhardt
Agricultural Sciences

Cotton Defoliation

  Defoliation is the application of chemicals to encourage or force cotton leaves to drop from the plant in order to harvest the crop in a timely manner. Defoliation is a balancing act between killing the leaves and not affecting the leaf. For successful defoliation, the leaf must stay alive...
Keith Edmisten
Guy Collins
NC Coorporative Extension

Does Strawberry Clipper Reduce Strawberry Yield?

  During 2016, our laboratory completed a three year project tracking the occurrence and impact of strawberry clipper weevil in annual, plasticuture strawberry fields. Our results have recently been published, and we would like to share them with strawberry growers and extension agents....
Hannah Burrack
NC Coorporative Extension

New Pesticide Available for Use Against Spotted Wing Drosophila in Blackberries and Raspberries for 2019

  Exirel Insecticide (FMC Corporation) has recently received an expanded federal label which includes use in caneberries against spotted wing drosophila (SWD). While we are still waiting on the state label for Exirel in caneberries in North Carolina, we expect it be available for use during...
Hannah Burrack
NC Coorporative Extension

Abundancia y cobertura de arvenses bajo manejo convencional y orgánico de café y banano

  Ciertas especies de la vegetación espontánea pueden ser utilizadas como cobertura en cultivos como banano y café. El objetivo de este estudio fue comparar la cobertura y la abundancia de arvenses en los sistemas productivos orgánico y convencional de banano y caf...
Renán Agüero-Alvarado
Ana María Rodríguez-Ruiz
María Isabel González-Lutz
Pamela Portuguez-García
Steven Brenes-Prendas
Agronomía Mesoamericana

Caracterización nutricional y determinación de ácido fítico como factor antinutricional del frijol caupí

  En Córdoba, Montería, Colombia, la pobreza llega al 67,8%, con un subconsumo de alimentos generalizado en la región y se calcula que, en promedio, el consumo diario de calorías es inferior en 18,7%, por lo cual, es necesario conocer las características...
Claudia Denise De-Paula
Sara Jarma-Arroyo
Hermes Aramendiz-Tatis
Agronomía Mesoamericana

Influencia de la Mineralogía de Arcillas, Textura y Contenido de Carbono Orgánico Sobre el Índice de Friabilidad de Suelos Cultivados con Caña de Azúcar

  La friabilidad es una propiedad física esencial en el manejo mecánico del suelo y su comportamiento está asociado a la naturaleza de otras propiedades edáficas; que requiere ser estudiada de manera integral con diferentes propiedades mineralógicas, f...
Edgar Alvaro Ávila
Aquiles Enrique Darghan
Fabio Rodrigo Leiva
Agronomía Costarricense

Comparación de dos Disoluciones Extractoras de Boro y Determinación de su Contenido en el Suelo y en la Planta de Banano

  El objetivo del estudio fue comparar 2 disoluciones extractoras de boro (fosfato de calcio y Mehlich 3), y determinar su contenido en el suelo y en la planta de banano (tercera hoja). El trabajo se efectuó en el Laboratorio Químico de CORBANA S.A., ubicado en la provincia de...
Veda Obando-Bustos
Rafael Segura-Mena
Jorge Sandoval-Fernández
Agronomía Costarricense

Review of Crop Water Productivity for Tomato, Potato, Melon, Watermelon and Cantaloupe in Iran

  Population increase and the improvement of living standards brought about by development will result in a sharp increase in food demand during the next decades. Most of this increase will be met by the products of irrigated agriculture and this increase needs to be accomplished under...
Majid Rashidi
Behnam Zand
Karim Arabsalmani
Agricultural Engineering Research Journal

Modeling of Kiwifruit Mass Based on Dimensions and Projected Areas

  Fruits are often graded on the basis of size, but it may be more suitable and economical to develop a system which grades by mass. Therefore, a relationship between mass and size of fruits is needed. In this study, eighth models for predicting mass of kiwifruit (Actinidia deliciosa) from its...
Majid Rashidi
Mahdi Hosseini Bahri
Agricultural Engineering Research Journal