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

The Need for Herbicide Use in Direct Seeding, Promotes More Sustainable and Implementation of Integrated Systems

          Technological advances the Argentine has been in recent years such that now stands at the forefront worldwide. The explosion of agriculture, tillage, GM crops and the widespread use of glyphosate have raised controversy, especially regarding the toxicity of the...
Luna V
Masciarelli O
Travaglia C
Marchetti G
Lucero M
Reinoso H
Advances in Crop Science and Technology

Precision Viticulture: The Merging of an old Concept with New Technologies

            A high heterogeneity characterizes vineyards due to several factors such as pedo-morphological characteristics, seasonal weather conditions and cropping practices. This spatial variability in the vineyards leads to a variation in grape quality and yields...
Youssef El Rayess
Marc El Beyrouthy
Desiree El Azzi
Advances in Crop Science and Technology

Use of Vegetable Oils as Biopesticide in Grain Protection- A Review

             Cereals and pulses have great biological and nutritional value in human diet. The losses during growing crops and post harvest handling, processing, storage and distributions systems vary between 20-60%. Three major groups of storage enemies are:...
Anurag Singh
Ashish Khare
Amit P. Singh
Journal of Fertilizers & Pesticides

Detoxification of Olive-mill Solid Waste and its Probable Application as Organic Fertilizer

  Despite the phytotoxicity of olive-mill solid waste (OMSW) due to its high polyphenols content, OMSW have fertilizer characteristics, which make it a potential source for organic fertilization. Composting of OMSW treatment process was conducted in this study to eliminate the phytotoxicity...
Salama M El-Darier
Hoda A Ahmed
Mohamed S Abd El Razik
Eman Salah Allam M
Journal of Fertilizers & Pesticides

Susceptibility of Blackberry Flowers to Freezing Temperatures

  In this study, freezing tolerance of ‘Triple Crown’ blackberry flowers at different stages of reproduc-tive development (tight bud to green drupe) was determined. One method involved placing whole plants in a radiation frost chamber and taking plants to -1.0°C, -2.0°C, -3...
F. Takeda
DM. Glenn
European Journal of Horticultural Science

Sensory and Consumer Evaluation of Kiwifruit (Actinidia deliciosa ‘Hayward') Produced Under Different Pollination Techniques

Kiwifruit producers aim to obtain a large fruit production under healthy and environmentally-friendly growing conditions, with kiwifruits weighing more than 90 g/unit but maintaining adequate sensory quality. In Actinidia deliciosa ‘Hayward’, the final size of the fruit is closely...
C. Salinero
P. Piñón
MJ. Sainz
MA. Romero-Rodríguez
ML. Vázquez-Odériz
M. GarcíaQuiroga
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Effect of Mulching Materials on Growth and Yield Attributes and Enhancing Farm Income Through Ginger Cultivation Under Rainfed Rice Based Production System

Trials were conducted for two consecutive years during 2001-03 in farmers’ field in the Kymore plateau region (Jabalpur) of Madhya Pradesh to evaluate five treatments consisting of mulching with paddy straw, palas leaves, dry grass, polyethylene sheet and control (without mulch) in randomized...
Satendra Singh Kushwah
YC Dwivedi
PK Jain
Vegetable Science

Extending Harvest Duration in Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L.) with a Combination of Varieties, Row Spacings and Planting Systems

A field experiment with 4 row spacings (60, 80, 100 and 120 cm) and 3 planting (Sole Krish, Sole Shivalika and Mixed) systems on tomato cv. Krish (Indeterminate) and Shivalika (Determinate) were laid out in Randomized Block Design (Factorial) with three replications. The results revealed that the...
KS Sikawal
DK Sarolia
RL Bhardwaj
RA Kaushik
HK Jain
KD Ameta
RP Sharma
Vegetable Science

Climate Change Impacts on Winter Chill for Temperate Fruit and Nut Production: A Review

Temperate fruit and nut species require exposure to chilling conditions in winter to break dormancy and produce high yields. Adequate winter chill is an important site characteristic for commercial orchard operations, and quantifying chill is crucial for orchard management. Climate change may...
Eike Luedeling
Scientia Horticulturae

Artificial LED Lighting Enhances Growth Characteristics and Total Phenolic Content of Ocimum basilicum, but Variably Affects Transplant Success

Themorphological andphytochemical characteristics oftwo Ocimum basilicum cultivars (Lettuce Leaf, and Red Rubin-mountain Athos hybrid) under artificial lighting were investigated. Four LED light treatments [AP673L (high red and high red:far-red), G2 (high red and low red:far-red), AP67 (moderate...
Filippos Bantis
Theoharis Ouzounis
Kalliopi Radoglou
Scientia Horticulturae