Agricultural Engineering, Equipment, Sprayers, Irrigation

Promoting Smallholder Adoption of Conservation Agriculture through Mechanization Services

  The importance of conservation agriculture (CA) is discussed in the context of producing food for a growing population while, at the same time, conserving and improving the natural resource base: sustainable crop production intensification. CA requires mechanization, and the necessary...
Brian Sims
Jennifer Heney
Agriculture

Fruit Shape Classification in Cantaloupe (cv. Samsouri) Using the Analysis of Geometrical Attributes

  Classification of fruit shape is vital in evaluating agricultural produce, meeting quality standards and increasing market value. It is also helpful in planning packaging, transportation and marketing operations. Misshapen fruits are generally rejected according to sorting standards of fruit...
Majid Rashidi
Karim Arabsalmani
Agricultural Engineering Research Journal

Determinación de Características Físicas en Semillas de Quinua (Chenopodium quinoa Willd.) Mediante Procesamiento Digital de Imágenes

  Las propiedades físicas de las semillas influencian parámetros de trabajo en los equipos y son esenciales para el diseño de estos y de instalaciones para la recolección, cosecha, transporte, separación, secado, aireación, almacenamiento y...
Percy Arapa Carcasi
Carlos Alberto Padrón Pereira
Revista Venezolana de Ciencia y Tecnología de Alimentos

Effect of Drought Stress on Crop Yield and Yield Components of Cantaloupe in the Arid Lands of Iran

  Field experiments were conducted to study the effect of drought stress on crop yield and yield components of cantaloupe in the arid lands of Iran during 2004 and 2005 growing seasons. Four irrigation treatments based on 10, 30, 50 and 70% available water deficit (AWD) were applied...
Saeed Mohammadi
Majid Rashidi
Mohammad Rahmani
Ali Sahebi Kouzekanan
Agricultural Engineering Research Journal

Modeling of Tangerine Mass Based on Geometrical Properties Using Linear Regression Model

  Nine linear regression models for predicting tangerine mass based on some geometrical properties of tangerine such as length (L), diameter (D), geometrical mean diameter (GMD), first projected area (PA1), second projected area (PA2), criteria area (CAE) and estimated volume based...
Fereydoun Keshavarzpour
Academic Journal of Plant Sciences

Advanced Irrigation Management for Container-Grown Ornamental Crop Production

  Container-grown plants are constrained with regard to root growth, and are affected by factors including container size, substrate, weather, nutrition, and irrigation. Typical soilless substrates will hold less plant-available water than a typical field soil, making water management a...
James S. Owen Jr.
Anthony V. LeBude
Matthew Chappell
Virginia Cooperative Extension

Protected Culture for Strawberries Using Low Tunnels

  Contents:  Background Where do low tunnel strawberries fit into a farm operation? Getting started Managing the tunnels Pests Tunnels or not? Production and economics  
Marvin Pitts
Laura McDermott
NY Farm Visibility Institute

Estimation of Leaf Area Index and Yield of Greenhouse-grown Poblano Pepper

  Leaf area index (LAI) is a useful variable to characterize crop dynamics, productivity and water requirements. The three-fold aim of this work was to estimate the LAI of poplano pepper (Capsicum annuum L.) with a ceptometer, compare the results with the destructive method and analyze the...
Cándido Mendoza-Pérez
Carlos Ramírez-Ayala
Waldo Ojeda-Bustamante
Héctor Flores-Magdaleno
Ingeníera Agrícola y Biosistemas

Postharvest Noninvasive Assessment of Undesirable Fibrous Tissue in Fresh Processing Carrots Using Computer Tomography Images

  This research was designed to develop and test an automatic image analysis method (algorithm) to classify CT images obtained from 1233 carrot (Daucus carota L.) sections (samples), collected during the 2013 and 2014 harvesting seasons. Classification accuracy was evaluated by...
Irwin R. Donis-González
Daniel E. Guyer
Anthony Peaseb
Journal of Food Engineering

Localización del Ápice del Ajo Mediante Técnicas de Análisis de Digital de Imagen

  La siembra y la cosecha son las operaciones más costosas en la producción del ajo (Allium sativum L.), pues se realizan a mano. Para hacer factible la siembra mecanizada, el diente de ajo se debe colocar en el suelo con el ápice hacia arriba porque colocarlo al azar...
Noé Saldaña-Robles
Ryszard J. Serwatowski Hlawinska
Ruth A. Aguilera Hernández
Alberto Saldaña-Robles
Oscar A. Martínez-Jaime
César Gutiérrez-Vaca
Agrociencia