Agricultural Engineering, Equipment, Sprayers, Irrigation

Cadena Espárrago-Producción de Diferentes Genotipos en Su Quinto Año y Comportamiento en Poscosecha

  El objetivo del presente trabajo fue evaluar el rendimiento de primicia de cosecha en invernadero, de tres genotipos de espárrago, en su quinta temporada. El ensayo se inició en la Facultad de Ciencias Agrarias, UCA, en Buenos Aires, el 15 de noviembre de...
Erika Kirschenbilder
Ana María Castagnino
Karina Elizabeth Díaz
María Belén Rosini
Agostino Falavigna
Agronomía Mesoamericana

Emerging Perspectives on the Natural Microbiome of Fresh Produce Vegetables

  Plants harbor a diverse microbiome existing as bacterial populations on the leaf surface (the phyllosphere) and within plant tissues (endophytes). The composition of this microbiome has been largely unexplored in fresh produce vegetables, where studies have tended to focus on...
Colin R. Jackson
Bram W. G. Stone
Heather L. Tyler

Evaluación de Riego Deficitario Controlado sobre La Producción de Kiwi (Actinidia deliciosa)

  El riego deficitario controlado (RDC) es una estrategia de manejo donde se aplica agua según las etapas fenológicas del cultivo. Como consecuencia, condiciones diferentes del manejo del riego pueden producir cambios importantes en la producción, calidad de la fruta y...
Luis O. Lagos
Waldo Lama
Juan Hirzel
Camilo Souto
Mario Lillo

North Carolina Extension Gardener Handbook: Plants Grown in Containers

  Table of Contents:  Objectives Introduction Start with High-Quality Plants Transporting Plants Selecting a Container Material Weight Color Drainage Size Potting Mixes, Substrates, or Growing Media Qualties of Good Growing Media Potting Plants Repotting Nutrient Management​...
Diane Mays
Kim Richter
Lucy Bradley
Julie Sherk
Mark Kistler
Joe Neal
North Carolina Cooperative Extension

Bell Pepper (Capsicum Annum L.) Production in Short Cycles

  Hydroponic production of bell peppers (Capsicum annuum L.) in greenhouses began in Mexico twenty years ago. Mexican producers have adopted production systems developed in other countries, principally those in Europe with different climatic and socioeconomic conditions. The purpose of this...
Felipe Sánchez del Castillo
Esaú C. Moreno-Pérez
R. Clemente Reséndiz-Melgar
María Teresa Colinas-León
J. Enrique Rodríguez Pérez

Practical Applications of a Multisensor UAV Platform Based on Multispectral, Thermal and RGB High Resolution Images in Precision Viticulture

  High spatial ground resolution and highly flexible and timely control due to reduced planning time are the strengths of unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) platforms for remote sensing applications. These characteristics make them ideal especially in the medium–small agricultural...
Alessandro Matese
Salvatore Filippo Di Gennaro

Satellite and Proximal Sensing to Estimate the Yield and Quality of Table Grapes

  Table grapes are a crop with high nutritional value that need to be monitored often to achieve high yield and quality. Non-destructive methods, such as satellite and proximal sensing, are widely used to estimate crop yield and quality characteristics, and spectral vegetation ...
Evangelos Anastasiou
Athanasios Balafoutis
Nikoleta Darra
Vasileios Psiroukis
Aikaterini Biniari
George Xanthopoulos
Spyros Fountas

Sampling Stratification Using Aerial Imagery to Estimate Fruit Load in Peach Tree Orchards

  A quick and accurate sampling method for determining yield in peach orchards could lead to better crop management decisions, more accurate insurance claim adjustment, and reduced expenses for the insurance industry. Given that sample size depends exclusively on the variability...
Carlos Miranda
Luis G. Santesteban
Jorge Urrestarazu
Maite Loidi
José B. Royo

Effects of Temperature Wild Chili Pepper (Capsicum annuum var. glabriusculum) Germination Grown under Two Light Conditions

  The populations of wild chili pepper (Capsicum annuum var. glabriusculum) are a genetic valuable resource and the knowledge of the germinative ability, is of great importance for its management and conservation. The effects of the temperature on germination of wild chili grown in two...
Ricardo Guillermo López-España
Evaristo Rogaciano López-Hernández
Teresa Hernández-Morales
Angelica Charrez-Cruz
Yesenia González Guzmán
Norberto Alfonso Muñoz-Jimarez
Jorge Alfredo Ortiz-Quintero
Acta Agronómica

Specialty Crop Profile: Asparagus

  Asparagus, (Asparagus officinalis), is a hardy perennial vegetable belonging to the Lily Family. It is grown for its succulent early spring vegetative shoots that originate from an underground crown (Figure 1). Nutritionally, asparagus is almost 92 percent water, and it...
Anthony Bratsch
Virginia Cooperative Extension