Agricultural Engineering, Equipment, Sprayers, Irrigation

Growth Performance of Tomato Plant and Genetically Improved Farmed Tilapia in Combined Aquaponic Systems

  Aquaponic system is an integration of aquaculture and hydroponics in a closed aquaculture system. Plants are able to grow without the presence of soil using natural fertilizer available in the system as a result of nutrients produced from nitrification process by the nitrifying bacteria. The...
Syafiqah Saufie
Abentin Estim
Masran Tamin
Amran Harun
Salleh Obong
Saleem Mustafa
Asian Journal of Agricultural Research

Evaluating the Role of Nitrogen and Phosphorous on the Growth Performance of Garlic (Allium sativum L.)

  Garlic is a potential vegetable crop in Ethiopia in general and in Jimma area in particular. However, there is no much information on the agronomic practice especially on the role of nutrient application in improving the growth and development of Garlic. This study was conducted to elucidate...
Betewulign Eshetu Adem
Solomon Tulu Tadesse
Asian Journal of Agricultural Research

Growth of Pepper under Different Concentration of the Solutions Used in the Hydroponic System

  Water availability is a fundamental condition for sustainable agriculture. However, a satisfactory water condition is not always possible in terms of quantity and quality in certain regions, such as the Brazilian semi-arid region. Thus, the purpose of this extremely important research was to...
Felipe Guedes de Souza
Guilherme de Freitas Furtado
Antonio Ramos Cavalcante
Lucia Helena Garófalo Chaves
Josely Dantas Fernandes
José Amilton Santos Júnior
Agricultural Sciences

Evaluación del desempeño de un secador solar directo sobre semillas de cacao (Theobroma cacao L.)

  Se desarrolló un secador solar directo con un diseño basado en dispositivos deshidratadores rudimentarios de uso regular, en granjas cacaoteras de Tabasco; con el objetivo de evaluar su desempeño en la obtención de cacao seco conforme a la NMX-F-352-S-1980,...
Enrique Romero Frasca
José Roberto Álvarez Vargas
Nerissa Ferrer Carrera
Avances en Investigación Agropecuaria

Sustainability of Urban Agriculture: Vegetable Production on Green Roofs

  The practice of producing vegetables on green roofs has been gaining momentum in recent years as a method to facilitate agricultural sustainability in urban areas. Rooftop gardens are becoming an important part of the recent rejuvenation of urban agriculture, and offers alternative spaces to...
Stuart Alan Walters
Karen Stoelzle Midden

Perception of Farmers Toward Physical Soil and Water Conservation Structures in Wyebla Watershed, Northwest Ethiopia

  The study was carried out in the Wyebla watershed, Northwestern Ethiopia. Similar to the other highland areas in the country Wyebla watershed is characterized by severe soil erosion and acute water scarcity problems. Hence, the objective of the current research was to assess the perception...
Simeneh Demissie Walie
Academic Journal of Plant Sciences

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

Chimney solar dryer manual

  The Chimney Solar Dryer Manual provides an introduction to this efficient, low-cost solar dryer designed by UC Davis researchers. The manual includes directions for how to build the chimney solar dryer and how to use it to dry fruits and vegetables. The UC Davis chimney solar dryer was...
Michael Reid
James Thompson
Horticulture Innovation Lab Demonstration Center at UC Davis

Controlled Drainage – An Important Practice to Protect Water Quality That Can Enhance Crop Yields

  Agricultural drainage systems are widely used in North Carolina to increase crop yield and improve the year-to-year consistency of production. Drainage systems provide trafficable conditions for timely planting, harvesting, and other field operations, and the systems remove excess water from...
Chad Poole
Mike Burchell
Mohamed Youssef
NC Coorporative Extension