Agricultural Engineering, Equipment, Sprayers, Irrigation

Kiwifruit Shape Classification Based on Geometrical Attributes Analysis

  Fruit shape is one of the most important quality parameters for evaluation by customer preference. Additionally, misshapen fruits are generally rejected according to sorting standards of fruit. This study was carried out to determine quantitative classification algorithm for fruit shape in...
Mahdi Hosseini Bahri
Majid Rashidi
Reza Farahmandfar
Agricultural Engineering Research Journal

Determinación del Color en Epicarpios de Mango (Mangifera sp.) y Plátano (Musa AAB) en Maduración Mediante Sistema de Visión Computarizada

  En investigación agraria y alimentaria, el procesamiento y análisis de imágenes en color se ha convertido en un área importante de estudio. En este contexto, el sistema de visión computarizada ha demostrado ser un procedimiento útil. Los propó...
Carlos Alberto Padrón Pereira
Gisel Marié Padrón León
Revista Venezolana de Ciencia y Tecnología de Alimentos

Effect of Electric Pulse Charged to Culture Soil on Improvement of Nutritional Soil Condition and Growth of Lettuce (Lactuca sative L.)

  This study is intended to measure variations of nutritional soil condition and mass spectrometric patterns to describe the specific effects of electric pulse charged to culture soil which induced an increase of lettuce growth. In a previous study, lettuce cultivated in an electrically pulsed...
Jun Young Yi
Ji Won Choi
Bo Young Jeon
Il Lae Jun
Doo Hyun Park
Agricultural Sciences

Design and Implementation of an Automatic Pressure-control System for A Mobile Sprayer for Greenhouse Applications

  This article presents the design and development of an embedded automatic pressure-control system for a mobile sprayer working in greenhouses. The pressure system is mounted on a commercial vehicle, it is composed of two on/off electrovalves and one proportional electrovalve. The...
R. Gonzalez
A. Pawlowski
C. Rodriguez
J. L. Guzman
J. Sanchez-Hermosilla
Spanish Journal of Agricultural Research

Effects of Light-diffusing Plastic Film on Lettuce Production and Quality Aattributes

  In general, plants grown under diffuse light yield higher biomass than those grown under direct light as a result of a more uniform distribution of the light across the plant canopy. We compared the effects of a light-diffusing plastic film and a clear plastic film on growth of Batavia...
Patrick Riga
Leyre Benedicto
Spanish Journal of Agricultural Research

Variación en Resistencia a Insectos Herbívoros y Virosisen Líneas de Chile Habanero (Capsicum chinense Jacq.) en Yucatán, México

  La evaluación de la variación genética en cultivos para la resistencia a herbívoros es una herramienta importante que puede aportar información acerca de estrategias de mejoramiento genético y control biológico. El objetivo de este estudio...
Jorge C. Berny-Mier y Teran
Luis Abdala-Roberts
Antonio Durán-Yáñez
Felipe Tut-Pech
Agrociencia

Variables Fisicoquímicas Y Calidad de Fritura de Clones de Papa Desarrollados para Los Valles Altos de México

  Los cultivares de papas producidos en lugares altos y fríos, como en la zona Centro de México, generalmente tienen contenidos de azúcares reductores altos, que impiden su uso para la elaboración de hojuelas fritas. El objetivo de esta investigación fue...
M. Gricelda Vázquez-Carrill
David Santiago-Ramos
M. Carmen Ybarra-Moncada
O. Ángel Rubio-Covarrubias
M. Armando Cadena-Hinojosa
Agrociencia

Cociente Fototermal en Melón y Su Relación con La Concentración de Azúcares en los Frutos

  El objetivo de este trabajo fue evaluar el efecto de la radiación y la temperatura a través de un cociente fototermal sobre la acumulación de azúcar en melón. Se realizaron experimentos al aire libre en tres años consecutivos, utilizándose el...
Carlos Bouzo
Débora Lavanderos Becerra
Gabriel Ceccoli
Norberto Gariglio
Scientia Agropecuaria

Monitoring Soil Nitrate Nitrogen Based on Hyperspectral Data in the Apple Orchards

  This paper is aimed to monitor the soil nitrate nitrogen content in the apple orchards rapidly, accurately and in real time by making full use of the effective information of soil spectra. The 96 air-dried soil samples of the apple orchards in Qixia county, Yantai city, Shandong province...
Yu Wei
Xicun Zhu
Cheng Li
Lizhen Cheng
Ling Wang
Gengxing Zhao
Yuanmao Jiang
Agricultural Sciences

Prioritization of Semi-Arid AgriculturalWatershed Using Morphometric and Principal Component Analysis, Remote Sensing, and GIS Techniques, the Zerqa River Watershed, Northern Jordan

  Remote sensing and GIS techniques were employed for prioritization of the Zerqa River watershed. Forty-three 4th order sub-watersheds were prioritized based on morphometric and Principal Component Analysis (PCA), in order to examine the effectiveness of morphometric parameters in watershed...
Yahya Farhan
Ali Anbar
Nisrin Al-Shaikh
Rami Mousa
Agricultural Sciences