Agricultural Engineering, Equipment, Sprayers, Irrigation

Performance Evaluation of Okra (Abelmoshus esculentus) under Drip Irrigation System

  The aim of the study was to evaluate the yield response of okra under drip irrigation system by measuring the growth, root growth, yield and water use efficiency in red yellow latosol soil. The drip system performance and irrigation scheduling parameters were tested. Three irrigation...
V. Jayapiratha
M. Thushyanthy
S. Sivakumar
Asian Journal of Agricultural Research

2010 Florida Citrus Pest Management Guide: Pesticide Application Technology

Most Florida citrus applications are made with air-carrier ground sprayers. These sprayers may be truck/tractor-mounted, tractor-drawn (p.t.o./ engine-driven), or self-propelled. They may be equipped with a positive or non-positive displacement pump to pressurize the spray liquid and generate spray...
M. Salyani
University of Florida IFAS Extension

Metodología de fertirrigación

El fácil y controlado manejo del agua en un sistema de riego tecnificado es, sin duda alguna, una de las principales ventajas de dichos sistemas, pero no la única. Junto con el control que el sistema permite sobre los caudales, volúmenes y presiones del agua, también...
Marco Antonio Bello
María Teresa Pino
INIA Chile

Principios de riego por goteo

    El riego por goteo aplica el agua únicamente en la zona del suelo que ocupan las raíces de las plantas. El agua es transportada por tuberías a presiones bajas, de donde sale en gotas. El sistema utiliza caudales pequeños y se riega agua con mucha frecuencia...
Héctor Amilcar Rodas Ruíz
Patricia I. Cisneros de Ramírez
Ministerio de Agricultura Y Ganaderia, Argentina

Drip Irrigation: An Introduction

Drip irrigation is the slow, even application of low-pressure water to soil and plants using plastic tubing placed near the plants’ root zone. It is an alternative to sprinkler or furrow methods of irrigating crops. Drip irrigation can be used for crops with high or low water demands. Drip...
Clint Shock
Oregon State University Extension Service

Manejo del Riego Localizado y Fertirrigación

El presente boletín tiene por objeto describir los componentes de un sistema de riego presurizado del tipo localizado, detallando las funciones de cada uno de ellos y su operación. Además, entrega pautas para calcular el tiempo y la frecuencia de riego para monitorear su...
Raúl Ferreyra
Gabriel Sellés
Rodrigo Ahumada
Patricio Maldonado
Pilar Gil
Cristián Barrera
INIA, Chile

Microclima en Invernaderos: sus efectos sobre intercambio de gases en cultivos, casos de Venezuela

    El presente artículo da la información mas reciente sobre la cantidad de invernaderos en Venezuela, así como las regiones de mayor importancia. Se analiza los aspectos que se deben tener presente a fin de lograr los óptimos ambientes para los cultivos bajo...
Ramón E. Jaimez
Pedro J. Martinez
Ronald Da Silva
SABER ULA

A Simple Method for Cooling Down the Soil in Bench Culture of Strawberry

In greenhouses, keeping plants up on benches saves farmers from having to work while bending over. When plants are grown in this way, however, the high temperature of the soil often disturbs the growth of the plants. Therefore, a simple method for cooling down the soil has been developed, making...
National Agricultural Research Center for Kyushu Okinawa Region, Japan
Food and Fertilizer Technology Center, Taiwan

Precision Farming Approaches to Small-Farm Agriculture

Precision farming implies a management strategy to increase productivity and economic returns with a reduced impact on the environment. It is based on the application of information technology to a description of variability in the field, variable-rate operations and the decision-making system....
Sakae Shibusawa
Food & Fertilizer Technology Center

Attempts to Introduce Stingless Bees for the Pollination of Crops under Greenhouse Conditions in Japan

In Japan, a growing number of greenhouses for crops are now in use, where no wild pollinators are available. Although a large number of colonies of honeybees, Apis mellifera, and bumblebees, Bombus terrestris, are used for pollination, farmers face difficulty because of the absolute shortage of...
Kazuhiro Amano
Food & Fertilizer Technology Center