Agricultural Engineering, Equipment, Sprayers, Irrigation

Apricot Mass Modeling Based on Geometrical Attributes

  In this study, eighteen linear regression models for modeling apricot mass based on some geometrical attributes of apricot such as major diameter (a), intermediate diameter (b), minor diameter (c), geometrical mean diameter (GMD), first projected area (PA1), second projected area...
Majid Rashidi
Hossein Beheshty Asl
Siavash Behboodi
Agricultural Engineering Research Journal

Análisis de Crecimiento y Rendimiento de Uchuva (Physalis peruviana L.) Cultivada en Hidroponía e Invernadero

  La uchuva (Physalis peruviana L.) es un fruto exótico con un mercado internacional en crecimiento, y en México existe escasa investigación sobre su crecimiento y nutrición mineral. Por lo que el objetivo del presente estudio fue determinar la dinámica de...
Cid Aguilar-Carpio
Porfirio Juárez-López
Irving H. Campos-Aguilar
Irán Alia-Tejacal
Manuel Sandoval-Villa
Víctor López-Martínez
Revista Chapingo Serie Horticultura

Effectividad y Inoculantes Microbianos en El Crecimiento y Productividad de Chile Habanero (Capsicum chinese Jacq.)

  El uso de inoculantes microbianos es una alternativa viable para nutrir los cultivos e incrementar su productividad sin deteriorar el suelo. El objetivo del presente estudio fue evaluar el efecto de inoculantes microbianos en el crecimiento y productividad de chile...
Arturo Reyes-Ramírez
Mauricio López-Arcos
Esaú Ruiz-Sánchez
Luis Latournerie-Moreno
Alfonzo Pérez-Gutiérrez
Mónica G. Lozano-Contreras
Manuel J. Zavala-León

Vertical Gardening Using Trellises, Stakes, and Cages

  Vertical gardening is the practice of “gardening up,” in which a variety of structures are used to elevate plant growth to take advantage of vertical space. Vertical gardening is well-suited to urban areas where space is limited and gardeners are interested in using space most...
Katie Settlage
Alex Hessler
Virginia Cooperative Extension

Evaluation of The Growth and Quality of Lettuce (Lactuca sativa L.) in A Closed Recirculating Hydroponic System

  The production of lettuce in hydroponic systems with a recirculating nutrient solution has been growing, so it is necessary to evaluate the growth and quality of production under this system. Two harvest cycles were evaluated, comparing the behavior of physiological...
Rafael David Fraile-Robayo
Javier Giovanni Álvarez-Herrera
Andrea Johana Reyes M.
Omar Ferney Álvarez-Herrera
Ana Lucía Fraile-Robayo
Agronomía Colombiana

Microclimate Modification Using Eco-friendly Nets and Foating Row Covers Improves Tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum) Yield and Quality for Small Holder Farmers in East Africa

  Tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum) is one of the important vegetables in supplying vitamins, min- erals and fiber to human diets worldwide. Its successful production in the tropics is, however, constrained by environmental variations espe- cially under open field conditions. Two trials were...
Mwanarusi Saidi
Elisha O. Gogo
Francis M. Itulya
Thibaud Martin
Mathieu Ngouajio
Agricultural Sciences

Low Tunnels in Vegetable Crops: Beyond Season Extension

  To improve sustainability, farmers use intensive production systems such as mulches, floating row covers as well as low tunnels and high tunnels to protect against cold temperatures and extend the production season (figure 1) (Arancibia 2009 and 2012; Carey et al. 2009; Pool and Stone 2014...
Ramón A. Arancibia
Virginia Cooperative Extension

Insect-proof Netting Technique: Effective Control of Bemisia tabaci and Tomato chlorosis virus (ToCV) in Protected Cultivations in China

  Bemisia tabaci (Gennadius), the vector of Tomato chlorosis virus (ToCV), is one of the major pests of tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L. var.  lycopersicum), potentially causing up to 100% yield loss. The purpose of this research was to effectively reduce intrusion by B. tabaci...
Fan Wang
Jin Liu
Yonghao Dong
Peng Chen
Xiaoping Zhu
Yongjie Liu
Jingyu Ma
Chilean Journal of Agricultural Research

‘Florida Beauty’ Strawberry

  ‘Florida Beauty’ (PPAF) is a new strawberry cultivar released by the University of Florida and commercialized in 2017. This cultivar was originally evaluated as breeding selection FL 12.121-5. ‘Florida Beauty’ originated from a 2012 cross between...
Vance M. Whitaker
Natalia A. Peres
Shinsuke Agehara
IFAS Extension, University of Florida

Densidades de Población y Niveles de Despunte para Variedades Contrastantes de Jitomate en Invernadero

  Debido al crecimiento poblacional, escasa superficie cultivable y problemas ambientales, la necesidad de incrementar la producción agrícola conlleva a utilizar sistemas de producción intensivos como hidroponía e invernaderos. El objetivo del presente trabajo fue...
Felipe Sánchez-del Castillo
Esaú del Carmen Moreno-Pérez
José Cutberto Vázquez-Rodríguez
Miguel Ángel González-Núñez
Revista Chapingo Serie Horticultura