Agricultural Engineering, Equipment, Sprayers, Irrigation

World Pineapple Production: An Overview

  This review paper discusses the origin, production, cultivation practices, storage, transportation and uses of pineapple. The economic importance of pineapple is easily justified by its unique characteristics as a fruit, which ensured its rapid diffusion and adoption, in the tropics and...
Farid Hossain
African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development

Efecto del Volumen de Suelo Húmedo en Riego Localizado para el Cultivo del Avellano (Corylus avellana L.)

  Se determinó el comportamiento productivo, vegetativo y la calidad del fruto en avellano (Corylus avellana L.), como respuesta a 4 volúmenes de suelo húmedo que recibieron la misma cantidad de agua de riego, 3 de ellos (VSH-6, VSH-15, VSH-33%) generados mediante riego...
J.R. Gispert
F. Ramírez de Cartagena
J.M. Villar
M. Rovira
Información Técnica Económica Agraria

Operating Controlled Drainage and Subirrigation Systems

  Dual-purpose drainage/subirrigation systems are now being used on poorly drained soils to reduce water-related stress on crops. The mechanics of this dual-purpose system is discussed in Agricultural Water Management for Coastal Plain Soils, AG-355. During wet periods this system operates as...
Robert Evans
Wayne Skaggs
North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service

Offsetting Drought for Small­ Scale Vegetable Production in North Carolina

  Hot, dry periods are common during most growing seasons in the southeastern United  States. Weather data may indicate that rainfall was adequate for crop production during a  given month; but if the bulk of the ...
Jeanine M. Davis
Robert O. Evans
Garry Grabow
Wilfred R. Jester
Billy Little
Allan C. Thornton
Jonathan R. Schultheis
North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service

Ensayo de Cultivares de Melón Galia (Cucumis melo L.) Entutorado en Invernadero

  Durante la campaña de primavera de 2.004 se realizó el ensayo empleando cinco cultivares, donde se evaluó: las características agronómicas, producción y calidad de los cultivares ensayados. El cultivar de mayor producción comercial fue MERAK,...
David Erik Meca Abad
Juan Carlos Gázquez Garrido
Eva Romera Fernández
Cajamar Caja Rural

Season Extenders and Greenhouses

  For centuries, gardeners have used a wide variety of techniques for sheltering plants from cold weather—both in early spring and fall—to extend the growing season for a longer, larger harvest. Ambitious gardeners can harvest greens and other cool-weather crops all winter by...
Chris Gunter
NC Cooperative Extension Service

Evaluación de dos Sistemas de Control de Plagas en Tomate: IPM (Manejo Integrado de Plagas) vs Control Químico (bajo UNE 155001) bajo Plástico Convencional y Antiplagas

  El sistema hortícola almeriense ha experimentado un enorme desarrollo, y se plantea nuevos objetivos que permitan ayudar a solventar la problemática actual a nivel de plagas y enfermedades, siendo uno de los principales prioridades optimizar el empelo de fitosanitarios para...
Juan Carlos Gázquez Garrido
Juan Carlos López Hernández
Manuel Ángel Gómez Romero
María Jose Ort
Cajamar Caja Rural

Improved Plantain

  The cultivation of plantain is underexploited due to inadequate provision of good quality propagation material. The negative influence of parasites also leads to the use of poor quality suckers, resulting in a growth cycle of over two years. The return on the effort put in by farmers is...
E. Lionelle Ngo-Samnick

Irrigation Management Strategies to Improve Water and Energy-use Efficiencies

  Irrigation is practical for many North Carolina farmers. Because irrigation can be expensive, however, there is much to consider before deciding to irrigate. Irrigation equipment may cost more than half as much as the land on which it is used. Irrigation also consumes large quantities of...
Robert Evans
R. E. Sneed
J. H. Hunt
North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service

Improving Strawberry Irrigation with Micro-Sprinklers and Their Impact on Pest Management

  Overhead aluminum sprinklers, which are used during the early stages of strawberry crop development to establish transplants and to leach out salts from the root zone, deliver significant volumes of water. Micro-sprinklers, which are typically used in orchard crops, were evaluated in a...
Surendra K. Dara
Samuel Sandoval-Solis
David Peck
Scientific Research Publishing