Agricultural Engineering, Equipment, Sprayers, Irrigation

Clonal Propagation of the Avocado: Effects of the Rooting Step on Graft Union Formation and Development

  The etiolation and layering technique that is used on avocados has two critical steps, namely, the rooting of clonal rootstock and graft union formation between the commercial variety and clonal rootstock. This study analyzed the rooting step of the clonal rootstock regarding its influence...
Carmen Estay
Ricardo Cautín
Alexander Neaman
Mónica Castro
Ciencia e Investigación Agraria

Apple Leaf Disease Identification Using Genetic Algorithm and Correlation Based Feature Selection Method

  Apple leaf disease is one of the main factors to constrain the apple production and quality. It takes a long time to detect the diseases by using the traditional diagnostic approach, thus farmers often miss the best time to prevent and treat the diseases. Apple leaf disease recognition based...
Zhang Chuanlei
Zhang Shanwen
Yang Jucheng
Shi Yancui
Chen Jia
International Journal of Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Machine Vision Based Expert System to Estimate Orange Mass of Three Varieties

  A key issue in fruit export is classification and sorting for acceptable marketing. In the present work, the image processing technique was employed to grade three varieties of oranges (Bam, Khooni and Thompson) separately. The reason for choosing this fruit as the object of the study was...
Hossein Javadikia
Sajad Sabzi
Hekmat Rabbani
International Journal of Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Manual de Agricultura de Precisión

  El Manual fue dividido en tres partes para facilitar su utilización: La primera parte desarrolla el abordaje y las herramientas para el diagnóstico de áreas de producción, donde se describen los procedimientos básicos para la adquisición de datos y...
Evandro Chartuni Mantovani
Carlos Magdalena

Evaluation of Dual Crop Coefficient Approach on Evapotranspiration Calculation of Cherry Trees

  A simple way to estimate tree evapotranspiration is needed for orchard irrigation schedules and water management practice, and the dual crop coefficient (DCC) approach provides such a method. Plot experiments on cherry trees were conducted in an orchard of Beijing, China, from 2011 to 2013,...
Tong Guodong
Liu Honglu
Li Fahu
International Journal of Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Maintenance and Off-Season Storage of Irrigation Equipment

  Contents:  Maintenance Off-Season Storage Procedures Hard Hose Travelers Sprinklers/Big Guns Pumps Diesel Engines Electric Motors
Ron Sheffield
North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service

Effect of Intra-Row Spacing on Growth and Development of Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L.) Variety Roma-VF under the Irrigated Conditions of East Gojjam Zone, Ethiopia

  A field experiment was conducted on Nitrosol at Debremarkos University research field during March to June 2016 under irrigated conditions. The objectives were to identify the effect of intra-row spacing on growth and development of tomato plant and to determine the optimum intra-row spacing...
Yalemtesfa Firew Guade
American-Eurasian Journal of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences

Impact Usage of Developed Lettuce Head Cutter System in Jordan

  Lettuce is important for human nutrition. In Jordan, Harvesting of lettuce heads is physically strenuous under manual performance with labor crouching position. Therefore, a compact cutter system was developed for cutting ice-berg lettuce heads. Labor working posture was evaluated according...
Bassam Al-Qarallah
World Journal of Agricultural Sciences

Efecto del Número de Goteros y la Frecuencia de Riego Sobre la Producción, Calidad del Fruto y Productividad del Agua en una Plantación de Alta Densidad de Manzanos

  Se realizó durante tres años consecutivos un ensayo para determinar el efecto del número de emisores por planta y el intervalo de riego sobre los parámetros de producción, calidad y productividad del agua en manzanos de diez años, cv ‘Golden...
J.R. Gispert
F. Ramírez de Cartagena
J.M. Villar
J. Rufat
I. Batlle
Información Técnica Económica Agraria

Closing the Gap - Integrated Water Management for Agriculture

  Contents:  Water Availability and Access Public Policy and Investment  Water and Society  Knowledge Support Systems