Agricultural Engineering, Equipment, Sprayers, Irrigation

Yield Response of a Sweet Pepper Crop to Different Methods of Greenhouse Cooling

  The influence of three methods cooling (white washing, fogging and forced ventilation) on the growth and yield of substrate grown sweet pepper crops grown in three similar greenhouses was evaluated. Cover whitening and fogging were the most efficient in controlling the maximum temperature...
J. C. Gázquez
J. C. López
E. Baeza
M. Sáez
M. C. Sánchez-Guerrero
E. Medrano
P. Lorenzo
Cajamar Caja Rural

Ensayo de Cultivares de Pepino Almeria (Cucumis sativus L.) Tolerantes al Virus del Amarilleamiento de las Venas del Pepino (CVYV) para un ciclo de Otoño Tardío

  El cultivo del pepino es uno de los más importantes en la provincia de Almería, en el año 2002 se cultivó una superficie de 3.800 ha y se alcanzó una producción comercializada de 262.200 Tm, arrojando un valor de 200.137 miles de euros (Junta de...
J.C. Gázquez Garrido
E. M. Romera Fernández
Cajamar Caja Rural

Use of Three Irrigation Strategies in a Greenhouse-Grown Green Bean Crop in the Almeria Coast

  The Mediterranean greenhouse horticulture is a very competitive sector in Spanish and European agriculture, but it is facing a severe competition within and outside the EU market. Thus, in Mediterranean areas with limited water resources such as the Almería coast, the development of...
A.M. González
S. Bonachela
M.D. Fernández
J.C. Gazquez
http://www.publicacionescajamar.es/pdf/series-tematicas/centros-experimentales-las-palmerillas/use-of-three-irrigation-strategies.pdf

Improvements in Pesticide Application in Greenhouses

  The spray distribution originated by a hydraulic spray-gun, a technique usually used in greenhouse crops, has been compared with a vertical boom sprayer installed in test equipment designed by the University of Almeria, so that it is possible to control and to register the value of the...
J. Sánchez-Hermosilla
R. Medina
J.C. Gázquez
Cajamar Caja Rural

Control del Trips en Pimiento Nemátodos Entomopatógenos Frente al Control Químico

  Uno de los principales problemas a los que se enfrenta la agricultura almeriense debido a su gran intensificación es la aparición de resistencias a los plaguicidas utilizados para el control de la mosca blanca y el trips. Por ello el empleo de enemigos naturales y/o la aplicaci...
J.C. Gázquez
J.A. Sánchez
D. Meca
F. J. Fernández
C. López
J. Hernández
Cajamar Caja Rural

Programa de Riego para Cultivos Hortícolas en Invernadero

  El programa PrHo v 2.0 (© 2008 Fundación Cajamar) (Figura 1) se ha desarrollado con el objetivo de proporcionar a técnicos y agricultores una herramienta que les permita optimizar los aportes de riego a los cultivos hortícolas bajo invernadero, y que además...
Dolores González
Antonio Céspedes López
Alicia González Céspedes
Cajamar Caja Rural

Drip Irrigation in Smallholder Markets: A Cross-Partnership Study

  Unpredictable access to water is one of the most significant impediments to optimizing productivity for the majority of the 500 million smallholders across the world. Rain-fed production systems are more likely to suffer crop failure, and struggle to maximize returns from transformational...
Feed the Future
Feed the Future

Reconditioning Flood-Damaged Farm Equipment

  Contents: Disaster Recovery  1. Assess the Situation  2. Retrieve the Equipment 3. Exterior Cleaning  4. Interior Inspection
Gary Roberson
North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service

Chemical Application Equipment

  The objective of a chemical application program can be summed up with a single sentence: Put the right product on the right target at the right time. To accomplish this objective, good management practices and proper equipment are necessary. In selecting agricultural chemical application...
G. T. Roberson
North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service

Agricultural Machinery Maintenance

  Regardless of their size or complexity, all agricultural machines require routine maintenance to continue operating at peak performance and efficiency. Regular maintenance increases the life of a machine, reduces equipment breakdowns, and improves fuel efficiency. Maintenance may be as...
Gary Roberson
North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service