Agricultural Engineering, Equipment, Sprayers, Irrigation

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
ISF

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

Injerto en Pimiento (Capsicum annuum): Beneficios y Rentabilidad de su Uso

  El cultivo de pimiento (Capsicum annuum) en invernadero tiene una gran importancia en la Región de Murcia, con más de 1.700 hectáreas. El uso de injerto podría ser una manera eficaz de controlar las enfermedades transmitidas por el suelo, tales como Phytophthora...
J. López-Marín
A. Galvez
I. Porras
J.M. Brotons-Martínez
Información Técnica Económica Agraria

Influence of Foliar Application with Micronutrients on Productivity of Three Sugar Beet Cultivars under Drip Irrigation in Sandy Soils

   Two field experiments were conducted at the Desert Experimental Station of the Fac. of Agric., Cairo Univ. in Wadi El-Natroon, during 2012/2013 and 2013/2014 seasons to study the response of sugar beet yield and some of its attributes in three multigerm seed cultivars, viz. Heba,...
M.I. Masri
M. Hamza
World Journal of Agricultural Sciences

La Producción de Tomate bajo Invernaderos a Pequeña Escala ¿Es rentable?

  La agricultura bajo protección es una tendencia creciente entre pequeños y medianos agricultores de hortalizas en Guatemala. Sin embargo, existe la interrogante sobre la rentabilidad económica de este tipo de proyectos. Se presenta un análisis sobre la producci...
Vilma Porres
Daniel de León
Rolando Cifuentes
Centro de Estudios Agrícolas y Alimentarios

Effect of Harvesting with a Trunk Shaker and an Abscission Chemical on Fruit Detachment and Defoliation of Citrus Grown under Mediterranean Conditions

  Spain ranks as the world’s leading exporter of citrus for fresh consumption. Manual harvest accounts for 50% of the total production costs. Mechanical harvest would increase labor productivity and benefits of growers. Efficiency of these machines depends on the varieties and operating...
Rosana Moreno
Antonio Torregrosa
Enrique Moltó
Patricia Chueca
Scientific Journal of Agriculture Research

Salinity and Deficit Irrigation Influence Tomato Growth, Yield and Water Use Efficiency at Different Developmental Stages

  Deficit irrigation (DI) is an optimization strategy that allows water stress to some extent during certain cropping stages or for the whole season without a significant reduction in yield. A greenhouse experiment was conducted during the growing seasons of 2009/2010 and 2010/2011 to study...
Abdulaziz R. Al-Harbi
Abdulrasoul M. Al-Omran
Mekhled M. Alenazi
Mahmoud A. Wahb-Allah
International Journal of Agricultural and Biology

Pesticide Calibration Made Easy

  Proper calibration of agricultural pesticide application equipment can mean the difference in control or failure of a pesticide against the targeted pest and potentially thousands of dollars of savings to the grower. Many growers are now using rate controllers; however, it is imperative to...
Mississippi State University Extension
Mississippi State University Extension

On-Farm Infrastructure Toolkit

  Postharvest cooling is the process of removing field heat and preparing crops for cold storage. Postharvest cooling is vital for extending the shelf life of produce (Slama and Diffley, 2013). Postharvest cooling should not be confused with longer-term cold storage, which will be discussed...
NC Growing Together
Carolina Farm Stewardship Association
Center for Environmental Farming Systems