Agricultural Engineering, Equipment, Sprayers, Irrigation

Effect of Colored Polyethylene Mulch on Soil Temperature, Growth, Fruit Quality and Yield of Tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.)

  The experiment was conducted to evaluate the effect of different colored plastic sheets as mulching on the performance of tomato yield, quality parameters and soil temperature. The average fruit diameter varied from 38.57 mm (control) to 43.46 mm (Blue colored plastic mulch). Plastic mulches...
Tewodros Tesfaye
Endalew Tigabu
Yohannes Gedamu
Hayal Lemma
World Journal of Agricultural Sciences

Calibrating Hand-Held Granular Spreaders for Nursery Weed Control

  Even the best herbicides will not provide effective weed control if they are not applied accurately and uniformly. Too little product results in poor weed control and higher hand-weeding costs. Too much can injure crops, reducing the number available for sale. Most granular herbicide labels...
Amy Barker
Joe Neal
North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service

Southeast Regional Strawberry Plasticulture Production Guide

  Strawberry plasticulture is an annual hill training system in which freshly dug bare-root plants or plugs (transplants started from runner tips) are planted in late summer to early fall, depending on the climate. Plants are set out in double rows at densities of 15,000 to 17,500 plants per...
Barclay Poling
Gerard Krewer
J. Powell Smith
North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service

Growth, Yield, Quality and Irrigation Water Use Efficiency of Banana under Drip Irrigation and Fertigation in the Gangetic Plain of West Bengal

  A field experiment was carried out during 2008-2010 inthe Gangetic plain of West Bengal, India to study the effect of drip irrigation and fertigation on growth, yield, nutrient uptake, fruit quality and irrigation water use efficiency of banana. The treatments consisted of three levels of...
Sanjit Pramanik
Sanmay Kumar Patra
World Journal of Agricultural Sciences

Effect of Supplemental Application of Nitrogen, Irrigation and Hormone on the Yield and Yield Components of Chickpea

   In order to study the response of chickpea varieties to supplementary nitrogen, irrigation and hormones on the yield and yield attributes, a field experiment was conducted in December, 2012 to March, 2013 at Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University, Dhaka, Bangladesh. The different...
Indrajit Roy
Parimal Kanti Biswas
Hazrat Ali
Nazmul Haque
Shafiqul Islam
Abdul Kabir Khan Achakzai
World Journal of Agricultural Sciences

Estado de la Cuestión del Riego por Goteo Enterrado: Diseño, Manejo, Mantenimiento y Control de la Salinidad del Suelo

  El riego por goteo enterrado (RGE) ha despertado en los últimos años un interés creciente en España debido a que su baja presión de trabajo y su menor coste energético, junto con otras potenciales ventajas comparativas, puede hacerlo más...
R. Salvador
R. Aragüés
Información Técnica Económica Agraria

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