Fruit & Vegetable Production - GAP, IPM, Pest Control, Weed Control, Organic

Evaluation of Agronomic and Fruit Quality Traits of Fig Tree Varieties (Ficus carica L.) Grown in Mediterranean Conditions

  In this work, the agronomic behaviour and fruit quality of ten varieties of common fig were evaluated for the establishment of new commercial orchards destined for fresh consumption. The following traits were measured: annual yield, cumulative yield, trunk cross sectional area (TCSA) and...
Cristina Pereira
Manuel J. Serradilla
Fernando Pérez-Gragera
Alberto Martín
María C. Villalobos
Margarita López-Corrales
Spanish Journal of Agricultural Research

In vitro Conservation of “Balady” Apple Shoot Tip Explants and Genetic Stability under Different Sugar Concentrations and Low Temperature

  The goal of this study was to evaluate the in vitro preservation of “Balady” apple shoot tip explants and genetic stability under different concentration of sugars and low temperature. For in vitro preservation shoot tip explants of about 1 cm in length were excised from in vitro...
A.A. El-Homosany
M.K. Shimaa
Journal of Horticultural Science & Ornamental Plants

Genetic Diversity of Potato Late Blight [Phytophthora infestans (Mont) de Bary] in Chapingo, México

  In the Mexican central highlands, late blight (Phytophthora infestans) has high incidence, severity and genotypic diversity, due in part to its sexually derived progeny. The objective of this study was to evaluate the mating type, allozyme profile and mitochondrial haplotype of 88 isolates...
Norma M. Alarcón-Rodríguez
Héctor Lozoya-Saldaña
Ernestina Valadez-Moctezuma
Ma. del Rosario García-Mateos
María T. Colinas-León
Agrociencia

Study of Heterosis in Bangladeshi Chilli (Capsicum annuum L.) Landraces

  Chilli is an important cash crop in Bangladesh but average yield is very low (0.89 t ha-1 ) and genetic potentiality of Bangladeshi chilli landraces for hybrid variety development has not been evaluated. The objective of this study was to find out heterotic behavior following Gardner...
M. Hasanuzzaman
M. A. Hakim
M. M. Hanaf
Abdul Shukor-Juraimi
M. M. Islam
A. K. M. Shamsuddin
Agrociencia

Improving Yield and Quality of Kohlrabi Stems Growing under NaCl Salinity Using Foliar Application of Urea and Seaweed Extract

  Under unfavorable growth conditions, the swollen tuber-like stem (marketable part) of kohlrabi plant become woody and tough which reflected on reducing its revenue. Studies on the effect of salinity on growth and quality of kohlrabi stems are extremely limited. Consequently, an...
Hany S. Osman
Bahaa B.M. Salim
Journal of Horticultural Science & Ornamental Plants

Assessment of Selenium Role in Promoting or Inhibiting Potato Plants under Water Stress

  Two field experiments were conducted during two seasons of 2014 and 2015 to study the effect of foliar application of selenium (Se) as Na2SeO4 at 0, 10 and 100 µM on potato plants grown under two different levels of irrigation (50 and 100% of irrigation requirements (IR))....
M.F.M. Ibrahim
Huda A. Ibrahim
Journal of Horticultural Science & Ornamental Plants

Diversidad Genética del Tizón Tardio de La Papa [Phytophthora infestans (Mont) de Bary] en Chapingo, México

  En el altiplano central mexicano, el tizón tardío (Phytophthora infestans) presenta alta incidencia, severidad y diversidad genotípica, debido en parte a sus progenies derivadas sexualmente. El objetivo de este estudio fue evaluar el tipo de apareamiento, el perfil...
Norma M. Alarcón-Rodríguez
Héctor Lozoya-Saldaña
Ernestina Valadez-Moctezuma
Ma. del Rosario García-Mateos
María T. Colinas-León
Agrociencia

Estudio de La Heterosis en Variedades Nativas de Chile (Capsicum annuum L.) de Bangladesh

  El chile es un cultivo comercial importante en Bangladesh pero su rendimiento promedio es muy bajo (0.89 t ha-1 ) y la potencialidad genética de las variedades nativas de chile de Bangladesh para desarrollar variedades híbridas no se ha evaluado. El objetivo de este...
M. Hasanuzzaman
M. A. Hakim
M. M. Hanafi
Abdul Shukor-Juraimi
M. M. Islam
A. K. M. Shamsuddin
Agrociencia

Effect of Different Phosphorus and Sulfur Levels on Nitrogen Fixation and Uptake by Chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.)

  Nitrogen fixing capacity of leguminous plants can be increased by the supply of adequate amounts of nutrients, especially phosphorus and sulfur. Some nutrients have direct involvement in the process of nitrogen fixation while others affect by improving growth of host plant. Field experiments...
Muhammad Islam
Saleem Mohsan
Safdar Ali
Agrociencia

Spatial Distribution of Bactericera cockerelli (Sulc) (Hemiptera: Triozidae) on Green Tomato (Physalis ixocarpa (Brot.))

  Green tomato (Physalis ixocarpa Brot.) is host to several pests, including Bactericera cockerelli (Sulc) that causes up to 45 % of yield losses due to transmission of a phytoplasm of group I. However, there are no estimates of the parameters of the sampling programs for...
Leonardo A. Crespo-Herrera
Jorge Vera-Graziano
Hiram Bravo-Mojica
José López-Collado
Roberto Reyna-Robles
Aureliano Peña-Lomelí
Víctor Manuel-Pinto
Ramón Garza-García
Agrociencia