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

Influence of Rootstock on Postharvest Watermelon Quality

  The cultivation of grafted watermelon has spread to different parts of the world in order to improve production under adverse conditions; however, this technique may alter the quality of the fruit. Therefore, the aim of this work was to evaluate the effect of eight rootstocks, six native...
Ángel Manuel Suárez-Hernández
Onécimo Grimaldo-Juárez
Alejandro Manelik García-López
Daniel González-Mendoza
María Victoria Huitrón-Ramírez
Revista Chapingo Serie Horticultura

Antibacterial Activity of Mexican Oregano Essential Oil (Lippia berlandieri) against the Phytopathogenic Bacterium Xanthomonas euvesicatoria

  Xanthomonas euvesicatoria causes bacterial spot disease in leaves, roots, fruits and stems of pepper plants. Identification of this phytopathogen in jalapeno seeds from Delicias, Chihuahua, Mexico and diseased plants from New Mexico, USA, was carried out by isolation on...
Alba Chavez-Dozal
Hugo A Morales-Morales
Soum Sanogo
Armando Segovia-Lerma
Geoffrey B. Smith
Medio Ambiente y Desarrollo Sustentable

Studies on the Occurrence and Distribution of Plant-Parasitic Nematodes in Some Pineapple-Producing States in Nigeria

  Nematode pests of pineapple have not been widely studied in Nigeria compared to other countries. This study investigated the geographical distribution of nematodes associated with pineapple in three pineapple-producing states in Nigeria. A total of 78 farms were sampled from Oyo, Ogun and...
F. Y. Daramola
S. O. Afolami
A. A. Idowu
E. I. Nwanguma
Asian Journal of Crop Science

Modelación Matemática de Secadores Solares Tipo Invernadero con Convección Natural y Forzada para Productos Agrícolas: Estado del Arte

  El secado al sol es el método más utilizado para preservar productos agrícolas; sin embargo, bajo condiciones climáticas hostiles conduce a pérdidas graves en la cantidad y calidad del producto. El uso de tecnología de secadores solares en paí...
Ángel Garduño-García
Irineo Lorenzo López-Cruz
Agustín Ruiz-García
Ingeníera Agrícola y Biosistemas

Regla del Trapecio como Método no Destructivo para Determinar Duración del Área Foliar en Soya

  El análisis de crecimiento vegetal es una herramienta útil para predecir variables respuesta como el área foliar y el índice de área foliar con respecto al tiempo. Estas variables son de gran utilidad para generar modelos matemáticos y predecir el...
Juan Manuel Loeza-Corte
Ernesto Díaz-López
Irma Brena-Hernández
Jesús Manuel Campos-Pastelín
Israel Jesús Orlando-Guerrero
Cándido Humberto Bravo-Delgado
Ingeniería Agrícola y Biosistemas

Modelo de Humedad en un Invernadero Semicerrado

  Los invernaderos semicerrados son más eficientes en el uso del agua y energía respecto de los convencionales. Sin embargo, uno de los desafíos es el control de la humedad. En este trabajo, se utilizó la información generada durante el ciclo 2012 de producci...
Raquel Salazar-Moreno
Azucelli Maythe Mauricio-Pérez
Irineo Lorenzo López-Cruz
Abraham Rojano-Aguilar
Revista Chpingo Serie Horticultura

Dissipation of Four Insecticides in Tomato Fruit Using High Performance Liquid Chromatography and QuEChERS Methodology

  Insecticides play an important role in increasing agricultural production, but their extensive use has led to environmental problems including health hazards to humans. The present study was carried out to investigate the residual levels and dissipation behavior of four insecticides, namely...
Gomaa Ramadan
Mohamed Shawir
Ahmed El-bakary
Samir Abdelgaleil
Chilean Journal of Agricultural Research

Characterization of Genetic Diversity of Native ‘Ancho’ Chili Populations of Mexico Using Microsatellite Markers

  ‘Ancho’ type chilis (Capsicum annuum L. var. annuum) are an important ingredient in the traditional cuisine of Mexico and so are in high demand. It includes six native sub-types with morphological and fruit color differences. However, the genetic diversity of the set of these...
Rocío Toledo-Aguilar
Higinio López-Sánchez
Amalio Santacruz-Varela
Ernestina Valadez-Moctezuma
Pedro A. López
Víctor H. Aguilar-Rincó
Víctor A. González-Hernández
Humberto Vaquera-Huerta
Chilean Journal of Agricultural Research

Phytophthora Megakarya: A Review on its Status as a Pathogen on Cacao in West Africa

  Phytophthora megakarya Brasier & Griffin, is one of the Oomycete pathogens reported on Theobroma cacao, and it is the most virulent of the Phytophthora species that causes black pod disease. Phytophthora megakarya was first reported as the causal agent...
AY Akrofi
African Crop Science Journal

Banana Juice as an Alternative Energy Source for Banana in vitro Growth Medium

  Energy sources in tissue culture media are important for plants whose photosynthetic efficiency is insufficient under in vitro conditions. However, the cost of tissue culture grade energy sources is high, thus making tissue culture derived plantlets expensive. The cost of table sugar...
A Ssamula
G Arinaitwe
SB Mukasa
African Crop Science Journal