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

Reaction of Local Accessions of Cassava to Diseases in Southern Africa

  Local accessions of cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz) are extensively grown in Southern Ghana, where they play an important role in food security of the country. Information on the reaction of these local accessions to major diseases is scanty. This study was conducted to document the...
E Moses
A Oppong
JNI Lamptey
African Crop Science Journal

Clustering Common Bean Mutants Based on Heterotic Groupings

  Common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.), is an important legume crop in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Most of the local varieties are favoured for their colour and taste, but have a low yield potential of 0.3 to 0.5 metric tonnes per hectare. Mutation breeding is a crop improvement tool in beans...
L Tembo
K. Munyinda
African Crop Science Journal

Sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) Growth Depending on Irrigation with Salline Water and Nitrogen Fertilization

  Water is a resource for agriculture, urban and industrial activities. It is insufficient in the arid climate areas in the north east of Brazil. Saline water is as an alternative to the expansion of agricultural irrigation areas. Our objective was to assess the effect of irrigation with...
João Batista dos-Santos
Cruz Ramón Marenco-Centeno
Carlos Alberto Vieira de-Azevedo
Hans Raj-Gheyi
Geovani Soares de-Lima
Vanda Maria de-Lira
Agrociencia

The Effects of Mesoclimate on the Ripening of Nebbiolo Grapes (Vitis vinifera) in Valle de Valle, Guadalupe, Baja California, Mexíco

  The physiology of vines (Vitis vinifera) is regulated by the mesoscale and large-scale climatic conditions. Valle de Guadalupe is a winegrowing basin where most of Mexico’s wine production takes place and presents climatic variations in mesoscale that could influence the grape ripening...
Alejandro Cabello-Pasini
Víctor Macias-Carranza
Adán Mejía-Trejo
Agrociencia

Comportamiento de la Temperatura Foliar de Tomate de Cáscara (Physalis ixocarpa Brot.) bajo Estrés Hídrico

  La eficiencia en el aprovechamiento del agua en la producción intensiva bajo invernadero puede significar reducción de costos en la fertilización y menor contaminación ambiental, principalmente de suelos por salinización. Esta eficiencia depende del tipo de...
Pablo Zarazúa-Bolaños
Enrique Rico-García
Adán Mercado-Luna
Oscar Alatorre-Jacome
Perla Valeria Munguía-Fragoso
Genaro Martín Soto-Zarazúa
Ingeniería Agrícola y Biosistemas

Crecimiento del Girasol (Helianthus annuus L.) en Función de la Salinidad del Agua de Riego con Fertilización Nitrogenada

  El agua es un recurso para la agricultura, urbano e industrial y es insuficiente en zonas con clima semiárido en el nordeste de Brasil. El agua salina debe considerarse una alternativa para la expansión de las zonas agricolas con riego. El objetivo de este estudio fue evaluar...
João Batista dos-Santos
Cruz Ramón Marenco-Centeno
Carlos Alberto Vieira de-Azevedo
Hans Raj-Gheyi
Geovani Soares de-Lima
Vanda Maria de-Lira
Agrociencia

Precision Farming in Hilly Areas: The Use of Network RTK in GNSS Technology

  he number of GNSS satellites has greatly increased over the last few decades, which has led to increased interest in developing self-propelled vehicles. Even agricultural vehicles have a great potential for use of these systems. In fact, it is possible to improve the efficiency of machining...
Alvaro Marucci
Andrea Colantoni
Ilaria Zambon
Gianluca Egidi
Agriculture

Promoting Smallholder Adoption of Conservation Agriculture through Mechanization Services

  The importance of conservation agriculture (CA) is discussed in the context of producing food for a growing population while, at the same time, conserving and improving the natural resource base: sustainable crop production intensification. CA requires mechanization, and the necessary...
Brian Sims
Jennifer Heney
Agriculture

Fruit Shape Classification in Cantaloupe (cv. Samsouri) Using the Analysis of Geometrical Attributes

  Classification of fruit shape is vital in evaluating agricultural produce, meeting quality standards and increasing market value. It is also helpful in planning packaging, transportation and marketing operations. Misshapen fruits are generally rejected according to sorting standards of fruit...
Majid Rashidi
Karim Arabsalmani
Agricultural Engineering Research Journal

Determinación de Características Físicas en Semillas de Quinua (Chenopodium quinoa Willd.) Mediante Procesamiento Digital de Imágenes

  Las propiedades físicas de las semillas influencian parámetros de trabajo en los equipos y son esenciales para el diseño de estos y de instalaciones para la recolección, cosecha, transporte, separación, secado, aireación, almacenamiento y...
Percy Arapa Carcasi
Carlos Alberto Padrón Pereira
Revista Venezolana de Ciencia y Tecnología de Alimentos