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

Emergence and Morphophysiology of Sunki Mandarin and Other Citrus Genotypes Seedlings under Saline Stress

  The scarcity of good quality water is a limiting factor for irrigated agriculture, especially in arid and semiarid regions, where water sources generally contain high concentrations of ions. In such conditions, it is essential to cultivate genotypes with economic potential and tolerance to...
Marcos E. B. Brito
Lauriane A. A. Soares
Walter S. Soares Filho
Pedro D. Fernandes
Elaine C. B. Silva
Francisco V. S. Sá
Luderlândio A. Silva
Spanish Journal of Agricultural Research

Identification of Epiphytic Yeasts and Bacteria with Potential for Biocontrol of Grey Mold Disease on Table Grapes Caused by Botrytis cinerea

  The objective of this study was to identify grapevine epiphytic yeasts and bacteria for biocontrol of Botrytis cinerea on grapes. Antagonistic yeasts and bacteria were isolated from the epiphytic flora associated with grape berries and leaves cv. ‘Thompson seedless’ from...
Kazem Kasfi
Parissa Taheri
Behrooz Jafarpour
Saeed Tarighi
Spanish Journal of Agricultural Research

Olive Fruit Detachment Force against Pulling and Torsional Stress

  Olive harvesting often requires high hand labour, considering that workers, with long poles or hand held devices, aid trunk shaker due to low harvesting efficiency. Currently, fruit detachment force (FDF) and fruit fresh weight were used to predict harvesting efficiency, although during...
Francisco J. Castillo-Ruiz
Sergio Tombesi
Daniela Farinelli
Spanish Journal of Agricultural Research

Comparison of Vapour Pressure Deficit Patterns during Cucumber Cultivation in A Traditional High PE Tunnel Greenhouse and A Tunnel Greenhouse Equipped with A Heat Accumulator

  Plant productivity in protected cultivation is highly influenced by air temperature and humidity. The conditions relating to the moisture content of the air in protected plant cultivation are preferably defined by vapour pressure deficit (VPD), which describes the difference between the...
Paweł J. Konopacki
Waldemar Treder
Krzysztof Klamkowski
Spanish Journal of Agricultural Research

Herbs for Texas Landscape

  Herbs are an ancient category of the plant world. Found almost everywhere, herbs have been defined generally as “the useful plants.” Besides adding beauty, herbs are used for cooking, making scents and perfumes, practicing aromatherapy, herbal healing in ...
Joseph Masabni
Ann Wheeler
Mengmeng Gu
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service

2017 Florida Plant Disease Management Guide: Watermelon

  Table of Contents:  Specific Common Diseaeses Alternaria Leaf Spot (Alternaria cucumerina) Anthracnose (Colletotrichum orbiculare) Angular Leaf Spot (Pseudomonas syringae pv. lachrymans/Pseudomnas syringae) Bacterial Fruit Blotch (Acidovorax citrulli) Blossom-end Rot (Calcium...
Pamela D. Roberts
IFAS Extension, University of Florida

Growing Potatoes at Home

  The potato is one of America's most popular vegetables. Each year, Americans eat an average of 125 pounds of potatoes per person. Solanum tuberosum--also called the Irish potato--is a cool season crop. During the winter and spring months, Florida's commercial farms grow and...
Horticulture Sciences Department, University of Florida
Horticulture Sciences Department, University of Florida

What is Aquaponics?

  The word aquaponics is the combination of two words, aquaculture and hydroponics. Aquaculture is the science of raising fish and hydroponics is the science of growing plants in a soilless media. Therefore, aq-uaponics is the combination of those two food production systems into one. Most of...
Todd Sink
Joseph Masabni
Texas A&M Agrilife Extension

Coinóculos Bacterianos Solubilizadores de Fosfato y Se Efecto en La Germinación y Desarrollo del Frijol

  Se evaluó el efecto de tres coinóculos bacterianos solubilizadores de fosfato (BSF) en la germinación in vitro, en el crecimiento y desarrollo de plantas de frijol (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) y en la biodisponibilidad de fósforo en el suelo bajo...
Manuel Flores-Zárate
Angélica Bautista-Cruz
Flavio Aragón-Cuevas
Verónica Martínez-Gallegos

Utilización del Ion Amonio en El Desarrollo de Plántulas de Stevia (Stevia rebaudiana Bertoni) en Condiciones de Hidroponia

  La estevia (Stevia rebaudiana) es una planta que crece en algunas regiones de América del Sur, cuya parte de interés comercial son las hojas, responsables de su alto poder endulcorante. Se utilizaron plántulas de Estevia de dos meses de edad irrigadas con...
Francisco Marcelo Lara Viveros
Nadia Landero Valenzuela
Graciano Javier Aguado Rodríguez
Muhammad Ehsan
Vicente Moreno Hernández
Alejandro Ventura Maza