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Fall Vegetable Gardening Guide

  Contents: Locating the Garden Preparing the Soil Planting Search for These Texas Varieties Fall is for Herbs Planting and Propagation Watering  Harvesting Drying Caring for Vegetable Plants Watering  Protecting Plants from Insects and Diseases Harvesting Fall Produce...
Larry Stein
Joe Masabni
Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Service

Effect of Drought Stress on Crop Yield and Yield Components of Cantaloupe in the Arid Lands of Iran

  Field experiments were conducted to study the effect of drought stress on crop yield and yield components of cantaloupe in the arid lands of Iran during 2004 and 2005 growing seasons. Four irrigation treatments based on 10, 30, 50 and 70% available water deficit (AWD) were applied...
Saeed Mohammadi
Majid Rashidi
Mohammad Rahmani
Ali Sahebi Kouzekanan
Agricultural Engineering Research Journal

Genetic Divergence Studies in Bitter Gourd (Momordica charantia L.)

  A study was conducted during Zaid 2005, in Uttar Pradesh, India, to evaluate the nature and magnitude of genetic divergence in 30 bitter gourd genotypes. Results revealed the presence of wide genetic diversity. The genotypes were grouped into 6 clusters based on Mahalanobis D2...
Bhagwat Singh
Anoop Kumar Singh
Shailesh Kumar
Academic Journal of Plant Sciences

Modeling of Tangerine Mass Based on Geometrical Properties Using Linear Regression Model

  Nine linear regression models for predicting tangerine mass based on some geometrical properties of tangerine such as length (L), diameter (D), geometrical mean diameter (GMD), first projected area (PA1), second projected area (PA2), criteria area (CAE) and estimated volume based...
Fereydoun Keshavarzpour
Academic Journal of Plant Sciences

Alternative Media and Mixes Suitable For Growing Container Vegetables

  The suitability of alternative media and mixes for the production of container vegetables was evaluated in the green house of the Faculty of agriculture, Ebonyi State University. The design of the experiment was a completely randomized design, (CRD). The treatments included 3...
E.N. Ogbodo
American-Eurasian Journal of Agronomy

Socio-Economic Factors and Integrated Pest Management Utilisation Among Cocoa Farmers in Edo State

  Pests and diseases have largely contributed to decline the productivity of cocoa in Nigeria. For example, about 25-30% loss in yield of cocoa has been attributed to the cocoa mirid, Sahlbergella singularis while about 17% is lost through the feeding of the cocoa pod borer...
E.O. Uwagboe
L.A. Akinbile
O.O. Oduwole
American-Eurasian Journal of Agronomy

Effects of Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi and Fertilization Levels on Industrial Tomato Growth and Production

  The effect of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) on industrial tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill. cv. Isma F1) cultivated in North-Eastern Algeria was evaluated under greenhouse and field conditions in a vertisol soil intended for the cultivation of industrial tomato. In the greenhouse, a...
Hana Ziane
Amel Meddad-Hamza
Arifa Beddiar
Silvio Gianinazzi
International Journal of Agriculture and Biology

Association of Tomato Yellow Leaf Curl Virus and Chili Leaf Curl Virus with Leaf Curl Disease of Radish and the Synergistic Interaction on Nicotiana benthamiana

  Leaf yellowing and rolling with slight crinkling was observed in radish plants in Oman, indicative of a begomovirus infection. Viral sequences from radish were 99% identical to sequences of Tomato yellow leaf curl virus (TYLCV) and Chilli leaf curl virus (ChiLCV), from Oman. No...
Adel A. Al-Shihi
Um e Ammara
Imran Amin
Michael Deadman
Abdullah M. Al-Sadi
International Journal of Agriculture and Biology

Advanced Irrigation Management for Container-Grown Ornamental Crop Production

  Container-grown plants are constrained with regard to root growth, and are affected by factors including container size, substrate, weather, nutrition, and irrigation. Typical soilless substrates will hold less plant-available water than a typical field soil, making water management a...
James S. Owen Jr.
Anthony V. LeBude
Matthew Chappell
Virginia Cooperative Extension

Factors When Considering an Agricultural Drainage System

  Drainage of excess soil water is essential to sustainable agronomic production on many soils in the Mid-Atlantic region. Drainage can improve crop yields, reduce year-to-year yield variability, and provide trafficable conditions for field operations at critical times of...
Zachary M. Easton
Emily Bock
Amy S. Collick
Virginia Cooperative Extension