Good Agricultural Practices (GAP)

Pond Management Guide

  North Carolina ponds offer excellent fishing for Tarheel anglers and represent a significant portion of the state’s water resources. Properly managed ponds can provide excellent fishing opportunities to many anglers at a reasonable cost. However, careful planning and wise management...
K. Hining
R.J. Richardson
S. Thompson
J.A. Rice
J.M. Fisk II
NC Coorporative Extension

Effects of Wind-Induced Sodium Salts on Soils in Coastal Agricultural Fields

  High tides associated with hurricane storm surges and other wind-driven events often inundate low-lying farm fields in coastal North Carolina. Flooding with salt water affects soil fertility by elevating soluble salts, especially sodium (Na) and chloride (Cl), which can be toxic to plants....
David Hardy
Carl Crozier
Deanna Osmond
Diana Rashash
NC Coorporative Extension

Peanut Weed Management

  Effective weed management is essential for profitable peanut production. Peanuts are not very competitive with weeds and thus require higher levels of weed control than most other agronomic crops to avoid yield losses. Weeds may also decrease digging efficiency, so effective late-season weed...
David Jordan
NC Coorporative Extension

Biochemical Properties of Twelve Malaysia Rice Cultivars in Relation to Yield Potential

  Yield has always been the major constraint for most crops, especially for rice. Grains, being the end product of rice plant can only be acknowledged during the grain filling period, the last stage in the life cycle of rice plants. Comparison of biochemical properties with its yield during...
Yap Wai-Sum
Lai Kok-Song
Asian Journal of Agricultural Research

Effect of Self and Cross-Pollination in Some Local Mango Cultivars on Fruit Set and Retained Fruits

  Mango (Mangifera indica L.) considered one of the oldest cultivated trees in the world. Low productivity of some mango cultivars is associated with low fruit setting and/or high fruit drop of immature fruits. The self and cross incompatibility has been reported as one of the serious factor...
Salwa El-Habashy
Mahmoud F. Maklad
Emadeldin A.H. Ahmed
American-Eurasian Journal for Agricultural & Environmental Science

Effect of Different Weed Management Practices on Growth, Yield and Yield Components of Faba Bean (Vicia faba L.) In Bale Highland Conditions, Southeastern Ethiopia

  Weed is the major production constraints for faba bean production in Bale Highlands. Its management is quite important to increase the production and productivity of the crop. Due to such gaps, the experiment was conducted at two locations viz., Sinana (on-station and on farmers field)...
Kissi Wakweya
Reta Dargie
American-Eurasian Journal for Agricultural & Environmental Science

Planting Geometry Effects on the Growth and Yield of Dryland Cotton

  The declining Ogallala Aquifer beneath the Southern High Plains may necessitate dryland crop production and cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.) is a well-adapted and potentially profitable alternative crop. The limited growing season duration of the Texas Panhandle and southwestern Kansas,...
R. L. Baumhardt
R. C. Schwartz
G. W. Marek
J. M. Bell
Agricultural Sciences

Effect of Pruning and Spraying of Ascorbic Acid on Growth, Fruits Yield and Quality and Some Physiological Attributes of Cucumber

  This study was carried out during the two winter seasons of 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 to evaluate the effect of pruning and foliar application of ascorbic acid (AsA) on the growth, fruit quality and yield of cucumber cv. Fahd. The experiment included 4 treatments arranged in a split-plot...
A. Abdel-Wahab
Journal of Horticultural Science & Ornamental Plants

Planting Fruits and Vegetables in Homegarden as a Way to Improve Livelihoods and Conserve Plant Biodiversity

  Multi-story cropping systems are used to grow fruits and vegetables in rural homegardens, and it has been argued that they are crucial for the food and nutrition safety of rural populations. They also are considered as refuges for a number of plant species, and as one way to reduce pressure...
Melaku Mathewos
Kitessa Hundera
Lisa Biber-Freudenberger

Botrytis Fruit Rot / Gray Mold on Strawberry

  Botrytis rot, or gray mold as it is often called, is a serious disease in all strawberry production areas and is a disease of concern in most years. The disease is a problem not only in the field, but also during storage, transit, and marketing of strawberry fruit, due to onset of severe rot...
Frank Louws
Garrett Ridge
Jean Harrison
NC Coorporative Extension