Good Agricultural Practices (GAP)

Organic Production and IPM Guide for Strawberries

  Table of contents: General organic management practices Soil health  Site selection Cover crops Variety selection Nutrient management  Organic strawberry IPM Food safety Small-scale sprayer technology Pesticides mentioned in this publication  References and resources...
Juliet Carroll
Marvin Pritts
Catherine Heidenreich
New York State Integrated Pest Management Program

Strategies for Improvement of Horticultural Crops Against Abiotic Stresses

  Environmental stresses such as salinity, water deficiency, high water level, cold weather and low temperature affect plant growth and decrease horticultural crops productivity worldwide. It is important to improve stress tolerance of the crop plant to increase crop yield under stress...
Alaaeldin Abdallah Helaly
Journal of Horticulture

The Effect of Foliar Boron Spraying on the Fruit Features of Brigitta and Legacy Highbush Bluelerry (Vaccinium corymbosum) Cultivars

  Boron (B) is associated with reproductive and antioxidant metabolism in plants, and in southern Chile, the deficiency of this micronutrient is ameliorated through foliar applications that are a part of agricultural management, thus ensuring the productivity of crops including...
C. Meriño-Gergichevich
E. Pacheco
M. Reyes-Díaz
Ciencia e Investagación Agraria

Commercial Crop Guide for Beans: Green/Snap

  Content: Varieties Soil Preferences Optimum Growing Conditions Establishment Methods Fertility/Fertililzation Water/Irrigation Pest Management Bean Disease and Common Name of Fungicial Controls Bean Insect Pests and Common Name of Insecticidal Controls Weeds and Common Name of Herbicidal...
Joe Masabni
Agrilife Extension/Texas A&M System

Evaporation Rate of Vineyard and Its Relation to the Reference of the FAO Penman-Monoteith Method

  Timely and adequate irrigation scheduling in agriculture requires information corresponding to the daily rate of crops ET established or to be established in different agricultural regions. Therefore, the objective of this study was to determine the daily rate of current ET (ETa) of the vine...
Alejandro Zermeño-González
A. Isain Melendres-Alvarez
L. Alberto Fuerte-Mosqueda
J. Plutarco Munguia-López
Luis Ibarra-Jiménez

Influencia de las Especies Leñosas en la Dinámica de Arvenses en Sistemas Agroforestales en Yucatán, México

  Los factores limitantes para la producción de maíz en Yucatán, México son la reducción en el rendimiento y aumento constante de especies arvenses. Una estrategia para enfrentar esos problemas es desarrollar esquemas productivos diversificados, como los...
Rodrigo Tzuc-Martínez
Fernando Casanova-Lugo
Arturo Caamal-Maldonado
Juan Tun-Garrido
Noel González-Valdivia
William Cetzal-Ix

Influence of Woody Species in the Dynamics of Weeds in Agroforestry Systems in the Yucatan, Mexico

  The factors that limit maize production in Yucatán, México are decreasing yields and a constant increase of weedy species. A strategy to deal with these problems is to develop diversified productive schemes, such as agroforestry systems (SAF). This study determined the cover...
Rodrigo Tzuc-Martínez
Fernando Casanova-Lugo
Arturo Caamal-Maldonado
Juan Tun-Garrido
Noel González-Valdivia
William Cetzal-Ix


  Objectives Introduction—What Are Weeds? Edible Weeds Poisonous Weeds Weed Life Cycles How Do Weeds Spread and Propagate? Weed Ecology Weed Identification Monocot versus Dicot Weed Management: The Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Approach Cultural Management Mechanical...
Kathleen Moore
Joe Neal
Lucy Bradley
North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service

Buenas Prácticas en Producción Ecológica: Cultivo de Hortícolas

  La horticultura ecológica es algo que se viene haciendo desde que se comenzaron a domesticar las primeras plantas, es decir, desde el inicio de la agricultura. Evidentemente, los medios tecnológicos que existían entonces no son los mismos que los actuales. Si bien es...
A. M. Alonso
G. I. Guzmán
Fundación Bancaria Ibercaja

Producing Quality Walnuts: Food Safety Starts on the Farm

  Walnut growers can minimize the potential for foodborne illness outbreaks resulting from crop contamination by following good agricultural practices. Bacteria that cause foodborne illnesses such as Salmonella and E. coli O157:H7 can be found in animal and human feces. Potential for...
Bruce Lampinen
University of California