Good Agricultural Practices (GAP)

Common Physiological Disorders of Lettuce (Lactuca sativa) Found in Swaziland: A Review

  Lettuce is a very important cool season leaf/salad vegetable widely consumed in Swaziland and Southern Africa in general. It contributes immensely to nutritional and food security and has a short growth cycle making it a climate smart vegetable. Despite its immense importance locally not...
M.T. Masarirambi
K.A. Nxumalo
P.J. Musi
L.M. Rugube
American-Eurasian Journal for Agricultural & Environmental Science

Spinach (Spinacea oleracea L.) Response to Salinity: Nutritional Value, Physiological Parameters, Antioxidant Capacity, and Gene Expression

  Scarcity of good-quality irrigation water is a major impediment to meet food demand for a growing world population. Recycled waters may be available locally more affordably, but their higher salinity is a concern. Salinity effects on spinach mineral composition, antioxidant capacity,...
Jorge F. S. Ferreira
Devinder Sandhu
Xuan Liu
Jonathan J. Halvorson

Functional Activity of Some Growth Regulators on Yield Components and Endogenous Hormones of Cowpea Plants (Vigna sinensis L.)

  The effect of seed presoaking with different concentrations of growth bio-regulators (indole acetic acid, gibberellic acid and kinetin) on productivity and some biochemical and physiological aspects of yielded seeds of cowpea (Vigna sinensis L.) was investigated. Generally, application...
Salem M. Al-Amri
Agricultural Sciences

Effect of Salicylic acid and Polyethylene Glycol Application on Physiological and Chemical Changes of Valencia’ Oranges During Cold Storage

  The effect of salicylic acid at 0.5, 1.0 and 1.5 mM and polyethylene glycol at 0.2, 0.4 and 0.6 % on physiological and chemical changes of Valencia Oranges during cold storage were evaluated during 2014 and 2015 seasons. Fruit treated with high concentrations of both substances exhibited...
I. Samah Nasr
H.M. Korkar
A. Abdle Hamid
Journal of Horticultural Science & Ornamental Plants

Decision Making Guidelines for Storm-Damaged Trees

  When storms damage woodlands and shade trees, woodland owners and homeowners have many questions about what to do with their damaged trees. The following outline provides guidelines for quick decision making and priority setting. No set of simple guidelines can fit all woodland, shade tree,...
Robert Bardon
Rick Hamilton
NC Coorporative Extension

A Guide to the Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) Certification Process

  Table of Contents:  Overview Getting Started Developing Your Plan of Action (POA) Manual Readying the Farm for the Audit Obtaining the Official On-Farm Audit Post-Audit Considerations References  
Amber D. Vallotton
Laura K. Strawn
Virginia Cooperative Extension

2018 Southeastern US Vegetable Crop Handbook

  Table of Contents: General Production Recommendations List of Insects, Disease, and Weed Control Tables Specific Commodity Recommendation Pest Management Calibrating Chemical Application Equipment Registered Fungicides, Insecticides, and Miticides for Vegetables Insect and Weed Control...
A. Majumdar
J.M. Kemble
G.G. Kennedy
J.F. Walgenbach
R.B. Batts
M. Clough
J.M. Davis
E.R. Eure
C.C. Gunter
K.M. Jennings
D.W. Monks
J.R. Schultheis
A.C. Thornton
T.E. Birdsell
L.M. Quesada-Ocampo
F.J. Louws
I.M. Meadows
A.N. Sparks
G.E. Boyhan
T.W. Coolong
B. Dutta
S. Culpepper
R. A. Schmidt-Jeffris
P. Smith
R.L. Hassell
G.A. Miller
B.K. Ward
A. Keinath
M. Cutulle
K. Fontenot
C. Motsenbocker
T. Smith
R. Singh
E. Rebek
L. Brandenberger
G. Driever
J. Shrefler
K. Woodburn
J. Damicone
H. Zhang
R.D. French
J. Lee
A. McWhirt
R.T. Bessin
E. Pfeufer
H. Savoy
F.A. Hale
C. Sams
A.L. Wszelaki
R.A. Arancibia
R.A. Straw
T.P. Kuhar
S.L. Rideout
M.S. Reiter
Southeastern Vegetable Extension Workers

Midwest Vegetable Production Guide for Commercial Growers 2018

  Table of Contents: Reference Information What's new in 2018? State extension educators Soil fertility and nutrient management Transplants Irrigation, mulches, and frost control Pollination Pesticide information and safety Organic vegetable production Production tables Using a plant...
Tom Creswell
Gail Ruhl
Jamal Faghihi
Wenjing Guan
Amanda Deering
Scott Monroe
Elizabeth Wahle
Lina Rodriguez-Salamanca
Joe Hannan
Laura Jesse Iles
Donald Lewis
Raymond Cloyd
Judy O'Mara
Ben Phillips
Fred Warner
Zsofia Szendrei
Bernard Zandstra
Roger Becker
Carl Rosen
Vince Fritz
James Quinn
Zelalem Mersha
Jim Jasinski
Celeste Welty
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach

Cracking in Sweet Cherries: A Comprehensive Review from A Physiological, Molecular and Genomic Perspective

  Rain-induced cracking in fruits of sweet cherry (Prunus avium [L.]) is a problem in most producing areas of the world and causes significant economic losses. Different orchard management practices have been employed to reduce the severity of this problem, although a complete...
Cristián Balbontín
Héctor Ayala
Richard M. Bastías
Gerardo Tapia
Miguel Ellena
Carolina Torres
José Antonio Yuri
José Quero-García
Juan Carlos Ríos
Herman Silva
Chilean Journal of Agricultural Research

Effect of Crop Rotation on Tomato Bacterial Wilt (Ralstonia Solanacearum) and Survival of The Pathogen in The Rhizospheres and Roots of Different Crops in Ethiopia

  Survival of Ralstonia solanacearum in a environment or ecosystem depends on many factors, such as the race or strain of the pathogen, physical, chemical, biological soil factors and presence or absence of a host and non-hosts plants. The objectives of this study were to assess the effect of...
Getachew Ayana
Chemeda Fininsa
International Journal of Phytopathology