Vegetable and Fruit Production Guides, Horticulture Manuals

Growing Table Grapes in a Temperate Climate

  Introduction: Table grapes have become a very popular fruit in the United States. Annual per capita consumption of table grapes in the United States has quadrupled over the past quarter century. It now exceeds 7 pounds per person, and grapes rank fourth after bananas, apples and oranges....
Thomas J. Zabadal

Growing Cassava the Organic Way

Contents: Selection of suitable cultivars. Proper preparation of cuttings and planting. Enhancement of soil fertility to improve yields. Increasing plant persistence against pests, diseases and weeds. Harvest and proper storage.
FiBL, Research Institute of Organic Agriculture, Switzerland
FiBL, Research Institute of Organic Agriculture, Switzerland.

HOW CAN I MANAGE PESTS AND DISEASES NATURALLY? (African Organic Agriculture Manual Booklet Series No. 8)

  Contents: What do I need to know? How best to manage pests and diseases? Organic pest and disease management 1st step: soil and crop management 2nd step: habitat management 3rd step: direct control
FiBL, Research Institute of Organic Agriculture, Switzerland
FiBL, Research Institute of Organic Agriculture

El cultivo del arándano

El arándano se trata de un arbusto caduco con porte erecto o rastrero y altura variable. Sus frutos son de forma esférica y color azulado o rojo. Contenidos: 1. Taxonomía y origen 2. Morfología 2.1. Particularidades 2.2. Clasificación 2.2.1. Clasificación...
Redacción Infoagro


Mutation has been utilised to improve growth and yield of many food crops, but only little effort has been made to ascertain the nutritional advantages in such improved crops. The present study evaluates the alkylating efficiency of sodium azide of different concentrations on pod yield, nut size...
D.A. Animasaun
S. Oyedeji
M.A. Azeez
A.O. Onasanya
African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development

Vertical gardening maximizes returns for Pakistan’s bottle gourd farmers

The use of nets and vertical structures to support bottle gourd is helping farmers of D.I. Khan, Pakistan harvest better quality fruit, which fetches higher prices in markets. Low yield of local varieties coupled with poor quality fruit marred cucurbit culture in the region for years. To improve...
Sreeram Banda
AVRDC South Asia

Effect of Different Tillage Methods on Crop Yield and Yield Components of Watermelon

A two year field experiment was conducted to investigate the response of crop yield and yield components of watermelon to different tillage methods in the arid lands of Iran. Tillage treatments in the study were moldboard plow + two passes of disk harrow as conventional tillage (CT), two passes of...
Fereydoun Keshavarzpour
Academic Journal of Plant Sciences

Blackberry Pruning Diagram

This graphic will guide growers as they prune blackberry or raspberry plants. It’s a simple, four-step diagram that is easy to follow and reinforces the instructions with images. Growers might consider printing this PDF and posting in appropriate areas of the operation for reference while...
Gina E. Fernandez
NC State University

Types of Trellises

Visual examples of the different types of trellises used to grow blackberries and raspberries. Includes dimensions and pictures of each type. Growers use many trellis support systems to support bramble canes. Your trellising goal is to minimize labor and maximize yield. Each trellis type has its...
NC State University
NC State University

Managing the almond and stone fruit replant disease complex with less soil fumigant

As much as one-third of California's almond and stone fruit acreage is infested with potentially debilitating plant parasitic nematodes, and even more of the land is impacted by Prunus replant disease (PRD), a poorly understood soilborne disease complex that suppresses early growth and...
Greg T. Browne
Bruce D. Lampinen
Brent A. Holtz
David A. Doll
Shrinivasa K. Upadhyaya
Leigh S. Schmidt
Ravindra G. Bhat
Vasu Udompetaikul
Robert W. Coates
Bradley D. Hanson
Karen M. Klonsky
Suduan Gao
Dong Wang
Matt Gillis
James S. Gerik
R. Scott Johnson
California Agriculture