Vegetable and Fruit Production Guides, Horticulture Manuals

Micropropagación del tomatillo

  El tomatillo es una Solanaceae originaria de México y de amplia distribución en el continente americano. Su crecimiento es rápido y sus frutos son comestibles y comerciables. Para inducir su propagación in vitro fueron cultivados cotiledones e hipocotilos,...
Idel Contreras
Jhonata Almeida Puentes
SABER ULA

Banana Bunch Wrapper (Banwrap)

To improve the quality of banana, wrapping of fruit bunches while they are ripening on the plant is highly recommended. MARDI's research findings suggest that skin injuries to Cavendish banana could be greatly reduced by as much as 90% by wrapping the fruit bunch. Wrapping produces banana high...
Malaysian Agricultural Research & Development Institute (MARDI)
Food and Fertilizer Technology Center (FFTC)

Advanced Technology for Producing Healthy Seeds or Vegetative Materials

This Bulletins discusses programs for the propagation of disease-free seedlings and other planting materials. The different types of transmissible plant pathogens are discussed: viruses, viroids, phytoplasmas and spiroplasmas, and bacteria. The different techniques of detecting them are discussed...
C.A. Chang
Food & Fertilizer Technology Center

Regeneration of Healthy Banana Plantlets from Banana Bunchy Top Virus-Infected Tissues Cultured at High Temperatures

Exposure of Cavendish banana plantlets infected with banana bunchy top virus (BBTV) to a temperature of 40oC for 16 h daily for periods of up to 5 weeks did not free them from BBTV. However, BBTV was less readily transmitted by aphids from treated plants than from untreated controls. The same heat...
R.Y. Wu
H.J. Su
Food & Fertilizer Technology Center

Micropropagation of Cavendish Banana in Taiwan

This paper discusses the micropropagation of banana plantlets in Taiwan. The main purpose is to produce healthy plants that are free of virus diseases, particularly banana bunchy top and banana mosaic. The plantlets also have the advantages that they are more uniform than suckers, and the adult...
S.W. Lee
Taiwan Banana Research Institute

Blueberries: Organic Production

    A complete guide for organic blueberry production. This publication covers cultural practices, soils and fertility, and pests and diseases management. In addition there is a brief marketing analysis. List of Topics: Choosing a Variety Soils and Fertility Cultural...
George L. Kuepper
Steve Diver
ATTRA - National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service

Organic and Low-Spray Peach Production

This publication describes the major diseases and insect pests of peaches and discusses organic or least-toxic control options for each. It emphasizes the considerable climatic differences between the arid West, which is relatively amenable to organic peach production, and the humid East, where it...
Steve Diver
Tracy Mumma
ATTRA - National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service

Currants, Gooseberries and Jostaberries

  A brief summary of agronomic facts including varieties, soil, planting, pruning, pests and harvesting. Red currants (Ribes sativum), gooseberries (R. grossularia) and jostaberries (R. nidigrolaria) have ornamental as well as fruit value. Their hardiness and adaptability allow them to succeed...
H. Hughes
J.E. Ells
J. Reich
Colorado State University Cooperative Extension

Pawpaw - A "Tropical" Fruit for Temperate Climates

This publication is intended as a summary overview of pawpaw (or paw paw) production, including overall culture, pests, harvest, post-harvest, marketing, and research which seeks to develop the pawpaw’s potential for commercial development. The pawpaw (Asimina triloba) has great potential...
Guy Ames
Lane Greer
ATTRA - National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service