Vegetable and Fruit Production Guides, Horticulture Manuals

Optimized Design and Performance Evaluation of an Electric Cup-Chain Potato Metering Device

  The cup-chain metering device is commonly used in potato planters despite its problems of missing-seeding, double-seeding and ground wheel sliding. A mechanical-electrical design was developed for planters to resolve these problems. A regression experiment was conducted with three factors (...
Niu Kang
Fang Xianfa
Liu Yangchun
Lü Chengxu
Yuan Yanwei
International Journal of Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Clonal Propagation of the Avocado: Effects of the Rooting Step on Graft Union Formation and Development

  The etiolation and layering technique that is used on avocados has two critical steps, namely, the rooting of clonal rootstock and graft union formation between the commercial variety and clonal rootstock. This study analyzed the rooting step of the clonal rootstock regarding its influence...
Carmen Estay
Ricardo Cautín
Alexander Neaman
Mónica Castro
Ciencia e Investigación Agraria

EPF: Evaluación y Planeación para el Fortalecimiento de los Sistemas Nacionales de Control de la Producción Orgánica

  Esta herramienta permitirá a los actores de los movimientos de agricultura orgánica de los países diagnosticar el estado de sus sistemas nacionales de control de la producción orgánica (SNC) y elaborar, de manera participativay con el apoyo del IICA, planes...
IICA
IICA

Buenas Prácticas en la Elaboración de Mapas de Suelos

  Este documento constituye una herramienta útil no solo para analistas y especialistas en suelos, sino también para quienes toman decisiones dirigidas a impulsar este tipo de procesos para el desarrollo de un país, en general, y del sector agropecuario, en particular. El...
IICA
IICA

Zanahoria

  La zanahoria es una especie originaria del centro asiático y de la zona este del Mediterráneo donde se puede encontrar de forma espontánea. Afganistán sería el centro de origen exacto, debido a la mayor diversidad de formas silvestres que se encuentran en...
Abel Vidal Matas
José Sanjuan Gallach
Juan Carlos Ferrándiz Hernández
M. Carmen Camañez Cuillas
Pablo Muñoz Giner
Pilar Bartalomé Cerdán
Rafael Domene Rubio
Susana Sanjuan Vidal
Cajamar Caja Rural

Effect of Bokashi and Vermicompost Leachate on Yield and Quality of Pepper (Capsicum annuum) and Onion (Allium cepa) Under Monoculture and Intercropping Cultures

  Organic fertilization and crop association are two agroecological management practices that have the potential to optimize land use in horticultural production. The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of Bokashi and Bokashi amended with Vermicompost Leachate (VL) on the growth...
José D. Álvarez-Solís
José A. Mendoza-Núñez
Noe S. León-Martínez
Jorge Castellanos-Albores
Federico A. Gutiérrez-Miceli
Ciencia e Investigación Agraria

The Impacts of Biofertilizer and Mineral Fertilization on the Gowth and Production of Yellow Passion Fruit Irrigated with Moderately Saline Water

  Yellow passion fruit, because it is sensitive to the salinity of irrigation water or soil, requires restrictive water management strategies and inputs that mitigate the effects of salts on plants irrigated with harmful saline water levels. As such, an experiment was designed to evaluate the...
José A. M. do Nascimento
Lourival F. Cavalcante
Ítalo H. L. Cavalcante
Walter E. Pereira
Stênio A. G. Dantas
Sherly A. da S. Medeiros
Ciencia e Investigación Agraria

EPF: Evaluation and Planning to Strengthen National Control Systems for Organic Production

  Markets for organic products are increasingly demanding and diverse. Long distances and limited contact between producers and consumers - even on a national level - have made it imperative that national mechanisms for organic production control be implemented to guarantee consumers that...
IICA
IICA

Pimento: The Jamaican Allspice Story

  This book is on Pimento otherwise known to the spice world as Jamaican Allspice, one of Jamaica’s oldest export commodities. It is the most informative and comprehensive book to be written on the subject and the most recent publication that readers will find on the agricultural shelf...
John R. Gayle
IICA

Good Practices for the Preparation of Digital Soil Maps

  This document systematizes the main lessons learned by the UCR in recent years related to good practices for preparing soil maps. It provides a useful tool, not only for soil analysts and specialists, but also for decision-makers who seek to promote innovative processes for the development...
IICA
IICA