Vegetable and Fruit Production Guides, Horticulture Manuals

Substrates for Growing Flowers

  The ornamental activity is an important sector for the Mexican economy. The production of flowers in containers depends partly on the substrate used for its planting. The physical, chemical, and biological characteristics of the substrate, the production system, the crop management, and the...
Salomé Gayosso-Rodríguez
Lizette Borges-Gómez
Eduardo Villanueva-Couoh
M. Antonio Estrada -Botello
René Garruña-Hernández

Genome-Wide Analysis of Simple Sequence Repeats in Bitter Gourd (Momordica charantia)

  Bitter gourd (Momordica charantia) is widely cultivated as a vegetable and medicinal herb in many Asian and African countries. After the sequencing of the cucumber (Cucumis sativus), watermelon (Citrullus lanatus), and melon (Cucumis melo) genomes, bitter gourd became the...
Junjie Cui
Jiaowen Cheng
Dingguo Nong
Jiazhu Peng
Yafei Hu
Weiming He
Qianjun Zhou
Narinder P. S. Dhillon
Kailin Hu
Frontiers in Plant Science

Sustratos para Producción de Flores

  La actividad ornamental es un sector importante en la economía de México. La producción de flores en contenedor depende en parte del sustrato usado para su cultivo. Las características físicas, químicas y biológicas del sustrato, el sistema de...
Salomé Gayosso-Rodríguez
Lizette Borges-Gómez
Eduardo Villanueva-Couoh
M. Antonio Estrada -Botello
René Garruña-Hernández

Evaluation of Spatial Arrangement of Legumes on Weed Suppression in Cassava Production

  Cassava, the most important root crop in the tropics, is intercropped with legumes due to the early growth of the legumes to suppress weeds. Field experiments were carried out from September, 2013 to September, 2014 to evaluate the effects of spatial arrangement of legume intercrop...
K. J. Taah
J. N. Buah
E. OgyiriAdu
ARPN Journal of Agricultural and Biological Science

Sustaining Chili Pepper Production in Afghanistan through Better Irrigation Practices and Management

  Water management and utilization is an ongoing problem in developing countries with semi-arid to arid climates such as Afghanistan. The lack of effective irrigation systems are oftentimes the most limiting factor for maximizing agricultural productivity in these countries. In...
S. Alan Walters
Ajay K. Jha

Determinants of the Use of Certified Seed Potato Among Smallholder Farmers: The Case of Potato Growers in Central and Eastern Kenya

  Potato yields in sub-Saharan Africa remain very low compared with those of developed countries. Yet potato is major food staple and source of income to the predominantly smallholder growing households in the tropical highlands of this region. A major cause of the low potato yields...
Julius Juma Okello
Yuan Zhou
Norman Kwikiriz
Sylvester Ochieng Ogutu
Ian Barker
Elmar Schulte-Geldermann
Elly Atieno
Justin Taj Ahmed

Marchitez de Fusarium en Sandía

  Contenido:  Patógeno Cultivos y plantas hospedantes Identificación Enfermedades similares Condiciones ambientales favorables para la enfermedad Transmisión de la enfermedad Manejo general de la enfermedad Control de enfermedades para cultivadores Convencionales...
Nathan Miller
Lina Quesada-Ocampo
North Carolina Cooperative Extension

Growth and Response to Bemisia tabaci in Different Capsicum annum Genotypes Inoculated with Brevibacillus brevis CBTC1

  The plant growth promoting rhizobacteria are an alternative to reduce the use of chemical fertilizers as well as induce some degree of resistance to phytophagous insects. In this study the effect of the inoculation with the rizobacteria Brevibacillus brevis CBTC1 on growth and response to...
V. Manuel Chalé-Carrillo
Esaú Ruiz-Sánchez
Arturo Reyes-Ramírez
Lizette Borges-Gómez
Jairo Cristobal-Alejo
Jesse Pacheco-Aguirre

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

Localization of Garlic Apex by Digital Image Analysis Techniques

  Sowing and harvesting are the most costly operations in the garlic production (Allium sativum L.), because they are carried out by hand. In order for mechanized sowing to be feasible, the garlic clove must be placed in the soil with the apex facing upwards because placing it randomly reduces...
Noé Saldaña-Robles
Ryszard J. Serwatowski Hlawinska
Ruth A. Aguilera Hernández
Alberto Saldaña-Robles
Oscar A. Martínez-Jaime
César Gutiérrez-Vaca