Vegetable and Fruit Production Guides, Horticulture Manuals

Susceptibility of Blackberry Flowers to Freezing Temperatures

  In this study, freezing tolerance of ‘Triple Crown’ blackberry flowers at different stages of reproduc-tive development (tight bud to green drupe) was determined. One method involved placing whole plants in a radiation frost chamber and taking plants to -1.0°C, -2.0°C, -3...
F. Takeda
DM. Glenn
European Journal of Horticultural Science

Extending Harvest Duration in Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L.) with a Combination of Varieties, Row Spacings and Planting Systems

A field experiment with 4 row spacings (60, 80, 100 and 120 cm) and 3 planting (Sole Krish, Sole Shivalika and Mixed) systems on tomato cv. Krish (Indeterminate) and Shivalika (Determinate) were laid out in Randomized Block Design (Factorial) with three replications. The results revealed that the...
KS Sikawal
DK Sarolia
RL Bhardwaj
RA Kaushik
HK Jain
KD Ameta
RP Sharma
Vegetable Science

Effects of Different Irrigation and Fertilization Treatments on Growth and Yield of Potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) in Iraq

The experiment was implemented during the autumn season 2013, to study the effect of three methods of irrigation and fertilization on the development and yield of the potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) cv Rivera. Two methods of drip irrigation (putting the pipe at the bottom and at the top of furrows)...
Abdel-Monnem Sadalaha Kahlel
International Journal of Horticulture and Ornamental Plants

Determining How Long to Run Drip Irrigation Systems for Vegetables

As a general rule, vegetable crops require 1 - 1.5 acre-inches of water per week. Penn State's Elsa Sanchez and Bill Lamont explain how to determine how long to run your drip irrigation system to meet this need.
Elsa Sánchez
PennState Extension

Which Vegetative Cuttings Should I Stick First?

Greenhouse growers are now receiving unrooted cuttings from suppliers as the spring season begins to ramp up. What are the best management practices when receiving unrooted cuttings? How do growers evaluate their quality and determine which ones should be stuck first? According to Michigan...
Heidi Wollaeger
Michigan State University Extension

The Impact of Phosphorus Fertilizers on Heavy Metals Content of Soils and Vegetables Grown on Selected Farms in Jordan

A survey was conducted to investigate the levels of Cd, Pb and As heavy metals in soils, leafy vegetables (lettuce plant), and irrigation water in areas characterized by intensive agricultural activities in Jordan. Thirteen farms from three locations (Jordan Valley, Alyadoda, and Jarash) were...
Asad M F AlKhader

Increasing Fresh Edamame Bean Supply through Season Extension Techniques

Soybean [Glycine max (L.) Merr.], a legume native to East Asia contains up to 40% protein and 20% oil. Edamame, a popular vegetable soybean in East Asia, especially China and Japan, harvested at reproductive stages six and seven (R6 or R7) is gaining popularity in the US. Increased awareness of its...
S Nolen
B Zhang
MK Kering
Journal of Horticulture

Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition

  This review includes an overview of the most important preventive measures along the farm to fork chain to prevent microbial contamination of leafy greens. It also includes the technological and managerial interventions related to primary production, postharvest handling, processing...
Maria I. Gil
Maria V. Selma
Trevor Suslow
Liesbeth Jacxsens
Mieke Uyttendaele
Ana Allende

Uso eficiente de la energía en las cadenas agrícolas de alimentos

Esta entrega del IICA pretende la sistematización de metodologías e indicadores en el uso eficiente de la energía, para el incremento de la productividad y la eficiencia productiva de las cadenas agrícolas de alimentos. Se espera contribuir a los desafíos y...
Vega Charpentier, Orlando

Estudio de la rentabilidad del cultivo de pimiento (Capsicum annuum) en invernadero con el uso de sombreo

  Las altas temperaturas en los invernaderos durante el verano producen una reducción en el cuajado de los frutos de pimiento (Capsicum annuum) y como consecuencia un descenso del rendimiento y de la calidad de las producciones. Otro de los efectos que producen estas altas temperaturas...
J. López-Marín
I. Porras
C. Ros
J.M. Brotons-Martínez