Vegetable and Fruit Production Guides, Horticulture Manuals

Clustering Common Bean Mutants Based on Heterotic Groupings

  Common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.), is an important legume crop in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Most of the local varieties are favoured for their colour and taste, but have a low yield potential of 0.3 to 0.5 metric tonnes per hectare. Mutation breeding is a crop improvement tool in beans...
L Tembo
K. Munyinda
African Crop Science Journal

La Antracnosis de las Cucurbitáceas

  Contenido:  Patógenos Cultivos y plantas huéspedes Zonas del huésped afectadas Identificación Enfermedades similares Condiciones ambientales favorables para la enfermedad Transmisión de la enfermedad Manejos Generales de la Enfermedad Control de la...
Michael Adams
Lina Quesada-Ocampo
NC State Extension Publication

Alleviation of Salt Stress in Cucumber (Cucumis sativus) through Seed Priming with Triacontanol

  The present study elucidated the role of triacontanol in regulating seed germination and seedling vigour of four cucumber cultivars under salt stress (50 mM NaCl). Seeds were soaked in aerated solution of triacontanol @ 25 μM, 50 μM for 12 h prior to sowing and untreated seeds were...
Mubeen Sarwar
Muhammad Amjad
C.M. Ayyub
International Journal of Agriculture and Biology

Genetic Diversity and Field Performance of Mung Bean, Faba Bean and Lentil Genotypes in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

  Grain legumes are grown for their high proteins and biological nitrogen fixation ability. In this study, 3 mung bean, 4 lentil and 20 faba bean genotypes from the Kingdom of the Saudi Arabia were evaluated for genetic diversity. There were significant differences in the morphological and...
Salem S. Alghamdi
Sulieman A. Al-Faifi
Hussein M. Migdadi
Saud L. Al-Rowaily
Ehab H. El-Harty
Muhammad Farooq
International Journal of Agriculture and Biology

Nitrogen Recovery and Transport Efficiency of Winter Rapeseed and Residual Nitrogen Effect on Subsequent Sesame using 15N Labelling Technique

  In China, the application rate of nitrogen in rapeseed is high, but the uptake and utilization efficiency is low, which may cause irreversible environmental pollution. Use of efficient nitrogen rate and to improve nitrogen recovery, transport and residues management is important for crop...
Ruiqing Wang
Jing Zhang
Tao Luo
Mohammad Nauman Khan
Liyong Hu
Lingen Wei
International Journal of Agriculture and Biology

Anatomical Studies of Stone Cells in Fruits of Four Different Pear Cultivars

  Stone cells are one of the most important factors affecting the fruit quality of pears (Pyrus bretschneideri Rehder, P. communis L., P. pyrifolia (Burm. f.) Nakai and P. bretschneideri × communis). Sections of pear fruits were examined during fruit development to analyze the content...
Na Li
Yanfeng Ma
Yuqin Song
Caifang Tian
Li Zhang
Liulin Li
International Journal of Agriculture and Biology

Quinoa: Opportunities and Challenges in Australia

  Table of Contents: RIDC foreword Acknolwdgements Introduction A short history of quinoa Modern popularity Quinoa - the food Quinoa - the plant Many types for many places The quinoa family tree Sourcing seed Global production and trade Markets for quinoa Saponin Quinoa in a crop rotation...
Lucy Kealy
Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation

Growing Herbs in Texas

  Table of Contents: Location As the garden grows Establishing a herb garden Harvesting  Pests Drying  Storage Potted herbs Information Seeds/plants
Joseph Masabni
Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Service

Vegetable Gardening in Containers

  Table of Contents: Crop selection Growing media  Containers Seeding and transplanting Fertilization Watering Light Harvesting Diseases and insects Container gardening success 
Joseph Masabni
Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Service

Analysis of Tomato Matrix Effect in Pesticide Residue Quantification through QuEChERS and Single Quadrupole GC/MS

  The detection of pesticide in tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L.) matrix using Gas Chromatography hyphenated to Mass Spectrometry detector (GC/MS) can affect the sensitivity of the analysis by enhancement or suppression of their chromatography response, the percentages of recoveries...
Ana M. Domínguez
Fabian Placencia
Francisco Cereceda
Ximena Fadic
Waldo Quiroz
Chilean Journal of Agricultural Research