Vegetable and Fruit Production Guides, Horticulture Manuals

Florida Vegetable Gardening Guide

  Vegetable gardening offers fresh air, sunshine, exercise, enjoyment, mental therapy, nutritious fresh vegetables, and economic savings, as well as many other benefits (Figure 1). Vegetables can be grown year-round in Florida if attention is paid to the appropriate...
Sydney Park Brown
Danielle Treadwell
J. M. Stephens
Susan Webb
IFAS Extension, University of Florida

Midwest Vegetable Production Guide for Commercial Growers 2018

  Table of Contents: Reference Information What's new in 2018? State extension educators Soil fertility and nutrient management Transplants Irrigation, mulches, and frost control Pollination Pesticide information and safety Organic vegetable production Production tables Using a plant...
Tom Creswell
Gail Ruhl
Jamal Faghihi
Wenjing Guan
Amanda Deering
Scott Monroe
Elizabeth Wahle
Lina Rodriguez-Salamanca
Joe Hannan
Laura Jesse Iles
Donald Lewis
Raymond Cloyd
Judy O'Mara
Ben Phillips
Fred Warner
Zsofia Szendrei
Bernard Zandstra
Roger Becker
Carl Rosen
Vince Fritz
James Quinn
Zelalem Mersha
Jim Jasinski
Celeste Welty
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach

Estimation of Base Temperature for Germination of Rapeseed (Brassica napus) using Different Models

  Germination tests of 8 rapeseed varieties (Brassica napus L.) were performed in incubators at constant temperatures of 3, 5, 8, 10, 13, 18 and 23oC. The germination speed of rapeseed declined as temperature decreased from 23 to 3oC. The cold-resistant varieties still maintained higher final...
Tao Luo
Mengzhu Xian
Mohammad Nauman Khan
Liyong Hu
Zhenghua Xu
International Journal of Agriculture and Biology

Climate Change Favors Grapevine Production in Temperate Zones

  Wine production has a long-standing history in Palatinate (Southwestern Germany), dating back to Roman times. Especially “Riesling”, but also several “Pinot” varieties gained major significance. Red wine varieties gained prominence over the last 20 years only, which...
Bruno Koch
Fritz Oehl
Agricultural Sciences

Paclobutrazol Applied on Cotyledonal Leaves and Quality of Cucumber, Squash, Melon and Watermelon Seedlings

  The research was done to determine the effects of paclobutrazol (PBZ) through the dose of 150 mg∙L-1, on the  quality of seedlings determined by the content of chlorophyll, height, leaf area, dry matter of roots and of the aerial part of cucumber, squash, melon and watermelon. Sowing of...
Luz Llarely Cázarez Flores
Teresa de Jesús Velázquez Alcaraz
Leopoldo Partida Ruvalcaba
Tomás Díaz Valdés
Felipe Ayala Tafoya
Norma Delia Zazueta Torres
Moisés Gilberto Yáñez Juárez
Agricultural Sciences

Assessment of Newly Released and Well-Established Rabbiteye Blueberry ( Vaccinium ashei Reade) Cultivars in North Alabama

  Many cultivars of rabbiteye blueberry (Vaccinium ashei Reade) have been recently developed with diverse vegetative and cropping characteristics, but scientific data on their performance in Alabama is limited. An experiment was established at the North Alabama Horticulture Research...
Richard Joel Potter
Elina D. Coneva
Agricultural Sciences

Bacterial Spot of Pepper and Tomato

  Table of Contents General Information Symptoms Cause  Source of Infection Field Spread Control Cautions  
Inga Meadows
Michelle Henson
North Carolina Cooperative Extension

Cocoa (Chocolate Bean) Growing in The Florida Home Landscape

  Table of Contents: Description Varieties Climate Propagation Production Spacing Planting a Cocoa Tree Site Selection Plating in Sandy Soil Planting in Rockland Soil Planting on a Mound Care of Cocoa Tress in the Home Landscape Pruning Insect Pests Diseases Harvest      ...
Jonathan H. Crane
Carlos F. Balerdi
Gene Joyner
IFAS Extension, University of Florida

Current Status of Fungi Associated with Strawberry (FragariaXananassa Duch.) Dry Wilt in Guanajuato, Mexico

  Strawberry dry wilt (FragariaXananassa Duch.) is the main disease in this crop at the state of Guanajuato, Mexico. It causes losses of up to 7.5 Mg ha-1 (50 % of the production). In Guanajuato this disease is associated with 14 fungi species, Fusarium oxysporum is the...
Luis A. Mariscal-Amaro
Alfredo Rivera-Yerena
Pedro A. Dávalos-González
Daniel Ávila-Martínez

The Effect of Mesoclimate on the Repening of Nebbilio Grapes (Vitis vinifera) in The Valley of Guadalupe, Baja California, Mexico

  The physiology of vines (Vitis vinifera) is regulated by the mesoscale and large-scale climatic conditions. Valle de Guadalupe is a winegrowing basin where most of Mexico’s wine production takes place and presents climatic variations in mesoscale that could influence the...
Alejandro Cabello-Pasini
Víctor Macias-Carranza
Adán Mejía-Trejo