Organic Vegetable & Fruit Production, Insect & Disease Control

The Canadian Market for Organic Food and Beverages

  Contents:  Introduction and General Summary Supply and Demand Market Characteristics  Distribution Channels Market Access 
Rudy Kortbech-Olesen
International Trade Centre

Organic Food Products in China Market Overview

  Study providing an overview of the Chinese market for organic products – looks at the Chinese organic production, market size and its characteristics; outlines organic standards and regulations, import requirements, consumer profile and behaviour, and distribution channels; identifies...
Vitoon Panyakul
Zhou Zejiang
Emilio Portocarrero
Alexander Kasterine
Julie Wolf
Danielle Carpenter-Sprüngli
Kathryn Della Corte
Vicky Hagen
International Trade Centre

Fertilizer Use

  Contents:  Lime and Fertilizer Suggestions for Field, Pasture, and Hay Crops Fertilizer Suggestions for Tree Fruit Fertilizer Suggestions for Small Fruit Lime and Fertilizer Suggestions for Lawns Fertilizer Suggestions for Ornamental Plants in Landscapes Fertilizer Suggestions for...
North Carolina State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service

Integrated Soil Fertility Management: Impact of Mucuna and Tithonia Biomass on Tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum L.) Performance in Smallholder Farming Systems

  Many views, paradigms and concepts have been advocated in recent decades on soil fertility and soil conservation across the globe in order to provide sustainable solutions to the rising food and nutrition insecurity while preserving the natural resource base. Meanwhile, food and nutrition...
Christopher Ngosong
Priscilla M. Mfombep
Akeme C. Njume
Aaron S. Tening
Scientific Research Publishing

Biological Management of Damping-Off, Buckeye Rot and Fusarial Wilt of Tomato (cv. Solan Lalima) under Mid-Hill Conditions of Himachal Pradesh

  Disease management is often complicated by the presence of multiple types of pathogens; in an organic system, it is appropriate to develop disease control strategies. The available literature so far reflects that the management of important disease of tomato is through the integrated...
Nitika Thakur
Astha Tripathi
Scientific Research Publishing

Effect of Organic Fertilizers on Physical and Chemical Quality of Sugar Loaf Pinapple (Ananas cosmosus L) Grown in Two Ecological Sites in Ghana

  Pineapple has a large demand for plant nutrients and for this reason; fertilization is almost mandatory where the fruit is destined for sale. As consumer demand for organic food grows, organic production and certification is seen as a valuable alternative for smallholder farmers in...
Mavis Owureku-Asare
Agyei-Amponsah J
Agbemavor SWK
Apatey J
Sarfo AK
Okyere AA
Twum LA
MT Dodobi
African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development

Use of Vegetable Oils as Biopesticide in Grain Protection- A Review

             Cereals and pulses have great biological and nutritional value in human diet. The losses during growing crops and post harvest handling, processing, storage and distributions systems vary between 20-60%. Three major groups of storage enemies are:...
Anurag Singh
Ashish Khare
Amit P. Singh
Journal of Fertilizers & Pesticides

Detoxification of Olive-mill Solid Waste and its Probable Application as Organic Fertilizer

  Despite the phytotoxicity of olive-mill solid waste (OMSW) due to its high polyphenols content, OMSW have fertilizer characteristics, which make it a potential source for organic fertilization. Composting of OMSW treatment process was conducted in this study to eliminate the phytotoxicity...
Salama M El-Darier
Hoda A Ahmed
Mohamed S Abd El Razik
Eman Salah Allam M
Journal of Fertilizers & Pesticides

Microbiological Contamination Linked to Implementation of Good Agricultural Practices in the Production of Organic Lettuce in Southern Brazil

Interviews were conducted with the owners of three organic lettuce farms in the state of Rio Grande do Sul in southern Brazil using a standardized self-assessment questionnaire to ascertain the status of implementation of good agricultural practices and management systems in place. In addition, on...
Rochele de Quadros Rodrigues
Márcia Regina Loiko
Cheila Minéia Daniel de Paula
Claudia Titze Hessel
Liesbeth Jacxsens
Mieke Uyttendaele
Renar João Bender
Eduardo César Tondo
Food Control

A Comparative Study of Composition and Postharvest Performance of Organically and Conventionally Grown Kiwifruits

Postharvest performance of organic and conventional ‘Hayward’ kiwifruits grown on the same farm in Marysville, California, and harvested at the same maturity stage were compared in this study. Quality parameters monitored included morphological (shape index) and physical (peel...
Maria L. Amodio
Giancarlo Colelli
Janine K. Hasey
Adel A. Kader
Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture