Organic Vegetable & Fruit Production, Insect & Disease Control

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

Effect of Organic Osmolytes on Pea Seed Yield under Drought Stress Conditions Imposed at Different Growth Stages

  Drought is one of the major abiotic stresses which adversely affect crop growth and production worldwide as water is vital for every aspect of plant growth and development. The present experiment was carried out during the two growing seasons of 2012/2013 and 2013/2014, at The Experimental...
H.G. Abd El-Gawad
Journal of Horticultural Science & Ornamental Plants

Spinosad Material Fact Sheet

USDA-NOP: considered nonsynthetic, allowed. Preventive, cultural, mechanical and physical methods must be first choice for pest control, and conditions for use of a biological material must be documented in the organic system plan (7CFR 205.206(e)). The National Organic Standards Board reviewed...
Brian Caldwell
Emily Brown Rosen
Eric Sideman
Anthony M. Shelton
Christine D. Smart
Cornell Cooperative Extension Publication