Fruit & Vegetable Production - GAP, IPM, Pest Control, Weed Control, Organic

Adjuvants and the Power of the Spray Droplet

Why does a pesticide work well one time and not so well the next when everything seems the same? Variable weather could play a role. Or the pest could be less susceptible to the active ingredient. At other times, an inconsistent pesticide performance seems inexplicable. In many ways, pesticide...
Fred Whitford
Gregory Lindner
Bryan Young
Donald Penner
Jason Deveau
Douglas Linscott
Heping Zhu
Richard Zollinger
Eric Spandl
Bill Johnson
Kiersten Wise
Aaron Patton
Chuck Champion
Nick Harre
Norman Wagoner
Kevin Leigh Smith
Purdue University

Postharvest seed treatments to improve the papaya seed germination and seedlings development

Practical technologies are required to preserve the viability of seeds particularly those known to be short-term viable species like Carica papaya (papaya). Papaya seeds were imbibed in water or chemical solutions (CaCl2 10-5 M, salicylic acid 10-4 M, and gibberellic acid 10-5 M) combined with...
Guillermo M. Carrillo-Castañeda
Francisco Bautista-Calles
Angel Villegas-Monter
Tropical and Subtropical Agroecosystems

Caraway

Caraway (Carum carvi L.) is a hardy, biennial herb which is native to Europe and Western Asia. First year plants resemble carrots, growing to about 8 inches tall with finely divided leaves and long taproots. By the second year, two to three foot stalks develop topped by umbels of white or pink...
Jeanine M. Davis
North Carolina State University

Experiencias de la aplicación comercial de la técnica de reproducción acelerada de semilla (TRAS) en plátano en Rivas y Nandaime

La multiplicación convencional del plátano (Musa spp.) a través de los hijuelos del cormo, además de la baja tasa de propagación, facilita la diseminación de plagas y enfermedades. La técnica de reproducción acelerada de semillas (TRAS), una...
Guillermo Reyes Castro
Ena Rivers Carcache
Heidy Guadalupe Corea Narváez
Rosario del Socorro García Loáisiga
La Calera, UNA, Nicaragua

Australian subtropical coffee grower’s manual

This manual is intended to assist growers, both new and experienced, so that they are aware of the good practice and possible pitfalls of growing coffee in subtropical Australia. The manual contains a collection of information largely based on the expert knowledge of the author and the practical...
David Peasley
David Ashton
Jos Webber
Ron Woods
Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation

Organic polyculture of passion fruit, pineapple, corn and cassava: the influence of green manure and distance between espaliers

The organic fruit crop should incorporate the principles of sustainable agriculture, with a guarantee of productivity coupled with ecological diversity, using techniques of policultive with regional species. The aim of the study was to evaluate the effect of the green manure crops [Canavalia...
Sebastião Elviro de Araújo Neto
Pedro Arruda Campos
Leonardo Barreto Tavella
Antônio Jussier da Silva Solino
Irene Ferro da Silva
Ciência e Agrotecnologia

Commercial asparagus production

Asparagus has been grown for many years. The Ancient Greeks and Romans relished this crop. It originated in Asia Minor and is a member of the lily family. California, Michigan, and Washington are the major producing states, but there is some commercial production in many of the northern and...
Douglas C. Sanders
North Carolina State University

Pulverizaciones agrícolas terrestres

La protección de cultivos en un proceso de trabajo, complejo y completo, que debe ser efectuado por especialista o personas idóneas. Cuando se realiza un tratamiento siempre es necesario actuar de manera que se resuelva un problema particular. No todos son idénticos, ni deben...
Mario P. Bogliani
Gerardo Masiá
Agustín Onorato
INTA Argentina

Minimizing pesticide drift in vineyards

Disease and insect control is a critical factor in most commercial vineyards. Whilst such control may, in some seasons, be a small proportion of crop value, there is a demand from growers for increased efficiency of spraying. Attention to detail is necessary to improve efficiency of deposition,...
Andrew Landers
Cornell University

Reducción de la lixivación de nitratos y manejo mejorado de nitrógeno con sondas de succión en cultivos hortícolas

El nitrógeno (N) es el nutriente añadido en mayor cantidad a los cultivos. Sin el aporte de N fertilizante, los altos niveles productivos en la producción moderna de cultivos no serían posibles, con lo cual no se podría alimentar a la actual población...
María Rosa Granados García
Rodney B. Thompson
María Dolores Fernández Fernández
Juan Carlos Gázquez Garrido
María Luisa Gallardo Pino
Carolina Martínez-Gaitán
Fundación Cajamar