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

Artificial LED Lighting Enhances Growth Characteristics and Total Phenolic Content of Ocimum basilicum, but Variably Affects Transplant Success

Themorphological andphytochemical characteristics oftwo Ocimum basilicum cultivars (Lettuce Leaf, and Red Rubin-mountain Athos hybrid) under artificial lighting were investigated. Four LED light treatments [AP673L (high red and high red:far-red), G2 (high red and low red:far-red), AP67 (moderate...
Filippos Bantis
Theoharis Ouzounis
Kalliopi Radoglou
Scientia Horticulturae

Performance of ‘Valencia’ Orange (Citrus sinensis [L.] Osbeck) on 17 Rootstocks in a Trial Severely Affected by Huanglongbing

‘Valencia’ orange (Citrus sinensis [L.] Osbeck) was grown on 17 rootstocks through seven years of age and the first four harvest seasons in a central Florida field trial severely affected by huanglongbing (HLB) disease. All trees in the trial had HLB symptoms and were shown by PCR...
Kim D. Bowman
Greg McCollum
Ute Albrecht
Scientia Horticulturae

Effects of Different Irrigation and Fertilization Treatments on Growth and Yield of Potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) in Iraq

The experiment was implemented during the autumn season 2013, to study the effect of three methods of irrigation and fertilization on the development and yield of the potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) cv Rivera. Two methods of drip irrigation (putting the pipe at the bottom and at the top of furrows)...
Abdel-Monnem Sadalaha Kahlel
International Journal of Horticulture and Ornamental Plants

Assessment of Some Onion Accessions for Their Resistance to Thrips in Arumeru District, Tanzania

Onion thrips (Thrips tabaci Lindeman) are dual destructive as both pests and vectors of Tospo viruses. Thrips tabaci has impact on a wide range of crops. Thrips damage, thrips count, leaf parameters, tolerance, susceptibility and onion yield of thirteen onion genotypes and three commercial onion...
Agnes M.S. Nyomora
International Journal of Horticulture and Ornamental Plants

Blossom-End Rot and Calcium Nutrition of Pepper and Tomato

Had the ancient Roman Empire not developed concrete and cement, the domed buildings, arched bridges and aqueducts we see today would not still give testimony to the Romans’ ingenuity or to the durability of a simple mineral: limestone. Although calcium (Ca) is well known as the main...
Joshua L. Mayfield
William Terry Kelley
University of Georgia Extension

Southeastern Peach, Nectarine and Plum Pest Management and Culture Guide

This guide covers multiple states and production areas. Pest problems vary across the Southeast. Pesticide rates are a guideline. Exceptions are noted for specific locations and pests, but this guide does not list every exception. Listed pesticides may not be registered for the uses recommended...
Dan Horton
Phil Brannen
Bob Bellinger
David Lockwood
David Ritchie
University of Gerogia Extension

High Tunnel Tomato Production Basics

Tomatoes are king in high tunnels. Tom Ford, Penn State Extension, explains a few best management practices for successful high tunnel tomatoes.    Contents: Trellising Pruning Cluster thinning Leaf removal Spacing
Tom Ford
PennState Extension

Determining How Long to Run Drip Irrigation Systems for Vegetables

As a general rule, vegetable crops require 1 - 1.5 acre-inches of water per week. Penn State's Elsa Sanchez and Bill Lamont explain how to determine how long to run your drip irrigation system to meet this need.
Elsa Sánchez
PennState Extension

UGA Weed Control Programs for Broccoli, Cabbage, and Cauliflower 2016

When it comes to growing commercial broccoli, cabbage, and cauliflower, crop rotation, tillage, and a sound herbicide program are all often critical components for long-term success. This circular focuses on developing sound herbicide programs for cole crops while minimizing crop injury for the...
S. Culpepper
J. C. Smith
University of Georgia, Department of Crop and Soil Sciences

Controlling Black Knot in Michigan

Black knot (Apiosporina morbosa), is a striking disease and a major disease of plum trees in Michigan. Black knot appears on the woody parts of the tree including twigs, limbs and sometimes the trunks. Black knot attacks plums, wild cherries and some ornamental cherries. Cultivated sweet and...
Mark Longstroth
Michigan State University Extension