Soil Management - Fertilization, Compost, Nutrients

Comportamiento del Chile Húngaro (Capsicum annuum) en Mezclas de Vermicompost- Arena Bajo Condiciones Protegidas

  El trabajo se realizó para determinar la concentración óptima de la mezcla vermicompost:arena (VC:A; v:v) que satisfaga las necesidades nutricionales del cultivo de chile tipo Húngaro (Capsicum annum) bajo condiciones protegidas. Las mezclas evaluadas fueron...
Alejandro Moreno Reséndez
Norma Rodríguez Dimas
José Luís Reyes Carrillo
César Márquez-Quiroz
Jovan Reyes González
Revista de la Facultad de Ciencias Agrarias

Ensayo de Cultivares de Sandia Mini (Citrullus lannatus Thunb.) Entutorada y Rastrera en Invernadero

  En los últimos años se está incrementando la producción de sandías de tamaño reducido, principalmente frutos triploides (sin semillas). Las familias cada vez están compuestas por menos individuos y demandan productos de calidad y de tama...
David Erik Meca Abad
Juan Carlos Gázquez Garrido
Eva Martínez Fernández
Maria Dolores Segura Rodríguez
Cajamar Caja Rural

Soils and Plant Nutrients

  Contents:  Objectives Introduction: What is Soil? The Soil Profile Physical Properties of Soil Color Texture Structure Water-Holding Capacity How to Remediate Compaction Organic Matter  Chemical Properties of Soil  Cation Exchange Capacity Soil Testing  How to Use...
David Crouse
North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service

Elevated Carbon Dioxide and Soil Moisture on Early Growth Response of Soybean

  Interactions between elevated [CO2] and soil water availability have the potential impact on crops and future food security of the world. The study was conducted to investigate vegetative growth response of soybeans under two [CO2] (380 and 800 µmol mol−1) with three soil...
M. Madhu
Jerry L. Hatfield
Scientific Research Publishing

Using Plastic Mulches and Drip Irrigation for Vegetables

  Muskmelons, tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, squash, eggplant, watermelons, and okra are vegetable crops that have shown significant increases in earliness, yield, and fruit quality when grown on plastic mulch. Some less valuable crops such as sweet corn, snap beans, southern peas, and pumpkins...
Douglas Sanders
North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service

Participatory Evaluation of Productivity, Fertility Management, and Dissemination of Irrigated Exotic Vegetables in the Sahel, West Africa

  We conducted on-farm participatory experiments and activities for 3 years at three sites in the Fakara district of western Niger to demonstrate, verify, and evaluate crop productivity due to fertilizer application, economic benefits, and the dissemination of crop technology. We tested...
Hide Omae
Addam Kiari Saidou
Kimio Osuga
Haruyuki Dan
Satoshi Tobita
Scientific Research Publishing

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

Uso Agronómico de Restos de Cosecha en los Invernaderos Enarenados de la Cuenca Mediterránea

  El manejo de los restos de cosecha en los suelos arenados empleados para la producción de frutas y hortalizas en invernadero no constituye una práctica agrícola común en las fincas. Tradicionalmente los restos de cosecha han ocasionado graves problemas sanitarios...
José Manuel Torres Nieto
Cajamar Caja Rural

Influence of Different Nitrogen Sources on the Growth and Yield of Three Varieties of Okra (Abelmoschus esculentus) in Kabba, Kogi State, Nigeria

  Experiments were carried out at the Research Site of Horticultural Section, Kabba College of Agriculture to investigate the influence of different nitrogen sources on the growth and yield of three varieties of okra. The experiment was laid out in split block design with varieties as main...
Sinmidele K. Ogundare
Frank D. Owa
Omolola O. Etukudo
Naomi K. Ibitoye-Ayeni
Scientific Research Publishing

Yield and Fiscal Benefits of Rhizobium Inoculation Supplemented with Phosphorus (P) and Potassium (K) in Climbing Beans (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) Grown in Northern Tanzania

  Both field and green house experiments were intended to investigate and evaluate the outcome of rhizobial inoculation supplemented with P and K on climbing beans production in northern Tanzania. The results obtained indicated that, inoculation using Rhizobium inoculants supplemented with...
George W. Mmbaga
Kelvin M. Mtei
Patrick A. Ndakidemi
Scientific Research Publishing