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Vegetable and Fruit Production Guides, Horticulture Manuals

Effect of NPK fertilizer on fruit yield and yield components of pumpkin ( Cucurbita pepo Linn.)

Pumpkin (Cucurbita pepo Linn.) is a vegetable crop often grown without fertilizer by peasant farmers in Nigeria. With the increased pressure on land resources for other competing uses, farmers have adopted the use of fertilizers to boost crop productivity. This study was carried out for the...
FM Oloyede
GO Agbaje
IO Obisesan
African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development

El cultivo del Papayo

  Aspectos de la producción, manejo en post-cosecha y comercialización Contenidos Denominación botánica Variedades Morfología y anatomía Ambiente ecológico Clima Suelos Aspectos fisiológicos Establecimiento...
Comisión Nacional de Fruticultura
Comisión Nacional de Fruticultura, Perú

Producing Shiitake Mushrooms

A Guide for Small-Scale Outdoor Cultivation on Logs The two most popular mushrooms in the world are the common button mushroom (Agaricus spp.) and the shiitake or black forest mushroom (Lentinus edodes), shown below. The shiitake, meaning “mushroom of the shii (oak tree)” in Japanese,...
Jeanine M. Davis
Jean Harrison
North Carolina Cooperative Extension

Sweet Cherry Orchard Establishment in the Pacific Northwest: Important Considerations for Success

Regularly producing sustainable yields of high-quality cherries is possible only where site and other conditions are near optimal. Properly evaluating a prospective orchard location, determining available resources, and establishing the orchard take careful planning. Because establishing an...
Lynn E. Long
Clive Kaiser
Oregon State University • University of Idaho • Washington State University

Materiales de acolchado en cultivo de tomate

  Los filmes biodegradables incluyen en su composición sustancias nutritivas como almidón de maíz o moléculas de amilasa, o bien se fabrican a base de fibra de celulosa; como consecuencia del ataque de los microorganismos se descomponen en CO2 y agua, desapareciendo...
Marta M. Moreno
Amparo Moreno
Ignacio Mancebo
Jaime Villena
Horticultura internacional

The Vertical Axis System: A Training Method for Growing Apple Trees

New apple cultivars often command higher prices than some older cultivars such as Jonathan, Red and Golden Delicious. If a grower can bring a new apple into production while it is in demand, a new variety can be more profitable than producing older cultivars. High-density orchard systems (greater...
Michele R. Warmund
University of Missouri

Organic production of tomatoes in the amazon region by plants grafted on wild Solanum rootstocks

  The production of organically grown tomatoes in the Amazonian region of Brazil is difficult due to inherent phytosanitary issues. The objectives of the present investigation were to evaluate the productivity of grafted tomato plants (Solanum lycopersicum cv. Santa Adélia) grown...
Elaine Aparecida de Paula Farias
Regina Lúcia Félix Ferreira
Sebastião Elviro de Araújo Neto
Fabiana Cruz Costa
Damaris Suelen Nascimento
Ciência e Agrotecnologia

Ginseng: A Production Guide for North Carolina

American ginseng (Panax quinquefolium L.) is a shade-requiring, herbaceous plant native to the hardwood forests of eastern North America. Its fleshy root and short underground stem are perennial. The leaves and stems die at the end of the growing season and regrow each spring. Ginseng is best...
J.M. Davis
North Carolina State University

Guía para la plantación y cuidado de árboles jóvenes de Pecán

La guía de plantación y cuidados se ha diseñado para productores emprendedores de pecán que se inician. Contenidos: Planificación de la plantación Factores a considerar en la selección y plantación de pecán ¿Cuá...
Ernesto Rafael Madero
Florencia Trabichet
INTA Argentina

African Organic Agriculture Training Manual: Mangoes Crop Management

Mango trees (Mangifera indica L.) are cultivated in many countries of East, South and West Africa. In these countries, mangoes contribute to farmer family diets as well as serving as a cash crop. Mangoes are a delicate fruit and, therefore, sensitive to transport, which limits trade opportunities...
Lukas Kilcher
Brian Ssebunya
FiBL, Research Institute of Organic Agriculture, Switzerland