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Vegetable and Fruit Production Guides, Horticulture Manuals

Mint production and pest management in Indiana

The mints are grown for the essential oils that they produce in specialized glands on the leaves and stems. This oil is readily recovered by steam distillation of the harvested hay. Peppermint and spearmint oils are widely used to flavor chewing gum, candy, pharmaceuticals, toothpaste and other...
Steve Weller
Ralph Green
Cheri Janssen
Fred Whitford
Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service

Evaluation of Flame Seedless Grapevines Grafted on Some Rootstocks

  The current investigation was conducted during the two successive seasons of 2011 and 2012 on six years old vines in a private vineyard at Cairo - Alexandria Desert Rood where soil was sandy. Vines of Flame Seedless cv. grafted on either Salt Creek or Freedom rootstocks, in addition to own-...
Rafaat S.S. El-Gendy
Journal of Horticultural Science & Ornamental Plants

Control del riego en paltos y cítricos

Manual de riego para paltos y cítricos, capítulo 2. El hecho de aplicar un programa de riego, en base a los registros de evapotranspiración no asegura el éxito productivo del cultivo, ya que existe una serie de factores que podrían estar subestimando o...
Pilar Gil
Gabriel Sellés
Raúl Ferreyra
INIA Chile

Orchard-Floor Management in Pecans

The objective of this leaflet is to briefly discuss orchard floor management options in pecan orchards along with herbicide considerations, and potential herbicides. It should be used as a guide for producers making orchard floor management decisions. One of the best management strategies for a...
W. E. Mitchem
M. L. Parker
North Carolina State University

Pruning and training thornless blackberries

Train semitrailing blackberries to trellises (Figure 1A). The erect blackberry varieties do not require support if the tops of new canes are pruned during the summer to keep growth below 3 to 4 feet. Erect blackberries that are not topped may be trained to a one-wire trellis Construct the...
E. B. Poling
Gina Fernandez
North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service

2012 Sweet Potato Variety Trial

We located the 2012 sweet potato trial at the Cannon Horticulture Project site on the Kerr Center Ranch. The Project was established in the fall of 2007 and achieved certified organic status in June 2011. The Cannon site features a loam soil with moderately-poor drainage. This is not considered...
George Kuepper
Luke Freeman
Kerr Center for Sustainable Agriculture

Okra Production in Florida

The okra production manual addresses the following topics: Varieties Seeding and planting Fertilizer and lime Plant tissue analysis Irrigation Weed management Insect management Disease management  
B.M. Santos
P.J. Dittmar
S.M. Olson
S.E. Webb
S. Zhang
University of Florida, IFAS Extension

Manual del Cultivo de la Cebolla: Fertilización y Riego

El sistema radical de la cebolla es poco extendido, de escasa profundidad y densidad y pobremente ramificado. Las raíces son muy sensibles al déficit de agua en el suelo y para poder elongarse necesitan que la humedad llegue  hasta la base del tallo (Jones, 1963). Los factores...
Victor M. Lipinski
INTA Argentina

Radish Production in Florida

The radish production manual addresses the following topics: Varieties Seeding and planting Fertilizer and lime Plant tissue analysis Irrigation Weed management Insect management Disease management Production costs  
M. Ozores-Hampton
P.J. Dittmar
R.N. Raid
S.E. Webb
E.J. McAvoy
University of Florida, IFAS Extension

Manual del Cultivo del Tomate

El Tomate es una planta de clima cálido pero se adapta muy bien a climas templados; por lo que en El Salvador se puede sembrar en gran parte del territorio, prefiriéndose aquellos ubicados en alturas entre los 100 y 1500 m.s.n.m. Este cultivo se puede sembrar todo el año, pero...
Boris Corpeño
Fintrac IDEA