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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...
Summer Cover Crops
There is growing interest in the use of shortseason summer annual legumes or grasses as cover crops and green manures in vegetable production systems. Cover crops can provide a significant source of nitrogen (N) for subsequent crops; reduce erosion, runoff, and potential pollution of surface...
Control de fumagina (Capnodium mangiferae Cooke & Brown) con biofungicidas en hojas y frutos de mango “Manila”
La fumagina (Capnodium mangiferae Cooke & Broome) es una de las enfermedades más importantes en México, después de la antracnosis (Colletotrichum gloeosporioides Penz.) y la roña (Elsinoe mangiferae Bitanc. & Jenkins), que afecta el rendimiento y la apariencia...
Effect of mycorrhizal inoculants in the development of Mexican landrace avocado rootstocks
The aim of this work was to assess the effect of two arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) inoculants in the development of avocado rootstocks. Seeds of Mexican landrace avocado (Persea americana Mill. var. drymifolia) were used, with two commercial inoculants: T1 containing Glomus fasciculatum, G....
Inhibición del brotamiento de tubérculos de papas nativas (Solanum sp) durante el almacenamiento postcosecha
Esta investigación evaluó el efecto de Chlorpropham (CIPC) sobre la longitud de los brotes y pérdida de peso de tubérculos de papas nativas de las variedades: Huayro Negro (Solanum x chaucha), Amarilla Tumbay (Solanum juzeepzukii), Peruanita (Solanum gonyocalix), Muro...
Evaluation of the Antifungal Activity of Natural Compounds to Reduce Postharvest Blue Mould (Penicillium expansum Link.) of Apples (Malus domestica Borkh.) During Storage
Several natural compounds were evaluated for the control of Penicillium expansum on apples during green-ripe or ripe maturity stages and stored at ambient or cold temperature. Semipure or crude derivatives of Capsicum frutescens completely inhibited conidial germination of P. expansum at all...
Preservative Treatments for Fresh-cut Fruits and Vegetables
  In this chapter, we review the most common treatments used to preserve the color and texture of fresh-cut products. Color preservation is, after safety, the most important attribute to be preserved, because frequently, a product is selected for its appearance, particularly its color. Color...
Growing Vegetables, Fruits and Produce (Food Safety Self-Assesment Tool)
Food safety is a concern to all involved in the production, marketing and consumption of foodstuff. Produce, fruits and vegetables, present unique problems in that they are often consumed raw without processing. In many cases, small produce growers market their crops directly to consumers or...
Estudio de Mercado Mermeladas, Jaleas y Compotas en EE.UU
  Lo que en Chile se conoce como industria de mermeladas, en EE.UU se define como de confituras, la que considera 3 categorías: mermeladas, jaleas y compotas (jam, jelly and preserves). La mermelada es preparada en base a la cocción de trozos frutas a las que se han incorporado...
Effect of Pre-drying, Blanching and Citric Acid Treatments on the Quality of Fried Sweet Potato Chips
  Frying of sweet potato slices is carried out to convert the roots to value added products. Frying method brings out unique flavor and texture to the products that improve their overall acceptability. The aim of this work was to determine the effect of some pretreatments on moisture, vitamin...
Caracterización fisicoquímica de la grasa de las semillas del fruto de copoazú
Con el fin de establecer las similitudes entre la grasa de Copoazú y la manteca de cacao para su aprovechamiento industrial se realizaron pruebas fisicoquímicas a ocho accesiones provenientes del Departamento del Caquetá; además de caracterizar morfológicamente...
Agro-industrial utilization of cactus pear
Cactus pear (Opuntia spp.) makes a valuable contribution to the food security and nutrition of people throughout the world wherever water is scarce. The plant is highly versatile and, in addition to feeding people, it is widely used for livestock feed, burned as fuel and used to protect the...
Estudio de Mercado Mermeladas, Jaleas y Compotas en EE.UU
  Lo que en Chile se conoce como industria de mermeladas, en EE.UU se define como de confituras, la que considera 3 categorías: mermeladas, jaleas y compotas (jam, jelly and preserves). La mermelada es preparada en base a la cocción de trozos frutas a las que se han incorporado...
Entering New Markets: A Guide for Trade Representatives
The world’s only training guide for foreign trade representatives, this unique, hands-on book explains how to promote trade abroad within the context of national trade policy and export strategies. Foreign-based trade representatives balance competing demands and multiple reporting lines....
EU Buyer Requirements for Fresh Fruit and Vegetables
Buyer requirements can be divided into: musts, requirements you must meet in order to enter the market, such as legal requirements, common requirements, which are those most of your competitors have already implemented, in other words, the ones you need to comply with in order to keep up...
Una mirada a experiencias exitosas de agroturismo en América Latina
En este documento se presentan algunas de las experiencias de agroturismo ganadoras de los mencionados concursos. Estas se han dividido en tres secciones: i) rutas y tours temáticos gestionados desde lo local; ii) gastronomía, producción agropecuaria y actividades al aire...