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  • The Future of Fruit Farming: MD2 Pineapple

    By Jenny Hoo

    Published Sep 13, 2019  

    The questions is, why is this MD2 pineapple so popular?Pineapple is known to contain highest amount of vitamin C among all various types of fruits... This means that in the long term, even though under usual circumstances normal pineapple breed would bear fruit in 6-8 months, by taking 16 months of MD2 pineapple production cycle in count, MD2 would bear 4 fruits in 16 months compared to 2 for normal pineapple breed... Valleser in his paper titled “Planting Density Influenced the Fruit Mass and Yield of ‘Sensuous’ Pineapple”, he compared the effects of planting density on the fruit mass and the yields of the fruit in different densities... Similarly, for MD2 pineapple, planting densities above 70,000 plants per hectare produces highest yields but on average, yields were 62,594 plants per hectare and the fruit weights between 1... Meanwhile, for MD2 variety, the major producer is Costa Rica and Brazil for fresh pineapple, while Philippines carries both fresh fruit and canned fruit for export and Thailand and Indonesia produces MD2 pineapple in can for export as well[5]...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Organic Row Crops, Vegetables

    Blockchain & the Future of Fruits & Vegetables Supply Chain

    By Ammar Alshami

    Published Jan 22, 2019  

    Blockchain and Supply of fruits & vegetablesFruits and vegetables are one of the integral ingredients in a common day food. With its increase in demand and the subsequent challenge of fruit spoilage and loss, it's really vital to keep an eye on the future of the supply and demand for fruit and vegetables. For making up the equilibrium between the supply and demand of fruit and vegetable, limiting the fruit from spoilage and gaining most out of this business there are some techniques that can be followed in the future... Proper management of data is vital for the preservation of fruit and vegetables. Use of technology like bar code scanner and modern warehouse software can also facilitate in getting an idea about the current state and quantity of fruit and vegetables...

    Categories: Agribusiness

    Profit per? Ways to think about, measure, and factors that impact fruit and vegetable profits

    By John Moody

    Published May 9, 2018  

    Profit. It is what all good farmers are after. Unfortunately, it is something the majority don’t achieve. There are a number of ways to look at profit and a number of factors to consider when choosing among competing options... They have also started adding pear and possibly other fruits as well...

    Top 4 ways to stimulate root growth

    By Darren Chan

    Published Sep 3, 2019  

    Importance of healthy rootsFirst, they anchor the plant in place, resisting the forces of wind and running water or mudflow. Secondly, the root system takes in oxygen, water and nutrients from the soil, to move them up through the plant to the stems, leaves, and blooms. where they can interact with sunlight to produce sugars and energy for the plant. Last but not least, scientists have recently discovered that roots actually secrete compounds that affect the microorganisms in the soil, which can help protect the plants from disease and encourage it to absorb nutrients from the soil... And promotes root growth, flowering, and fruit set...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Dairy, Organic Row Crops

    Type of Organic Fertilizer

    By Darren Chan

    Published Dec 17, 2019  

    What's Organic FertilizerNowadays, as the level of modernization of agriculture is getting higher and higher, sustainable agriculture is an important global issue. Organic food is receiving more and more attention. According to the trend, organic fertilizers are becoming the first choice for many people. Widely used for vegetables (tomatoes, lettuce, cucumber), fruits (strawberries, grapes, citrus), Cash crops (grass, flowers, cannabis)Organic Fertilizer DefinitionOrganic fertilizer is also called “farm manure... It aids in the stimulation of flowering and fruition in fruit trees...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Organic Row Crops, Wheat

    Oh deer! Deer damage and what farmers can do about it

    By John Moody

    Published May 21, 2018  

    It is that time of year again, at least in my parts. As things go from the tunnel to the field, all our friendly little four legged foes start to to make dinner plans… and breakfast plans. Some are making midnight snack plans as well... How significant? How is a over billion dollars per year? “The National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) estimated that losses to field crops, vegetables, fruits, and nuts exceeded $765 million USD in 2001. White-tailed deer were responsible for 58% of field crop losses and 33% of losses to vegetables, fruits, and nuts...

    Hydroponics 101: A Basic Guide to Start Soilless Cultivation

    By Miriam Pitzalis

    Updated Aug 20  

    Soilless cultivation is an innovative process that was introduced in recent years for protected crops. This practice has been established for the large-scale production of fresh vegetables and ornamental plants, especially in the countries of Northern Europe, with the main purposes of:- Increasing production- Optimizing acreage - Reducing working times- Reducing the need for water and fertilizers - Optimizing climatic conditionsThe continuous climate changes, the increasing interest in environmental impacts, and the availability of cheap facilities and simple technologies all lead to an increased use of soilless cultivation in commercial applications. When talking about soilless crops, we’re referring to two types of systems:- Real hydroponics, without substrate: the root system of a plant is directly in contact with the water and the nutrient solution (floating system, nutrient film technique, aeroponics)- Hydroponics with substrate: the plant grows on inert, organic materials, or a mixture between them (cultivation bags, slabs, pots or bins)In these systems, fertigation feeds the plants and involves the use of water-soluble fertilizers. In the most sophisticated and technological systems, the nutrient solution is recycled continuously, thus ensuring maximum efficiency of the water resources used (closed cycle)... Advantages and disadvantages of soilless cultivationSoilless cultivation has numerous advantages like:- Increasing unit yields and anticipating harvest- Improving the quality of the final product, such as the size and uniform physical-chemical characteristics of the fruits, due to the controlled and accurate management of nutrition and climatic parameters- Using easily replaceable structures in case of reconversion- Reducing the labor for demanding processing operations, such as tillage and soil disinfection- Reducing water consumption, especially in plants managed in a closed cycle in areas with limited water availability- Reducing the use of pesticides and adopting integrated pest management strategies more easilyAlthough the advantages can be very encouraging in the decision to adopt these systems, it is also necessary to consider the disadvantages and difficulties that must be faced: - Insufficient know-how to understand how to manage fertigation, irrigation, crop care and automatic control unit technology - Need for constant monitoring of various parameters, such as EC, pH, nutrient solution recipe and climate- Greater risk of incurring water or saline stress in case of a blackout, which renders the whole system unusable - Medium-high initial investments - Difficulty in reaching potential productions in the first years, due to facilities management problems - Difficulty in disposing of inorganic substrates at the end of use - Dispersion of the exhausted nutrient solution in the surface layers when using open-cycle systemsWhen you decide to cultivate with a soilless system, you need to choose the ideal system type depending on the place where you intend to work, the plant species, the size, and the budget available...

    Categories: Irrigation, Precision Agriculture, Vegetables

    Early Blight & Late Blight | How to distinguish

    By Darren Chan

    Published Sep 17, 2019  

    Early blight and late blight are the most common diseases on tomato & potato. They usually take huge losses to farmers. Although the names of the two diseases are the only one-word difference, some growers do not know exactly about the difference between early blight and late blight. First, we need to how to recognize their symptoms... Fruit spots rot at the stem and radiate from the attachment area between the flower and the fruit...

    Categories: Irrigation, Organic Row Crops, Wheat

    5 reasons to choose chitosan oligosaccharide in organic agriculture

    By Darren Chan

    Published Jan 22, 2019  

    In the application of agricultural production, chitosan oligosaccharides not only make crops grow better and robust, but also has obvious effects in stress resistance and pest resistance. Numerous studies have shown that chitosan oligosaccharides can induce broad-spectrum resistance, enhance the plant’s own defense ability, inhibit the growth of a variety of plant pathogenic microorganisms, and it is non-toxic and can be microbial degradation, and will not pollute the environment. This makes it an important role in agricultural production as a new type of green production. 1... They can root and promote stems, shorten stems, and grow vigorously, which is conducive to nutrients to maximize the supply of fruits...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Irrigation, Organic Row Crops

    Fertilizer management to improve yields

    By Miriam Pitzalis

    Updated Aug 20  

    Grain yield is strongly influenced by various factors, such as soil characteristics, irrigation, genetics, climate, cultivation techniques, and use of fertilizers. Fertilizers contribute incisively to the final production. To develop optimal fertilizer recommendations, it is necessary to determine the status of plant-available nutrients. The right fertilizer doses avoid incurring saline stress or nutritional deficiencies that lead to yield losses. What elements should growers consider besides the results of a soil test?The chemical-physical analysis of the soil is only a starting point to accurately establish the nutrient requirements of plant growth...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Corn, Specialty

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  • The Future of Fruit Farming: MD2 Pineapple

    By Jenny Hoo

    Published Sep 13, 2019  

    The questions is, why is this MD2 pineapple so popular?Pineapple is known to contain highest amount of vitamin C among all various types of fruits... This means that in the long term, even though under usual circumstances normal pineapple breed would bear fruit in 6-8 months, by taking 16 months of MD2 pineapple production cycle in count, MD2 would bear 4 fruits in 16 months compared to 2 for normal pineapple breed... Valleser in his paper titled “Planting Density Influenced the Fruit Mass and Yield of ‘Sensuous’ Pineapple”, he compared the effects of planting density on the fruit mass and the yields of the fruit in different densities... Similarly, for MD2 pineapple, planting densities above 70,000 plants per hectare produces highest yields but on average, yields were 62,594 plants per hectare and the fruit weights between 1... Meanwhile, for MD2 variety, the major producer is Costa Rica and Brazil for fresh pineapple, while Philippines carries both fresh fruit and canned fruit for export and Thailand and Indonesia produces MD2 pineapple in can for export as well[5]...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Organic Row Crops, Vegetables

    Blockchain & the Future of Fruits & Vegetables Supply Chain

    By Ammar Alshami

    Published Jan 22, 2019  

    Blockchain and Supply of fruits & vegetablesFruits and vegetables are one of the integral ingredients in a common day food. With its increase in demand and the subsequent challenge of fruit spoilage and loss, it's really vital to keep an eye on the future of the supply and demand for fruit and vegetables. For making up the equilibrium between the supply and demand of fruit and vegetable, limiting the fruit from spoilage and gaining most out of this business there are some techniques that can be followed in the future... Proper management of data is vital for the preservation of fruit and vegetables. Use of technology like bar code scanner and modern warehouse software can also facilitate in getting an idea about the current state and quantity of fruit and vegetables...

    Categories: Agribusiness

    Profit per? Ways to think about, measure, and factors that impact fruit and vegetable profits

    By John Moody

    Published May 9, 2018  

    Profit. It is what all good farmers are after. Unfortunately, it is something the majority don’t achieve. There are a number of ways to look at profit and a number of factors to consider when choosing among competing options... They have also started adding pear and possibly other fruits as well...

    Top 4 ways to stimulate root growth

    By Darren Chan

    Published Sep 3, 2019  

    Importance of healthy rootsFirst, they anchor the plant in place, resisting the forces of wind and running water or mudflow. Secondly, the root system takes in oxygen, water and nutrients from the soil, to move them up through the plant to the stems, leaves, and blooms. where they can interact with sunlight to produce sugars and energy for the plant. Last but not least, scientists have recently discovered that roots actually secrete compounds that affect the microorganisms in the soil, which can help protect the plants from disease and encourage it to absorb nutrients from the soil... And promotes root growth, flowering, and fruit set...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Dairy, Organic Row Crops

    Type of Organic Fertilizer

    By Darren Chan

    Published Dec 17, 2019  

    What's Organic FertilizerNowadays, as the level of modernization of agriculture is getting higher and higher, sustainable agriculture is an important global issue. Organic food is receiving more and more attention. According to the trend, organic fertilizers are becoming the first choice for many people. Widely used for vegetables (tomatoes, lettuce, cucumber), fruits (strawberries, grapes, citrus), Cash crops (grass, flowers, cannabis)Organic Fertilizer DefinitionOrganic fertilizer is also called “farm manure... It aids in the stimulation of flowering and fruition in fruit trees...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Organic Row Crops, Wheat

    Oh deer! Deer damage and what farmers can do about it

    By John Moody

    Published May 21, 2018  

    It is that time of year again, at least in my parts. As things go from the tunnel to the field, all our friendly little four legged foes start to to make dinner plans… and breakfast plans. Some are making midnight snack plans as well... How significant? How is a over billion dollars per year? “The National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) estimated that losses to field crops, vegetables, fruits, and nuts exceeded $765 million USD in 2001. White-tailed deer were responsible for 58% of field crop losses and 33% of losses to vegetables, fruits, and nuts...

    Hydroponics 101: A Basic Guide to Start Soilless Cultivation

    By Miriam Pitzalis

    Updated Aug 20  

    Soilless cultivation is an innovative process that was introduced in recent years for protected crops. This practice has been established for the large-scale production of fresh vegetables and ornamental plants, especially in the countries of Northern Europe, with the main purposes of:- Increasing production- Optimizing acreage - Reducing working times- Reducing the need for water and fertilizers - Optimizing climatic conditionsThe continuous climate changes, the increasing interest in environmental impacts, and the availability of cheap facilities and simple technologies all lead to an increased use of soilless cultivation in commercial applications. When talking about soilless crops, we’re referring to two types of systems:- Real hydroponics, without substrate: the root system of a plant is directly in contact with the water and the nutrient solution (floating system, nutrient film technique, aeroponics)- Hydroponics with substrate: the plant grows on inert, organic materials, or a mixture between them (cultivation bags, slabs, pots or bins)In these systems, fertigation feeds the plants and involves the use of water-soluble fertilizers. In the most sophisticated and technological systems, the nutrient solution is recycled continuously, thus ensuring maximum efficiency of the water resources used (closed cycle)... Advantages and disadvantages of soilless cultivationSoilless cultivation has numerous advantages like:- Increasing unit yields and anticipating harvest- Improving the quality of the final product, such as the size and uniform physical-chemical characteristics of the fruits, due to the controlled and accurate management of nutrition and climatic parameters- Using easily replaceable structures in case of reconversion- Reducing the labor for demanding processing operations, such as tillage and soil disinfection- Reducing water consumption, especially in plants managed in a closed cycle in areas with limited water availability- Reducing the use of pesticides and adopting integrated pest management strategies more easilyAlthough the advantages can be very encouraging in the decision to adopt these systems, it is also necessary to consider the disadvantages and difficulties that must be faced: - Insufficient know-how to understand how to manage fertigation, irrigation, crop care and automatic control unit technology - Need for constant monitoring of various parameters, such as EC, pH, nutrient solution recipe and climate- Greater risk of incurring water or saline stress in case of a blackout, which renders the whole system unusable - Medium-high initial investments - Difficulty in reaching potential productions in the first years, due to facilities management problems - Difficulty in disposing of inorganic substrates at the end of use - Dispersion of the exhausted nutrient solution in the surface layers when using open-cycle systemsWhen you decide to cultivate with a soilless system, you need to choose the ideal system type depending on the place where you intend to work, the plant species, the size, and the budget available...

    Categories: Irrigation, Precision Agriculture, Vegetables

    Early Blight & Late Blight | How to distinguish

    By Darren Chan

    Published Sep 17, 2019  

    Early blight and late blight are the most common diseases on tomato & potato. They usually take huge losses to farmers. Although the names of the two diseases are the only one-word difference, some growers do not know exactly about the difference between early blight and late blight. First, we need to how to recognize their symptoms... Fruit spots rot at the stem and radiate from the attachment area between the flower and the fruit...

    Categories: Irrigation, Organic Row Crops, Wheat

    5 reasons to choose chitosan oligosaccharide in organic agriculture

    By Darren Chan

    Published Jan 22, 2019  

    In the application of agricultural production, chitosan oligosaccharides not only make crops grow better and robust, but also has obvious effects in stress resistance and pest resistance. Numerous studies have shown that chitosan oligosaccharides can induce broad-spectrum resistance, enhance the plant’s own defense ability, inhibit the growth of a variety of plant pathogenic microorganisms, and it is non-toxic and can be microbial degradation, and will not pollute the environment. This makes it an important role in agricultural production as a new type of green production. 1... They can root and promote stems, shorten stems, and grow vigorously, which is conducive to nutrients to maximize the supply of fruits...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Irrigation, Organic Row Crops

    Fertilizer management to improve yields

    By Miriam Pitzalis

    Updated Aug 20  

    Grain yield is strongly influenced by various factors, such as soil characteristics, irrigation, genetics, climate, cultivation techniques, and use of fertilizers. Fertilizers contribute incisively to the final production. To develop optimal fertilizer recommendations, it is necessary to determine the status of plant-available nutrients. The right fertilizer doses avoid incurring saline stress or nutritional deficiencies that lead to yield losses. What elements should growers consider besides the results of a soil test?The chemical-physical analysis of the soil is only a starting point to accurately establish the nutrient requirements of plant growth...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Corn, Specialty

  • Posted By John Moody
    May 9, 2018  

    https://agfuse.com/article/profit-per-ways-to-think-about-measure-and-factors-that-impact-fruit-and-vegetable-profits

    Posted By Darren Chan
    Feb 12, 2019  

    https://agfuse.com/article/chitosan-amp-mycorrhiza-complement-each-other-for-soil-healthy

    Posted By John Moody
    May 21, 2018  

    https://agfuse.com/article/oh-deer-deer-damage-and-what-farmers-can-do-about-it

    Posted By Payal Deshmukh
    Feb 21, 2019  

    https://agfuse.com/article/agricultural-drones-their-role-in-agricultural-purposes

    Posted By Miriam Pflug
    Jan 14, 2019  

    Fruit & Vegetable Continuing Education at the 7th Annual, SC AgriBiz & Farm Expo
    January 23-24, 2019
    The expo will offer two general sessions and four educational tracks during the 2019 Expo. The tracks are: field crops, fruits and vegetables, livestock and women in agriculture. For anyone growing produce, the fruit and vegetable track will offer valuable information. Throughout both days, specific sessions will explore various components of production, marketing, and long-term success. Speakers represented consist of: An extensive variety of Clemson University Staff, as well as Lonnie Kelley with Food Lion; NC State Ext Agent, Bruce McLean; Dave Kowert and Thomas McNeil of NextTrack Consulting just to name a few. Lots happening in the Fruit & Vegetable Track--hope to see you soon.
    Admission is free and no registration required.  

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    Posted By Irrigation
    Jun 21, 2018  

    https://www.farmanddairy.com/top-stories/how-to-choose-the-right-irrigation-system/493616.html

    Posted By Garrett Smith
    Jun 4, 2018  

    any information about  Blight on fruit trees and vegetables.

    Posted By Farmers Under Forty
    May 28, 2018  

    http://www.growingproduce.com/fruits/5-farm-tractor-maintenance-tips-summer/

    Posted By Vegetable Production
    May 9, 2018  

    https://agfuse.com/article/profit-per-ways-to-think-about-measure-and-factors-that-impact-fruit-and-vegetable-profits

    Posted By Marc Suderman
    Mar 22, 2018  

    Springtime is a great time. Nature comes alive with activity. It reminds me of preparing for a formal event, where everyone dresses up in their finest outfits!

    With #bloom being the “grand occasion” and the current conditions, this Gala apple block is about a week away from bloom stage.

    There is so much potential at this time. Potential that growers work to harness and nurture into the kind of fruits you enjoy eating. #CCAtip #WAAg #waapples

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