Seed Washing Protocol for Untreated Imperial Star Artichoke Seed

Artichoke seed can be susceptible to seed-borne pathogens that reside in the seed coat. Molds develop during the germination process and attack the vital growing parts of the seed, potentially killing the newly emerged seedling. The following is generally considered a safe procedure for a chlorine treatment to reduce the amount of molds that may …

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Soil and Plant Nutrition in Asparagus

By Donald E. Brock       I have put together information about soil fertility and plant nutrition from several sources, including a leading university professor and recognized expert from California, an agronomist/fertilizer expert from southern California, and a soils specialist and agronomist from Latin America. Being a third generation asparagus farmer in California and Mexico, and after …

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Strawberry Cultivars

Aroma: University of California, Open Field, Neutral Day. Camarosa: University of California, Open Field, Short Day. Chandler: University of California, Open Field, Short Day. Camino Real: University of California, Open Field, Short Day. Oso Grande: University of California, Open Field, Short Day. Seascape: University of California, Open Field, Neutral Day. Carmine: University of Florida, Greenhouse, …

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Asparagus Sweet Purple

This type of asparagus has many similar characteristics to green asparagus, but offers something new for the asparagus connoisseur. (1)   The deep-burgundy coloration produced in these spears is the most striking difference between the purple and green varieties. * (2)   The spears are generally larger and much more tender than its green counterpart.  The vascular …

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Tutorado para calabacitas

Análisis de métodos de tutorado y su efecto en el rendimiento de calabacitas para exportación. A fin de reducir el descarte de frutas por daños físicos, manchas y deformaciones, FHIA ha evaluado el efecto de diferentes tipos de tutorado de las plantas sobre los rendimientos comerciales de la calabacita, utilizando materiales de bajo costo para …

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Watermelon

Citrullus lanatus  Diploid + Tetraploid = Triploid  History and Taxonomy Known culture of the watermelon dates back to pictures made in ancient Egypt. Names for the watermelon have appeared in the old literature of the Arabic, Berber, Sanskrit, Sardinian, and Visigoth languages. Early cultivation of the crop occurred in the Mediterranean area and as far …

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ZANAHORIA   Daucus carota

La zanahoria es una planta de alimento provenida del lugar que conocemos ahora como Afganistán, y estuvo originalmente del color purpúreo. Estuvo probablemente cultivando por la gente antigua pero no fue una planta corriente de alimento. Sin embargo, hasta eso tiempo las especies se pusieron de emigrar a Europa, Asia, África del Norte y más …

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