Crop Production and Horticulture Research Papers/Topics

Review of the pre and post harvest handling methods of apple fruit (Malus domestic)

Apple (Malus domestica) is a tree and its pomaceous fruit, of species Mauls domestic a Borkhin therose family Rosaceae, is one of the most widely cultivated tree fruits. The main objective of this reviewis to review postharvest handling of apple fruit with the following Specific objectives: to review preharvest factors that affect postharvest quality of apple fruit and review postharvest factors that affectquality of apple fruits. The factor that causes postharvest losses of apple fruits are ...

Response of Onion (Allium cepa L.) to Bulb Size at Planting and NPK 15:15:15 Fertilizer Application Rate in the Guinea Savannah Agroecology of Ghana

Studies were conducted during the 2013 and 2014 cropping seasons at the research field of the University for Development Studies, Nyankpala in the Northern Region of Ghana to determine the effects of bulb size at planting and NPK 15:15:15 application rate on growth and yield of onion. The NPK 15:15:15 was applied at the rate of 0 (control), 80, 165 and 250 kg/ha. Three different bulb sizes: small (2.5-3.5 cm), medium (4.5-5.5 cm) and large (6.5-8.5 cm) were used. The treatment combinati...

Comparative Study of the Emergence and Growth of Young Seedlings of Five Varieties of Pistachio (Pistacia Vera L.) of Syrian Origins

The present work is to study the emergence and growth of seedlings of five pistachio varieties that are: Batouri, Achouri, Neb-Djemel, Adjmi and Bayadhi. The study was conducted in a greenhouse temperature and photoperiod were controlled. The seeds are germinated in pots filled with peat without going through the damp cold stratification at a temperature of 4ºC. The results obtained showed that growth parameters (length and diameter of the plants) revealed significant tests while other p...