Marketing Channel and Technology Adoption; Chinese Villages in the Local Horticulture Market
- L. Wang; S. Rozelle; J. Huang; T. Reardon; X. Dong
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A Cognitive Vision Approach to Early Pest Detection in Greenhouse Crops
- Paul Boissard A
Early disease detection is a major challenge in horticulture. Integrated Pest Man-agement (IPM) (Stern et al., 1959; Altner et al., 1977) combines prophylactic, bio-logical and physical methods to fight bioagressors of crops while minimizing the use of pesticides. This approach is particularly promising in the context of ornamental crops in greenhouses because of the high level of control needed in such agrosystems. However, IPM requires frequent and precise observations of plants (mainly leaves) which are not compatible with production constraints. Our goal is early detection of bioagressors. In this paper, we present a strategy based on advances in automatic interpretation...
Successful Workplace Learning: How learning happens at work
- Karen Vaughan; Marie Cameron; Te Rūnanga; O Aotearoa; Mō Te Rangahau; I Te Mātauranga
We are very grateful to the employers, trainers, managers, workers, and learners who participated in this project. None of it would have been possible without your willingness to generously share your workplaces, insights, and experiences with us, and with the people who read this report. We thank the Industry Training Federation for their support of, and appreciation for, this research project and for research more generally. We also thank the partner ITOs—Careerforce, Horticulture ITO, Building and Construction ITO, SkillsActive, Retail Institute, and Pharmacy ITO. We also acknowledge the support of Waikato University, particularly Gemma Piercy, who co-authored the early project...
Analysis of Farm Household Preferences in the Management of Invasive Species: The Case of Miconia in Hawaii
- Catherine Chan-halbrendt Al; Fang Yang B; Lynna Thomas C; Archana Pant D
A major threat to Hawaii’s ecosystem is the spread of invasive plant species. One such species is Miconia calvescens. Given that this plant was originally introduced to Hawaii by the horticulture industry and has negative effects on agricultural productivity, it is logical to find the farm households ’ preference for the control of Miconia. Using Conjoint Choice Experiment methodology, this study designed a survey to measure farm households ’ preferences for Miconia calvescens control program attributes. Results of the surveys indicate that the farm households are willing to support Miconia control programs if they prevent severe soil erosion and loss...
Empowering Urban Poor Communities through
- Robert J. Holmer; Axel W. Drescher; Robert J. Holmer; Axel W. Drescher
Five allotment gardens have been established in Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines, by converting idle lots to facilitate the legal access of 55 urban poor families to land for vegetable production. Surveys show that 25 % of the allotment gardeners ’ produce is consumed by themselves, 7 % is given away to relatives and friends while 68 % is sold to walk-in clients from the neighborhood. The available income of the gardeners has thus been increased by about 20 %. Among the non-monetary benefits of the allotment gardens are the strengthening of social values since they have become places where...
ORIGINAL ARTICLE The responses of agriculture in Europe to climate change
- Marco Bindi; Jørgen E. Olesen
Abstract Human activities are projected to lead to sub-stantial increases in temperature that will impact northern Europe during winter and southern Europe during summer. Moreover, it is expected that these changes will cause increasing water shortages along the Mediterranean and in the south-west Balkans and in the south of European Russia. The consequences on the European agricultural ecosystems are likely to vary widely depending on the cropping system being investigated (i.e. cereals vs. forage crops vs. perennial horticulture), the region and the likely climate changes. In northern Europe, increases in yield and expansion of climatically suitable areas are expected to...
Rachel Mabie, Urban Horticulture Adviser
- Matt Baker; Assistant Professor
Efforts to improve teaching and learning in science education are concurrent with endeavors in agricultural education to increase agricultural literacy. Science educators advancing an experiential approach to teaching might be interested in using agriculturally-oriented strategies, especially if such strategies positively impact science process skill development. Science process skills include the ability to observe, communicate, compare, order, relate, and infer. The intent of this study was to explore the impact that two types of agriculturally-oriented experiential instructional strategies had upon science process skill development. The data collection approach was qualitative in nature and included direct researcher observation of written and verbal...
Simulation of apple tree development using mixed statistical and biomechanical models
- Colin Smith; Christophe Godin; Przemyslaw Prusinkiewicz; Evelyne Costes
In the last twenty years, architectural studies in horticulture have led to a better understanding of fruit tree development and to improvements in tree and orchard management . Tree architecture plays a key role in foliage distribution and consequently in light interception and carbon acquisition, which in turn strongly affect the reproductive growth of fruit trees. To integrate the acquired knowledge, we addressed the question of
- L. Art Spomer
This Journal of Environmental Horticulture article is reproduced with the consent of the Horticultural Research Institute (HRI – www.hriresearch.org), which was established in 1962 as the research and development affiliate of the American Nursery & Landscape Association (ANLA –
Major Subject: Horticulture GENETIC VARIATION IN SOMATIC EMBRYOGENESIS
- Of Rosa Hybrida L; Anna Mildred Burrell; Of Rosa Hybrida L; Anna Mildred Burrell
PhD in Chemistry ('00); PhD in Horticulture ('10)
- David S. Senchina
Eighty percent of the global population relies on traditional medicine (Weragoda 1980), comprised mainly of plant-based medicines or phytomedici-nes. In Western society, many pharmacological preparations are prepared from or modeled on plant sources (Cowan 1999). Despite their signifi-cant contributions to modern health, these drugs represent only a very minor fraction of the total pool of phytochemicals with potential therapeutic properties. Stuart (2004) estimated that approxi-mately 10,000 plant species have been used in some medicinal capacity; however, few have been systematically investigated. The importance of potential drugs from uninvestigated plant species is becoming increasingly palpable, especially with the continuing loss of...
Costs of establishing and operating field nurseries differentiated by size of firm and species of plant in USDA plant hardiness zones 5 and 6
- Taylor, Reed D.; Kneen, Harold H.; Smith, Elton M.; Hahn, David E.; Uchida, Stanley
The science of horticulture, including a practical system for the management of fruit trees, arranged on demonstrative physiological principles; illustrated by sketches, in twelve plates. With a commentary on the works of Bradley, Hitt, Miller, Forsyth, Knight, Kirwan, Sir Humphry Davy, and Mrs. Ibbotson.
- Hayward, Joseph.
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Estimating the Use Value of Horticultural Land
Unlike the annual investments made in traditional agricultural enterprises, most horticultural investments extend over many years. SLEAC provides use-value estimates of horticultural land devoted to orchard use. Unlike agricultural land, the data required for the esti-mation of orchard use values are largely unavailable from published, secondary sources. Therefore, these estimates are based largely upon the professional opin-ion of Virginia Cooperative Extension and Department of Horticulture personnel knowledgeable in the area of apple and peach production. For land devoted to vineyards and nurseries where data limitations make the estimation of use values problem-atic, SLEAC does not provide explicit use-value esti-mates. Instead,...
- Amanda Benson; Idate Am; A Benson
The constraints and opportunities for commercial horticulture in the urban and peri-urban areas of Bamako, Mali: a gendered perspective
invasions: a database of alien woody plants in the Czech Republic
- Martin Křivánek; Petr Pyšek
Forestry and horticulture as pathways of plant
La Casa Juan Cruz Eguileor, hijos : un gran establecimiento de horticultura en Bilbao.
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La Agricultura de "artesanía" (horticultura) para las zonas industriales de la cornisa cantábrica : el ejemplo de Holanda / por Bernardo de Mesanza Ruiz de Salas.
- Mesanza Ruiz de Salas, Bernardo de.
2007. “Food and Fuel for All: Realistic or Foolish
- Kenneth G. Cassman; Adam J. Liska
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