Resources by Ramón A. Arancibia
|Evaluating Vegetable Transplants||Apr 24, 2015||2906-1358 (AREC-140P)|
|Characteristics of Good Quality Transplants||Apr 24, 2015||2906-1383 (AREC-141NP)|
|Potato Seed Selection and Management||
Selection of good quality seed is essential for Virginia growers. We often plant under less than ideal growing conditions in cold, wet soils. Seed need to be disease-free, physiologically young, handled gently and stored with care. Select disease-free seed lots. Commercial lots of seed must be inspected upon arrival by the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Inspection Service. Avoid planting seed pieces with scab lesions as seed-borne scab can contaminate fields without a prior history of scab.
|Apr 27, 2015||2906-1391 (HORT-172NP)|
|Specialty Crop Profile: Globe Artichoke||
Globe artichoke (Cynara scolymus L.) is an herbaceous perennial that is grown for its tender, edible, immature flower buds. The globe artichoke should not be confused with Jerusalem artichoke, another member of the composite family native to North America, which is grown for its fleshy tubers. Globe artichoke plants can become large: four to five feet tall and wide, with long, heavily serrated silvery green leaves (Figure 1a).
|Jan 28, 2015||438-108 (HORT-92P)|
|Forced-Air Produce Cooler||
Field heat removal from freshly harvested produce is critical for subsequent handling and storage. Heat removal should be done immediately after harvest to maximize storage potential of the produce. The longer heat removal is delayed, the shorter the shelf life. Force air cooling has been design to remove field heat to bring the produce temperature down to the storage temperature.
|Jan 28, 2015||442-060 (AREC-118P)|
|Sweetpotato Production and Variety Performance in Southeast Virginia, 2015-2016||May 8, 2018||HORT-282P|
|Low Tunnels in Vegetable Crops: Beyond Season Extension||May 30, 2018||HORT-291P|