Advances in Food-Producing Systems For Arid and Semiarid by Jamal T Manassah; Ernest J Briskey; Muʼassasat al-Kuwayt

By Jamal T Manassah; Ernest J Briskey; Muʼassasat al-Kuwayt lil-Taqaddum al-ʻIlmī

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They are adapted, however, to the installation of drip or trickle irrigation systems. Peat Bags or Modules The use of peat modules is one of the most widely used and favored methods of cul­ ture in all Northern Europe. Practically the entire greenhouse tomato, and much of the cucumber industry has gone to their use. Yields of tomatoes have been pushed from 80 tons per acre per year to 120-130 tons. The bags or modules are 40-45 inches long and 12-15 inches wide and lay flat. They are laid in rows of 2 for proper spacing of plants with either 2 or 3 tomato or cucumber plants per bag, and 6 - 8 inches between the ends of the bag.

Its potential for arid land agriculture is receiving much attention. Drip or Trickle Irrigation— Surface and Subsurface 4 The drip system is not new. The use of a porous hose in Michigan occurred as early as 1932. Drip irrigation for field grown crops originated in Israel, using plastic tubing, during the 1960s. The new technology was first introduced into Southern California in 1970 by farm advisers Bernarr Hall and Donald Gustafson for staked tomatoes and avocadoes, and by Drs. Alvin L. Kenworthy and Charles Kesner for A D V A N C E S IN P R O T E C T E D E N V I R O N M E N T S F O R P L A N T G R O W T H 691 young cherry orchards in Michigan.

Analysis and Improvement of Cold Hardiness in Plants. Y. H. Wittwer and S. Honma. 1979. Greenhouse Tomatoes. Lettuce, and Cucumbers. Michigan State University Press; East Lansing, Michigan. A complete bibliography of other references for greenhouse tomatoes, lettuce, and cucumbers is also found therein. , London W CIN 2LP, England; and the Environ­ mental Research Laboratories, University of Arizona at Tucson. Personal contacts with authorities such as Ray Sheldrake, Professor Emeritus, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York; Asgar Klougart of the Department of Horticulture, University of Copenhagen in Denmark; D.

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