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Apiservices; Virtual Beekeeping Gallery

International information about beekeeping, bees, and honey: associations, companies, journals, events, institutes, laboratories, markets, equipment, museums, and other advice and links.

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Beehoo

World beekeeping directory

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Kentucky State Beekeepers Association

Dedicated to the promotion of honeybees, beekeeping, and honeybee pollination. Includes a constitution and bylaws, membership details, and information about local associations.

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Sustainable Beekeeping

Provides information on building and using top bar hives, a simple, sustainable and chemical-free method of beekeeping, suitable for everyone. Includes information on a downloadable book called The Barefoot Beekeeper.

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African Killer Bee Movement

Provides a map and information on the spread of these bees into the U.S.

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American Bee Journal

Specialist publication available by subscription including beekeeping information, education, classes and events, as well as beekeeping history.

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American Beekeeping Federation

Acts on behalf of the beekeeping industry on issues affecting the interests and the economic viability of the various sectors of the industry.

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American Honey Producers Association

The American Honey Producers Association is an organization dedicated to promoting the common interest and general welfare of the American Honey Producer

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Apiconsult

Assisting the development of beekeeping in Africa through sharing information appropriate to African beekeeping. Includes information, articles and a discussion forum.

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Arkansas Beekeepers Online

Information about the organization with contact details for local associations, a newsletter, and sales of equipment and honey.

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Bee Craft

Monthly journal providing the latest beekeeping ideas and research for beginners and seasoned apiarists. Subscription information, events calendar, topical tips, discussion board and FAQ.

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Bee Culture Magazine

The magazine of American beekeeping, with current and archive articles available on-line, news,events, information, books and links.

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Bee Research Institute at Dol (Czech Republic)

History of the institute, with some information about services offered (especially classification of bee races), staffing, and products.

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Bee Research Unit

Dr. Nizar Haddad provides information on beekeeping in Jordan and the research unit, books and booklets, articles and films about beekeeping

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Bee Space

Blog about simple, sustainable beekeeping.

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Bee Thinking

Supplier of horizontal top bar and Warr? hives. Also provides a directory of bee related resources.

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Beekeeping and Children

Information about bees and beekeeping: activities, safety, harvesting honey, and recipes.

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Beekeeping For Beginners

Provides details of a book of this name that can be ordered on-line, either as an e-book or as a print book.

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Beekeeping in India

Information on beekeeping under Indian conditions, including the resources needed, the potential, apiculture technology, and the Indian market.

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Beekeeping in Ukraine

Information about beekeeping in the Ukraine, and its cultural and economic importance.

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Beemaster.com: Beekeeping Course

An on-line tutorial for beekeeping.

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Bees-Online

Information resource about honey bees and their value to mankind, written to inspire and encourage people to keep bees themselves.

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Beesource.com: Bulletin Board

Several forums for discussion of general beekeeping topics.

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British Columbia Honey Producers Association

Promoting and encouraging beekeeping in BC. Disseminating reliable and practical information, education, exhibitions and sponsorship of beekeeping activities.

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Canadian Honey Council

General information about the Canadian beekeeping industry, including research, legislation, and food safety. Listings of Canadian associations, and industry contacts. 

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Collin County Hobby Beekeepers Association

A beekeeping organization in Texas, whose members include hobbyist and commercial beekeepers

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Eastern Apicultural Society of North America

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Essex County Beekeepers' Association

Massachusetts, USA -- A non-profit educational organization founded in 1923 by local beekeepers interested in sharing their hobby. Information on their activities, beekeeping and their honey show at the Topsfield Fair.

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Everything Honeybees and Beekeeping

Practical information on all aspects of the honeybee and how to start beekeeping. Including sections on the products, history, cultivation and problems of honeybees. Pages for children, how and where to buy bees and beehives. Reviews of equipment and t

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Federation of Irish Beekeepers

Gives information on how to start beekeeping and links to related pages and sites.

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Garreson Publishing

Offers books with plans for building beehives, written by Peter Sieling, a regular contributor to Bee Culture.

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Georgia Beekeepers Association

Newsletter, events, membership details,and honey recipes. Links to local associations.

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GoBeekeeping.com

Resources for the hobby beekeeper. Free online classes, newsletter, library, and related links.

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Hivetool.com

General information on beekeeping for beginners. Live webcams inside a bee hive. Beekeeping books and links to beekeeping association sites hosted by Hivetool.

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Honey Bee Research

Links to research establishments around the world from Cyberbee.net.

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HoneyBee Australia

Includes beekeeping information, image gallery, chat page, Bee facts, services, honey recipes and library.

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NCMSL

National Collateral Management Services (NCMSL)

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National spot exchange for agriculture produce

National spot exchange for agriculture produce

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MCX

Multi Commodity Exchange

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NCDEX

National Commodities and Derivatives Exchange

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DFC

Delhi Financial Corporation

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Haryana Financial Corporation

Haryana Financial Corporation

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IDBI

Industrial development bank of India

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PlaNet Finance India

PlaNet Finance India

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SIDBI

Small Industries Development Bank Of India

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Uttar Pradesh Financial Corporation

Uttar Pradesh Financial Corporation

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NHB

National horticulture board

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MYRADA

MYRADA - Supporting Micro-credit Initiatives in Southern India

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Acaricide

Acaricide is a chemical that is used for killing ticks and mites


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Acclimatization

Acclimatization is the process by which a plant species is gradually getting adjusted in a changed environment for its survival


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Acid fruits

Acid fruits are a group of fruits containing higher content of acid which makes the fruits sour in taste. For example, Kagzi nimboo or lime and lemon. Generally, acid fruits are used in the preparation of refreshing drinks, seasoning of foods, making o


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Acid lime

Acid lime is also called sour lime. It is an important citrus fruit rich in citric acid content and therefore the name, acid lime.


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Acre

Acre is a unit of land measure equal to 4000 square meter or 43560 sq.ft or 0.4 hectare


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Additive

An additive may be anything that is added to a diet or a reaction mixture to increase its efficiency to give it more desirable characteristics


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Aerial dusting

Aerial dusting is the process of application of chemicals mainly, insecticides, fungicides, or herbicides in the form of powder from an aeroplane or a helicopter


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Aerial irrigation

Aerial irrigation is a type of sprinkler irrigation or overhead irrigation where water is conveyed under pressure through pipes to the area to be irrigated. An aerial irrigation system comprises of power generator, pump, pipelines and a sprinkler.


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Aeroponics

Aeroponics is an advanced hydroponics system where roots of growing plants are continuously or intermittently saturated with fine drops of water or mist (hence the name aerosol) of nutrient solution.


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Agave

Agave is also known as American aloe, a plant belongs to the family Agavaceae. Agave is a hardy vigorous xerophytic plant, native of South America. Agave is a best suited plant for waste land cultivation and hence recommended for the large scale cultiv


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Aggregate fruit

An aggregate fruit is the product of the fusion of the several ovaries in the same flower. An aggregate fruit, or etaerio, develops from a flower with numerous simple pistils. Some popular examples of aggregate fruits are strawberry, raspberry etc.


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Agmark

Agmark is a popular agricultural marketing-national insignia for quality and purity for India, and applied to agriculture and animal husbandry products, under agricultural produce (grading and marketing) act, 1937 of India


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Agricultural Regions of India

Agricultural Regions of India are well marked regions of the country having similar rainfall, temperature, altitudes, latitude, natural vegetation, soils, crop etc. Major agricultural regions of India are Temperate Himalayan region, dry northern wheat


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Agriculture

Agriculture is the practice of the production, processing and preservation and marketing of plants and animals and related products for human and animal consumption


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Almond

Almond (Prunus amygdalus) is a deciduous nut tree that belongs to the family Rosaceae. Almond is considered to be a native of the eastern Mediterranean region. Almond nuts are highly valued for their nourishing and medicinal value. Almond oil extracted


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Alphonso

Alphonso is a delicious, export variety of mango grown in central India. Alphonso mangoes are very famous for its quality and can be kept good for nearly three weeks.


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Amaranth

Amaranth is a short season annual herb that is grown as a leafy vegetable. One ornamental variety of amaranth is also widely grown throughout the world for its showy flowers and attractive foliage. Amaranth belongs to the genus Amaranthus, and family A


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Ambri kashmiri

Ambri kashmiri is a popular variety of Kashmiri apple. It is indigenous to the Kashmir valley of Indian subcontinent. This apple variety has , skin yellowish green skin with white flesh which is tender, crisp, juicy and aromatic. Ambri kashmiri is a go


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Amorphophallus

Amorphophallus is also known as ‘Elephant foot yam‘. Amorphophallus is a tropical tuber crop that is generally used as a vegetable. Amorphophallus is used as a staple food in some tropical countries and African countries


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Anab-e-shahi

Anab-e-shahi is a popular grape variety grown in Hyderabad region of Indian sub continent. Anab-e-shahi is thin skinned, oval-shaped white grapes which is sweet in taste. It is a grape variety of excellent eating quality. Anab-e-shahi is a heavy croppe


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Angelica

Angelica is an aromatic herb that is native of Syria. The roots and fruits of Angelica plants are used for flavoring various food preparations


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Anise

Anise is also known as aniseed. It is a herb of the parsley family and produces small, aromatic, edible seeds. Aniseed is used for flavoring food preparations and sometimes, in medicines. Aniseed is a native of the Mediterranean region. Essential oil e


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Anthocyanins

Anthocyanins are a group of pigments generally, present in plant sap. Anthocyanins are responsible for scarlet to purple to blue coloration of flowers, leaves and stems in plants


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Anthracnose

Anthracnose is a type of fungal infection that results in lesions on fruits and plants


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Apiculture

Apiculture is the science and art of bee keeping.


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Apple

Apple is popular temperate fruit of Malus or Pyrus species that belongs to the family Rosaceae. Apple is a native of south West Asia.


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Arbor

Arbor is a small structure of lattice work to support vines and provide shady retreat


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IDRC: Beekeeping in Rural Areas

 New technologies and methods to promote beekeeping as a cottage industry and their socioeconomic effects.

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International Association for the Protection of the European Dark Bee

Site mostly in Swedish, but there is an abstract describing the work of the association in English.

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International Bee Research Association

A not-for-profit organisation, based in Cardiff, to increase awareness of the role of bees in agriculture and the environment. Details of staff, publications, events, and membership. Contact details. IBRA promotes the study and conservation of bees whi

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International Top Bar Beekeeping Forum

Discussion forum for beekeepers worldwide who use either horizontal or vertical top bar hives and minimally invasive, chemical free management techniques.

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John's Beekeeping Notebook

Topics include observation bee hives, beekeeping history, rearing queen bees, experiences of a beekeeper in the Fiji Islands, beekeeping in Ukraine.

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Learning Beekeeping

Offers information for new beekeepers on how to make hives and keep bees. Includes videos, articles and a blog.

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Massachusetts Beekeepers Association

Information on meetings, contacts, and membership. Includes beekeeping links and a database of Massachusetts (USA) honeybee related goods and services

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MSU - Department of Entomology

Information regarding the research of beekeeping, honeybees, and bee biology done by Zachary Huang at Michigan State University.

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National Honey Board

Conducts research and marketing programs for the nation's honey industry.

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North Carolina State Beekeepers Association

Provides information on the Master Beekeeper Program, news, events, membership benefits, meeting times and places and links.

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Organic Beekeepers

A community where beekeepers can learn Organic Beekeeping - managing bees and hives without the use of drugs, chemicals, essential oils, and acids.

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South African Beekeeping

A central listing of South African beekeeping associations, with a forum, links, events listing, plus the Agricultural Pests Act

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South Carolina Beekeepers Association

Provides information on meetings and membership, the officers, breaking news, local associations, the Master Beekeeper Program and the newsletter.

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Tennessee Beekeepers Association

Meets monthly to promote various aspects of beekeeping. Includes schedules and local branches of the organization.

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The Bee Lab

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The Honeybee Conservancy

Mission is to promote knowledge, appreciation, protection and restoration of wildlife habitats and their local species with an emphasis on bees.

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The Internet Apiculture and Beekeeping Archive

Articles from the newsgroup sci.agriculture.beekeeping, logs from the listserv bee-l, FAQ files

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The Ontario Beekeepers' Association

The Ontario Beekeepers' Association (OBA) was The OBA was established in 1881. It is one of the oldest established farm organizations in Ontario, Canada.

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Ultimate Beekeeping

Offers an electronic book, a collection of 6 downloadable reports.

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Virginia State Beekeepers Association

Provides information on the Master Beekeeper Program, officers, meetings, local groups, classes,the newsletter and membership.

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Worcester County Beekeepers Association

Bees and beekeeping in Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA. WCBA has been operating for over 100 years and works to promote beekeeping.

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Aylmer Addison Associates

Tree specialists. Conservation, management and care of trees.

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Homeowners Guide to Safer Trees

Copiously illustrated account of how to examine trees for safety, what symptoms to look for, evaluating the findings and information on finding an arborist.

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International Society of Arboriculture

Assisting tree care professionals in developing and maintaining effective plant health care programs.

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Mid-Atlantic Chapter, International Society of Arboriculture

Information and links on trees and their care (arboriculture), listing of volunteer opportunities, meeting minutes, and list of events and seminars.

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ACRT: Independent Vegetation Management

Provides training for the line clearing, tree care and urban forestry industry.

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Arboricultural Association

Promotes care and knowledge of trees in the UK

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Arboricultural Information Exchange.

The AIE site has news, links and collections of resources for arboriculture.

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Arborist Site Discussion Group

A loose affiliation of volunteer tree working professionals that discuss the needs of tree care within the industry and answer questions for the general public.

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Asia Tree Preservation Limited

ATP provides professional tree care, arboriculture training, and vegetation management consulting in the south, southeast and eastern parts of Asia.

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European Arboricultural Council

A forum for arboricultural organizations in Europe to liaise on research and education in tree establishment and improvement of working practices.

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How to Hire an Arborist

Provides guidance on selecting a consulting arborist, who offers advice, or a full-service professional who possesses skills in planting, transplanting, pruning, fertilizing, pest management, disease diagnosis, tree removal and stump grinding.

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Peter Sterken

Provides calculation models for assessing the stability of trees and palms. These methods are backed up by their corresponding scientific and technical publications.

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Shigo on Tree Systems

A set of articles by Dr. Shigo on arboriculture, and on the growth of garden trees.

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The California Arborists Association

Membership information, details and timetables of activities and workshops.

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Tree Care Industry Association

TCIA is a nonprofit US trade association of companies in the tree care industry, formerly the National Arborist Association.

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Tree World

Provides an international arborist?s forum for discussion and information about trees with industry experts. Questions answered, participation for registered users.

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American Bamboo Society

Offers information about bamboo including a species source list, a list of international bamboo societies, information on climate and growing zones.

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Bamboo in Nepal: a management guide

Detailed explanation of methods of propagation and cultivation for different purposes and across different areas.

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Bamboocomposites.com

Describes the uses, species, conservation value and cultivation of bamboo in India

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Environmental Bamboo Foundation (EBF)

Promotes bamboo as an environmentally renewable resource. Details of its activities in Indonesia and Hawaii, instructions on building houses and shelters, EBF accomplishments and pharmacopoeia.

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Growing Bamboo in Alabama

Provides an economic history of the use of the plant as a crop in the state. Includes a discussion of soils, climate, propagation and culture.

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International Network for Bamboo and Rattan

Knowledge dissemination for rural areas and industries on bamboo and rattan conservation

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Italian Bamboo Society

Non-profit organization that aims to encourage the cultivation of bamboo, its use and associated commercial activities. Provides news, information on meetings, members? area and FAQ

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Ascochyta Disease in Peas

Information on this disease, its appearance, disease cycle and disease control from Discovery Seed Labs in Canada which offers a seed testing service

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Assured Produce Protocol for Vining Peas

Producing crops in accordance with this standard allows growers to sell produce to any supermarket or processor in the UK

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Birds Eye: Peas Case Study

This processor of peas in the UK describes its policy on sustainable agricultural development with regard to pea crops

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Commercial Production of Southern Peas

Information on this crop, also known as cowpeas, field peas, protopeas, crowder peas

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Cowpea

Factsheet on this crop, Vigna unguiculata, its history, uses, varieties and cultivation.

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Diseases of Field Peas

An identification guide to the diseases that may infect this crop

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Dry Field Pea

Factsheet on this crop, its history, uses, varieties and cultivation

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Field Pea Production

Notes on uses, adaptation, varieties, performance, field selection, seeding rates, inoculation and fertilization, pest, disease and weed control, harvest and storage

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Pea Production in the High Plains

Information on this crop, varieties, fertilizers, cultivation, harvesting, pest control and the economics of production.

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Pea Vine Production and Marketing Study

Research project studying various varieties of peas to evaluate the use of the leaves and shoots for human consumption.

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Plant Disease Control - Peas

A how to approach on accurate diagnosis, with diagrams and photographs, and control options

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Survey of Field Pea Production Practices in South Australia

Includes a study of the practices, principal problems

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Sustainable Vining Peas

Guidelines for farmers on good agricultural practice in managing their crops in an environmentally friendly way, provided by Unilever Frozen Foods in the UK.

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Adzuki Bean

Information on this crop, its history, uses, growth habits, environmental requirements, cultural practices and the economics of production.

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Assured Produce Protocol for Runner Beans

Producing crops in accordance with this standard allows growers to sell produce to any supermarket or processor in the UK. Information on site selection, site management, variety selection, nutrition, irrigation, crop protection, harvesting and storage

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Bean Golden Yellow Mosaic Virus

This serious disease can devastate Central American bean crops. Information on how it is spread by whitefly and possible preventative measures

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Beans: Dry and Snap

Information on growing these crops including recommended varieties, planting methods, fertility, harvesting and information on pests and their control

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Chickpea (Garbanzo Bean)

Factsheet on this crop, its history, uses, varieties and cultivation.

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Crop Profile for Beans

Production information on beans grown in Oregon, and information on cultural practices, insect pests, diseases, nematodes and weeds and how to control them

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Crop Profile for Dry Beans

Illustrated information on the production of beans in Kansas, the cultural practices employed,insect pests, diseases, weeds and their control

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Damping-off and Root Rot of Beans

Photographs of beans affected with these diseases, the symptoms, causal organisms and management

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Diseases of Beans and Drybeans

Photographs and information on various diseases which may affect this crop, the life cycle of the causal agents, the symptoms and plant health management

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Diseases of Field Beans

An identification guide to various diseases that may attack this crop, with photographs and suggested management strategies

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Dry Bean Production Guide

Information from the Northarvest Bean Growers Association on all aspects of growing Phaseolus vulgaris as a commercial crop

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Dry Edible Beans

Provides an overview of this crop, a production guide, information on growing beans and pest management advice

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Fababean

Factsheet on this crop, its history, uses, varieties and cultivation.

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Fieldbean

Factsheet on this crop, its history, uses, varieties and cultivation

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Mexican Bean Beetle: Epilachna varivestis

A description of this species with photographs and details of its hosts, the damage it does, its life cycle and control

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Mungbean

Information on this crop, its history, uses, growth habits, environmental requirements, cultural practices and the economics of production.

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Mungbeans

An overview of this legume, also known as green gram or golden gram, its description, cultivation, harvesting, storage, utilization, markets and economics

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Potential New Specialty Crops from Asia: Azuki Bean, Edamame Soybean, and Astragalus

Information on these members of the Fabaceae family that might have potential to be grown commecially in the US

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String Bean

Information on this crop, its biology and morphology, ecology, distribution in the former USSR,utilization and economic value

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Vicia faba

Notes on botany, cultivation, food value, and commercial production. Purdue University.

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Cowpea

Provides an overview of this crop, a production guide, information on growing cowpea and pest management advice.

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Cowpea Guide

An overview of this legume, its description, cultivation, harvesting, storage, utilization, markets and economics.

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Cowpea: A Versatile Legume for Hot, Dry Conditions

Information on this crop with a plant description, uses, markets, economics and cultivation.

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American Soybean Association

ASA develops legislative efforts to improve soybean farmer profitability and work with state and international affiliates, soy organizations, and the soy industry to promote and market soybeans

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Bean Leaf Beetle: Integrated Crop Management

Various articles on soybean beetles and aphids, identification of insects and transmission of viruses

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Integrated Crop Management: Soybean Aphid

Various articles on these pests with plenty of information on chemical and biological control

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Just for Growers - Minnesota Soybean Production

Information on soybean diseases, insects, varieties from the University of Minnesota Extension Soybean Group

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Laboratory for Soybean Diseases

Publications, disease descriptions, and links regarding soybean diseases

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National Soybean Research Laboratory

Research areas include enhancing soy productivity, creating food uses, commodity markets, and expanding feed utilization

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Soybean

Photographs of plants infected by various pathogens and pests, with links to articles on integrated crop management

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Soybean Diseases

Information on the diseases that affect this crop with many photographs of the symptoms

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Soybean Nematode Management

Information on the species that attack soybean, their diagnosis and management, including nematicides recommended for this crop

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Tennessee Soybean Promotion Board

Promotes the growth and development of the state's soybean industry by investing checkoff funds in research, advertisement, promotion, education, and market development

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USDA Briefing Room - Soybean sand Oil Crops

Covers trade, market and policy information

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Almond: Prunus dulcis

Information on this crop, its history, world production, botanical description, culture, harvest, marketing and nutrition.

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Crop Profile for Almonds in California

Besides information on general production and cultural practices, this article gives a wealth of information on insect pests and their control, diseases and other problems.

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Orchard Management

This article provides information on year round activities in Californian almond orchards.

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Apple: Malus domestica

Information on this crop, its taxonomy, history, world production, botanical description, culture, harvesting and nutrition.

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Crop Profiles for Apples in New England

General production information on this crop, the cultural practices involved in growing apples and specific directions for controlling the insect pests, diseases, nematodes and weeds that affect them.

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Growing Apples

Various information on this fruit crop including pruning, fireblight, controlling maggots, non-bearing trees, animal damage and storage.

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Pruning Mature Apples and Pears

Article on how and when to prune these fruit trees.

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Zinc Deficiency in Apples

Information on the causes of this condition, the symptoms, prevention and treatment.

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All about Apples

About the science, production, and health benefits of apples

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Apple Trees

Instructions on choosing and growing these fruit trees with information on rootstocks, varieties, pollination, pruning and care.

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Apples, Pears and Other Pome Fruit

Information on these fruit including fertilizers, rootstocks, varieties, crab apples as pollinators, cider apples, and the pests, diseases and other disorders that affect them.

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Cork Spot and Bitter Pit of Apples

Provides information on these physiological disorders that can affect apple quality and reduce visual appeal.

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Devon Apples

An academic resource about apples and growing them in Devon, recording the many apple varieties of the region, a part of Devon's heritage.

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Fruit Trees in our Orchard at Attiswil

Description of apples and other fruit trees in an orchard in Switzerland.

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Growing Apples in the Home Orchard

Article outlining what cultivars to choose, the size of trees, choosing a site, planting, pruning, fertilization and pest control.

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Insect IPM in Apples: Kaolin Clay

Article discussing the spraying of apple trees with this harmless product to control and suppress attack by harmful insects.

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Malus domestica

Information on the apple tree, its biology and morphology, distribution in the former USSR, ecology, utilization and economic value.

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Okanagan Specialty Fruits

This Canadian agricultural biotechnology company is developing new commercial tree fruit varieties, including a non-browning apple that should be of interest to the fresh-cut market.

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Plant Disease Control

A how to approach on accurate diagnosis, with diagrams and photographs, and control options. Oregon State University Extension, US.

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Banana

Describes the origin, growth, cultivars, cultivation, and uses of the eating banana

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Banana and Plantain: Musa spp.

Information on these crops, their taxonomy, history, world production, botanical description, culture, harvesting and nutrition

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Banana Bunchy Top Virus

This virus is one of the worst diseases of the banana. It is spread by aphids and has no known cure

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Banana Bunchy Top Virus

Notes on the symptoms of this disease, the conditions that favor its development and preventative control measures

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Banana Cultivation in California

Factsheet on the cultivation of this crop with special reference to California

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Banana Diseases

Information on the diseases that may affect bananas and their causal agents

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Banana Link

Details of campaigns, lobbies, and researches on social and environmental issues concerned with the growing of bananas. Extensive links collection.

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Banana Root Borer: Cosmopolites sordidus

Illustrated information on this pest, its distribution, description, life cycle, biology, hosts and management

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Banana Weevil Borer

Information on this pest and its life history, the damage it causes, husbandry methods, trapping and other means of control

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Bananas.org

Homepage of the International Banana Society.

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Black Sigatoka

Photographs and information on this devastating fungal disease of bananas, its appearance, occurrence and significance

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Bunchy Top

Photographs and information on this viral disease of bananas, its appearance, control and significance

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Crop Profile for Plantain and Banana in Puerto Rico

General production information on these crops, the cultural practices involved in growing them,and specific directions for controlling the insect pests, diseases, nematodes and weeds that affect them

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Musa as Famine Foods

Lists some of the food use of less familiar members of the Musaceae eaten only in extreme circumstances

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Organic Farming in the Tropics and Subtropics: Bananas

Covers all aspects of plant cultivation, harvesting, processing, handling, packing and storage

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Panama Disease Control

Information on this disease of bananas caused by the Fusarium wilt fungus, the different strains, the symptoms and control

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Red Palm Mite: Raoiella indica

Information from USDA on this invasive pest of coconut palms and banana plants

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Growing Black Walnuts

Walnut trees take a long time to grow before they are mature. Information on growing them for both their fruit and their timber.

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The Brazil Nut Project

The Brazil Nut Project, initiated by the Amazon Conservation Association, aims to integrate field research with better management policies so as to increase the viability of Brazil nuts as a forest crop.

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Organic Farming in the Tropics and Subtropics: Wild Collection of Brazil Nuts

Covers Brazil nut production, harvesting, storing, processing and packing.

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The Brazil Nut Industry: Past, Present and Future

Article by Scott A. Mori on Bertholletia excelsa, its natural history, the harvesting of the nuts from the Amazonian forests and the problems of plantation cultivation.

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Hazelnuts: Current Production Research

Information from the Oregon Hazelnut Marketing Board on their research including their hazelnut breeding program, the micro-propagation of hazelnuts, pest management strategies and foliar fertilizers.

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Macademia Nut Grower Fact Sheet

Information on all aspects of cultivating this crop, with special reference to New Zealand.

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Organic Farming in the Tropics and Subtropics: Macadamia Nuts

http://www.naturland.de/fileadmin/MDB/documents/Publication/English/macadamia.pdf

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Insect Management in Pecans

Information on the timing, coverage and rate of use of sprays to control pests in this crop.

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Pecan Pest Management: Insects and Diseases

Photographs and information on the problems that may be encountered in growing this crop, and possible control methods

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Sustainable Pecan Production

Information on the pecan, Carya illinoinensis, its cultivation including sustainable and organic production methods, its pests and diseases and a list of the cultivars resistant to pecan scab

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Crop Profile for Pistachios in California

General production information on this crop, the insect pests and diseases that affect it and their cultural, biological and chemical controls, and weed control.

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Crop Profile for Caneberries in California

General production information on raspberries and blackberries, production practices, and information on insect pests, diseases, nematodes and weeds and their control.

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Assured Produce Protocol for Cane Fruit

Producing crops in accordance with these standards allows growers to sell produce to any supermarket or processor in the UK. Information on site selection, site management, variety selection, nutrition, irrigation, crop protection, harvesting and stora

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Blackberries and Raspberries: Rubus spp.

Information on these crops, their taxonomy, history, world production, botanical description, culture, harvesting and nutrition.

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Growing Blackberries

Information on cultivating these fruit including planting, varieties and harvesting, with some recommended books.

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Growing Brambles

Information on soils, site preparation, planting, pruning and managing raspberries and blackberries, and cultivars suitable for growing in West Virginia.

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Growing Raspberries

Plenty of information on cultivating this crop, recommended varieties, planting and growing, pruning, harvesting, diseases and other problems.

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Growing Raspberries and Blackberries

Details on growing these cane fruits, including site selection, training and pruning.

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Growing your Blackberry Cane

Information on the cultivation of this fruit, the planting and care of canes, choice of varieties, propagation and pests and diseases.

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How to Grow Raspberry Canes

Information on the cultivation of this fruit, the planting, support and care of canes, choice of varieties and pests and diseases.

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Pruning and Training Thornless Blackberries

Information on these cultural techniques.

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Cultivation of Cashew in Goa, India

Information on growing and harvesting this crop.

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Integrated Production Practices of Cashew in China

An account by the FAO of the status of this crop in China and the production methods used there.

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National Research Centre for Cashew, India

Aims to improve cropping and production of this crop.

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Softwood Grafting Technique in Cashew

Information on the propagation of cashew using native varieties as rootstocks with high-yielding varieties as scions, the grafting procedure and care of the grafts.

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The Australian Cashew IndustryThe Australian Cashew Industry

Report from the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation on a project to foster the establishment and expansion of an Australian cashew industry.

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Topworking of Unproductive Cashew Trees to Improve Yields

Information on beheading the tree, grafting on new shoots and the necessary aftercare of topworked trees.

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Chestnuts: Castanea spp

Information on this crop, its taxonomy, history, world production, botanical description, culture, harvesting and nutrition.

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Restoring the American Chestnut Tree

Information on the breeding of chestnut trees resistant to chestnut blight by the process of back crossing.

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Restoring the American Chestnut Tree

Information on the breeding of chestnut trees resistant to chestnut blight by the process of back crossing.

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Citrus Canker

Notes on the symptoms of this bacterial disease, the conditions that favor its development and preventative control measures

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Citrus Pages

Description of over 330 types of citrus. Includes all commonly known citrus varieties as well as kumquats, native Australian citrus, trifoliate oranges and distant citrus relatives

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Citrus Research and Education Center

University of Florida research, teaching and extension center devoted to citrus, addressing issues in horticulture, pests and diseases, and processing technology. Information about departments and facilities, list of publications

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Citrus Research International

Description of the research projects, the facilities and services offered and contact details

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Citrus Varieties and Rootstocks

Species descriptions and cultivation practices

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Crop Profile for Citrus in California

A summary of the integrated pest management tools that are available to control economically important pests in the citrus industry in this state

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Diaprepes Root Weevil: A Pest of Citrus

Photographs and details of the life cycle of this insect, the economic loss it causes, the damage to citrus trees, how to monitor it and preparing a management program

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Dwarfing Citrus Trees using Viroids

Information on research in Australia into using graft-transmissible dwarfing budlines to control tree size in high density citrus plantings

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Florida Citrus Pest Management Guide: Rust Mites, Spider Mites and Other Phytophagous Mites

Information on mites that attack citrus, the application of miticides and chemical control.

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National Research Centre for Citrus, India

Information on a project to study the germplasm of rootstocks, mandarins, acid lime, pummelo, grapefruit and sweet oranges

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NSW Department of Primary Industries: Citrus

Collection of articles by Australian governmental agency on cultivating citrus, pests and diseases, soil management, and managing fruit quality

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The Ultimate Citrus Page

Information and links regarding anything citrus related, from agriculture to weather.

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Types of Citrus Fruits

Information on about a dozen sorts of citrus fruits. Provides nutritional values, use, storage,history, and particular characteristics.

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USDA Proposed Regulations for the Movement of Citrus Fruit from Quarantined Areas

Information in a question and answer format on proposals for controlling citrus canker in the U.S

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Vines in Florida Citrus

Article with photographs on the vine weeds that can be found in Florida citrus groves and how to control them

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Northumberland Berry Works

An online portal to buy blackcurrants and processed products

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Currant and Gooseberry Diagnostic Tool

Detailed illustrated information on disease, insect and other problems affecting these fruit.

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Growing Blackcurrants

Information on growing this fruit, the choice of varieties and planting and care of bushes, with an illustrated section on propagation.

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How to Grow Gooseberies

Information on growing this fruit, the choice of varieties and planting and care of bushes.

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Weed Control in Eggplant

Information on the mechanical and chemical means of managing weeds in this crop.

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Crop Profile for Figs in California

General information on commercial fig production in this state, its cultural requirements, insect, disease, weed and nematode control.

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Fig

A detailed account of the tree's uses, origin, botany and cultivation. From 'Fruits of Warm Climates' by Julia Morton.

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Figs - Ficus carica

Details of taxonomy, origin, cultivation and a list of cultivars suitable for US growers.

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All About Mangoes

Portal providing information on growing this crop, world production and much other consumer information.

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Fresh Mangoes

The fruit in history and folklore and in the kitchen; recipes and nutritional information.

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Jamaican Mangoes

Includes list of Jamaican varieties and a chemical analysis of fruit.

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Mango by Julia F. Morton

A chapter covering history of cultivation, botanical description, comparison of varieties, and nutrient content of fruit.

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Mango online

Photographs and information on this tree, its history, biology, cultivation requirements and the fruit as a food.

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Mango Production and Trade

Information on the international trade in mangos, the cultivation of the trees and processing of the fruit.

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Mango Resources

Online information about botany, cultivars, and the cultivation and economy of mangoes, particularly in India.

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Mango: Post-harvest Operations

Provides information on harvesting, packinghouse operations, cooling system, storage, transportation system and processing.

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Organic Farming in the Tropics and Subtropics: Mango

Covers all aspects of plant cultivation, harvesting, processing, handling, packing and storage.

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International Olive Oil Council (IOOC)

Contains the group's aims, activities, international agreements, olive oil and table olive statistics, publications, and current and future events.

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Olive Fruit Facts

Brief botany, and notes on the cultivation of the tree, and the varieties available.

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Olives et al: Through the Mists of Time

Account of the history of the olive, its cultivation and harvest, oil production and its classification, and uses for the product.

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Promotion of the Production and Marketing of Olive Oil in Pakistan

Project to study the suitability of the land and the environmental requirements for growing olives to increase the supply of edible oils.

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Propagating Olive Trees

Description of the different ways to propagate olives, with illustrations. From 'The Olive Oil Source'.

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Crop Profiles for Pears in New England

General production information on this crop, the cultural practices involved, insect pests, diseases, nematodes and their control by biological, cultural and chemical means.

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Fire Blight of Pear, Erwinia amylovora

Information from West Virginia University on this serious condition, monitoring the trees and possible control methods.

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Growing Pear Trees

Instructions on choosing and growing these fruit trees in the garden, with information on rootstocks, varieties, pollination, pruning and care.

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Pear Midge and Leaf Blister Mite

Information on Contarinia pyrivora and Eriophyes pyri which are two very common pests of pear trees, including typical symptoms, the life cycle of the pest and prevention and control measures.

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Victorian Pear Tree Cultivation

Excerpt from the 'Dictionary of Daily Wants' (1858) on the culture of pears, including instructions on grafting, budding, cultivation and storage.

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Apricot: Prunus armeniaca

Information on this crop, its taxonomy, history, world production, botanical description, culture, harvesting and nutrition.

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Assured Produce Protocol for Stone Fruit

Producing crops in accordance with these standards allows growers to sell produce to any supermarket or processor in the UK. Information on site selection, site management, variety selection, nutrition, irrigation, crop protection, harvesting and stora

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Beach Plum: A New Crop For New Markets

Cornell University project to aid in establishing the fruiting shrub beach plum as a commercial crop. Illustrated cultivation and disease information, opportunities for member interaction

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Cherries: Prunus avium, Prunus cerasus

Information on this crop, its taxonomy, history, world production, botanical description, culture, harvesting and nutrition

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Growing Peaches and Nectarines in Virginia

Features varieties, cultivation information, orchard location, and harvesting

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Peach Tree Growing

Information on growing and training this crop in cooler areas where it needs the protection of a south-facing wall

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Plum Tree Care

Information on the cultivation of this fruit including varieties, tree shapes, planting, pruning and cropping.

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Plums, Damsons and Gages

Article covering the history of these important fruits from neolithic times to the present day,the development of rootstocks and varieties and information on growing them in Britain

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Prunus armeniaca

Information on the apricot tree, its biology and morphology, distribution in the former USSR, ecology, utilization and economic value

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Prunus avium

Information on the cherry tree, its biology and morphology, distribution in the former USSR, ecology, utilization and economic value.

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Anthracnose of Strawberry

Photographs of diseased fruit, the symptoms, disease development and management

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Assured Produce Protocol for Strawberries

Producing crops in accordance with these standards allows growers to sell produce to any supermarket or processor in the UK

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Crop Profile for Strawberries in California

Information on strawberry production in this state, the cultural practices used, the insect pests and diseases that affect the crop and their cultural, biological and chemical controls, and weed control

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Fertilization of Strawberries in Florida

Proper use of fertilizer is important for maximizing yield and fruit quality. Information on drip irrigation, fertigation and the testing of petiole sap and whole leaves to optimise drip fertigation

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Growing Strawberries

Plenty of information on strawberry culture

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How to Grow Strawberry Plants

Information on where and when to plant this crop, care, propagation, varieties and container grown strawberries

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Insect and Mite Pests of Strawberries

Information on aphids, clipper weevils, leaf rollers, mites, slugs, spittle bugs, root weevils,tarnished plant bugs and wasps, including their identifying features, life cycle, damage caused, monitoring and control

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Insect Parasitic Nematodes for Strawberry Pest Management

Strawberries are sometimes attacked by a group of beetles collectively known as root weevils

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Insecticides, Miticides and Molluscicides Available to Florida's Strawberry Industry

Information on the numerous chemical compounds available to strawberry crop managers

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Leather Rot of Strawberry

This condition may occur after excessive rainfall. Photographs of diseased fruit and information on the symptoms, causal organism and control

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Nematode Management in Strawberries

Information on the sting nematode, Belonolaimus longicaudatus, the symptoms it causes, field diagnosis and sampling, predictive sampling, host range, damage and control

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Phomopsis Leaf Blight and Fruit Rot of Strawberry

Photographs of diseased leaf and fruit, the symptoms, the causal organism and its life cycle, and the disease management

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Strawberries

Article on the history of cultivation of this fruit, modern methods and strawberry problems

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Strawberries are an Excellent Fruit for the Home Garden

Cultivation guide for this crop, with advice on cultivars, pests and diseases and general management

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Strawberry Bed Mulching

A guide from the West Virginia University Extension Paper Mulch Study Group for using old newspapers as a mulching medium in a strawberry planting

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Strawberry Leaf Diseases

Fact sheet on these diseases which do not generally cause significant economic damage

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Strawberry Pest Management

Causes and Management of Insect and Mite Resistance in Strawberry Production

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Strawberry Plants .org

The ONE stop for EVERYTHING related to strawberry plants and growing strawberries

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Strawberry Propagation and Renewal

Article on producing new strawberry plants and giving new life to an old strawberry bed

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Strawberry Root Weevil

Information on Brachyrhinus ovatus, its description, life history and damage caused

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Verticillium Wilt of Strawberry

Photograph of diseased plant, with illustrations of some other common root problems, and information on the causal organism, Verticillium albo-atrum, and control measures

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Weed Control in Strawberries and Raspberries

Information on the timing of herbicide applications and the products that are suitable for these crops

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Cornell University

A summary of published information about effects of 1-methylcyclopropene (1-MCP) on fruits, vegetables, and ornamental products

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California Citrus Research Board

California Citrus Research Board

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European Standards for Fruit and Vegetables

European Standards for Fruit and Vegetables

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Fruits and Vegetable News

Fruits and Vegetable News of India

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Freshinfo

International Fruits and Vegetable Information

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Freshplaza

International Fruits and Vegetable News

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Produce for Better Health Foundation

Produce for Better Health Foundation’s Promotion of Produce Consumption

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Production and Handling of Avocado Information

Production and Handling of Avocado Information

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U.S. Government Site for Promotion of Produce Consumption

U.S. Government (CDC, DHHS, NCI) Site for Promotion of Produce Consumption

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University of Florida Citrus Resources Website

University of Florida Citrus Resources Website

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AgNIC Turfgrass

Links to turfgrass management, home lawn care, cultivars, diseases, pests, and weeds

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Clemson University Turfgrass Program

Turfgrass research site for turf professionals and homeowners

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Construction and Care of Croquet Lawns

Oxford University Croquet Club specifications on substrate layers, soil porosity, drainage pipes, and grass types, including contracting and materials cost and maintenance. With links to rules, ball mechanics, and rankings

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Fairy Ring on Turfgrass

Photographs and information on the fungi responsible and possible management strategies

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Florida Turf

Warm-season turfgrass knowledge base

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Fort Lauderdale Research and Education Center, University of Florida

Water quality and turf nutrition, improved cultivars of turfgrass, and pest management

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Interactive Turf

Weather data and pest management forecasts for turf managers involved in the highest value production systems, golf turf and sod farm operations in Illinois and northern Indiana

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Law and Lawn

Weed laws article on landscaping (John Marshall Law Review) covering the natural landscaping movement starting with Aldo Leopold

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Lawn Resources

A guide to creating backyard putting greens, with information on green construction, turf maintenance, irrigation, drainage, synthetic greens and the accessories and equipment needed

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Managing Turfgrass under Drought Conditions

Factsheet from Ohio State University Extension giving guidance on the proper cultural practices

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National Turfgrass Evaluation Program

NTEP national test results of cultivars (varieties) of Kentucky bluegrass, tall fescue, perennial rye grass, creeping bent grass, bermuda grass, buffalo grass, St. Augustine grass, and zoysia grass

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NCSU TurfFiles

Information from North Carolina State University professionals, including weed identification guide, pest and disease information, seasonal tips, and access to many publications

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Ohio State University PlantFacts

Collection of horticultural resources

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Ohioline, Yard and Garden

Ohio State University Yard and Garden Fact Sheets

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Oregon State University - Turf Culture Information

Contains information on basic turf culture for lawns, golf courses, and sports fields

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Penn State Online Turfgrass Program

Penn State University provides online turfgrass management certificate programs

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Plant and Soil Sciences Department

A 4-year program offering turfgrass management concentration

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Purdue Turfgrass Program

University courses, Turf Tips, publications, and other information on biological control, managing lawns, and turf events

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Rutgers Professional Golf Course Turf Management Degree or Certificate Programs

New Brunswick, Middlesex County, New Jersey. Two 10-week sessions over two years and one season of supervised field experience, where students apply skills developed in the classroom

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Turf Diagnostics and Design

Laboratory testing, consulting, and design for the golf, sports fields, and landscape industries

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Turf Program at the University of Massachusetts

Education and workshops, management tips, turf publications, diagnostic services, and links to other useful turfgrass sites

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Turfgrass Disease Information Notes

Provides information on a number of diseases that can affect lawns and turf

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Turfgrass Information File

Subscriber site for this Michigan State University service includes a collection of educational materials for students and professionals

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Turfgrass Species Selection

Provides guidance on selecting a grass species adapted to the area

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TurfGrass Trends

A practical research journal of articles on pest control, disease control, weed control, turfgrass cultivars and maintenance strategies for fine turf and golf courses

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University of California Pest Management Guidelines: Turfgrass

Articles and photos of weeds, diseases, insects, mites, and nematodes

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University of Florida - Fort Lauderdale Campus

Turfgrass, urban entomology, aquatic plant management and environmental horticulture. Urban center addresses special problems of soil, water, pest management, and new varieties

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University of Florida - Gainesville Campus

Research reports, directory of sod growers, and frequently asked questions on FloraDwarf, nematodes etc

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University of Minnesota, Crookston: Golf and Turf Management

4-year undergraduate degree program, designed to meet the needs of corporate office parks

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