IFDC Report, Volume 13, No. 3
This report discusses various aspects of agricultural practices and technologies related to vegetable production in the Salinas Valley, California, USA. It covers digital computerized photography for crop production, dry and fluid fertilizer application, modern irrigation technology, drip irrigation for small farmers, chemical application through the pivot system, reduced tillage systems, maximum economic yield research, modern fertilizer handling systems, and hydroponic systems. The report highlights a training program conducted by IFDC, focusing on advances in fertilizer and irrigation technology in the United States, investment analysis and decision-making for fertilizer sector projects, and fertilizer sector development training for graduate students. The program aimed to share and evaluate innovative ideas and concepts gained from observations of new practices in crop production. The report also includes information on IFDC's assessment of Nigeria's fertilizer distribution system and a fertilizer market study in Nigeria.
Irrigation Systems, Tropical agriculture, Agricultural sector