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Crops

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Chin M, Rhodes L and Tennant P. 2008. Outbreak of papaya ringspot virus in papaya orchards in St Kitts. Plant Pathology 57: 767  http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/120835324/abstract

  • This is first confirmed report of papaya ringspot virus in St Kitts

 

Hoy M A, Jeyaprakash A and Clarke-Harris D*. 2007. Fortuitous establishment of Ageniaspis Citricola (Hymenoptera: Encyrtidae) in Jamaica on the Citrus Leafminer (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae). Florida Entomologist 90: 271-273.  Full article available at  http://www.fcla.edu/FlaEnt/fe90p271.pdf *CARDI, Jamaica

 

Hoy M, Jeyaprakash A, Clarke-Harris D* and Rhodes L*. 2007. Molecular and field analyses of the fortuitous establishment of Lipolexis oregmae (Hymerioptera Aphidiidae) in Jamaica as a natural enemy of the brown citrus aphid.  Biocontrol Science and Technology 17: 473-482.  http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~db=all~content=a780194196~frm=titlelink *CARDI, Jamaica

 

Ivey I, Francis J and Lawrence J. 2013. Workshop report Coconut Industry Development for the Caribbean: Towards a Shared Vision and Road Map, October 7th – 8th, 2013, held during the 2013 Caribbean Week of Agriculture, Georgetown Guyana. St Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago: Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute / Wageningen, The Netherlands: Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation.

Pilgrim R and Petersen J. 2011. Caribbean melon production and post harvest manual. Trinidad and Tobago: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations  and Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute

Robin G, Pilgrim R, Jones S and Etienne D. 2011. Caribbean pineapple production and post harvest manual. Trinidad and Tobago: Food and Agriculture Organization of   the United Nations and Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute

Robin, G (comp.). 2001. Julie mango in the Eastern Caribbean: a comprehensive manual. St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago: Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute. ISBN: 976-617-009-6.  PSC #: DO/001/01.   Publication of this document was made possible through the kind courtesy of the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA).

Julie Mango in Eastern Cbbean manual Chap 1 to 7 : Marketing by A Satney, A Iton and D Lafond.  Quality and quality standards by D Crucefix and R Pilgrim. Varietal characteristics by G Robin.  Nursery management by I Mossak, J Blandford and G Robin. Orchard establishment by I Mossak and G Robin. Care of the young orchard by I Mossak, G Robin and O Yoel.  Care of the bearing orchard by I Mossak, G Robin, M James and O Yoel.

Julie Mango in Eastern Cbbean manual Chap 8 and 9 incl photos : Pest management by L Rhodes and C Pierre. Disease management by R McDonald, S Jones and J Pennycooke.

Julie Mango in Eastern Cbbean manual Chap 10 and 11 : Postharvest disorders by D Crucefix and R Pilgrim.  Harvesting and postharvest handling by D Crucefix, A McIntyre and R Pilgrim.

Julie Mango in Eastern Cbbean manual Chap 12 and 13 : Processing by C Bellot and L Packer. Economics  by J Packham and G Robin.

Julie Mango in Eastern Cbbean manual Refs and Annexes :  References and Annexes

 

Robin G, St Luce M and Pilgrim R. 2007. Pineapple production in Dominica: a guide for sustainable production. St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago: Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute. PSC #: DO/003/04

  • Written for Nature Island Pineapple Producers Association (NIPPA), Dominica.  Partial Contents: Varieties. Land preparation. Plant materials. Fertilizer use and application. Weed control. Pests and their management. Diseases. Important considerations for pesticide use. Artificial flower induction. Harvesting and post-harvest handling. Pack house operations for export. Highlights of CARDI research

 

Robin G C, Chamberlain H C and Crucefix D N. 2000. Plantain for export from the Eastern Caribbean: production and marketing manual. St.   Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago: Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute. ISBN: 976-617-006-1.

  • Publication of this document was made possible through the kind courtesy of the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA).  Partial Contents: Quality. Choice of Variety. Agro-Ecological Requirements. Establishment. Cultural Practices. Harvesting. Packing. Cost of Production

Adams H, Lauckner F B and Eudoxie G. 2015. Evaluation of plant population densities for hot pepper in Trinidad and Tobago. CARDI Review 14, 5-12

Adams H and Mohammed K. 2008. A catalogue of commercial hot pepper landraces of Trinidad and Tobago.St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago: Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute. ISBN: 978-976-617-0141. PSC #: TT/001/08. More

Adams H, Ramtahal N and Seebaran N. 2010. Descriptors for the hot pepper variety: Moruga Red. St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago: Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute. PSC #: TT/001/11

Adams H, Umaharan P, Brathwaite R and Mohammed K. 2007, Reprinted 2011. Hot pepper production manual for Trinidad and Tobago: an output of the CARDI project “Improving the hot pepper industry of Trinidad and Tobago. St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago: Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute. PSC #: TT/001/06.  Hot Pepper Production Manual for Trinidad and Tobago 2011 reprint

  • Contents: Planning production. Choice of varieties. Field and soil preparation. Seedling preparation. Crop care. Disease management. Fertility management. Harvest and post harvest operations. Financial analyses

 

CARDI. 2014. Genuine Caribbean hot pepper seed produced and sold by CARDI. St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago: Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute.

CARDI and Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation. 2003. Regional analysis of the hot pepper industry. St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago: Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute.

  • Presents detailed analysis of hot pepper industry, and results of hot pepper focus group discussions for each of the following countries: Antigua, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Jamaica, St. Lucia, Trinidad and Tobago. Includes summary of priority projects identified by stakeholders in each country.

 

Iton A. 2012. Belize hot pepper production: a viable option for small farmers. Belmopan, Belize: Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute. BELIZE HOT PEPPER PRODUCTION

Iton A and Mohammed A. 2007. Marketing of Trinidad and Tobago’s hot peppers. St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago: Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute.

Roberts C, Adams H and Mohammed K. [2008]. Hot pepper seed production. St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago: Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute. Brochure. Contents: CARDI Green hot pepper cultivar. Development of an improved hot pepper variety “ West Indies Red”.

Sinha A and Petersen J.  2011. Caribbean hot pepper production and post harvest manual. Trinidad and Tobago: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute

General

CARDI. 2014. A Guide to Analysing and Strengthening Root and Tuber Value Chains in the Caribbean. St Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago: Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute.

Titus P* and Lawrence J*. 2015. Cassava and sweet potato: suitability of popular Caribbean varieties for value added product development. Port of Spain: Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA). *CARDI

      

Cassava

Titus P, Lawrence J and Reid N. 2013. Strengthening the food basket of the Caribbean region: CARDI’s contribution to the development of the cassava industry over the past three decades, rev edn. St Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago: Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute. September 2013 (revised)

Titus P, Lawrence J and Seesahai A. 2011. Commercial cassava production. Basseterre, St. Kitts and Nevis: Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute. Commercial Cassava Production Technical_Bulletin Final

 


 

Dasheen

Robin G. 2008. Commercial dasheen (Colocasia esculenta (L)) Schott var. esculenta) production and post harvest protocol for the OECS. Roseau, Commonwealth of Dominica: Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute.  Commercial Dasheen Production and Postharvest protocol for OECS

Robin G C. 2000. Guide to producing and handling export quality dasheen in the OECS. St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago: Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute.

 

 

Eddoes

Titus P. 2008. A crop production technical guide for eddoes. St Vincent and the Grenadines: Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute.  Eddoes Prod Tech Guide

 

 

Sweet Potato

 Adams H, Lauckner B, Eudoxie G, Paul C, Gibson N, Eversley B, Flemming K, and Ali N. 2015. Evaluation of sweet potato landraces and cultivars for climate change resilience to drought. CARDI Review 14, 3-21

Jackson D M, Lawrence J*, Dalip K M*, Chung P, Clarke-Harris D*, Bohac J R, Tolin S, Edwards, C and Seal D R. 2003.The sweet potato leaf beetle, Typophorus nigritus viridicyaneus (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae), an emerging pest in Jamaica: distribution and host plant resistance. Tropical Agriculture (Trinidad) 80: 235-242
* CARDI

CARDI. 2010. Sweet potato technical manual. St Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago: Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute Download

Titus P. 2008. A crop production technical guide for sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas (L) Lam). St Vincent and the Grenadines: Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute.  Sweet Potato Prod Tech Guide

 

Tannia

Titus P. 2008. A crop production technical guide for tannia (Xanthosoma    sagittifolium). St Vincent and the Grenadines: Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute.  Tannia Prod Tech Guide

 

 

Yam

Simpson L and Lauckner B. 2005. Report on the survey of selected farms in Jamaica to determine any relationship between farming practices and levels of cadmium in yams. Mona, Jamaica: Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute.

General

CARDI. 2005. Supplying the hospitality sector with vegetables and seasonings in St. Vincent and the Grenadines: a preliminary investigation. St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago: Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute

 

 

Cabbage

CARDI. [2006]. Integrated pest management. Tips on managing major pests in cabbage fields. [Jamaica]: Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute. PSC#: JA/024/06. Leaflet. Output of IPM CRSP project.

 

Callaloo

CARDI. [2006]. Post harvest treatment of callaloo – an important component of IPM. Jamaica: Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute. PSC#: JA/023/06. Leaflet. Output of IPM CRSP project.

CARDI. 2005. Supplying the hospitality sector with vegetables and seasonings in St. Vincent and the Grenadines: a preliminary investigation. St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago: Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute

CARDI. [2006]. Tips on scouting callaloo fields for worms integrated pest management. [Jamaica]: Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute. PSC#: JA/017/06. Leaflet. Output of IPM CRSP project.

CARDI. [2006]. Tips to help control pests in callaloo fields: integrated pest management. [Jamaica]: Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute. PSC#: JA/018/06. Leaflet. Output of IPM CRSP project.

Clarke-Harris D O and Fleischer J S. 2003 Sequential sampling and biorational chemistries for management of lepidopteran pests of vegetable amaranth in the Caribbean. Journal of Economic Entomology 96: 798-804.  Full article available at http://ento.psu.edu/directory/sjf4/seqSamplingAmaranth.pdf [accessed 14 Jul 2011]

 

Onion

Chandler F. 1994. Growing and handling dry bulb onion in the Caribbean. CARDI Technical bulletin  25.

Grow handling dry bulb onion Cbbean SECTION 1

Grow handling dry bulb onion Cbbean Section 2 and 3, Ref 

 

Buckmire K U. 1992. Nutmeg production in Grenada. CARDI Technical Bulletin No. 20. St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago: Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute

CARDI. 2012. Red Palm Mite, Raoiella indica: a bibliography. St Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago: Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute

McCook G, Dalip K, Jones D, Pitterson P and Webb F. 2005. Training manual: biological control of the coffee berry borer. Mona, Jamaica: Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute

Myrie W A, *Paulraj L, Dollet M, Wray D, Been B O and McLauglin W. 2006. First report of lethal yellowing disease of coconut palms caused by phytoplasma on Nevis island. Plant Disease 90:834
* CARDI, Barbados

Paulraj L. 2005. Sugarcane joint infestation survey 2004-2005 crop. Barbados: Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute

Simpson L A and Johnson L. 2015. Technical Manual for the production of specific herbal plants in Jamaica. St Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago: Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute

 

General

General

CARDI. [2006]. Reinstating callaloo to the USDA APHIS preclearance list in Jamaica. [Jamaica: Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute].

PSC#: JA/015/06. Leaflet. Output of IPM CRSP project.

Clarke-Harris D O. 2006. Peppers, ports and pest tracking. ICT update July: 8-9.

Hall-HansonR A and Sinha A. 2012. Climate sustainable agriculture: training in pest and disease modelling to increase crop protection and productivity in the Caribbean. Mona, Kingston, Jamaica: Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute. Climate Sustainable Agriculture- Pest and Disease Modelling-rhallhanson and a.sinha

 

Integrated Pest Management – general

CARDI. [2006]. IPM CRSP technology transfer activities in Trinidad. [Jamaica: Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute]. PSC#: JA/015/06. Leaflet. Output of IPM CRSP project.

Lawrence J, Tolin S, Edwards C, Fleischer S, Jackson M, Clarke-Harris D*, McDonald S, Dalip K* and Chung P. 2005. Developing IPM packages in the Caribbean. IN Norton, G W, Heinrichs E A, Luther G C and Irwin M E (eds). Globalizing Integrated Pest Management: a participatory research process. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing, pp. 95-119
*CARDI

 

Hibiscus Mealybug

Gautam R D. 1996. Multiplication and use of exotic coccinellids: technical manual. St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago: Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute.

Gautam R D, Pilgrim R N and Stewart V E. 2000. The Pink Mealybug: protocols for the protection of agricultural production and trade: the systems approach (SA): production and trade manual. St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago: Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute.

 

Other Pests

For information on other pests, please refer to the crops listed in the Technical Publications section

 
 

Paulraj L. 2008. ELISA technique training manual. Bridgetown, Barbados: Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute.
Enzyme Linked Immuno-assay (ELISA); Moko disease


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