Cashew Growing Observations

Cashew Fruit Drying in Honduras

Training in Infrastructure for Developing Countries

When You Send Seed to ECHO

Cooking Oil Spray for Home Gardens

Short Term Heating Kills Cowpea Weevils

Effectiveness of a Moringa Oleifera Seed Extract in Treating a Skin Infection

Squash Catsup?

How Can I Get My Own Seed Import Permit?

Recipes for Velvet Beans -- and a Caution!


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Squash Catsup?

Recipe for making catsup (ketchup) from squash.

Training in Infrastructure for Developing Countries

Courses for water, engineering and development offered through Loughborough University in the UK.

Cashew Fruit Drying in Honduras

A method for using the fruit ("apple") to which the cashew nut is attached.

Recipes for Velvet Beans -- and a Caution!

More discussion on consumption of Velvet Beans.

How Can I Get My Own Seed Import Permit?

Information about obtaining Plant Import Permits for the USA.

Effectiveness of a Moringa Oleifera Seed Extract in Treating a Skin Infection

Information about making a skin ointment from Moringa oleifera.

Herbal applications are commonly used to treat skin infections in developing countries, although few investigations are conducted to validate scientifically their popular use. A previous study had showed that Moringa oleifera (moringa) seeds are effective against skin infecting bacteria Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa in vitro (i. e. in a test tube). This study showed that mice infected with S. aureus recovered as quickly with a specially prepared aqueous extract of moringa seed as with the antibiotic neomycin.

Short Term Heating Kills Cowpea Weevils

Solar heating of cowpeas for at least 45 minutes will kill weevils without affecting cooking or germination percentages.

Cooking Oil Spray for Home Gardens

The U. S. Department of Agriculture is recommending that home gardeners use a cooking oil spray to control aphids, white flies and spider mites. Researchers claim that the oil spray is only about one-third as costly as commercial pesticides with equivalent effectiveness.

Recipe for an oil and soap spray that effectively controls aphids.

When You Send Seed to ECHO

Martin L. Price

Comments about sending seeds to ECHO.

Cashew Growing Observations

Feedback from the network regarding cashew production.