1. 2014-01-01 Cowpea (Vigna unguiculata) is a versatile legume grown for human consumption as well as for soil improvement and animal fodder. It is the second most-planted grain legume in Africa (National Research Council, 2006). Though cultivated throughout the tropics, and thus familiar to smallholder...
  2. 2014-04-20 EDN 122 highlighted multi-purpose cowpea varieties with spreading vines that cover the soil. Below is an ECHO research update from South Africa relating our experience so far with a spreading cowpea variety intercropped with maize grown in a Foundations for Farming (FFF) system. “Living carpet”...
  3. 1992-04-01 Sunn Hemp is an option for keeping monkeys out of your garden.
  4. 1992-04-01 Information about the salt tolerance of Leucaena
  5. 1992-06-19 More discussion on consumption of Velvet Beans.
  6. 1992-06-19 Solar heating of cowpeas for at least 45 minutes will kill weevils without affecting cooking or germination percentages.
  7. 1994-10-19 Information about nematodes affecting agroforestry trees. Nematodes are tiny “wire worms” that abound in the soil. The root-knot nematode,Meloidogyne incognita, is one of the most infamous, both for its devastating effect on crops and the ease with which its presence can be identified. The...
  8. 1995-01-19 Information about green manure and cover crop legumes.
  9. 1995-03-19 Tepary beans are a very drought resistant bean.
  10. 1995-06-19 Alley cropping is an agroforestry technique which has been widely promoted in agriculture development programs throughout the tropics. Many studies report increased harvests in alley crops versus control plots without trees. A recent report from the International Centre for Research in...