1. 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...
  2. 1996-04-19 Home grown beans produce less gas.
  3. 1994-10-19 The use of cover crops in orchards and plantations. Since the early 1900s legumes have been used as cover crops in oil palm plantations in Asia. More recently it is being evaluated for other trees: soursop (Annona muricata) in Costa Rica, citrus in Honduras and Surinam, bananas in Panama, etc....
  4. 1994-07-19 Information on obtaining inoculants for legume crops.
  5. 1995-10-19 Chickpea leaves and pods exude extremely acidic (pH 2) droplets which repel most pests from attacking the plant. But recently the pod borer, which eats the contents of the pods, has become tolerant to the acid and has devastated crops in Asia.
  6. 1993-12-19 Velvet bean,Mucuna pruriens, hasprobably had more impact on farmers lives than any plant distributed from our seedbank.
  7. 1999-03-19 This is a good example of how quickly seeds can multiply. “Of the 8 seeds that were sent 4 were planted in a placewhere sunlight was restricted to about 4 hours a day. These gave very few pods. The 4 others got more sunlight and we got a harvest of 185 seeds so far. We have planted 160 of these...
  8. 2012-01-01 Through funding from the Howard G. Buffett Foundation, ECHO has completed an initial year of research in South Africa (Limpopo Province). Our goal is to conduct research applicable to farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa. Part of our research has been to study a moringa/legume intercropping system, in...
  9. 2001-01-20 ECHO now has seed of Sesbania sesban var nubica, cultivar "Mount Cotton".
  10. 2002-10-01 Almost all Sesbania inoculant is capable of forming both stem and root nodules in S. rostrata.