1. 1987-01-01 Research 87, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida
  2. Overzealous and indiscriminate use of many synthetic pesticides during recent decades in the control of plant pests has resulted in a number of environmental and toxicological problems. Reducing the release of synthetic chemicals into the environment requires that alternative sources of chemicals...
  3. The main purpose of this conference was to obtain an overview of the present knowledge on the use of neem products, especially for pest control purposes. Furthermore, the stimulation of neem research and of international cooperation was expected from it.
  4. The report has been produced particularly for nonspecialists such as government organizations, and entrepreneurs. It continues a subseries of reports describing promising tree resources that heretofore have been neglected or overlooked.
  5. Plants and animals produce many agents which can control life processes in insects or in other plants. Among them are attractants in insects, repellants in arthropods, insecticides in pyrethrum, in turnips, and in cruciferous crops, insect toxicants in crystalliferous bacteria, biologically...
  6. Summary: Thyme is a commercially important herb cultivated in Mediterranean and temperate climates. The leaves, flowers, and oils extracted from the plant are widely used as food ingredients in a variety of cuisines, and therefore considered safe. For pesticidal purposes, thyme, thyme oil, and...
  7. 2015-10-12 In just five short years Arcel Antonio and his wife Marisol have established a farm homestead that gives testimony to the abundance and resilience found in bio-diverse, agroforestry and annual cropping systems. Arcel Antonio explained to visiting ECHO staff that he is able to provide for nearly...
  8. 2016-07-11 Companion planting is a form of intercropping, typically practiced in small-scale gardens, in which two or more species of plants are grown near each other for shared benefit. For example, shade-loving vegetables like lettuce can be grown under taller crops like maize or sunflower. Mixed...
  9. Reviewed by Kristin Davis In EDN 64-5 we reviewed a report from Lowell Fuglie of the Church World Service in Senegal on his successful project with Moringa oleifera. He has published another book with CTA (Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation ACP-EU) on natural crop protection...
  10. 2009-04-01 In a recent publication of the Journal of Agronomy for Sustainable Development, researchers (Montes-Molina et al) found that the antibacterial properties of neem (Azadirachta indica) leaf extract significantly lower the soil population of the bacterium Rhizobium spp. in plantings of beans...