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  1. 2010-07-20 Tony Rinaudo (working with World Vision Australia) responded to the article aboutFaidherbia albidain EDN 107 with helpful comments. “In West Africa, crops growing under a canopy of the nitrogen fixingF. albidatrees produce an extra 2.5 to 3 tons of stalks per hectare and two and a half times the...
  2. 2008-10-20 When a legume is growing in its native habitat, it is likely that the appropriate bacteria are present in the soil. If nodules are present on the roots, especially along the taproot near the crown, and if the nodules are pink or red inside, then an appropriate bacterial strain is living in the...
  3. Access Agriculture Training Video Legumes are important in crop rotations, because they reduce weeds and enrich the soil by partnering with nitrogen-fixing bacteria in the soil. To be sure your soil has the right bacteria, you can buy an inoculant of Rhizobium bacteria. Rhizobium bacteria can...
  4. 1993-01-01 This manual provides basic structure and guidance for all who instruct farmers and land managers on the use of multipurpose trees in various environments and agricultural settings. This material is written primarily for application in agroforestry systems. The curriculum contained here will serve...
  5. Key Resource 2001-10-01 This booklet assembles under one cover the 97 factsheets and highlights published by the Forest, Farm and Community Tree Network (FACT Net) and its predecessor the Nitrogen Fixing Tree Association (NFTA) between 1985 and 1999. These 2 to 4 page bulletins are concise summaries of important...
  6. 2010-04-01 https://www.echocommunity.org/resources/eb967d93-10ff-4c3d-a238-86ac0382bd68ECHO has considered how our resources can be most helpful in light of the recent devastating earthquake near Port Au Prince, Haiti. Our main strength is in the area of agricultural information relevant to development...
  7. 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...
  8. This article is from ECHO Asia Note #3 Crotalaria juncea, or sunn hemp, is a member of the pea family (Fabaceae) grown in many countries as a green manure or forage crop. Originating in South Asia, but with a common cultivar developed in Hawaii, it is a fastgrowing, drought-tolerant and...
  9. Nitrogen Fixing Tree Research Reports provides a forum for short technical reports on research, extension, and production activities involving trees that fix nitrogen. This report is divided into Contributed papers involving several NFT genera and one NFT genus.
  10. This document is a compendium of existing knowledge on the characteristics, silviculture, plantation techniques, growth rates and utilization of nitrogen fixing trees for different types of wasteland. It is organized as a set of tables designed to help the user first determine what species might...