1. This manual is intended primarily to train seed collectors, seed-plant managers, seed analysts, and nursery managers, but it can serve as a resource for any training course in forest regeneration. It includes both temperate and tropical tree species of all intended uses. The manual covers the...
  2. 2000-09-20 A planting mix for seedlings must promote good growth andprovide sufficient nutrients, water and air to the plant roots. Ordinary rice hulls make a poor material for this purpose, but smoked rice hull is an excellent one. The benefits of smoked rice hull are: it provides a bacteria and...
  3. 2010-01-20 We at ECHO are sometimes asked what we recommend for a germination medium in situations where seeds or seedlings need to be started in pots or plastic sacks before going out to the field. This past summer, we conducted a trial at ECHO to make and evaluate potting mixes that could serve as...
  4. 2016-05-20 After a vegetable farmer has produced quality seedlings, it’s time to plant them in the field or screenhouse. In this video produced by the World Vegetable Center for the VINESA project, researcherAgatha Aloyceexplains simple steps farmers can follow, such as making ridges for planting, using the...
  5. 2016-05-20 To maximize their investment in quality seed, it’s important for small-scale vegetable farmers to learn how to raise healthy seedlings. In this video produced by the World Vegetable Center for the VINESA project, researcherAgatha Aloyceexplains simple steps farmers can follow, such as making and...