1. This document was prepared to emphasize the importance of high-quality and true-to-type seedlings as a component of integrated production and pest management (IPPM) for increased crop productivity. The text reviews the current technologies for the production of healthy and vigorous transplants...
  2. The descriptions of the 90 weeds included in this publication are arranged in the order of the appearance of the weeds in the taxonomic key. Common and scientific names of the weeds are those indicated in the Composite List of Weeds published by the Weed Science Society of America.
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...