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  1. 1965-03-01 Circular no. 905 discusses how to construct a greenhouse using polyethylene sheet film instead of glass. 55 pages, illustrated, photos  
  2. This article is from ECHO Asia Note #4 Working together with Thai Care, the children's ministry of the Rain Tree Foundation, Meribah Ram Pump is engaged in various community development projects in northern Thailand. A major focus is to make simple, sustainable technology, such as ram pumps and...  
  3. This article is from ECHO Asia Note # 36. Soil chemical, physical, and biological properties range from those highly favorable to plant growth to those highly unfavorable to plant growth. It is rare—especially in the tropics—to find a soil in its natural state in which all properties are highly...  
  4. The founder of Indobamboo, Arief, is a second generation bamboo specialist, following in the footsteps of hismother Linda Garland, who founded the Environmental Bamboo Foundation. Linda is well-regarded for putting in place theground work that mademany giant leaps possible forindustrialists,...  
  5. Abstract, International Journal of Scientific and Engineering Research, 2017 January Bamboos like all lignocellusic biomass are susceptible to biodegradation which reduce its durability. Post harvest preservation of bamboo culms is important for enhancement of its service life. But the durability...  
  6. This publication addresses definitions, greenhouse gardening benefits, the Mittleider Method of cultivation practiced at the Zaoksky farm where the training took place, and specifics of greenhouse best practices including size; design; placement; orientation; foundation construction; framing;...  
  7. 1985-01-01 Green manure crops are crops that are [often times in North America] grown to be turned under to increase soil fertility. Leguminous green manure crops ( i.e., those which can make nitrogen fertilizers from atmospheric nitrogen) can offer small-scale Third World farmers a tremendous number of...  
  8. 2007-03-01 This book features both common and hard-to-find fruits, vegetables, herbs, spices and bamboo for Southwest Florida. It includes fruiting trees, shrubs, herbaceous plants, fruiting vines, brambles, tropical vegetables, herbs, spices, bamboo, tropical and subtropical fruit tree ripening chart,...  
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    2009-01-20 All plants need certain mineral elements for proper growth, development, and maintenance. The basic structure of all organisms is built of carbon (C), oxygen (O) and hydrogen (H). Plants obtain these elements from water (H2O) in the soil and carbon dioxide (CO2) in the air, so no input is...  
  10. 2010-01-01 This article is from ECHO Asia Note #4 Does rice straw have any value? Looking at the practices of most farmers, it seems not! The burning of rice straw is a common sight during the harvest period in many parts of Asia. Yet a number of farmers think otherwise. One of them is Isidro Prado from...