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  1. 2016-01-07 Dr. Tim Motisrecently posted afollow up to hisJuly 2015poston ECHO's 2-4-2maize/cowpeatrial. This update presents some of the data that has been collected to date. When the legumes were sampled in July, the above-ground biomass of both weeds and legumes were sampled. Weeds made up less than 3% of...  
  2. 2016-01-25 In This Issue: Tire Contaminants from a Container Gardening Perspective Cyantesmo Paper for Detecting Cyanide Effective Use of Workshops in Agriculture Extension Echoes From Our Network From ECHO’s Seed Bank: Vegetable Seed Highlights (See PDF Version) Books, Websites and Other Resources (See PDF...
     
  3. 2016-02-18 The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has announced that 2016 is the "International Year of Pulses." The FAO defines pulses as a type of leguminous crop that is harvest solely for the edible dry seed. Common examples include dried beans, lentis, and peas. Packed with nutrients; these...
     
  4. 2016-02-25 The FAO has named 2016 the Year of the Pulse. The ECHO Florida seed bank is now offering ‘Caqui’ pigeon pea seeds, a variety originally acquired from Agroforester Tropical Seeds in Hawaii. Pigeon peas are small bushing legumes that are drought tolerant and can be grown on a wide variety of soils....
     
  5. 2016-03-14 Waste plastic shopping bags are a plentiful resource that can be found in fields, along roadsides, and in garbage piles around the world. By repurposing this resource, MIT students in Arusha Tanzania are empowering women and improving the environment through a plastic recycling program. The...
     
  6. 2016-04-01 Sommaire: Les contaminants des pneus dans une perspective de cultures en contenants Du papier Cyantesmo pour détecter le cyanure Utilisation efficace des ateliers dans la vulgarisation agricole Les Échos de Notre Réseau Banque de Semences d’ECHO: Semences de Légumes a Souligné [ PDF ] Livres,...
     
  7. 2016-04-08 In This Issue: Kitchen Gardens in Burundi – "the new way to grow vegetables" Use of Moringa Leaf Extract as an Effective and Easy Crop Growth Enhancer Echoes From Our Network - Roland Bunch, Five Years in Africa From ECHO’s Seed Bank: Legume Seed Highlights (See PDF Version) Books, Websites and...
     
  8. 2016-07-15 Since 2014, the ECHO Farm in North Ft. Myers, Florida has been upgrading and expanding its pastures using the managed, rotational, intensive grazing model. With paddocks sub-divided by electric fencing, cows and goats are moved regularly and systematically from intensively grazed plots to fresh,...
     
  9. 2016-09-14 Dr. Wilkie, a professor at the University of Florida, is a specialist in microbial metabolism. Internationally recognized as an expert in biogas technology, she has also conductedresearch on the practical application of anaerobic digestion for waste treatment and renewable energy production. We...
     
  10. 2016-10-26 As organizations are responding to Hurricane Matthew damage in Haiti and in other parts of the Caribbean, they are developing short, medium, and long term plans of how to respond. With much of the damage in Haiti occurring in rural communities, organizations are considering how to respond with...