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  1. 1993-12-19 Velvet bean,Mucuna pruriens, hasprobably had more impact on farmers lives than any plant distributed from our seedbank.  
  2. 1994-10-19 The use of cover crops in orchards and plantations. Since the early 1900s legumes have been used as cover crops in oil palm plantations in Asia. More recently it is being evaluated for other trees: soursop (Annona muricata) in Costa Rica, citrus in Honduras and Surinam, bananas in Panama, etc....  
  3. 1995-01-19 Information about green manure and cover crop legumes.  
  4. 1997-11-19 Principles for increasing organic matter in order to increase soil fertility. Little by little, work in a dozen countries has convinced us that the vast majority of soils can be made highly fertile. How? By using our first principle:maximize organic matter production.  
  5. 1999-03-19 This is a good example of how quickly seeds can multiply. “Of the 8 seeds that were sent 4 were planted in a placewhere sunlight was restricted to about 4 hours a day. These gave very few pods. The 4 others got more sunlight and we got a harvest of 185 seeds so far. We have planted 160 of these...  
  6. 1999-10-19 Stefan Cherry shares insights from a community in Cameroon where Tephrosia vogelii is an integral part of the farming system.  
  7. 2002-01-20 The conventional view of the relationship between soil nutrients and crop productivity in the tropics is leading to both damaging agricultural policies and inefficient and damaging farm-level practices. There is no need to use the huge quantities of chemical fertilizers that are so often...  
  8. 2003-01-20 In 1997 Milton Flores with CIDICCO in Honduras provided our seedbank with seed for a bush velvet bean that is being grown widely in Brazil. We have grown and distributed this bush velvet bean on a limited scale since that time, and now are offering it to our network.  
  9. 2004-01-20 The lablab beanLablab purpureus(orDolichos lablab) is a versatile subtropical and tropical nitrogen-fixing legume. It is a multipurpose legume that can be used as a cover crop, providing green manure, erosion control and weed suppression.  
  10. 2004-04-20 Rice bean (Vigna umbellata) is one of the top five most commonly grown green manure/cover crops in the world.