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  1. 2016-07-11 Recently, ECHO East Africa Regional Impact Center Director Erwin Kinsey and Technical Research Coordinator Bob Hargrave received a request from an ECHO network member to identify and propose control methods for a “new weed that is spreading and smothering trees and hedges.”  
  2. 2016-07-11 Detecting Aflatoxin in Agricultural Commodities Community Animal Health Workers Support Small-Scale Livestock Production Echoes from Our Network From ECHO’s Seed Bank: Marigold for Companion Planting Save and Grow in Practice: A guide to sustainable cereal production Upcoming Events
     
  3. 2016-01-25 ECHO’s Seed Bank has several new vegetable varieties, profiled below.  
  4. 2016-07-11 Companion planting is a form of intercropping, typically practiced in small-scale gardens, in which two or more species of plants are grown near each other for shared benefit. For example, shade-loving vegetables like lettuce can be grown under taller crops like maize or sunflower. Mixed...  
  5. 2016-10-18 Bamboo’s reputation is largely based upon intrinsic peculiarities of certain varieties. The plant can grow a meter a day and is the staple diet for giant pandas; though a grass, it can grow to 30 meters tall with hollow wooden stems which are stronger than steel; and bamboo has a reproductive...  
  6. 2016-01-25 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 Books, Websites and Other Resources Upcoming Events
     
  7. 2016-01-25 In EDN 127, we mentioned that a number of MEAS (Modernizing Extension and Advisory Services) documents were being summarized and distilled for ECHO’s audience. An article on Farmer Engagement in Agriculture Extension was shared in EDN 128, and we want to continue to highlight these articles as...  
  8. 2016-10-18 Paper mulberry is native to China, Japan, Korea, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, Burma and Assam (India), but cultivated extensively elsewhere in Asia and the Pacific. It has also naturalized in parts of southern Europe and the USA (Kew 2016). According to the World Agroforestry Centre, paper mulberry...  
  9. 2016-07-11 Dr. Dowell is a Research Agricultural Engineer with the USDA ARS. He has about 30 years of experience developing technology to measure grain quality and improving food security in developing countries. He has over 20 years of experience in international agriculture, and is President of Planting...  
  10. 2016-04-08 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 From ECHO’s Seed Bank: Legume Seed Highlights The Carbon Farming Solution Upcoming Events