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  1. 2011-07-20 Rudy Poglitsh, Former intern working in Swaziland, sent in a question about health of Avocado trees. The problem seemed to be low pH. "We have about 18 avocado trees in the ground. Almost all of them are over five feet tall. The soil is very poor, and the leaves are a pale green/yellow. We are...  
  2. 1992-04-01 Discussion of a Neem tree disease in West Africa.  
  3. 2003-07-20 Testing of new varieties of maize is done in communities through what have been referred to as Mother and Baby Trials. If you are doing agricultural development work in Africa, you will want to read about—and perhaps become involved in—an exciting program that includes agriculturalists and...  
  4. 2021-03-01 Several species of edible ferns exist around the world, ranging from the tropics to more temperate regions, and most commonly include the bracken ferns (Pteridium spp.), ostrich fern (Matteuccia struthiopteris), and the Stenochlaena spp. ferns. However, the focus of this study is on the vegetable...  
  5. 1995-01-19 Ideas for keeping elephants out of crops.  
  6. 2007-01-20 One should only be critical of the decisions which have been made voluntarily by millions of smallholder farmers when one has the fullest understanding of all the reasons which led to their making a change in their cropping, and particularly their staple food.  
  7. 2018-04-27 Fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda) is a common pest in the Western Hemisphere affecting many commercial crops, most importantly maize. This voracious Lepidoptera (grouping of insects that includes butterflies and moths) was first detected in Central and Western Africa in 2016 and has quickly...  
  8. 2009-04-01 Indigenous (naturally occurring) and traditional (introduced in the past and incorporated into the culture) leafy vegetables are often greatly under-utilized. In many areas, the knowledge and use of indigenous leafy vegetables (ILVs) has declined as vegetables such as cabbage, tomatoes and...  
  9. 2019-07-22 Figure 1. Jean Apedoh, spécialiste en SRI C'est lors du premier forum de ECHO, tenu à Ouagadougou en 2010, que l'ingénieur agronome togolais Jean Apedoh a suivi le module sur le système de riziculture intensive (SRI). Dès son retour dans son pays, il a non seulement approfondi ses connaissances...  
  10. 1994-07-19 Dry logs inhabited by fire ants can help deter rats from eating young oil palms.