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  1. ECHO Asia Notesis a quarterly technical e-bulletin containing articles of interest to agriculture and community development workers in Asia. This list contains articles from ECHO Asia Notes, many of which have been translated into regional languages.  
  2. Plant Information customized to the ECHO Asia Seed Bank. These seeds are available from the Asia Seed Bank only for shipment within Asia. Please go to The ECHO Asia Seed Bank for more information on ordering.  
  3. Maintenance and care is similar to Tagetes erecta, Africa Heirloom. Different species known for its nematicidal properties.  
  4. Provide well-drained, moderately fertile soil in full sun. Stake if necessary and shelter from strong winds. Grows best in hot, sunny weather.  
  5. This cotton is: pest resistant, tolerant of variable conditions (low water), and highly productive. Can be pruned after harvest for new growth/production. If taken care of, can produce for 2+ yrs as a short term perrenial. Used for making thread for clothing.  
  6. Any type of chrysanthemum flowers can be blanched, then the petals removed and added to your favorite dish. This is easiest with large petaled varieties of mums. Use only the petals, since the flower base is usually very bitter. You can also make wine from chrysanthemum flowers. Traditionally...  
  7. Choy sum is a cultivar of Brassica rapa, a species of vegetable that includes a wide range of subspecies including turnips, bok choy, and napa cabbage. Choy sum is a leafy green also know as Chinese flowering cabbage. It is eaten widely around the world. The shoots and young leaves can be...  
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  9. Often called moonflower or moon vine, Ipomoea alba is only one of many different plants commonly called “Moonflower.” It is a species of morning glory native to the Americas but naturalized throughout the world. A perennial long-stemmed woody vine, moonflower produces fragrant white or pink...  
  10. Mustard is another cultivar of Brassica rapa, a species of vegetable that includes a wide range of subspecies including turnips, bok choy, napa cabbage, among many others. Its preparation methods are similar to choy sum and its growing conditions are similar to mustard greens. Similar to other...