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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. 2015-05-19 Mulch is a protective covering of organic material laid over the soil around plants to prevent erosion, retain moisture, and to enrich soil. Paper mulch, made of magazines, boxes and other paper materials, is laid on top of traditional materials such as grass, fruit peels and leaves. This...
     
  3. 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,...
     
  4. 2015-10-28 In This Issue: Permaculture In Development: An introduction to permaculture and its application in agriculture development From ECHO's Seed Bank: Inca nut (Plukenetia volubilis) Books, Websites and Other Resources (See PDF Version) Download EDN 129 Excerpt:Permaculture In Development: An...
     
  5. 2015-04-06 Two new field experiments are being established this month at ECHO’s Global Demonstration Farm in southwest Florida. Both studies involve tropical legumes, which provide farmers with a source ofgreen manure, grain, and/or animal fodder.  
  6. 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...
     
  7. 2015-06-16 "Aquaponics is a food production system that combines conventional aquaculturewith hydroponics in a symbiotic environment." (Wikipedia) By combining these two systems farmers are able to increase their yield, decrease costs and deal sustainably with some of the challenges of hydroculture. In...  
  8. 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....
     
  9. 2016-12-27 Thank you for your participation with ECHO during the past year. You and your 11,000 other colleagues around the world constitute a unique Community of Practice. What makes you a “community of practice”? You share a passion to address the challenges of small-scale farmers, their agriculture,...
     
  10. 2015-02-04 Featured in this EDN Bicycle Pump Vacuum Sealer for Seed Storage Selenium and Human Health From ECHO’s Seed Bank: Sorghum Pollination ECHO South Africa Research Update Books, Websites and Other Resources In Memoriam: Dr. Frank Martin Upcoming Events