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  1. Key Resource Despite the incredible diversity of useful plants that exist, a small handful of crops feed the majority of the world and millions of people still suffer from malnutrition and poverty. This talk will discuss some often overlooked crops that have the potential to alleviate suffering through...  
  2. 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...  
  3. 1992-07-19 A novel idea has been to grow some fruit trees, like bananas and coconuts, in circles about 3 meters in diameter.  
  4. 2000-03-20 Question from Chester Brinser (World Relief Nicaragua) . Reply by Danny Blank, nursery manager at ECHO.  
  5. 2007-10-20 A pot irrigation system was used to water newly planted mango grafts. Instead of direct watering, water was poured into four cylindrical clay pots installed around the plant.  
  6. 2003-07-20 The Strawberry Tree (Muntingia calabura), also known as Jamaica Cherry, is a multipurpose tree that quickly grows to 8 to 13 meters in height. The tree produces a small red fruit, but is largely valued for its wood. It is remarkably fast-growing for a tree having such hard wood.  
  7. 2020-01-01 A comparison trial of winged bean varieties was conducted at the ECHO farm in North Fort Myers (zone 9a/10b), Florida. Seven varieties of winged bean (Psophocarpus tetragonolobus) were evaluated for pod production, pod length, and seed production. Winged bean plants were planted on August 18th,...  
  8. 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...  
  9. 1994-07-19 Nitrogen fertilizer should not be applied to trees and shrubs directly after transplanting.  
  10. 1995-10-19 "Fruits of Warm Climates" is an authoritative source for information on sub/tropical fruits from around the world.