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Issue # 1 was published in December 1981. At the time I thought, "Where will I ever find enough of the right kind of information for another issue." That first issue went to 35 people. This issue goes to about 2,500 people in 110 countries. The decade began humbly. In addition to myself, ECHO was...
I was asked in 1981 for help in evaluating the potential for strawberries as a cash crop in the Dominican Republic. The bulk of the following was written at that time after several phone calls. Several scientists and one grower were contacted by telephone and asked about the potential of...
ECHO’s Technical Response Unit recently received a few requests from areas in the Caribbean, for information about what might be causing citrus death. With multiple requests for information about widespread citrus decline, we decided to learn more about its potential cause and practical...
The technique described in this article is very practical and applicable in certain situations. For example, it is becoming very useful for us here in Gamboula, Central African Republic (CAR), to produce planting material to distribute to our agroforestry cooperatives. It would also be helpful as...
Tepary beans are a very drought resistant bean.
Annual leafy greens grow quickly, are typically more tolerant of shade than fruit bearing vegetables (e.g., tomato and pepper), and do not require a lot of space. They can be grown in small gardens or containers near people’s homes, and are easily incorporated into many traditional dishes for...
INTRODUCTION TO OUR SPECIAL EXPANDED ISSUE. One of ECHO's purposes is to help people grow food under difficult conditions. You are not likely to encounter a soil worse for gardening than a cement slab. Neither will you find such large areas of unused growing space in full sun and near prime...
This article is from ECHO Asia Note # 32. Potatoes (Solanum tuberosum) contain high-quality food properties and are very good protein and energy sources on a daily per hectare basis of production (Frusciante et al. 2000). Potatoes are grown mostly in cool climate areas. In the tropics, they...
Abstract A comparison trial of okra species and varieties was conducted at the ECHO farm in North Fort Myers (zone 9a/10b), Florida. Thirteen varieties ofAbelmoschus esculentumand two varieties ofAbelmoschus cailleiwere evaluated for pod production and taste. Plants were started from seed in...
This article will share ideas of how to put your written farm plan to work. It will start with a brief outline of some basic project management principles. Next, it will cover a simple system used by the author to implement his farm plan. Finally, it will describe the process of ongoing planning...