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    2011-01-01 Often farmers asked for seed, but we weren’t quite sure what to expect when we suggested—to the farmers’ union in Nampula, Mozambique—that they organize a fair in which the members could come together and exchange seed. They might only be interested in “improved” varieties. However, when we...  
  2. Key Resource 2015-09-21 SRI involves the use of a combination of management practices that optimize growing conditions for rice plants, particularly in the root zone. It was developed in Madagascar in the early 1980s by Father Henri de Laulaníe, a Jesuit priest who spent over 30 years in that country working with...  
  3. 187 pages In English, Ukrainian,and Russian  
  4. Large & small, packaged and custom-built with special sections on solar heating, hydroponics, coldframes, window greenhouses and terrariums.  
  5. Peter Clegg, a solar architect, and Derry Watkins, his gardening wife, take the two key elements of this picture, the warm protected environment and the lush vegetation--and weave them into the major components of this unusal book. Besides covering all aspects of growing plants indoors, the...  
  6. Protected Agriculture (PA) is defined as “modification of the natural environment to achieve optimal growth” (Jansen and Malter 1995) The definition of protected agricultural production includes “mulches, row covers, shade structures, greenhouses, etc. Any type of method or structure used to...
     
  7. 2013-01-20 Principles for Mediterranean climate areas A very significant event in the world history of Agriculture is the domestication of plants by mankind. Instead of depending on wild growth, it was realized that the planting of seeds or cuttings allowed the propagation of the type of plants desired....  
  8. The results, as in previous years, revealed that summer planting of the greenhouses required a high input and resulted in a low out production. Considerable effort, time and investment must be spent towards research to increase the greenhouse cooling efficiency and plant productivity and in...  
  9. 1984-01-01 Solar greenhouses and sunspaces are popular. One measure of that popularity is the number of people who received grants from the U.S. Department of Energy's Appropriate Technology Small Grants Program. Nearly 200 of the 2,200 total grantees studied, built, managed and improved greenhouses or...  
  10. This Agrodok deals with the possibilities applicable to protect horticultural crops against unfavorable climatic conditions. It fits with the worldwide expansion of tunnels and greehouses covered with plastic foils during the last two or three decades.