1. Key Resource 1/1/1995 This book is a must reading for all farmers and gardeners in southern Africa region- small scale, large-scale, commercial and subsistance farmers alike. This book aims to return us to a new co-operation with nature by offering a number of tried and tested methods to establish a long-term healthy...
  2. Key Resource 24/7/1992 Amazon.com Description Part of a series, this book is written principally for extension staff and other agricultural development officers, teachers and trainers who act in a similar capacity. Each book provides the background, information and knowledge necessary for a basic understanding of an...
  3. 1/10/2002 En Africa oriental y del sur, las larvas de los insectos barrenadores del tallo y la striga (Striga hermonthica, una maleza parásita) causan enormes pérdidas en los campos de maíz. Juntos, las dos plagas pueden destruir todo un cultivo. El Centro Internacional de Fisiología de Insectos...
  4. 1/10/2002 We recently learned of a simple technique that may reduce bacterial wilt in tomatoes. Interplanting (or pre-planting) Chinese chive with tomato results in allelopathic suppression of the organism responsible for bacterial wilt. Bacterial wilt is a disease that affects many different crops,...
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  6. 17/7/2017 Los insectos y otras plagas pueden ser una grave limitación para la producción de alimentos, especialmente donde los recursos para el manejo de plagas son escasos. Por ejemplo, en EDN 133, respondimos una pregunta sobre el minador de la hoja del tomate (Tuta absoluta) en Nigeria. Las...
  7. AccessAgriculture Training Video Food baits can be used as a spot spray or in bait stations. Fruit flies can detect food baits over short distances, up to 10 metres. Some baits contain a natural insecticide that is allowed in organic fruit production.
  8. AccessAgriculture Training Video It takes a few minutes for a fruit fly to find a suitable spot on the mango and inject her eggs under the skin of the fruit. But even in that short time, the weaver ants will have either chased her away or have captured her. Their scent also helps. When other...
  9. AccessAgriculture Training Video Weaver ants help to protect your fruit and nuts from fruit flies and many other pests. If you don’t have weaver ants in your orchard yet, collect all the nests from an ant colony and transfer them to one of your fruit trees. Help the ants to spread to more trees...
  10. AccessAgriculture Training Video Intercropping or rotating cereal crops with legume crops are two of the strategies of integrated striga and soil fertility management. But keeping quality legume seed has two major challenges. First, the seed easily loses its ability to germinate. And second, we...