1. The ‘push-pull’ system is a novel approach in pest management, developed by understanding the complex mechanisms that govern the ecology of plants and insects, which uses carefullyselected repellent intercrops and attractive trap plants. Insect pests are repelled from the food crop and are...
  2. 26/3/2015 Through research in South Africa, ECHO has been developing best-practicesfor growing Moringa and other crops. This reasearch, through the Howard G. Buffet Foundation, demonstrates growing Moringaon a large scale for powder production including soil fertility management and pruning. This...
  3. 7/1/2016 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...
  4. 8/4/2016 Un informe de Roland Bunch referente a sus esfuerzos para promover abonos verdes y cultivos de cobertura en África.
  5. Recurso clave 15/1/1989 An urgent challenge facing agricultural scientists working on upland food-crop production in many parts of the humid and subhumid tropics is the need to find viable, sustainable, and environmentally sound alternatives to the ancient shifting cultivation and bush-fallow, slash-and-bum cultivation...
  6. 11/7/2016 La siembra complementaria es una forma de cultivo intercalado que por lo general se practica en huertos de pequeña escala en los cuales dos o más especies de plantas son cultivadas unas junto a otras para compartir beneficios. Por ejemplo, las hortalizas que gustan de la sombra como la lechuga...
  7. 1/7/2012 “Empuja y Tira” es una estrategia de cultivo intercalado que protege al maíz y otros cultivos de granos contra la larva del insecto barrenador del tallo del maíz (Chilo partellus) y una maleza parásita llamada striga (Striga hermonthica). En el este y el sur de África, estas plagas han provocado...
  8. 18/11/2015 Dr. Motis and Betsy Langford were introduced to the 2-4-2 system by Dr. B.B. Singh at the Ukulima Farm research station in South Africa in Feb. of 2015. They subsequently planned and conducted this experiment with other legumes at the main ECHO campus in North Fort Myers, Florida.
  9. 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,...
  10. 18/10/2016 Al realizar una investigación sobre el cultivo intercalado de legumbres en Sudáfrica (2010-2015), miembros del personal de ECHO descubrieron un sistema de producción de cereal/caupí desarrollado en Nigeria a través de una investigación realizada por el Instituto Internacional de Agricultura...