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. 26/03/2015 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. 07/01/2016 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. 08/04/2016 Nous avons récemment reçu un rapport de Roland Bunch concernant ses efforts à promouvoir les engrais verts et les cultures de couverture en Afrique.
  5. Ressource principale 15/01/1989 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. 11/07/2016 Les plantes compagnes sont une forme de culture intercalaire, généralement pratiquée dans les jardins à petite échelle, dans laquelle deux ou plusieurs espèces de plantes sont cultivées côte à côte pour un bénéfice partagé. Par exemple, les légumes d'ombre comme la laitue peuvent être cultivées...
  7. 01/07/2012 “Push-pull” is an intercropping strategy that protects maize and other grain crops against maize stemborer insect larvae (Chilo partellus) and a parasitic weed called striga (Striga hermonthica). In eastern and southern Africa, these pests have caused huge losses in maize and sorghum yields....
  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. 01/10/2002 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 Au cours de la recherche sur les méthodes de cultures intercalaires liées aux légumineuses en Afrique du Sud (2010-2015), des membres du personnel de ECHO ont pris connaissance d'un système de production de céréales / niébé élaboré au Nigéria par des recherches de l'IITA et des partenaires...