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  1. 06 Januari 2023 Spoilage of stored grain is a major obstacle for smallholder farmers around the world. This article leans on the expertise of Dr. Floyd Dowell (an Agricultural Engineer retired from USDA Center for Grain and Animal Health Research) and highlights some of the options covered in previous ECHO...
  2. 01 Januari 2004 With Variety Improvement of Cereals and Pulses Seed production and the maintenance of crop cultivars by small farmers is a subject that has attracted increasing attention over the past decade. The increasing dominance of large multinationals in the seed trade, the controversy over genetic...
  3. 01 Januari 1986 This report notes general considerations in seed harvesting, handling, and storage, and it focuses attention on methods to enhance germination for seeds started in seedbeds. The paper is intended to be especially useful for persons interested in setting up a small business that produces seed for...
  4. 20 Januari 2009 This training manual is designed to provide step-by step instructions to trainers in teaching potato farmers positive selection, that is, to ‘select the best’. Positive selection can be used to improve the quality of the seed potatoes saved from the farmers own crop. The manual contains two major...
  5. 20 Januari 2009 Intended as a reference for farmers trained in seed potato selection and to promote farmer-to-farmer technology transfer, this full-colour leaflet outlines the basic principles of seed potato selection and includes photographs depicting the major potato diseases. It accompanies the Picture Book...
  6. 20 Januari 2009 This manual provides a training approach for teaching farmers how to increase potato yields by improving the quality of farm-saved seed potatoes. After background information on seed potato degeneration, common potato diseases, selection issues and training methodology, it is divided into eight...
  7. 01 Januari 1984 A Pocket Directory of Trees and Seeds in Kenya was compiled to answer two basic tree-planting questions: which trees are the best to plant in my particular climate type? And where do I get the seeds or their seedlings? Ninety tree species are described, along with their best climate types. For...
  8. 04 Mei 2015 This comprehensive book on the art and science of seed saving demystifies the time-honored tradition of collecting the seeds of more than 75 crops-from heirloom tomatoes and peppers to century-old varieties of beans and grains. InThe Seed Garden, Seed Savers Exchange and the Organic Seed Alliance...
  9. 01 Januari 1990 The purpose of this booklet is to demonstrate that you can grow your seed in a small area for many levels of benefit. It attempts to enable you to answer the questions "How much seed and how many plants do I need?" and "How much of area will I need to devote to become seed self-reliant?" Knowing...
  10. 01 Januari 1978 Each vegetable is discussed in detail. You'll know the problems and their solution, understand how to raise, harvest, and store the seeds.