1. In the preceeding sections, scouting procedures (grower's eye in the field) based on research and past experience have been outlined.
  2. Access Agriculture Training Video Legumes are important in crop rotations, because they reduce weeds and enrich the soil by partnering with nitrogen-fixing bacteria in the soil. To be sure your soil has the right bacteria, you can buy an inoculant of Rhizobium bacteria. Rhizobium bacteria can...
  3. Access Agriculture Training Video In the coastal savanna of West Africa, farmers explain how a mucuna cover crop helped to revive their highly degraded soil, and suppress the noxious weeds Striga and Imperata. They show how to grow it to benefit your maize and cassava, and why discussing land...
  4. Access Agriculture Training Video All across the world, people add condiments to their cooking to make it taste better. In West Africa, many sauces are prepared using a condiment made with seeds from the Néré tree, also known as the African locust bean. In Mali, this condiment is called soumbala....
  5. 1991-01-19 Phosphorus deficiency is a major constraint to legume production in tropical and subtropical regions, particularly in acid soils. Responses of chickpea and pigeonpea to phosphorus in South Asia on predominantly neutral to alkaline soils, however, have been less than expected even when standard...
  6. A collection of plant data that details principal use, general information, adaptability and uses.
  7. The interdependence of soils, vegetation, and wildlife is a phenomenon now recognized to be of great practical significance. Vegetation, the prime instrument for conserving soil, also affords habitats for wildlife. Intelligent use of vegetation, therefore, perpetuates two fundamental natural...
  8. 1998-04-01 Traditionally the people of Sri Lanka consume vegetable cooked as curries with the dietary staple, rice. Legumes, in general, play a vital role in Sri Lankan diets and they are being consumed as green vegetables or pulses. Edible legumes are excellent sources of dietary protein and oil....
  9. 1998-01-01 Fodder scarcity is a major constraint faced by farming communities throughout the world. This is often the result of the degradation of traditional fodder sources in forest and village common lands. Consequently, to meet their needs, farmers must produce at least some fodder in their agricultural...
  10. 1986-12-01 11 pages, illustrated, photos Circular S-330