1. 关键资源 2013-06-01 Rick Burnette wrote an article for Issue 7(July 2010) of ECHO Asia Notes, titled “Charcoal Production in 200-Liter Horizontal Drum Kilns.” My article takes the charring process a step further by exploring the rapidly re-emerging world of biochar. Biochar is a form of charcoal, produced through...
  2. 2016-03-01 This article is from ECHO Asia Note #27 微生物是不能用肉眼直接观察到的微小生物;他们包括真菌类、藻类和细菌类(Rao, 1995)。这些小 生物存在于任何地方:水里、空气里和土壤里。在农业上,微生物的数量在堆肥、动物粪便和IM(本地微 生物(Indigenous Microorganisms))液里、EM(有效微生物(Effective Microorganisms))的液体里特别多。微生物是土壤的重要组成部分,它们帮助分解有机物,也将岩石和空气中的营养物质转化成农作物可用的形式,还帮助固定土壤结构(Tisdall, 1994; Hayat et...
  3. 关键资源 2009-01-01 Smart gardeners know that soil is anything but an inert substance. Healthy soil is teeming with life-not just earthworms and insects, but a staggering multitude of bacteria, fungi, and other microorganisms. When we use chemical fertilizers, we injure the microbial life that sustains healthy...
  4. Healthy soil is the foundation for profitable, productive, and environmentally sound agricultural systems. By understanding how the soil processes that support plant growth and regulate environmental quality are affected by management practices, it is possible to design a crop and soil management...
  5. 2011-04-20 Eric Broberg, heading to Latin America with the Peace Corps, wrote to us: “I found the article on ‘Multiplication and Use of Soil Microorganisms’ in the January 2011 EDN (Issue 110) to be interesting yet glaringly absent was any mention of compost tea.
  6. 2011-01-20 Higa, Teruo and James F. Parr. 1994. “Beneficial and Effective Microorganisms for a Sustainable Agriculture and Environment.” International Nature Farming Research Center, Atami, Japan. Because the approach outlined by Higa and Parr in this paper is so different from what I (DRB) have previously...
  7. 2011-01-20 Andy Cotarelo shared, “Recently we obtained some recipes of EM and IMO from network members in Thailand and in the US, all of whom are using the soil organisms and have seen positive results in their gardens and farms. Some network members are using EM, a purchased product, while others are...
  8. 2007-07-20 This article takes a fresh look at what is going on in the soil, especially in relation to soil organic matter and the organisms it supports; how this life in the soil is impacted by our land care practices; and how it in turn impacts the productivity of our farms.
  9. 2008-07-20 CHOfarm manager Danny Blank says that the principles in EDN 96 “revolutionized the way I look at the land and understand the impact agriculture practices have on the overall health of soils.”
  10. 2018-02-07 Speaker Bio: Andry Lim is the Founder of Tribal Mission Foundation International Inc in 1986 that conducted Development Programs among the Indigenous people in Mindanao. He is the manager and family farm consultant of 30 hectare farm located in Joaquin Biao, Calinan District, Davao City and the...