Manejo de Suelos - Fertilización, Compostado, Nutrición vegetal

Impact of soil fertility management practices on a major insect pest infestation and yield of beans (phaseolus vulgaris L.) in Taita district, Kenya

The common bean is an important food and cash crop in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa. It provides food for more than 100 million people and is a critical source of income for rural households. Common bean yields, however, have declined in the last ten years. This decline is the result of...
W.N. Ochilo
G.H. Nyamasyo
J.H. Nderitu
African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development

Management of Composting

Proper and regular additions of on-farm organic wastes such as animal manure and crop residues are of utmost importance in maintaining the tilth, fertility, and productivity of agricultural soils; in protecting them from wind and water erosion; and in preventing nutrient losses through runoff and...
Shang-Shyng Yang
Food & Fertilizer Technology Center

Critical Nutrient Levels for Almonds, Peaches & Plums

Leaf analyses are very effective tools to prevent nutrient deficiency-induced crop loss. They can also save you money by preventing overfertilization. Check your results against the chart.
Roger Duncan
University of California ANR

Efecto de la fertilización orgánica sobre el rendimiento y contenido nutricional de tomate saladette en invernadero

  El experimento se estableció durante 2011 para evaluar los efectos de la fertilización orgánica sobre el rendimiento y contenido nutricional de dos genotipos de tomate saladette desarrollados en cinco sustratos: S1 = arena + solución nutritiva inorgánica;...
César Márquez Quiroz
Pedro Cano Ríos
Alejandro Moreno Reséndez
Uriel Figueroa Viramontes
Esteban Sánchez Chávez
ITEA, información técnica económica agraria

Composting Methods

Composting does not fully decompose all degradable organic materials. Because of various conditions, composting depends on the purpose, scale of production, materials, site, and climate. But whether it is for a small farm or a commercial plant, the first consideration in composting is processing...
Yuh-Ming Huang
Food & Fertilizer Technology Center

Effect of NPK fertilizer on fruit yield and yield components of pumpkin (Cucurbita pepo Linn.)

Pumpkin (Cucurbita pepo Linn.) is a vegetable crop often grown without fertilizer by peasant farmers in Nigeria. With the increased pressure on land resources for other competing uses, farmers have adopted the use of fertilizers to boost crop productivity. This study was carried out for the...
FM Oloyede
GO Agbaje
IO Obisesan
African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development

Summer Cover Crops

There is growing interest in the use of shortseason summer annual legumes or grasses as cover crops and green manures in vegetable production systems. Cover crops can provide a significant source of nitrogen (N) for subsequent crops; reduce erosion, runoff, and potential pollution of surface...
N.G. Creamer
K. R. Baldwin
North Carolina State University

Effect of mycorrhizal inoculants in the development of Mexican landrace avocado rootstocks

The aim of this work was to assess the effect of two arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) inoculants in the development of avocado rootstocks. Seeds of Mexican landrace avocado (Persea americana Mill. var. drymifolia) were used, with two commercial inoculants: T1 containing Glomus fasciculatum, G....
Edgar Castro Alvarado
Ana Tztzqui Chávez Bárcenas
Pedro Antonio García Saucedo
Leovigilda Reyes Ramírez
Ana Elizabeth Bárcenas Ortega
Tropical and Subtropical Agroecosystems

Application of Bicarbonate to High-Phosphorus Soils to Increase Plant-Available Phosphorus

Vegetable growers in the northeastern United States often have soils with P levels so high that fertilizer applications have environmentally detrimental effects. However, growers raise crops that require P fertilizer in cool soils regardless of soil P levels. A method to increase bioavailable P to...
Thomas Björkman
Stephen Reiners
Soil Science Society of America Journal

Equipment for Different Scales of Composting

In Taiwan, lots of livestock manure and agricultural wastes are produced each year (Lin 1999; Chien 1999). If the wastes are not treated properly, they will cause serious environmental pollution. In the past, there were five methods of dealing with organic wastes. These were: throwing them away...
Shiuan-Yuh Chien
Ming-Huei Chang
Food & Fertilizer Technology Center