Agricultura Sostenible

Mycorrhizal inoculum production of Gigaspora gigantea in growing media and particle size

There is little information about the influence of particle size and the physical and chemical properties of the growing media used for mycorrhizal inoculum production. The objetive of this study was to evaluate the number of spores, root colonization, aerial and root dry biomass, and root volume...
Arturo Jiménez-Martínez
M. Carmen A. González-Chávez
M. Carmen Gutiérrez-Castorena
M. Encarnación Lara-Hernández
J. Luis García-Cue
Revista Agrociencia

Producción de inóculo micorrízico de Gigaspora gigantea en mezclas de sustratos con diferente tamaño de partícula

Existe poca información acerca de la influencia del tamaño de las partículas y de las propiedades físicas y químicas de los sustratos usados para la producción de inoculante micorrízico. El objetivo de este estudió fue evaluar el nú...
Arturo Jiménez-Martínez
M. Carmen A. González-Chávez
M. Carmen Gutiérrez-Castorena
M. Encarnación Lara-Hernández
J. Luis García-Cue
Revista Agrociencia

Organic polyculture of passion fruit, pineapple, corn and cassava: the influence of green manure and distance between espaliers

The organic fruit crop should incorporate the principles of sustainable agriculture, with a guarantee of productivity coupled with ecological diversity, using techniques of policultive with regional species. The aim of the study was to evaluate the effect of the green manure crops [Canavalia...
Sebastião Elviro de Araújo Neto
Pedro Arruda Campos
Leonardo Barreto Tavella
Antônio Jussier da Silva Solino
Irene Ferro da Silva
Ciência e Agrotecnologia

Reducción de la lixivación de nitratos y manejo mejorado de nitrógeno con sondas de succión en cultivos hortícolas

El nitrógeno (N) es el nutriente añadido en mayor cantidad a los cultivos. Sin el aporte de N fertilizante, los altos niveles productivos en la producción moderna de cultivos no serían posibles, con lo cual no se podría alimentar a la actual población...
María Rosa Granados García
Rodney B. Thompson
María Dolores Fernández Fernández
Juan Carlos Gázquez Garrido
María Luisa Gallardo Pino
Carolina Martínez-Gaitán
Fundación Cajamar

Using Organic Fertilizers

Sustainability of agriculture has become a major global concern since the 1980s. Soil organic matter is very important in the functions of soil inasmuch as it is a good indicator of soil quality because it mediates many of the chemical, physical, and biological processes controlling the capacity...
Ren-Shih Chong
Food & Fertilizer Technology Center

Crop Rotation on Organic Farms: A Planning Manual

Crop rotation is a critical feature of all organic cropping systems because it provides the principal mechanism for building healthy soils, a major way to control pests, and a variety of other benefits. Crop rotation means changing the type of crop grown on a particular piece of land from year to...
Charles L. Mohler
Sue Ellen Johnson
Jody Bolluyt
Peter Lowy
Margaret Tuttle McGrath
Anusuya Rangarajan
Kimberly A. Stoner
Eric Toensmeier
Harold van Es
Natural Resource, Agriculture, and Engineering Service (NRAES)

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

Manual de Producción de Cacao Fino de Aroma a través de Manejo Ecológico

En el presente trabajo se propone una alternativa para los agricultores para mejorar sus vidas mediante una agricultura sostenible en la cual se propone la disminución del uso de agrotóxicos sustituyéndolos por abonos orgánicos tales como el bocashi y el compost los...
Luis Andrés Torres Gutiérrez.
Universidad de Cuenca

Small-Scale Production of Filtered Coconut Oil in Support of the Plant Oil Stove in the Philippines

  A complete package of technology and equipment was developed, evaluated, and pilot tested for sustainable small-scale production of filtered coconut oil to support the promotion of the plant oil stove — an environment-friendly stove that uses all types of plant oil as fuel. The...
Roberto C. Guarte
The University of Queensland