Efecto de la Sustitución Parcial de Fertilizante Inorgánico por Compost Sobre el Rendimiento y la Calidad del Tomate de Invernadero (Solanum lycopersicum L.) en Sololá
Effect of Bokashi and Vermicompost Leachate on Yield and Quality of Pepper (Capsicum annuum) and Onion (Allium cepa) Under Monoculture and Intercropping Cultures
Contribution of Amynthas gracilis (Megascolecidae) and Octolasion cyaneum (Lumbricidae) to Soil Physical Stability: A Mesocosm Experiment
What do I need to know about soils? Soil can be living or dead. Living soil continuously requires enough air, water and soil organic matter in order to provide a good growing environment for plants and soil organisms. By providing these, even dead soil can manage to live again. You can tell whether your soil is living or dead by the amount of farm products that can be obtained from it under average management conditions. A living soil can support consistent and sufficient production of farm products while a degraded and dead soil cannot.
Over the past several years, many people have begun raising earthworms as a source of income or as a means of managing organic waste. Some are drawn to the business by extravagant claims of vast potential markets for earthworms in large waste disposal systems and agriculture and as a source of food for animals. Despite these claims, the current major commercial use of earthworms is as bait for freshwater sport fishing.
Growing vegetables organically can be rewarding and productive. This publication explains the basic elements of successful organic vegetable production, from initial site location, soil preparation, irrigation and variety selection to insect and disease control, composting, mulching and fertilization, and successive planting and crop rotation.
Conventional Basil Production in Different Growing Media of Compost, Vermicompost or Peat-Moss with Loamy Soil