Producción Orgánica de Frutas y Hortalizas, Control de Insectos y Enfermedades

How do I convert to organic farming?

Climatic, social, cultural and economic conditions vary from farm to farm. Therefore, challenges related to conversion to organic farming vary depending on the farm situation. The more, as a farmer, you rely on farm-own resources to maintain soil fertility, and on natural processes to manage pests...
Gilles Weidmann
Lukas Kilcher
FiBL, Research Institute of Organic Agriculture, Switzerland

African Organic Agriculture Training Manual: Conversion to Organic Farming

Conversion to organic farming describes the process of learning and implementation of changes on the farm towards a more sustainable and natural way of farming. The form the process takes depends on the local circumstances and the predisposition of the farmer or the community, and it varies from...
Hervé Bouagnimbeck
Brian Ssebunya
Gilles Weidmann
FiBL, Research Institute of Organic Agriculture, Switzerland

Organic Risk Management: Transitioning

Conventional agriculture produces large quantities of low-value commodities through inputs of energy, machinery, and synthetic chemicals. Although still subject to the risks of weather and fluctuating markets, stability of conventional agriculture is supported by subsidization through government...
Kristine Moncada
Mary Brakke
Carmen Fernholz
University of Minnesota

Manual de cultivos para la Huerta Orgánica Familiar

En el presente Manual se plantea una recopilación de los principales cultivos hortícolas que pueden desarrollarse en una huerta familiar, desde la teoría y con la práctica, a través de una metodología descriptiva basada en cuatro puntos: Clima y Suelo...
Enrique David Goites
Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria INTA

African Organic Agriculture Manual Booklet: Marketing and trade

Marketing aims to enhance sales and income of a farm business while creating value for your products. There are fundamental marketing questions you may apply to your farm, for example: How can I produce what my customers need? How can I create added value to my products? Where should I...

African Organic Agriculture Training Manual: Marketing and Trade

Marketing is a management tool of any business aiming to enhance sales and incomes. Marketing starts with deciding what to produce based on the requirements of the market. The market, in this case, refers to the person(s) or organisations who demand the products on offer for consumption, further...
Lukas Kilcher
Brian Ssebunya
FiBL, Research Institute of Organic Agriculture, Switzerland

Organic Risk Management: Weed Profiles

This chapter will focus on management of individual weed species that can be problematic in cropping systems. These Weed Profiles describe the species and offer information on their management and the risk in different crops. The seed emergence times are approximate for central and southern...
Kristine Moncada
Sheri Huerd
University of Minnesota

Biofertilización, una alternativa al uso de fertilizantes químicos en caña de azúcar (Saccharum officinarum)

La fertilización de caña de azúcar consiste en aportes de nutrientes de tipo Nitrógeno, Fósforo y Potasio (NPK), siendo la dosis actual recomendada 250-75-190 Kg/ha, respectivamente para cada componente. La utilización de éstos compuestos quí...
Liliana Serna Cock
Camilo Arias García
Leidy Johana Valencia Hernández
Alimentos Hoy

Organic Vegetable Production

  Organic production is a system that lends itself well to small-scale and part-time farming operations. Although the cost of certification and the time and labor involved in managing the system are high, returns can also be, on average, 20 percent higher than conventionally produced products...
Elsa S. Sánchez
Michael D. Orzolek
Jayson K. Harper
Lynn F. Kime
Pennsylvania State University

Control of Brown Rot of Stone Fruits by Brief Heated Water Immersion Treatments

  The effectiveness of brief (30 or 60 s) immersion in water at 24, 50, 55, 60, 65, or 70 °C was evaluated for the control of brown rot, caused by Monilinia fructicola, on California-grown peaches, nectarines, and plums. Inoculated fruits were treated and either stored at 20 °C for 5...
Ozgur Akgun Karabulut
Joseph L. Smilanick
Carlos H. Crisosto
Lluís Palou
Crop Protection