Manejo de Suelos - Fertilización, Compostado, Nutrición vegetal

Separación de residuos domiciliarios para la preparación de compost y su análisis en la producción de pepinos

  El manejo de los desechos domiciliarios no es cuestión meramente tecnológica, sino de estrategias, educación y concienciación social; requiere la participación de autoridades, empresarios y la sociedad civil. El objetivo del presente estudio fue bajo esas...
Gilberto Iñiguez-Covarrubias
F. María Iñiguez-Franco
G. Alberto Martínez-Gutiérrez
J. Ryckeboer

African Organic Agriculture Training Manual: Soil Fertility Management

Learning targets for farmers: 1) Understand that soil fertility management is neither limited to the addition of mineral fertilizers nor to increasing crop yield alone. It consists of protecting the soil and enhancing the organic matter content as well as biological activity in the soil to...
Gilles Weidmann
Brian Ssebunya
FiBL, Research Institute of Organic Agriculture

Abonos Orgánicos

  En este apartado se presenta de forma práctica la preparación de abonos, para que los productores conozcan las diferentes alternativas para enriquecer sus suelos. Se presenta un menú de ocho alternativas de abonos orgánicos, que incluyen: (1) bocashi, (2) caldo...
David Gómez
Marco Vásquez

Overcoming compaction limitations on cabbage growth and yield in the transition to reduced tillage

  Vegetable producers are increasingly interested in adopting conservation tillage practices to maintain or enhance productivity and soil health, but reducing tillage may reduce yields in cool climates. Strategies to transition from full-width tillage to zone tillage systems for cabbage (...
M.J. Mochizuki
A. Rangarajan
R.R. Bellinder
T. Björkman
H. M. van Es

Soil Fertility

Organic farmers have different approaches to supplying crop needs compared to conventional farmers who provide fertility by numerous synthetic fertilizers. See the table below for differences between organic and conventional fertilizers. However, even among organic producers, there can be...
John Lamb
Craig Sheaffer
Kristine Moncada
University of Minnesota Extension

Nutrient Recommendations for Vegetable Crops Grown in Michigan: The Structure

  This bulletin presents the framework for the nutrient recommendations for vegetable crops given in the new MSU nutrient recommendation program. A subsequent bulletin will provide more management information to complement basic details of the recommendations for individual crops. Plant growth...
Darryl D. Warncke
Jon Dahl
Michigan State University

Soil and Nutrient Conservation Oriented Practices in the Philippines

The paper discusses several upland farming systems in the Philippines which are based on nutrient recycling and soil conservation. Some are traditional practices developed by farmers themselves, while others have been introduced in modern development programs. Their impact on soil and water loss...
Reynaldo A. Comia
Food & Fertilizer Technology Center

Fertigation for Apple Trees in the Pacific Northwest

  Fertigation is the application of nutrients through irrigation lines, during watering. In general, it is more readily adapted for use in micro-irrigation systems such as micro-sprinkler, microjet and drip than to more extensive systems such as sprinkler or furrow. It has the advantage of...
Denise Neilsen
Gerry Neilsen
New York Fruit Quarterly

Soil Health

Soil is a natural mix of weathered rock and organic matter that forms on the Earth’s surface. It is the foundation for all crop production. It is biologically active and home to a wide range of living organisms including soil microbes, earthworms, and growing plant roots. Soil is composed of...
John Lamb
Sheri Huerd
Kristine Moncada
University of Minnesota

Crop Rotation

  Crop rotation is the predetermined sequence of crops that one grows on a certain field. An example is growing corn in Year 1, soybean in Year 2, wheat and alfalfa in Year 3, alfalfa in Years 4 and 5, and then back to corn. Typically, producers use cropping systems on their farms that include...
Kristine Moncada
Craig Sheaffer
University of Minnesota