Agricultura Sostenible

Design and Implementation of a Rainfed Matrix for Cotton

  Global production of agricultural products must continue to increase if shortages are to be avoided. While irrigated production is substantial since water available for both current and future production is limited, rainfed production will become increasingly important. In-season weather...
James Mahan
Paxton Payton
Agriculture

Planting Fruits and Vegetables in Homegarden as a Way to Improve Livelihoods and Conserve Plant Biodiversity

  Multi-story cropping systems are used to grow fruits and vegetables in rural homegardens, and it has been argued that they are crucial for the food and nutrition safety of rural populations. They also are considered as refuges for a number of plant species, and as one way to reduce pressure...
Melaku Mathewos
Kitessa Hundera
Lisa Biber-Freudenberger
Agriculture

Soil Health: What Does it Mean in North Carolina?

  Soil health is defined as the capacity of soil to function as a vital living ecosystem (Doran and Zeiss 2000), where a healthy soil is believed to be highly productive, optimally functional, and naturally able to recover from disturbances (Doran and Parkin, 1994; Kibblewhite et al. 2008)....
Deanna Osmond
Wayne Roper
Josh Heitman
NC Coorporative Extension

Influencia de diferentes sistemas de calefacción sobre el desarrollo, producción y calidad de un cultivo de tomate en invernadero

  Debido a la relación de la temperatura en todos los aspectos del desarrollo de las plantas en el invernadero, el uso de calefacción incluso en países con clima templado, puede implicar un aumento en la producción y en la eficiencia del invernadero. Además,...
P. Marín
D.L. Valera
F.D. Molina-Aiz
A. López
L.J. Belmonte
M.A. Moreno
Información Técnica Económica Agraria

Abonos verdes de leguminosas: integración en sistemas agrícolas y ganaderas del trópico

  En zonas secas donde predominan sistemas de ganado doble propósito, la producción de leche disminuye en forma significativa en época seca. Una alternativa para mantener la producción en la época seca es mediante el uso de cultivos anuales (maíz y...
Edwin Castro-Rincon
José Edwin Mojica-Rodríguez
Juan Evangelista Carulla-Fornaguera
Carlos Eduardo Lascano-Aguilar
Agronomía Mesoamericana

Sustainability of Urban Agriculture: Vegetable Production on Green Roofs

  The practice of producing vegetables on green roofs has been gaining momentum in recent years as a method to facilitate agricultural sustainability in urban areas. Rooftop gardens are becoming an important part of the recent rejuvenation of urban agriculture, and offers alternative spaces to...
Stuart Alan Walters
Karen Stoelzle Midden
Agriculture

Intensidad en el uso de fertilizantes en América Latina y el Caribe

  Uno de los desafíos del concepto de desarrollo sustentable, es la gestión y conservación de los recursos y sistemas naturales renovables, entre ellos el suelo y el agua.  Es en ese sentido que la utilización de fertilizantes es importante, por cuanto puede...
Giovanni E. Reyes
Julián David Cortés
Bioagro

Dealing with the High Cost of Energy for Greenhouse Operations

  Increased fuel costs and colder than normal winters make heating costs a significant burden on many greenhouse operations. So, how can growers deal with high energy costs in the greenhouse? The problem can be addressed in several different ways. Growers can conserve energy in the greenhouse...
Joyce G. Latimer
Virginia Cooperative Extension

Application of Benchmarking and Principal Component Analysis in Measuring Performance of Public Irrigation Schemes in Kenya

  The inefficient water use, and variable and low productivity in Kenyan public irrigation schemes is a major concern. It is, therefore, necessary to periodically monitor and evaluate the performance of public irrigation schemes. This prompted evaluation of performance of three rice growing...
Faith M. Muema
Patrick G. Home
James M. Raude
Agriculture

Primer reporte de Puccinia thaliae en Canna spp. en Ecuador

  La especie Canna spp. denominada vulgarmente achira o chisguas, posee flores con pétalos rojos y amarillos. Es utilizada en el diseño de jardines y parques, o simplemente para adornar interiores mediante arreglos florales. En plantas de achira establecidas en jardines de la...
Felipe Rafael Garcés
Jaime Javier Carbo
Bioagro