Organic Vegetable & Fruit Production, Insect & Disease Control

How can I Manage Pests and Diseases Naturally?

  Farmers consider organisms which reduce their crop yields as pests and diseases. Insects, birds or other animals are considered as pests, whenever they cause damage to crops or to stored produce. Fungi, bacteria and viruses are recognized as diseases, when they interrupt or modify the vital...
Research Institute of Organic Agriculture
Research Institute of Organic Agriculture

How do I Best Manage the Fertility of My Soil

  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...
Research Institute of Organic Agriculture
Research Institute of Organic Agriculture

What is Organic Agriculture?

  As a farmer in Africa you may be facing a number of challenges like loss of arable land, decreasing soil fertility, frequent drought and rising cost of seeds, fertilisers, pesticides and animal drugs. This commonly leads to recurrent difficulties to produce enough food to sustain the family...
Research Institute of Organic Agriculture
Research Institute of Organic Agriculture

Cultivation of Tomato

  Tomato is one of the most widely cultivated crops in the world. It is an important source of vitamins and an important cash crop for smallholders and medium-scale commercial farmers. This Agrodok focuses on good practices for growing a healthy tomato crop and obtaining a reasonably steady...
Shankara Naika
Joep van Lidt de Jeude
Marja de Goffau
Martin Hilmi
Barbara van Dam

Organically Produced Foods

  Food labelling is the primary means of communication between the producer and seller of food on one hand, and the purchaser and consumer on the other. The Codex Alimentarius standards and guidelines on food labelling are published in a specific volume: Food Labelling. In addition to the...
World Health Organization
World Health Organization

Alimentos Producidos Orgánicamente

  Estas directrices se han preparado con el fin de ofrecer un enfoque concertado respecto a los requisitos que socalzan la producción, el etiquetado y la producción de propiedades de los alimentos producidos orgánicamente. La finalidad de estas directrices es: Proteger a...
World Health Organization
World Health Organization

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

Manual Para hacer Agricultura Ecológica

  Este libro empezó siendo unos apuntes de clase del autor en los cursos de Iniciación a la Agricultura Ecológica que el CIFA (Centro de Investigación y Formación Agraria) de la Mojonera (Almería) viene organizando a lo largo de los últimos a...
Luis Guerrero Alarcón
Cajamar Caja Rural

Pepper-Garlic Intercropping System Improves Soil Biology and Nutrient Status in Plastic Tunnel

  A two year (2009-2011) experiment was conducted to investigate effect of pepper-garlic intercropping system on soil biology and nutrient profile in plastic tunnel to overcome continuous monocropping obstacles. During first year’s trial, garlic cloves of four cultivars (G026, G025, and...
Muhammad Azam Khan
Cheng Zhihui
Abdul Rehman Khan
Shah Jahan Rana
Bushra Ghazanfar
International Journal of Agricultural and Biology

Icebox Watermelon Variety Trial

  The first icebox watermelon variety was introduced in the U.S. almost 50 years ago (Maynard, 2004), but it was only in 2005 that icebox watermelons became commonly available in grocery stores throughout the U.S. Icebox watermelon weigh between 6 and 12 pounds, they come in a variety of...
Carol Miles
Kathryn Kolker
Gail Becker
Lydia Garth
Jenn Reed
Tracy Smith
Liz Nelson
Jeannie Garth
Washington State University Cooperative Extension