Sustainable Agriculture

Intensidad en el Uso de Fertilizantes en América Latina Y El Caribe (2006-2012)

  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 alterar...
Giovanni E. Reyes
Julián David Cortés

Biomass and Biogas Yield of Maize (Zea mays L.) Grown under Artificial Shading

  Agroforestry, as an improved cropping system, offers some advantages in terms of yield, biodiversity, erosion protection or habitats for beneficial insects. It can fulfill the actual sustainability requirements for bioenergy production like food supply, nature conservation, stop of...
Vanessa S. Schulz
Sebastian Munz
Kerstin Stolzenburg
Jens Hartung
Sebastian Weisenburger
Klaus Mastel
Kurt Möller
Wilhelm Claupein
Simone Graeff-Hönninger

Pond Management Guide

  North Carolina ponds offer excellent fishing for Tarheel anglers and represent a significant portion of the state’s water resources. Properly managed ponds can provide excellent fishing opportunities to many anglers at a reasonable cost. However, careful planning and wise management...
K. Hining
R.J. Richardson
S. Thompson
J.A. Rice
J.M. Fisk II
NC Coorporative Extension

Organic Peanut Production

  Producing peanuts that meet certified organic criteria set by the USDA with restrictions set by the Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) can be challenging compared with peanut produced using conventional technologies (synthetic pesticides and fertilizers). However, demand for...
David L. Jordan
Barbara B. Shew
Rick L. Brandenburg
Chris Reberg-Horton
S. Gary Bullen
Derek Washburn
Amanda Kaufman
Lisa Dean
Bob Sutter
NC Coorporative Extension

Effects of Wind-Induced Sodium Salts on Soils in Coastal Agricultural Fields

  High tides associated with hurricane storm surges and other wind-driven events often inundate low-lying farm fields in coastal North Carolina. Flooding with salt water affects soil fertility by elevating soluble salts, especially sodium (Na) and chloride (Cl), which can be toxic to plants....
David Hardy
Carl Crozier
Deanna Osmond
Diana Rashash
NC Coorporative Extension

El rendimiento del maíz (Zea mays L.) mejora con el uso del biochar de eucalipto

  El uso inadecuado de los sistemas integrados de eucalipto (Eucalyptus globulus) con cultivos del maíz (Zea mays L.) en la región austral del Ecuador, está generando contaminación y desperdicio de fuentes alternas de fertilización orgánica. El...
Sergio Iglesias Abad
Julio Alegre Orihuela
Carlos Salas Macías
José Egüez Moreno
Scientia Agropecuaria

Tolerancia de papas nativas (Solanum spp.) a heladas en el contexto de cambio climático

  Teniendo por objetivo identificar variedades de papas nativas que presenten tolerancia a heladas se realizó investigación en tres localidades de sierra central del Perú: Pahual y Paltarumi (Pariahuanca), Huancayo, y Huayllacancha (Yanacancha), Chupaca, Junín. La...
Doris Marmolejo Gutarra
Jerson Eleazar Ruiz Velásquez
Scientia Agropecuaria

Planting Geometry Effects on the Growth and Yield of Dryland Cotton

  The declining Ogallala Aquifer beneath the Southern High Plains may necessitate dryland crop production and cotton (Gossypium hirsutum L.) is a well-adapted and potentially profitable alternative crop. The limited growing season duration of the Texas Panhandle and southwestern Kansas,...
R. L. Baumhardt
R. C. Schwartz
G. W. Marek
J. M. Bell
Agricultural Sciences

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

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