Sustainable Agriculture

Biointensive Integrated Pest Management

This publication provides the rationale for biointensive Integrated Pest Management (IPM), outlines the concepts and tools of biointensive IPM, and suggests steps and provides informational resources for implementing IPM. It is targeted to individuals interested in agriculture at all levels....
Rex Dufour
ATTRA

Applying the principles of sustainable farming

Sustainable farming meets environmental, economic, and social objectives simultaneously. Environmentally sound agriculture is nature-based rather than factory-based. Economic sustainability depends on profitable enterprises, sound financial planning, proactive marketing, and risk management....
Preston Sullivan
ATTRA

Un nuevo paradigma para el manejo de suelos hortícolas

  En la formación natural de un centímetro cúbico de suelo la naturaleza a partir de la combinación de factores y procesos diversos que intervienen en ella, demora aproximadamente unos 500 años; sin embargo cuan fácil se pierde uno o más cent...
Nelson R Ortiz
FUNDACETA, Venezuela

Agro-Waste for Cultivation of Edible Mushrooms in Taiwan

Different kinds of agricultural and food wastes have been used or tried for growing various edible mushrooms in the world (Akinyele and Akinyosoye 2005, Peng 1989, Ragunathan et al. 1996, Rajkumar and Dharmara 1999). These wastes are produced in big volumes during production of agricultural...
Jin-Torng Peng
Food & Fertilizer Technology Center

Manejo de plagas en el cultivo de chile y su impacto ambiental en la zona agrícola de Jiménez-Villa López, Chihuahua, México

La alta incidencia de plagas en el cultivo de chile ha causado un alarmante aumento en el uso de productos químicos para su control. Con el objetivo de identificar los plaguicidas y programas de control de plagas utilizados en la zona y calcular el impacto que ejercen sobre el medio...
César Guigón López
Pablo Andrés Gonzáles González
TecnoCiencia Chihuahua

Poultry Mortality Composting Management Guide

Disposal of dead birds can be a problem for poultry growers. Typical methods of mortality disposal include burial, incineration, rendering, and composting. Many states have banned the use of burial pits that historically have been used to dispose of dead birds. Incineration can be costly and raise...
Casey W. Ritz
John Worley
University of Georgia, Cooperative Extension Service

Uso de Biofiltros para mejorar la calidad del agua de riego

    El estudio y control de la contaminación difusa de las aguas de riego constituye uno de los grandes desafíos ambientales de Chile. Este problema emerge principalmente como una consecuencia de actividades rurales, agrícolas y silvícolas. Puede definirse como...
Sergio González
Jorge Jerez
Jaime Mejías
María Stella Moyano
José María Peralta
Francisco Tapia
Abelardo Villavicencio
INIA Chile

Controlling Soil Erosion From Wind

Blowing soil can be an unpleasant nuisance, a serious safety hazard, or a costly disaster depending on one’s perspective and the intensity and duration of the windstorm. The public response to blowing soil has led to such legislation as the Colorado Dust Blowing Law and provisions of the...
T.A. James
R. L. Croissant
G. Peterson
Colorado State University Extension

Guía Técnica de Buenas Prácicas - Recursos Naturales

    Guía completa para la aplicación de las Buenas Prácticas de los Recursos Naturales en el contexto de la agricultura. La guía abarca todos los aspectos técnicos con minucioso detalle. Esta publicación sobre buenas prácticas de manejo y...
Comisión Nacional de Buenas Prácticas Agrícolas, Chile
Comisión Nacional de Buenas Prácticas Agrícolas, Chile

A Sustainable Upland Farming System for Indonesia

This paper discusses the agricultural development of slopelands in Indonesia. Food production in such areas tends to be a high-input, high-risk activity. Current research is focussing on integrated farming systems based on tree crops and livestock, with only enough food production to meet local...
J. Sri Adiningsih
A. Syarifuddin Karama
Food & Fertilizer Technology Center