Sustainable Agriculture

Growth and Yield Response of Okra Intercropped with Live Mulches

    The objective of the study was to compare the yield of okra grown under different weed management strategies. Field experiments were carried out in 2007 and 2008 cropping season at National Horticultural Research Institute, Ibadan, Nigeria. The experimental design was a split plot...
H.A. Akintoye
A.G. Adebayo
O.O. Aina
Asian Journal of Agricultural Research

Managing Litter Re-use for Minimal Nutrient Run-off to Surface Water

The chicken meat industry currently produces over 1.5 million cubic metres of spent litter each year that is predominantly used by other agricultural industries as a fertiliser source that is rich in plant essential nutrients—especially phosphorus and nitrogen. The use of spent litter is...
Jarl Devereux
RIRDC Australia

Making Compost Tea

Compost tea is a water-based liquid preparation. It is made by infusing aerated nutrient water with compost to extract and grow beneficial microbes. Compost tea can be applied as a plant or soil spray, or used as a soil drench. It is known to increase plant vitality and inoculates the soil with a...
Kerr Center for Sustainable Agriculture
Kerr Center for Sustainable Agriculture, Poteau, Oklahoma

Green manure/cover crops and crop rotation in Conservation Agriculture on small farms

The objective of this publication is to offer a reference material for extensionists, professors, agronomy students, technicians in general, and for farmers themselves. Through information that is up-to-date and richly illustrated, it strives to facilitate the adoption and diffusion of No-Tillage...
Miguel Angel Florentín
Marcos Peñalva
Ademir Calegari
Rolf Derpsch
FAO

Módulo de agricultura orgánica y sostenible

Este módulo constituye una pequeña síntesis de los principales pasos que hay que dar para hacer el cambio de una agricultura “Convencional” enmarcada en los principios de la “Revolución Verde”, hacia una agricultura más “limpia...
Francisco Guerrero
Julio Cuello Bolaño
Manuel Pinto Z.
Corporación Colombiana de Investigación Agropecuaria Corpoica

Manejo productivo agropecuario en condiciones de escasez de lluvias

  Medidas para enfrentar la escasez de agua en la agricultura de riego. 1. Medidas de corto plazo: Restriccion de la entrega de agua a nivel de embalse, canal y predio, limpieza y reparacion de canales y acumuladores de agua del predio, reduccion de las tasas de agua aplicadas a nivel de...
Leoncio Martinez B.
Alfonso Osorio U.
Leonardo Rojas P.
Antonio Ibacache G.
Raul Meneses R.
INIA Chile

Utilizing Biosolids on Agricultural Land

Biosolids are solid, semisolid and liquid residues generated during the treatment of sanitary sewage, or domestic sewage, in treatment works treating domestic sewage (TWTDS). The term was introduced by the wastewater treatment industry in 1991 to describe the residuals or solids created during the...
Lee W. Jacobs
Deliana S. McCreary
Michigan State University

Applying Biosolids to Land in Michigan

Biosolids are solid, semisolid and liquid residues generated during the treatment of sanitary sewage, or domestic sewage, in treatment works treating domestic sewage (TWTDS). The term was introduced by the wastewater treatment industry in 1991 to describe the residuals or solids created during the...
Lee W. Jacobs
Deliana S. McCreary
Michigan State University Extension

Biofertilización, una alternativa al uso de fertilizantes químicos en caña de azúcar (Saccharum officinarum)

La fertilización de caña de azúcar consiste en aportes de nutrientes de tipo Nitrógeno, Fósforo y Potasio (NPK), siendo la dosis actual recomendada 250-75-190 Kg/ha, respectivamente para cada componente. La utilización de éstos compuestos quí...
Liliana Serna Cock
Camilo Arias García
Leidy Johana Valencia Hernández
Alimentos Hoy

Production and evaluation of ethanol from coffee processing by-products

  Currently, many research studies are being carried out on the production of alcohol from lignocellulosic biomasses. In this study, the ethanol obtained from a mixture of coffee pulp and mucilage, commercial baker’s yeast and panela (dehydrated and solidified cane juice) was evaluated....
Diana P. Navia P.
Reinaldo de J. Velasco M.
José L. Hoyos C.
Universidad de Antioquia, Medellín - Colombia