Sustainable Agriculture

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

Sustainable Nitrogen Management in Intensive Vegetable Production

This Bulletin discusses how to improve nitrogen fertilizer efficiency in vegetable production. It deals, not only with efficient fertilizer applications, but how to make effective use of the residual nitrogen lef behind in the soil and crop residues after harvest. The problem of leaching and...
Jacques J. Neeteson
Andrew P. Whitmore
Food & Fertilizer Technology Center

Separation of domestic wastes for composting and compost evaluation in cucumber production

  The management of domestic wastes is not merely an issue of home technology, but of strategies, education and social awareness; it requires the participation of authorities, businessmen and civil society. The objective of this study was under these premises, with emphasis on the...
Gilberto Iñiguez-Covarrubias
F. María Iñiguez-Franco
G. Alberto Martínez-Gutiérrez
J. Ryckeboer
Agrociencia

Separación de residuos domiciliarios para la preparación de compost y su análisis en la producción de pepinos

  El manejo de los desechos domiciliarios no es cuestión meramente tecnológica, sino de estrategias, educación y concienciación social; requiere la participación de autoridades, empresarios y la sociedad civil. El objetivo del presente estudio fue bajo esas...
Gilberto Iñiguez-Covarrubias
F. María Iñiguez-Franco
G. Alberto Martínez-Gutiérrez
J. Ryckeboer
Agrociencia

Modelo integral de producción de bioetanol, biogás y biofertilizantes a partir de los desechos del beneficiado del café

  Con base en las premisas anteriores, los co-ejecutores del componente 4b del Programa Regional de Medio Ambiente en Centro América (PREMACA) se propusieron impulsar el diseño y validación de un prototipo para la producción de bioetanol, biogás y...
Rubén Mauricio Gallozzi
Evelyn Hernández
Bella Sosa
Carol Elvir
Orlando Valladares
Rosarito Mosqueira
SNV

Overcoming compaction limitations on cabbage growth and yield in the transition to reduced tillage

  Vegetable producers are increasingly interested in adopting conservation tillage practices to maintain or enhance productivity and soil health, but reducing tillage may reduce yields in cool climates. Strategies to transition from full-width tillage to zone tillage systems for cabbage (...
M.J. Mochizuki
A. Rangarajan
R.R. Bellinder
T. Björkman
H. M. van Es
HortScience

Sustainable Land Management in Tropical Tree-Crop Ecosystems

  Soil erosion is a major process of land degradation. Effective soil erosion management is therefore a vital part of the quest for sustainable agricultural production. In tree-crop ecosystems in the humid tropics, the processes of soil erosion operating under the tree canopy are associated...
Ghulam M. Hashim
Food & Fertilizer Technology Center

Soil and Nutrient Conservation Oriented Practices in the Philippines

The paper discusses several upland farming systems in the Philippines which are based on nutrient recycling and soil conservation. Some are traditional practices developed by farmers themselves, while others have been introduced in modern development programs. Their impact on soil and water loss...
Reynaldo A. Comia
Food & Fertilizer Technology Center