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Sustaining Growth: Soil Fertility Management in Tropical Smallholdings

Edited By: K Müller-Sämann and J Kotschi

500 pages, Illus

Joseph Margraf Verlag

Paperback | Dec 1994 | #37342 | ISBN: 3823612263
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About this book

This volume is the revised English translation of the German title, "Bodenfruchtbarkeit und Standortgerechte Landwirtschaft". It presents a range of practices conducive to sustainable agricultures, and is of particular importance for the development of smallholdings in the tropics. These include agroforestry, intensive fallowing and green manuring, the use of mulch, compost, stable manure, and not least, the purposeful use of natural symvbionts. The aim of all of these practices is the maintenance of soil fertility using a minimum of external inputs. Much ancient knowledge related to these practices have been forgotten over the years. They are re-examined here, in the light of recent research findings.


Contents

The concept of ecofarming, Johannes Kotschi; the ecological conditions of the tropics, Karl Mueller-Saemann; agroforestry, Johannes Kotschi and Karl Mueller-Saemann; green manuring and intensive fallow, Karl Mueller-Saemann and Johannes Kotschi; mulch and its application, Karl Mueller-Saemann; composting and compost application, Karl Mueller-Saemann; manure and its application, Karl Mueller-Saemann; encouraging and using natural symbionts, Karl Mueller-Saemann and Johannes Kotschi.

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