Organic Fruit and Vegetables from the Tropics

Organic Fruit and Vegetables from the Tropics

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General aspects of organic farming in the Tropics and Subtropics: Philosophy and principles of organic agriculture; Soil management and soil nutrition; Pest and disease management; Weed management; Seeds and planting material; Management of semi-natural habitats; Livestock husbandry; Water conservation and irrigation; Agroforestry; Conversion to organic farming; The economic performance of organic farms. Organic cultivation of fruits and vegetables: Organic fruits: citrus, guava, lychee, avocado, coconut, bananas, mango, pineaple, dates, pepper, different possible processing methods for fruits; Organic vegetables: beans, tomato, cabbage, asparagus, carrot, cucumber, aubergine, lettuce, onions, radish, spinach, sweet corn, water melon. Global market perspectives for developing countries: Organic markets by regions: North America, Europe, Asia, Organic markers in developing countries. Standards and regulations: Requirements and conditions relating to organic trade; Principles of inspection and certification of organic products.High-density plantings reduce ventilation and light interception and thus increase disease pressure. Transplanting and ... Also the scion can start to root itself, neutralizing the beneficial effect of the rootstock. Citrus soil cover with ... The building-up and maintenance of a high soil fertility is a central goal of organic agriculture.

Title:Organic Fruit and Vegetables from the Tropics
Author: United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
Publisher:United Nations Publications - 2003

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