Download: Cassava Cultivation and Post Harvest Handling.

Taken from Introduction: Cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz) reportedly has two geographical centres of specialization. One area is in western and southern Mexico and parts of Guatemala and the other is in north eastern Brazil. Presently, cassava is grown through out the tropics. Guyana is one of these tropical countries in which cassava is

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Download: Pineapple Production and Post Harvest Handling.

Taken from Introduction: The centre of origin of the Pineapples (Ananas spp.) is believed to be in the Parana-Paraguay River drainage basin area in South America where the original seed species still occur wild. Another centre of origin is said to be along the river banks of the most southern areas in Guyana.

It is reported that the

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Download: Building Soils for Better Crops – Sustainable Soil Management (3rd Edition).

Taken from Introduction: Throughout history, humans have worked the fields, and land degradation has occurred. Many civilizations have collapsed from unsustainable land use, including the cultures of the Fertile Crescent in the Middle East, where the agricultural revolution first occurred about 10,000 years ago. The United Nations estimates

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Download: Manage Insects On Your Farm: A Guide to Ecological Strategies.

Taken from Introduction: Agricultural pests – insects, weeds, nematodes and disease pathogens – blemish, damage or destroy more than 30 percent of crops worldwide. This annual loss has remained constant since the 1940s, when most farmers and ranchers began using agrichemicals to control pests.

Agrichemical methods of protecting crops

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