ERIC Number: ED314592
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Nov
Technical Guidelines and References: Crops Training Component. From: Agricultural Development Workers Training Manual. Volume III: Crops.
Peace Corps, Washington, DC. Information Collection and Exchange Div.
This reference manual for training Peace Corps agricultural development workers deals with crops. The document begins with common units of area, length, weight, volume, and conversions between them. A practice problem is worked and other conversion problems are given. The second section is intended to show agricultural field workers how to survey and interpret the important features of a local agricultural environment and the individual farm units that are part of the environment. Section 3 is a guide to troubleshooting common crop problems. Section 4 offers guidelines for vegetable growing. Section 5 is an introduction to insects and insect control. Section 6 discusses nonchemical pest controls. Using chemical insecticides is the subject of section 7. Section 8 covers disease control. Section 9 discusses nematodes. Section 10 deals with weed control. An annotated bibliography suggests four vegetable-related references to be ordered for each trainee and references on vegetables and field crops to be placed in a training center library. Included among those library references are 7 on vegetables, 20 on insects, diseases, weeds, and nematodes; 3 on soil management and fertilizer use; 2 on irrigation; 13 on field crop production; 3 on root and tuber crops; 1 on tropical agriculture; and 2 on agriculture extension. (CML)
Descriptors: Adult Vocational Education, Agricultural Personnel, Agricultural Production, Agronomy, Disease Control, Extension Agents, Extension Education, Farm Labor, Farmers, Field Crops, Harvesting, Herbicides, Horticulture, Insecticides, Pesticides, Pests, Soil Science, Voluntary Agencies, Volunteer Training, Weeds
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Peace Corps, Washington, DC. Information Collection and Exchange Div.