Low-input technology proves viable for limited-resource farmers in Salinas Valley
AuthorsMiguel A. Altieri
Javier A. Trujillo
Marta A. Astier
Paul L. Gersper
Wilhelmus A. Bakx
Authors AffiliationsMiguel A. Altieri is Associate Professor and Associate Entomologist, Division of Biological Control, UC Berkeley; Javier A. Trujillo is Assistant Professor, Colegio de Post Graduados, Chapingo, Mexico; Marta A. Astier is Graduate Student, Department of Soil Science, U.C. Berkeley; P. L. Gersper is Associate Professor and Associate Pedologist, Department of Soil Science, UC Berkeley; Wilhelmus Bakx is Graduate Student, Department of Soil Science, UC Berkeley.
Hilgardia 45(2):20-23. DOI:10.3733/ca.v045n02p20. March 1991.
Low-input farming techniques offered energy-saving, cost-effective alternatives for resource-poor farmers of Mexican origin in the Salinas Valley. Most of these farmers currently manage small acreages using intensive vegetable cropping systems and high-input technologies.
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