Cacao Farming Articles

  • Cocoa industrial debris composting in soil and earthworm breeding

    Toasted husk, the main cocoa (Theobroma cacao L.) industrialization by-product, was added to pots in different husk doses with 1 kg of topsoil from a cocoa plantation (Umbrisol) and then treated with 5 earthworms (Pontoscolex corethrurus) during 60 days, in a greenhouse experiment. Amendment enhanced (p < 0.5) soil organic matter, water retention, bulk density. Best dose for earthworms ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Cocoa industrial debris composting in soil and earthworm breeding

    Toasted husk, the main cocoa (Theobroma cacao L.) industrialization by-product, was added to pots in different husk doses with 1 kg of topsoil from a cocoa plantation (Umbrisol) and then treated with 5 earthworms (Pontoscolex corethrurus) during 60 days, in a greenhouse experiment. Amendment enhanced (p < 0.5) soil organic matter, water retention, bulk density. Best dose for earthworms ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Reduction of aflatoxin B1 and Ochratoxin A in cocoa beans infected with Aspergillus via Ergosterol Value

    Aflatoxigenic and ochratoxigenic isolates were used to contaminate cocoa beans in this study and Ergosteol Values (EV) were assessed by means of visual inspection, Reverse Phase-High Performance Liquid Chromatography (RP-HPLC) and Gas Chromatography?Mass Spectrometer (GC?MS), respectively. Different concentrations of Aframomum danielli essential oils at 500, 1,000, 1,500, and 2,000 ppm were used ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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