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Cawich A. et al. 
A trial was conducted to study the effect of weed competition on yields of sugar cane ratoons reaped during mid-crop. Weed competition during the whole season resulted in a 6-ton reduction in cane yield, early competition (0-12 weeks) in 2 ton reduction and late competition in a 4 ton reduction. An economic comparison of weed control practices showed that a late post-emergence treatment (after ...
SUBJECT: date; epoca; timing; canne a sucre; weed control
Clifford H.R. 
The milk industry in Belize is based on 100,000 acres of pasture and 50,000 head of mainly cross-bred cattle, farmed mostly by the Mennonite community in Cayo and Orange Walk districts under low management conditions. The CARICOM Secretariat Feasibility Study on Milk Production and Processing proposes to reduce imports of processed milk through increased production of milk from small farmers a ...
SUBJECT: produit de croisement; milk production; ganado de leche; crossbreds; industria lechera
Fuller R. 
Views the conditions necessary for agricultural development: research institutions, a proper marketing system, basic infrastructure, proper management and the element of investments, incentives and policies attractive to private investors. The author states that the emphasis for new capital injection in Belize should be in the area of increasing outputs in terms of productivity and allied serv ...
SUBJECT: developpement agricole; investissement; economic development; investment; developpement economique
Wood C.M. 
Discusses the problems faced by the Marketing Board since its inception. Present considerations of the Board are to become more active in commodities other than rice, corn and beans, and to set up district depots to bring allied services (e.g. fertilizers, tools, chemicals) closer to the farmers.
SUBJECT: belize; juntas de comercializacion; office de commercialisation; marketing boards; belice
Recommends that farmers have soil analyses done to determine the best combination of fertilizers to satisfy soil and crop requirements; adopt methods of application which are most conservative; apply fertilizer to coincide with peak demand and optimum uptake periods of the plant (fertilizer applied in the root zone area reduces the requirement per acre by 20 %, increases yield response and red ...
SUBJECT: analisis del suelo; fertilisation; aplicacion de fertilizantes; belize; analyse de sol
Rai B.K. et al. 
A description of the work carried out by the Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute to provide the small farmers of Belize with a high yielding cash crop.
SUBJECT: explotacion en pequena escala; petite exploitation; small scale farming; belize; arachis hypogaea
Lazies J.R. 
In a grass pasture, legumes can fix the equivalent of 100-240 lbs. of atmospheric nitrogen/acre/year. This is equivalent to 200-500 lbs/acre of urea, and the nitrogen is much more efficiently used. Trials underway involve 21 local and 9 Australian species and varieties, and 4 grasses. To date, 2 Australian legumes look favourable: Endeavour Stylo (Stylosanthes guyanensis var. Endeavour) and Gr ...
SUBJECT: legumineuse; paturages; pastizales; belize; legumes
Parham W.D. et al. 
Examines the present pasture situation in Belize as it relates to improved and natural pastures. Results of the Forage Legume and Pasture Research programme conducted by IDRC-UWI and IDRC-Belize from 1973 to the present are listed. Recommendations are made as to what should be done for Belizean livestock farmers from the outcome of pasture research carried out in Belize.
SUBJECT: investigacion; legumineuse; paturages; pastizales; belize
Neal R.H. et al. 
Includes 502 references arranged according to subject classification and alphabetically by author. Books, bulletins, journal articles as well as other conventional and non-conventional works are included. Subjects covered are: natural resources, animal science, plant science, field crops, tree crops, garden crops, feeds and feeding, nutrition, crop trials, pastures, weeds, plans and policy, ed ...
SUBJECT: agriculture; belize; agricultura; belice
Cawich A. et al. 
On-going projects in the following organizations are presented: Ministry of Natural Resources, Central Farm, Belize Sugar Industries, Banana Control Board, Citrus Research Unit, Big Falls Ranch, Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute and Toledo Rural Development Project.
SUBJECT: research institutions; pruebas; institution de recherche; instituciones de investigacion; trials