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Posted by Simon Robinson on February 4, 2009 11:19 AM
Well, there has to be enough water for the intended crop. The idea is that Jatropha then protects the crop from pests. More and more tropical farmers are taking up doing this already, being able to sell the oil (or seeds) is just a cash bonus.
David B. Benson |
February 5, 2009 1:13 AM
February 5, 2009 01:13
You need about 600 mm water ayear to grow a decent Jatropha. Although the plant is poisenous to humans and cattle, it is eaten by many insects and it does not offer any proven protection against insects in other crops.
Ab van Peer |
February 15, 2009 12:10 PM
February 15, 2009 12:10
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