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  • Title of document: Production of Vegetable Fern (Diplazium esculentum Reytz.) Under Varying Levels of Shade

    Authors/editor: Patrick Trail, Yuwadee Danmalidoi, Abram Bicksler, and Rick Burnette

    Journal’s name if any: EDN

    Ministry/Government Agency/Organization: ECHO Asia Impact Center

    Year of publication: 2021

    Geographic focus: Asia

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    Web address to original document (if any): http://edn.link/hk96zz


    This topic of interest dates back a few years to when Rick Burnette served as Director of ECHO Asia. Observing that local edible vegetable ferns were only being wild-harvested and made available at market certain times of the year, he rationalized that perhaps this local Neglected and Underutilized Species could be cultivated on-farm, using artificial shade, thus making it marketable in the ‘off-season’ as well. Since that time, the experiment has been replicated and wrapped up (with the help of many hands), and the following article summarizes what we have learned