Great article!!! It reminded me of the book Farmers of forty centuries, by Franklin Hiram King that I am reading right now. This book describes a real, sustainable agriculture supported by China, Korea and Japan. It also came to my mind that in my uni back in Colombia, instead of using pesticides, we used "coriander fences" to avoid ants eating the plants for our genetic experiments. I hope we could implement our re-discovered methods, such as the ones in the book and the biological controls you explain, in our modern agriculture.
Thanks, Alejandra! A great source of inspiration for me -on Humboldt's life and work- was Andrea Wulf's 'The invention of Nature'. And yes, lots of excellent developments in Colombia by the national center AgroSavia (or former Corpoica) but also exciting progress at the various universities. As we say - adelante!
I am astonished by the detailed references provided in the text, there’s no doubt that this is an excellent article on the application of Humboldt’s mind on agriculture. Thanks for sharing!
Thank you very much for this praise, Jianguo!