My new friend, Bernabe, a Guatemala farmer who is a true scientist of applied agriculture.
These are pigeonpeas, call gondul in Guatemala. There is a native version which has been here for years but it is less productive that those isolated by research. Unlike this stand, gandul is being planted between rows of corn and uses the fertilizer already applied to corn and sesame, so 90 percent of the cost of pigeonpeas is in harvest.
Mexico has mapped all of its no till plots on Google Earth. Semilla Nueva could join this system to begin mapping Guatemala.
Don Juan on the left and Bernabe on the right, two of Semilla Nueva's best scientists, men who are out standing--and outstanding--in their field (a very bad old joke).