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After covering planting desnity and basic growing requirements in Part 1, What are the best pruning practices for Avocado? How to best apply control measures and choose the adequate pesticides and fertilizers?
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Cabbage is a leafy vegetable plant. It has been known since ancient times as a food. The leaves are eaten raw or cooked, and they are green, whitish green, or red. The leaves of the plant gather and wrap around a terminal bud to form the head. It belongs to the cruciferous family Brassicaceae...
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Taphrina deformans is the causative agent of peach and almond leaf curl disease. The fungus spends the winter period on twigs, under affected buds, and in the cracks of bark. The climatic factors suitable for the spread of this disease are a relatively warm and humid winter in addition to humid spring with an average temperature of 13-18 degrees Celsius. A particular stage where trees are suceptible to the fungus is the formation of Leaves inside vegetative buds up until the end of leaf growth.
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The avocado tree (Persea Americana) comes from Central America, particularly Mexico. It is an exotic tree that grows in subtropical regions and cannot withstand temperatures below 4°C. Avocado is a fruit...
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Sugar beet cultivation had been present in Algeria since the 1940s in the wilaya of Sidi Bel Abbes (Commune of Sfisef in the west of the country), where a sugar production unit was established and then abandoned in 1980.
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The causal agent of Antracnose is Colletotrichum gleosporioides. Very humid weather conditions and temperatures ranging from 25 to 30 degrees Celsius have a significant effect on the severity of the infection. Rainfall in the spring can also lead to suitable conditions for the spread of the disease.
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Horticulture by definition is the branch of agriculture dealing with garden crops: generally fruits, vegetables, and ornamental plants; it is both a science and an art. This article covers one of the most important applications of horticulture, responsible for feeding billions around the world: Vegetable production. We will cover some of the main components of horticultural crop cycles from seed to fruit including nurseries and key principles of plant nutrition and crop protection.
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Optimized pruning, fertilization, spraying programs, and harvest lead easily to a healthy apple trees orchard. Debbane frères, having high expertise in this field, has created a full program to help all apple growers to maximize their production with a healthy orchard.
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Spraying fertilizers and pesticides is one of the most important practices that can be followed for healthy plants and abundant production. However, many common mistakes may prevent reaching the desired results, despite the adoption of agricultural products of a reliable source and guaranteed effectiveness. What is the Optimal Sparying Timing that yields the best results?
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Botrytis cinerea is a fungus that causes a commercially damaging disease in strawberries, known as Botrytis rot or gray mold. The disease can infect strawberries in the field, as well as during transportation, can invade storage rooms, and can induce problems in the marketing of strawberry fruits.
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Fertilization being a crucial step in Banana Production, banana trees (or herbaceous plants), or any other organism for that matter, cannot grow without adequate inputs of nutrients. Therefore, this “food” must be integrated at the appropriate times in order not to affect the plant’s health, and avoid production losses in terms of quality or quantity.
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Did you know that you can still sterilize the soil in a highly efficient manner without causing any harm to the environment or exposing it to sediment?
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Sphagnum moss is an ideal medium and soil substitute for starting seeds and growing plants in pots, trays, blocks, and containers. It is made of dried and decaying processed sphagnum peat moss. Its natural sponge-like structure explains why it can hold or retain more water than ordinary fiber-made potting media...
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For years, our regions have witnessed an unprecedented and intense spread of various insects that have caused losses in the revenues of the various agricultural sectors.
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The Pre-Harvest interval (PHI) for agricultural pesticides is the period that must be observed before the harvested produce becomes safe for consumption. Respecting this period aims to preserve the safety of the consumer by producing a clean crop that contains low percentages of sedimentation that does not endanger his health.
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While the Lebanese agricultural sector is heavily affected by the current economic crisis, it has become increasingly difficult for farmers to sustain their productions. The low purchasing power and inflation in addition to the increased costs of fuel have led to the reduction of cultivated land by 20-30 %, shifting from protected to open-field productions, and use of lower quality products (Seeds, Fertilizers, Pesticides…)
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Although treatment of fruit trees in winter is as equally important as their treatment during spring and harvest seasons, most farmers neglect their treatment due to the absence of any visible signs that require intervention. Adhering to these practices well and regularly is one the utmost important preventive methods that must be adopted in order to avoid the need to spray them with pesticides and toxins to combat diseases when they appear later. Prevention is the best cure! This article provides a detailed explanation of winter treatments and guides you through using this treatment for optimal protection of fruit trees.
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Now that the holidays are over, you might be staring at the poinsettia you were offered, wondering how far into the year it might survive this time. Only these holiday beauties can make it to the next year easily, if well taken care of. Whether blessed with a perfectly green thumb or struggling to grow all things green, Agrotica has got you covered as we walk you through the full process of caring for your poinsettia.
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Tomato farmers often notice spots of various shapes and sizes on tomato fruits and leaves in the open field or inside greenhouses. These spots increase in size and number when the weather is humid and moderately warm. It is a sign that these plants need your help. To find out how to keep tomatoes healthy, you need to identify the problem of the plant. Therefore, you need to scrutinize the spots on tomato leaves in your farm.
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Protected agriculture is the main source of livelihood for about 80% of the coastal farmers. This farming method has been introduced since the seventies of the last century, and the number of greenhouses has since been increasingly developed to meet the market needs.
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