Agrotica

Agrotica

Is Water pH Ruining Your Pesticide?

Have you ever come across a grower complaining about a pesticide that did not properly control the pest infestation at hand? You probably attributed the reduction or lack of control to either a faulty chemical batch, poor application method, or...

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Sessile, Yet Not Helpless

Plants are ubiquitous. They can be found anywhere in any country and whatever piece of land no matter how extreme its conditions are. Without them, though, our planet as we know it would fail to exist. One simple example that enforces the importance of these...

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Blue Death in Irrigation Water

While Lebanon witnessed its last Cholera outbreak in 1993 with no local transmission documented, we are facing that ancient threat yet again. Almost three decades later, our country scores more and more cases as water tests conducted in several regions confirm the presence of V....

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Banana cultivation – Part One

The banana is an herbaceous plant belonging to the genus Musa that grows naturally in the tropics, where the height of the plant ranges between 2 and 9 meters. Its stem is solid, consisting of...

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Fruit Twinning, a Concern?

If you’ve ever been fruit picking or shopping, you’ve probably encountered a double fruit or two. While most people probably discard these items or judge them as unfit for consumption, it’s quite common to encounter them....

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Cedrus libani – An Evergreen Emblem

It is no secret that Lebanon has witnessed myriads of civilizations that have, in one way or another, impacted its ancient and modern history. Millenniums of parading cultures roaming this little Mediterranean patch of land later, a historical witness remains still, safeguarding years of history...

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New Solutions Against Cucumber Viruses In Greenhouses

The cultivation of cucumber in greenhouses is considered one of the most crucial cultivations as it achieves good income for farmers within a short period of time (production begins after about 35 days of transplanting). This has resulted in the establishment of thousands of greenhouses...

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Humic Acid – A Hidden Gem

Humic Acid is the main component of humus, which is one of the main organic components. It is available in nature as a result of the decomposition of organic matter in the soil over millions of years....

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Why Micronutrients?

By definition, Micronutrients are elements that the plant needs in very small quantities estimated at about 0.1 g/kg of dry matter weight. Despite their small usage rate, they are no less important than Macroelements, as it is impossible for the plant to reach ideal production...

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What Is Affecting The Color Of Your Tomatoes?

While many factors such as size, hardness and taste are considered crucial characteristics for evaluating tomato varieties, the red color of the fruits remains one of the most important factors for marketing this crop and achieving good profit. However, fruit color disorders may result from...

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