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Zucchini in Greenhouses… Good or Risky?

Zucchini, scientifically known as Cucurbita pepo and named Zucchini in English, belongs to the Cucurbitacea family. It's one of the beneficial food crops cultivated in all countries and is available in various types and colors, including green, yellow, and striped zucchinis. Zucchini is a monoecious plant,...

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Revolutionizing Agriculture with Vertical Farming

In a world where the global population is constantly on the rise, the demand for food is reaching record levels. Traditional farming methods face challenges such as limited arable land, unpredictable weather patterns, and a growing need for sustainability. This is where vertical farming steps...

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Grafted eggplant in greenhouses… a growing cultivation

The cultivation of eggplant grafted on rootstock and grown within protected houses is considered one of the important crops that have developed during the past years on the Mediterranean coast. Transplantation usually takes place during the eighth and ninth months of the year while production begins...

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Purple Curing Bundles – Growing Eggplants

Most often purple, the spongy and absorbent eggplant fruit carries a multitude of beneficial health properties against diabetes, hypertension, and metabolic syndrome. How to grow your own purple curing bundles? We cover all the steps and requirements for a successful eggplant cultivation in this series....

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Crops do Not Deliver in their Absence

Macro and micro nutrients are elements with specific physiological functions that are essential in plant metabolism. This article discusses the role of microelements (micronutrients) as they are important in plant disease and root stress resistance....

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Olives from Tree to Harvest – Part 1

Holy symbol of abundance, the olive tree had its origins 20–40 million years ago in the Oligocene (now corresponding to Italy and the eastern Mediterranean Basin) as found fossils indicate. This tree is now one of the most grown in our region, bringing forth the...

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Blotchy Ripening, Protect your Crops Now!

Blotchy ripening, spotted ripening or chocolate in the language of farmers is one of the problems that spread in tomato fields cultivated with some varieties that are susceptible to light, especially during the winter growing season and during short days, long nights and low temperatures...

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24 Karat Agricultural Gem – Pt2

Easy-to-grow tree, few agricultural requirements, fruits containing innumerable benefits for treating diabetes, persistent heartburn, and obesity… The carob tree, Ceratonia siliqua, originates from the Mediterranean region, and has become the basis for many natural medical treatments and food industrial processes. In this series of articles, we...

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Banana Production. Is the Investment Worthwhile?

Banana cultivation plays a prominent economic role in many countries of the world, as it occupies an important position in global trade. From here, the economy of some countries, such as South America, depends on this agriculture, leading to the nomination "Banana Republic"....

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Chestnuts from Tree to Grill (Pt 1)

Since prehistoric times, wild chestnuts have likely been harvested across Europe and Asia Minor for winter nourishment. After the domestication of the tree and its introduction to orchards, it gained the mark "bread of the woods" during the Middle Ages when it became part of...

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