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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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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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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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KIWI – Actinidia chinensis

China is the country of origin of Actinidia chinensis, a fruit that can be found in prairies and forests. It is also widespread in tropical and semi-tropical regions and in temperate regions. The plant moved first to New Zealand and South Africa, where it was widely...

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AMFs and Plant Growth

The use of beneficial soil microorganisms is a promising strategy for optimizing plant growth and agricultural sustainability. The composition and activity of soil microbial communities largely determine biogeochemical cycles...

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The Development of Pepper Cultivation

Capsicum is a Latin plant of the Solanaceae family, native to the American continent, and cultivated all over the world. This self-pollinating crop prefers soil temperatures ranging between 20 to 30 degrees Celsius, is sensitive to frost, but not affected much by exposure to light. There...

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Corn Cultivation and the Effects of Temperature

Corn is considered one of the most important foods and industrial crops in the world after wheat and rice. It belongs to the Grass family of plants, and its importance resides in its multiple uses. In the last four years, corn cultivation in Iraq has...

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Avocado Production from A to Z (Part Two)

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 – Brassica oleracea

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...

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Avocado Production from A to Z (Part One)

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 in Algeria

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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