Pre Harvest Interval PHI

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...

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Certified Seeds for a Better Agriculture

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...

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Winter Treatments for Fruit Trees

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...

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Bacterial Spots on Tomato Fruits and Leaves

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...

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Vegetable Grafting

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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Potato Production

The potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) is an annual and dicotyledonous plant from the family of Solanaceae with 26 genus and 2800 species. Cultivative potatoes belong to S. tuberosum with 180 varieties that produce tubers. Most commercial varieties of S. tuberosum are tetraploid. There are two...

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Cultivation of Cucumis Melon in Greenhouses

Melon (Canary melon), scientifically known as Cucumis melo, (this name will be used in this study) is one of the crops that evolve and propagate over the years on coastal greenhouses, due to its good profitability during a short season and low costs. This product...

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Biostimulants: Importance, Types, Impact and Effectiveness

Biostimulants are a group of natural organic compounds that are added to the soil in order to enhance nutrient uptake and activate the role of fertilizers. They are also added with fertilizers and foliar pesticides for the same purpose and to resist factors of plant...

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Disease Resistant Varieties … Are They Genetically Modified?

Diseases affecting tomatoes in greenhouses have changed over the past years. Up until 2015, nematodes and TYLCV were the main concern of farmers, yet Fusarium became the most widespread and harmful disease and the first concern for farmers, merchants and agricultural companies. Fusarium is the...

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Fertilization of Pistachio Trees

Pistachio trees consume nutrients from the soil, especially when they produce high yields. Therefore, do not hesitate to apply the appropriate fertilizers in quantities suitable for the production that you aspire to reach and advertise. Moreover, poor fertilization results in a lack of production, small...

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