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Enhancing Crop Protection: 20 Highly Effective Pest-Repellent Plants

Agricultural products not only sustain human food requirements but also serve as vital resources for animals and various industries. However, the intrusion of harmful elements like insects, mites, and nematodes in fields, gardens, and greenhouses poses a significant threat to crop yields. These unwanted pests...

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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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Ensuring Compatibility of Fertilizers and Pesticides in Tank Mixing

In the world of agriculture, the practice of mixing various pesticides and fertilizers inside the sprayer tank has become quite common. There are several reasons behind this mixing, including time constraints, cost considerations, and the desire to enhance the effectiveness of these substances. However, it's...

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Leaves – Nutrients’ Window

While many farmers commonly send soil samples to the laboratory to assess nutrient deficiencies in their crops and formulate suitable nutrition programs, relying solely on soil tests may not suffice, especially when essential elements like phosphorus (P), potassium (K), calcium (Ca), and magnesium (Mg) are...

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Chill Hours: The Secret to Abundant Tree Fruits

Chill hours are essential for tree fruits. They usher in dormancy during winter, a pivotal phase for various tree types. Some trees thrive with fewer chill hours, making them suitable for coastal areas, while others require more chill hours for robust leaf and bud development....

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How to produce the Finest Olive Oil?

Every year, as September draws to a close, the olive harvest season commences, a period that varies from region to region. Several olive harvesting methods coexist, ranging from manual to semi-mechanical and fully mechanical. Olive harvesting is a demanding process that must be mastered to...

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Plant Pests and Climate Change

Climate change has become one of the biggest challenges facing plant health, and the most common cause of food production disruption in the world. It is a phenomenon that affects the entire world and various aspects of life, hence, the natural world along with its...

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Plant Stress: Understanding and Managing Abiotic Stress Challenges

Stress is an external condition that can seriously affect the growth, development and productivity of plants. There are two main categories of stress: biotic stress, caused by living organisms such as viruses and plant-eating (Phytophagous) organisms, and abiotic stress, caused by environmental factors such as...

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Zoom on Biodiversity

In the world's diverse terrestrial ecosystems, life's intricate dance unfolds, showcasing the vital role of biodiversity. Just like a symphony, every species adds its unique melody to the composition of existence. In this exploration, we venture into various ecosystems, discovering the fascinating narratives of interdependence...

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Biostimulants Deep Dive

According to the European Union, a plant biostimulant is "a product that stimulates plant nutrition processes independently of the nutrient content with the sole aim of improving one or more of the following properties of a plant or plant roots: (A) efficient use of nutrients....

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Trap, Detect, Control!

The fruit fly (Ceratitis Capitata), is an insect pest that poses major dangers to fruits and vegetables in temperate and warm areas, and is also a serious threat to fruit trees in addition to leaving farmers with significant losses. The plant hosts of this pest...

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NEEM: A STEP TOWARDS SUSTAINABILITY

With the rise of global population demands, farmers are immensely relying on synthetic pesticides to control insects and increase crop yields. However, their excessive usage is becoming detrimental to natural resources, human health, and biodiversity. For this reason, biopesticides constitute an attractive alternative for sustainable...

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