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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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Beating the Heat

The past weeks have stood witness to a striking escalation in extreme heat waves, leaving a permanent mark on our planet's climate. According to the World weather attribution (WWA), Climate change has made the heatwave at least 100 times more likely, with temperatures up to...

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Bugging Fruit Trees: Ambrosia Beetle Invasion!

Fruit trees provide us with a bountiful harvest and a source of joy in our gardens. However, lurking within the bark is a tiny pest known as the ambrosia beetle. While it may be small (2-3 mm), the ambrosia beetle can significantly affect fruit trees,...

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Landscaping 101 – Part 2

Far from its typical definition, the art of landscaping is defined as the harmony of agricultural sciences with the principles of architecture. The main goal of garden designing and landscaping is to combine the functional and aesthetic aspects in order to make optimal use of each...

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Landscaping 101 – Part 1

Far from its typical definition, the art of landscaping is defined as the harmony of agricultural sciences with the principles of architecture. The main goal of garden designing and landscaping is to combine the functional and aesthetic aspects in order to make optimal use of each...

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