Towards a More Sustainable Year

Have you picked your new year’s resolutions yet? 365 days have almost gone by, and millions of people have made New Year’s resolutions, hoping to spark positive change in their lives. Only these millions of resolutions look...

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What leads the Loss of Banana Production?

Similar to other crops, bananas are exposed to many diseases caused by microorganisms, such as fungus, bacteria and viruses, as well as pests caused by nematodes, aphids, spider mites and physiological diseases...

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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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This Is Why Your Chestnut Tree is Not Bearing Fruit (Pt 1)

Christmas time is often accompanied by the sweet smell of roasted chestnuts and infused with festive chestnut dishes. This article, written just in time for the roasting season takes you from planting to caring and picking the best chestnuts to enjoy on an open fire....

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This is why your Fruit Set Fails

Fruit development begins with fruit set and ends with maturity. While this stage can last anywhere from 1 to 7 months depending on species, many factors contribute to the success or failure of this stage and therefore determine the outcome of...

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Is Water pH Ruining Your Pesticide?

Have you ever come across a grower complaining about a pesticide that did not properly control the pest infestation at hand? You probably attributed the reduction or lack of control to either a faulty chemical batch, poor application method, or...

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Sessile, Yet Not Helpless

Plants are ubiquitous. They can be found anywhere in any country and whatever piece of land no matter how extreme its conditions are. Without them, though, our planet as we know it would fail to exist. One simple example that enforces the importance of these...

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