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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Is Water Reducing your Pesticide Performance?

Since water is normally used to deliver the chemical to the target pest, it should be considered the foundation for the application process. Whether it is from a lake, stream, or pond, it may very well be the deciding factor between ineffective and optimum product...

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Mites on Strawberries

The intensive production of strawberries coincides with the development of plasticulture in Algeria, in 1989 for the wilaya of Tipaza. Strawberry cultivation was launched on an experimental basis in Jijel in 2001-2002, on a four (4) hectare surface area. Today two (2) wilayas TIPAZA and...

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What happened to the oaks in Lebanon?

The phenomenon of leaf loss of oak trees in most Lebanese regions is due to the feeding of the larvae of the gypsy moth insect on their leaves. However, the oak tree, known for its resilience, eventually recovers, as its shoots and leaves grow back...

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Phytophthora infestans (late blight)

Late blight is a fungal disease which considered as one of the important diseases that affect tomato and potato crops and causes them significant economic losses. Its danger stem from its rapid spread....

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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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Potato golden Cyst Nematodes – Globodera rostochiensis

Potato Golden Cyst Nematode (Globodera rostochiensis) is a serious agricultural and quarantine pest. Cysts can live in soil for 30 years and the nematode can cause direct crop losses, increase pest control costs, constrain cropping patterns, and devalue infested land. Potatoes and tomatoes are the...

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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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Peach Leaf Curl

Taphrina deformans is the causative agent of peach and almond leaf curl disease. The fungus spends the winter period on twigs, under affected buds, and in the cracks of bark. The climatic factors suitable for the spread of this disease are a relatively warm and...

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