Tree-fungus supplement could reduce fertilizer use in tomato crops

Although Ceriporia lacerata fungus causes tree wood to rot, it also has a good side. According to a new study, adding the fungus to agricultural soil allows tomatoes to be…

Study on physico-biochemical characterization of mini-tomatoes and internal preference mapping

The choice of promising parents represents a crucial step in developing improved cultivars in breeding programs for mini-tomatoes, highly demanded miniature vegetables. The…

Matching water soluble fertilizer to water quality

Purchasing water-soluble fertilizer for your crops is not simply based on what is on sale or a matter of selecting a “geranium fertilizer” for your geraniums; it is based mostly on the quality of your water source. Water can have a significant impact on the pH of the growing medium and may also provide…

Study on effect of biostimulants on yield and quality of cherry tomatoes

Plant biostimulants are microorganisms (PGPR) and/or products obtained from different organic substances that positively affect plant growth and efficiency and reduce the…

Study on how fulvid acid brings positive effect on plant growth

Commercial operations like microgreens, perishable herbs, and other specialty crops, where profit margins are narrow or susceptible to other industry factors, fulvic acid can…

Enrique Cat, of Nostoc Biotech:

"Lower chemical use and higher productivity and Brix with vermicompost"

Soil is essential for soil-bound horticulture. It's not only the place where the plant roots develop and which contains the nutrients; it also hosts many microorganisms on which plant health depends. The soil itself forms an entire ecosystem with a great biodiversity, which is why the use of chemical…

Australian growers

"Minisprayers save hours of work"

"I should have got one years ago. What was previously done with a tank, pump, and retracting hose real can now be done in at least half the time with better coverage of the crop using the organic foliar fertilisers." That is said by Quentin of the Queensland (Australia) greenhouse Sun Up Farm. He talks…

Consumers have no alternative to stained tomatoes

Study on the consumption of stained tomatoes in Uganda

Tomatoes are consumed daily. Unfortunately, abuse of pesticide application by vegetable growers in Uganda increases risks of exposing consumers through the pesticide residues,…

VitalFluid's reactor feeds greenhouse crops literally at lightning speed

Ever thought about why lightning happens? It’s one of the ways Mother Nature nourishes plants, trees and forests. The Eindhoven-based company VitalFluid has mimicked that process. By simulating the effect of one of these lightning bolts, it is now possible to fertilize greenhouse crops in a sustainable…

Stevia: high substrate pH induced iron chlorosis

Stevia (Stevia rebaudiana) has gained popularity as an alternative sweetener because it contains glycosides that are up to 300 times sweeter than white cane sugar. In warmer climates (USDA zones 9-11), it is a perennial herb, but it will not overwinter in areas with more severe winters and in those…

Study on using digestate as fertilizer for tomato cultivation

The effects of two digestates split up in liquid and solid fractions were investigated on tomato production. The objectives were (1) to verify if the two digestates different…

Ecodudu Limited

Kenyan entrepreneurs innovate with fertilizer made from mango and avocado

Organic farming is said to be the best solution to manage the agricultural growth in Kenya, but toxic fertilizers can still be a problem in the industry. Also, growers still…


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