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Pest and Disease Management in Lemon Cultivation

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Sep-17 Thu 08:55

Lemon tree grows in a subtropical climate and bears a sour yellow coloured fruit when ripe. Lemon trees are affected by insects like Asian citrus psyllid and citrus rust mites. Both can be dealt with spraying oil onto the trees. Diseases include Citrus canker, Greasy spot, Anthracnose etc.

Mushrooms as an alternative to conventional pesticides

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Sep-14 Mon 10:38

Founded in 2018, the company Mycea has recently been awarded the i-Lab 2020 Grand Prix for its BE-SAFE project (Biocontrol and Environmental Solutions for Agriculture based on Fungal Extracts). The start-up located in Montpellier was created by Dominique Barry-Etienne, PhD in agronomy, and Sébastien…

Preventing diseases coming into your fresh produce

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Sep-14 Mon 10:37

“The first thing is to understand the controlling factors. How do you make sure of the soil and the water quality health. Our job is the water quality.” Outside of heavy metals, some micro-nutrients are toxic to plants in moderate concentrations or specific conditions.  KETOS looks at water quality…

Creating a 'standing army' in the fight against pests

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Aug-19 Wed 10:21

One of the challenges of biologically based Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is that natural enemies can only establish once pests are present. This head start allows pests to reproduce, causing plant damage, increasing the time and expense required for pest control and sometimes solicits chemical…

Insect suppression in the root zone: that's the key!

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Aug-18 Tue 10:03

On the assumption that there is nothing more unpleasant and annoying than insects buzzing around your plants (mainly around the base), especially knowing that they can ruin your garden: have you thought about tackling the problem from below? Yep. There are different available options of biological…

6 tips for good hygiene in the greenhouse horticulture

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Aug-13 Thu 10:06

With constantly emerging viruses, pests and diseases in the greenhouse horticulture, hygiene in the greenhouse is an important and much-discussed topic. Clean hands, clean machines and clean water ensure a clean greenhouse, and therefore also clean crops. Steenks Service provides some tips for hygienic…

Integrated Pest Management and the Future of Farming

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Aug-11 Tue 09:37

IPM is not a new concept but there’s a current push for its wider implementation. This is mainly due to the EU ban on most types of chemical pest control in the last few years because of their potential negative impact on human health and the environment. Sustainable approaches to the challenges faced by…

Enhancing plants’ natural potential in their natural habitat

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Jul-24 Fri 09:41

“We are the inside,” says Emily Fuerst, R&D Director of Kemin Crop Technologies. This is a division of Kemin Industries, a privately held, family owned business which started in 1961 in Des Moines, Iowa. The company is now globally present, with over 2,500 employees and R&D facilities worldwide,…

Plant disease and pest management in the commercial greenhouse

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Jul-17 Fri 08:15

A commercial greenhouse or indoor farm are the perfect space for growing all manner of plants, however, this space is also perfect for the harboring of pests and disease as the conditions are ideal. Unlike in the outside world that has predators and weather to control the spread of pests and disease, a…

$66 million in funding for products that enable farmers to protect crops from pests and diseases

Submitted by Elsewhere on 2020-Jun-30 Tue 08:09

Aiming to kick-start the crop protection industry’s stalled R&D pipelines to develop novel, safer products for the global farming community, Enko Chem Inc.(Enko) today publicly launched after securing $45 million in a Series B round of financing, bringing its total funding raised to date to $66 million.…