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Category: Specialty/Vegetable

  • The Future of Fruit Farming: MD2 Pineapple

    By Jenny Hoo

    Published 2 months ago

    Pineapple pineapple cultivation Of late, the talk of the town seems to be revolving around the planting of MD2 pineapple. The questions is, why is this MD2 pineapple so popular?Pineapple is known to contain highest amount of vitamin C among all various types of fruits. It also contains a fair amount of magnesium, calcium, potassium and iron and develops a bromelin, of which is a type of enzyme. First started back in 1961, a hybrid variety namely “73-114”, developed by Pineapple Research Institude (PRI) in Hawaii was found to be extraordinary and was taken to Costa Rica for its first trial industrial planting. The variety was later renamed MD2 to honour the wife of the then General Manager of the Maui Pineapple Company[1]...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Organic, Specialty/Vegetable

    Why Hemp Isn’t Going to Save the US Farmer (But How It Could)

    By The Crossover

    Published 3 months ago

    In late 2018, a new farm bill was passed that legalized the production of hemp as an agricultural commodity while also removing it from the list of “controlled substances”. The Gold Rush of the modern farming era was on. The farming industry was buzzing with new information on how to grow and market this miracle plant. Hemp farming was going to not only save the modern row crop farmer but also make him wealthy in the process. Right? Not so fast…Let me preface this entire article by saying that I am not anti-hemp...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Marketing, Specialty/Vegetable

    Secrets you don't know about seaweed fertilizer

    By Darren Chan

    Published 5 months ago

    Seaweed fertilizer is a biological fertilizer produced by scientific processing of marine plant seaweed as the main raw material. The main component is the natural biological active material extracted from seaweed. Most seaweed can grow to lengths of over 50 meters. Trace elements found in organic seaweed fertilizers include magnesium, potassium, zinc, iron and nitrogen—all of which are beneficial to plants. Mechanism of seaweed fertilizerSeaweed fertilizer has a comprehensive regulation effect on the “crop-soil-fertilizer” system, which is to increase yield and improve quality by stimulating crop growth, regulating soil and improving fertilizer efficiency...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Specialty/Vegetable, Wheat

    What’s root knot nematode?

    By Darren Chan

    Published 7 months ago

    Root-knot nematodes are one of the three most economically damaging genera of plant-parasitic nematodes on horticultural and field crops. Root-knot nematodes are very small and they parasitic the roots of thousands of plant species, including monocotyledonous and dicotyledonous, herbaceous and woody plants. They dwell in the soil, attack the roots of the plant to extract water and nutrients. As a result, large galls or “knots” can form throughout the root systems of infected plants. They will bring a lot of damage to plants...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Irrigation, Specialty/Vegetable

    A Farming Productivity Tool for the New Year

    By AgFuse Administrator

    Published 11 months ago

    Farming is such a unique occupation because the intensity of our work oscillates with the seasons. For most farmers, winter marks a time for some rest and reflection. Although 2018 was a very challenging year for many of us, a new year ushers in new hope. Ideally, you had the chance to finish your harvest and now have a couple months of slower-paced work ahead before the next planting season is upon us. For the average person, New Year’s is the time of year for New Year’s resolutions...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Irrigation, Specialty/Vegetable

    Data sheet: Ginger cultivation "djindja"

    By Banda Nkani

    Published 12 months ago

    Ginger, Zingiber officinale, is a herbaceous plant native to Asia. Ginger is cultivated for its dried rhizomes which are used as spices in many dishes because of its delicate aroma and its more or less hot flavor. Commonly called Djinja in Cameroon, it is eaten fresh, dried or powdered. Bakers and confectioners also use it for meat preservation. Here is a technical sheet for you to succeed in growing ginger in Cameroon and everywhere else...

    Categories: Specialty/Vegetable

    Application of Chitosan oligosaccharide in agriculture

    By Darren Chan

    Published 1 years, 2 months ago

    Chitosan oligosaccharide is a low-molecular-weight product obtained by degradation of chitosan by lactate which has outstanding water-solubility and high biological activity, thus it can be easily absorbed and utilized by crops. Chitosan oligosaccharide is new green solution to control plant diseases,What’s advantages of Dora Chitosan oligosaccharide1. Increase seed germinationIt has the good effect on seed germination,after we applying on rye grass seed,its germination index increased 33. 5% and vitality index increased 59. 5%...

    Categories: Specialty/Vegetable

    What’s difference between early blight and late blight?

    By Darren Chan

    Published 1 years, 5 months ago

    Early blight and late blight are important diseases on solanaceous vegetables. Although the names of the two diseases are only one word difference,some vegetable farmers do not know exactly about early blight and late blight. Some people even think that the two diseases are only happening time different. There are many problems in the prevention and treatment of diseases. Especially in the selection and use of chemical fungicide,blind drug use not only does not play a role in disease prevention,but delays the best prevention and control time,leading to serious diseases...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Organic, Specialty/Vegetable

    Why magnesium is important for grape?

    By Darren Chan

    Published 1 years, 5 months ago

    Magnesium’s effect is essential for grape,it can be called “a large number of elements” for grapes,and the demand is simliar to phosphorus. Even the magnesium content of grape leaves is higher than that of phosphorus. It is directly involved in physiological and biochemical processes such as photosynthesis and enzyme activation of grapes,and is one of the mineral elements necessary for normal growth and development of grapes and improvement of fruit quality. Chlorophyll synthesis and photosynthesisMagnesium accounts for 2. 7% of the molecular weight of chlorophyll...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Cover Crops, Specialty/Vegetable

    What’s the Crumb structure in soil?

    By Darren Chan

    Published 1 years, 5 months ago

    First of all,let us understand the soil structureThe soil is a porous system. It consists of solid,liquid and gas three-phase substances. The solid material in the soil includes both mineral and organic matter. The liquid part refers to the moisture of the soil,which is preserved and moved between the pores of the soil and is the most active part of the soil. The gas part refers to the air of the soil and it is filled with pores that are not occupied by moisture...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Irrigation, Specialty/Vegetable

  • The Future of Fruit Farming: MD2 Pineapple

    By Jenny Hoo

    Published 2 months ago

    Pineapple pineapple cultivation Of late, the talk of the town seems to be revolving around the planting of MD2 pineapple. The questions is, why is this MD2 pineapple so popular?Pineapple is known to contain highest amount of vitamin C among all various types of fruits. It also contains a fair amount of magnesium, calcium, potassium and iron and develops a bromelin, of which is a type of enzyme. First started back in 1961, a hybrid variety namely “73-114”, developed by Pineapple Research Institude (PRI) in Hawaii was found to be extraordinary and was taken to Costa Rica for its first trial industrial planting. The variety was later renamed MD2 to honour the wife of the then General Manager of the Maui Pineapple Company[1]...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Organic, Specialty/Vegetable

    Why Hemp Isn’t Going to Save the US Farmer (But How It Could)

    By The Crossover

    Published 3 months ago

    In late 2018, a new farm bill was passed that legalized the production of hemp as an agricultural commodity while also removing it from the list of “controlled substances”. The Gold Rush of the modern farming era was on. The farming industry was buzzing with new information on how to grow and market this miracle plant. Hemp farming was going to not only save the modern row crop farmer but also make him wealthy in the process. Right? Not so fast…Let me preface this entire article by saying that I am not anti-hemp...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Marketing, Specialty/Vegetable

    Secrets you don't know about seaweed fertilizer

    By Darren Chan

    Published 5 months ago

    Seaweed fertilizer is a biological fertilizer produced by scientific processing of marine plant seaweed as the main raw material. The main component is the natural biological active material extracted from seaweed. Most seaweed can grow to lengths of over 50 meters. Trace elements found in organic seaweed fertilizers include magnesium, potassium, zinc, iron and nitrogen—all of which are beneficial to plants. Mechanism of seaweed fertilizerSeaweed fertilizer has a comprehensive regulation effect on the “crop-soil-fertilizer” system, which is to increase yield and improve quality by stimulating crop growth, regulating soil and improving fertilizer efficiency...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Specialty/Vegetable, Wheat

    What’s root knot nematode?

    By Darren Chan

    Published 7 months ago

    Root-knot nematodes are one of the three most economically damaging genera of plant-parasitic nematodes on horticultural and field crops. Root-knot nematodes are very small and they parasitic the roots of thousands of plant species, including monocotyledonous and dicotyledonous, herbaceous and woody plants. They dwell in the soil, attack the roots of the plant to extract water and nutrients. As a result, large galls or “knots” can form throughout the root systems of infected plants. They will bring a lot of damage to plants...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Irrigation, Specialty/Vegetable

    A Farming Productivity Tool for the New Year

    By AgFuse Administrator

    Published 11 months ago

    Farming is such a unique occupation because the intensity of our work oscillates with the seasons. For most farmers, winter marks a time for some rest and reflection. Although 2018 was a very challenging year for many of us, a new year ushers in new hope. Ideally, you had the chance to finish your harvest and now have a couple months of slower-paced work ahead before the next planting season is upon us. For the average person, New Year’s is the time of year for New Year’s resolutions...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Irrigation, Specialty/Vegetable

    Data sheet: Ginger cultivation "djindja"

    By Banda Nkani

    Published 12 months ago

    Ginger, Zingiber officinale, is a herbaceous plant native to Asia. Ginger is cultivated for its dried rhizomes which are used as spices in many dishes because of its delicate aroma and its more or less hot flavor. Commonly called Djinja in Cameroon, it is eaten fresh, dried or powdered. Bakers and confectioners also use it for meat preservation. Here is a technical sheet for you to succeed in growing ginger in Cameroon and everywhere else...

    Categories: Specialty/Vegetable

    Application of Chitosan oligosaccharide in agriculture

    By Darren Chan

    Published 1 years, 2 months ago

    Chitosan oligosaccharide is a low-molecular-weight product obtained by degradation of chitosan by lactate which has outstanding water-solubility and high biological activity, thus it can be easily absorbed and utilized by crops. Chitosan oligosaccharide is new green solution to control plant diseases,What’s advantages of Dora Chitosan oligosaccharide1. Increase seed germinationIt has the good effect on seed germination,after we applying on rye grass seed,its germination index increased 33. 5% and vitality index increased 59. 5%...

    Categories: Specialty/Vegetable

    What’s difference between early blight and late blight?

    By Darren Chan

    Published 1 years, 5 months ago

    Early blight and late blight are important diseases on solanaceous vegetables. Although the names of the two diseases are only one word difference,some vegetable farmers do not know exactly about early blight and late blight. Some people even think that the two diseases are only happening time different. There are many problems in the prevention and treatment of diseases. Especially in the selection and use of chemical fungicide,blind drug use not only does not play a role in disease prevention,but delays the best prevention and control time,leading to serious diseases...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Organic, Specialty/Vegetable

    Why magnesium is important for grape?

    By Darren Chan

    Published 1 years, 5 months ago

    Magnesium’s effect is essential for grape,it can be called “a large number of elements” for grapes,and the demand is simliar to phosphorus. Even the magnesium content of grape leaves is higher than that of phosphorus. It is directly involved in physiological and biochemical processes such as photosynthesis and enzyme activation of grapes,and is one of the mineral elements necessary for normal growth and development of grapes and improvement of fruit quality. Chlorophyll synthesis and photosynthesisMagnesium accounts for 2. 7% of the molecular weight of chlorophyll...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Cover Crops, Specialty/Vegetable

    What’s the Crumb structure in soil?

    By Darren Chan

    Published 1 years, 5 months ago

    First of all,let us understand the soil structureThe soil is a porous system. It consists of solid,liquid and gas three-phase substances. The solid material in the soil includes both mineral and organic matter. The liquid part refers to the moisture of the soil,which is preserved and moved between the pores of the soil and is the most active part of the soil. The gas part refers to the air of the soil and it is filled with pores that are not occupied by moisture...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Irrigation, Specialty/Vegetable

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