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Smelling plant diseases: New technology identifies plant diseases remotely in the field

Researchers at North Carolina State University have published an exciting study on a novel technology which allows farmers and extension workers to identify plant diseases remotely in the field using airborne chemical fingerprints. 824 more words


Update: New Pest & Disease Records (05 August 2019)

We’ve selected a few of the latest new geographic, host and species records for plant pests and diseases from CAB Abstracts. Records this month include a report on the honey locust podgall midge ( 383 more words


The Body mechanic

Are you a mechanic or at least take good care of your vehicle? What happens if you let the radiator run dry or the vehicle run without any oil in it? 152 more words

Carnations in Vietnam – $13,000 t/Acre Profit Increase

A carnation flower farmer in Vietnam recognized the following benefits after using SumaGrow:

  1. Fewer plants died from root diseases, thus reducing replanting costs.
  2. Flowers have more vibrant colors and last longer after cutting, about 10 days compared to the normal 5 days.
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Protecting Your Plants from Summer Hail Damage

When Summer arrives and we break out the grill and start entertaining friends and family in the great Colorado outdoors, it can be easy to overlook a very detrimental threat to your landscape plants and trees… Hail in Trinidad can come and go in an instant which is all it takes to destroy delicate or young plants completely. 604 more words


Central Sicily (Italy)– Bell Peppers

In August, bell pepper farmer Carmelo Piazza began a plot test in plastic tunnels with Solum Naturale SumaGrow inside. Farmers in Central Sicily are hampered in the hot, dry area by having to grow crops in sandy soil which are heavily infested with parasitic nematodes. 210 more words


Greece – Alfalfa, Tomatoes, Peppers, and Eggplants

The plants were in poor condition before the development period began, as seen to the right.

Throughout the study conducted by Ergoefarmogi, the plants went from lifeless to thriving (seen below), and this was achieved without the use of fertilizer. 159 more words