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The passion of gardening from Europe to Asia

October 25, 2018

This is a first: France and China have formed a partnership around learning gardening in schools. With the 2015-2016 school year, 22,000 children from French-speaking schools in Beijing were introduced to the joys of growing flowers and vegetables, while at the same time, in France, the 17th edition of gardening in schools was getting ready. Beijing renews […]

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Svalbard: Noah’s ark of seeds

October 25, 2018

It may seem paradoxical to keep seeds in a safe frozen 1000 km from the North Pole. In this place where nothing grows, the seed bank of Svalbard, located in Norway, is mainly a “rescue bank”!  In situ and ex situ collections More than 1,500 gene banks store seeds or vegetative organs around the world. From the smallest to the largest, some […]

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Are our foods rich enough in nutrients?

September 19, 2018

Rest assured: our food always contains, in sufficient quantity, the nutrients that our body needs! A short tour of the food components. Nutrient contents vary The components vary a lot from one species to another: between rapeseed and wheat seeds, for example, the former are much richer in fat components, the latter in starch.  And within the same […]

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Shallots: a research at the forefront … of taste

September 17, 2018

To raise the flavor of a fish or give a touch of originality to a green salad, what better than a finely chopped shallot? But gray shallot or pink shallot? Shallot “gardens” and shallots “fields” The gray shallot e is most appreciated by gourmets. It is grown mainly in vegetable gardens. It can be kept only a few weeks after […]

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Beet, a serious competitor for the cane

September 17, 2018

Sugar is systematically associated with cane, this plant widely cultivated in the tropical zones of our Globe. It is the world’s leading source of sugar production. But the sugar beet intends to exist on this market… A plant from home The sugar beet is characterized by a white flesh, as well as a conical and fleshy root. It […]

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Plants that quench

September 17, 2018

What is there in common between fruit and vegetable juices, vegetable milk, beer or distilled alcohol? Answer: These drinks come from plants before being more or less transformed.  Drinking is an imperative need. We use for nutritional and physiological reasons about two liters of water a day that we compensate with food and drink: water, fruit juice, […]

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Field barley with a mug

September 14, 2018

Short walk in June. At the edge of the road, a field as far as the eye can see, uniform, very uniform … Not a plant higher than its neighbor, not a lighter or less leafy. Is it for the sake of aesthetics and nostalgia for French gardens that this field is thus maintained? Well no. Because to look […]

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The FADING Miracle of Madhya Pradesh – Soybean

September 13, 2018

ABCofAgri Publish code: IN139811A INTRODUCTION Soybean is an important leguminous crop also known as the “Miracle crop”. Soybean originated in South East Asia and was domesticated by the farmers of China around 1100 BC. Although it belongs to leguminosae family, soybean is not used as a pulse but finds its use as an oilseed. Soybean […]

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How to prevent PLANTS from getting SICK?

September 13, 2018

Have you ever found brown spots hidden inside a leaf? Black spots in a potato? These are diseases caused by fungi or viruses: like any living thing, plants get sick. Their diseases affect the quality of harvested products and yield. For farmers, gardeners or gardeners, one of the solutions to prevent these diseases is to choose naturally resistant varieties. […]

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If I were a plant…

August 12, 2018

”  If I were a plant, I would not want to be one of those plants that have too much to do with man. No oats, no wheat, no barley, without being able to get out of it, in a field in good standing – and one does not even leave corn to their corn for their […]

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Ice saints and global warming

August 12, 2018

Ice saints, when is it? On May 11th, 12th and 13th each year we celebrate the Ice Saints – and not as the facetious picture of this article suggests, the ice breasts , or the holy ice , as we often hear! From one year to the next, the ice saints are therefore fixed. Traditionally, Saint Mamert , Saint Pancrace and Saint Servais were asked by farmers to […]

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Salt to weed, the false good idea.

August 12, 2018

“With what do I weed our terrace? ”  Salt! ”  ” Are you sure this is not some toxic? ”  ” Nah, I assure you, the salt is natural! “ We see more and more this kind of dialogues, between gardeners or Facebook forums or gardening groups: salt, the ultimate solution as a ” natural ” weed killer  . Really? We knew the use of […]

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Audrey’s column: bringing biodiversity to my garden.

August 12, 2018

Audrey’s little vegetable garden, a very motivated beginner gardener, and a mother of two young children – so exhausted overall, except in the garden! If I still know the words of Maya the Bee is good thanks to the biodiversity!  It will be necessary to apply a little if we want our children to eat […]

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Why is saffron so expensive? – Things to know

August 12, 2018

Saffron is a spice extracted from the flower of a crocus. It is obtained by dehydration of its three red stigmas. He hails from the Middle East, especially from Iran, and was cultivated for the first time in the Greek provinces by the Minoan civilization more than 35 centuries ago. Today, if Spain produces a lot, we also […]

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Focus on Eremurus, the Steppe Lily.

August 9, 2018

The plant to impress his friends! We are now focusing on Eremurus, because once installed, it is a very gratifying plant . It becomes big, flowers long enough, and has a surprising appearance. Where does he come from and who are his parents? Before marrying a new plant, do you want to know more about her family and […]

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