Agronomy

All about “Wheat”, a staple of our diet?

March 29, 2020

Wheat is the staple food in many parts of the world, particularly in North America and the rest of the West. There are different varieties of wheat, but the most widely cultivated is common wheat, or soft wheat. Characteristics of wheat: Rich in fiber; Source of iron; Rich in group B vitamins; Source of vitamin E; […]

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All about Rye

March 27, 2020

Health Tip – Gluten free Scientific name – Secale cereale Health profile Although rye was a popular cereal at one time, it is rarely found on our plates today. However, rye should have its place in a balanced diet, as it would have various beneficial effects on health. It would act among others against cardiovascular diseases, type […]

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Save the Farmer’s Seeds

March 27, 2020

Because they do not have the right to exchange seeds and plants, farmers find it increasingly difficult to cultivate tasty old varieties or terroir, or those that they develop to do without pesticides. Consumers are thus most of the time faced with vegetables, fruits, cereals and other foods from standard varieties, which are increasingly tasteless, unbalanced […]

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Seeds: what selections and varieties for quality?

March 27, 2020

The selection of the best varieties has been around since agriculture started. For example, the rustic varieties of wheat, which included only a few grains per ear, became the wheat known to our grandparents, and the salads became tender and crunchy as desired. The pathological outcome of this selection process is the GMO. Between the 2, […]

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Small lesson in agronomy (2/2)

March 26, 2020

The first scientist who will be interested in the clay-humic complex is Darwin. Darwin will be the first to give a scale of human remains, because if you make profiles you will see that the cut stones are found in depth, then the Roman mosaics, then the remains of the Middle Ages. It is not because the […]

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Small lesson in agronomy (1/2)

March 26, 2020

Protect soil to preserve biodiversity An intervention by those called “the doctors of the earth”, or in any case, one of the two: Claude Bourguignon will tell us about his journey and the soil. Claude Bourguignon: First, I would like to thank the organizers of the 2nd international session on biodiversity, who invited us. I would […]

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French lentils, quality lentils

March 22, 2020

Shunned in recent years, this legume is becoming fashionable again in diets with a vegetarian tendency. If, throughout the world, blond and coral lentils are the most consumed, in France, we prefer green lentils from Puy or Berry which are experiencing a real craze.  An antique dish! The lentil was domesticated by the first farmers at […]

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Drought and Agriculture: how can we adapt plants to lack of water?

March 22, 2020

Climate change is a reality that affects the yield of all crops in temperate zones, Rethinking agricultural practices Farmers have already changed the planting dates, with earlier planting in all field crops. This is a risk in case of late frost, but it allows for example wheat harvests before the droughts of early summer, while reducing […]

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Introduction to Sweet Corn

September 17, 2018

Crunchy and juicy, what a treat that sweet corn! It is consumed in France since the 1970s, canned or frozen. It is also consumed as our American friends grilled corn. It is obtained from varieties selected and crossed specially for human consumption. A vegetable more and more sweet Sweet corn brings together special varieties , in which glucose does not turn […]

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The Camargue feeds us with rice

September 14, 2018

Eat more complex sugars and fewer simple sugars! This is the advice that comes in the mouths of all health professionals. But in which category is rice placed? This cereal contains starch, and therefore complex sugars. It should therefore eat very regularly, because its satiating power avoids snacking. In parallel with this appetite suppressant, rice has many other health benefits […]

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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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The bindweeds

August 12, 2018

The bindweed, this old gardener’s traveling companion – who does not have one in his garden? A voluble climbing plant, particularly resistant and invasive, this convolvulace with pretty white or pink flowers has for primary biotope the alluvial valleys congested with nutrients. The cultivated land, our gardens, but also the roadsides and the wastelands suit him perfectly! In France, […]

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Water in the garden – or how to water?

August 12, 2018

The quality of a plant’s water supply is paramount: many of the problems gardeners face are actually related to poor hydration. Water well , it is first to know the origin of the plant that is watered, and the rain regime that it prefers. We do not water radishes and a cactus in the same way! By simulating the frequency and intensity of the […]

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The weeds between the slabs

August 12, 2018

How to weed our terrace? How can I get rid of the weeds that invade my terrace or driveway? Eternal question of gardeners! Between the slabs of your terrace, in the driveway that leads to the garage, everywhere and especially where you do not want it, herbs continue to grow despite all your efforts ? I often see this question […]

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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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