Agronomy

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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Parsley, its secrets, its origins, and how to take care of it.

August 6, 2018

Parsley is the most commonly found aromatic plant … between the teeth at the end of the meal.  “Groww, you go astray from the first sentence, take it back! ”  We will not insult you here to remind you that it is a biennial plant 15 to 50 cm high, which forms a basal tuft topped […]

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Recognize and understand plant deficiencies

August 6, 2018

This article aims to help you ask the right questions and make the right decisions when you notice that a plant is “tired”. The chemical and detailed understanding of what is happening is not the subject of this article, it is frankly too complicated – but if that tells you, a link at the bottom of the article […]

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How will maize adapt to climate change?

July 10, 2018

Climate change is a reality. Agronomists are already working on the most suitable field crop varieties to maintain good yields. And that, even when the water is missing, the temperature increases and the climatic hazards multiply! Corn will gradually move Maize yields in the south-west have stagnated in recent years. Because if corn needs warm temperatures, it also […]

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Corn, the “organic” plant of our countryside

July 10, 2018

Every summer, the French countryside is covered, as far as the eye can see, with fields of corncobs. No less than 3 million hectares are cultivated in France, year after year, with this grass. It is also the first cereal production in the world! Used exclusively for food and feed for a long time, new outlets are emerging […]

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Upstream of maize cultivation, seed production

July 10, 2018

With the arrival of April, the start of corn planting was given everywhere in France. From July, the fields of landscapes of the Hexagon will be colored green, as the foliage system of the plant occupies the space. The seeds sown by the farmers in their fields were produced the previous year by specialized companies, seed companies, […]

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Hemp, THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) with vegetable oils

July 10, 2018

In current discourse, hemp (from Latin Cannabis) is most often equated with the molecule of THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol). However, the plant has evolved considerably over the decades … There are certainly still, around the world, plots of hemp grown for its hallucinogenic substances. But let’s not forget that hemp is a plant native to Central Asia, cultivated for more […]

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CHICKPEA, an ecological crop source of protein

July 7, 2018

Chickpea is full of treasures. For example, its cooking juices found in tin cans are rich in albumin, the egg whites protein that keeps whites in snow. You can put this juice in snow to make a very successful vegan chocolate mousse without using eggs! More usually, chickpeas are known in couscous, but where does it come […]

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FERTILIZER: an ASSET for the plants, a PLAGUE for the soil

June 28, 2018

Fertilizers stimulate plant growth, but they would alter soil stability. This is shown by research, based on 50 years of study of a cornfield subjected to different rates of inorganic fertilizers. Explanations on this result. The use of  fertilizers  has significantly increased crop yield. For example, it has quadrupled the profitability of wheat since 1950. Intensive agriculture mainly uses inorganic fertilizers, such as nitrogen and […]

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