Agronomy

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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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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