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Soil pH and nutrient availability
Agriculture

Soil pH and nutrient availability

The pH of the soil is a fundamental property so much that it can influence many physical, chemical and biological processes, consequently it has a significant impact on crops.The soil pH oscillates between a value of 4 and 9. Up to 5.5, the soil is Defined strongly acid, for soil pH between 5.6 and 6 we speak of "moderately acid" soil, from 6.1 to 6.5 we are dealing with a "weakly acid" soil.

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Agriculture

Soil pH and nutrient availability

The pH of the soil is a fundamental property so much that it can influence many physical, chemical and biological processes, consequently it has a significant impact on crops.The soil pH oscillates between a value of 4 and 9. Up to 5.5, the soil is Defined strongly acid, for soil pH between 5.6 and 6 we speak of "moderately acid" soil, from 6.1 to 6.5 we are dealing with a "weakly acid" soil.
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Agriculture

Thinning of plants, driving

As summer approaches, it may be necessary to thin out the plants in your green space; it is a cultivation procedure that consists in eliminating excess seedlings. Generally, at the time of sowing, more than one seed is put in as germination is not 100% guaranteed.
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Agriculture

Drip irrigation systems, instructions for use

Drip irrigation systems or localized irrigation systems have the advantage of slowly administering water to the plants, either by depositing it on the surface of the soil adjacent to the plant, or by depositing it directly in the root zone. The drip irrigation systems include valves, ducts and various types of drippers.
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Agriculture

Moon phases for planting flowers and garden care

The peasant tradition respects the phases of the moon for the sowing of flowers, vegetables and other plants. It seems that the phases of the moon are not only able to influence the success of sowing but also of the transplantation of certain plant species.How do you recognize the phases of the moon? Falling moon.
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Agriculture

How to grow celery in pots

The cultivation of celery does not require special skills. To prepare an excellent centrifuge, for pinzimonio or to add to sauces and ragout or for the preparation of broths, celery from ribs is one of the most used and appreciated aromatic vegetables in the kitchen. Those who do not have a garden should not despair, it is precisely for these people that today we will see how to grow celery in pots.
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Tomato plants, the smallest varieties

Unlike large tomatoes, at harvest time, small tomatoes must be picked in clusters when the fruit is fully ripe. Those who prefer small tomatoes will have to move towards varieties such as cherry, pepper, chipano, suncherry ... among the plants that offer small tomatoes there are both varieties with indeterminate and indeterminate growth.
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Agriculture

Stands for tomatoes: how to place them

To make tomatoes grow well in the garden you need to place special stakes or supports that allow the plant to develop upwards, and the fruits not to rot in contact with the ground. Let's see how: The function of the stakes for tomatoes, in addition to facilitating the bearing of the plant and therefore the cultivation operations, is to prevent the wind from causing the inclination and the consequent uprooting of the stem, which would ruin your tomatoes. .
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The end of milk quotas

The milk quota regime will end on 31 March 2015. What will happen next? According to Paolo De Castro, president of the Agriculture Committee of the European Parliament, price volatility will increase, which is already very high. Suffice it to say that spot milk quoted at 50 cents per liter in December 2013 is now worth 30 cents per liter.
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Agriculture

Hydroponics, instructions for use

The term hydroponics refers to a system of growing plants on liquid soil. Plants grown with the hydroponics technique are placed on a growing medium consisting of a solution containing all the essential elements in the right proportions, although many people aspire to set up a hydroponic cultivation at home, perhaps with the help of a kit do it yourself, let's say immediately that the hydroponic system was born above all for research purposes.
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LiDAR technology for forest management

The use of LiDAR technology can prove to be very useful in the management of woodland and forest heritage. For example, providing a very accurate assessment of the quantity of trees and timber (the so-called wood stock) present in a given area, as an alternative to the ground surveys which are very expensive in mountain environments.
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Soil structure, between humus and porosity

The structure of the soil is of crucial importance in determining the "goodness of a soil". Most terrestrial plant organisms absorb water and mineral nutrients from the soil through a root system. Soil is a heterogeneous and very complex system; the structure of the soil is determined by processes of mechanical, physical and chemical alteration that have affected both the original rocks and the organic material of biological origin that has accumulated there over time.
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WaterBee, the automatic irrigation system

It's called WaterBee and it's an automatic irrigation system that cuts any waste of water in agriculture. The system is not just a project: it is already active in 14 crops here in Europe, guaranteeing water savings of 40 and improving the quality and productivity of the crops.We have already talked about Irrduino, the irrigation system developed by the team of engineers of Google.
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Sustainable agriculture in the EU

Sustainable agriculture means completing the revision of the EC regulation 834/2007 on organic production. With more rational control systems, with a greater number of suitable territorial networks and tools to create them; with the establishment of proximity markets and more communication aimed at consumers.
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Propagation of citrus fruits, effective methods

Propagation of citrus fruits: citrus fruits lend themselves to different methods of propagation, the effectiveness and convenience varies depending on whether they are hybrid varieties (ie obtained by crossing two or more varieties of the same species) or not. In the article we will see the main methods of citrus propagation.
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Fertilize the plants

Fertilize the plants: fertilizing the soil is vital to ensure a good production of flowers and fruits. The plants derive their nourishment from the soil, through the root system, but the soils can become depleted of nutrients or be already deficient in them. It is for this reason that plants must be fertilized by periodically administering substances essential for their development.
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Irrigating the lawn, tips and benefits

Irrigating the lawn: especially in the hot season, watering the lawn can be a very tiring task, in fact, if the frequency of mowing decreases, in summer, irrigations increase. When and how much to water the lawn ? " it should follow latitude and climatic trends, however it is possible to give you a “general rule”.
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How to grow the apple tree

How to cultivate the apple tree: small farmers must aim for apple tree cultivation in small spaces, with varieties that are quick to bear fruit and are very productive. The most common rootstock, especially among those who want to grow the apple tree in their home garden, is the M9. This rootstock is not suitable for those who want to grow the apple tree in the north as it does not withstand low temperatures.
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Agriculture

Gramigna: control, ownership and uses

The weed, commonly called meadow weeds due to its weed capacity, belongs to the Graminaceae family and is widespread on Italian territory with two different species. When we talk about weed we refer to the Canine Tooth and Canine Grass. Gramigna, canine tooth This is a weed with a thin creeping root with arms that graft deeply into the ground.
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Sowing and moon phases

Sowing and moon phases: Following the moon phases in agriculture does not mean being superstitious or respecting a popular belief but being based on knowledge dictated by ancient peasant experience that confirms how the moon can affect sowing and harvesting. A good reason to follow the phases of the moon is to avoid the use of chemical fertilizers, fertilizers and pesticides: it is a way to find a natural and dynamic balance in nature.
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Mulch, which material to choose?

By mulch we mean that material used for the agricultural practice of mulching. Definition and meaning "mulch": natural or artificial material used to cover the ground in the mulching technique. The most used materials for mulching Non-biodegradable artificial mulch: polypropylene, polyethylene and various plastics Polypropylene Polypropylene has a duration of 5 - 8 years, not it is biodegradable, easy to find and warms the soil.
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