For the first time, the European Commission has asked Member States to authorize the cultivation of a new type of genetically modified maize. This is TC1507 maize, produced by the US multinational Pioneer. Environmentalists find this demand irresponsible and have reminded everyone of the threat GMOs pose to biodiversity.
Did you know that lupine flour is used to prepare gluten-free foods, biscuits and even chocolate and mayonnaise? And that lupins are the protagonists of an agricultural technique called sustainable dry farming which consists in the production of cereals resistant to water shortage? Well perhaps it is not only with lupins that we will feed the world, but certainly these hyper-nutritious legumes deserve a mention in the Milan EXPO 2015 carousel dedicated to the theme of nutrition under the motto 'Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life'.
The item 'agriculture funding', or if you prefer 'agriculture incentives', given that these are incentives, is a non-negligible item of Legislative Decree no. 91/2014 better known as the Growth Decree or the Competitiveness Decree. The novelty is that in the conversion law no. 116/2014 of Legislative Decree no. 91/2014 (the 'Growth' decree), the Ministry of Agriculture has inserted (art.
The tunnel greenhouse is a structure used to carry out "protected crops" in which the temperature is "modified" by resorting to direct heating of the sun's rays by exploiting the greenhouse effect. The tunnel greenhouse is an environment built specifically to protect flowers and plants from the cold by exploiting the well-known greenhouse effect; thanks to the transparent plastic sheets that make up the coating, the rays are absorbed by the plants and by the greenhouse roof which, imprisoning them inside, causes a rise in temperature.
Taking care of the hens: a successful breeding aims to guarantee the total well-being of the animal in order to maximize its productivity. Laying hens, farming more sensitive to parasite attacks, the red mite is an example; according to the season and the reproductive period, it will be necessary to adapt the diet and care.
The centenary squash belongs to the botanical family of Cucurbitaceae and is also known in Italy as thorny squash, Mexican squash or zucchetta or chayote. The centenary pumpkin is an unusual vegetable to grow but due to its flavor and the shape of its fruits, it is gradually spreading in family gardens.
Those who want to grow peaches in the small home orchard will have to be very careful in preparing the soil for planting so that they can harvest the first peaches as early as the following summer. Where to buy the Peach tree Do not buy plants that already bear fruit. Do not buy potted plants, nor 3-4 year old plants.
The walnut is among the oldest plant species existing on Earth, just think that its ancestors were discovered in stratifications dating back to the geological era of the Miocene, from 23 to 5 million years ago. The walnut tree is characterized by a majestic extension, so its cultivation is linked to ornamental purposes (for the expanded and globose foliage), for the production of walnuts or for the production of wood (for the majestic trunk and the quality of the timber).
Fertilizers are products used for the necessary improvement of soil fertility and crop productivity. They arise from the recycling of various types of waste, whether deriving from industrial rather than agricultural or livestock production or from the use of chemicals.