SILICON CONTINUES TO SURPRISE

The bioactive molecule of this element, mono-silicic acid, continues to surprise and is the subject of an extensive literature in the HORTCOM theme Silicon in Agriculture. It has been shown

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MITIGATING DROUGHT STRESS IN STRAWBERRIES

Cultivated Strawberry plants (Fragaria x ananassa) are particularly sensitive to prolonged drought stress because of their shallow root system, large leaf area and high water content of the fruit. Overall

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EPIDENDRUM ORCHIDS

Some orchid varieties are beginning to lose their appeal due to industrial scale production and all-year-round availability in almost all sales channels. This is especially true for Phalaenopsis. Once upon

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ANTI STRESS MOLECULE

At this time of year, retailers of bedding plants despair to see plants wither at the point of sale due to lack of attention and water. Nurseries and plant growers

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XYLELLA FASTIDIOSA AND SILICON

Researchers and growers might undertake trials to ascertain the effects of applying bioactive silicon as a foliar spray in olive plantations and on other important crops, to reduce plant stress

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