FRUIT OR VEGETABLE?

Calvenzano melons are large, weighing in at 2-5kg (the record is 6kg) elongated with a strongly netted exterior or rind, and crisp, orange flesh. Calvenzano is a small town in

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SMALLER FLOWERS VERSUS LARGER ONES

It is not surprising that wildflower species adopt a trade-off in terms of their potential to adapt to changing environmental conditions and one of these factors is smaller flowers. Gardens

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SUSTAINABLE GREENHOUSE CULTIVATION

Two new books, written in English, are certain to make a big contribution to modern-day, greenhouse cultivation. The first of these, published October 2019 by Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing Ltd,

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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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FEEDING THE WORLD WITH TOMATOES

Today, the huge expansion throughout the world in the build of large greenhouse units, from Mexico to China, Kazakistan to Canada to Qatar, is more than evident. Cravo Equipment Ltd,

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UV-B AGAINST FUNGAL DISEASES

UV-B lighting controls powdery mildew in protected strawberry crops and powdery mildew and gray mould in tomatoes. A new type of UV-B fluorescent lamp, recently developed by the Panasonic Lighting

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