What to say about the 2013 harvest? At the beginning of September and in full harvest of the early varieties (after the grapes for the sparkling wine base which are the first to end up in the vats) the quantitative estimates speak for Trentino of an increase of 15-20 for white grapes, while for grapes for black grapes, the quantities should not differ from those of last year.
This is not a simple research but a big announcement: the agreements for the large-scale distribution of sustainable fertilizers have been completed. The low environmental impact fertilizers will be distributed in the United States and the agreement with Credentia Advisors LLC (North Carolina, USA) was signed by an Italian company, SACOM SpA, from Larino.
Italy could reduce its CO2 emissions with the help of biochar, a fertilizer / soil improver, capable of increasing soil fertility so as to improve agricultural productivity. The tons of CO2 cut each year with the use of biochar could amount to 45 million! The problem is that biochar is banned in Italy.
In the environmental scenario, coal has become the black man of history and, in Italy, there are many waters contaminated by coal. The dramatic situation was noted by the ARPA (Regional Environmental Protection Agency) of Brindisi, Puglia, which confirmed the contamination of the water caused by Enel's Federico II coal plant.
The issue of GMOs as opposed to organic farming is debatable, which is positive because when a problem (or an opportunity) arises, talking about it is better than ignoring it. The most difficult thing remains not to fall into evaluation errors due to the lack of information, or into preconceptions fueled by everlasting clichés.
Organic fertilizer, also known as organic, is a fertilizer present in nature composed exclusively of substances of animal, vegetable or mixed origin, that is, partly vegetable and partly animal. Organic fertilizer, the advantages Organic fertilizer performs two important functions: to allow the growth of plants through the supply of fundamental nutrients such as nitrogen, phosphorus and structural potassium which serves to improve the quality and fertility of the soil making the plants healthier and more resistant to diseases.
Despite the heavy rains of recent days, Oxfam Italia activists have not abandoned their awareness work. The hot topic is land grabbing, literally "land grabbing". Land grabbing is the phenomenon that forces communities in the south of the world to abandon their homes and lands.
The citizens of Washington and Colorado, with the last elections, expressed a positive opinion regarding the legalization of Marijuana. We are not talking about legalization for medical purposes but for recreational use. This means that no one in Washington or Colorado will have a problem if they own or grow marijuana.
"If the bee disappeared from the face of the earth, man would only have four years of life left". This was stated by Albert Einstein and today's society has no doubt about the fundamental role played by bees. It is not just about honey, wax and royal jelly, the bees are involved in various agricultural productions and together with other species they make possible the phenomenon of pollination.
We need to feed ourselves and to produce our food we need to consume a large amount of clean, unsalted water. Global demand for water is set to increase by 40 percent over the next 20 years alone, and by 2050, demand for food is expected to grow by 70 percent.
I never thought I'd write an article on Google destined to be published in the agriculture / gardening category, yet here I am: Google technicians have developed a system that, by connecting to the home irrigation system, is able to control it remotely. The system is based on an Android control system and Arduino hardware platform.
Agriculture can have a harmful impact on the environment as well as a beneficial one. The agricultural sector requires large water resources and given the high use of pesticides and fertilizers, it causes the production of large quantities of greenhouse gases. How many harmful emissions does agriculture produce? This question is answered in a database set up by FAO.
In recent times, Italy has destroyed 7 square meters of agricultural land per second. If this seems like a ridiculous estimate, just consider that in 54 years, Italy has destroyed a much larger area of agricultural land than the entire Puglia region. In short, Italy is losing ground and not only in a metaphorical sense.
The Greenway biogas plant in Bertiolo (UD) We have written more than once in the last months of the Greenway biogas plant in Bertiolo (UD), presenting the novelty of the project and the positive impacts that the company that owns the plant - Greenway Agricola a rl - promised for the local economy of the area.
The best time to start growing potatoes begins with the end of the winter season and extends into the spring season. Growing potatoes is not difficult at all, just follow our tips to have an excellent harvest! To grow potatoes you just need to bury the tubers, in short, if among the potatoes you buy there are some that have sprouts, bury them, they will give life to a new plant!
From Km Zero to Km Verde: there are those who think so and it is right to reflect. Are we sure that distance (and the consequent savings in emissions linked to transport) is the key to everything? Or are there other factors to consider that make Km Zero (Km 0) a somewhat limited perspective? According to the supporters of Km Verde, this concept includes within itself the logic of Km Zero but aims to actually overcome the idea that the protection of quality, freshness and sustainability depend on minimizing the distance between the place of cultivation and the place of consumption.
European funding for agriculture is not the only economic source for those looking for funds to start their own agricultural business. Of course, in this time of economic crisis it is not easy to undertake any entrepreneurial discourse but in this article we want to give some indications about the paths to be taken to seek funding for agriculture.
That of the Social Farm is a work and life model that brings benefits to the community in two respects: the social and work integration of disadvantaged people and the protection of the agricultural heritage of fragile areas with organic farming. In the last three years there has been a notable increase in the number of social farms in all Italian regions, but numerous problems remain to be solved.
In this article we talked about the most common varieties of tomatoes, today we will focus on those which, due to their small size, are defined in the common jargon "cherry tomatoes". There are numerous varieties of cherry tomatoes, they can have both spherical and oval shape. Depending on the variety of cherry tomatoes, the weight of the individual berries can vary between 10 and 30 grams, nothing to do with the 250 grams of Optima tomatoes or the 150 grams of San Pietro tomatoes.