Plant nutrition through mineral fertilizers is commonly used in soilless culture systems. A recently published study aims to replace intensive mineral fertilizers with bio-fertilizers, at least partially. The researchers explain: "We supplemented 50% of the mineral fertilizers with Chlorella...
Biosolutions are becoming more popular in greenhouses throughout the country. They do not replace traditional methods of pest control, but growers are finding many benefits to them. Biosolutions offer new, effective practices to control pests and diseases and offer many environmental benefits....
OUAT Ventures into Commercial Liquid Biofertilizer Production; Helps Farmers Increase Yield at a Lower Cost
The Odisha University of Agriculture and Technology (OUAT) has ventured into producing liquid nitrogen biofertilizers, an alternative to the unsustainable and expensive biofertilizers that were more in circulation. Soubhagya Manjari Samantaray, the project’s principal investigator and assistant...
Study reveals optimal time to apply eco-friendly biopesticides to tackle Oriental migratory locust pest
A new study led by scientists from the Chinese MARA-CABI Joint Laboratory for Biosafety has discovered the optimal time to apply safer-to-use and more environmentally-friendly biopesticides to fight the Oriental migratory locust pest. Locusta migratoria manilensis is deemed to be one of the...
To bring latest horticultural techniques to the farmers’ fields and to make horticultural crops competitive at the international level, Punjab Horticulture and Food Processing Minister Chetan Singh Jauramajra on Friday inaugurated the Biofertilizer Laboratory under Horticulture Department at Citrus...
By boosting crop yields and cutting down on farm input costs at the same time, could microbes be the biofertilizer of the future? “I’m interested in how we can take microbes and improve yields for farmers,” said Barney Geddes, NDSU assistant professor of microbiology in Fargo, N.D. Geddes’...
Following is a list of some biopesticides labeled for disease control in vegetable crops. The active ingredient follows product name. Most products are labeled for managing multiple diseases on many crops. The diseases of eggplant that are specified on these labels and occur in the...
Along with reducing the use of inputs (fertilizers, chemicals) and increasing efficiency, alternative inputs appear. In an era where we seek productivity in parallel with conserving soil, water and biodiversity, biological inputs are gaining momentum. In 2021, according to Radar Agritech 2022, this...