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Corn plant health and crop nutrition

A balanced crop nutrition is essential to maximize corn plant growth. Nitrogen Nitrogen is essential for corn plant growth, being one of the main building blocks of proteins. Therefore if the initial plant growth slows, if they are slow to come to flower and have thin stalks, there might be an indication of a nitrogen…
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Tips for Protecting Corn From Disease, Pests and Animals

Three things constantly threaten gardens: disease, insects and animals. Be sure to examine your plants for signs of damage and make sure you vary the times you check for infestation. Another pest you need to watch for is the corn earworm. Corn earworms are a problem in sweet corn every year. Moths deposit eggs on…
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GROWING CORN

PLANTING, GROWING, AND HARVESTING SWEET CORN By Catherine Boeckmann Sweet corn is an annual crop with yellow, white, or bi-colored ears. A long, frost-free growing season is necessary. Here’s how to plant, grow, and harvest corn in your garden. Sweet corn is wind-pollinated, so it should be planted in blocks, rather than in single rows. Early, mid,…
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M12 Drone night operation

M12 Drone can work at night with LED lights. At night time, usually, the insects becoming more active. its a better timing to kill them. also, the cooler temperature, no sunlight, will be helpful for the chemical to stay on the crop longer.

Quality factors – rice as a food

There are many different types of rice with many different qualities to suit different consumer preferences. Quality factors relate to grain length, stickiness, aroma, texture, and flavor. Nutritional content may also vary between different types of rice. Oryza sativa, or Asian rice, contains two broad groups: indica (long-grain) and japonica (short-grain). Other types of Asian rice include glutinous…
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Rice productivity

Productivity in global rice environments Rice is grown in more than a hundred countries, with a total harvested area of approximately 158 million hectares, producing more than 700 million tons annually (470 million tons of milled rice). Nearly 640 million tons of rice are grown in Asia, representing 90% of global production. Sub-Saharan Africa produces about 19 million tons…
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How is rice grown

Seed quality and selection Seed is a living product that must be grown, harvested, and processed correctly in order to realize the yield potential of any rice variety. Good quality seed can increase yields by 5-20%. Using good seed leads to lower seeding rates, higher crop emergence, reduced replanting, more uniform plant stands, and more…
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Management of Rice Insect Pests (Part II)

Plant Damage Caused by Rice Insects Insect pests attack all portions of the rice plant and all stages of plant growth. Feeding guilds consist of the (1) root feeders, (2) stem borers, (3) leafhoppers and planthoppers, (4) defoliators, and (5) grain sucking insects. Insects also attack rice grains in storage. Root Feeders Examples of root…
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Management of Rice Insect Pests (Part I)

E. A. “Short” HeinrichsDepartment of Entomology, University of NebraskaLincoln, Nebraska 68583-0816 “So dependent upon rice are the Asian countries that throughout history a failure of that crop has caused widespread famine and death.”Robert F. Chandler, Jr., 1979 Photograph: Deepwater rice in Thailand.  Introduction On a global basis sufficient food is produced to adequately feed everyone. Yet,…
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GROWING TOMATOES

PLANTING, GROWING, AND HARVESTING TOMATOES America’s favorite vegetable is fairly easy to grow and will produce a bumper crop with proper care. Its uses are numerous, however, tomato plants are susceptible to pests and diseases so proper plant care is important. ARE TOMATOES A FRUIT OR A VEGETABLE? Though we technically eat the fruit of the tomato plant, the tomato is…
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