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From Km Zero to Km Verde
Agriculture

From Km Zero to Km Verde

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.

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Agriculture

Natural organic fertilizers: not just manure

The natural fertilizer par excellence is manure, but what is it and how is it used? Manure is formed from the excrement of animals raised in barns, mixed with straw or other materials used for bedding. Manure is never used fresh because it would risk burning plants and roots, instead it must 'mature' for about 6 months outdoors before being used as fertilizer; the ideal is to keep it in a dunghill, periodically wetting it with the liquid that drains from the accumulated mass.
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Agriculture

Spinach cultivation

Spinach is a very versatile vegetable in the kitchen, why not grow it? The cultivation of spinach is a very simple procedure, it does not require special attention, it is sufficient to follow the basic rules: the climate, the soil and the water. Cultivation of spinach, the climate Spinach is grown mainly in the northern regions, as there is a climate more suitable for this plant, which has, according to the variety, more or less large and more or less fleshy leaves.
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Agriculture

Organic fertilizer

Those who dedicate themselves to agriculture know well how necessary fertilizers are for a successful harvest. What is the fertilizer? It is a substance whose nutritional content contributes to the improvement of the fertility of the agricultural soil. The use of fertilizers in agriculture has important environmental implications, since they can pollute the surface underground aquifers.
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Agriculture

Cultivating the vegetable garden, digging and fertilizing

Cultivating the vegetable garden is an agricultural practice that does not require strong competence, perseverance, patience and time are enough. Cultivating the vegetable garden does not necessarily mean having a large plot of land, a few meters are enough to have your own garden and always have genuine fruit and vegetables.
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Agriculture

Fruit tree, instructions for planting

Enjoying the fruits that nature reserves for us in your garden is priceless. Fruit is no longer what it once was, pesticides are now invading our tables. The only way to enjoy fruit in a genuine and healthy way is to grow it with your own hands. Of course there is organic fruit but it costs! If you have a small arable area, it might be a good idea to grow some fruit trees.
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Agriculture

Types of soil for the vegetable garden

Before cultivating the garden, it is important to know the quality and characteristics of the soil, in order to work to correct any imperfections so that it becomes a suitable soil for cultivation. soil: It can be clayey if it remains compact and intact.
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Agriculture

How to water the plants

Watering the plants is a very simple procedure, but there are some guidelines to follow in order not to compromise the health of the plants. In the article we will show you how to water the plants without making mistakes. How to water the plants, the directions During growth, plants need a lot of water, especially on warm spring and summer days but also when the plant blooms.
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Agriculture

How to defeat fungal diseases

Plants can be subject to fungal diseases, dangerous diseases that affect flower, horticultural, ornamental and fruit crops. Fungal diseases appear as spots of different color and texture. The causes are attributable to high humidity, abundant irrigation and stagnation of water.
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Agriculture

Cultivating the organic garden

The organic garden involves the cultivation of vegetables in respect of the environment, resulting in 100 natural foods: all the cultivation phases are carried out without the use of chemicals. Cultivating the organic garden therefore involves particular procedures. Organic garden, indications Growing the organic garden means fertilizing the earth with natural products, completely eliminating the use of chemicals.
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Agriculture

Multiplication by offshoot

Offshoot is a plant multiplication technique, more suitable for wood species. This technique can be applied to plants that have flexible branches so that they can be partially buried. Below we will give you instructions to successfully create an offshoot.
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Agriculture

Orange flowers

Orange blossoms are famous for their intense fragrance and their whiteness. They are in fact a symbol of chastity and purity. Orange flowers, like other inflorescences, are formed by differentiating the apex of a branch whose leaves have lost their photosynthetic capacity. Many do not know that the orange tree (which produces orange flowers) was born as a hybrid, probably between pompaleone and mandarin, but over time it established itself as an autonomous species, the citrus sinensis of the Rutaceae family.
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Agriculture

How to obtain organic certification

How is organic certification obtained? What products are allowed in organic farming? And above all, what are the regulations on the use of plant protection products in organic farming? A farmer who wants to start the bureaucratic procedures in order to obtain organic certification, what should he do?
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Agriculture

How to divide the garden, the arrangement of the flower beds

Lately it seems that gardening has become a fashion, well ... that's welcome! If all fashions were like this, maybe there would not even be hunger in the world. Established gardeners no longer wonder how to grow one or the other vegetables, rather they wonder how to divide the garden. Today we will talk about this and we will see how the garden can be divided in order to obtain well-defined spaces.
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Agriculture

Agriculture grows and creates jobs, now it must be defended

If in 2013 Italian agriculture goes through a phase of growth, what is the reason? Well, on the one hand it could be said that the crisis had come earlier in the sector and therefore it is normal that we begin to emerge earlier; on the other hand, it is clear to everyone that an entire generation of young people is experiencing - perhaps a little undergoing - a cultural change in which agriculture becomes a future between what is possible and what is necessary.
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Agriculture

Clayey soils, structure and characteristics

What characterizes clayey soils and how are they recognized? The health of the plants and consequently ours depends on the fertility of the soil. A soil rich in mineral salts and organic matter is the key to a good harvest and clayey soils are a good starting point.
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Agriculture

How to grow leek

The leek, whose plant consists of a bulb that is the natural completion of its narrow and flat leaves, is grown throughout the year, so it is always available fresh, but the main harvest takes place from October onwards. Leek is a vegetable with a flavor that lies between garlic and onion but with a less intense aroma than the latter, since it contains less of that volatile substance that makes the eyes water.
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Agriculture

Harvest 2013: first estimates for quantity and quality

The harvest begins at full speed and the curiosity to know is triggered: what will the 2013 vintage of wine be like? Waiting for complete data on grape harvesting at national level, here are the first arriving from Veneto released today - 2 September - by the Regional Company for the Agricultural, Forestry and Agro-Food sectors.
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Agriculture

The 2013 harvest in the North East was better than expected

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.
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Agriculture

Hydroponic cultivation

If you've ever cut off a sprig and put it in a glass of water to let it develop its roots, you've already practiced a certain form of hydroponic cultivation. Hydroponics is a branch of agriculture thanks to which it is possible to grow plants without the use of an earthy substrate. The soil is replaced by an aqueous mixture rich in nutrients dissolved in water: the roots of the plants are suspended in this solution.
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Agriculture

How to protect the vegetable garden from parasites in a natural way

Cultivating the vegetable garden requires specific care if we want to avoid that the harvest can be compromised in some way, throwing away the efforts spent on its cultivation. This is the case of parasites that insinuate themselves into plants damaging the crop. Let's see in detail how to protect the garden from parasites in a natural way Parasites in the garden, remedies with plants Natural remedies have the advantage of making the vegetables we grow safer without damaging the insects useful to plants and their ecosystem, such as ladybugs, earthworms , bees and dragonflies.
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