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Soil Hoeing: how to succeed in performing it best?

When agrotechnics are directly identified with the reference crops, it means that they are fundamental: we are talking about soil hoeing and its crucial role for corn, sugar beet, soy, tobacco and many horticultural crops, called, not surprisingly, "crops”.

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Mulching Tomatoes: how to mulch and when?

Among the various procedures about cultivating tomatoes, the mulching of the soil with biodegradable film plays a fundamental role for the yield and the quality of berries.

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Regenerative Agriculture: what is it and how to implement it?

Since its inception, about 20,000 years ago, agriculture has evolved into a system that can provide as much food as possible to the world’s population at the lowest possible cost. As a result, today, farmers – especially those engaged in "commodity" crops, such as rice, corn, soya and wheat – suffer from a generalized drop in profitability, linked to international markets, characterized by extremely fluctuating prices.

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Types of shredder: how to choose the right one?

Shredders are essential work tools in agriculture sector. However, there are different types on the market – each related to a different use – and choosing the right one based on your needs can prove complicated.

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Soil harrowing: what it is and how best to carry it out

After the plough, the power harrow is the oldest and most important tool for soil working. If the first, rudimentary examples of this machine were used only for covering seeds after their distribution nowadays their uses are many.

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No-till seeding: advantages and disadvantages

Did you know that conservative soil tillage, an alternative to classic deep ploughing, is attracting more and more interest among farmers? Among these, the most “extreme” choice is precisely no-till seeding: an agronomic technique that involves the use of specific seed drills capable of working on soil that has not yet been processed.

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Soil rolling: why is it useful and when does it take place?

It is well known that market prices of arable land are now more and more volatile and with increasing production costs, especially when compared to those of the last years. The main cause of this price increase is mainly due to the price increase of nitrogen and diesel oil.

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Shredders functioning: what aspects make the real difference?

Few pieces of equipment like shredders - a category that brings together flail mowers and straw choppers - are used in extreme conditions. In fact, this type of machine is required to perform extremely mechanically demanding operations, ranging from cutting spontaneous vegetation to shredding pruning residues on different slopes, most of the time in extremely dusty conditions.

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Drip irrigation and fertigation: which advantages do they bring to crops?

In the last years, climatic change (in particular, the extreme raise of temperature and the lack of rainfalls in summer) became a serious problem everyone must deal with, especially farmers which are forced to adapt their crop to these conditions.

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Soil organic substance: why is it so important?

The organic substance in the soil represents the biggest Carbon (C) reserve on Earth. In literature we can see different amounts, whom are estimated on the total quantity of carbon: such values are between 1.000-2.000 billion tons of organic carbon in the soil, in relation to 700-800 billion tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere and to 500-600 tons in vegetable biomass. Due to the continuously growing industrialization, the natural balance is getting more and more lost, with a consequent increase of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Soil organic substance therefore plays an essential part: let’s discover it in this article!

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