The Kiwifruit (Actinidia chinensis) is a climbing plant that resembles the grapevine. It is a native of China, where it has been enjoyed as an edible fruit for more than 2,000 years. Around 1750, t...

Drip irrigation is a very efficient technique. Less force required by the plants to extract the water from the soil, i.e. lower soil water tension in the wetted zone, known as a bulb. This localise...

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We are in the midst of an unprecedented water crisis. South American regions are declaring an agricultural state of emergency, California’s wells are running dry, and countries from Belgium to Bo...

It is estimated that the volume of wood from trees blown over or uprooted in France by the storms of 1999 is 138 million m3, for an annual commercial harvest of 35 million m3. This excess can be ex...

Blueberries are a high value cash crop with very good revenue potential. However, they also come with steep production costs, and as a perennial shrub, are quite sensitive and demanding.

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The distinctive operating feature of a pivot is the evenness of the amounts of water applied from one end of the pivot to the other. In fact, the longest span from the centre must,...

The population growth expected for the next fifty years and the predicted climate change have led to an urgent reaction vis-à-vis the way agriculture will be practised in the future. Within this b...

Cannabis Sativa L. is a multi-use plant.  It can be used for the production of food (seed and seed derivatives), of short and long fiber for the textile industry and of biofuel.

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The scorching summer that Europe has just experienced has highlighted the importance of irrigation. The fact is that lack of irrigation unfortunately and very often has immediate and harmful effect...

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