Crop diseases usually occur depending on certain factors such as pathogens, environmental conditions, and variety of crops planted. In general, they are spread according to the very nature of the agent that caused them.
What is Post Harvest Technology? Post harvest technology (PHT), most popularly known as post harvest handling, is a series of methods and techniques used in the preservation of agricultural commodities after harvest. It is a science applied to agricultural commodities for the purpose of preservation, conservation, quality control and enhancement, processing, packaging, storage, distribution, marketing, Read More
According to studies, an estimate of about one-third of potential crop production is lost to pest infestation alone every year before harvest. Other problems like soil-borne diseases and inclement weather conditions generate additional fraction of loss every year before harvesting time. Aside from that, there’s also a general estimation of losing 10% of crops after Read More
Most people, unless, of course, you prefer drinking tea, fancy a cup of joe every morning. Some even rely on coffee just to get through the entire day.
Plant diseases are usually caused by an infection brought by harmful organisms or parasites. While it’s hard to accurately know what kind of pathogen has infected your plant, you can still identify the disease through its symptoms. In early cases, you can still save your plant from further damage or even death; however, this requires Read More
The coffee leaf rust, also known as “La Roya”, is probably the most famous coffee disease because of how it had devastated susceptible coffee farms in almost every coffee region in the world.
One of the most crucial global issues today is food insecurity. By the year 2050, the world must feed 9 billion people and the demand for food will be 60% greater than it is today.
Farmers and people in agriculture have been all out into researching for the most effective solution and strategy in reducing the losses caused by plant diseases. After discovering the roots of plant diseases, we have come up to a wide range of measures to control specific plant diseases.
Along with exercise, diet plays the most important part in our health. With this in mind, it is just right to conclude that what we eat would directly impact our health. In this blog, we will try to answer a question that has probably crossed our minds at some point: Can sick plants affect our Read More