Vegetable production: Easy guidelines for spinach or swiss chard

Swiss chard – more commonly grown than true spinach – is easy to grow and packed with nutrients. Swiss chard looks a lot like the true spinach but has much broader leaves, thicker stems, more vitamin A, and greater yields. Vitamin A prevents night blindness, chronic fatigue, heart disease, stroke…

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Micro-organism new defence against crop disease, pests

Microbial soil organisms can likely be a new, environmentally friendly weapon against crop diseases invading Africa, scientists say. In the past few years several trans-boundary pests and diseases like fall armyworm, tomato leaf miner and the tropical race 4 (TR4) banana disease, caused millions of dollars of crop damage. It…

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