The United Nations has declared 2020 International Year of Plant Health (IYPH) and Stoller, as a company committed to knowledge and research, joins the event that aims to raise awareness about a problem of international scale. Plant health protection can help end hunger, reduce poverty, protect the environment and stimulate economic development. FAO estimates that agricultural […]
Saline stress The world population is suffering an exponential increase that requires to be followed by an increase of 70% of the current agricultural production, according to FAO. This production growth has been assumed for a long time by the abuse of fertilizers and water resources. Today, the salinization of soils and aquifers, together with […]
Plants may have a simple structure externally, consisting mainly of the stem, leaves, flowers and the roots. However, internally there is a whole world of complex mechanisms working together to carry out the different physiological activities. The main force driving plant growth is water. It is the main component of the plant, constituting up to […]
For many years Agronomists and Agricultural Engineers have tried to face the challenges of modern agriculture using the tools we thought we had at our disposal: the best selected seeds, the best commercial varieties, the best substrates or soil preparation, the latest advances in plant nutrition, all those phytosanitary weapons approved at our disposal and […]
One important mistake that people usually make, is thinking that plants are just sessile organisms that are green and produce the oxygen we breath. They are right in part, plants do produce oxygen through photosynthesis. However, they also do grow constantly, breath, move and “talk” to each other. How can plants be able to do […]
Looking at your garden, enjoying all the different colors and smells that the plants send out, did you ever imagine that these scents could be camouflaged messages? Say like, a message to attract pollinators to them? Plants just as other living beings, are able to communicate with each other and even with themselves. For a […]
Surely when we initially think about stress, plants do not come to mind. However, a curious fact is that plants are constantly stressed. In fact, if plants are not stressed then something is not right. Plants suffer from a wide range of different stress agents during their whole growth cycle. Starting from the moment the […]
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