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2. New book! Innovative technologies for sustainable crop production.

This book contains 4 different chapters and shows how bokashi, effective microorganisms, Silicon and vermicompost influence the growth, yield and quality of vegetable production. Bokashi technology – coming from Asia (Japan) - is an innovative technology to improve soil fertility, plant health, yield and food quality. This technology has a huge potential to be applied in Europe, only right methodology should be developed based on the knowledge of temperature regimes EM will influence the crop production. EM can improve the quality and yield of vegetables by reducing the incidence of pests and diseases, and by protecting against weeds, thereby contributing to sustainable agriculture. SAAT increases root system size, length of stem/tillers, leaf area, chlorophyll content and nutrient uptake, resulting in higher yield and improved. SAAT decreases effect of biotic and abiotic stresses. Therefore, SAAT is proposed as an element in sustainable cropping strategies. Vermicompost produced by the activity of earthworms is rich in macro and micronutrients, vitamins, growth hormones, enzymes such as proteases, amylases, lipase, cellulase and chitinase and immobilized microflora. Vermicompost boost all horticultural crops (cress, basil, radish, cabbage, tomato, cucumber, cabbage) growth in greenhouses without agrochemicals. In conclusion all those innovative technologies have huge potential to apply in organic and sustainable cropping systems – id est. to grow healthy food crops without usage of harmful plant protection products. For more information please click here!

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