Category Archives: Agrarische Toepassingen

Why Earthworms are Important and how to Boost them

Earthworms are one of the most important organisms in soils. Earthworms mix together different layers of soil and incorporate carbon in the form of organic matter into the soil. It’s within this process of mixing that disperses the organic matter throughout the soil and makes the nutrients held in it available to plants. In addition earthworms propagate microorganisms in their gut… Read more »

#121 Escape from conventional agricultural traps

To date, agriculture has inevitably made use of artificial substances in order to increase productivity, reaching the situation of present-day agriculture with its heavy reliance chemical fertilizers, agricultural chemicals, and large machinery. This style accelerates degradation of soil, and not only destroys ecosystems and biodiversity, but also it is directly linked with topsoil runoff, and pollution of the water system… Read more »

#120 Limitation and important caveats regarding utilization of salt

At the end of the previous issue, I stated “If the entire soil is rectified by using rectifying coal, conventional soil improvement becomes unnecessary and no-till cultivation becomes easy. That is, after harvesting, apply 500 to 1000 kg of salt per 1,000 m2, and after letting all the stalks and weeds wither and die, then apply a 1:50-1:100 solution of… Read more »

Theo Mulder: ‘Bokashi’ als oplossing om landbouwgrond én moestuin weer gezond en vitaal te krijgen

Gezonde grond zorgt voor een gezonder leven. Dat stelt agrarisch ondernemer Theo Mulder uit Kollumerzwaag, die de eerste Soil Food Week van Fryslân organiseert. Vanaf woensdag 10 oktober staan Oosterwolde en Drachten drie dagen lang in het teken van bodem, voedsel en gezondheid. Volgens Mulder zijn bodem, voedsel en gezondheid onscheidbaar. “We hebben vruchtbare grond nodig om voedsel en onze… Read more »

How Microbial inputs can Enhance Crop Development

The importance of plant development in increasing crop yield potential has become more and more evident since the beginning of the green revolution, since then there has been considerable work done to enhance these developmental traits which has led to improved crop performance. There are several developmental features of plants, such as overall plant architecture, leaf features and vasculature make… Read more »

VIDEO: Fukushima EM-farmer: no radiation detected

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The organic peaches, pears, grapes and apples Kinju Watanabe grows in Fukushima City have shown no detectable radiation, despite soil contamination in the area of 2,000 Becquerels per kilogram, and other farmers’ fruits testing at 40-80 Bq/kg. Although grown in contaminated sectors, Fukushima organic produce distributor Takehiro Makuta says all the food he distributes has tested “ND,” not detected—below the… Read more »

Bijen sterven sneller door omstreden onkruidverdelger glyfosaat

De meest gebruikte onkruidverdelger ter wereld beschadigt gezonde bacteriën in de ingewanden van honingbijen en maakt ze vatbaarder voor dodelijke infecties. Dat heeft nieuw onderzoek aangetoond. Eerdere studies hebben aangetoond dat pesticiden zoals neonicotinoïden schadelijk zijn voor bijen, waarvan de bestuiving essentieel is voor ongeveer driekwart van alle voedselgewassen. Glyfosaat, het meest gebruikte onkruidbestrijdingsmiddel ooit en vervaardigd door Monsanto, richt zich op een enzym… Read more »