Category Archives: Agricultural facts

Top 10 plants used in the beauty industry and their advantages

The use of cosmetics dates back 12,000 years ago, when the beneficial properties of essential oils were discovered in ancient Egypt. Since then, cosmetics have been integrated as an important part of religious rituals. Initially reserved only to the upper classes of society, being a sign of welfare, cosmetics were used by both women and… Read More »

The importance of ecological farming

Ecological farming, also called organic or biological, is based on the premise that the crops take advantage of natural resources to, for example, fight pests, maintain or increase soil fertility, etc., without resorting to synthetic chemicals such as fertilizers, pesticides, antibiotics, and without using any organisms that have been genetically modified. This way, more natural,… Read More »

No-till farming – Pros and Cons

Farmers around the world are constantly looking for new solutions to improve production and find better and more effective methods for the conservation of natural resources. If some farmers are using hydroponic warehouses to save less water and chemical substances, others are using no-till farming in order to make the best use of the soil’s… Read More »

Hydroponic warehouses – a solution for desert areas?

  Humankind is in a perpetual search for new means of food production to ensure the necessary food resources for growing populations. Climate change and impending water crisis bring a cloud over conventional agriculture. Countries like Bangladesh and Yemen, as well as Germany and the US have come to seek alternative techniques to obtain vegetables… Read More »

The Oldest Cultivated Cereal in the World sparks new interest as a “Super Grain”

Historically speaking, the progress in agricultural development can be broadly split into four periods. From the first period when it first appeared on earth, to the “invention” of a stable agriculture about 10,000 years B.C., human beings hunted and gathered their food. A combination of climate change and a massive hunting followed the end of… Read More »