Christmas traditions with agricultural roots

The winter season has had special moments of celebration since ancient times, and in ancient Rome, centuries before the birth of Christ, even from the beginning of the week in with the winter solstice celebrations called Saturnalia took place in honor of the god of agriculture, Saturn. The Bible does not mention the birth date… Read More »

The impact of Christmas trees on the environment

December is not just the month of the winter holidays, but also the month when people have a more negative impact on the environment, most of the times without even knowing it. Studies show that, globally, our carbon footprint in this period is by 6% higher than in the rest of the year. That’s because… Read More »

Top 10 plants used for the Christmas season all over the world

The winter season is mainly associated with Christmas trees, but there are other plants that are very popular during this time of the year. Whether it’s about some specific traditions in different parts of the world, or about decorative plants that are in great demand for the winter holidays, Christmas means more than Christmas trees… Read More »

Biggest Christmas trees in the world

The Christmas tree, majestic and beautifully ornamented, has become an emblematic symbol of Christmas Spirit all over the world. There are many legends about the origins of the tradition regarding Christmas tree decorations. One of these stories tells how Martin Luther was impressed by the beauty of small fir trees as he walked through a… Read More »

EU approves the use of glyphosate for the next 5 years in agriculture

After 2 years of negotiations and debates, the European Commission grants a new five-year license for the use of the controversial glyphosate chemical, the most widely used herbicide in the world. The use of this substance has divided ecologists and farmers who have held different opinions on the glyphosate ban. The European Union has approved… Read More »

Most popular Christmas trees species

Over the centuries, the Christmas feast, which fills the souls of millions of people, especially children with joy, became loaded with many traditions and symbols. This feast is accompanied by the fresh aroma of the Christmas tree, making it the most important tree in the Christmas ritual. 98% of all Christmas trees that are bought… Read More »

The challenges of the global rice market

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has raised increased prospects for global cereal production – 2,611 million tons, a record not yet recorded. Global grain stocks are also expected to reach a record high by the end of 2018, according to the latest FAO Cereal Supply and Demand Report. The new… Read More »

Dangerous corn ear rots: Fusarium

Corn is a host plant for a relatively large number of pathogens, over 50, which invade all organs of the plant from the time of germination to harvest, and infections on grains and corn ears often continue during harvest preservation. Pathogens contribute to the degradation and quantitative and qualitative decrease of production on average by… Read More »