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  • Seedling emergence

    FAO/Olivier Asselin

    Seedling emergence is one of the most important phenological event that influences the success of an annual plant. Emergence represents the point in time when a seedling is weaned from dependence upon nonrenewable seed reserves originally produced by its parent, and when photosynthetic autotrophism begins. Timing of emergence often determines whether a plant competes successfully with its neighbors, is consumed by herbivores, infected with diseases, and whether it flowers, reproduces, and matures properly by the end of the growing season.

  • Agrosilvopastoral systems

    Motivation: Sustainable production strategy that integrates agriculture, livestock and forestry within the same area, to obtain results which are synergic...

  • Carbon sequestration

    Motivation: Soils are important carbon stores. The release of greenhouse gases in the soil, particularly through agricultural activities, has consequences...

  • Apiculture

    Motivation: The vernal, or spring, equinox signals the beginning of nature's renewal. It is also the time of year when...

  • Vaccination

    Motivation: Human history proves that before the development of vaccines epidemics have mercilessly killed millions of people and livestock. It...

  • Tillage

    Motivation: The month of March is the right time for cultivating and preparing the land for planting and sowing crops...