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How to Prune Plants Properly

How to Prune Plants Properly

Pruning is the selective removal of plant parts, including branches, buds, leaves, blooms and roots. Pruning can involve the removal of living, dying or dead plant parts. Pruning applies to both soft-tissue (herbaceous) plants and woody plants (trees, shrubs, etc.)....
11 Ways to Control Weeds Without Chemicals

11 Ways to Control Weeds Without Chemicals

Weeds are many home gardeners’ biggest enemy. Roundup and other chemicals may seem like the best weapon in the arsenal against weeds. However, many experts discourage the use of chemicals. They can leach into fruits and vegetables. They also runoff and trickle down...
Difference between Epigeal and Hypogeal Germination

Difference between Epigeal and Hypogeal Germination

The main difference between epigeal and hypogeal germination is that an epigeal germination, the cotyledons emerge out of the soil during germination, in hypogeal germination, the cotyledon remain inside the soil. This means the hypocotyls shows a greater elongation...
A crash course in Fertilizers

A crash course in Fertilizers

Fertilizer sections at nurseries, garden centers, and supply stores dazzle the gardener. The shelves are piled with boxes and bottles, the floors covered with bags stacked high. Labels identify the package contents as “rose food” or “vegetable food,” “lawn fertilizer”...
Rapid Multiplication of Pineapple Suckers

Rapid Multiplication of Pineapple Suckers

Pineapple ranks next to citrus as raw materials for the fruit drink and fruit canning industries. The non-availability of large quantities of uniform planting materials has been identified as the serious limiting factor in the development of pineapple growing. Large...
Measurement of Climate and Weather Instruments

Measurement of Climate and Weather Instruments

Element # 1. Rainfall: Rainfall including other forms of pre­cipitation (snow, sleet and hail) is always measured by a metal instrument called a rain gauge. It consists of a copper cylinder with a metal funnel either 5 inches or 8 inches in diameter, which leads into...
NPK Fertilizer: What is it and How Does it Work?

NPK Fertilizer: What is it and How Does it Work?

NPK fertilizer is a complex fertilizer comprised primarily of the three primary nutrients required for healthy plant growth. The agriculture industry relies heavily on the use of NPK fertilizer to meet global food supply and ensure healthy crops. According to the...