Inside a 50-hectare organic farm in Abu Dhabi

Spread over 50 hectares off Sweihan Road, 20km from the main island of Abu Dhabi, the farm is a verdant paradise with acres of banana plantations, corn and fig fields, and netted farms growing tomatoes, bell peppers, lettuce, herbs and even a vineyard with five varieties of grapes. Nearly 10 tonnes of fresh produce is picked, packed and sent …

Ideas from Idea


At St. Luke’s, an organic farm idea that grew

Lynn Trinza walks down rows of sun-gold cherry tomatoes and deep, dark purple eggplants at the farm she manages in Bethlehem Township. You see fields of buckwheat that serve as cover crops, a high tunnel filled with a jungle of tomato plants and an occasional goat looking for poison ivy to munch on. But this is no typical Lehigh Valley farm. …

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Living mulch, organic fertilizer tested on broccoli

Field experiments examined whether the effects of living mulch on broccoli yield and yield components are dependent on fertilizer rates. In one experiment, broccoli yields were similar in living mulch and bare soil controls under the highest rates of fertilizer application. In a second experiment, living mulch reduced broccoli yields from … – Business Platform


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