By keeping live barriers with flowers around your fields, you help to protect the wasps and the other good insects. And it is easier to produce quinoa without insecticides while conserving our fertile soil.
This video explains how to control the typical pests of this crop through the wasp Nina nina.
We said in an earlier post this month that we can’t talk about the future without mentioning youth. But what do youth (defined by the UN as ages 15-24 and the AU as ages 15-35) have to do with agriculture or agricultural extension? Aren’t most young people trying to get out of rural areas and are not interested in agriculture?
Whether it's our jobs, our privacy or our democracies, artificial intelligence and smart technology often seem to pose nothing but threats. But one "threat" we should welcome from the effects of machine learning and new technology is the disruption of pests and diseases that attack crops, cause food shortages and contribute to famines worldwide.
All crops are exposed to pests and diseases which reduce production and affect the producer's pocket. The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of Colombia and CORPOICA invite you to see the following recommendations on pest control in a chard crop.