Plant hormones

Plant hormones a.k.a Plant growth Regulators (PGR’s) Hormone is an endogenous (produced within the organism of a body) compound usually synthesized in one part and transported to another part where it exerts a physiological effect in lower concentrations. Unlike animals each plant cell has a capacity to produce different hormones. What are PGR’s?? PGR’ s Read more about Plant hormones[…]

Diversify your crop garden – explore Swiss Chard, Pak Choi and Tatsoi!

In today’s blog, I will showcase the variety of crops that you can grow – even at home. In fact, I would advocate that you diversify your growing area rather than growing only traditional veggies. Try growing of Pak choi, kale, swiss chard, bell peppers, cherry tomatoes, herbs like parsley, oregano, thyme, rosemary, basil instead of growing Read more about Diversify your crop garden – explore Swiss Chard, Pak Choi and Tatsoi![…]

The Mighty Mites! Identify and manage red spider mite infestation

Mites are tiny insects that can attack your plants and hamper their growth and yield. One could easily confuse Red Spider mites with small spiders as these mites also spin protective webs. This silken web gives protection from predators; hence the common name as ‘spider’ mite. They go by the scientific name Tetranychus urticae. They belong to the family Read more about The Mighty Mites! Identify and manage red spider mite infestation[…]

Nutrient Toxicity – Over supply of Nutrients and its impact!

Signs to watch for nutrient toxicity If insufficiency of element content can cause malnutrition/deficiency, so also excess of nutrition supplied can cause toxicity in plants! This nutrient toxicity is likely to occur When fertilizers are applied in excess than the recommended dosage. Use of water with high micronutrient/salt levels. Growing of plants in a region/soil, Read more about Nutrient Toxicity – Over supply of Nutrients and its impact![…]

Nutritient deficiency in plants: Signs to watch out for

Apart from pest and disease attacks which we covered in a previous blog, Plants can also suffer from nutrient deficiency! In this blog, we cover deficiency symptoms of the main nutrients required by a plant. Any plant essentially needs ‘17’ mineral nutrients to grow, live and reproduce. A deficiency in any one of these nutrients would affect the plant’s ability Read more about Nutritient deficiency in plants: Signs to watch out for[…]