Something else we should know about organic farming
Dr. Vinelina Yankova and Dr. Tsvetanka Dincheva, both from The Maritsa Vegetable Crops Research Institute (MVCRI), were invited lectors in the School of advanced horticulture, an initiative within the PlantaSYST project. The subjects of the two lectures were dedicated to organic farming.
The lectures were designed to help gardeners, farmers, vegetable producers and growers with alternative and nature friendly methods for plant protection and soil fertility improvement.
Risks in the use of chemical pesticides and how to avoid them with natural products (plant extracts, minerals and essential oils), ways in gardening to improve soil fertility and prevent plants from diseases and pests, composting and compost application, as well as correct crop rotations were some of the main topics of the lectures.
Two lectures were held concerning the following themes:
Theme: „Botanical plant protection products as green pesticides – an alternative option for pest control in vegetable crops”
Presented by Dr. Vinelina Yankova (Maritsa Vegetable Crops Research Institute)
Place: Conference Hall, “Maritsa” Vegetable Crops Research Institute
Theme: “Ways in gardening to improve soil fertility and prevent plants from diseases and pests”
Presented by Dr. Tsvetanka Dincheva (Maritsa Vegetable Crops Research Institute)
Place: Conference Hall, Maritsa Vegetable Crops Research Institute
Various audience – scientists, agronomists, and students, who attended the lectures, expressed their interest by raising questions and share opinions.
Below is the link of the Zoom meeting: