04 Oct The production of pepper using organic amendments against pathogens is improved
A new thesis of the Polytechnic University of Cartagena (UPCT) has validated biosolarization based on organic amendments as a sustainable and effective tool against pathogens that attack the greenhouse pepper, also achieving increases of up to 46% in the yields of the cultivation and improving the infiltration and retention of water
As a sustainable alternative, biosolarization has disinfecting effects on pathogens and recovery and increased soil fertility, increasing the productive capacity of greenhouses.
The research of the new doctor Pedro Fernández Molina, has tested for four years in experimental greenhouses to conclude that biosolarization from quality amendments and adapted doses is a technique capable of controlling soil pathogens without risks to the soil or the environment, according to sources from the teaching institution in a statement. Soil pathogens that compromise the viability and profitability of crops have proliferated in recent years, favored by monoculture of greenhouse peppers in the region of Cartagena