Innovación y tecnologíaFeb. 8, 2012
Taiwán: nuevo método de cultivo de la frutilla no requiere pesticidas
Officials at the Agricultural Research Institute in Taiwan have released details of a newly developed, holistic method of cultivating strawberries without using pesticides.
The new method is based upon caring for the land on which strawberries grow and for the buds of the plants.
The Institute claims that growers utilising the new technique have been able to develop the same quality of crops at a cheaper cost.
The idea of tending closely to the land on which the strawberries grow is to reduce the presence of pests and diseases in the soi. It is a simple process – simply clear away dead leaves, twigs etc. from the growing area.
Although there is no pesticide used in the process the plants are treated with a chemical potion to make them robust against pests and diseases.
Officials suggest that farmers administer a combination of phosphorous acid and potassium hydroxide to strawberries once a week for three consecutive weeks before the rainy season arrives to prevent the crops from rotting.