The Pro Farmer

Hi,
My name is alexander white.
I am an agronomist and I have been working for almost 20 years as:

a vegetables grower,                                               
a phytosanitary officer,                                       
a beneficial insects grower,                                
an agricultural guide in asia and africa,       
and as a vegetables farm manager.
 
During my work, I gained a vast knowledge and experience, growing vegetables in nursery, greenhouse, in the field, using pesticides or organic, and also in non-soil substrates (hydroponic).
      
All that, In few of the biggest seeds and pesticides companies in the world as:            
Monsanto, De ruiter and Biobest.
 
My aim is to share my knowledge with whomever needs it, like farmers, leaving in developing countries, on one hand, and home, self-sustained growers, on the other hand.

Recent Posts

Micronutrients of plants: Iron

Micronutrients are Essential for chemical processes, and important in plant cell systems despite their small quantity. The micro-elements are usually...

Secondary Nutrients of plants

Calcium, magnesium, and sulfur are essential plant nutrients. They are called “secondary” nutrients because plants require them in smaller quantities...

pyrroline, nitrogen, heterocycle-836139.jpg
Nitrogen (N)- identifying and

In order to grow properly and produce improved and quality fruits, our plants need nutrients in the right proportions and...

What is EC meter

The EC meter measures the amount of water soluble (mainly fertilizers). The higher the concentration of fertilizers in the irrigation...

What is PH meter

PH is a measure of how acidic/basic water or soil are. The range of pH extends from zero to 14....

How much fertilizer should

Healthy development of plants depends on proper nutrition. The nutrients that plants need are taken from the soil using their...

Irrigation- how should i

Every new farmer/gardner knows that lack of irrigation, will end up in the wilting of the plants and their death....

Fusarium wilt / crown

The fusarium fungus harms the root, and the water & minerals transport tissues (xylem and fluem), in the plants. Expressed...

Mealybugs

Mealy bugs are insects which are covered with a white waxy powder. They secrete honeydew that can lead to secondary...

The safest pesticides allowed

Generic name Disease Description Link ABAMECTIN Spider mites, Thrips, Ruset mite, Leaf miner ACEQUINOCYL Spider mites kill all the stages...

Preventing soil borne diseases

Soil borne diseases are many and varied and they develop under different environmental conditions and attack different plants. Different types...

Natural enemies ( Beneficial

Natural enemies are defined as insects used for biological pest control after being defined as such by qualified taxonomists. Its...

The best Organic Pesticides

Organic pesticides are usually considered as those pesticides that come from natural sources. These natural sources are usually plants, minerals,...

Safety in spraying

Whether it is you, who is spraying, or one of your employees, safety, is first. You need to cover all...

Pre spraying stages

Pest inspection should be done once a week.      once you identified a pest and decided to spray, you should spray...

Increasing pesticides lethality

Growing and nurturing a crop is difficult enough without the presence of a pest. The difficult increases when there are...

Alternaria leaf spot

Is a fungus attacking many different crops, though the disease is progressing slowly. In tomatoes It is called early blight....

Leaf mold

Of tomato, is an olive brown fungus, which inhabits the lower side of the leaves. On the upper side appear...

Powdery mildew

Is a white colored fungus.                                It attacks many crop’s leaves. It doesn’t need high humidity.                  The fungus can cover all...

Downy mildew

Is a fungus attacking cucumber, melon, pumpkin and squash, severely. It appears in high humidity conditions, as small chlorotic lesions....

Late blight

Also called Phytophtora infestans, is a dangerous fungus which attacks mainly tomato and potato. It spreads out very fast. Attacking...

Grey mold

Also called botrytis, is a grey colored fungus which attacks many crops.  It can infect fruits, leaves and stems. If...

Caterpillars :Prodenia, lafigma,heliotis

Are also called cotton leafworm, beet armyworm and tobacco budworm. These three are moths. Around 2 centimeter length.                      The caterpillar...

Tuta Absoluta

Is a moth, attacking only tomato . The caterpillar penetrates the leaves and eating them from the inside. The damage...

Leaf miner

They are 2 mm length. The larva is eating the green tissue of the leaves, and making small tunnels in...

Thrips

They are around 1 mm at length. They are sucking the leaves fluids and scrubbing the leaves and fruits. They...

Shopping Cart