Futility Of Traditional Growing Techniques

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Presently, vegetable, fruit and flower seedlings are raised by the farmers themselves in small, captive nurseries, and thereafter transplanted to the main field. This practice poses the following problems:

  • Most farmers aren’t aware of scientific seedling management techniques.
  • As the nursery beds are in the farmers’ fields and surrounded by older crops, there is always the possibility of pest infestations.
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  • When young seedlings are affected by bacterial and fungal diseases at an early stage, they never fully recover and can’t produce a yield that matches their genetic potential.
  • Weak seedlings most often undergo transplantation shock and either die or do not produce the expected yield.
  • Because of non-uniform yields, farmers are often forced to bear a higher cost of labor.

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