Ginger: what’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of this fragrant spice? One of the oldest spices known to man and used in different ways throughout the world, your ginger ‘preference’ – a drink, a cooked dish, baked goods, a snack, perhaps a medicine – will give a good indication of where in the world you come from.
Ginger’s been cultivated by humans for so long that, like staple crops such as wheat and maize, it’s become what’s known as a ‘cultigen’: a plant that’s been bred and domesticated into a form that doesn’t exist in the wild. And while ginger is still a relatively minor crop – annual production tops out at about 4.3 million tonnes – it’s considerably more plentiful than pepper, at around 750,000 tonnes, often said to be the world’s most popular spice.
What’s FertiGlobal’s interest in it? Well, most of the ginger grown in the world today – around 4.3 million tonnes – is grown in India. We’ve talked before about our fascination with this important agricultural country. Ginger’s just one of the many crops that contributes to India’s agricultural diversity and, with many of India’s farmers moving beyond the traditional ‘homestead’ farming practices, there’s a real appetite for adopting new and more productive practices.
Overhauling ginger’s agronomy is one such example. But we also like to demonstrate how, through our growing global network of partners and distributors, FertiGlobal is developing solutions and sharing knowledge about all crops, not just the half dozen or so that usually attract most of the attention.
Ginger’s also a great example of our total crop management approach: how we think about every crop throughout its lifecycle. With a preference for a warm and humid climate, ginger can be particularly susceptible to fungal diseases. But, as we know, a plant that has satisfied its nutritional requirements will be better placed to stimulate its own natural defence processes: in other words, a healthy plant will stay healthy.
For example, current agronomic practices in India often encourage use of toxic chemicals whose use in the EU is now banned, such as mancozeb; severely restricted, such as malathion; or which have never been licensed, such as the antibiotic streptocycline. While little of India’s ginger production ends up on the world market – despite being the largest producer, it’s only the seventh-largest exporter – if India is to realise its ambition to compete in agricultural markets worldwide, its farmers must abstain from using such outdated crop protection solutions.
That’s why, in conjunction with SCL Commercial India, we undertook trials last year to examine the effectiveness of Dinamico+Nixi on ginger. Good leaf growth, strong vigour, healthy leaves and improved productivity were the results – and all without using dangerous chemicals that pose risks to farmers, consumers and the soil itself.
It’s another great example of the FertiGlobal difference.
We are in the South of India, in the Country’s second largest banana market located in Tamil Nadu. Our local team has been following a field trial to test Semia formulation, powered by #EnNuVi technology and OK solution, powered by Foliarel.
These banana plants tell us a lot about the benefits of this powerful combination of active ingredients:
🌿 broad and greener leaves
💪 overall better plant health
📈 excellent growth
The farmers appreciated a significant decrease of infection of Sigatoka (banana leaf-spot disease) and a better resistance against abiotic stresses.
Super colourful flowers with FertiGlobal Technologies
Cultivation means caring, day after day, for life. And then life blossoms, giving us colour and beauty.
Today we take you with us to the city of Bangalore, in the Southern part of India. In synergy with one of our local partners, we are meeting farmers to promote the use of sustainable technologies. Farmers who have tried our solutions have given us great feedback, observing extraordinary effects in protected cultivations of flowers like Gerbera and Chrysanthemum.
Flowers instill joy, sense of celebration and vitality, being at the same time an icon of delicacy. These colorful crops show of the power of FertiGlobal’s Technologies in boosting growth, while triggering plant defense systems and resistance.
We have also taken the opportunity to hold a technical training session, spreading the best practice and showing to Indian growers the “super colorful” results obtainable with innovative eco-frendly formulations.
Crop management program on Chili – top performance!
🌶 India is one of the world’s leading chili producers. These plants particularly love warm weather and grow in small bushes.
Curious fact: the super pungent taste of its fruits is due to a chemical called ‘capsaici’.
Here we are in central India, in the State of Madya Pradesh. One of our partners in the country is testing FertiGlobal’s advanced bioactivating technologies on their chili cultivations. Our local team has supported the client right from the beginning of the season following FertiGlobal’s Crop Management Program specifically designed for this crop.
Results are impressive: our chilies have grown much bigger and healthier compared to the crops treated with the standard agricultural practice.
Have a look at the pictures to see for yourself! 📷
FertiGlobal’s Indian staff has organized a special technical training session with our local partner Raj Agri Tech, active in many different areas of the Country. These moments of sharing are essential to fully understand the potential of FertiGlobal’s advanced solutions for growers.
Winter is around the corner and crops need an extra support to grow healthy and strong despite the difficult weather conditions. Ensuring long-term nourishment is crucial to protect plants and reinforce them from the inside.
We can’t wait to come back to you with the results obtained on fields by these farmers, stay tuned!
☀️ Follow us on our tour among these beautiful Indian apple orchards!
We have recently been travelling around the Country visiting farmers together with our local partners. The journey has been the perfect occasion to collect their opinions on FertiGlobal’s bioactivating technology FoliFlo on their Royal Delicious apple trees.
Here are some of the benefits they have observed:
🍎Fruits are shining
🌿Leaves are very strong, glowing and much bigger
🍃Drop has decreased
🎥 Have a look at the video to learn more on their experiences
🌏 India is one of the most ancient cultures in the world, home to a wide variety of fascinating traditions. Thanks to its climate, varying from humid and dry tropical to temperate alpine, India hosts a super-rich ecosystem suitable for a huge variety of crops.
The sub-continent, though, is forced to face extremely difficult weather conditions due to climate change which are causing great stress to all plants.
FertiGlobal has started its journey in this amazing land back in 2018 with a mission to support local farmers enhancing productivity in the most eco-friendly way. Since then, various crops such as banana, rice and potato have benefited from our treatments.
🌿 Together with our local partners we are introducing and testing our patented bioactivating technology EnNuVi and our Crop Management Programs specifically dedicated to each and every plant.
We can proudly say our technologies are achieving impressive results. Plants grow healthy and naturally more resistant to external stress factors, including droughts, floods and heat waves. This is how we are also able to significantly reduce pesticides, for the sake of our planet. 🌎