Biofumigation is defined as the use of biologically active plant substances to control soil-borne pests and diseases in agriculture and horticulture. Soil-borne diseases are on the rise. Since chemical pesticides are being increasingly regulated, biofumigation is becoming more important as a part of integrated pest management.
The technique is useful for:
- Suppressing certain soil-borne pathogens
- Bringing more flexibility to crop rotation
- Harnessing the positive effect of catch crops
- Organic farming
- Greenhouse cultivation
Proven advantages of catch crop cultivation are promotion of the soil's water-retention capacity, structure and aeration. By additionally applying the biofumigation technique, you can introduce plant substances into the soil, where they help to combat soil-borne diseases.
Cruciferous plants contain glucosinolates, which is at its highest concentration when the plant is flowering. When the plants are finely chopped (chaffed) and worked into the soil, the glucosinolates are converted enzymatically into isothiocyanates, the actual active ingredients.
These target the active stages of pests such as fungal mycelia, mobile nematodes or germinated weeds.
From where it all began, we remain committed to supplying speciality vegetable seed to the commercial farming market. Keeping up to date with what is new and changing, we offer a wide variety of hybrid vegetable seeds.
A complete range of quality plant nutrition products from TSAMA Agricultural Agencies. With a complete selection, there is a product suitable to every crop and stage of growth. With support and expertise, we are able to offer assistance in creating and improving plant nutrition programs.
All new to our product range and still in the growing and development phase is forage pasture seeds.
Through trials throughout the country, we are developing our selection soon to be available.