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Eggplant (aubergine)

Bumblebee pollination in eggplants (aubergines)

Eggplant flowers are self-fertile and require vibration for pollen release. Bumblebees perform buzz pollination and easily dislodge pollen from the flowers. Compared to other vibration techniques, bumblebee pollination results in higher yield, fruit size and more seeds. It is becoming a standard practice for greenhouse eggplant growers in modern horticulture.

Biological control in eggplants (aubergines)

Use biological control to ensure a vigorous and healthy crop and to cut back on harmful and persistent pesticides. Pests develop resistance to pesticides: a vicious circle leading to even more chemicals with less effect. Biological control helps you to break this circle.

Biocontrol as your first line of defense has the following advantages:

  • Good yield

  • High quality

  • Safe working place for you and your employees

  • Protection of the environment

  • Residue-free production

Retailers and consumers demand for safe fruits produced in a sustainable way. Therefore, good IPM practice is also an essential marketing tool.

Good to know

Eggplants contain essential nutrients, vitamin K and flavonoids. They are rich in fibers and low in soluble carbohydrates. Regular intake of eggplants improves the blood circulation and blood pressure, lowers cholesterol, protects the digestive tract and helps to manage diabetes. This humble vegetable deserves to be grown with the best natural crop care!

 

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