NPK, the basis of growth

Today we will take a brief look at plant nutrition. Plants, like all living things, need adequate nutrition to grow and complete their life cycle. For this, they require both macronutrients and micronutrients, precisely balanced according to the phenological state in which they are found. DEFEDER’s range of organic NPK (nitrogen-phosphorus-potassium) fertilizers allows the soil […]

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How to protect your crops from frost?

Immersed in the middle of winter, the cold threatens our crops. The entrance of the new year is bringing with it a drop in temperature, which is why there are numerous frosts day after day. And what happens if the fields freeze? Frosts usually occur when most of the plants are in winter stasis and, […]

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Thanks to our readers

This year 2020 is coming to an end and from Defeder we want to dedicate our last entry of the year to those readers who follow us since the first publication and of course to those who have been incorporated over time. The situation we live in has caused a radical change in our day […]

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The environmental impact of Christmas

On these very important dates, in each country the Christmas festivities are celebrated, or what is the same; an increase in consumption, exchange of gifts and welcome a new year with family and friends. This represents a great environmental impact as a consequence of irresponsible and unsustainable consumption, generation of garbage, waste of water, energy […]

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Biodynamic agriculture

Biodynamic agriculture appeared in 1924, with the Austrian philosopher and scientist Rudolf Steiner. Known as the inventor of anthroposophy and the founder of this type of agriculture, he was in charge of giving a solution to farmers in the days when they complained about the deterioration of their crops due to the constant use of […]

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Ecological quality certifications as a product differentiation

The environment needs us, just as we need it, so it is essential to be aware of it and protect it in the best possible way. In this sense, ecological production takes on great importance, which promotes a production style respectful of our environment. This type of production involves a big effort on the part […]

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Organic farming as a starting point

Like every Tuesday, Defeder launches his blog post for all the readers who follow us every day. During this week we have two important events: World No Use Pesticides Day (December 3) and World Soil Day (December 5). The two dates have many characteristics in common, therefore, we will be referring to some of them […]

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The Spanish organic market

Spain is a country where the market for organic products has been booming for a few years, it is growing rapidly and manages to attract more consumers every day, motivated by a more responsible and better quality purchase. The area devoted to organic farming in the world already exceeds 71 ​​million hectares. When it comes […]

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Tests carried out by the R + D + i department

The development of crops is a key point to obtain abundant and quality harvests. For this reason, at Defeder Alcolea we are committed to the constant design of new products that allow us to optimize and guarantee the correct growth of our plantation, providing at all times the necessary nutrients to achieve it. To that […]

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Benefits of using organic fertilizers

Our plants and soils need nutrients for their growth and for good crop yields. These nutrients come mainly from the soil through the roots. Therefore, it is necessary to fertilize the soil with manure. The eternal question is which one is better; use organic fertilizers or chemical fertilizers. Considering this situation, in this article, we […]

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CAP reform bets on the environment

We are lucky in the agricultural sector since the European Council adopted on October 20 its general approach on the reform package of the common agricultural policy (CAP) for post 2020. Among the various themes selected, raising the level of climate and environmental ambitions through the introduction of instruments such as compulsory ecological regimes stand […]

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