There are many plants that will do well in a Japanese garden

7 plants for a Japanese garden

Not sure which plants for a Japanese garden are ideal? Enter and discover our selection of trees, shrubs, and other interesting plants.


We tell you everything you need to know about nematodes and pests in crops. Learn more about these organisms and how to eliminate them.

Self-watering pots are interesting for some plants

What are self-watering pots?

Self-watering pots are containers that, in addition to being very decorative, allow us to take care of the plants while they are absent. But how to use them?

Plague Zeuzera pyrina

Zeuzera Pyrina

In this article we will tell you all the characteristics, damages and control measures of the Zeuzera pyrina plague. Learn more about this insect.

precision farming

Precision farming

We teach you in this article everything related to precision agriculture. Learn more about the technologies of this agriculture.


We tell you everything you need to know about reforestation and its importance worldwide. Learn more about it here.

10 types of banana trees

Do you want to know the plants from which bananas are extracted? Do you know that there are banana trees resistant to -20ºC? Enter to discover more!

rutabaga or sweden turnip

Rutabaga (Brassica napobrassica)

The rutabaga has managed to become the substitute for the potato and has been able to surpass it in terms of nutritional value. Enter here for more details.

How to plant succulents

Enter and you will discover how to plant succulents, things to keep in mind when doing so and above all, recommendations on the substrates to use.

Biodynamic agriculture

Biodynamic agriculture

Biodynamic agriculture is a type of agriculture derived from organic farming. Learn more about its characteristics and importance.

Algae are one of the most primitive plants that exist

What types of algae are there?

In the world there are many types of algae: some are tiny and others, on the other hand, can exceed 30 meters. Enter and meet them.

Soil degradation

Soil degradation

We tell you everything you need to know about soil degradation and how it occurs. Learn more about this negative impact here.

In the forest we find mostly arboreal vegetation

What is vegetation?

On Earth there are many types of vegetation, depending on the climate in the region in which they live. Enter and we will tell you what they are.

Regenerative agriculture

Regenerative agriculture

Learn in this article what regenerative agriculture is and what its main objectives are. Learn more about it here.

The fig tree is a tree that can be worked as bonsai

Fig bonsai care

Come in and we'll tell you how to take care of fig bonsai, a perfect plant that you can grow outdoors all year round.

The woodpecker makes holes in the logs

Characteristics of tenancy

The tenancy is a very curious relationship between two living beings. If you want to know its characteristics and what examples we find in plants, enter.



We tell you in detail all the characteristics and usefulness of forestry exploitation. Know the main types and their importance.

orchard with arugula

Arugula in pot

Do you want to learn how to grow arugula in a pot so that you can always have it close by? Enter and follow our advice to achieve it.

most common pumpkin on top of a log

Types of Pumpkins

Did you know that there are many types of pumpkins that you did not know? Enter here so that you can know the most popular and consumed types around the world.



In this article we will tell you all the characteristics of the biotope and the differences with the biocenosis. Learn about it here.

Peas are easy to grow

How and when are peas planted?

If you fancy growing a beginner-friendly plant that is edible and grows very fast, come in and we'll tell you when the peas are planted.

Plantation agriculture

Plantation agriculture

In this article we will tell you all the details of plantation agriculture. Learn more about their production and the techniques they use.

The lemon tree is a tree that reproduces by cuttings

Lemon tree care

It is one of the most cultivated fruit trees both in the garden and in pots, but what is the care of the lemon tree? Come in and we'll tell you.

Ferns want a lot of water

How to know if a plant lacks water

We tell you how to know if a plant is lacking water and what you can do to recover it and, most importantly, prevent it from happening again. Enters.

Traditional agriculture to harvest

Traditional agriculture

In this article we tell you everything you need to know about traditional agriculture and its characteristics.

Cotton is a widely cultivated plant

Cotton cultivation

Cotton is a plant that belongs to the genus Gossypium. In addition to having various uses in the textile world, it is a very ornamental plant.

Plants are sensitive to many things

Do plants feel pain?

Do you want to know if plants feel pain? Enter and we will tell you about several scientific experiments that answer that interesting question.

Gummosis is a common problem in trees

How to treat gummosis?

Gummosis is a fungal disease that affects woody plants, especially trees. Find out how to treat it.

potatoes freshly picked from the field

Agate potato: characteristics

We tell you all the characteristics, uses and how to grow the agate potato. Learn more about this popular potato variety.

Orchids that grow on trees are not parasitic on trees

What is commensalism?

Enter and we will explain everything about commensalism, an interaction between two living beings in which one of the two parties benefits from the other.

intensive agriculture

intensive agriculture

We tell you everything you need to know about intensive agriculture and how it is managed. Know the objectives of this type of production.

Eucalyptus does not allow plants to grow near it

What is amensalism?

Amensalism is a type of biological relationship in which one of the two parties will be harmed. Enter and we will tell you what it is.



We tell you in depth everything you need to know about forestry. Learn more about one of the nature conservation activities.

The tropical dry forest is a hardwood forest biome

What are leafy plants?

Enter and discover what are the characteristics of leafy plants, and what types of forests they form depending on the climate of the region.

Irrigated agriculture

We teach you all the characteristics, benefits and disadvantages of irrigated agriculture. Learn all about it here.

Sustainable agriculture is a practice that takes care of natural resources

What is sustainable agriculture?

Sustainable agriculture is a practice in which plants are grown while respecting natural resources. Enter and we will tell you how you can carry it out.

The focus of the rock

The focus of the rock

One of the spontaneously growing plants is Umbilicus rupestris. Know all its characteristics and medicinal properties here.

Jicama (Pachyrhizus erosus)

We tell you all the characteristics, nutritional properties and cultivation of jicama. Learn all about this tuber here.

shroud beetle or Oxythyrea baneta

Shroud beetle (Oxythyrea funesta)

Are you seeing that your rose bushes and other plants are being attacked by a species of beetle? This is the Oxythyrea bane, enter and discover this pest

Bocashi is a natural fertilizer

How to make bocashi?

Bocashi is an excellent organic fertilizer with which plants can grow healthy. Enter and discover how to do it step by step.

Kennebec potato

Kennebec potato

We tell you all the characteristics, uses and how to grow the Kennebec potato. Learn more about this popular potato variety.

insect attached to a small grass of a lawn

Tipula (Tipula oleracea)

Are you worried that your lawn is affected by dangerous pests that are as common as the typical ones? If so, come in and take a look!

optimal tomato crop

Optimal tomato

We teach you all the characteristics, cultivation and maintenance of the optimal tomato variety. Know everything about this highly valued tomato.

Potos is a hanging plant

How to stop a plant from growing

How to make a plant not grow? If you have one that has grown too much, come in and we will tell you what you have to do to lower its height.

Nigella sativa

Nigella sativa and Nigella damascena

In this article we will tell you all the characteristics, cultivation and properties of Nigella sativa and Nigella damascena. Learn more about it here.



We tell you all the characteristics, life cycle and how to eliminate the dodder. It is a parasitic plant that attacks crops.

Pitangas, edible fruits

Pitanga care

The Pitanga is a shrub or small tree that, despite its tropical origin, is capable of withstanding mild frosts producing excellent fruits. Get to know it.

Get homemade rooting hormones for healthier plants

Homemade rooting hormones

Would you like to know how to get homemade rooting hormones? Enter and we will tell you how to obtain a natural and, above all, effective product.

predatory wolf spider

Wolf spider

We teach you all the characteristics, habitat, feeding, reproduction and importance for agriculture of the wolf spider.

Praying Mantis

In this article we will tell you all the characteristics of the praying mantis and how it helps us in the crops with pests.

Cardamom leaves are green


Cardamom is the name given to three tropical plants of interesting ornamental and culinary value. Enter and we will tell you all about them.

Get your children to enjoy sowing

7 fast growing seeds for kids

Would you like the little ones in the family to enjoy gardening? Enter and we will tell you which are the most interesting seeds that grow fast.

Rats and mice

We tell you the characteristics, habitat and feeding of rats and mice and some tips to scare them away from your garden.

The black fly is a pest of the substrate

Substrate black fly

The black fly is an insect that quickly reaches the pest dimension. Enter and we will tell you what are the damages it causes, and how you can eliminate it.

adapt the soil

How to grow pickles

Enter and discover how to grow pickles easily, a fast growing plant that produces fruits of an exquisite taste.

Horse manure is a natural compost

Horse manure properties

Horse manure compost is one of the most used for plant care due to its interesting properties. Find out.

Indoor plants need special care

5 indoor growing mistakes

What are the most common indoor growing mistakes? How to avoid them? If you have doubts, enter and we will solve them all.


In this article we show you all the characteristics, habitat and biology of pteridophyte plants. Learn more about it here.

Pythium can spoil seedlings

Pythium: symptoms and treatment

Pythium is a parasitic fungus that damages the roots of plants. Enter and we will tell you the symptoms and all the measures you can take to protect them.

Actinidia chinensis is a climbing plant


Actinidia are a genus of shrubs and vines that produce the popular kiwis. Would you like to know how to take care of them? Enters.

Taros on a plate

Edible tuber names list

Would you like to know the names of edible tubers to prepare delicious dishes? If so, go in and write down the ones that shouldn't be missing from your kitchen.

Types of nuts

We show you all the characteristics, nutrients and types of nuts that exist. Learn about everything that benefits health.

The potted olive tree is easy to care for

Potted olive tree care

Do you have a potted olive tree or are you going to grow one? Then enter to find out what care you should provide so that it is healthy.

leaf with black spots infected by a fungus

Yellow leaf spot (Septoriosis)

Have you noticed that the leaves of your plants and trees have like little black specks? If so, they are infected with Septoria. Put a brake on it!

Planting in rows is interesting for growing plants

What is direct seeding?

This post explains what sowing is, its main characteristics and the advantages it has in agriculture. Do you want to know more about it?


In this article we will show you the characteristics of the vole, its habitat and possible population controls of this crop pest.

The watering of the bonsai has to be followed

How to water a bonsai?

Find out when and how to water a bonsai at any time of the year in the correct way, thus avoiding problems due to excess or lack of watering.

Extensive agriculture Spain

Extensive agriculture

We tell you in great detail all the characteristics, advantages and crops of extensive agriculture. Learn more about it here.

The potatoes have to be watered very often

When to water the potatoes

Do you know when to water the potatoes? If you have doubts and want to achieve a better performance, enter and we will explain everything you need to know.

Fruit mummification is a common problem

What is mummification of fruits?

What is the mummification of the fruits? And how is it prevented? If you want to know everything about this curious symptom, do not hesitate to enter.

Thyme is an aromatic plant

How to plant thyme easily?

Would you like to learn how to plant thyme in a simple way? Enter and we will explain, step by step, how to do it. Do not miss it.

Fern leaves

What are vascular plants?

Within the Plant Kingdom there are hundreds of thousands of species. But what are the characteristics of vascular plants? Come in and find out.

Hazelnuts, hazelnut fruits

How to sow the hazelnut fruit?

Would you like some hazelnuts? If you want to be able to taste your own, come in and we will tell you how to plant the hazelnut fruit.

Colchicum autumnale flowers

Colchicum autumnal

We teach you all the necessary tips to care for Colchicum autumnale in your garden or in a pot. Learn how to take care of it here.

Monoculture is a short-term solution

What is monoculture?

What is monoculture? If you want to know what it consists of, in addition to its advantages and disadvantages, enter and we will tell you all about it.

Alternathera phycoidea


In this post we will tell you the main characteristics of the plants of the genus Alternanthera. Learn how to care for these plants here.

View of Platycerium bifurcatum


Meet the Platycerium, ferns of great beauty that you can grow both in your tropical garden and indoors.

Endophytic fungi in plants

We explain what endophytic fungi are and how important they are for the plant. Learn more about these microorganisms here.

Aloe polyphylla is a perennial succulent

Spiral Aloe (Aloe polyphylla)

Aloe polyphylla is one of the most difficult succulents to care for. Come in and we'll tell you how you can keep it healthy ... and precious.

Ripe chinoto fruits

Chinoto (Citrus myrtifolia)

Enter and meet the chinoto, a magnificent slow-growing shrub or tree that is very easy to care for and produces flowers with a delicious aroma.

Tomatoes are highly watering plants

When and how to water the tomatoes

Do you know when and how to water the tomatoes? If you want to have well-watered plants, go in and find out what you have to do to achieve it.

Madura trees

In this article we will tell you all the characteristics, uses and care that Maclura pomifera has. Learn more about the Louisiana orange tree.


When to plant a cherry tree

It is one of the most decorative fruit trees that we can have in the garden or in the orchard. If you don't know when to plant a cherry tree, come in and we'll tell you about it.

Olive milkweed

Olive milkweed

In this article we will show you all the characteristics, biological cycle, symptoms and treatment of the olive milkweed plague.

Hypericum calycinum

In this post we show you all the characteristics, uses and care of Hypericum calycinum. Learn everything you need to know about this shrub.

The pomegranate resists drought

Pomegranate (Punica granatum)

Would you be interested in having a resistant fruit tree that would bear a lot of fruit? Discover the pomegranate, an easy-to-grow plant that you will love.

View of the Aster tataricus

What are the largest plant families?

Do you want to know more about the plant kingdom? Enter and you will discover which are the most numerous plant families and their most representative genera.

Pest on crops

Frankliniella occidentalis

We show you all the characteristics, biological cycle and treatment of the Frankliniella occidentalis plague. Learn more about it here.

Flamboyan seeds have to be scarified

What is seed scarification?

Would you like to know what seed scarification consists of? This is a very easy pregerminative treatment to do. Come in and we'll explain it to you.

Limonium sinuatum flowers

Limonium sinuatum

In this article we teach you everything you need to know about Limonium sinuatum. Learn more about how you should take care of it in the garden.

Bonsai are plants that are not very easy to care for

How to care for a bonsai?

Enter and discover how to care for a bonsai, this miniature tree that attracts so much attention. You will see that it is not as difficult as it seems to be;)

Cotyledons are embryonic leaves

What are cotyledons?

Cotyledons or embryonic leaves play a very important role in plant survival. Do you want to know what it is? Enters! ;)

Yucca aloifolia leaves

yucca aloifolia

We explain in detail everything you need to know about the characteristics, uses and care of Yucca aloifolia. Learn more about this plant here.

Icaco fruit

Icaco (Chrysobalanus icaco)

If you live in an area where frost does not occur and you want a bush that produces edible fruits, go in and meet the icaco. You'll love it ;)

The reed is a riverbank plant


The reed is such a large group of plants that it will be easy for you to have a beautiful garden or balcony decorated with it. Come in and get to know it thoroughly.

Fruits and vegetables

Types of vegetables

In the article you can find what are the types of vegetables according to various classifications and the properties they have.

Citrus limon, lemon tree

When to plant a lemon tree

Find out when to plant a lemon tree, one of the most interesting fruit trees for your garden, as well as for your kitchen. ;)

Phytolacca americana flowers


Did you know that Phytolacca are beautiful plants that you can have in your garden or terrace? Enter and we will tell what their characteristics are and how they are cared for.

Mango is a tropical tree

Mango care

The mango is an ideal tree to provide shade, and it also has fruits with a delicious flavor. Do you want to know how to take care of it? Come in to take a look.

With photosynthesis, trees expel oxygen

How trees photosynthesize

Have you ever wondered how trees photosynthesize? Thanks to this process, life can exist, but what happens when they have no leaves?

View of a carnivorous plant cutting

How to use rooting hormones?

Rooting hormones are an essential product for cuttings to come to life. Enter and we will teach you to use them correctly.

lemons hanging on lemon tree

Verna lemon: characteristics

If you want a fruit tree that has large lemons and is easy to care for, this is the verna lemon. Come in and find out !!

Spring geranium

geranium molle

We explain what characteristics it has and what care Geranium molle needs. Enter here if you want to know more about this plant.

common lock

Sonchus oleraceus

We explain all the characteristics and properties of Sonchus oleraceus. Learn all about this plant in this article.

Red and yellow flower gazania

What are Angiosperm Plants?

Angiosperm plants are the most extensive type of plant in the Plant Kingdom. Enter and discover what its characteristics are.


When to transplant an olive tree

When to transplant an olive tree? Whether you have taken this tree by seed or if you have just acquired one, come in and we will tell you when you have to transplant it.

The Mediterranean garden is dry

How to prevent soil erosion

How to prevent soil erosion? If you have a garden and / or orchard, write down these tips to avoid damaging the land.

The flower of the Iberis sempervirens is white

Hollyhock (Iberis sempervirens)

If you are looking for a plant that makes you happy in the spring and summer months and that also resists frost, enter and meet Iberis sempervirens;)

Reddish leaves

Wonder lettuce

In this post we will tell you all the characteristics, properties and cultivation of wonder lettuce. Enter here to know more.

The medlar can have pests and diseases

Loquat diseases (Eriobotrya japonica)

You have medlar trees planted in your garden and you are seeing that their leaves are changing color. Enter and discover the diseases of the medlar. Convatelas !!

Calamondín fruits

Calamondín, a miniature orange tree

Do you have a small patio or terrace and would you like to put a fruit tree? If so, discover the calamondin: it only grows up to 2m in height! Enters.

fruit tree where the lemon pear grows

Uses and benefits of lemon pear

If you want to enjoy a fruit in your home that is delicious, apart from being very beneficial to health, this is the lemon pear. Get to know it !!

Characteristics of Brassica nigra

Brassica nigra (black mustard)

We explain in great detail all the characteristics of Brassica nigra and what it needs to grow. Enter here to learn about it.

tobacco leaf that is sick

Tobacco mosaic virus

If you have a small tobacco plantation and its leaves are getting weaker, it may be due to the tobacco mosaic virus. Find out !!

Guavas are tropical plants

Guava, tropical potted tree

Guava is a shrub or small tropical tree with exquisite fruits that you can have both in a pot and in the garden. Come in and we will teach you how to take care of it.

Euphorbia helioscopy

Euphorbia helioscopy

Enter here to get to know Euphorbia helioscopy in depth. Learn how you should take care of it and all its main characteristics.

shrub with white flowers with many petals

Clematis (Clematis vitalba)

Would you like to plant a lively bush with very cheerful flowers in your garden or in a pot? Then the Clematis vitalba is what you were looking for. Find out !!

Rain can cause problems for plants

Why do plants panic when it rains?

Did you know that plants have to be protected when it rains? In every drop of water there are microorganisms willing to harm them. Find out how they avoid them.

Characteristics of the marmande tomato

Marmande tomato

In this article we are going to explain to you what characteristics the marmande tomato has, as well as its uses and how it is grown. Learn more about this variety here.

green leaves and thick stems

Spring flower (Arum italicum)

Do you want to plant in your garden an easy-care plant that has a large number of uses when decorating, such as Arum italicum? Come in and find out!

brahea armata

Blue Palm (Brahea armata)

The blue palm tree or Brahea armata is a very beautiful plant that you can have in the gardens with mild frosts or inside the home. Discover it !!

serrano peppers on a table

Serrano chili (Capsicum annuum)

The serrano pepper is a magnificent plant, with an undeniable ornamental value and that also produces edible fruits. Come in and find out !!

Anarsia lineatella image in large

Anarsia (Anarsia lineatella)

If you have a garden or a field full of futal trees, you should keep the Anarsia lineatella insect away from them. Enter and discover how to do it !!

The cactus garden is a xero-garden

What is xero-landscaping?

If you want a low-maintenance garden, you will be interested in learning about xero-landscaping. Enter and discover what it is exactly, its principles and much more.

Persea americana (avocado) seeds

Avocado types

We tell you which are the most consumed types of avocados and why, so do not miss this interesting article. Come in and find out!

specimens of beefsteak tomato

Beef heart tomato

In this post we show you what are the characteristics of the beef heart tomato and how to grow it at home. Learn more here.

Plants need light

7 tricks to keep plants green

Discover the best tricks to make plants green and beautiful. Write them down and keep them in mind: they will surely surprise you! ;)

Today we are going to talk about a well-known apple variety of Canadian origin.  It is about the pippin apple.  The apple has emerged from different pylons of other species.  Its provenance is really unknown but it is a fairly old parity that has been historically documented since the beginning of the XNUMXth century.  Its consumption has been limited to Europe, mainly in Italy, Spain, Germany and France, with France and Italy being the main producers of these countries.  In this article we are going to tell you what are the characteristics of the pippin apple and how it should be grown.  Main characteristics This fruit has a brownish green color and the entire surface of the fruit has russeting.  Russeting is nothing more than a special type of skin that is slightly rough and with a color that generally varies between greenish brown and yellowish brown or reddish gray.  It has a texture that suggests how the apple had a thin cork film.  The shape of the apple is very irregular and its flesh has a thick but not very juicy white texture.  When you bite it, it is usually a firm but mealy texture.  They are apples with a medium size, flattened and asymmetrical shape.  Despite having a floury texture, they are quite juicy and very aromatic.  What is most striking about this variety of apples is the taste that has a mixture of sweet and sour taste.  And it is that at the time of harvest they have a somewhat more acidic taste and, as the days go by after their harvest, they become sweeter.  This type of variety has the characteristic of being climacteric.  That is, the ripening process continues after harvesting.  Hence, the taste changes from more acid to sweeter as the days go by after harvesting.  To keep them in good condition, businesses usually use it to place them in atmospheres controlled with oxygen and carbon dioxide.  In this way, the modulation will stop and it will be able to maintain the firmness and acidity that they have when harvested and possible rottenness is avoided.  There are those who preserve them in natural conditions so that they continue to mature and improve their conditions.  Being natural you can see how the skin wrinkles, they lose water and some acidity but they become sweeter and more aromatic for other purposes.  Pippin apples open less when they mature on the tree and are better preserved for longer than the gray variety of Pippin.  Picking the pippin apple When the apples are picked from the tree they must be dry.  You have to remove them for immediate consumption or all those that do not have intact skin and are healthy.  You have to be careful about hitting them and they are placed in wooden trays with a thick paper at the bottom.  Once stored in the warehouse, it is tried that they do not have any direct sunlight, with little humidity and a constantly cool temperature.  This is how it manages to maintain the characteristics without any problem until the time of sale and distribution.  From time to time those that are rotten that are usually affected by some fungi, blue spot, black spot and Penicillium are checked and removed.  They are ideal apples to eat fresh when they are just connected.  For some children, they may seem too tart and may not be very suitable for baking at this time.  However, when they mature a little more and they become sweeter if they have a good place in pastries.  Acidity is measured in grams of malic acid.  This acid is lost as apples ripen under natural conditions.  In the conservation conditions mentioned above, they are kept as if they had been collected from the tree for as long as possible.  A trick we have to choose a white pippin apple is to choose a yellow one that has a little wrinkled skin that indicates the one that has lost water.  This apple will be ripe enough to enhance the flavor and aroma and the sweetness will be more concentrated.  Some of the areas should have a little red plating.  Pippin apple cultivation To start a plantation of apple trees of this variety, the first thing you have to do is look for a farm with a north-south orientation preferably.  The only thing that is demanding in terms of location is that it is at a height between 450 and 600 meters above sea level.  The land must be alluvial, that is, with river carry materials that are bones and have good drainage so that the tree does not suffer when the irrigation water accumulates.  This is already telling us that the frequency of irrigation and the quantity must be regulated so as not to result in a storage of the water.  The soil pH must be between 5,5 and 7.  The pippin apple has vigorous vegetation so we have to avoid planting it in trough areas where the soils are usually very fertile and in very clay soils as they will give the tree even more vigor.  The more vigor a tree has, the less production it will have.  You have to choose the training system for planting the apple.  The planting frame is usually 4,50 meters between row and row and 2,70 meters between trees.  The maintenance of the ground must be covered with grass in the center of the street to avoid excessive soil erosion.  It is advisable to use a contact herbicide that is never residual in the rows.  With these plants in the rows, we ensure that the microorganisms and animals in the soil have an ideal environment to live.  In addition, we achieve that the erosion by the water will be zero.  As for irrigation, the most recommended is the one that is drip with fertigation.  Fertilizers are added to the water, which makes the underground contamination practically nil.

Pippin apple

We show you all the characteristics, uses and how to grow the pippin apple. It is a fairly well-known variety of apples. Learn more here!

Bryophytes in the forest

What are bryophytes

In this article we show you the characteristics and types of bryophyte plants that exist in the world. Learn more about botany here.


Borer pest

In this article we will show you what are the characteristics and treatment of the borer plague. Learn how to remove it here.

Cicas are ancient plants

What are cycads?

Cycads are one of the most primitive plants in the world. Discover its characteristics and the most interesting species for the garden.

Today we are going to talk about a well-known parasitic fungus that can affect a wide variety of cereals and other herbs.  This is ergot.  Its scientific name is Claviceps purpurea and it is a parasitic fungus whose most common host is rye.  Infestations with this fungus often reduce the quality and quantity of grain and hay.  Also, if crops are used to feed livestock and are infested, it can cause a disease called ergotism.  In this article we are going to talk to you about the characteristics, life cycle of impacts that ergot has on crops.  Main characteristics Ergot is deposited on the ground and can remain dormant until conditions are conducive to growth.  When it started to grow it is known as the fruitful phase.  It can be identified because, during this phase, it develops a small mushroom that releases fungal spores.  These spores are barely a micron thick.  The eradication of this fungus has to be rapid since it can seriously affect crops, especially if it is intended to serve as food for livestock.  This disease was first described in the 1800s.  During the Middle Ages there were poisonings due to the consumption of grain infested with this fungus.  It was very common the affection to the human being in Europe to eat infested grain.  To be able to identify it, the ergot of rye can be seen with the naked eye as an outgrowth that is attached to the cereal grains.  It is usually purple to black in color and is only 1 to 4 centimeters long and about 5 millimeters wide.  Among the main components of ergot of rye we have the alkaloid called ergotamine (hence the disease caused by the ingestion of infested meat from cattle is known as ergotism).  Other important components are other alkaloids such as ergometrine, ergocristrine and ergocriptine.  Negative effects of ergot This fungus that had a great incidence in poor people who ate contaminated grains.  In ancient times this contaminated grain was responsible for ergotism.  This disease can affect both humans, animals that eat the plant infected with the fungus.  To recognize this disease, it is known that the main symptom is the loss of limbs in the feet and in the hands, ears, nose, etc.  This limb loss occurs because blood circulation worsens to enormous levels in such a way that the blood cannot reach all the extremities of the body.  Those responsible for this poor circulation are the alkaloids that we have mentioned above.  These to the corpses cause a narrowing of the blood vessels to such an extent that it hinders blood circulation in a normal way.  When the blood supply is lacking in any part of our body, what is known as gangrene originates.  Members with gangrene must be amputated so that the infection does not spread to the rest of the body.  Another of the symptoms by which they recognized ergotism is due to the hallucinations produced by its components.  In the Middle Ages it was believed that they were simple hallucinations without any problem, but later, this symptom was studied in depth and it was known that patients who were infected went crazy.  Ergot Poisoning Ergot poisoning is well known.  The effects of alkaloids have vasoconstrictive properties that are those that produce gangrene in the extremities.  To this effect we must add the toxicity that this fungus has on the central nervous system.  In the way they affect the nervous system, it can be seen manifesting in seizures, hallucinations and depressive states.  If a pregnant woman becomes infected by eating grain contaminated by this fungus, it can cause an abortion or premature delivery.  The abortifacient effect of ergot was already known in the Middle Ages and was purposely used by healers and midwives for this practice.  The fatal dose is close to 1 gram.  Today this type of intoxication is almost impossible to see.  In case of poisoning, emergency treatment is administered activated charcoal and heparin associated with a vasodilator is administered.  This vasodilator is the one that does the opposite effect of the ergot that increases the pressure in the blood vessels.  The most immediate effects of the alkaloids derived from ergotamine are vomiting to eliminate the poison effectively.  You can try to induce vomiting to eliminate the poison as soon as possible.  If the affected person suffers from seizures, it is recommended to use diazepam.  It should also be noted that symptoms of toxicity can be found even with recommended doses of ergotamine and other rye alkaloids.  This is because they can be co-administered with an antibiotic from the macrolide family.  This administration is totally contraindicated.  Medicinal properties Although this fungus has a high degree of toxicity, it is used in the pharmaceutical industry for the production of different drugs.  For example, it has been used to produce medicines to treat migraines, stop bleeding after childbirth, or for Parkinson's disease.  The traditional use of this mushroom is quite old.  As we have mentioned before, it was also used inappropriately as an abortifacient and to stop women from giving birth.  It has also been used in the wrong common hallucinogenic way.  This practice has led many people to serious health problems.  Among the main symptoms that we find when ingesting ergot are the following: • Headache • Diarrhea • Vomiting • Tremors • Difficulty breathing • Contractions • Hypotension • Cardiorespiratory arrest Therefore, we must be aware and know if we have ingested ergot, since a dose of one gram can be fatal.

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