Course on how to avoid pests using nature itself

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The pests that affect kitchen gardens, fruit trees and agricultural produce in general can be prevented in a very effective way by learning how to use the resources within nature itself. The Land Stewardship Scheme is organizing a very interesting course with an expert.

Axel Torrejón, an agronomy engineer and advisor to agro-ecological producers will be the speaker on Saturday 20 March from 9.00 to 13.30 hours. He will impart the theory on the world of different pests during the morning.

So, over the course of two hours, we will discuss “What are pests?” “How can we control them naturally?” “What do they tell us?” “What role does biodiversity play?” “How fundamental is the soil for controlling diseases?” We will also deal with the three Ms of soils: organic material, microorganisms and minerals that are the three fundamentals for a rich and healthy soil.

During the second part of the morning, a visit will be made to a farm with vegetable gardens that are part of the Land Stewardship Scheme, where we will see in practice what has been discussed earlier. This will be a good opportunity to exchange experiences, share problems and learn about alternative solutions. The course will be in Spanish.

Due to the current health protocol, places are limited so it is necessary to subscribe on 971 35 07 62 or by sending an email to or by visiting the GOB office in the Camí des Castell 53, Mahon open from Mondays to Fridays 9 am to 2 pm.

This cycle of courses is part of the “Foodnected” project and is supported thanks to the Mava Foundation and the Consell Insular of Menorca.