For the ﬁrst time in the history of Delta Pars Nahadeh and triggered by the Covid19- pandemic, the organization shifted its on-ground activities to host a virtual ﬁeld day instead. The latter initiative aligns well with DPN’s desire to recognize the crisis and turn it into a rewarding prospect for change. The ﬁrst DPN virtual ﬁeld day entails 3 core modules:
-Film production focused on both commercial and pre-commercial stages, in addition to introducing the promising varieties by expounding on their individual criteria.
-Dispatching fruits to key customers so as to grant them the opportunity to touch, taste and see the produce quality. This undertaking was launched in 2 stages: the ﬁrst entails sending a well-crafted wooden box that comprises the selected melons and watermelons, and the second was carried out through a sophisticated ﬁles box which includes our selected small fruits, such as tomatoes, cucumbers, squash, eggplants, etc.
-Broadcasting an Instagram live session that encompasses a welcoming segment, pre-recorded videos, a Q&A session, and some concluding remarks.
In every crisis lies an opportunity that is subject to perception; whereas the ability to transform a crisis into an opportunity is the bread and butter of DPN, a successful subsidiary of our big family Debbane Saikali Group. Our motto: “hope: the bridge of separation and believing that things will get better!”
On December 14, 2021, after a hiatus that lasted two years due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, DPN held its annual gathering in Parsian Azadi Hotel. The meeting highlighted DPN’s “commitment” to its core values despite the prevailing ongoing situation. Tokens of appreciation were offered to employees with over 5 and 10 years of experience as seniors, stressing their valuable contribution to the company as part of its commitment to excellence and constant employees growth and improvement.
In the context of developing its human capital, DPN held a technical training session for all its agricultural engineers on December 14, 2021, followed by another Advanced Negotiation skills Workshop targeting the Sales and Commercial team on the 15th and 16th. The gatherings reflected DPN’s commitment to excellence and constant improvement.
Blossom End Rot or in brevity BER is a physiological problem caused by lack of Calcium in the plant, Generally when the tomatoes’ fruit get rotting in the bottom it’s a sign of Blossom end rot, This is a common problem in the some plants like Tomato, Pepper, Eggplant and Squash, in this case the bottom tissue of the fruits get rotting, deformed and the fruit color get changes (brown or black), thus It has directly affects the fruit’s quality and overall yield of the plant. Cause of Blossom end rot The main cause of BER is the lack of Calcium in the plant, the lack of Calcium may be to due to the low amount of Calcium in the soil, the ability of the plant to absorb it, or the set of factors that have an effect on the absorption, The first one is related to the amount of Calcium, the second one is related to the plant, the last one is from the environment that the plants are faced to, Control and Prevention: The use of tolerant varieties can help reduce the occurrence of this disorder, Application of Calcium fertilizers before planting and in the plant establishment reduces the possibility of incidence of BER, Have an accurate irrigation schedule and avoid watering too much and too little can help to the plant to absorb the Calcium, Use mulches to provide the soil moisture to the plant especially in the dry periods, It can help to prevent this problem, Because blossom-end rot is caused by a calcium deficiency don’t tempt to fertilize your plants more, in most cases, there is already sufficient calcium in the soil but the plants just cannot absorb enough of it. Over fertilization is also harmful, and having too much nitrogen, magnesium, and potassium in the soil can actually make BER worse. Try to keep the soil PH in the range of 6.5 because in this range the most nutrients can be uptake by the plants,
On July 18 to 20th, 2021 Delta Pars Nahade seeds department held Open days at Karaj trial station while respecting Covid-19 pandemic safety measures. Around 80 Key customers attended the event. The planted crops showcased included: Watermelon, Determinate Tomato, Open Field Cucumber, Squash, Okra, Forage Corn, Melon, Sweet and Hot Pepper, Eggplant, Super Sweet Corn, Greenhouse Cucumber and Indeterminate Tomato.