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2014-08-14 23:07:31

Bio Logic Aqua Research Founder Sharon Kleyne Radio Interview with Oregon State University Small Farm Extension Faculty Maud Powell Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) August 14, 2014 There are more small family farms in the United States in 2014 than ever before and if well managed, they can be immensely profitable, says Oregon State University Farm Extension faculty member Maud Powell (citing the 2014 USDA Farm Census), speaking on the Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water radio show. The key to family...

2014-08-12 23:01:37

The new issue of the journal Weed Science features the results of a survey of organic farmers in 12 Midwestern states. The study found that organic farmers most often use mechanical and cultural methods of weed control including crop rotation, between-row cultivation, primary tillage, and cover cropping. Lawrence, Kansas (PRWEB) August 12, 2014 Weed Science - Organic farmers report that weeds are one of the biggest obstacles to the production of organic crops. In the field of organic...

2014-07-29 23:15:46

Turf Feeding Systems – Korea is a new partnership aimed to promote Sustainable Golf, Sports Fields and Agriculture. Houston, Texas (PRWEB) July 29, 2014 Korea is a key country in Asia with its stable growing economy, over 450 golf courses, hundreds of soccer fields and strong agriculture. Michael Chaplinsky, the president of Turf Feeding Systems, just completed his third trip to Korea within the last six weeks. Chaplinsky has busy working with his new business partner John Heo, the...

2014-07-27 12:20:46

ReportsnReports.com offers "Precision Farming Market by Technology (GPS/GNSS, GIS, Remote Sensing & VRT), Components (Automation & Control, Sensors, FMS), Applications (Yield Monitoring, VRA, Mapping, Soil Monitoring, Scouting) - Global Forecast & Analysis (2013 - 2018)" global research report in its store. DALLAS, July 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The growth of precision farming market is expected to be remarkable, and is estimated to reach $3721.27 million by 2018, at an...

2014-07-11 23:02:42

Europe Micro Irrigation System market can be segmented by Companies, Macro Indicators, End users and Applications. http://www.micromarketmonitor.com/market/europe-micro-irrigation-system-7653102081.html (PRWEB) July 11, 2014 Europe is one of the largest consumers of micro irrigation systems, owing to large cultivated-and hence, irrigated land area. The agricultural sector is a significant user of water resources in Europe, accounting for around 30.0% of the total water use. The scale and...

2014-06-19 08:23:02

SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced today that it is adding another new agronomic service to its Connected Farm(TM) solution. The PurePixel(TM) Precision Vegetation Health Solution provides specialized processing of multi-spectral images used for crop health analysis. Field images processed with PurePixel technology provide farmers and their trusted advisors with a visual representation of the selected field's crop health or maturity level based...

2014-06-12 16:27:31

DAVIS, Calif., June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- One of the early successes of this year's drought response in California is the work of Klamath Basin farmers to rapidly establish cover crops on fallowed land. Technical assistance was provided by USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and funding was provided by the agency's Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP) program. After a speedy signup, which resulted in 41 contracts, Klamath farmers protected 8,836 acres...

2014-06-03 08:23:25

Service Provides 3-D Soil Mapping and Analysis SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced today a new agronomic service that is part of its Connected Farm(TM) solution. The new service, Soil Information System(TM) (SIS) solution, provides farmers and their trusted advisors with in-depth 3-D soil data they can use to make more informed decisions about their crop production goals. The SIS data is accessed through Connected Farm and can be used with...

2014-06-02 23:00:53

A compassionate gardening company that specializes in providing nutrient-enriched soil for cultivation has recently started a marketing partnership with marijuana powerhouse the Medical Cannabis Network. As the nation's finest potting soil distributor, Ideal420Soil hopes to provide this alternative industry with a high-quality product. (PRWEB) June 02, 2014 Ideal 420 Soil is a wholly compassionate entity, specializing in soil science that has been custom-developed with caregivers and...

2014-05-28 23:05:33

DTE Energy has entered into an agreement with the GYPSOIL division of Beneficial Reuse Management to market GYPSOIL brand gypsum from the Monroe Power Plant in Monroe, Mich. GYPSOIL is an important soil amendment to help farmers increase soil productivity and protect water quality. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) May 28, 2014 Soil productivity improvement is increasingly emphasized in managing crops and it is a chief reason farmers apply agricultural gypsum. A new agreement between the GYPSOIL...


Latest Agricultural soil science Reference Libraries

Seed Drilling
2013-05-18 07:39:11

Seed drilling is a method used by farmers in order to have a more unified, crop-yielding season. The first known use of seed drilling was in 1500 BC by the Sumerian. At this time, they were using a single tube. Later, in the 2nd Century BC, the Chinese developed a multi-tube iron drill. This facilitated in a larger crop planting allowing them to feed their large population. The first recorded patent of a sowing machine was in 1566 by the Venetian Senate, attributing Camillo Torello. In the...

Soil Salinity
2013-04-01 11:15:13

Soil salinity is the salt content within the soil; the process of increasing the content of salt is known as salination. Salt is a natural element of water and soils. Salination can be a result of natural processes such as the gradual withdrawal of an ocean or mineral weathering. It can be caused by artificial processes such as irrigation as well. Soils that are affected by salt are a result of excess accumulation of salts, normally most obvious at the surface of the soil. Salts can be...

Dryland Farming
2013-03-15 11:32:48

Dryland farming is farming without the aid of irrigation and only with the amount of rain fall given by Mother Nature. Dryland farming is typical in arid regions such as Southwestern United States, Mexico, the Middle East, and other regions that are known for growing grains. Dryland farming is practiced in all parts of Australia with the exception of the Northern Territory. Process Dryland farming involves the constant assessing of the amount of moisture present or lacking for any given...

Cover Crop
2013-03-15 11:18:24

Image Caption: Painter of the burial chamber of Sennedjem. A Plowing Farmer. Credit: Yorck Project/Wikipedia Cover crops are crops that are planted to improve the quality of the soil, also known as green manure. Cover crops add fertility to the soil, control weeds and pests as well as control diseases that can be otherwise found in untreated soil. Cover crops increases the organic matter levels in the soil which only enhances the structure of the soil as well as increase the capacity for...

Crop Rotation
2013-03-03 09:16:36

Image Caption: Effects of crop rotation and monoculture at the Swojec Experimental Farm, Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences. In the front field, the "Norfolk" crop rotation sequence (potatoes, oats, peas, rye) is being applied; in the back field, rye has been grown for 45 years in a row. Credit: Leslaw Zimny/Wikipedia Crop rotation is the practice of planting different types of crops (also known as polyculture) in the same location in subsequent seasons. Utilizing...

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Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.