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2014-09-14 23:02:07

A regional tour of over 40 family farms in Western NC takes place Sept 20&21. At Living Web Farms, participants will see traditional mountain agricultural techniques, learn cooking and farming skills, and can even enjoy a 4-course meal. Mills River, NC (PRWEB) September 14, 2014 Jeremy Griste prefers to do everything by hand. He’s the farm manager at the Mills River Educational Farm, a property overseen by Living Web Farms. The mission of Living Web Farms, a non-profit organization,...

2014-09-12 23:01:32

MarketReportsOnline.com adds "Global Crop Protection (Pesticides) Market Report - 2014 Edition" report to its research store. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) September 12, 2014 The report studies the crop protection market on a global scale and its various segments and also provides detailed information regarding the key regional markets. The competition in the global crop protection market is intense with few large players viz. Syngenta AG, Bayer CropScience AG, BASF SE and Dow. In...

2014-09-12 12:26:19

OTA stresses role of organic for states WASHINGTON, Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Organic Trade Association Executive Director and CEO Laura Batcha told the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) Friday that organic farming is in all states, and that state directors of agriculture who care about jobs and vitality should care about organic. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140912/145720-INFO Organic is no longer a niche industry, said...

2014-09-12 12:22:13

- "Right to Grow" program offers U.S. farmers corn rootworm control and a stewardship premium for Agrisure Duracade corn planted in 2015 MINNETONKA, Minn., Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Syngenta announced today that it has renewed and enhanced its program with Gavilon Grain, LLC, to provide grain marketing opportunities for U.S. farmers who plant Agrisure Duracade(TM) in 2015. Agrisure Duracade is Syngenta's cutting-edge corn rootworm (CRW) control technology approved in the U.S....

2014-09-12 08:22:14

Safer, Simple and Effective Nematicide Reduces Environmental Impact TEL AVIV, Israel, September 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ADAMA Agricultural Solutions, a world leader in farmer-centric agricultural solutions, announced today that NIMITZ, a novel, non-fumigant nematicide with unprecedented user safety and simplified application features, has achieved regulatory approval in the U.S. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140402/679073 ) Highly effective in...

2014-09-11 23:04:15

RnRMarketResearch.com adds “District Cooling Market by Application (Commercial, Residential, Industrial and Others) – Global Trends & Forecasts to 2019" global research report to its store. (PRWEB) September 11, 2014 District cooling finds usage based on end-user applications. It is used for commercial, residential, industrial, and others. Their major application is in the commercial and residential sector. These include commercial complexes, offices, airports, museums,...

2014-09-11 08:26:04

Opens September 20, and runs every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Through November 2. WATERLOO, Ind., Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Amazing Acres Farms, LLC, operators of the Amazing Fall Fun Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch(TM) today announced that the popular attraction for family-friendly fun for people of all ages will feature an Indianapolis Colts player again this year - Pat McAfee, the team's starting punter. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140910/145291 Photo -...

2014-09-11 08:23:58

PETACH TIKVA, Israel, September 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Stockton Israel, a leader in plant extract based crop protection innovation, is pleased to announce it has been shortlisted for the prestigious awards by AGROW, in two categories "Best R&D Pipeline" and "Best Marketing Campaign". The Agrow Awards competition is the "Oscars" of the crop protection industry and is a confirmation of creativity and innovation in the global crop protection industry. "We are very...

2014-09-10 23:13:44

All Botanical’s brand wants to unmask the health benefits of the nutritional powerhouse. Boca Raton, FL (PRWEB) September 10, 2014 Your skin can now enjoy the benefits of hemp infused products as Green Magic has announced that its line of products are now available on the popular ecommerce website NPIBeauty.com. “The hemp plant is a rich source of essential vitamins, minerals, and contains all of the essential amino acids,” said Robert Calkin, CEO of Green Cures & Botanical...

2014-09-10 23:12:44

Soybean research trials conducted by members of the Stoller Enterprises research and product development team have produced a 214.7 bushel-per-acre yield in the Rio Grande Valley, near Weslaco, Texas. The two hundred plus bushel-per-acre yield may be highest yield achieved in replicated soybean plot trials. Houston, TX (PRWEB) September 10, 2014 Soybean research trials conducted by members of the Stoller Enterprises research and product development team have produced a 214.7...


Latest Agriculture Reference Libraries

Arapawa Sheep
2014-09-16 10:49:57

The Arapawa sheep is a breed of domestic sheep that is typically only found on Arapawa Island in New Zealand. It is thought that this breed has been isolated on the island since 1867 and although there are many theories regarding its origin, it is most widely accepted that it is a descendant Merino strains from Australia. Because the Arapawa sheep has lived in an area with harsh terrain for so long, it often looks hunched over in appearance, carrying its tail and head in a downward...

Welsh Harlequin
2014-09-08 20:14:56

The Welsh harlequin is a breed of domestic duck that was developed in Wales during the twentieth century. Its development began in 1949, when Leslie Bonnet found a coloration mutation in one member of his flock of Khaki Campbells. By 1968, after selectively breeding his flock to hold this color, eggs that would hatch successfully were brought to the United States and later live ducks were imported. It was officially recognized by the American Poultry Association in 2001. The Welsh...

Magpie Duck
2014-09-08 12:28:35

The magpie duck is a breed of domestic duck that originated in the United Kingdom during the nineteenth century. The breed was developed by Oliver Drake and M.C. Gower-Williams, who most likely used selective breeding techniques with the Belgian Huttegem, a breed that was highly similar to the magpie duck. Although it was brought to the United States in 1963 and accepted by the American Standard of Perfection in 1977, it did not become well known in that area until 1984. The weight of the...

Indian Runner Duck
2014-09-05 13:17:55

The Indian runner duck is a breed of domestic duck that was found in the East Indies, although it is not thought that the breed originated from this area. It is thought that the term “Indian” may have been used in an exaggerating manner, signifying a port where the breed was shipped from or the men from the East India Company who transported them. This breed became well known for its egg-laying abilities in the United States and Europe during the late nineteenth century. The first...

Wessex Saddleback
2014-09-05 10:36:48

The Wessex saddleback, also known as the Wessex pig, is a breed of domestic pig that was developed in Wessex. Its complete origin is unknown, with some stating that is was developed by crossing the Old English sheeted pig and a breed of black pig from the New Forest region. Many suggest that the breed is one of the few to have been mostly unaffected by crossbreeding with Neapolitan pigs, which would mean that it would be highly similar to the landrace pig that once roamed through Britain’s...

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Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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