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2014-09-22 23:02:12

Farmers work long, hard hours during harvest season. Grinnell Mutual asks farmers to make safety count during National Farm Safety and Health Week (Sept. 21-27) and protect what matters. (PRWEB) September 22, 2014 Farmers work long, hard hours during harvest season. Grinnell Mutual asks farmers to make safety count during National Farm Safety and Health Week and protect what matters. “Everyone thinks it doesn’t happen to them and it won’t happen to them. It only takes one time,”...

2014-09-22 12:33:10

DALLAS, September 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a new market research report "Seed Coating Materials Market by Type (Polymers, Colorants, Binders, and Other Additives), by Crop Type (Cereals & Grains, Oilseeds, Fruits & Vegetables) & by Geography - Global Trends & Forecasts to 2019", published by MarketsandMarkets, the Seed Coating Materials Market is projected to grow from $924.50 Million in 2013 to $1,426.78 Million by 2019, with a CAGR of 7.5% from...

2014-09-21 23:01:11

ReportsnReports.com adds “Controlled-release Fertilizers Market by Type (Condensation Products of Urea, Coated & Encapsulated Fertilizers, & N Stabilizers), by Crop Type, & by Geography - Global Trends and Forecast to 2019" global research report to its store. (PRWEB) September 21, 2014 Controlled-release or slow-release fertilizers (CRFs or SRFs) are also known as enhanced efficiency fertilizers. These fertilizers release nutrients slowly or gradually into the soil at...

2014-09-19 23:08:09

Aerial Technology (ATI) expands their UAS technology into the farming and agriculture industry to provide useful date that will enable farmers and produce growers the ability to make cost-effective decisions. Clackamas, OR (PRWEB) September 19, 2014 Aerial Technology (ATI) expands their UAS technology into the http:// Farming and Agriculture Industry to provide useful data that will enable farmers and produce growers the ability to make cost-effective decisions. ATI provides data through...

2014-09-19 23:06:59

Barnhardt's Organic Cotton is 100 percent Biobased. Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) September 19, 2014 Barnhardt Manufacturing Company has earned the USDA Certified Biobased Product Label for its Organic Cotton. The USDA Certified Biobased Product Label verifies that the product’s amount of renewable biobased ingredients meets or exceeds levels set by USDA. Biobased products are finished or intermediate materials composed in whole or in significant part of agricultural, forestry, or marine...

2014-09-19 23:03:11

Cover crops, gypsum applications and a new initiative to develop whole-system solutions to reduce algal blooms and improve water quality were key topics discussed at media event. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) September 19, 2014 Water quality and strategies for managing phosphorus in farm fields are hot topics, especially in light of recent drinking water issues in Toledo, Ohio. A group of experts gathered September 16 at The Ohio State University’s Farm Science Review (FSR) to discuss practical...

2014-09-19 16:25:22

LEGAU, Germany, September 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Organic winery from California receives OWA silver medal Organic pioneer Fred Kirschenmann honored with Lifetime Achievement Award The Frey family with their Demeter winery in California received the OWA Silver Medal. For his leading role within the organic agriculture movement the US organic pioneer Fred Kirschenmann was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award. With the international One World Award, the...

2014-09-19 08:27:05

GrainPro's newest drying innovation, the Solar Bubble Dryer(TM) (SBD), provides a solution to challenges faced by smallholder farmers throughout the world. The SBD can dry commodities such as grains and seeds to the right moisture content while shielding the commodities from intermittent rains. This enables safe and efficient drying under any weather conditions. CONCORD, Mass., Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Around 12 percent of post-harvest losses among prime agricultural...

vyn-nutrient
2014-09-19 02:00:49

Natalie van Hoose, Purdue University Ensuring that corn absorbs the right balance of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium is crucial to increasing global yields, a Purdue and Kansas State University study finds. A review of data from more than 150 studies from the U.S. and other regions showed that high yields were linked to production systems in which corn plants took up key nutrients at specific ratios - nitrogen and phosphorus at a ratio of 5-to-1 and nitrogen and potassium at a ratio...

2014-09-19 00:21:26

BASEL, Switzerland, Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- -- Global network of over 3,500 farms established to measure productivity -- First independently-audited data to be published in March 2015 -- Projects underway in all regions; partnerships agreed and expanded Syngenta today provided an update on the progress of The Good Growth Plan one year after its launch in September 2013. The Plan comprises six measurable commitments for the year 2020 to help address the global food...


Latest Agriculture Reference Libraries

Galway Sheep
2014-09-30 09:49:31

The Galway sheep is a breed of domestic sheep that originated in Galway in western Ireland during the seventeenth century. It was developed after English Longwools were brought to the area, followed by the improved Leicester, which resulted in an early form of the breed known as the Roscommon. Both this type and the modern Galway breed highly resembled the improved Leicester. When the Roscommon breed society began to falter in 1923, it sought out Galway Sheep Breeders Society, later admitting...

English Leicester
2014-09-26 10:19:08

The English Leicester, known by many other names including the Leicester, the improved Leicester, and the Leicester longwool, is a breed of domestic sheep that was developed in England during the eighteenth century by Robert Bakewell. It was one of the first purebred sheep breeds to be introduced into Australia and is one of a few remaining pure sheep breeds. Today, it can be found in many areas including the United States, New Zealand, and Great Britain. The English Leicester holds strong...

Dorpor
2014-09-25 08:56:51

The Dorpor is a breed of domestic sheep that was developed in South Africa during the 1930’s by crossbreeding the Blackhead Persian sheep and the Dorset Horn sheep for the purpose of creating a sheep that could produce meat in arid areas of the region. Today, the breed can be found throughout South Africa and in other areas including Australia. The Dorper Sheep Breeders Society of South Africa was established in the 1950’s and it is now the second most populous sheep in that region....

Cotswold Sheep
2014-09-25 08:43:41

The Cotswold sheep is a breed of domestic sheep that originated from and was named after the Cotswold Hills in England. Some experts assert that this breed was present in this area of England when the Romans arrived sometime around 54 B.C., during which time legend says they discovered sheepcotes along the hills. Later, the area was supposedly given the Anglo-Saxon name of Cottes-wealds, which meant wind swept hills scattered with Cotes. If this legend were true it would mean that the hills...

Boreray
2014-09-22 13:15:04

The Boreay, also known as the Hebridean blackface or the Boreray blackface, is a breed of domestic sheep that originated on the islands of the St Kilda archipelago off the coast of Scotland. Today it survives as a feral breed on the island of Boreay and is the last of the crofter’s sheep that were developed on the islands during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, which were removed from all of the islands except Boreay in 1930. During the 1970’s six Boreay sheep were taken off the...

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caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
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This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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