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2014-10-07 08:23:36

XI'AN, China, Oct. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- China Green Agriculture, Inc. (NYSE: CGA; "China Green Agriculture", "we" or the "Company"), a company that mainly produces and distributes humic acid-based compound fertilizers, other varieties of compound fertilizers and agricultural products through its subsidiaries in China, today announced that it will host the Company's special investor days in October 2014 . The two-day investor-day event will be after the holidays week of National...

2014-10-06 23:07:15

Canadian Scientists Use Light to Control Plant Growth; Growers Adopt Proven LumiGrow Technology  Novato, California (PRWEB) October 06, 2014 LumiGrow, Inc., the leader in greenhouse spectrum control systems, expands its Canadian customer base, and partners with Canadian scientists to study the effects of light on plant growth. A team of scientists led by Dr. Youbin Zheng at the University of Guelph in Guelph, Ontario recently released the results of a study that showed that...

2014-10-06 23:03:24

Encirca℠ Services Environmental Response Units Offer a Better Base to Build From Des Moines, Iowa (PRWEB) October 06, 2014 In February, the University of Missouri, the U.S. Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS), and DuPont Pioneer announced an innovative collaboration to pool soil mapping resources, predictive technologies and expertise. The collaboration offers growers a step-change in sustainable crop production through better recommendations for nitrogen...

2014-10-06 20:22:28

LONDON, Oct. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The global market for seed treatment in wheat is estimated at US$510.8 million in 2014 and further forecast to sustain a CAGR of about 6% between 2013 and 2020. North America is the largest consumer of seed treatment products for wheat, with an estimated share of just over 46% in 2014. However, demand for seed treatment in wheat is likely to be the fastest growing in Asia-Pacific, with a forecast 2014-2020 compounded annual rate of 9.1%.The market...

2014-10-06 16:27:59

GMO Answers Invites Consumers to Join the Online Conversation WASHINGTON, Oct. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers are making a conscious effort to get to know more about how their food is grown - planting gardens, going to farmers markets, and searching online for answers. This month GMO Answers (www.GMOAnswers.com) invites the public to "Get to Know GMOs"-- to ask their toughest questions and join the conversation. "With the coming of October, we welcome a new fall season, a new...

2014-10-06 12:24:45

Cheese Facility Workers Join Teamsters Local 662 to Improve Working Conditions LENA, Wis., Oct. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Workers at the Saputo Inc. (TSE: SAP) cheese production facility in Lena, Wisc., have voted overwhelmingly, 367 to 79, in favor of representation by Teamsters Local 662 in Green Bay, Wisc. There are 459 production, maintenance and warehouse workers. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100127/IBTLOGO "We are proud to welcome these brothers and sisters...

2014-10-05 23:00:29

Adverse weather has affected local supply and contributed to high levels of industry revenue volatility over the past five years. For these reasons, industry research firm IBISWorld has updated its report on the Grain Growing industry in Australia. Melbourne, Australia (PRWEB) October 06, 2014 Operators in the Grain Growing industry in Australia are highly export-oriented and produce crops such as wheat, barley, sorghum and other grains. The industry has sustained high levels of revenue...

2014-10-03 16:21:20

WASHINGTON, Oct. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) responded last week to a legal petition from 20 farm, consumer, and environmental groups by reinstating some authorities of the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB), while continuing to limit the Board's advisory authority. The NOSB was established by Congress in 1990 to operate as a permanent independent authority. In May of this year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)...

2014-10-02 23:06:18

The popularity of organic meat has surged over the past five years, contributing to rapid growth and expansion at the farming level. For this reason, industry research firm IBISWorld has added a report on the Organic Livestock and Poultry Farming industry in Australia to its growing industry report collection. Melbourne, Australia (PRWEB) October 02, 2014 Originally considered alternative food only purchased in local markets, organic food is becoming increasingly popular with consumers....

2014-10-02 20:20:59

The Organic Center trustees hear updates on health, soil projects WASHINGTON, Oct. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Members of The Organic Center's Board of Trustees gathered at Harvard University this week for their annual retreat and for scientific briefings on collaborative research on organic's impact on the health of humans and the environment. After hearing the updates, they reported that preliminary findings of the research support the benefits of organic food and farming and show...


Latest Agriculture Reference Libraries

Norfolk Horn
2014-10-23 13:55:56

The Norfolk horn, known by many other names including the Old Norfolk, the Blackface Norfolk Horned, and the Norfolk Horned, is a breed of domestic sheep that was developed in the heathlands of Norfolk, England. Unlike other black-faced sheep breeds, this breed is able to survive in dry and cool conditions. It was popular in its native country until the nineteenth century, during which time more improved breeds the Southdown were introduced. These two breeds were crossbred to develop the...

Papaver orientale
2014-10-16 11:34:49

Papaver orientale is a species of flowering plant. This perennial plant (surviving more than 2 years)may also be referred to as the Oriental poppy and it is a member of the Papaveraceae family. P. orientale can be found in northeastern Turkey and northern Iran. P. orientale commonly grows between 2 and 3 feet and its flowers will commonly bloom from June till July. Flowers are scarlet red, orange or pink in color with purple centers. Long stalks produce thistle-like gray or green leaves...

Papaver nudicaule
2014-10-15 11:29:10

Papaver nudicaule is a flowering plant species. This species may also be referred to as the Arctic poppy or the Iceland poppy. The species belongs to the Papaveraceae family. This plant is a short- lived species that is commonly grown as a biennial or annual plant. P. nudicaule plants can be found in the Asian mountain areas and north into arctic regions in Europe and North America. P. nudicaule produces large, fragrant flowers that can be grown in a variety of different colors from white,...

Karakul
2014-10-14 10:22:10

The Karakul, also known as the Qaraqul, is a breed of domestic sheep that was developed in Central Asia and is thought to have been raised in that area since 1400 BC. Because it has been raised in the desert regions of Central Asia, it is extremely hardy and can survive in arid conditions with little water by storing fat in its tail. This breed is raised in the deserts of Namibia and was introduced into that area by German scientists during the early twentieth century. The Karakul often...

Hog Island Sheep
2014-10-14 10:12:48

The Hog Island sheep is a breed of feral sheep that resides on Hog Island in Virginia. The breed descended from domestic sheep that were brought to the island during the 1700’s. Most likely the sheep used to develop the hog island sheep were modern English sheep, but Merino sheep could have been present on the island. It became feral between the 1930’s and 1940’s after a storm forced the evacuation of the island, leaving some sheep behind to live free of human intervention. During the...

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  • Boughs or branches.
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