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2015-01-20 08:36:25

KAMULI, Uganda, Jan. 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The answer to extreme poverty in Africa could be Africa itself, if a new agricultural initiative lives up to its vision.

2015-01-09 23:01:56

The biopesticides market for post-harvest defines and segments the biopesticides market for post-harvest application with an analysis and forecast of the revenue.

2014-12-22 23:07:36

In one of the largest grassroots sustainable living events in the Southeast, Organic Growers School's Spring Conference draws over 2000 attendees from 18 states and Canada.

2014-12-16 12:26:16

DUBLIN, Dec.

2014-12-10 23:04:07

Jobs, government incentives, changes in urban planning, new technology and other factors are coming together to accelerate the growth of urban farming across the U.S., according to Seedstock.com.

2014-12-01 12:23:04

DALLAS, December 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The report, "Agricultural Inoculants Market by Type (PGPMs, Bio-Control Agents, & Plant Resistance Stimulants), Source (Bacterial

2014-11-06 16:38:23

Produce Delivery Service Awarded USDA 2014 Local Food Promotion Program (LFPP) $100,000 Grant WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif., Nov.

2014-11-06 16:26:12

OTA says petitions to USDA will continue trend of reducing synthetics in organic food WASHINGTON, Nov.

2014-10-30 23:05:49

Will growth of urban farming soon explode in US cities? This unique event will bring together farmers, urban planners, economic and community development directors, entrepreneurs, investors and

2014-10-23 23:04:44

Hendersonville-based pest control company, U.S.


Latest Agroecology Reference Libraries

Sheet Mulching
2013-08-05 12:36:35

Sheet mulching, or lasagna gardening, is the process of turning barren ground into a more nourishing garden without digging. It is a layered system that can be used for a yard garden or a topical box garden. Starting at the bottom is a weed proof barrier, like newspaper or cardboard. On top of that is a twelve-inch layer of compost or mulch material such as old clothes, yard clippings, and manure, which provides for nutrient rich soil. Weed-free soil is added prior to planting the desired...

Forest Gardening
2013-07-31 15:46:47

Forest gardening is a woodland ecosystem that requires little maintenance. Forest gardening is a form of intercropping that is a seven tier, layering system utilizing the space from the sub-ground up to the canopy in order to provide high yielding food production for human consumption in wooded areas. Layering utilizes the photosynthesis to the maximum benefit for each tier within the forest garden. The canopy level consists of the tallest fruit/nut trees with dwarf trees in the...

Intercropping
2013-07-31 15:20:47

Intercropping is growing crops of multiple products in a specific area. Using the property for more than one crop serves dual purposes such as adding structural support along with providing needed nutrients as well as weed and pest control. Careful consideration and control is required when intercropping. Considerations such as soil content, the amount of water needed for each crop and the amount of sunlight needed for each crop. An example of intercropping are planting tall crops that...

Overgrazing
2013-04-01 12:31:24

Overgrazing occurs when plants are unprotected to intensive grazing for extended periods of time, or without enough recovery periods. It can be a result of either livestock in poorly managed agricultural applications, or by overpopulations of native or non-native wild animals. Overgrazing reduces the usefulness, biodiversity, and productivity of the land and is one cause of desertification and erosion. It’s also considered to be a cause of the spread of invasive species of non-native...

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