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2015-03-24 23:02:59

Insight Pest Solutions unveils huge list of pest control tips for homeowners as spring kicks off.

2015-03-18 16:27:30

Diversity of organic buyer is increasing, according to OTA WASHINGTON, March 18, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today's organic tent looks a lot different than yesterday's.

2015-03-17 23:04:29

Re-Nuble launches crowdfunding campaign to increase the affordability and access of organic produce supply in the U.S. New York, NY (PRWEB) March 17, 2015

2015-03-12 23:01:54

Market Publishers Ltd announces that in-demand BAC Reports research studies covering different countries’ organic fertilizer markets have been added to its catalogue. London,

2015-03-11 23:06:42

Lucidity announces Educational Permaculture Action Course from April 6-9, inspired by the work of permaculture designers and educators.

2015-03-10 12:23:33

Annual fundraising event raises nearly $450,000 to support organic research projects WASHINGTON, March 10, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- It was a celebration of organic: of the benefits

2015-03-05 16:28:45

OTA survey: More families than ever choosing organic as they learn about its benefits WASHINGTON, March 5, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Knowledge is power.

2015-03-05 08:23:41

Suppliers must communicate the efficacy of biopesticides to bring in more business opportunities, finds Frost & Sullivan MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., March 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Escalating

2015-02-12 16:31:09

OTA hosting 14 organic product suppliers at BioFach show in Germany WASHINGTON, Feb.

2015-02-05 08:34:41

BERLIN, February 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- - GLOBALG.A.P.


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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Word of the Day
dapifer
  • One who brings meat to the table; hence, in some countries, the official title of the grand master or steward of the king's or a nobleman's household.
The word 'dapifer' comes from Latin roots meaning 'feast' and 'bearer'.