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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.
DALLAS, December 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The report, "Agricultural Inoculants Market by Type (PGPMs, Bio-Control Agents, & Plant Resistance Stimulants), Source (Bacterial
Produce Delivery Service Awarded USDA 2014 Local Food Promotion Program (LFPP) $100,000 Grant WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif., Nov.
OTA says petitions to USDA will continue trend of reducing synthetics in organic food WASHINGTON, Nov.
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
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So Nice and Evergreen collaborate to support the creation of organic food gardens and encourage Canadian schools and families to join the movement TORONTO, Oct.
Independent company funded by farmers and technology investors. New York, NY (PRWEB) October 07, 2014 Agronomic Technology Corp announced a $2.2 million
From Aprilaire, the experts in indoor air quality: Keep these top home maintenance tips in mind this fall to prepare for 2014 winter weather. Madison, WI (PRWEB)
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 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 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 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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