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2014-10-23 23:04:44

Hendersonville-based pest control company, U.S. Pest, releases an adorable, new video for kids named “The Lovely Insect Show,” providing an introduction to various types of household pests. Nashville, TN (PRWEB) October 23, 2014 Parents now have the perfect resource to teach their children about insects, which can be viewed at http://www.uspest.com/blog/lovely-insect-show/. The video, entitled “The Lovely Insect Show,” was created by Hendersonville-based pest control company U.S....

2014-10-14 08:23:16

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. 14, 2014 /CNW/ - A new partnership and organic initiative officially launched today by So Nice, a Canadian brand of organic dairy alternative beverages, and Evergreen, a national not-for-profit, is setting out to provide Canadian schools with the resources and inspiration to start their very own organic food gardens. The...

2014-10-07 23:12:09

Independent company funded by farmers and technology investors. New York, NY (PRWEB) October 07, 2014 Agronomic Technology Corp announced a $2.2 million investment to expand its Adapt-N cloud-based recommendation platform for farmers and agronomists gives farmers customized, soil-driven insights that lead to more profitable and environmentally sound fertilizer, crop and irrigation decisions. The company said that proceeds from the investment, which comes from Arthur Ventures, Cayuga...

2014-10-06 23:08:38

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) October 06, 2014 Fall is a great time of year to perform important home maintenance. Autumn creates plenty of predictable yard work, such as raking leaves and cleaning gutters. However, there are a number of chores that are less obvious but just as important in order to get a house in tip-top shape before winter. Five Outdoor...

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...

2014-09-25 04:22:03

JAIPUR, India, September 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Season's Biggest Online Organic Shopping Carnival Organicshop.in, India's largest online marketplace for organics, celebrates this festive season with its customers with the introduction of Organic Festive Bonanza. The season's biggest shopping extravaganza has slashed down prices of almost 7500 organics from 60+ organic, natural and herbal brands, and has introduced discounts like 50% off, Buy 1 Get 1 and organic...

2014-09-23 12:23:56

Lawn Food, Liquid Lawn Food and Solo Packs, natural fertilizers and plant food meet the demand for chemical-free products that boost curb appeal. PORTSMOUTH, N.H., Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Colorful mums and green lawns may be the lure of fall landscaping, however caring for yards this time of year not only boosts curb appeal now, it also ensures lush lawn and plants come spring. Fall is the most important time of year to fertilize lawns, particularly for climates like the...

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...

2014-09-17 23:12:54

Texas company Turf Feeding Systems focuses on water, soil health and food production every day. Recently, founder Michael Chaplinsky has formed a team of individuals who will work to implement Sustainable Agriculture and Water Efficiency, aimed to combat the important world issues. Houston, Texas (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 Michael Chaplinsky, president of Turf Feeding Systems, Inc. is sharply focused on implementing sustainable agriculture and water efficiency worldwide. Chaplinsky...

2014-09-16 08:24:00

Access to cutting-edge microbial nutrient technologies to help eliminate agriculture pollution of diminishing water sources in California. SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bay Area-owned Norcal Ag Service Inc., an agricultural service company that provides 'fish friendly' fertilizers and other green farming technologies to Central and Northern California farmers, announced yesterday its exclusive distributorship with PAC BIO Fungbact Ltd, an India-based biological plant...


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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