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2014-09-15 08:35:42

CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif., Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hikvision USA, a multiple award-winning North American leader in innovative video surveillance technology products and solutions, joined with Earthworks Farm, a work-training and educational urban farm in Los Angeles County, to promote healthy lifestyle choices to the local community. A team of volunteers from Hikvision, along with Earthworks farmers, used organic farming as a framework to support young people in the community...

2014-09-12 12:26:19

OTA stresses role of organic for states WASHINGTON, Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Organic Trade Association Executive Director and CEO Laura Batcha told the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) Friday that organic farming is in all states, and that state directors of agriculture who care about jobs and vitality should care about organic. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140912/145720-INFO Organic is no longer a niche industry, said...

2014-09-10 23:05:13

Consumers can now receive affordable, farm-fresh organic fruits and vegetables delivered straight to their doorstep. New York, New York (PRWEB) September 10, 2014 Farmbox Direct, the newest subscription based service bringing 100% USDA certified organic, seasonal, and pesticide-free produce to doorsteps, launches with delivery along the east coast. Based in New York City, Farmbox Direct offers customers three different size boxes that can be delivered weekly or bi-weekly, containing only...

2014-09-10 16:27:42

Consumer concerns, GMOs, latest trends top OTA's "All Things Organic" in Baltimore WASHINGTON, Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- It's been a busy year for the organic industry. Record sales in the United States, intensifying competition for the attention of the increasingly savvy organic consumer, and a dogged debate over what organic really stands for have meant a very full plate for the organic community. The Organic Trade Association (OTA), the leading authority on the...

2014-09-09 12:22:44

Fair Trade and Small Farming Advocates Weigh In on Climate Solutions PORTLAND, Ore., Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fair World Project (FWP), a campaign of the Organic Consumers Association, the nation's largest network of green and ethical consumers, and The Latin American and Caribbean Network of Fair Trade Small Producers' Organizations (CLAC), the largest network of fair trade farmers in Latin America, have joined together to call on the United Nations to put small...

2014-09-03 23:07:38

Ag/Bio Tech firm buys India based producer of Cold-Pressed Neem Oil Vancouver, B.C. (PRWEB) September 03, 2014 Ag/Bio Tech company Terramera PlantScience announced today the acquisition of Plasma Power, an India-based manufacturer of Cold Pressed Neem Oil and other ecologically friendly products for use in agriculture, human health and cosmetic applications. Plasma Power, headquartered in Chennai India, produces a range of products for use agricultural crop protection including the only...

2014-08-21 23:03:44

DeepResearchReports.com adds “2014 Market Research Report on Global Seaweed Fertilizer Industry” reports to its market research store. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) August 21, 2014 2014 Deep Research Report on Global Seaweed Fertilizer Industry” is a professional and in-depth research report on the Seaweed Fertilizer market. The report provides basic Seaweed Fertilizer information, including Seaweed Fertilizer definition, classification, application, and industry chain structure as well as...

2014-08-21 12:31:43

DUBLIN, Ireland, August 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/k4j7jl/global_seaweed) has announced the addition of the "Global Seaweed Fertilizer Industry Report 2014" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/k4j7jl/global_seaweed ] report to their offering. <start_newscom> (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) The Global Seaweed Fertilizer Industry Report 2014 is a professional and...

2014-08-20 23:06:38

Early bird deadline is Sept. 10 to register for Seedstock’s 3rd Annual Sustainable Agriculture Innovation Conference. Two-day event (Nov. 11-12) includes tour of Los Angeles’ first multi-faceted food production business incubator for local entrepreneurs and a shipping container farm. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) August 20, 2014 Attendees of Seedstock’s 3rd Annual Sustainable Agriculture Innovation Conference will get a sneak peak at Los Angeles’ first multi-faceted food production...

2014-08-12 23:01:37

The new issue of the journal Weed Science features the results of a survey of organic farmers in 12 Midwestern states. The study found that organic farmers most often use mechanical and cultural methods of weed control including crop rotation, between-row cultivation, primary tillage, and cover cropping. Lawrence, Kansas (PRWEB) August 12, 2014 Weed Science - Organic farmers report that weeds are one of the biggest obstacles to the production of organic crops. In the field of organic...


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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