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Boosting Global Corn Yields Depends On Improving Nutrient

Boosting Global Corn Yields Depends On Improving Nutrient Balance

Natalie van Hoose, Purdue University Ensuring that corn absorbs the right balance of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium is crucial to increasing global yields, a Purdue and Kansas State University study finds. A review of data from more than...

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2014-09-10 23:13:44

All Botanical’s brand wants to unmask the health benefits of the nutritional powerhouse. Boca Raton, FL (PRWEB) September 10, 2014 Your skin can now enjoy the benefits of hemp infused products as Green Magic has announced that its line of products are now available on the popular ecommerce website NPIBeauty.com. “The hemp plant is a rich source of essential vitamins, minerals, and contains all of the essential amino acids,” said Robert Calkin, CEO of Green Cures & Botanical...

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...

2014-09-08 08:24:12

PETACH TIKVA, Israel, September 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Stockton Israel, a leader in plant extract based crop protection innovation, announced today that its flagship product, Timorex Gold, has received US registration from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Timorex Gold is a natural broad spectrum fungicide, which allows farmers to have a useful new tool for disease control in organic and conventional crops. (Logo:...

Sierra Nevada snowpack
2014-09-03 02:00:01

Laura Rico, University of California - Irvine The cause? Increased high-elevation plant growth fueled by climate warming Freshwater runoff from the Sierra Nevada may decrease by as much as one-quarter by 2100 due to climate warming on the high slopes, according to scientists at UC Irvine and UC Merced. Accelerated plant growth at higher elevations caused by increasing temperatures would trigger more water absorption and evaporation, accounting for the projected runoff declines, the...

2014-09-03 08:35:04

NEW YORK, September 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- - The interview can now be viewed at the following web link http://www.brdt.us/news-media/media/56-dr-alan-shackelford-chairman-of-the-scientific-advisory-board-for-breedit-interviewed-by-ceolive-tv BreedIT Corp., (OTCQB: BRDT) through its Israeli subsidiary, BreedIT Ltd., the exclusive worldwide license holder and distributor of highly sophisticated agro-breeding solutions software for plant breeders and researchers, is...

2014-09-02 08:30:52

The interview will be featured on CEOLIVE.TV Wednesday, September 3rd 2014 at 9:00am EDT; BreedIT Corp., in a separate announcement, will provide a web link to the interview NEW YORK, September 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BreedIT Corp., (OTCQB: BRDT) through its Israeli subsidiary, BreedIT Ltd., the exclusive worldwide license holder and distributor of highly sophisticated agro-breeding solutions software for plant breeders and researchers, is pleased to announce that BreedIT...

2014-08-29 12:25:49

PEORIA, Ill., Aug. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The growing of industrial hemp ("hemp") in Illinois for research purposes will become legal on January 1, 2015 thanks to Governor Quinn's signing of HB 5085 on August 26th, 2014. This marks the third time hemp legislation has been put before a governor in the state. The two prior attempts were made in 1999 and 2000, but both were vetoed by Governor Ryan. The reason for the 2000 veto was stated to be a lack of private funding of...

2014-08-28 23:08:41

Experienced corporate communications consultant manages PR for IrriGreen, Inc., the developer and manufacturer of the break-through IrriGreen Genius™ Irrigation System. MINNEAPOLIS (PRWEB) August 28, 2014 David Aquilina, Strategic Storyteller, has been retained by IrriGreen, Inc. to provide public relations and media relations services to the company, which manufactures next-generation digital technology for lawn irrigation. David Aquilina is a Minneapolis-based, independent corporate...

2014-08-27 23:15:13

Brand Wants to Unmask the Health Benefits of the Misunderstood, Nutritional Powerhouse Boca Raton, FL (PRWEB) August 27, 2014 All Botanical has announced the major expansion of its Green Magic line in the United States, bringing its hemp infused products to more consumers across the American market. From nutritional supplements to skin care products, the company believes that items made from its organically grown hemp will unlock unique health benefits. “The plant is a rich source of...

2014-08-25 23:02:27

The Weed Science Society of America has announced the agenda for the national scientific summit on herbicide resistant weeds, scheduled for September 10 in Washington, D.C. The Summit will be held in the Auditorium of the National Academy of Sciences Building on Constitution Avenue; participation is free and open to anyone with an interest in resistance issues. Lawrence, Kansas (PRWEB) August 25, 2014 Today the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) announced the agenda for a national...


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Cash crop
2013-08-05 12:49:51

Cash crop is a term used to reference a profitable crop for farmers. Plants like cotton and tobacco are a few cash crops farmer tend to deal with. These crops do not stay with the farmer for their livestock feed or used in the home, rather, in many cases they are exported; thus creating revenue for the farmer. The price of cash crops is largely based on supply and demand in more developed countries, where the supply is actually coming from lesser developed areas. When a bumper crop, that...

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...

Seed Drilling
2013-05-18 07:39:11

Seed drilling is a method used by farmers in order to have a more unified, crop-yielding season. The first known use of seed drilling was in 1500 BC by the Sumerian. At this time, they were using a single tube. Later, in the 2nd Century BC, the Chinese developed a multi-tube iron drill. This facilitated in a larger crop planting allowing them to feed their large population. The first recorded patent of a sowing machine was in 1566 by the Venetian Senate, attributing Camillo Torello. In the...

Erosion
2013-04-01 12:48:39

Erosion is the process by which rock and soil are taken from the surface of the Earth by exogenetic processes like wind or the flow of water, and then transported and deposited in another location. While erosion is a natural process, human activities have increased by 10 to 40 times the rate at which erosion is happening globally. Excessive erosion results in problems such as desertification, decreases in agricultural productivity because of land degradation, sedimentation of waterways,...

Dryland Farming
2013-03-15 11:32:48

Dryland farming is farming without the aid of irrigation and only with the amount of rain fall given by Mother Nature. Dryland farming is typical in arid regions such as Southwestern United States, Mexico, the Middle East, and other regions that are known for growing grains. Dryland farming is practiced in all parts of Australia with the exception of the Northern Territory. Process Dryland farming involves the constant assessing of the amount of moisture present or lacking for any given...

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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'