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2015-04-20 08:24:52

GUELPH, Ontario, April 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Stockton Group [http://www.stockton-ag.com ], a leader in plant extract-based crop protection innovation, announced

2015-04-16 23:04:24

Plant Geneticist Uses Research and Communication Skills to Promote Food Production Ames, IA (PRWEB) April 16, 2015 The Council for Agricultural Science

2015-04-07 08:24:28

LeafMonTM Technology Will Revolutionize Crop Irrigation MILIPITAS, Calif., April 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Cermetek today announced new sensor technology, LeafMon.

2015-04-03 12:20:37

ETwater announces a public service campaign to achieve 25% water reductions through new technology NOVATO, Calif., April 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- In the historic executive order on Wednesday,

2015-04-01 12:36:18

Following the overwhelming interest in CANDY HOUSE's first product, entrepreneur Jerming Gu will travel to 10 countries in two weeks to demonstrate the Sesame smart lock, the world's first instant

heat-beater beans
2015-03-25 15:01:38

They are sometimes known as the "meat of the poor". Beans, in their many forms, provide affordable protein and are vital for the food security for more than 400 million people in the developing world. Highly nutritious, rich in protein, fiber, complex carbohydrates, vitamins, iron, and other micronutrients, bean crops are a staple in many countries.

2015-03-25 08:31:24

PLACERVILLE, CA, March 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - iMD Companies, Inc.

2015-03-24 23:05:23

Canada Hemp Foods is expanding its presence in grocery stores and specialty shops with its new distributorship agreement with Dovre Imports & Exports, and will be appearing at the Canadian

2015-03-21 23:00:42

Texas Grower Uses Irrigation Enhancer To Prevent Algae Buildup In Center Pivot Lines And Nozzles Northern Texas Panhandle (PRWEB) March 21, 2015 Spring

2015-03-20 12:23:44

SHANGHAI, March 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The 17(th) Hortiflorexpo IPM Shanghai (HIS), Asian largest floricultural, horticultural and garden trade show, will be held from April 22 to 24, 2015 in Shanghai


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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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