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2014-12-10 12:29:36

THCZ to Produce Proprietary Hemp Beverage Line DALLAS, Dec. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Totally Hemp Crazy Inc.

2014-12-08 23:07:04

DMG Productions explores the latest innovations in soil and plant health. Marshall, MN (PRWEB) December 08, 2014 Agnition announced today that it will

wheat in dry land
2014-11-28 03:00:36

In the world’s driest rainfed wheat region, Washington State University researchers have identified summer fallow management practices that can make all the difference for farmers, water and soil conservation, and air quality.

2014-11-25 08:37:18

LOS ANGELES, November 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- WeWOOD's New Watch Release Expected to Further Tree Planting Initiative WeWOOD, the premier provider of eco-friendly

2014-11-24 04:20:52

MOSHAV SHARONA, Israel, November 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kaiima Bio-Agritech, an Israel-based genetics and breeding technology company, announces that it has established

2014-11-20 23:03:43

The Weed Science Society of America announces the upcoming annual meetings of the WSSA and its sister regional organizations.

2014-11-19 23:12:57

Clark to focus on Jain’s growing leadership in the Precision Agriculture market promoting conservation of water, energy, and soil. Fresno, CA (PRWEB) November

2014-11-11 12:24:08

LONDON, Nov. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Water Supply and Irrigation Systems in US$ Million.

2014-11-06 23:10:42

Special blends now available that provide new flavor combinations. Boca Raton, FL (PRWEB) November 06, 2014 Gourmet by Nature has announced the expansion


Latest Agronomy Reference Libraries

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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Word of the Day
edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
The word 'edulcoration' comes from a Latin word meaning 'making sweet'.