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2013-04-01 12:27:28

Newest offer saves consumers both time and money RICHMOND, Va., April 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Longhorn announced today the latest offer for a consumer that saves both time and money, the Longhorn 7.2 oz. value tub. The launch follows the introduction of the 14.4 oz. value tub in March of 2012. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130401/PH86345) "Tubs are the fastest growing segment in the category," according to Longhorn Associate Brand Manager Tracy Vernon, "and are...

Pyramid Strategy For Biotech Crops Not A Silver Bullet
2013-03-31 06:12:50

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Genetically engineered crops that are designed to be pest resistant may not be as effective as previously thought, according to a new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). First grown in 1996, the pest-resistant plants produce toxins from the bacterium Bacillus thuringiensis, or Bt for short. Deemed safe for human consumption, Bt crops increase yields and reduce the need for pesticides that can damage the...

2013-03-27 08:23:05

Municipal Bond Financing to Support Rotational Farm Fallowing DENVER, March 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Two Rivers Water & Farming Company (OTCQB: TURV) (www.2riverswater.com) announced today it has acquired the last remaining parcels of land inside the Sunset Metropolitan District. Two Rivers now owns all land from which electors can vote to seat board members of the Sunset Metropolitan District. Two Rivers expects to formally amend the District's service plan to: focus on...

2013-03-26 08:22:30

Tillage Sunn Hemp Brand Adds Nitrogen and Biomass in 60 Days ROBESONIA, Pa., March 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sunn Hemp (Crotalaria juncea), a species unrelated to the marijuana plant sometimes also called hemp, is a tropical plant used in Africa, Asia and South America for animal forage, soil improvement and fiber production. In North America Sunn Hemp is a warm season nitrogen-producing legume that reduces nematode populations and adds organic biomass to improve soil quality when...

2013-03-25 12:22:41

Consumers are now equipped to eliminate pests and weeds, and nourish plants with cutting-edge, all-in-one technologies ATLANTA, March 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Homeowners have long tackled cumbersome backyard tasks by juggling and mixing multiple products with hopes of having a beautiful home and garden without troublesome weeds and pests. This year, the makers of Amdro® and Pennington® have eliminated the guesswork typically associated with pest and weed control and...

2013-03-25 08:27:17

MADISON HEIGHTS, Mich., March 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Creative Edge Nutrition, Inc. (OTCPINK: FITX), a nutritional supplement company focusing on active lifestyles, today announced its entrance into the Medical Marijuana Sector via Hemp Protein Powder, our Naturals Line, Hemp-plex (www.HempNorthamerica.com) and Chia-plex (www.ChiaNorthamerica.com). (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130325/NE82535 ) Creative Edge Nutrition, Inc. being headquartered in Michigan, a...

2013-03-22 16:21:24

LAS VEGAS, March 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Spread Peace Radio featured renowned philanthropist and leader in the industrial hemp industry, Bruce Perlowin, CEO of Hemp, Inc. (OTC: HEMP), on his plans to fund and build a 500-acre Kins Domain in Arizona. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121107/LA08133LOGO) During the talk radio interview, broadcasted last week, Perlowin enlightened listeners on what initially inspired him to create self-sustainable communities and the...

2013-03-19 12:28:43

The March 19th Issue of The Food Journal Will Provide an In-Depth Analysis of Plant Breeding and What It Means for Farmers, Manufacturers, Grocers, and Consumers SANTA MONICA, Calif., March 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Not to be confused with or compared to genetic modification, plant breeding is an agricultural technology used for decades that might offer an abundance of affordable, tasty and nutritious foods for the growing world population, according to the March 19(th) issue of The...

2013-03-13 15:35:33

New research on household pesticide contamination emphasizes the need for less reliance on pesticides and more emphasis on neatness, blocking cracks where insects can enter and other so-called "integrated pest management" (IPM) measures, scientists have concluded. Their study appears in the ACS' journal Environmental Science & Technology. Chensheng Lu and colleagues cite previous studies showing that urban, low-income, multifamily, public housing dwellings are prone to severe pest...

2013-03-13 08:35:47

AMSTERDAM, March 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- - CropWorld Global 2013 (October 29-30th 2013; Amsterdam RAI) launches 'planting the seeds of innovation' campaign. - Extensive research shows that innovation in 'crop sciences', 'supply chain', 'R&D' and 'water and irrigation' is essential to addressing a sustainable future CropWorld Global 2013 [http://www.cropworld-global.com ], the annual agricultural industry event run by UBM...


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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