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benthic microbial mat community
2014-08-25 06:40:05

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A type of bacteria growing in a hot spring near Yellowstone National Park in Montana uses a previously unidentified process to harvest energy and produce oxygen from sunlight, according to new research published in a recent edition of the journal Science. The bacteria grows in far-red light, researchers from the Pennsylvania State University, the University of California, Davis, and Montana State University report in their study,...

2014-08-19 12:23:37

WESTWOOD, N.J., Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- "Food Safety and Pest Management Symposium 2014," hosted by RK Environmental Services and Comprehensive Food Safety, will now be held at Caesars Atlantic City, NJ on October 8-9, 2014. Professionals from the food safety and pest management industries will not want to miss this world-class premier event. This exciting annual gathering offers a unique and valuable opportunity to gain critical business insights offered by top industry...

Software Calculates Leaf Area From Digital Images
2014-08-18 03:30:08

American Journal of Botany Leaf measurements are often critical in plant physiological and ecological studies, but traditional methods have been time consuming and sometimes destructive to plant samples. Researchers at the University of California, Davis, have developed Easy Leaf Area—a free software written in an open-source programming language—to allow users to accurately measure leaf area from digital images in seconds. "It has always been a challenge to measure leaf surface...

Plants May Use Newly Discovered Language To Communicate
2014-08-15 03:42:31

[ Watch The Video: Attack Of The Parasitic Plants! ] Virginia Tech The discovery throws open the door to a new arena of science that explores how plants communicate with each other on a molecular level A Virginia Tech scientist has discovered a potentially new form of plant communication, one that allows them to share an extraordinary amount of genetic information with one another. The finding by Jim Westwood, a professor of plant pathology, physiology, and weed science in the...

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...

2014-08-11 12:29:31

DUBLIN, Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global and Chinese Alfalfa Hay Industry Report 2014" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 The Global and Chinese Alfalfa Hay Industry Report is a professional and in-depth study on the current state of the global Alfalfa Hay industry with a focus on the Chinese situation. The report provides a basic overview of the industry including definitions,...

2014-08-01 23:00:25

DeepResearchReports.com offer “2014 Deep Research Report on Global and China Alfalfa Hay Industry” in its store. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) August 02, 2014 This is a professional and in-depth study on the current state of the Alfalfa Hay industry in Global and China. The report provides a basic overview of the industry, including definitions, applications and industry chain structure. Global market analysis and Chinese domestic market analysis are provided with a focus on history,...

2014-07-15 23:06:11

A gardener only grows one crop a year of precious fruits, vegetables, plants and flowers and this new electronic technology (BugVibes™) provides continuous plant protection against pests that is organic and safe for families, pets, honeybees and doesn’t wash off. Milwaukee,WI (PRWEB) July 15, 2014 KickStarter - BugVibes™ Regular and organic pesticides often harm water supplies, people, pets, and beneficial insects such as ladybugs and honeybees. These pesticides are temporary and...

2014-07-15 04:20:49

Company expands presence, plans to reach more farms, more crops and more sectors of society BLUE MOUNDS, Wis., July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Midwestern BioAg, Inc. has developed a strategic plan to expand its reach, increase the capacity of the company to meet the needs of its customers and extend the diversity and cost-effectiveness of Midwestern BioAg's products and services. Midwestern BioAg provides a tailored farm management plan that incorporates better farming through better...

2014-07-11 23:02:42

Europe Micro Irrigation System market can be segmented by Companies, Macro Indicators, End users and Applications. http://www.micromarketmonitor.com/market/europe-micro-irrigation-system-7653102081.html (PRWEB) July 11, 2014 Europe is one of the largest consumers of micro irrigation systems, owing to large cultivated-and hence, irrigated land area. The agricultural sector is a significant user of water resources in Europe, accounting for around 30.0% of the total water use. The scale and...


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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