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2014-06-26 08:30:16

Represents Potential Multi-Million Dollar Opportunity FIVE POINTS, Calif., June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- S&W Seed Company (Nasdaq: SANW) today announced the first shipments of dormant alfalfa seed varieties to the People's Republic of China (PRC). This is especially important for S&W, since it is both the Company's first shipment to the PRC, and also the first commercial export of its dormant alfalfa seed. The PRC is a new and potentially large market, representing a...

Open-pollinated, Hybrid Tomatoes Compared In Variety Evaluation Study
2014-06-24 03:56:13

American Society for Horticultural Science The recent surge in organic farming has created a need for enhanced research efforts to inform the agricultural sector. George Boyhan from the Department of Horticulture at the University of Georgia says that "variety evaluations"--studies that evaluate and develop crop varieties specifically suited for organic production--can be particularly useful to organic producers. "There continues to be need for variety evaluation trials, as many of the...

2014-06-24 08:33:26

MARINA DEL REY, Calif., June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Discovery Minerals LTD. (OTC Pink: DSCR) (OTC: DSCR) is pleased to announce that 3,900 pounds of Hemp Seed has arrived at the growing partner's farm and will be planted immediately, or as weather permits. To ensure an adequate reserve is in place, an additional 200 pounds of seed was ordered. AB AGRO and Discovery will keep investors updated on the crops progress. Photos and video will be posted on the Company's web site as they...

2014-06-19 08:23:02

SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced today that it is adding another new agronomic service to its Connected Farm(TM) solution. The PurePixel(TM) Precision Vegetation Health Solution provides specialized processing of multi-spectral images used for crop health analysis. Field images processed with PurePixel technology provide farmers and their trusted advisors with a visual representation of the selected field's crop health or maturity level based...

2014-06-18 23:11:23

Despite Recent Improvement in Water Conservation, Bio Logic Aqua Research Founder Sharon Kleyne Wonders if We’re Even Asking the Right Questions Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) June 18, 2014 The manufacture of a single t-shirt requires an estimated one-thousand gallons of fresh water, including water to grow the cotton. That fact was reported on the Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water® radio show by author Brian Clark Howard. As global fresh water shortages and drought continue to increase,...

2014-06-03 08:23:25

Service Provides 3-D Soil Mapping and Analysis SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced today a new agronomic service that is part of its Connected Farm(TM) solution. The new service, Soil Information System(TM) (SIS) solution, provides farmers and their trusted advisors with in-depth 3-D soil data they can use to make more informed decisions about their crop production goals. The SIS data is accessed through Connected Farm and can be used with...

2014-05-28 23:05:33

DTE Energy has entered into an agreement with the GYPSOIL division of Beneficial Reuse Management to market GYPSOIL brand gypsum from the Monroe Power Plant in Monroe, Mich. GYPSOIL is an important soil amendment to help farmers increase soil productivity and protect water quality. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) May 28, 2014 Soil productivity improvement is increasingly emphasized in managing crops and it is a chief reason farmers apply agricultural gypsum. A new agreement between the GYPSOIL...

Genetic Basis Of Pest Resistance To Biotech Cotton Discovered
2014-05-20 12:45:36

By Daniel Stolte, University of Arizona A newly discovered genetic mechanism underlying insect resistance to genetically engineered cotton has global implications for pest management An international team led by scientists at the University of Arizona and the U.S. Department of Agriculture has discovered what happens on a molecular basis in insects that evolved resistance to genetically engineered cotton plants. Their findings, reported in the May 19 issue of the journal PLOS ONE, shed...

2014-05-20 12:33:59

LAS VEGAS, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CannaVest Corp. - ("CannaVest" or "the Company") (OTC:BB CANV) is reporting financial results for the quarter ending March 31, 2014. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140403/LA98016LOGO During this time, CannaVest made tremendous progress, including an expansion of its laboratory and administrative facilities, expanding its team to support marketing and public relations, and establishing a solid domestic industrial hemp cultivation and...

2014-05-20 12:23:49

WESTWOOD, N.J., May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The industry-leading "Food Safety and Pest Management Symposium," hosted by RK Environmental Services and Comprehensive Food Safety, will take place October 8-9, 2014 at Revel, the resplendent casino resort in Atlantic City, NJ. Food safety and pest-management professionals will not want to miss this year's lineup of thought leaders and decision makers representing both industries--while also enjoying the many amenities of a stunning venue...


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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