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HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept.
Advanced matted-row system proves most environmentally sustainable.
DAVIS, Calif., Aug. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new program is available to California agricultural and forestry producers offering financial incentives to adopt additional conservation activities on their land.
Methods proven worldwide can sustain farmer profits, address hunger and malnutrition and restore ecological health KUTZTOWN, Pa., Dec.
New research reported in Agronomy Journal shows cover crops and composting can offset carbon loss from corn stover ethanol production.
By Hawkins, Gary L Gaskin, Julia; Risse, L Mark The drought in the southeastern United States over the past two years has made national news.
Brian Gandy gets rid of weeds the old-fashioned way. "We pull them," he said, strolling between tomato vines at one of the area's most unusual gardens. As manager of Blue Clay Farm at the Hammond's Ferry community, Gandy's mission is to develop one of the region's first organic farms.
Standard Process Inc.(R) recently hosted the Wisconsin Organic Advisory Council's (WOAC) first field tour.
By Groff, Steve Soil quality and soil health have been a keen interest of mine, especially during the past decade that we have been researching the soils here at Cedar Meadow Farm.
By Anderson-Wilk, Mark Cover crops can provide a multitude of environmental benefits, including reducing soil erosion, minimizing nitrogen leaching, and increasing soil carbon storage (Deigado et al. 2007; Singer et al. 2007; Hargrove 1991).
Image Caption: Painter of the burial chamber of Sennedjem. A Plowing Farmer. Credit: Yorck Project/Wikipedia Cover crops are crops that are planted to improve the quality of the soil, also known as green manure. Cover crops add fertility to the soil, control weeds and pests as well as control diseases that can be otherwise found in untreated soil. Cover crops increases the organic matter levels in the soil which only enhances the structure of the soil as well as increase the capacity for...
Image Caption: A field in Randers, Denmark. A pile of manure is in the foreground. Credit: Malene Thyssen/Wikipedia (CC BY-SA 2.5) Manure is organic matter that comes from farmyard animal waste as well as from crop cover. Manure from cows, pigs, horses, chickens, rabbits, etc. is broken down into organic matter and used as organic fertilizer. “Green” manure is derived from planting a cover crop, such as clover, to be plowed directly back into the soil. Bacteria traps nitrogen and other...
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