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2013-10-02 12:24:16

Over the past few decades, crop breeders have increasingly relied on the wild and weedy relatives of domesticated crops as new sources of disease resistance, drought tolerance, and other traits. But just like all wild plant species, these "crop wild relatives" (CWR) are also at risk of decline and extinction due to habitat loss, pollution, and climate change. On Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013, two speakers will describe the latest efforts to identify and protect the wild relatives of domesticated...

2013-09-05 23:00:52

Dealzer.com's popular $420 6 plant hydroponics grow box has received an upgrade to the new 2.7 model. This grow box not only produces 5 pounds of dried plant matter per year, but it also has many more features throughout the system. Paducah, KY (PRWEB) September 05, 2013 The $420 Cash Crop 2.7 is the latest model of Dealzer.com's popular hydroponics grow box systems. This grow box not only produces 5 pounds of dried plant matter per year, but it is stocked with all kinds of new...

Crop Wild Relative Inventory Completed In For North America
2013-04-30 06:11:47

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The world of agricultural science came out with some surprising news on Monday. An international consortium of scientists and researchers funded by the Global Crop Diversity Trust of Rome, Italy, announced findings that have gone against what was long held as an agricultural truth. The US is, contrary to long held belief, a fairly robust reservoir of plant diversity, especially among globally important food crops such as the...

Crop Circles As A New Expression Of Religiosity
2012-11-26 17:31:26

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Crop circles have always been a staple of the mysterious side of our world, and they´re often offered as direct evidence of a higher, other-worldly existence. The legitimacy of these shapes in the fields can be debated over and over, but no matter where the discussion falls, one thing remains: These crop circles have a certain magnetic quality. Even as an oddity or an amusement, we want to see, experience and most...

2011-01-10 08:22:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- See video from CNH Agricultural and Construction Equipment at: http://www.thenewsmarket.com/Releases/StoryDetailPage.aspx?GUID=a12933c1-ac30-4b84-8aaf-c0f80a08ee2c New Holland Agriculture has won the Silver medal at the SIMA innovation awards 2011 for its Crop ID(TM) system developed for the BB9000 range of large square balers. The system enables operators and producers to record information in real time about every bale. As the bale passes through...


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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...

Crop Rotation
2013-03-03 09:16:36

Image Caption: Effects of crop rotation and monoculture at the Swojec Experimental Farm, Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences. In the front field, the "Norfolk" crop rotation sequence (potatoes, oats, peas, rye) is being applied; in the back field, rye has been grown for 45 years in a row. Credit: Leslaw Zimny/Wikipedia Crop rotation is the practice of planting different types of crops (also known as polyculture) in the same location in subsequent seasons. Utilizing...

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