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2014-09-29 23:05:32

The Nitrogenous Fertilizers in Grains & Oilseeds market report defines and segments the market with analysis and forecast of revenue.http://www.micromarketmonitor.com/applications/nitrogenous-fertilizers-in-grains-oilseeds-7398221603.html (PRWEB) September 29, 2014 Nitrogenous Fertilizers-Grains & Oilseeds market has been pegged at $61,529.5m in the year 2013 growing at 2.4% annually and is projected to reach $69,158.5m by the end of the year 2018. Browse through the TOC of the...

2014-09-29 23:03:36

A study featured in the journal Weed Technology tested the seed retention of four dominant weed species plaguing Australian crop production. A high seed retention rate (with low early shatter rates) shows potential for the use of harvest weed seedsystems to reduce the amount of seed from being reintroduced into the field. Lawrence, KS (PRWEB) September 29, 2014 Eliminating weed seeds before they can establish new plants is a practical and effective means of weed control in crop farming in...

2014-09-25 23:13:11

New flavor combinations showcase the fertile soil of Senegal Boca Raton, FL (PRWEB) September 25, 2014 Gourmet by Nature has announced the expansion of its line of teas into the United States, bringing new and exotic flavor combinations to the American market. Gourmet by Nature is a French company with close ties to Senegal. The teas are grown and processed on farms in the African nation. This allows Gourmet by Nature to tap into thousands of years of agricultural experience from the...

2014-09-25 16:27:49

WINNIPEG, Sept. 25, 2014 /CNW/ - Did you know you can get a free unofficial grain grade this harvest? You still have time to register for the Canadian Grain Commission's Harvest Sample Program for 2014. In fact, because of this year's late harvest, you may sign up until October 31, 2014. If you are already registered, please send us your sample as soon as you can. The Harvest Sample Program is voluntary and free to participate in. Participating producers get important...

2014-09-25 08:29:23

FIVE POINTS, Calif., Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- S&W Seed Company (Nasdaq: SANW), one of the world's leading alfalfa seed companies, has entered into a distribution agreement with Maxim International (Private) Limited, one of the largest livestock input companies in Pakistan. Maxim, as S&W's exclusive distributor in Pakistan, will stock and supply S&W's elite alfalfa seed brands in Pakistan. Pakistan represents a significant new opportunity for sales of S&W's high...

2014-09-24 08:23:23

Food Tank is launching a one-year project to evaluate the potential for democratizing innovation and analyzing the true cost of food. CHICAGO, Sept. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Food Tank is launching two collaborative efforts over the next year with support from the McKnight Foundation. These projects will marshal increased awareness and research on democratizing innovation and true cost accounting while homing in on the Collaborative Crop Research Program's goal to collaborate with smallholder...

2014-09-23 23:04:46

GIA announces the release of a comprehensive global report on Agricultural Biotechnology markets. Global market for Agricultural Biotechnology is projected to reach US$40 billion by 2020, driven by the surging demand for biopesticides, and growing adoption of transgenic crops as a measure to increase food production and achieve food security goals. San Jose, California (PRWEB) September 23, 2014 Follow us on LinkedIn – Agricultural biotechnology is gaining steady popularity the world...

2014-09-19 23:03:11

Cover crops, gypsum applications and a new initiative to develop whole-system solutions to reduce algal blooms and improve water quality were key topics discussed at media event. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) September 19, 2014 Water quality and strategies for managing phosphorus in farm fields are hot topics, especially in light of recent drinking water issues in Toledo, Ohio. A group of experts gathered September 16 at The Ohio State University’s Farm Science Review (FSR) to discuss practical...

2014-09-19 08:27:05

GrainPro's newest drying innovation, the Solar Bubble Dryer(TM) (SBD), provides a solution to challenges faced by smallholder farmers throughout the world. The SBD can dry commodities such as grains and seeds to the right moisture content while shielding the commodities from intermittent rains. This enables safe and efficient drying under any weather conditions. CONCORD, Mass., Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Around 12 percent of post-harvest losses among prime agricultural...

2014-09-18 16:28:55

WINNIPEG, Sept. 18, 2014 /CNW/ - Large amounts of last year's grain are still in storage and this year's grain is beginning to be delivered into the handling system. How you can protect all of your grain from spoiling or becoming infested? The Canadian Grain Commission has tips to help you manage the quality of grain already in storage. We also have steps you can take before you start filling your bins to keep your stored grain in good condition. Quick facts --...


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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...

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...

Cover Crop
2013-03-15 11:18:24

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...

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