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2014-10-17 08:27:08

DUBLIN, Oct. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global and Chinese Refined Cotton Industry Report 2014" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130307/600769 The Global and Chinese Refined Cotton Industry Report 2014 is a professional and in-depth study on the current state of the global refined cotton industry with a focus on the Chinese situation. The report provides a basic overview of the industry including...

2014-10-14 23:04:45

Prevention of weeds, plant diseases, and insects by using Pesticides drives the Pesticides Market in Cereals & Grains http://www.micromarketmonitor.com/applications/pesticides-in-cereals-grains-5882554457.html (PRWEB) October 14, 2014 The Pesticides Market in Cereals & Grains report defines and segments the pesticides market in cereals and grains, with analysis and forecast of revenue. The Pesticides market in Cereals & Grains is estimated to grow from $ 16339.4 million in...

2014-10-07 16:28:23

WINNIPEG, Oct. 7, 2014 /CNW/ - Preliminary protein content data for the 2014 Canada Western Red Spring wheat harvest are now available by crop region. Data on protein will be updated every Tuesday while samples are received for the Canadian Grain Commission's 2014 Harvest Sample Program. Grain producers can register for the Harvest Sample Program until October 31, 2014. The Canadian Grain Commission will accept samples until November 30, 2014. Quick facts -- The...

2014-10-07 16:24:22

LONDON, Oct. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The global market for seed treatment comprises chemical agents, including insecticides, fungicides and other chemicals and biological agents, of which chemical agents form the most dominant application segment. Biological seed treatment agents include applications that are derived from renewable resources and contain natural active ingredients. These seed treatment agents have no adverse impact on the environment, workers and consumers in...

2014-10-05 23:00:29

Adverse weather has affected local supply and contributed to high levels of industry revenue volatility over the past five years. For these reasons, industry research firm IBISWorld has updated its report on the Grain Growing industry in Australia. Melbourne, Australia (PRWEB) October 06, 2014 Operators in the Grain Growing industry in Australia are highly export-oriented and produce crops such as wheat, barley, sorghum and other grains. The industry has sustained high levels of revenue...

2014-10-04 16:20:33

First Bedding Brand to Partner with Fair Trade USA to Improve the Lives of Cotton Farmers and Factory Workers. CHATHAM, N.J., Oct. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Boll & Branch, makers of socially conscious ultra-premium home textiles, announced today that their full line of products have met Fair Trade USA's strict certification requirements. Available now on the Boll & Branch web site, their sheet sets - followed by duvets, shams and bed covers for the holidays - will be the first...

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...


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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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