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2013-06-04 16:24:22

LAS VEGAS, June 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- World Tea Expo, the most prominent annual event for the industry as well as a launching pad for hundreds of new products into the marketplace, takes place June 7 - 9 in Las Vegas, Nev. at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The conference and exposition gathers thousands of professionals and businesses, to show them how to capitalize on the tea explosion in the consumer marketplace. The event is a packed three-day platform of new tea products, educational...

2013-05-30 10:48:42

New study shows increasing crop water productivity could feed an additional 110 million people while meeting the domestic water demands of nearly 1.4 billion Improvements in crop water productivity – the amount of food produced per unit of water consumed – have the potential to improve both food security and water sustainability in many parts of the world, according to a study published online in Environmental Research Letters May 29 by scientists with the University of...

2013-05-22 23:15:29

According to Glassman, people with celiac disease will need to look for other ways to consume adequate amounts of fiber – an important part of any well-rounded diet. Easton, MD (PRWEB) May 22, 2013 According to the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness, celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder effecting up to 3 million people in the U.S.(1) Celiac is triggered by gluten, causing damage to the small intestine and mal-absorption of nutrients(2). To protect the small intestine and...

2013-05-22 08:21:40

ALBANY, New York, May 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research (http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com) "Seed Treatment (Insecticides, Fungicides, Other Chemical and Nonchemical Treatment) Market For Corn, Soybean, Wheat, Canola, Cotton and Others - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth and Forecast, 2012 - 2018," the global seed treatment market was valued at USD 2.43 billion in 2011 and is expected to reach...

2013-05-15 12:23:26

Raw Cotton Absorbs Crude Oil Spills; Repels Water NEW YORK, May 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Research conducted at the Nonwovens and Advanced Materials Laboratory at The Institute of Environmental and Human Health (TIEHH) shows that low-grade cotton is highly effective at absorbing crude oil spills. The study, published in the most recent issue of the American Chemical Society journal Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, reveals that one pound of low-micronaire...

Enhanced Superwheat Could Raise Crop Yields
2013-05-13 05:31:59

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online UK scientists have reportedly developed an enhanced type of wheat which could produce as much as 30 percent more than conventional varieties of the widely-consumed cereal grain. Researchers at the National Institute of Agricultural Botany (NIAB) in Cambridge developed the so-called “superwheat” by combining an ancient ancestor of wheat with a modern version, according to BBC News reports published Saturday. Early...

2013-05-09 23:37:44

Premium teas inspired by ancient “wonder” herbs, unique in flavor and functionality. Novato, CA (PRWEB) May 08, 2013 The Republic of Tea, leading purveyor of premium teas, is proud to announce the launch of a new line of fortifying SuperHerb Teas. Each of the all-natural, caffeine-free, Certified Gluten-Free, Kosher-certified herbal tea varieties contain various nutrients and antioxidants that assist in attaining peak performance, strength, longevity and can be an easy and...

2013-05-07 23:03:00

The Queens´ Tea, the Utah-based brand of premium loose leaf teas that are sourced directly from hand-selected growers in Japan and China, announced the launch of its first crowdsourced fundraising campaign through RocketHub, which is intended to support the opening of The Queens´ Tea inaugural retail storefront located at 902 South 900 East in Salt Lake City, Utah. Salt Lake City, Utah (PRWEB) May 07, 2013 The Queens´ Tea, the Utah-based brand of premium loose leaf teas that...

2013-05-07 23:02:02

Gardening expert Melinda Myers provides six strategies Milwaukee, WI (PRWEB) May 07, 2013 Increasing a garden´s productivity even when space, time and energy are limited is easier than you think says gardening expert Melinda Myers. Myers recommends the following planting, maintenance and harvesting techniques for effectively creating a more bountiful harvest this season. Maximize planting space with wider rows. Leave just enough room for plants to reach their maximum size. Make wide...

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...


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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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