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Pooki’s Mahi, etailer of award-winning teas, brown rock sugar and specialty food products today announced the launch of Halo Tea and its Blooming Tea Collection.
Discover Teas, located in Williamsburg and Newport News, celebrated the third anniversary of its opening with open houses at both store locations on Saturday, March 15. Williamsburg,
Heat waves could significantly reduce crop yields and threaten global food supply if climate change is not tackled and reversed.
Brooks Brothers Among Recent Signatories NEW YORK and SYDNEY, March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Launched in October of last year, the Cotton LEADS(TM) program continues to
A comprehensive new study of global food supplies confirms and thoroughly documents for the first time what experts have long suspected: over the last five decades, human diets around the world have grown ever more similar—by a global average of 36 percent—and the trend shows no signs of slowing, with major consequences for human nutrition and global food security.
Exploring the latest advancements in marketing management for the Ag industry. Clarendon Hills, IL (PRWEB) February 18, 2014 AgYield announced today
Inaugural plantings of biotech drought-tolerant maize in U.S.; further developments in drought-tolerance technology across the world BEIJING, Feb.
Ideal for Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, Bridal Showers and Birthdays Novato, CA (PRWEB) February 07, 2014 The Republic of Tea, leading purveyor
Services provided by Mother Nature, such as pest control from insect-eating bats, are affected by market forces like most anything else in the economy, a University of Tennessee, Knoxville, study finds.
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 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 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 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...
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...
- Growing in low tufty patches.