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2013-06-04 23:16:57

According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research "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 USD 4.45 billion by 2018, growing at a CAGR of 9.2% from 2012 to 2018. Browse the full report at...

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...

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...


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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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