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2013-05-30 10:48:42

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.

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,

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

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.

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

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

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

Crop Wild Relative Inventory Completed In For North America
2013-04-30 06:11:47

The US is, contrary to long held belief, a fairly robust reservoir of plant diversity, especially among globally important food crops such as the sunflower, bean, sweet potato and strawberry plants.


Latest Crops Reference Libraries

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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  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
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