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2014-01-06 12:30:56

POTTSVILLE, Pa., Jan. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania-based retailer of all-natural and organic consumer products, Serenity Global Products LLC, today announced the grand opening of its new online store at www.SerenityHerbalCreations.com. The company's brick and mortar location in Pottsville, Pennsylvania opened its doors in 2012. Company founder and owner Carrie Koch makes all of the store's lotions and teas by hand using time-tested and family-created recipes. The new...

2013-12-26 16:22:25

DUBLIN, December 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/lslqsw/seed_treatment) has announced the addition of the "Global Seed Treatment Market (Insecticides, Fungicides) For Corn, Soybean, Wheat, Canola, Cotton and Others - Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth and Forecast (2013 - 2018)" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/lslqsw/seed_treatment ] report to their offering. (Logo:...

2013-12-24 23:04:52

Shane Michaels releases a review of Panaseeda White Sesame Oil by Activation Products the new health supplement designed to improve one's health. Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) December 24, 2013 Panaseeda White Sesame Seed Oil, a white sesame oil by Activation Products that aims at improving one's health by utilizing the power of white sesame seeds, has caught the attention of Shane Michaels, prompting an investigative review. “There are a lot of sesame oil products on the market that...

2013-12-20 12:25:54

Companies Partner with Cotton LEADS(TM) to Recognize Responsible Production NEW YORK and SYDNEY, Dec. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Just two months after its launch, the Cotton LEADS(TM) program continues to gain momentum along the global textile supply chain. Thirty textile companies ? suppliers to some of the world's most recognizable apparel brands ? have formally acknowledged the merits of Cotton LEADS(TM) cotton and now include it within their sustainable sourcing...

2013-12-19 16:28:37

MIAMI, Dec. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Nigerian Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development announced it has awarded Blumberg Grain its project to expand food security and storage in Nigeria. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120621/FL27605LOGO) The project calls for the turn-key installation of Blumberg Grain warehousing systems and technology, specifically the Arctic Vault and Grain Vault product lines for perishable and dry storage, respectively. This...

2013-12-19 12:32:23

NEW YORK, Dec. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Village Tea Company Distribution Inc., in partnership with Village Tea Direct LLC, has launched the company's updated ecommerce platform, www.villageteaco.com , just in time for the upcoming holiday season. The new site was developed and is hosted by Blue Sky Group, a digital creative marketing company based in Warwick, Rhode Island. The site features a more product-focused interface with consumers which will enable existing and new customers...

2013-12-19 12:30:50

ELDORA, IA and TORONTO, ON, Dec. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - United Suppliers, Inc. and Vive Crop Protection, Inc. are pleased to announce a collaboration to demonstrate and market advanced formulation technologies in the United States. Targeted to launch in the 2015 growing season, these technologies will leverage Vive's patented Allosperse(TM) delivery system to provide enhanced agronomic performance and new application opportunities to United Suppliers' leading-edge owners and...

2013-12-18 16:25:57

NEW YORK, Dec. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Village Tea Company Distribution Inc., in partnership with Village Tea Direct LLC, has launched the company's updated ecommerce platform, www.villageteaco.com , just in time for the upcoming holiday season. The new site was developed and is hosted by Blue Sky Group, a digital creative marketing company based in Warwick, Rhode Island. The site features a more product-focused interface with consumers which will enable existing and new customers...

2013-12-17 12:27:24

WINNIPEG, Dec. 17, 2013 /CNW/ - At its meeting in Montréal on November 6, 2013, the Eastern Standards Committee recommended new standard and guide samples for peas and wheat. Standard samples, standard prints and guide samples Standard samples, standard prints and guide samples are grading tools that the Canadian Grain Commission prepares each year. Members of the Eastern Standards Committee examine these tools and recommend their use. New standard samples The Eastern...

2013-12-17 12:27:17

WINNIPEG, Dec. 17, 2013 /CNW/ - At its meeting in Winnipeg on November 4, 2013, the Western Standards Committee recommended new standard samples and guide samples for peas and wheat. At the meeting, Canadian Grain Commission inspection experts reported that the most common grading factors were: -- Ergot and fusarium damage in wheat -- Weather staining and immaturity in soybeans and peas -- Hard vitreous kernels (HVK) in amber durum Standard...


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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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