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2013-10-15 23:03:34

Entrepreneur and tea-enthusiast Joey Landford of The Tea Merchant is launching a Kickstarter campaign to fund the creation of a new type of travel tumbler that he hopes will revolutionize how busy people enjoy their tea and coffee. Murrieta, CA (PRWEB) October 15, 2013 “When I was going to college and working full time, I wanted to still be able to drink my tea. I was too busy for traditional means, I needed something so I could brew on the go. Nothing I saw on the market for travel...

2013-10-10 23:25:07

Four new wheat varieties are being introduced by Limagrain Cereal Seeds, headquartered in Fort Collins, Colorado. These varieties are for regions in the Central Plains, Northern Plains, and the Pacific Northwest. Fort Collins, Colo (PRWEB) October 10, 2013 LCS Wizard brings predictability to Central Plains wheat growers. One of the biggest challenges for wheat growers in the Central Plains is that growing conditions can vary dramatically from year to year. Drought, heat, and disease can...

2013-10-10 23:23:19

Seeds Market report tracks developments and strategies of market players evaluating major market strategies followed by leading market players in terms of new product launches, agreements and collaboration, expansions. http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/seeds-market-376.html (PRWEB) October 10, 2013 According to a new market research report, “Seeds Market by Type (Oilseed, Grain, Fruit & Vegetable, Turf, Forage, & Other Seeds), Seed Trait (Herbicide Tolerant,...

Discovery Should Save Wheat Farmers Millions Of Dollars
2013-10-10 07:18:02

McGill University Epigenetic factors identified as key to preventing loss of wheat caused by rain and high humidity The global wheat industry sometimes loses as much as $1 billion a year because prolonged rainfall and high humidity contribute to grains germinating before they are fully mature. The result is both a lower yield of wheat and grains of inferior quality. This phenomenon, known as pre-harvest sprouting or PHS, has such important economic repercussions for farmers around the...

2013-10-02 12:24:16

Over the past few decades, crop breeders have increasingly relied on the wild and weedy relatives of domesticated crops as new sources of disease resistance, drought tolerance, and other traits. But just like all wild plant species, these "crop wild relatives" (CWR) are also at risk of decline and extinction due to habitat loss, pollution, and climate change. On Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013, two speakers will describe the latest efforts to identify and protect the wild relatives of domesticated...

2013-09-28 23:02:35

Tea Leaves Health, a leader in consumer and physician Strategic Growth for the healthcare market, and NotifyMD, leading experts in patient outreach solutions, are proud to announce a strategic partnership. Roswell, GA (PRWEB) September 28, 2013 Tea Leaves Health, a leader in consumer and physician Strategic Growth for the healthcare market, and NotifyMD, leading experts in patient outreach solutions, are proud to announce a strategic partnership. The partnership is specifically designed...

2013-09-24 16:27:18

WINNIPEG, Sept. 24, 2013 /CNW/ - Protein content data from the 2013 Canada Western Red Spring wheat harvest are available today at www.grainscanada.gc.ca. Preliminary data on protein and functional parameters will be updated every Tuesday as samples are received until the 2013 Harvest Sample Program ends on November 1, 2013. Quality test results on regional composites include analyses of whole grain, flour, and dough parameters for red spring wheat. Quality parameters for both...

2013-09-23 23:21:06

Transparency Market Research published new "Global Seed Treatment Market – Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2012 - 2018" market research report to its report store. Browse the report with TOC, visit http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com/seed-treatment-market.html Albany, New York (PRWEB) September 23, 2013 According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research ”Seed Treatment (Insecticides, Fungicides, Other Chemical and...

2013-09-18 23:21:12

The first biodegradable, compostable premium tea now available in most popular flavors. Novato, Calif. (PRWEB) September 18, 2013 The Republic of Tea is proud to be the first specialty tea company to launch a new line of environmentally friendly, single-serve One Cuppa™ teas, that are compatible with most popular brewing machines. One Cuppa’s are filled with only the finest quality tea, handpicked from the most prized tea gardens around the world and offer a convenient way to enjoy an...

2013-09-13 16:25:15

WINNIPEG, Sept. 13, 2013 /CNW/ - Western Canadian grain producers are harvesting their crops, and some are planting winter wheat. Because producers may be handling seed and harvested grain at the same time, there is a risk that treated seed may contaminate harvested grain intended for delivery. The Canadian Grain Commission reminds producers they can prevent treated seed contamination by following these precautions: -- When possible, store treated seed in separate...


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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