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2014-03-04 14:00:07

New study: Worldwide spread of a standard globalized diet is putting more food on the dinner table, but at the expense of diverse local crops; global uniformity heightens the risk of food crises due to climate change 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...

2014-02-18 23:24:35

Exploring the latest advancements in marketing management for the Ag industry. Clarendon Hills, IL (PRWEB) February 18, 2014 AgYield announced today that they will be featured in an upcoming episode of American Farmer airing later this year on RFD-TV. AgYield, which was created to empower farmers, is backed by 45 years of clearing and commodities risk management experience and agricultural expertise stemming from three generations of family farming. This segment will educate viewers on...

2014-02-13 00:20:58

Inaugural plantings of biotech drought-tolerant maize in U.S.; further developments in drought-tolerance technology across the world BEIJING, Feb. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications (ISAAA) today released a report which indicates more than 18 million farmers in 27 countries planted biotech crops in 2013, reflecting a five million, or three percent, increase in global biotech crop hectarage. 2013 also marks the first-ever...

2014-02-07 23:04:35

Ideal for Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, Bridal Showers and Birthdays Novato, CA (PRWEB) February 07, 2014 The Republic of Tea, leading purveyor of premium teas, today announces the return of its limited edition “Tea for Sweethearts” collection, which consists of Rose Petal Tea, full-leaf loose black tea and Raspberry Rose Hibiscus. Available now, these teas are delightfully fragrant, flavorful, beautiful, and a true gift to your senses. Aromatic Rose Petal Tea is a handcrafted...

Study Finds Market Forces Influence The Value Of Bat-provided Services
2014-02-04 10:21:10

University of Tennessee at Knoxville 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. The study's results have implications for biodiversity conservation efforts. Researchers from UT and the University of Arizona, Tucson, studied how forces such as volatile market conditions and technological substitutes affect the value of pest...

2014-02-03 08:21:47

Company does not expect a material negative impact on 2014 harvest FIVE POINTS, Calif., Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- S&W Seed Company (Nasdaq: SANW), is the world's largest producer of non-dormant, alfalfa seed varieties. S&W produces alfalfa seed in the San Joaquin and Imperial Valley's of California, as well as in South Australia. As of today, it does not appear to S&W that drought conditions in California will have a material negative impact on the Company's calendar...

2014-01-31 23:02:40

Leading gourmet etailer of award-winning teas, brown rock sugar and 100% Hawaiian coffees Pooki’s Mahi today announced the launch of an exclusive new Dessert Tea Collection featuring four new, exquisite loose-leaf tea flavor fusions. Now, tea-lovers can enjoy savory, custom dessert teas at a modest price. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) January 31, 2014 Leading gourmet etailer of award-winning teas, brown rock sugar and 100% Hawaiian coffees Pooki’s Mahi today announced the launch of its...

2014-01-28 23:04:46

Pooki’s Mahi’s Black Tea Fusions Collection wows customers with award-winning loose leaf and pyramid sachet teas in affordability and new standup pouch packaging. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) January 28, 2014 Silicon Valley etailer startup of award-winning teas, brown rock sugar and 100% Hawaiian coffees Pooki’s Mahi announced today it launched the Black Tea Fusions Collection. The goal is to provide high quality, flavorful custom fusion black teas at an affordable price to existing...

2014-01-24 08:21:37

Wheat Consortium to receive EUR 1 million from Bayer CropScience to complete physical maps. Sequencing wheat genome will accelerate improved wheat variety development. Target traits are yield potential and resistance against drought, diseases, and pests. BETHESDA, Md., Jan. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium (IWGSC) announced today that it will receive approximately EUR1 million over the next six months from Bayer CropScience (BCS) to...

2014-01-20 23:01:56

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) January 20, 2014 According to a new market research report, "Seeds Market by Type (Oilseed, Grain, Fruit & Vegetable, Turf, Forage, & Other Seeds), Seed Trait (Herbicide Tolerant,...


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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