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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,...

2014-01-17 16:22:15

LITITZ, Pa., Jan. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cover Crop Solutions LLC, a leading cover crop seed producer and agronomic solutions company, announces Dr. Tracy Blackmer has been named the company's Director of Research. Dr. Blackmer will lead cover crop, soil health and related scientific research projects throughout the Midwest, as well as other parts of North America. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140117/PH48551LOGO ) Dr. Blackmer's professional background includes...

2014-01-08 12:31:27

BLUMBERG GRAIN AWARDED AGRI-WAREHOUSING PROJECT IN THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO MIAMI, Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Following the Nigerian Ministry of Agriculture's recent contract for Blumberg Grain food security and storage systems, Blumberg Grain has also been chosen to provide its grain warehousing in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The DRC project includes the installation of the company's Grain Vault product line with integrated security systems. David Blumberg,...

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...

2013-12-24 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...


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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Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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