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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...

Michigan State University Lands Its First Drone
2013-09-10 13:51:00

Michigan State University Farmers can now get a birds-eye view ­of their fields – in full HD – thanks to Michigan State University landing its first drone. MSU researchers are using its first unmanned aerial vehicle to help farmers maximize yields by improving nitrogen and water management and reducing environmental impact such as nitrate leaching or nitrous oxide emissions. For this initiative, MSU’s UAV measures how crops react to stress, such as drought, nutrients...

Crop Pests Will Likely Spread Toward Poles As Earth Continues To Warm
2013-09-02 11:59:34

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study published in the journal Nature Climate Change suggests that global warming could help crop pests spread toward the North and South Poles. The team said that global warming is causing crop pests to spread toward the poles at a rate of nearly 1.8 miles per year. Currently, pests are taking down about 10 to 16 percent of the global crop production, but if the global warming trend continues then this percentage will only climb...

2013-08-28 23:21:36

Pumpkin Spice and Hot Apple Cider Teas are now available for a limited time. Novato, Calif. (PRWEB) August 28, 2013 The Republic of Tea, leading purveyor of premium teas, is excited to welcome back two of its popular fall favorites: PUMPKIN SPICE TEA and HOT APPLE CIDER TEA. Cozy up and sip these guilt-free, zero-calorie fall treats. Aromatic PUMPKIN SPICE is a Certified Gluten-Free tea. It is a handcrafted blend of warming autumnal spices, atop the sweet fullness of exceptional China...

2013-08-28 23:19:18

The global seed 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 etc. http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/seeds-market-376.html (PRWEB) August 28, 2013 According to a new market research report, “Seeds Market By Type (Oilseed, Grain, Fruit & Vegetable, Turf, Forage, & Other Seeds), Seed Trait (Herbicide...


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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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