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2011-12-03 11:28:01

Encouraging climate-smart agriculture can lead to climate change adaptation Encouraging climate-smart agriculture can lead to climate change adaptation practices in a partnership where the farmer's needs are addressed. "Climate-smart agriculture has the potential to increase sustainable productivity, increase the resilience of farming systems to climate impacts and mitigate climate change through greenhouse gas emission reductions and carbon sequestration," says Henry Neufeldt the lead...

2011-11-25 08:00:00

Eco1st has recently implemented an equipment rental option that makes this high quality, result driven technology affordable for every Farmer looking for that edge to increase profits. California (PRWEB) November 25, 2011 Eco1st has recently implemented an equipment rental option that makes this high quality, result driven technology affordable for every farmer looking for that edge to increase profits. Efficiency, affordability and profitability are at the top of the list for every farm...

2011-10-14 09:40:37

While international pest management programs have long relied on farmer cooperation to spread pest control information at larger scales, a study by French researchers published in the open-access journal PLoS Computational Biology on Thursday 13th October 2011 reveals that slow information diffusion within farmer communities gives rise to significant lags in implementation of pest management procedures. Food security of millions of people in the developing world has faced a growing number...

2011-10-07 13:30:43

Each year, plant viruses and fungal attacks lead to crop losses of up to 30 percent. That is why it is important to detect plant disease early on. Yet laboratory tests are expensive and often time-consuming. Researchers are now developing a low-cost quick test for use on site. The farmer casts a worried gaze at his potato field: where only recently a lush green field of plants was growing, much of the foliage has now turned brown — presumably the result of a fungal disease. Usually,...

2011-09-13 18:40:00

According to Neblett, Beard & Arsenault's Richard J. Arsenault, who represents hundreds of farmers, an 85% threshold participation must be met by October 10th for the settlement to proceed as currently structured. St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) September 13, 2011 (MDL # 1811 U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri) (Neblett, Beard & Arsenault) - The last day for U.S. rice farmers and landowners to participate in the proposed $750 million Bayer CropScience settlement is less than a...

2011-09-03 07:00:00

One farmer utilizing the Irrigation Enhancer on his potato farmer in St. Johns County stated, âœIt was like the salt wasn't even in my wells, and as a result, the first year the Eco1st Enhancers were in line I had an overall 40% increase in yield over the two fields.â Okeechobee, Florida (PRWEB) September 03, 2011 Water quality issues are at the heart of most agricultural operations, especially here in Florida where we have shallow aquifers and are...

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Plough (Plow)
2013-07-31 09:25:38

Plough or plow is a tool used by farmers in order to prepare a field for the planting of a crop. By using this tool the farmer is able to overturn the soil, bringing up nutrients, while covering weeds and other remnants for added compost. Aeration of the soil is also achieved, giving a fresh moisture absorbing base for the planting of a crop. Horses and oxen have been the traditional way, since human powered plows were not as sufficient, that farmers plowed their fields. In places where...

2008-05-07 17:00:28

The Boerboel is a very large South African working breed. It was originally bred to be a farmer's dog and to defend the homestead. It is a heavy mastiff breed that is obedient, intelligent and dominant. It is thought that the breed was derived from interbreeding African species with French, British and Dutch breeds. The Boerboel should stand 23 to 28 inches high and can weigh between 154 and 200 pounds. It is a well-balanced, substantial breed. Its head is one of its most recognizable...

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Word of the Day
  • To take pains; labor assiduously with little progress.
This word comes from the Spanish 'pongale,' put it.