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2014-02-14 16:22:22

Comprehensive test helps save growers money on unneeded fertilization while evaluating soil health. MT. VERNON, Maine, Feb. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Now, labs can test soil health more accurately with a new Soil Health Nutrient Toolbox from Woods End Laboratories in Mt. Vernon, Maine. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140214/CG65929LOGO "Years of research have led to this new way of testing soil," Woods End Founder William Brinton, Ph.D., said. "Three labs are offering the...

2014-02-12 23:27:17

Ayla (aylabeauty.com) will be the first online retailer to carry Sciote, a natural skin care brand from Colorado. Sciote’s anti-aging body care features locally sourced, non-toxic and natural botanical ingredients. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) February 12, 2014 To keep skin hydrated through the dry winter, Ayla (aylabeauty.com), an online natural skin care boutique and San Francisco-based micro-shop, is introducing a line of natural anti-aging body care products from Sciote. Pronounced...

2014-02-05 23:25:35

How to Live Long and Look Good with Advice for Your Entire Body Thousand Oaks, CA (PRWEB) February 05, 2014 Stay out of the sun. These UV rays cause premature wrinkles, as well as skin cancer. If you go outdoors, you should wear sunscreen as well as a hat and long sleeve shirts and long skirts or pants. The sun is most harsh at mid-day, so try to stand in the shade as much as possible. For skin care, moisturizers are very important. For the face, Retin A cream has been shown to...

2014-01-31 12:27:14

WASHINGTON, Jan. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- National League of Cities (NLC) President Chris Coleman, mayor, Saint Paul, Minn. released this statement calling on the U.S. Senate to advance the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013 ("Farm Bill") (H.R. 2642): (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081022/NLCLOGO) "We applaud the House for moving beyond the partisan rancor and passing the "Farm Bill" this week; city officials know this bill is vitally...

2014-01-29 23:00:43

Learn about new breakthroughs in anti-aging to help regain more youthful health, appearance and vitality. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) January 29, 2014 In “Decoding Longevity: Ending Aging as We Know It” (available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble), author and aging expert Dr. Bryant Villeponteau breaks down the aging process for readers, including the advancements in anti-aging science made over the last 20 years, and provides practical advice on preventing signs of aging and ensuring a...

2014-01-28 12:30:37

WASHINGTON, Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Farmland Trust, the nation's largest organization devoted to farmland protection, calls on Congress to pass the new Farm Bill. The bill includes a number of American Farmland Trust's legislative priorities that will help preserve agricultural land, promote sound farming practices, and help keep farmers on the land. Among the key positions in the new Farm Bill AFT supports are: -- An investment of $2 billion in conservation...

2014-01-24 23:25:21

Marcus Books, the historical bookstore in Fillmore District, is facing the possibility of displacement. Fundrise, leading Real Estate Crowdfunding platform, is helping them raise $1 Million to buy back the property. San Fracisco, CA (PRWEB) January 24, 2014 Fundrise is seeking accredited investors to help save a property with a historical bookstore known as Marcus Books and preserve affordable housing in downtown San Francisco. The campaign has been created with the goal of raising $1...

2014-01-23 23:02:16

Gabe Klein, the former transportation chief for the cities of Chicago and Washington, D.C. who is known for making cities less car-centric and more people-friendly, has been named a senior visiting fellow for the Urban Land Institute (ULI). Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) January 23, 2014 Gabe Klein, the former transportation chief for the cities of Chicago and Washington, D.C. who is known for making cities less car-centric and more people-friendly, has been named a senior visiting fellow for...

2014-01-21 08:24:23

WASHINGTON, Jan. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The annual American Farmland Trust survey of state farm and ranch land protection programs shows a 19 percent increase in funding from 2011 to 2012, but funding levels are still 39 percent below where they were in 2008, according to Andrew McElwaine, President and CEO of AFT. "State budget cuts have hit agricultural land protection programs hard in the last five years, but our latest survey shows a very significant 19 percent...

2014-01-19 23:03:14

Blue Fire Media of Kalamazoo rebuilds Koviack website with cleaner look, responsive design. Three Rivers, MI (PRWEB) January 19, 2014 A major distributor of farm irrigation systems in Michigan released its new website in mid-January, designed by a Kalamazoo area web developer. Terry Koviack, president of Koviack Irrigation and Farm Services, recognized the company website needed a major overhaul. They turned to Blue Fire Media of Kalamazoo to redesign koviackirrigation.com to reflect the...


Latest Human geography Reference Libraries

Integrated farming
2013-09-20 13:33:38

Integrated farming is the practice of growing crops and raising livestock simultaneously. Integrated farming is diversification at its best. One intense example of integrated farming can be found in China where fish farming has been integrated with raising livestock, along with growing agricultural crops, such as vegetables. Other examples of integrated farming include using pigs to clear fields of rocks and roots prior to planting a crop. Poultry is used to clean up rotten fruit and...

Hill Farming
2013-08-05 10:40:24

Hill farming is a particular piece of land for grazing sheep and cattle. This form of farming is used particularly by the farmers of the UK in the higher elevations. Farmers do not have access to winter fodder for the cattle; therefore, sheep farms are typical for such areas. Due to this restricted access, farmers move the herds to lower elevations for feeding. These specific farms are found in the North and South-Western areas of England, as well as the highlands of Scotland. The harsh...

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Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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