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2014-10-31 23:06:12

Merger to Better Serve the Growing Movement to Consume Locally Grown Greens. Miami Beach, Florida (PRWEB) October 31, 2014 Urban Hydroponics, Inc. (OTCQB:URHY), a Nevada corporation (“Urban Hydroponics” or, the “Company”) today announced it has signed a Binding Letter of Intent (LOI) to merge with three Canada-based companies in the urban cultivation sector - Urban Cultivator Inc. (“Urban Cultivator”), BC Northern Lights Enterprises Ltd. (BC Northern Lights”), and W3 Metal...

2014-10-29 23:04:39

An article featured in the current issue of Castanea takes a long view at whether former farmlands that were burned each winter could return to something resembling their original woods or grow into an new ecosystem once the burning stopped. (PRWEB) October 29, 2014 Castanea – In the southeastern United States, large forested areas were cleared, farmed, abandoned, and then burned to keep grasses under control. Some areas have been allowed to grow back into forests in recent decades, but...

2014-10-29 16:24:03

MADISON, Wis., Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The first reports from a new study offering a comprehensive evaluation of the economic and societal benefits of neonicotinoid insecticides in North America will be released today by Growing Matters. Conducted by independent agricultural economists and scientists with AgInfomatics, LLC, this research documents the value of neonicotinoids to agriculture as well as residential and urban landscapes, and the significant implications if these products...

2014-10-21 23:12:59

Michael Chaplinsky, the president of Turf Feeding Systems, a Houston fertigation company, has joined a team of professionals in Ghana to implement Sustainable Agriculture with the goal of increasing crop production for family farmers. Houston, Texas (PRWEB) October 21, 2014 A group of professional business men have formed a team and are launching a new company in Ghana, West Africa. This newly formed organization aims to implement sustainable agriculture, to help local family farmers...

2014-10-20 12:32:28

WINNIPEG, Oct. 20, 2014 /CNW/ - Manitoba Harvest Hemp Foods' Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer Mike Fata was crowned EY 2014 Prairies Entrepreneur of the Year at last night's regional gala. Finalists from across the Prairies were judged based on their vision, leadership, innovation, financial performance, community engagement, and personal influence. The 2014 judging panel consisted of educators, business and community leaders, and past winners. "This year's pool of...

2014-10-16 23:04:30

ReportsnReports.com offers “Water Soluble Fertilizers Market by Types (Nitrogenous, Phosphatic, Potassic, Micronutrients), Applications, (Fertigation, Foliar Application), Crop Types (Field, Horticultural, Turf & Ornamentals) & Geography - Trends & Forecasts to 2018" global research report in its store. (PRWEB) October 16, 2014 Water-soluble fertilizers are fertilizers that can be dissolved in water and added or leached out of the soil easily. It is easy to control the...

2014-10-16 00:20:40

BASEL, Switzerland, Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- -- Integrated sales up 3 percent[1], with growth in all regions -- ELATUS(TM) orders exceed $200m in first nine months -- Full year integrated sales growth target of 6 percent maintained Group sales, including Lawn and Garden, increased by 2 percent at constant exchange rates in the third quarter of 2014. The increase in reported sales was also 2 percent. For the first nine months of 2014, sales rose by 3 percent at constant...

2014-10-14 23:05:26

The conference, hosted by Newbean Capital, is a chance for commercial growers to see and experience new technology, meet with funders, and learn from some of the most successful companies in the indoor agriculture industry. Las Vegas, Nev. (PRWEB) October 14, 2014 Indoor agriculture is experiencing rapid growth as drought, supply chain challenges and the scarcity of new farmland force growers to seek more efficient and sustainable growing methods. The leaders in this growing sector of...

2014-10-14 20:22:00

LONDON, Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- This BCC Research report explores present and future strategies within the animal feed market, which includes the different types of compound feeds and feed additives. The improving market, the setbacks and the needs of the market are discussed in this report through 2018, with five-year CAGR projections from 2013 to 2018. The comparisons, usage, and the advantages and disadvantages of different types of animal feeds and feed additives are also...

How Well Do "Natural" Bed Bug Pesticides Work?
2014-10-13 03:05:10

Provided by Entomology Today Concerns over human-insecticide exposure has stimulated the development of alternative bed bug control materials, and many essential oil-based pesticides and detergent insecticides have been developed in recent years. But how well do they work? To find out, researchers from Rutgers University evaluated the efficacy of nine essential oil-based products and two detergents that are labeled and marketed for bed bug control. The results are published in an article...


Latest Land management 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
2013-09-20 13:07:03

Hill farming involves using 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 generally do not have access to winter fodder for their 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...

Roof garden
2013-08-21 10:36:40

A roof garden is a garden planted on the roofs of buildings, also known as rooftop farming. A roof garden is not only decorative but also offers other benefits such as providing food for human consumption and adding a natural habitat for wildlife, mainly birds. Plants are usually grown with hydroponics, aeroponics, or air-dynaponics. Container gardening with soil may also be used. Vertical gardening will allow for more plant production in a small area. Completing the gardening cycle...

Cultigen
2013-08-21 08:41:06

Cultigen is a plant that is the result of human selection by primarily turning a wild plant into a cultivated plant (anthropogenic plant) with minor changes. Cultigens can either be grown as a cultivated plant or planted in the wild and left to multiply on their own. Specifically selected plants are grafted with other plant material to produce mixed tissue used to create hybrids. The naming of cultigens is derived from the International Code of Botanical Nomenclature. The Cultivated Plant...

Flower garden
2013-08-21 08:27:49

Flower gardens, used for beautification purposes, contain various flowering plants providing blooms all year long and can be elaborate or simple. Flower gardens come in all shapes, sizes, and colors. Formal flower gardens are planned out and serve as a multi-function garden, such as growing herbs around the border of a flower garden with edible blooms. Shrubs are also used in creating flower gardens suitable for plants requiring shade. A haphazard flower garden is one that is allowed to...

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