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2014-09-29 23:13:15

SUPPRESS™ Herbicide EC is registered as a broad spectrum contact herbicide for post-emergent, non-selective weed control for use in all agricultural food and non-food crops. Vista, CA (PRWEB) September 29, 2014 Westbridge Agricultural Products announced today the EPA approval of SUPPRESS™ Herbicide EC, a highly effective new tool for organic growers. SUPPRESS™ Herbicide EC is registered as a broad spectrum contact herbicide for post-emergent, non-selective weed control for use in...

2014-09-29 23:04:35

As America’s thoughts turn toward the NFL, NBA & NHL season openings, and the MLB playoffs, many pro sports teams are working with their local communities to plant trees CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (PRWEB) September 29, 2014 First downs, baskets and goals recorded by pro sports teams take on another meaning as more of these organizations develop a playbook-of-sorts on how to promote trees to encourage a greener society. The number of sports partnerships with community tree planting programs is...

2014-09-29 23:03:36

A study featured in the journal Weed Technology tested the seed retention of four dominant weed species plaguing Australian crop production. A high seed retention rate (with low early shatter rates) shows potential for the use of harvest weed seedsystems to reduce the amount of seed from being reintroduced into the field. Lawrence, KS (PRWEB) September 29, 2014 Eliminating weed seeds before they can establish new plants is a practical and effective means of weed control in crop farming in...

2014-09-29 12:31:59

WASHINGTON, Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) announced the winners of the 2014 Professional Awards and Student Awards today. The awards honor top public, commercial, residential, institutional, planning, communications, and research projects from across the U.S. and around the world. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140926/148672 The October issue of Landscape Architecture Magazine (LAM) features the winning projects and is...

2014-09-25 16:27:49

WINNIPEG, Sept. 25, 2014 /CNW/ - Did you know you can get a free unofficial grain grade this harvest? You still have time to register for the Canadian Grain Commission's Harvest Sample Program for 2014. In fact, because of this year's late harvest, you may sign up until October 31, 2014. If you are already registered, please send us your sample as soon as you can. The Harvest Sample Program is voluntary and free to participate in. Participating producers get important...

2014-09-25 08:29:23

FIVE POINTS, Calif., Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- S&W Seed Company (Nasdaq: SANW), one of the world's leading alfalfa seed companies, has entered into a distribution agreement with Maxim International (Private) Limited, one of the largest livestock input companies in Pakistan. Maxim, as S&W's exclusive distributor in Pakistan, will stock and supply S&W's elite alfalfa seed brands in Pakistan. Pakistan represents a significant new opportunity for sales of S&W's high...

2014-09-23 16:28:36

OTTAWA, Sept. 23, 2014 /CNW/ - The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) applauds the decision by the Government of Ontario to allow up to six-storey wood frame buildings. The province has announced it will change its building code to increase the allowable height of wood-based buildings from four storeys to six, matching what is already permitted in British Columbia and what is now proposed under changes to the National Building Code. "Technological advances are allowing...

2014-09-23 12:24:22

Company endorses U.N. declaration on deforestation NEW YORK, Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- At the United Nations' Climate Summit in Manhattan today, Cargill will join dozens of other companies, governments and civil society groups from around the world in supporting the New York Declaration on Forests. The declaration is unprecedented in its scope. The endorsers pledge to do their part in slowing, halting, and reversing global forest loss, while enhancing food security for all. "We want to...

2014-09-22 23:12:50

An investment in a greenhouse requires basic planning to answer a few key questions about designs and materials from which to choose. Gothic Arch Greenhouses provides the answers to those entering the search for a greenhouse thus arming the buyer with site specific knowledge that helps quickly narrow the search. Mobile. AL (PRWEB) September 22, 2014 Purchasing greenhouse starter kits or related materials from an established trusted source helps ensure a positive outcome. Gothic Arch...

2014-09-19 23:03:11

Cover crops, gypsum applications and a new initiative to develop whole-system solutions to reduce algal blooms and improve water quality were key topics discussed at media event. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) September 19, 2014 Water quality and strategies for managing phosphorus in farm fields are hot topics, especially in light of recent drinking water issues in Toledo, Ohio. A group of experts gathered September 16 at The Ohio State University’s Farm Science Review (FSR) to discuss practical...


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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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