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2014-02-19 23:24:47

New soil model creates step-change in predictive farm management. Des Moines, IA (PRWEB) February 19, 2014 DuPont, the University of Missouri and the U.S. Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS) have announced an innovative new collaboration to pool soil mapping resources, predictive technologies and expertise to help growers more sustainably improve crop yields through better nitrogen application management and other field input planning. The public-private...

2014-02-19 23:02:18

An article in the journal Weed Technology discusses the development of a model that can analyze the simultaneous evolution of resistance to herbicides that inhibit the acetolactate synthase (ALS) and acetyl-CoA carboxylase (ACCase) enzymes. Lawrence, Kansas (PRWEB) February 19, 2014 Effective herbicides are essential to rice production in the mid-southern United States. In recent decades, the primary weed that challenges rice fields, barnyardgrass, developed resistance to two widely used...

2014-02-19 16:21:24

Preservation Board Approves $30 Million Investment in Saving Farmland for 2014 HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania's Agricultural Land Preservation Board today safeguarded 2,359 additional acres on 26 farms in 13 counties through the state's nationally renowned farmland preservation program. The board preserved farms in Berks, Butler, Chester, Crawford, Cumberland, Erie, Juniata, Lancaster, Lycoming, Northampton, Perry, Union and York counties....

Conserving Potato Agrobiodiversity
2014-02-17 13:48:02

Penn State Mashed, smashed and fried, Americans love potatoes, but only a few varieties are grown in much of North American agriculture. In South America, where potatoes originated, more than 5,000 varieties continue to exist. A Penn State geographer is gathering all the information he can about the agrobiodiversity of these uniquely adapted tubers with an eye toward sustainability of this fourth largest food crop worldwide. "In the U.S. we rely primarily on 10 to 12 types of potatoes...

2014-02-15 08:20:19

DALLAS, February 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ReportsnReports.com adds Agrochemicals Market by Type (Fertilizers, Pesticides) & Sub-types - Global Market Trends & Forecast to 2018, "China fertilizer manufacturing industry, 2014", "China pesticide manufacturing industry, 2014" and "Global Pesticide and Agrochemical Market to 2018 - Market Size, Growth, and Forecasts in Over 50 Countries" research reports in its store. Global agrochemicals market is set to grow at a...

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...

2014-02-14 08:27:30

DALLAS, February 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The report "Agrochemicals Market by Type (Fertilizers, Pesticides), by Fertilizer Type (Nitrogenous, Potassic, Phosphatic), by Pesticide Type (Organophosphates, Pyrethroids, Neonicotinoides, Bio-Pesticides), & Sub-types - Global Market Trends & Forecast to 2018", defines and segments Agrochemicals Market with analysis and forecasting of market demand & revenue. This market would grow from an estimated $203,567.6 million in...

2014-02-13 23:01:29

Turf Feeding Systems announces creating a Sustainable Solutions Team to help raise the economy and livelihood of the Family Farmer worldwide. Houston, TX (PRWEB) February 13, 2014 The UN has declared 2014 as the Year of Family Farming. There is a new team of experts and practitioners sharply focused on increasing the economy and livelihood of the family farmer.http://ensia.com/voices/2014-the-year-of-family-farming/ This is not a UN team of scientists, but a group of people who have been...

2014-02-12 08:23:56

DUBLIN, Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/wdwvqz/water_soluble ) has announced the addition of the "Concise Analysis of the International Water Soluble Fertilizers Market - Forecasts to 2018" report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769) The global water-soluble fertilizer market is witnessing a steady growth on account of the increasing market for micro-irrigation systems and protected...

2014-02-11 23:26:51

The new interface allows growers to be more efficient accessing their field data. Tulare, CA (PRWEB) February 11, 2014 Rain Bird introduces a new multi-ranch dashboard for its ClimateMinder solution, which allows growers to more easily and quickly review field data from all their weather and soil moisture stations using any web-enabled computer or mobile device. The new dashboard is focused on geolocation, offering a user-friendly map to quickly identify areas which require attention,...


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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