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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...

2014-01-17 16:22:15

LITITZ, Pa., Jan. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cover Crop Solutions LLC, a leading cover crop seed producer and agronomic solutions company, announces Dr. Tracy Blackmer has been named the company's Director of Research. Dr. Blackmer will lead cover crop, soil health and related scientific research projects throughout the Midwest, as well as other parts of North America. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140117/PH48551LOGO ) Dr. Blackmer's professional background includes...

Study Shows Rock Can Turn Into Soil Faster Than Previously Thought
2014-01-17 11:09:55

University of Washington Geologic time is shorthand for slow-paced. But new measurements from steep mountaintops in New Zealand show that rock can transform into soil more than twice as fast as previously believed possible. The findings were published Jan. 16 in the early online edition of Science. "Some previous work had argued that there were limits to soil production," said first author Isaac Larsen, who did the work as part of his doctoral research in Earth sciences at the...

2014-01-16 12:33:23

Prices for forestry lands in Uruguay have more than doubled since 2006 BOSTON, Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In 2013, more than three quarters of all Latin American plantation forests owned by overseas financial investors, were in just two countries, Brazil and Uruguay. As prices for agricultural land soar in those countries, timberland investors are exploring other Latin American countries to invest in. The future investment prospects for Latin American Plantation Forests are the subject of...

2014-01-16 04:21:06

The results of a case study of optimized irrigation scheduling based on FIGARO's innovative algorithms which have resulted in significant water savings will be presented at the upcoming partners' meeting in Valencia, Spain VALENCIA, Spain, January 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- FIGARO [http://www.figaro-irrigation.net/home/en ], an EU-funded international project focused on developing new precision technologies to improve irrigation management for the purpose of increasing water...

2014-01-14 23:28:28

FHR Inc.: Nutrient management for growers by growers, invites growers to attend a one-day event centered on educating attendees about all aspects of biological farming. Stewartville, MN (PRWEB) January 14, 2014 FHR, Inc. is hosting a one-day seminar in Perrysburg, OH, sponsored by Black Swamp Ag, Inc. Set to be held on January 20th, the Farm to Plate seminar will provide attendees with a road map to practicing sustainable agriculture while achieving maximum yields. Attendees at the event...

2014-01-14 23:21:08

National Wildlife Federation’s Trees for Wildlife program helps communities and young people learn about the importance of trees for communities and wildlife. Reston, VA (PRWEB) January 14, 2014 National Wildlife Federation (NWF) is currently accepting applications for youth leaders and organizations wishing to hold a sapling tree planting event this Spring as part of NWF’s Trees for Wildlife program. The program aims to educate and prepare a generation of conservation stewards,...

2014-01-13 23:25:40

The Life, Earth & Health Sciences Magazine EurekaMag.com has published 6,939 new articles on mineral fertilizers. As a comprehensive publisher of agricultural articles, EurekaMag.com covers this inorganic material of synthetic origin that is added to soil to supply one or more plant nutrients essential to the growth of plants. Mannheim, Germany (PRWEB) January 13, 2014 EurekaMag.com has newly published 6,939 references and abstracts on mineral fertilizers. The site's Research...

2014-01-10 12:22:13

Earth's Best Natural Pest Management has been very instrumental in the removal of pests in an environment friendly fashion. They have been a prominent name in the state of Florida for almost two decades now TAMPA BAY, Fla., Jan. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Pests are not only a source of irritation and annoyance, but are also a very unhealthy element to have on the premises. Some of them can even cause fatal infections and long term health problems. It is important to make sure...

2014-01-09 23:03:38

The report provides full analysis of the world’s leading players in the agriculture micronutrient industry, major micronutrient types and their forms, major application modes and crop types, with a clear insight and overview on the developments and trends. http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/agriculture-micronutrients-market-968.html (PRWEB) January 09, 2014 The report "Micronutrient Market by Type (Zinc, Manganese, Boron, Copper, Molybdenum, Iron), Form (Chelated &...


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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