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2013-11-26 14:28:44

Halting deforestation in tropical regions requires verification of forest conditions. VTT has developed a new satellite image based method for accurate assessment of tropical forest cover. Part of the EU's seventh framework program, the ReCover project has involved using satellite imaging to map forest cover in sites in Mexico, Guyana, Columbia, Congo and the Fiji Islands over a period of up to 20 years. The REDD program is the United Nations' collaborative initiative designed to combat...

2013-11-21 23:33:41

LED Grow Lighting USA, a new website dedicated to providing information and commentary about indoor growing products, has officially launched. (PRWEB) November 21, 2013 Today marks the launch of a new website dedicated to LED grow lights (and indoor growing ventures in general): LEDGrowLights.us. The US-based website offers a wealth of information about LED grow lights and includes shopping guides for people interested in investing in the relatively new LED technology. Potential shoppers...

2013-11-19 23:24:31

Between the rising cost of insurance and the extensive damage to property, deer experts weigh in on deer damage and its effects. Blakeslee, PA (PRWEB) November 19, 2013 Deer damage takes many forms – but is avoidable if you’re willing to change your ways. It’s hard to hear, isn’t it? With their gentle demeanor, deer can create a pastoral setting in our yards as they meander through and nibble. As winter bears its teeth, temptation increases to feed these gentle creatures. But...

2013-11-19 16:48:01

Offset round-bale unroller makes mulching more efficient in organic mulch trials John Wilhoit and Timothy Coolong from the University of Kentucky have introduced a new technology that can make the application of organic mulches more efficient. The research team from the University of Kentucky premiered their new invention in the August issue of HortTechnology. The team altered a conventional round-bale unroller and designed experiments to document its efficiency. "We modified an unroller...

2013-11-18 23:02:24

The solutions offered by Organic and Environmental Products includes all-natural treatments for health, MSM, aquarium care, composting, chelation, odor control, mold removal, and much more. Lake View Terrace, California (PRWEB) November 18, 2013 Organic and Environmental Products has just announced that they are now open for business. Their website, https://organic-environmental-products.com, is now ready to serve customers. Organic and Environmental Products includes all-natural...

Butterfly Populations Might Be Saved By Land Management
2013-11-18 17:33:04

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online Butterfly populations across the world are in the decline, and researchers say that land management could be the key to counteracting the pattern. Researchers from Sweden and Germany writing in the journal Nature Conservation reviewed effects of land management on butterfly diversity using historical and current surveys over the past 100 years. The study focused on systematic surveys of butterfly population trends and extinction...

2013-11-15 23:03:42

This book will serve both the landscape architecture professionals and clients and funders of healing spaces. Hoboken, NJ (PRWEB) November 15, 2013 As hospital and assisted living facility interiors continue to evolve from white, clinical settings of decades ago to more colorful, patient-centered environments, there has been a similar revolution in the outdoor spaces that these facilities provide. A significant body of research confirms what many people have known intuitively: that...


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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