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2013-09-03 23:02:38

The Weed Science Society of America today announced that the National Stakeholder Team for Pesticide Safety Education Program Funding has created a three-year initiative to enhance the education of pesticide applicators. Lawrence, KS (PRWEB) September 03, 2013 The Weed Science Society of America today announced that the National Stakeholder Team for Pesticide Safety Education Program Funding has created a three-year initiative to enhance the education of pesticide applicators. The U.S....

2013-08-29 23:29:29

In a newly launched video, SpiritDetox.com highlights the problem with today's soils that is causing nutrient deficiency in the food system. With the help of the video and one of the SpiritDetox.com products, the team hopes to improve this situation for home gardeners. Bakersfield, CA (PRWEB) August 29, 2013 SpiritDetox.com has announced the launch of a new video entitled "EarthFood Plus Natural Fertilizer – for Organic Gardening." The video is designed to shed light on a...

2013-08-29 23:29:06

LED Canada partners with Trader Hill Farms to deploy GrowthStar(TM) LED Horticultural lights for advanced aquaponics sustainable food production systems. Hilliard, Florida (PRWEB) August 29, 2013 LED Canada and GrowthStar LED are pleased to announce the successful partnership with Trader Hill Farms. “LED Canada is becoming Canada’s largest manufacture and national wholesaler of GrowthStar's Advanced Horticultural LED lights. As a leader in LED Horticultural technologies we are...

2013-08-28 23:19:18

The global seed market report tracks developments and strategies of market players evaluating major market strategies followed by leading market players in terms of new product launches, agreements and collaboration, expansions etc. http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/seeds-market-376.html (PRWEB) August 28, 2013 According to a new market research report, “Seeds Market By Type (Oilseed, Grain, Fruit & Vegetable, Turf, Forage, & Other Seeds), Seed Trait (Herbicide...

2013-08-27 08:21:43

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Aug. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the assets of privately-held IQ Irrigation of Christchurch, New Zealand. Financial terms were not disclosed. The acquisition is expected to close by the end of August 2013. IQ Irrigation provides a reliable and precise hardware and software solution for controlling linear and pivot irrigation systems. It enables farmers to apply the...

Forecasting Future Water Levels Of Crucial Agricultural Aquifer
2013-08-27 06:24:50

Kansas State University If current irrigation trends continue, 69 percent of the groundwater stored in the High Plains Aquifer of Kansas will be depleted in 50 years. But immediately reducing water use could extend the aquifer's lifetime and increase net agricultural production through the year 2110. Those findings are part of a recently published study by David Steward, professor of civil engineering, and colleagues at Kansas State University. The study investigates the future...

2013-08-26 16:22:22

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Acting Secretary Ellen Ferretti today invited the public to take an online survey to inform the Bureau of Forestry as it prepares an update to the State Forest Resource Management Plan. The plan, revised about every five years, charts the course for managing the 2.2-million acre state forest system for a variety of values and resources. "Management of our state forest system is...

2013-08-24 23:03:50

Sea of Green Hydrogardens, a leading Arizona-based retailer of gardening and outdoor products, is now offering tips on indoor grow. The company, which specializes in everything from hydroponics to outdoor lighting, is now providing tips on how to keep your organic garden going strong all year-round. Tucson, AZ (PRWEB) August 24, 2013 Sea of Green Hydrogardens, a leading Arizona-based retailer of gardening and outdoor products, is now offering tips on indoor grow. The company, which...

2013-08-23 23:22:10

Fertigation leader claims sustainable agriculture will combat impending water, soil and food shortages. Houston, Texas (PRWEB) August 23, 2013 There is a major crisis facing the world and it’s not oil and gas. It is water, soil health and food production and society must start preparing for it today. People can live without cars, cell phones and the internet, but humans cannot live without food and water. Fox News aired a video on March 21st, 2013 entitled "The Shocking Reality...

2013-08-23 23:17:14

Biostimulants Market categorizes the global Biostimulants Market on the basis of geography, types, and active ingredients. http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/biostimulant-market-1081.html. (PRWEB) August 23, 2013 The report "Biostimulants Market by Active Ingredients (Humic acid, Fulvic acid, Amino Acid, Seaweed extracts), Applications (Foliar, soil, & seed), Crop types (Row crops, fruit & vegetable, turf & ornamental) & Geography - Global Trends &...


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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