Latest Land management Stories

Amazon Rain Forest Drought Resistant
2013-11-14 13:25:00

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists writing in the Journal of Climate claim the Amazon rain forest may be more resilient in its ability to cope with dry conditions than previously believed. Researchers from the University of Exeter and Colorado State University used a computer model to demonstrate that the Amazon rainforest may be able to withstand periods of drought better than what previous climate models had predicted. During the study, researchers removed...

2013-11-09 23:03:32

In response to an article published by Basque Research, Advancing Eco Agriculture, a regenerative agriculture products and services company, discusses the LIFE Regen Farming Project, an initiative to test regenerative agriculture practices to restore and maintain soil quality. Middlefield, OH (PRWEB) November 09, 2013 Advancing Eco Agriculture, the leading provider of regenerative agriculture systems, discusses an initiative designed to test the outcomes of the use of regenerative...

2013-11-08 23:22:32

In response to an article published by the European Commission, Advancing Eco Agriculture, a regenerative agriculture products and services company, releases a statement that discusses the importance of soil quality in the environment and the economy. Middlefield, OH (PRWEB) November 08, 2013 Advancing Eco Agriculture, the leading provider of regenerative agriculture systems, affirms that healthy soil is the key to a strong economy and environment. According to an October 29th article...

2013-11-07 23:34:21

In response to an article published by Science Daily, Advancing Eco Agriculture, a regenerative agriculture products and services company, discusses SoilDoc, a new soil testing kit designed to help farmers in third world countries improve and maintain soil quality. Middefield, OH (PRWEB) November 07, 2013 Advancing Eco Agriculture, the leading provider of regenerative agriculture systems, discusses SoilDoc, a new soil testing kit designed to help farmers in third world countries restore...

2013-11-07 23:02:12

Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: Nuts and Seeds Market in Asia-Pacific: Market Guide to 2017. London (PRWEB) November 07, 2013 Synopsis "Nuts and Seeds Market in Asia-Pacific: Market Guide to 2017", provides detailed, analytical and well-presented information on Nuts and Seeds consumption trends in Asia-Pacific. This incisive market research report from consumer trend experts Canadean presents historic and forecast consumption volumes and values,...

2013-11-06 23:03:11

The next generation of this groundbreaking product, debuting at Booth 813 of the IA Show, now allows users to monitor and manage flow, and utilizes faster 3G wireless networks. Novato, CA (PRWEB) November 06, 2013 ETwater, the leader in smart irrigation control and water management solutions, today announced the release of HermitCrab® 2, the second generation of the groundbreaking HermitCrab product that now includes flow monitoring and 3G wireless networks. HermitCrab 2 was formally...

How Plants In Arid Lands Gain Nutrients To Survive
2013-11-06 11:48:07

Marine Biological Laboratory The vast sagebrush landscapes of the western United States are one of the largest ecosystems in North America.  Long, cold winters and hot, dry summers characterize these cold desert ecosystems and create bone-dry soils during seasonal droughts. New research published this week from MBL (Marine Biological Laboratory) senior scientist Zoe Cardon, John Stark (Utah State University), and their two former students, sheds light on how desert plants gain nutrients...

2013-11-04 23:03:10

The Weed Science Society of America has announced five annual meetings that will take place throughout the winter and spring months. The meetings are expected to attract hundreds of scientists, students, educators, and others interested in weed management practices. Lawrence, KS (PRWEB) November 04, 2013 Upcoming annual meetings of the Weed Science Society of America and its sister scientific societies in the U.S. and Canada will tackle a wide range of topics – from invasive species...

2013-11-04 16:02:16

Great civilizations have fallen because they failed to prevent the degradation of the soils on which they were founded. The modern world could suffer the same fate. This is according to Professor Mary Scholes and Dr Bob Scholes who have published a paper in top scientific journal, Science, which describes how the productivity of many lands has been dramatically reduced as a result of soil erosion, accumulation of salinity, and nutrient depletion. “Cultivating soil continuously for too...

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...

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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  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
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