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2013-12-18 23:23:41

Banana Growth Heading North for the Next 50 Years NEW YORK (PRWEB) December 18, 2013 Research scientists at Florida International University say that climate change during the next 50 years will result in opportunities for Latin America's banana crop to expand northward to plantations with more favorable growing conditions. The study was published in the current edition of the science journal Ecological Economics. Brian Machovina and Kenneth J. Feeley, authors of the study, examined...

2013-12-18 23:21:14

Turf Feeding Systems and Sun State Organics are now working together to implement sustainable products and technology into Sustainable Agriculture and Water Efficiency. Houston, TX (PRWEB) December 18, 2013 Turf Feeding Systems, Inc, a Houston based fertigation company, is now closely linked with Sun State Organics, LLC, a Florida organic soils company that aims to convert waste into soil and food. Turf Feeding Systems is a world leader in creating and installing packaged fertigation...

2013-12-18 23:03:57

Water Soluble Fertilizers Market research report categorizes the global market for water soluble fertilizers on the basis of types, crop types, applications, and geography, forecasting revenue and analyzing trends. http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/water-soluble-fertilizers-market-1055.html (PRWEB) December 18, 2013 The report “Water Soluble Fertilizers Market by Types (Nitrogenous, Phosphatic, Potassic, Micronutrients), Applications, (Fertigation, Foliar Application),...

2013-12-12 23:32:20

LED Grow Lighting USA, a website dedicated to providing information and resources to the indoor gardening and hydroponics industries, has expanded its collection of content. Bellingham, WA (PRWEB) December 12, 2013 LED Grow Lighting USA is a recently-launched website dedicated to providing useful information and resources related to one of the latest trends in "sunless" agriculture. The website launched in Fall 2013 and has been growing steadily since then. Recently, the site...

2013-12-12 23:03:30

Authors of an article featured in the current issue of Weed Technology collected waterhemp seed samples across Missouri to identify factors leading to glyphosate resistance. Over two-thirds of the weed sampled from soybean fields were shown to be resistant to the herbicide. Lawrence, KS (PRWEB) December 12, 2013 Weed Technology –Waterhemp is one of the most common weed species found in Midwest field crops. A member of the pigweed (Amaranth) family, this summer annual is capable of...

Researchers Determine How Much Water Is Enough Where Water Is Limited
2013-12-12 17:05:01

[ Watch The Video: Surface Renewal: An Advanced Micrometeorological Method ] The Journal of Visualized Experiments Today, December 12, JoVE, the Journal of Visualized Experiments, has published an environmental research technique that could turn the age-old task of watering crops into an exact science. A collaboration of scientists from the US Department of Agriculture and the University of California Davis, among others, has introduced a precision instrument that can determine...

2013-12-10 23:25:44

The Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) discusses the ongoing battle against herbicide resistance. The issue stems from the fact that while weed management has seen much progress, it has become expensive and poses various environmental issues. Lawrence, Kansas (PRWEB) December 10, 2013 For nearly a decade, cotton growers have been battling to save crops from the ravages of glyphosate-resistant Palmer amaranth (Amaranthus palmeri). Though in many ways they are finally gaining the upper...

2013-12-10 23:24:44

Successful arborist and owner of a tree company in Boulder, Colo., drew from his own experience to create MapCentrix after finding other software inadequate. Boulder, CO (PRWEB) December 10, 2013 MapCentrix, a fresh new mapping software for those dealing with the care of trees, has been introduced to help them improve the care of the trees they tend. Learn more about MapCentrix or try a demo at http://www.mapcentrix.com. MapCentrix was designed by an arborist, for arborists. Drawing on...


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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malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'