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2013-08-07 12:28:10

The Mosaic Company's Road to Higher Yields Farm Tour Highlights Yield Progress on The Pursuit of 300? Farmers' Fields PLYMOUTH, Minn., Aug. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Starting Aug. 20, The Mosaic Company will begin a 10-day tour across the Corn Belt -- coined The Road to Higher Yields Farm Tour -- and travel by branded bus to visit six farms in six states to spotlight the crop nutrition programs and experiences of the Pursuit of 300 Farmers as they push for higher yields. (Photo:...

2013-08-06 08:26:31

FRESNO, Calif., Aug. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A sold out crowd of almond growers participated in the Center for Irrigation Technology's AgWaterEnergy Center workshop on "Water Use Efficiency for Almonds" held at Fresno State on July 23, 2013. The workshop, funded by the California Department of Food and Agriculture, highlighted the use of real-time monitoring technologies to help growers better manage their water and energy use. PureSense's Chief Agronomist, David Jamison, presented...

2013-08-05 23:03:02

Transparency Market Research publishes new "Commercial (Conventional And Biotech/GM) Seeds Market For Soybean, Corn, Cotton And Others - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends And Forecast, 2012 - 2018" market research report to its report store. To browse the report, visit http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com/commercial-seeds-market.html Albany, NY (PRWEB) August 05, 2013 According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research...

2013-07-30 23:03:25

The purchase of the 3,435 acre San Jose farm in Nicaragua’s RAAS this week marks the completion of EcoPlanet Bamboo’s initial target of restoring 10,000 acres of degraded pastureland into biodiverse bamboo forests. Barrington, IL (PRWEB) July 30, 2013 The purchase of the 3,435 acre San Jose farm in Nicaragua’s RAAS this week marks the completion of EcoPlanet Bamboo’s initial target of restoring 10,000 acres of degraded pastureland into biodiverse bamboo forests. The conversion of...

2013-07-30 08:25:51

Water Right Technologies provides sustainable, effective strategies ESCALON, Calif., July 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As the demand for food increases with population growth, producing higher yields has become central to conventional agriculture. While farmers may avoid changing their crop management practices for fear of not keeping up with the high demand, California-based Water Right Technologies (www.wrtag.com) is creating customized crop management programs for farmers which boost...

2013-07-29 23:03:09

Scientists with the Weed Science Society of America say Ludwigia can overwhelm native plants, degrade water quality, increase flood risk and reduce the available habitat for water birds and fish. Lawrence, KS (PRWEB) July 29, 2013 Three water-loving species in the primrose family are now plaguing communities across the Pacific Northwest and Southern Atlantic — clogging lakes, ponds, canals, rice fields and sensitive wetlands. The exotic invaders are Uruguaian primrose-willow (Ludwigia...

2013-07-26 23:20:28

The Grow Up! Hydrogarden joins the SpiritDetox.com line of natural health and wellness products to give those with space constraints the ability to grow their own organic food. Using just four square feet of space, the 20-plant Hydrogarden grows indoors or outdoors. Bakersfield, California (PRWEB) July 26, 2013 SpiritDetox.com announces the addition of the Grow Up! Hydrogarden to its line of health and wellness products. The compact Grow Up! Hydrogarden enables people to grow different...

2013-07-26 23:18:59

Sea of Green looks to reward one lucky customer while continuing to support the growing hydroponic, indoor gardening, and organic gardening industries. Tucson, Arizona (PRWEB) July 26, 2013 Getting one of the best pieces of equipment for propagating your indoor garden is always nice. Getting it for free? What could be better? That’s what Sea of Green Hydrogardens in Arizona is doing for customers who enter their most recent online raffle. Presented in conjunction with Nuanced Media, a...

2013-07-24 23:03:16

EES recently launched new articles written by Clifford Woods, CEO of Effective Environmental Services & Organic Environmental Technology, to provide customers with general advice for safer, chemical-free ways to live. Lake View Terrace, California (PRWEB) July 24, 2013 Effective Environmental Services has developed a range of natural products designed to decontaminate and clean up harmful conditions and improve present surroundings through the elimination of slime and sludge. The...

2013-07-23 16:21:34

WESTERVILLE, Ohio, July 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new online tool makes it quick and easy for nursery stock buyers to ?nd the quality plants they need in today's ?ourishing market. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130723/DC51657LOGO) With the recent uptick in the housing market, landscapers and landscape architects' business is increasing and they are looking to quickly locate quality plant stock. The Ohio Nursery & Landscape Association's newly developed...


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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