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Buried Fossil Soils Found To Be Rich In Carbon
2014-05-26 03:40:43

By Terry Devitt, University of Wisconsin-Madison Soils that formed on the Earth’s surface thousands of years ago and that are now deeply buried features of vanished landscapes have been found to be rich in carbon, adding a new dimension to our planet’s carbon cycle. The finding, reported today (May 25, 2014) in the journal Nature Geoscience, is significant as it suggests that deep soils can contain long-buried stocks of organic carbon which could, through erosion, agriculture,...

2014-05-22 12:23:32

Planting trees in the right location can optimize tree health, electric reliability and help you conserve energy RICHMOND, Va., May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- This spring planting season, Dominion Virginia Power encourages customers to plant trees to enhance the health and beauty of the community. But did you know, planning which tree and where it should be planted can actually save you money and increase electric reliability around your home? A little extra planning before planting trees or...

2014-05-22 08:32:01

New Feature Improves Accuracy in Drainage System Design SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced today that it has added automatic pipe sizing to its Farm Works(TM) Surface software. The new feature allows contractors and farmers to improve accuracy and increase efficiency when designing farm drainage systems. Farm Works Surface is an analysis and design tool that works with the Trimble® WM-Drain® farm drainage solution. This new feature provides...

2014-05-21 23:06:40

The Weed Science Society of America announces plans for a second national summit on the topic of herbicide resistance. The event will take place September 10 in Washington DC. Lawrence, Kansas (PRWEB) May 21, 2014 Today the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) announced plans for a second national scientific summit on the topic of herbicide resistance. Scheduled for September 10 in Washington, D.C., the event will be hosted by the National Research Council at the Auditorium in the...

The Added Value of Local Food Hubs
2014-05-21 03:31:02

By Julie Cohen, UC Santa Barbara A case study of UCSB’s residential dining services shows that serving local and sustainable produce benefits the community at large As the largest purchaser of wholesale produce in Santa Barbara County, UC Santa Barbara’s residential dining services provided the perfect avenue for a pilot project incorporating local pesticide-free or certified organic produce into an institutional setting. The idea was conceived almost 10 years ago, when a group...

2014-05-20 12:33:59

LAS VEGAS, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CannaVest Corp. - ("CannaVest" or "the Company") (OTC:BB CANV) is reporting financial results for the quarter ending March 31, 2014. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140403/LA98016LOGO During this time, CannaVest made tremendous progress, including an expansion of its laboratory and administrative facilities, expanding its team to support marketing and public relations, and establishing a solid domestic industrial hemp cultivation and...

2014-05-19 23:02:50

The Grounds Guys created a list of four “Ws” that can ruin a summer garden. Waco, TX (PRWEB) May 19, 2014 It is garden season and everyone can use tips and tricks to make their garden flourish. To help make gardens grow this season The Grounds Guys created a list of four “Ws” that can ruin a summer garden. Wildlife Wildlife like deer, raccoons and rabbits can cause havoc to your summer garden. Put up proper fencing to keep unwanted wildlife out of your garden. High fences work...

2014-05-18 23:01:29

Crop Protection Chemicals Market is expected to reach 3,136.1 KT by 2018, growing at a CAGR of 3.2% from 2013 to 2018. http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/crop-protection-380.html (PRWEB) May 18, 2014 The report, "Crop Protection Chemicals Market by Types (Herbicides, Fungicides, Insecticides, Bio-pesticides and Adjuvants), by Crop Types, by Geography: Global Trends and Forecast to 2018 ", defines and segments the global crop protection chemicals market with analysis...

2014-05-17 23:00:10

ResearchMoz.us includes new market research report "Asia Pacific Animal Feed Additives Market Outlook to 2018" to its huge collection of research reports. Get agriculture-related reports at http://www.researchmoz.us/agriculture-market-reports-150.html. Albany,New York (PRWEB) May 18, 2014 Researchmoz presents this most up-to-date research on "Asia Pacific Animal Feed Additives Market Outlook to 2018 - Increasing Demand for Meat Products to Steer Growth". The report...

2014-05-16 23:08:29

The pioneer citrus grower in Visalia, CA uses ClimateMinder to monitor the soil moisture and EC conditions remotely in real-time. Visalia, CA (PRWEB) May 16, 2014 Larry Peltzer, a 4th generation citrus grower in Visalia, CA, was able to improve his water efficiency by up to 40% by reducing the watering time and frequency, thanks to the real-time soil moisture data collected by his wireless ClimateMinder stations. “By closely monitoring the soil moisture trends through the profile on our...


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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mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.