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2014-09-19 23:03:11

Cover crops, gypsum applications and a new initiative to develop whole-system solutions to reduce algal blooms and improve water quality were key topics discussed at media event. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) September 19, 2014 Water quality and strategies for managing phosphorus in farm fields are hot topics, especially in light of recent drinking water issues in Toledo, Ohio. A group of experts gathered September 16 at The Ohio State University’s Farm Science Review (FSR) to discuss practical...

2014-09-10 23:10:17

Northern California almond grower uses ClimateMinder to monitor the soil moisture status and irrigation events remotely in real-time. MAXWELL, CA (PRWEB) September 10, 2014 Vierra Brothers, formed by three almond growers in Maxwell, CA in 2005, achieved a remarkable yield of 2,700 lbs. per acre last year from a 5-year orchard. This orchard is located on the west side of the Sacramento Valley, where this is a pretty strong result. Bob Vierra attributes the majority of this success to their...

2014-08-27 23:14:33

Daniel Murphy of Murphy’s Tree Service and Stump Munchers from Wayne, PA is just one of the master arborists who will be present for X Week in Maryland the week after Labor Day. Through their videos posted on YouTube, these tree surgeons have brought their amazing skills into the public eye--but do not try this at home! Wayne, PA (PRWEB) August 27, 2014 Murphy’s Tree Service in Wayne, PA will have a week without its arborist, Daniel Murphy, the week after Labor Day. Murphy will join...

2014-08-26 12:30:14

Tree Care Company Ranked in Top 5000 Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America HAYWARD, Calif., Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Arborwell Professional Tree Management, California's leading commercial tree care company, has earned a position on the 2014 Inc. 5000, Inc.'s annual ranking of the fastest-growing private companies in America. As an Inc. 5000 honoree for the eighth year in a row, Arborwell shares a prestigious pedigree with some of the most exciting, successful businesses...

2014-08-26 08:32:36

With a Precise Contour Map of Rainfall Information, Farmers Can Make Better Decisions on Irrigation Planning, Resource Deployment and Material Applications BOONE, Iowa, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) today announced a significant advancement in its RainWave® precipitation monitoring solution that maps precise rainfall amounts within an entire field or farm. Using the new RainWave Contour Map functionality in Trimble's Connected Farm(TM) Web-based management...

2014-08-04 23:03:57

Five arborists honored by the International Society of Arboriculture for 2014. Champaign, IL (PRWEB) August 04, 2014 Five arborists considered the best in their trade for protecting champion trees, encouraging industry certification, sharing best practices and promoting tree research worldwide, have been chosen by the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) as the 2014 class of “True Professionals of Arboriculture™.” The guests of honor received special recognition on Monday,...

2014-08-03 23:00:17

Arborists, scientists and tree care specialists worldwide receive special recognition for their efforts in bettering the tree care industry. CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (August 2014) (PRWEB) August 03, 2014 The International Society of Arboriculture (ISA), the source for tree research, education and proper tree care, has announced nine winners in the 2014 Awards of Distinction, sponsored by Bartlett Tree Experts. The Awards of Distinction were presented in a special ceremony on Sunday, August 3rd,...

2014-07-23 23:10:11

TeraGanix, Inc., a Texas-based company that provides farming and gardening supplies, has recently opened a second production center in Casa Grande, Arizona. The new facility, which began selling Ag1000™ along with several other EM-1 based products on July 7th, 2014, allows TeraGanix to offer greater convenience and accessibility to its customers on the west coast. Casa Grande, Arizona (PRWEB) July 23, 2014 TeraGanix has recently announced the opening of its second production facility in...

2014-07-15 23:00:13

Professional urban forester and arborist Michael Allen shares his experience and expertise in ‘Dr. Tree’s Guide to the Common Diseases of Urban Prairie Trees’ Winnipeg, Canada (PRWEB) July 16, 2014 From consulting urban forester Michael Allen comes a brand new picture book that addresses hundreds of questions about tree diseases. “Dr. Tree’s Guide to the Common Diseases of Urban Prairie Trees” is a non-fiction book that relates to the prairie regions of North America. Its...

2014-07-13 23:01:13

This report concentrates on the global agriculture micronutrients market. It classifies the global agriculture micronutrients market on the basis of types, application modes, forms, crop types, and geography - http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/agriculture-micronutrients-market-968.html. (PRWEB) July 13, 2014 The report “Micronutrient Market by Type (Zinc, Manganese, Boron, Copper, Molybdenum, Iron), Form (Chelated & Non Chelated), Application Mode (Soil, Foliar,...


Latest Land use 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...

Overgrazing
2013-04-01 12:31:24

Overgrazing occurs when plants are unprotected to intensive grazing for extended periods of time, or without enough recovery periods. It can be a result of either livestock in poorly managed agricultural applications, or by overpopulations of native or non-native wild animals. Overgrazing reduces the usefulness, biodiversity, and productivity of the land and is one cause of desertification and erosion. It’s also considered to be a cause of the spread of invasive species of non-native...

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Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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