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2014-10-13 08:28:17

DUBAI, UAE, October 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Pegasus Agriculture, MENA region's largest owners and operators of hydroponic farming facilities has successfully implemented a viable and cost- effective solution to meet our quality food needs by farming vegetables and herbs indoors all year round by using modern hydroponic gardening systems that take advantage of artificial light and growing nutrients. Hydroponic systems...

2014-10-10 12:25:35

Competition follows announcement from the White House Rural Council earlier this year to support wood in construction and job growth WASHINGTON, Oct. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Softwood Lumber Board (SLB) and the Binational Softwood Lumber Council (BSLC) congratulated the U.S. Department of Agriculture on the formal launch of the U.S. Tall Wood Building Prize Competition. The Competition invites U.S. developers, institutions, organizations and design teams willing to undertake an...

2014-10-08 23:10:58

The skydrop™ smart sprinkler controller is now available to consumers at more than 1,700 Lowe’s stores nationwide and on Lowes.com Highland, UT (PRWEB) October 08, 2014 Skydrop, LLC (http://www.skydrop.com) announced today that the skydrop™ smart sprinkler controller is now available to consumers at more than 1,700 Lowe’s stores nationwide and on Lowes.com, delivering an innovative water irrigation solution for consumers looking to save water, time, and money. The skydrop smart...

2014-10-03 23:04:03

Everything we eat depends on the soil, but its health is threatened. Living Web Farms, in North Carolina, works to restore dynamic, fertile, soil, and raise awareness about the soil microorganisms essential for all life on earth. Mills River, NC (PRWEB) October 03, 2014 On October 11th, 2014, Living Web Farms will host a workshop about soil ecology, helping farmers as well as eaters to understand the importance of soil life to all other life. Using a combination of classroom instruction,...

Central Park soil
2014-10-02 03:05:28

Noah Fierer, University of Colorado at Boulder Soil microbes that thrive in the deserts, rainforests, prairies and forests of the world can also be found living beneath New York City’s Central Park, according to a surprising new study led by Colorado State University and the University of Colorado Boulder. The research team analyzed 596 soil samples collected from across Central Park’s 843 acres and discovered a stunning diversity of below-ground life, most of which had never been...

2014-10-01 23:14:16

Turf Feeding Systems, a Texas fergitation company, is helping two olive growers in South Texas reduce the high losses of young trees and increase new growth on the young saplings. Houston, Texas (PRWEB) October 01, 2014 The olive industry is increasing across Texas with over 40 member growers in the Texas Olive Grower Association and Council. Additionally, new growers are planting orchards each year. Turf Feeding Systems installed one of their fertigation systems in August 2014 at the...

2014-09-30 23:04:27

Rob Calley of Backridge Tree Service earns safety credential from the Tree Care Industry Association. Mary Esther, Florida (PRWEB) September 30, 2014 Backridge Tree Service is always committed to adhering to the highest level of safety possible. They are always looking for new ways to make their job safer and easier for their customers and their employees. In order to increase their level of safety, certified arborist Rob Calley recently earned a prestigious safety credential from the...

2014-09-29 23:04:35

As America’s thoughts turn toward the NFL, NBA & NHL season openings, and the MLB playoffs, many pro sports teams are working with their local communities to plant trees CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (PRWEB) September 29, 2014 First downs, baskets and goals recorded by pro sports teams take on another meaning as more of these organizations develop a playbook-of-sorts on how to promote trees to encourage a greener society. The number of sports partnerships with community tree planting programs is...

2014-09-23 16:28:36

OTTAWA, Sept. 23, 2014 /CNW/ - The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) applauds the decision by the Government of Ontario to allow up to six-storey wood frame buildings. The province has announced it will change its building code to increase the allowable height of wood-based buildings from four storeys to six, matching what is already permitted in British Columbia and what is now proposed under changes to the National Building Code. "Technological advances are allowing...

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...


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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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reremouse
  • A bat.
The word 'reremouse' comes from Middle English reremous, from Old English hrēremūs, hrērmūs ("bat"), equivalent to rear (“to move, shake, stir”) +‎ mouse.
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