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2013-03-07 12:25:19

Fantasy Lumberjack Prizes Include STIHL Chain Saws and a Trip for Two to the 2013 STIHL TIMBERSPORTS Series World Championship in Germany VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., March 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- STIHL Inc., creator and producer of the premier lumberjack sports event, the STIHL(®) TIMBERSPORTS(®) Series presented by Ram Trucks, announced today the launch of Fantasy Lumberjack, the first-ever fantasy game for lumberjack sports. Fantasy Lumberjack will be hosted on the Official STIHL...

2013-02-22 23:02:58

Swingle Lawn, Tree & Landscape Care says recent snowfall does not mean the Colorado drought is over, advises diligence and offers lawn and tree care tips. Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) February 22, 2013 Colorado lawn care company Swingle Lawn, Tree & Landscape Care advises that while recent snowfall in Denver, Fort Collins and Colorado´s high country is welcome, it is not enough to alleviate concerns about the impact of the current drought on lawns and trees. “We welcome the...

2013-02-20 16:26:37

BOSTON, Feb. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- India's wood fiber deficit is forecast to more than double between 2011 and 2021, placing increased emphasis on imports, according to a study released today by RISI, the leading information provider for the global forest products industry. 2013 India's Forest Products Industry Outlook examines India's development as the world's next substantial wood fiber import market after China. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080521/NEW122LOGO ) "Due...

2013-02-14 08:33:07

MONTRÉAL, Feb. 14, 2013 /CNW/ - Canada's forest products industry can uniquely respond to emerging trends in the global construction industry by offering new customized wood products and pre-fabricated solutions of the highest environmental quality. If the industry takes up the challenge, it could gain a larger slice of the estimated $8 trillion a year global construction market that is growing at 8% a year. The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) and its...

2013-02-11 23:03:48

Mark Manquen will describe how the new health care laws will impact employers and individuals. Mark is presenting at the upcoming ArborCon show on February 19, 2013, in Lansing, Michigan. Troy, Michigan (PRWEB) February 11, 2013 Cornerstone Municipal Advisory Group, LLC (http://www.CornerstoneMunicipal.com) is pleased to announce its President, Mark A. Manquen, will be among the presenters at this year´s ArborCon show. Mark will be presenting “Tracking Part Time Employment...

2013-02-11 12:25:38

MONTREAL, Feb. 11, 2013 /CNW/ - On Wednesday, February 14, the Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) and its partners will be releasing their landmark Construction Value Pathways initiative, exploring new and unique opportunities for the Canadian forest products industry to gain a larger share of the $8 trillion a year global construction market. The Construction Value Pathways project is groundbreaking market research that has identified key trends in the global...

New Protocol Developed For Measuring Soil Organic Carbon Sequestration
2013-02-01 14:39:04

University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences Increased levels of greenhouse gases, particularly carbon dioxide (CO2), have been associated with the burning of fossil fuels, deforestation, cultivation of grasslands, drainage of the land, and land use changes. Concerns about long-term shifts in climate patterns have led scientists to measure soil organic carbon (SOC) in agricultural landscapes and to develop methods to evaluate how changes in tillage...

2013-02-01 09:55:48

Afforestation, planting trees in an area where there have previously been no trees, can reduce the effect of climate change by cooling temperate regions finds a study in BioMed Central's open access journal Carbon Balance and Management. Afforestation would lead to cooler and wetter summers by the end of this century. Without check climate change is projected to lead to summer droughts and winter floods across Europe. Using REMO, the regional climate model of the Max Planck Institute for...

2013-01-31 23:01:59

emerginC now plants an indigenous tree in a non-harvest location, via their partners at Plant-It-2020, for every retail item sold from both their classic signature range and their Scientific Organics range Sydney, Australia (PRWEB) January 31, 2013 In a renewed commitment to healing the planet, emerginC now plants an indigenous tree in a non-harvest location, via their partners at Plant-It-2020, for every retail item sold from both their classic signature range and their Scientific Organics...

2013-01-31 16:21:00

WOBURN, Mass., Jan. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Destructive pests like the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) continued to wreak havoc on America's urban forests this past year, but preventative tree treatments from Arborjet have helped to stem the damaging tide. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130131/NE52224 ) The effects of these invasive tree pests and diseases are devastating. Since its arrival from Asia in 2002, EAB has destroyed over 60 million ash trees to date in the United States...


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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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