Latest Land use Stories
A groundbreaking study by Harvard University's Harvard Forest and the Smithsonian Institution reveals that, if left unchecked, recent trends in the loss of forests to development will undermine significant land conservation gains in Massachusetts, jeopardize water quality, and limit the natural landscape's ability to protect against climate change.
Successful arborist and owner of a tree company in Boulder, Colo., drew from his own experience to create MapCentrix after finding other software inadequate. Boulder,
In this inspiring and informative guide, aimed at both aspiring and experienced urban farmers alike, Peterson explores some of the surprising places one can start a garden, grow your own healthy
The Urban Farm released a new iPhone and iPad app today called Urban Farm Guides; the app contains urban farming guidebooks that inspire users to create their own urban farms.
In response to an article published by Science Daily, Advancing Eco Agriculture, a regenerative agriculture products and services company, discusses SoilDoc, a new soil testing kit designed to
Now is the time to apply the BugBarrier Tree Band®, by Envirometrics Systems USA, Inc., to reduce next year's fall cankerworm and winter moth populations. Victor,
In response to an article published by The Hindu, Advancing Eco Agriculture, a regenerative agriculture products and services company, discusses the elevated acidity levels found in India’s
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 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...
- The parings of haberdine; also, any kind of fragments.