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2014-07-11 23:02:42

Europe Micro Irrigation System market can be segmented by Companies, Macro Indicators, End users and Applications. http://www.micromarketmonitor.com/market/europe-micro-irrigation-system-7653102081.html (PRWEB) July 11, 2014 Europe is one of the largest consumers of micro irrigation systems, owing to large cultivated-and hence, irrigated land area. The agricultural sector is a significant user of water resources in Europe, accounting for around 30.0% of the total water use. The scale and...

Invasive Plants Can Accelerate The Greenhouse Effect
2014-07-02 03:04:01

Clemson University Clemson University scientists are shedding new light on how invasion by exotic plant species affects the ability of soil to store greenhouse gases. The research could have far-reaching implications for how we manage agricultural land and native ecosystems. In a paper published in the scientific journal New Phytologist, plant ecologist Nishanth Tharayil and graduate student Mioko Tamura show that invasive plants can accelerate the greenhouse effect by releasing carbon...

LEGO Bricks Turned Into Scientific Tool To Study Plant Growth
2014-06-27 03:19:07

Iowa State University Ludovico Cademartiri had what seemed like an impossibly demanding list of requirements for his lab equipment. The Iowa State University assistant professor of materials science and engineering wants to understand environmental effects on plant growth, specifically how variations in climate and soil characteristics affect root growth. That requires highly controlled environments that expose whole plants to environmental effects such as nutrients, water, oxygen...

2014-06-24 16:21:47

MCLEAN, Va., June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Current approaches may be underestimating the risks posed to children by toxic metals that they are exposed to while playing outdoors, according to Japanese researchers. The researchers used a new approach that they developed for their study of how much dirt and associated metals adheres to children's hands. They found that lead, chromium, zinc and other heavy metals adhere more to smaller soil particles than to the larger...

2014-06-19 00:21:41

CHICAGO, June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Cloud Foundation and Wild Horse Freedom Federation today released BLM livestock data for Beaver County and Iron County, Utah showing that despite a chorus of demands from ranchers for the removal of wild horses from the over-grazed range; the data shows livestock outnumber wild horses 10.6:1 in these areas. "It is irresponsible and false for Iron County commissioners or anyone to claim that the wild horses in that area are having...

2014-06-16 08:23:31

Applications Must Be Postmarked by June 30, 2014 WOBURN, Mass., June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Arborjet reminds graduating high school seniors that the deadline for its inaugural "Taking Root" Scholarship Program is right around the corner, and all applications must be postmarked by June 30, 2014. The company has been accepting applications from students who plan to pursue a career in arboriculture. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140613/118180 Photo -...

2014-06-11 00:20:32

New report reveals how Japan's imports of Chinese wood products fuel illegal logging in Russia's eastern forests TOKYO, June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Significant quantities of illegal timber products from the forests of Siberia and the Russian Far East are flowing into Japan, according to a new report by the US-based nonprofit Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA). While the United States and European Union have recently enacted new policies that prohibit the import of illegally...

2014-06-10 08:23:44

PASCO, Wash., June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A1MICROBES has become leading supplier of natural soil health products in North America, and is helping farmers, growers and ranchers restore and rebuild soil and improve crop production. A1MICROBES uses a unique blend of natural microbes formulated to improve plant production, and restore soil that has been damaged by overuse of chemical fertilizers and pesticides which can build up in the soil. The issue of soil health has come to the forefront...

2014-06-05 23:08:44

Growers to Benefit from New Encirca℠ Services Nitrogen Management Tools DES MOINES, Iowa (PRWEB) June 05, 2014 DuPont Pioneer has announced a first-of-its-kind collaboration with eight Midwestern land-grant universities through their respective soil nutrition management experts to help growers more sustainably maximize crop yields. Through support offered by Pioneer, this collaboration will pull together expertise in different soil nutrition areas and generate field data to improve crop...

2014-06-03 23:04:01

Local festivals, parades, and events, along with citizens' daily use of recreational greenways, trails, and parks, all bring residents together to create an active and vibrant community. How can government agencies responsible for these events and recreational facilities know the preferences of residents in order to plan for meeting current and future demand? Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) June 03, 2014 CAMPO, Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization, located in Raleigh, NC, is using...


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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  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
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