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New Tree-planting Technique For Ecological Control Of Desert
2014-04-03 15:52:50

Science China Press When planting seedlings of desert plants in the desert area under no irrigation condition, why is the survival rate so low and the growth is so poor? A recent research using desert plant Haloxylon ammodendron discovered that high desert surface temperature (≥50oC) is a major limiting factor under numerous desert habitats. It provides a novel idea for ecological control measures of desert. Professor MA Hao and his group from Nanjing Agricultural University and Xinjiang...

2014-04-03 08:33:04

Agricultural Technology Innovation Partnership Foundation Announces Seven Founding Participants for REAP initiative ARLINGTON, Texas, April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At the request of the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the USDA's Agricultural Research Service (USDA ARS), the ATIP Foundation (Agricultural Technology Innovation Partnership) has established a public-private partnership to enhance research on sustainable soil health for multiple land uses in agriculture....

2014-03-27 23:28:47

Spring tree care advice from certified arborists at The Davey Tree Expert Company. (PRWEB) March 27, 2014 Trees offer shade on the hottest of days, structures to hang tire swings from, and provide beauty to landscapes. Yet when that favorite tree falls ill, it goes from being an asset to a liability. Yet, identifying a sick tree is easy, says R.J. Laverne, urban forester for The Davey Tree Expert Company. He suggests a simple visual inspection to help homeowners determine the right time...

2014-03-26 08:23:48

SAN FRANCISCO, March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Park directors and advocates hailed the latest report on city parks released Wednesday by The Trust for Public Land, a leading national non-profit in creating urban parks across the country. The 2014 City Parks Facts report, now available at www.tpl.org/cityparkfacts, is the nation's most complete compilation of data about urban parks in the nation's largest 100 cities. It is created by The Trust for Public Land's Center for City Park...

2014-03-13 23:27:57

Dealzer.com is now offering a soil option on the popular Cash Crop & Grandma's Secret Garden hydroponics grow boxes. Additionally, the boxes have been altered to double the air flow. Paducah, KY (PRWEB) March 13, 2014 Dealzer.com is now offering a soil option on their manufactured hydroponics grow boxes. These boxes include the Cash Crop and Grandma's Secret Garden. These new boxes recently acquired a more powerful fan upgrade and in the last days, Dealzer developers have...

2014-03-10 23:23:10

A study of grasslands on six continents suggests a way to counteract the human-made overdose of fertilizer that threatens to permanently reduce their biodiversity: let grazing animals crop fast growing grasses. Grazers allow sunlight to reach ground level, encouraging other plants' growth, according to the study published online March 9, 2014 in Nature. College Park, MD (PRWEB) March 10, 2014 A comparative study of grasslands on six continents suggests there may be a way to counteract...

2014-03-10 16:22:11

DALLAS, March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The report "Micronutrient Market by Type (Zinc, Manganese, Boron, Copper, Molybdenum, Iron), Form (Chelated & Non Chelated), Application Mode (Soil, Foliar, Fertigation), Crop Type & Geography - Global Trends and Forecast to 2018", defines and segments the global agriculture micronutrients market with an analysis and forecasting of the global value and volume for agriculture micronutrients. It also identifies the driving and...

2014-03-05 20:20:27

Tree Care Company Joins Other Sustained-Growth Companies on Elite List HAYWARD, Calif., March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Arborwell Professional Tree Management, California's leading commercial tree care company, has been named to Inc. Magazine's 'Build 100' list, a group of U.S. businesses who have managed to maintain consistent growth and increased headcount for five consecutive years. Inc. Magazine began the Build 100 project by collecting data on more than 100,000 U.S. midmarket...

2014-02-27 23:35:58

Turf Feeding Systems is focused on implementing their technology to increase water efficiency and improve soil health to help solve the world drought crisis. Houston, Texas (PRWEB) February 27, 2014 While worldwide drought continues to damage Brazil, California and many parts of the world, Turf Feeding Systems (TFS) is sharply focused on using their 25 years of expertise to reduce the water use up to 50% on any irrigated areas. Brazil is facing serious drought affecting agriculture,...

2014-02-24 12:28:14

Former Indianapolis Mayor Bill Hudnut Among Expert Panelist Visiting This Week INDIANAPOLIS, Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Urban Land Institute (ULI) Daniel Rose Center for Public Leadership in Land Use arrives in Indianapolis this week for a four-day study visit of the Massachusetts Avenue/Brookside Industrial Corridor area. The visiting panel will work alongside Mayor Greg Ballard and several local land use professionals to develop a replicable approach for...


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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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