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2014-02-19 23:24:47

New soil model creates step-change in predictive farm management. Des Moines, IA (PRWEB) February 19, 2014 DuPont, the University of Missouri and the U.S. Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS) have announced an innovative new collaboration to pool soil mapping resources, predictive technologies and expertise to help growers more sustainably improve crop yields through better nitrogen application management and other field input planning. The public-private...

2014-02-19 16:21:24

Preservation Board Approves $30 Million Investment in Saving Farmland for 2014 HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania's Agricultural Land Preservation Board today safeguarded 2,359 additional acres on 26 farms in 13 counties through the state's nationally renowned farmland preservation program. The board preserved farms in Berks, Butler, Chester, Crawford, Cumberland, Erie, Juniata, Lancaster, Lycoming, Northampton, Perry, Union and York counties....

2014-02-14 16:22:22

Comprehensive test helps save growers money on unneeded fertilization while evaluating soil health. MT. VERNON, Maine, Feb. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Now, labs can test soil health more accurately with a new Soil Health Nutrient Toolbox from Woods End Laboratories in Mt. Vernon, Maine. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140214/CG65929LOGO "Years of research have led to this new way of testing soil," Woods End Founder William Brinton, Ph.D., said. "Three labs are offering the...

2014-02-12 23:01:07

Global manufacturer of irrigation controllers adds Cyber Rain's weather-based smart irrigation systems for residential and commercial landscaping applications to brand lineup. SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (PRWEB) February 12, 2014 Galcon, a world leading manufacturer of irrigation controllers for residential, agriculture, and landscaping, announced today that it has acquired Cyber Rain, an innovator and leading manufacturer of weather-based smart irrigation systems for residential and...

2014-02-06 08:30:56

California Tree Management Company receives a 2013 Safety Award from TCIA HAYWARD, Calif., Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Arborwell, California's leading tree care company is proud to announce they have been awarded for numerous accomplishments in safety by the Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA). For more than 20 years, TCIA has been honoring tree care companies across the country for their success in various areas of their business operations. Arborwell was honored with two 2013...

2014-02-06 08:23:49

Tree Care Company Acknowledged For Outstanding Accomplishment in Marketing HAYWARD, Calif., Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Arborwell Professional Tree Management, California's leading commercial tree care company is proud to announce it has been awarded with a 2013 Professional Communications Award from the Tree Care Industry Association. With nearly 100 submissions this year, TCIA evaluated each entry on the overall appearance, content quality, adherence to American National...

2014-02-04 16:23:36

FRESNO, Calif., Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Researchers at Fresno State's Center for Irrigation Technology (CIT) have completed two years of field studies which found higher water use efficiency and crop productivity when real-time irrigation management technology was used. The kind of technology used in this research, in this case PureSense's IMField technology, can help growers produce more crop for the amount of water and energy used. (Logo:...

2014-01-29 12:23:22

California Tree Care Company Elevates Financial Strategy with Addition of New Executive HAYWARD, Calif., Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Arborwell, California's leading tree management company, is pleased to announce the addition of Brad Carson to the company's executive team as Chief Financial Officer. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140129/SF55286) "We are thrilled to have Brad on board," says Andy LaVelle, President of Arborwell. "With his extensive experience and...

2014-01-23 23:02:16

Gabe Klein, the former transportation chief for the cities of Chicago and Washington, D.C. who is known for making cities less car-centric and more people-friendly, has been named a senior visiting fellow for the Urban Land Institute (ULI). Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) January 23, 2014 Gabe Klein, the former transportation chief for the cities of Chicago and Washington, D.C. who is known for making cities less car-centric and more people-friendly, has been named a senior visiting fellow for...

2014-01-19 23:03:14

Blue Fire Media of Kalamazoo rebuilds Koviack website with cleaner look, responsive design. Three Rivers, MI (PRWEB) January 19, 2014 A major distributor of farm irrigation systems in Michigan released its new website in mid-January, designed by a Kalamazoo area web developer. Terry Koviack, president of Koviack Irrigation and Farm Services, recognized the company website needed a major overhaul. They turned to Blue Fire Media of Kalamazoo to redesign koviackirrigation.com to reflect the...


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 terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'