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2014-01-06 12:22:29

Property Owners Encouraged to Assess Pruning Options HOUSTON, Jan. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Trees are a beautiful enhancement to any property, but if a tree is damaged in a storm or has overgrown the space allowed it, it may need to be pruned back. BIO Landscape has announced that the company now provides a new line of tree pruning services. These services are available throughout the Houston, Texas area. The company's pruning approach includes several steps. BIO Landscape...

2013-12-20 23:02:45

Demand for the Livestock Production Support Services industry is growing in line with larger cattle and pig herds, bigger broiler flocks and increased milk production; furthermore, through 2018, revenue in the downstream livestock industries is forecast to grow as the economy improves and demand recovers at the retail level, which bodes well for the industry. For these reasons, industry research firm IBISWorld has updated a report on the Livestock Production Support Services industry in...

2013-12-11 11:59:25

Important new findings reveal promise and peril of land-use decisions 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. The scientists researched and analyzed four plausible scenarios for...

2013-12-10 23:24:44

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, CO (PRWEB) December 10, 2013 MapCentrix, a fresh new mapping software for those dealing with the care of trees, has been introduced to help them improve the care of the trees they tend. Learn more about MapCentrix or try a demo at http://www.mapcentrix.com. MapCentrix was designed by an arborist, for arborists. Drawing on...

2013-11-29 23:23:12

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 food and build an Urban Farm Lifestyle. Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) November 29, 2013 What do windowsills, fire escapes, and rooftops have in common? They are all urban gardens just waiting to happen! Grow Wherever You Go! is a newly-released guide written by urban farmer Greg Peterson that aims to...

2013-11-14 23:29:16

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. Current How-To Guide topics include growing your own organic food, raising chickens, saving seeds, and creating your own sustainable, organic, urban farm. Phoenix, Arizona (PRWEB) November 14, 2013 This week UrbanFarm.org released an innovative educational app for iPhone and iPad that will give users access to...

2013-11-07 23:34:21

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 help farmers in third world countries improve and maintain soil quality. Middefield, OH (PRWEB) November 07, 2013 Advancing Eco Agriculture, the leading provider of regenerative agriculture systems, discusses SoilDoc, a new soil testing kit designed to help farmers in third world countries restore...


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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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Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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