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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...

2013-10-25 23:22:23

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, NY (PRWEB) October 25, 2013 After watching caterpillars feast on valuable trees all summer, now is the time to prevent them from returning next summer, without resorting to pesticides. Banding trees this fall with the BugBarrier Tree Band ® will prevent the egg-laden female cankerworms and winter moth from climbing...

2013-10-17 23:33:57

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 farmland soils and the function of mineral nutrition in rebuilding soil health. Middlefield, OH (PRWEB) October 17, 2013 Advancing Eco Agriculture, the leading provider of regenerative agriculture systems, discusses a new study that found elevated acidification in India’s farmland soils. According...

2013-10-15 23:21:19

Full line of smart irrigation management solutions including the new Hermit Crab 2 with flow monitoring will be showcased. Novato, CA (PRWEB) October 15, 2013 ETwater, the leader in smart irrigation control and water management solutions, today announced that it will be showcasing its award-winning portfolio of smart irrigation solutions, including the new HermitCrab® 2 with Flow, in booth #458-460 at The 2013 Long Beach Landscape Expo. The Long Beach Landscape Expo is a leading...


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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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  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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