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2013-07-01 23:23:41

Wonder Soil donated its Patented Wonder Soil Seeding Mix for a comparative study at Floyd Lamb Park, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada (PRWEB) June 30, 2013 The City of Las Vegas has stepped to the plate and is Greening the Desert for hosts of Eco Conscious stars & athletes like Tiger Woods, Andre Agassi and Bono. Mayor Goodman in her continued effort for positive change with commitment to the community, conducted a dramatic comparative study to find the most water efficient seeding...

2013-07-01 16:22:17

FRESNO, Calif., July 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of the new Pump to Root initiative, PureSense has launched a series of new products, services and video support materials to help growers get more value out of their irrigation and overall farming operation. "We recognize the struggle that our growers are facing in light of the ongoing drought in the West. The new PureSense products focus on improving growers' ability to manage irrigation operation and to deal with limited water...

2013-06-21 08:20:57

ESCALON, Calif., June 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Snow pack levels are dangerously low, according to recent California Department of Water Resources' snow pack survey results. At only 17 percent of normal for this time of year, it raises some concern.(1 )For California agriculture, this may be a foretelling of another dry season with tight restrictions on water usage. One California company, Water Right Technologies, Inc. (www.wrtag.com), is revolutionizing the way in which farmers...

2013-06-20 23:23:35

Gypsy Moth is staging a comeback. The BugBarrier Tree Band® helps slow the spread. Victor, NY (PRWEB) June 20, 2013 Gypsy Moths are making a comeback with a vengeance. This is causing municipalities to take drastic measures. Counties in Maryland, Virginia, Ohio, Wisconsin, Illinois, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Washington, and Oregon have begun aerial spraying trees with Bacillus Thuringiensis in an effort to control the spread of these destructive pests. To help increase the...

2013-06-20 23:00:12

Business Review announces Rooted Tree Services´ advisement to local communities on DIY pruning tips to keep trees and brushes from becoming overgrown during hot summer weather New York, New York (PRWEB) June 21, 2013 Business Review today announces Rooted Tree Services´ advisement to local GTA communities on five easy tips to follow while pruning neighborhood trees to ensure landscapes do not become overgrown after a long winter season allowed for trees and brushes that have...

Agricultural Fires In Africa
2013-06-03 18:02:07

NASA The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA´s Terra satellite detected dozens of fires burning in central Africa on June 03, 2013. The fires are outlined in red. Most of the fires burn in grass or cropland, which is brownish in this image. The location, widespread nature, and number of fires suggest that these fires were deliberately set to manage land. Farmers often use fire to return nutrients to the soil and to clear the ground of unwanted plants...

2013-05-29 16:21:35

ESCALON, Calif., May 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, "no single practice works alone to enhance soil function, and no single set of practices works everywhere. Aim to improve soil organic matter and soil function, rather than to implement a particular set of practices."[1] John Witzke, founder of Water Right Technologies Inc. (www.wrtag.com), understands that the key to improving a farmer's soil lies in a multi-faceted program that...

2013-05-28 23:28:40

Local communities can keep landscapes and properties safe by following five tips to protect against damages caused by dying or diseased trees in celebration of Summer Safety Day, May 28. New York, New York (PRWEB) May 28, 2013 Rooted Tree Services today advises local residents on five tips to follow to keep their trees healthy to avoid dangerous accidents and costly property damages caused by dying or diseased trees. Business Review, after reviewing hundreds of local Oakville, Mississauga...

2013-05-26 23:01:58

In the five years through 2013, revenue for the Poultry Farming industry in China has been growing at an average annualized rate of 7.7% to $75.3 billion. Revenue has been growing steadily due to rises in poultry prices as well as output growth, says IBISWorld. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) May 26, 2013 In the five years through 2013, revenue for the Poultry Farming industry in China has been growing at an average annualized rate of 7.7% to $75.3 billion. Revenue has been growing steadily due...

2013-05-22 23:21:09

April´s freezes bring May challenges to Colorado trees and plants. Freeze damage is being noticed on Denver & Front Range landscapes. Swingle offers signs and solutions. Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) May 22, 2013 As Colorado temperatures rise and seasonal plant growth, blooms and leafing in Denver, Fort Collins and along the Front Range occurs, some residents and commercial property owners will observe severe landscape damage stemming from April´s sustained cold. Colorado tree...


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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