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2014-01-14 23:28:28

FHR Inc.: Nutrient management for growers by growers, invites growers to attend a one-day event centered on educating attendees about all aspects of biological farming. Stewartville, MN (PRWEB) January 14, 2014 FHR, Inc. is hosting a one-day seminar in Perrysburg, OH, sponsored by Black Swamp Ag, Inc. Set to be held on January 20th, the Farm to Plate seminar will provide attendees with a road map to practicing sustainable agriculture while achieving maximum yields. Attendees at the event...

2013-11-15 23:26:47

FHR Inc.: Nutrient management for growers by growers, introduces two new products this fall into the product line. Nutra-Max Nitrogen and a reformulated Residue Digester have been specifically designed to replace necessary nutrients for improved soil health and maximum yield results. Stewartville, MN (PRWEB) November 15, 2013 FHR Inc., an innovative nutrient management company dedicated to producing high-quality agricultural products and educational resources, today announced the...

2013-07-02 13:56:55

In many ways, the evolution of Chinese agriculture over the past 40 years is a remarkable success story. Spurred by investments in research and government subsidies for fertilizers and other farm technologies, China now feeds 22% of the world's population on just 9% of its total arable land. But as a special collection of papers in the July-August issue of the Journal of Environmental Quality (JEQ) points out, these achievements have come at a cost. Massive losses of nutrients from...

2013-04-19 14:18:12

Although advances in agronomy, breeding, and biotechnology have dramatically increased corn grain yields, soil test values indicate that producers may not be supplying optimal nutrient levels. Moreover, many current nutrient recommendations, developed decades ago using outdated agronomic management practices and lower-yielding, non-transgenic hybrids, may need adjusting. Researchers with the University of Illinois Crop Physiology Laboratory have been re-evaluating nutrient uptake and...

2011-07-27 08:39:00

WASHINGTON, July 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Chicken Council and the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association released a statement today in response to the Pew Charitable Trust's comments on environmental conditions in the Chesapeake bay region: America's broiler chicken companies and the 30,000 farm families that grow broiler chickens are committed to the responsible production of food that is safe, affordable and abundant for consumers in the United States and around the...

2011-07-11 10:02:00

Site Visits with Farmers Beginning this Month HARRISBURG, Pa., July 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection today announced the award of more than $2.6 million in grant awards to 36 conservation districts within the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. These funds, which will support 50 staff positions that provide technical assistance with implementing agricultural Best Management Practices (BMPs), will also allow conservation district staff to begin a...

2010-09-24 13:48:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Agriculture Secretary Russell C. Redding today reminded Pennsylvania producers to plant cover crops this fall to keep beneficial nutrients in the soil and reduce nitrogen runoff into local waterways, including the Chesapeake Bay watershed. By planting cover crops--a small grain crop planted in the fall--producers reduce soil erosion, improve soil quality, decrease nutrient leaching, suppress weeds and attract beneficial pests....

2010-09-11 01:53:21

Scientists find low levels of bacteria in fields sprayed with swine manure That swine manure sprayed on to fields adds valuable nutrients to the soil is well known. But what is not known is whether all that manure is bringing harmful bacteria with it. A new study looks at the levels of nutrients and bacteria in soils of fields that have been sprayed with manure for fifteen years or more. The research team, composed of scientists from the USDA-ARS Crop Science Research Laboratory at...

2010-01-14 16:46:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service's Acting State Conservationist, Dave Brown, is encouraging Pennsylvania agricultural producers located within the Chesapeake Bay watershed to apply for conservation assistance under the Chesapeake Bay Watershed Initiative (CBWI). "CBWI offers technical and financial assistance to help producers implement a system of core conservation practices to help control erosion, and to minimize excess...


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