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2014-10-30 23:05:49

Will growth of urban farming soon explode in US cities? This unique event will bring together farmers, urban planners, economic and community development directors, entrepreneurs, investors and others to hear from national experts about the positive economic impacts from local food systems as well as review the next set of elements needed to support growth in urban, sustainable farming. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) October 30, 2014 Less than two weeks remain to register for Seedstock’s 3rd...

2014-10-28 23:01:50

New innovative tools are now available to companies in the organic agricultural industry (PRWEB) October 28, 2014 Vital Force Technology (VFT), a division of Energy Tools International (ETI), today announced a new corporate focus on bringing the benefits of energy-infused products to the growing organic agriculture sector. Concurrent with the announcement, the company issued a “white paper” targeted to vendors and manufacturers in the agriculture sector. “Producers and manufacturers...

2014-10-27 12:26:06

ROCKVILLE, Md., Oct. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Just over a third of Canadians either regularly purchase certified organic foods and beverages or seek out "all-natural" foods and beverages, according to survey data published by market research firm Packaged Facts. The Canadian organic and natural foods and beverages market managed an impressive compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of more than 9% between 2009 and 2013, well above the annual growth rate of 3% seen for all retail food...

2014-10-24 23:00:53

There is a clear trend in consumers around the world towards organic living. Liquid Investments provide insight into why organic food is no longer considered a niche market, and the reason behind its move towards the mainstream. (PRWEB) October 24, 2014 Diogo Mendes, country analyst for Liquid Investments based in Fortaleza, Brazil, considers “increased health awareness, higher incomes and rising recognition of the environmental benefits from organic farming to be the major reasons for...

2014-10-21 16:22:47

OTA launches new Farmstead Membership category WASHINGTON, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Franklin family has been farming in southern Vermont for nine generations. A family operation with one son helping full-time and two others pitching in on weekends, the certified organic dairy farm stays busy raising and milking some 52 dairy cows, along with producing fresh organic eggs and farm-raised organic beef, and some of the best-tasting organic maple syrup in Vermont....

2014-10-15 08:37:45

Vedica Organics has always harnessed the power of nature to deliver pure, certified organic food products grown in India to customers around the globe; now the power of the Internet will make it easier and more convenient than ever for customers to access its full line of products. NEW YORK, Oct. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Vedica Organics LLC, one of the world's largest online certified organic stores, has launched a comprehensive, user-friendly new website -...

2014-10-14 16:26:41

LONDON, Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- This report identifies, analyzes and forecasts driving factors, market trends and opportunities, and revenues of the global foods and beverages market for a five-year period from 2013 to 2018. It discusses the market on the basis of key product segments like organic foods, organic beverages and organic supplements. The recent developments, major market players, alliances and acquisitions, and consumption levels are also covered in this report....

2014-10-14 16:25:31

LONDON, Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- This report provides readers with a detailed analysis of the global biopesticides industry from 2014 through 2019. It also discusses its technological developments, future trends and emerging opportunities. It organizes information from diverse sources into a cohesive unit that includes overview of pesticide (synthetic and biopesticide) market, organic farming and production, industry structure, and technology and patents sections. CAGR...

2014-10-14 08:23:16

So Nice and Evergreen collaborate to support the creation of organic food gardens and encourage Canadian schools and families to join the movement TORONTO, Oct. 14, 2014 /CNW/ - A new partnership and organic initiative officially launched today by So Nice, a Canadian brand of organic dairy alternative beverages, and Evergreen, a national not-for-profit, is setting out to provide Canadian schools with the resources and inspiration to start their very own organic food gardens. The...

2014-10-08 12:30:27

BAKERSFIELD, Calif., Oct. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Grimmway Farms, a dynamic leader in the produce industry, is excited to introduce its new line of TRUE organic juices to meet the needs of consumers in the super premium organic juice category. Powered by Grimmway's Cal-Organic farming operation, TRUE blends Cal-Organic vegetables with a variety of organic fruits for a line of premium organic juice smoothies. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141008/150927 "Given the...


Latest Organic farming Reference Libraries

Roof garden
2013-08-21 10:36:40

A roof garden is a garden planted on the roofs of buildings, also known as rooftop farming. A roof garden is not only decorative but also offers other benefits such as providing food for human consumption and adding a natural habitat for wildlife, mainly birds. Plants are usually grown with hydroponics, aeroponics, or air-dynaponics. Container gardening with soil may also be used. Vertical gardening will allow for more plant production in a small area. Completing the gardening cycle...

Vermicompost
2013-03-20 16:04:22

Vermicompost is composting with the use of special earthworms. Red wigglers and white worms are the more common worms used, although European night crawlers can be used as well. Red wigglers can be found living in manure piles and in rotting vegetation and adapt the best in covered worm bins. Common earthworms burrow deeply and are not recommended for use in compost bins. Blue worms are commonly used in the tropics. Worms are used to decompose vegetable and food waste along with bedding...

Compost
2013-03-03 07:19:30

Image Caption: Compost barrel with compost and tools. Credit: Diego Grez/Wikipedia Compost is fertilizer made from decomposed organic matter that is then tilled directly into the soil or used as an additive when transplanting seedlings. Composting can be very simplistic or complex, depending on the amount of compost needed. Compost is widely used in organic farming because of its high nutrient content and natural pesticide abilities. Composting is simply piling, systematically,...

Agronomy for Sustainable Development
2012-06-04 18:51:36

Agronomy for Sustainable Development is a peer-reviewed scientific journal published by Springer Science+Business Media. The journal was founded in 1981, at which time less than 10 percent of published material was in English. The journal underwent a series of major changes from 2003 to 2006, including the addition of extra field editors, switching from hardcopy to full electronic managing, producing all English material, and setting up a pre-selection committee at the submission stage....

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