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2014-10-02 20:20:59

The Organic Center trustees hear updates on health, soil projects WASHINGTON, Oct. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Members of The Organic Center's Board of Trustees gathered at Harvard University this week for their annual retreat and for scientific briefings on collaborative research on organic's impact on the health of humans and the environment. After hearing the updates, they reported that preliminary findings of the research support the benefits of organic food and farming and show...

2014-09-30 23:16:06

Farmer-Owned Cooperative Brings Home Ten Gold Medals from Los Angeles International Dairy Competition, Two First Place Awards from World Dairy Expo. Premium Butters Rack Up Another Year of Awards; New Milk Protein Shakes Recognized for Innovation. La Farge, WI (PRWEB) September 30, 2014 Organic Valley, America’s largest cooperative of organic farmers and one of the nation’s leading organic brands, is proud to announce that it recently received multiple prestigious awards including...

2014-09-26 16:24:50

Success of OTA event demonstrates huge interest in organic WASHINGTON, Sept. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A mom shared a picture of her toddler watering their organic vegetable garden, a college student asked about the stringency of organic standards, a diabetic adhering to a gluten-free diet appreciated the organic recipes and an influential Capitol Hill reporter tweeted to her thousands of followers about Organic Palooza. That's just a smattering of the reaction and buzz...

2014-09-25 23:11:03

On September 22, Glaser Organic Farms announced the recall of its Organic Carob Powder due to possible Salmonella contamination. In light of this news, AttorneyOne, a recognized authority on law, updated the website providing detailed information to consumers. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) September 25, 2014 AttorneyOne.com, a recognized authority on law, updates the website daily regarding all the latest information from the FDA on Organic Carob Powder. Glaser Organic Farms announced on...

2014-09-25 04:22:03

JAIPUR, India, September 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Season's Biggest Online Organic Shopping Carnival Organicshop.in, India's largest online marketplace for organics, celebrates this festive season with its customers with the introduction of Organic Festive Bonanza. The season's biggest shopping extravaganza has slashed down prices of almost 7500 organics from 60+ organic, natural and herbal brands, and has introduced discounts like 50% off, Buy 1 Get 1 and organic...

2014-09-24 16:22:35

TOC is leading the effort to find organic solutions for all growers WASHINGTON, Sept. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Thanks to donations ranging from $5 to as large as $5,000, The Organic Center has raised $20,417 through its first-ever crowdfunding drive - easily exceeding its goal of $15,000--as part of a major campaign to fund The Center's research effort to find organic solutions to a devastating disease threatening the nation's citrus industry. "We're thrilled that so many...

2014-09-23 12:23:56

Lawn Food, Liquid Lawn Food and Solo Packs, natural fertilizers and plant food meet the demand for chemical-free products that boost curb appeal. PORTSMOUTH, N.H., Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Colorful mums and green lawns may be the lure of fall landscaping, however caring for yards this time of year not only boosts curb appeal now, it also ensures lush lawn and plants come spring. Fall is the most important time of year to fertilize lawns, particularly for climates like the...

2014-09-19 23:06:59

Barnhardt's Organic Cotton is 100 percent Biobased. Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) September 19, 2014 Barnhardt Manufacturing Company has earned the USDA Certified Biobased Product Label for its Organic Cotton. The USDA Certified Biobased Product Label verifies that the product’s amount of renewable biobased ingredients meets or exceeds levels set by USDA. Biobased products are finished or intermediate materials composed in whole or in significant part of agricultural, forestry, or marine...

2014-09-19 16:25:22

LEGAU, Germany, September 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Organic winery from California receives OWA silver medal Organic pioneer Fred Kirschenmann honored with Lifetime Achievement Award The Frey family with their Demeter winery in California received the OWA Silver Medal. For his leading role within the organic agriculture movement the US organic pioneer Fred Kirschenmann was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award. With the international One World Award, the...

2014-09-18 20:23:39

OTA says expanding organic acreage is key issue for next decade BALTIMORE, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The state of the organic industry is thriving, filled with opportunities on a host of fronts but faced with challenges on many, said Organic Trade Association Executive Director and CEO Laura Batcha at the Natural Products Expo East trade show in Baltimore on Thursday. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140918/147172 "The increased amount of organic in our stores...


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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