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2014-06-30 23:15:32

GIA announces the release of a comprehensive global report on Biopesticides markets. Global market for Biopesticides is forecast to reach US$6.2 billion by 2020, buoyed by the enactment of stringent government regulations curbing the use of chemical pesticides. San Jose, California (PRWEB) June 30, 2014 Follow us on LinkedIn. – The pressing need to sustainably ramp up crop productivity and quality to meet the needs of the burgeoning global population against the backdrop of shrinking...

2014-06-30 04:22:06

Grower's Secret and Proteus invest in the future of biological agriculture. SAN FRANCISCO, June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Grower's Secret(TM), Inc. a Hawaii-grown company and Certified B Corporation, specializing in organic plant growth enhancers and eco-friendly fertilizers, announces the closing of a strategic acquisition of and investment in Midwestern BioAg, Inc. Midwestern BioAg, founded in 1983 and headquartered in Blue Mounds, Wisconsin, has developed methods to increase soil...

2014-06-28 23:03:03

Big ole Bird is the first of its kind in the growing poultry industry. As a registered material approved for use in Certified Organic Food Production, Big ole Bird will provide tremendous advantages for growers by providing polyelectrolytes, probiotics and essential vitamins and nutrients. Athens, GA (PRWEB) June 28, 2014 Southland Organics, a manufacturer of environmentally friendly products for agriculture and animal health, recently announced that its popular poultry probiotic...

2014-06-28 16:34:34

TUM Does organic farming foster biodiversity? The answer is yes, however, the number of habitats on the land plays an important role alongside the type and intensity of farming practices. These are the findings of an international study that looked at ten regions in Europe and two in Africa. The results has been published in Nature Communications. The study shows that even organic farms have to actively support biodiversity by, for example, conserving different habitats on their holdings....

2014-06-26 23:15:37

Bestselling author and nationally acclaimed organic fruit expert Michael Phillips will do a teaching tour in North Carolina July 19th-20th. Living Web Farms will host Phillips’ two orcharding workshops, which are open to the public. Mills River, NC (PRWEB) June 26, 2014 In the Southern US, pesticide-free orcharding can be a challenge, with unpredictable weather, a decline in native pollinators, and the pressure from multiple diseases. Nationally acclaimed author and successful organic...

2014-06-26 23:02:39

Made In Nature today announced the appointment of two new key additions to their management team. BOULDER, Colo. (PRWEB) June 26, 2014 Made In Nature today announced the appointment of two new key additions to their management team. “With the rapid growth and diversification of our product portfolio, we are thrilled to have Brian Ross and Dan Heiges join us as we continue to introduce innovative, new products to the North American marketplace,” said Doug Brent, CEO of Made In Nature....

2014-06-26 16:26:01

Health motivation still top reason to go organic; parents also want to steer clear of GMO WASHINGTON, June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Of all the thoughts that race through the mind of a mom or dad as they do the weekly grocery shopping and decide whether to put an organic or non-organic item in the shopping cart, the desire to stay away from foods that have been genetically modified has never been greater. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140626/122137 Avoiding GMOs...

2014-06-24 08:39:21

Brand Launches #ShowUsYourOrganic Promotion to Reward Consumers for Their Organic Choices CHICO, Calif., June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- This summer, Santa Cruz Organic® invites families to celebrate how they live organic by entering the brand's #ShowUsYourOrganic promotion. From June 18 to August 13, consumers are asked to take a photo depicting how they're making their lifestyle more organic and post it to the brand's website, Facebook page, Twitter account or Iconosquare. Each week, a...

2014-06-24 04:20:18

Proteus Environmental Technologies, LLC and Growers Secret, Inc. attain controlling interest BLUE MOUNDS, Wis., June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Midwestern BioAg, Inc., Proteus Environmental Technologies, LLC and Grower's Secret, Inc. announce the completion of a strategic acquisition and investment in the future of Midwestern BioAg, Inc. A leader in biological agriculture with a 30 year history, Midwestern BioAg has developed a base of over 3,500 farmer customers throughout the...

2014-06-23 00:20:25

Strategic projects specialist will be Senior Manager for International Trade WASHINGTON, June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Monique Marez this week joins the staff of the Organic Trade Association (OTA) as its Senior Manager for International Trade. Marez most recently served as Strategic Projects Manager for Great Performances, a leader in the hospitality industry that specializes in using and promoting organic food. Marez brings with her a wealth of knowledge on research and...


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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