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2014-09-17 23:12:54

Texas company Turf Feeding Systems focuses on water, soil health and food production every day. Recently, founder Michael Chaplinsky has formed a team of individuals who will work to implement Sustainable Agriculture and Water Efficiency, aimed to combat the important world issues. Houston, Texas (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 Michael Chaplinsky, president of Turf Feeding Systems, Inc. is sharply focused on implementing sustainable agriculture and water efficiency worldwide. Chaplinsky...

2014-09-16 08:24:00

Access to cutting-edge microbial nutrient technologies to help eliminate agriculture pollution of diminishing water sources in California. SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bay Area-owned Norcal Ag Service Inc., an agricultural service company that provides 'fish friendly' fertilizers and other green farming technologies to Central and Northern California farmers, announced yesterday its exclusive distributorship with PAC BIO Fungbact Ltd, an India-based biological plant...

2014-09-15 08:35:42

CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif., Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hikvision USA, a multiple award-winning North American leader in innovative video surveillance technology products and solutions, joined with Earthworks Farm, a work-training and educational urban farm in Los Angeles County, to promote healthy lifestyle choices to the local community. A team of volunteers from Hikvision, along with Earthworks farmers, used organic farming as a framework to support young people in the community...

2014-09-15 08:23:52

REARDAN, Wash., Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- At the Rhizoterra Field Day that was recently held at Rhizoterra's Research Farm near Reardan, WA, world renowned soil health scientist, Dr. Jill Clapperton, shared results of research trials regarding COMPELL natural compost pellets. The field day was attended by key growers and farm managers, conservation district representatives, crop consultants, and representatives from local universities. The Rhizoterra Farm in Eastern Washington (at...

2014-09-12 12:26:19

OTA stresses role of organic for states WASHINGTON, Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Organic Trade Association Executive Director and CEO Laura Batcha told the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) Friday that organic farming is in all states, and that state directors of agriculture who care about jobs and vitality should care about organic. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140912/145720-INFO Organic is no longer a niche industry, said...

2014-09-10 23:05:13

Consumers can now receive affordable, farm-fresh organic fruits and vegetables delivered straight to their doorstep. New York, New York (PRWEB) September 10, 2014 Farmbox Direct, the newest subscription based service bringing 100% USDA certified organic, seasonal, and pesticide-free produce to doorsteps, launches with delivery along the east coast. Based in New York City, Farmbox Direct offers customers three different size boxes that can be delivered weekly or bi-weekly, containing only...

2014-09-10 16:27:42

Consumer concerns, GMOs, latest trends top OTA's "All Things Organic" in Baltimore WASHINGTON, Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- It's been a busy year for the organic industry. Record sales in the United States, intensifying competition for the attention of the increasingly savvy organic consumer, and a dogged debate over what organic really stands for have meant a very full plate for the organic community. The Organic Trade Association (OTA), the leading authority on the...

2014-09-09 12:22:44

Fair Trade and Small Farming Advocates Weigh In on Climate Solutions PORTLAND, Ore., Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fair World Project (FWP), a campaign of the Organic Consumers Association, the nation's largest network of green and ethical consumers, and The Latin American and Caribbean Network of Fair Trade Small Producers' Organizations (CLAC), the largest network of fair trade farmers in Latin America, have joined together to call on the United Nations to put small...

organic food
2014-08-29 07:09:25

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Our society seems fraught with fraud. There are fraudulent products, fraudulent services, fraudulent identities and now fraudulent food. The organic food market is growing, with consumers quite willing to pay more for fruits, vegetables and more that are labeled "organic." But are the food products they are being sold truly organic? A new study from the Bavarian Health and Food Safety Authority, published in the Journal of...

2014-08-28 23:08:18

New KIDS’ SHARE Launches in Greater Boston Watertown, MA (PRWEB) August 28, 2014 Siena Farms, in partnership with ChopChop Kids, Inc., is delighted to present its new Kids’ Share, which is designed for children ages 6-12. The Siena Farms Kids’ Share will encourage kids (and their parents) to get into the kitchen, have some fun, and cook real food from their very own vegetable share. Each week the Kids’ Share will be themed and recipe-focused. In addition to the farm’s fabulous...


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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