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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...

2014-06-18 23:01:47

First Protein Shakes Made From Real Organic Milk! Whether Yoga Mama, Marathon-Obsessed or Olympic Errand-Runner, Active Adults Can Now Choose Organic Valley Organic Balance™ and Organic Fuel™ to Pack a Protein Punch La Farge, WI (PRWEB) June 18, 2014 Organic Valley, the nation’s largest cooperative of organic farmers and a leading organic brand, today launched the first-ever organic milk protein shakes. Made from real organic milk, Organic Valley Organic Balance™ and Organic...

2014-06-18 04:21:44

BEIJING, June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SATINE Organic Milk, on the heels of its outstanding performance at BIOFACH CHINA 2014, has recently landed on the big screen overlooking Times Square for a second showing, highlighting the unique features of China's organic milk industry to the world. The organic product had its debut showing on the same screen in 2012. An industry insider pointed out that SATINE has been working on perfecting its organic line for 10 years. Thanks to the firm's...

2014-06-17 12:30:56

Groups Petition USDA to Restore Organic Board's Independent Authorities Set by Congress WASHINGTON, June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, 20 organic farm and consumer groups filed a petition with U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack to protect the authority and permanence of the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB). The petitioners object to recent changes to the NOSB charter, renewed on May 8, 2014, that undermine the mandatory and continuing duties of the Board as...

2014-06-11 23:02:16

Frontier Natural Products Co-op, a leader in natural and organic herbs, spices and aromatherapy products, has committed $27,000 in scholarship funds to Archi’s Acres’ Veterans Sustainable Agriculture Training (VSAT) program via Camp Pendleton Armed Services YMCA. Norway, Iowa (PRWEB) June 11, 2014 Frontier Natural Products Co-op, a leader in natural and organic herbs, spices and aromatherapy products, has committed $27,000 in scholarship funds to Archi’s Acres’ Veterans...

2014-06-10 08:23:44

PASCO, Wash., June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A1MICROBES has become leading supplier of natural soil health products in North America, and is helping farmers, growers and ranchers restore and rebuild soil and improve crop production. A1MICROBES uses a unique blend of natural microbes formulated to improve plant production, and restore soil that has been damaged by overuse of chemical fertilizers and pesticides which can build up in the soil. The issue of soil health has come to the forefront...

2014-06-09 23:10:31

Alteya's Versatile Certified Organic Baby Balm Wins Recognition in London for Purity and Effectiveness London, United Kingdom (PRWEB) June 09, 2014 Alteya Organics shared today another recognition of company’s new Certified Organic Mom and Baby skin care line. The popular British ‘Prima Baby’ magazine announced in its May edition that Alteya’s Organic Baby Balm won the votes and hearts of the jury panel, including industry experts, journalists and parents. After an intense...

2014-06-05 16:29:54

WASHINGTON, June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Agri-Women, the nation's largest coalition of farm, ranch and agribusiness women, is hosting its 21(st) Annual Symposium, "American Agriculture & the Integrity of America's Food Supply." This public forum will be held 9 a.m.-11 a.m., June 9, National Press Club, Washington, D.C. The symposium will present rural issues to consumers, regulators and the media. It is one of the featured events of American Agri-Women's annual...

2014-06-04 23:16:11

GoFresh of the Curaçao has become a Got Produce franchise, increasing their capacity to provide fresh produce to the Curaçao hospitality market using Got Produce advanced hydroponic systems. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) June 03, 2014 After four years of extensive research into sustainable agriculture, GoFresh of the Curaçao has become a Got Produce franchise, increasing their capacity to provide fresh produce to the Curacao hospitality market using Got Produce advanced...


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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