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2014-02-18 08:24:22

BLOOMINGTON, Ind., Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- American Farmland Trust and the American Society of Agronomy are hosting a four-part webinar series in March to educate agricultural producers and others on the benefits of using cover crops to reduce the cost of farming, improve soil health and reduce runoff from farm fields. The one-hour webinars will be held on March 6, 13, 20 and 27 starting at 1:00 EST. "Agricultural producers are rediscovering the benefits of planting cover...

2014-02-17 23:22:49

In response to an article published by The Produce News, Colle Farmers Market, a leading online farmers market discusses aquaponics as the future of organic farming. Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) February 17, 2014 Colle Farmers Market, a leading online farmers market, details the benefits of aquaponics and its role in the future of organic farming. According to a February 5th article from Mashable titled “Aquaponics: Are Fish the Future of Organic Farming?” aquaponics is the act of growing...

2014-02-15 23:02:34

In response to an article on USDA, Colle Farmers Market, the leading online organic farmers market, discusses one Montana couple’s strategy on organic farming. Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) February 15, 2014 Colle Farmers Market, an organic farmers market, responds to an article by USDA on January 2, which details how one Montana couple developed an unconventional approach toward organic farming. According to the USDA article titled “Montana Seed Growers ‘Sow’ Importance of Organic...

2014-02-13 23:01:13

Center Will Provide Sustainable Composting Solutions for Up to 100,000 Tons of Recyclable Organics per Year Punta Gorda, Florida (PRWEB) February 13, 2014 Synagro Technologies, Inc., the nation's largest recycler of organic residuals, has completed construction of its newest organics recycling center, a $4.3 million composting facility in Southwest Florida. A grand opening ceremony is scheduled to be held February 20th as the center begins converting biosolids and green waste into...

2014-02-12 23:04:00

In response to an article published by Food Navigator, Colle Farmers Market, a leading organic food advocate, discusses a new campaign launched by Organic Voices and the difference between naturally labeled foods. Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) February 12, 2014 Colle Farmers Market, a leading organic food advocate, discusses the differences between natural and organic foods, and how the marketing industry has recently blurred the lines. According to a February 4th article from Food Navigator titled...

2014-02-11 23:20:56

In response to an article published by Babble, Colle Farmers Market, an advocate for organic farms, discusses a third grader’s science experiment and details the benefits of organic food. Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) February 11, 2014 Colle Farmers Market, an advocate for organic farms, details the results of a third grader’s science experiment and how it exemplifies the benefits of organic food. According to a January 9th article posted on Babble titled “A Third Grader Proves the Benefits...

2014-02-08 23:02:20

In response to an article published by The Packer, Colle Farmers Market, an organic farmers market, details the importance of organic farming in 2014 and how farmers can make the most out of Q1. Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) February 08, 2014 Colle Farmers Market, a leading online organic farmers market, explains why organic farmers should be looking forward to 2014 and how they can expect the market to grow in the first quarter. According to a January 24th article posted on The Packer titled...

2014-02-04 23:03:54

Other 2013 Results for Farmer-Owned Coop Include $928 Million in Sales and $2.6 Million Given in Donations to National Causes and Community Initiatives Along with 56 New Jobs and Key Gains in Renewable Energy Initiatives La Farge, WI (PRWEB) February 04, 2014 Organic Valley, the nation's largest cooperative of organic farmers and a leading organic brand, today announced its 2013 results, rounding up a year of milestones and challenges in which the cooperative celebrated its 25th...

Biodiversity Benefits Greatly From Organic Farming
2014-02-04 10:00:56

[ Watch the Video: Robotic Biodiversity Thrives On Organic Farms ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Many people argue that organic farming is better for public health, and a new study from researchers at Oxford University has found that organic farms support greater biodiversity in their immediate environment. The study, being published this week in the Journal of Applied Ecology, traced 30 years of organic farming and found that greater biodiversity compared to...

2014-02-03 23:24:28

In response to a Cov News article, Colle Farmers Market reveals how college students can reap the benefits of organic farming. Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) February 03, 2014 Colle Farmers Market, an organic farming advocate, discusses how Oxford College plans to grow an organic farm and how it can benefit college students. According to a January 20th Cov News article titled “Oxford organic farm gets growing,” Oxford College will be employing its first organic farmer, Daniel Parson, to help...


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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