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2014-07-08 23:10:23

The new program by Field to Market, the Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture, will focus on benchmarking current sustainability outcomes, catalyzing continuous improvement at the field and landscape level, and enabling supply chain sourcing claims. Washington, DC (PRWEB) July 08, 2014 Today, Field to Market®, the Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture announced the launch of a new agricultural supply chain program for U.S. commodity crops. The Field to Market metrics and benchmarks...

2014-07-08 00:21:26

Organic growers to get critical help in battling deadly disease WASHINGTON, July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On any day, a carton of orange juice can be found in almost 7 out of 10 American refrigerators. Americans drink more than 550 million gallons of orange juice every year with more than 60 million gallons of that juice being organic. And the appetite for organic juice -- and organic citrus -- is just getting bigger. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140707/124847...

2014-07-07 23:04:25

According to a new report from BCC Research,the global organic food and beverage market was worth nearly $71.2 billion in 2012 and is expected to reach $161.5 billion by 2018, with a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 15%. Wellesley, Mass., (PRWEB) July 07, 2014 BCC Research (http://www.bccresearch.com) reveals in its new report, ORGANIC FOODS AND BEVERAGES: GLOBAL MARKETS, the global organic food and beverage market was worth nearly $71.2 billion in 2012 and is expected to...

2014-07-07 23:01:46

The growing demand for organic food, combined with the growing health awareness among consumers, is fueling the demand for bio-fertilizers. http://www.micromarketmonitor.com/market/north-america-bio-fertilizer-5250154124.html (PRWEB) July 07, 2014 The bio-fertilizers market is an emerging market in North America, and is projected to grow at a CAGR of 14.4% during the period of 2013 to 2018. In order to maintain the soil fertility as well as the yield of the crop, the farmers are...

2014-07-05 23:00:37

North American Bio Stimulants market can be segmented by Companies, Endusers, Applications and MacroIndicators. http://www.micromarketmonitor.com/market/north-america-bio-stimulants-6850160039.html (PRWEB) July 05, 2014 The major crops in North America consist of grains, legumes, fruits, and vegetables. Agriculture in this region has become mechanized. The population of Mexico still follows the traditional agriculture practices. There is a shift towards the organic agriculture practices,...

2014-07-02 16:21:35

Beyond Pesticides Asks EPA to Reject Emergency Request, Citing Hazards and Failed GMO Crop System WASHINGTON, July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A public interest group, representing environmental, public health, and organic farm interests, has asked the U.S. Environmental Protection (EPA) to deny an emergency request by Texas cotton growers to use a controversial pesticide on genetically engineered (GE) cotton to control weeds that are now resistant to the chemical they have...

2014-07-01 12:30:20

OTA sees pact creating jobs, opportunity for U.S. organic sector WASHINGTON, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Organic Trade Association (OTA) today welcomed a new organic equivalency arrangement between the United States and Korea, saying it reopens a critically important Asian market for U.S. organic processed food products, and will create jobs and opportunity for the American organic food and farming sector. "We extend our thanks and congratulations to the officials...

2014-06-30 23:20:13

Essential Oxygen has partnered with National Sales Solutions (NSS), to provide marketing and sales services to ready their line of natural and organic oral care products for a national launch. St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) June 30, 2014 National Sales Solutions, (NSS), a leading provider of sales and marketing management for consumer packaged goods companies, announced that they have partnered with Essential Oxygen to launch a new national brand of natural and organic oral care. Essential...

2014-06-30 23:17:52

“Reintegrating Ag: Local Food Systems and the Future of Cities” will examine economic, environmental and community benefits when developing a robust local food system. Farmers, entrepreneurs, investors, city planners, inventors, and agriculture suppliers must attend this conference. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) June 30, 2014 The 3rd Annual Seedstock Sustainable Agriculture Innovation Conference – “Reintegrating Ag: Local Food Systems and the Future of Cities” – will focus on the...

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...


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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