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2014-07-11 23:02:42

Europe Micro Irrigation System market can be segmented by Companies, Macro Indicators, End users and Applications. http://www.micromarketmonitor.com/market/europe-micro-irrigation-system-7653102081.html (PRWEB) July 11, 2014 Europe is one of the largest consumers of micro irrigation systems, owing to large cultivated-and hence, irrigated land area. The agricultural sector is a significant user of water resources in Europe, accounting for around 30.0% of the total water use. The scale and...

Invasive Plants Can Accelerate The Greenhouse Effect
2014-07-02 03:04:01

Clemson University Clemson University scientists are shedding new light on how invasion by exotic plant species affects the ability of soil to store greenhouse gases. The research could have far-reaching implications for how we manage agricultural land and native ecosystems. In a paper published in the scientific journal New Phytologist, plant ecologist Nishanth Tharayil and graduate student Mioko Tamura show that invasive plants can accelerate the greenhouse effect by releasing carbon...

2014-07-01 10:00:13

American Society for Horticultural Science Experiments reveal best varieties for high salinity soils Earth-Kind® roses are favorites with gardeners and landscapers. Chosen for their superior tolerance to heat, drought, and pests, as well as their outstanding performance in landscapes, Earth-Kind® roses can thrive in most environments, even with limited care. A new study focused on determining the best Earth-Kind® varieties for withstanding the challenges of salt stress. As...

2014-07-01 08:32:34

DALLAS, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The report "Biofertilizers Market by Type (Nitrogen Fixing, Phosphate Solubilizing, Potash Mobilizing), by Crop type (Cereals & Grains, Oilseed & Pulses, Fruits and Vegetables), by Micro-Organism (Rhizobium, Azotobacter, Azospirillium, Cyanobacteria, Phosphate Solubilizing Bacteria) & by Geography - Global Trends & Forecasts to 2019" by MarketsandMarkets, defines and segments the Biofertilizers Market with analysis and...

Buried Fossil Soils Found To Be Rich In Carbon
2014-05-26 03:40:43

By Terry Devitt, University of Wisconsin-Madison Soils that formed on the Earth’s surface thousands of years ago and that are now deeply buried features of vanished landscapes have been found to be rich in carbon, adding a new dimension to our planet’s carbon cycle. The finding, reported today (May 25, 2014) in the journal Nature Geoscience, is significant as it suggests that deep soils can contain long-buried stocks of organic carbon which could, through erosion, agriculture,...

2014-05-22 08:32:01

New Feature Improves Accuracy in Drainage System Design SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced today that it has added automatic pipe sizing to its Farm Works(TM) Surface software. The new feature allows contractors and farmers to improve accuracy and increase efficiency when designing farm drainage systems. Farm Works Surface is an analysis and design tool that works with the Trimble® WM-Drain® farm drainage solution. This new feature provides...

2014-05-20 12:23:49

WESTWOOD, N.J., May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The industry-leading "Food Safety and Pest Management Symposium," hosted by RK Environmental Services and Comprehensive Food Safety, will take place October 8-9, 2014 at Revel, the resplendent casino resort in Atlantic City, NJ. Food safety and pest-management professionals will not want to miss this year's lineup of thought leaders and decision makers representing both industries--while also enjoying the many amenities of a stunning venue...

2014-05-16 23:08:29

The pioneer citrus grower in Visalia, CA uses ClimateMinder to monitor the soil moisture and EC conditions remotely in real-time. Visalia, CA (PRWEB) May 16, 2014 Larry Peltzer, a 4th generation citrus grower in Visalia, CA, was able to improve his water efficiency by up to 40% by reducing the watering time and frequency, thanks to the real-time soil moisture data collected by his wireless ClimateMinder stations. “By closely monitoring the soil moisture trends through the profile on our...

2014-05-16 23:01:51

In-demand research study “Market Research of Micro Spray Hose in China” prepared by Guangzhou CCM Information Science & Technology Co. (CCM) is now available at MarketPublishers.com. London, UK (PRWEB) May 16, 2014 Along with intensifying water shortage problem in China, the domestic water-saving irrigation industry witnessed robust development during the past several decades. The area of the country’s farmland irrigation was around 62.5 million ha at the end of 2012 – just...

2014-04-28 08:34:22

Irrigation Solution to Optimize Watering, Fertigation and Effluent Dispersal via the Internet SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced today the availability of the Trimble® Irrigate-IQ(TM) precision irrigation solution in North America. Along with the North American launch, Trimble also introduced the Connected Farm(TM) Irrigate app, which provides farmers with real-time status and control of their pivot irrigation systems using a...


Latest Soil science Reference Libraries

Seed Drilling
2013-05-18 07:39:11

Seed drilling is a method used by farmers in order to have a more unified, crop-yielding season. The first known use of seed drilling was in 1500 BC by the Sumerian. At this time, they were using a single tube. Later, in the 2nd Century BC, the Chinese developed a multi-tube iron drill. This facilitated in a larger crop planting allowing them to feed their large population. The first recorded patent of a sowing machine was in 1566 by the Venetian Senate, attributing Camillo Torello. In the...

Wetland
2013-04-19 18:19:23

A wetland is an area of land that is saturated with water, either permanently or seasonally, such that it takes on the traits of a distinct ecosystem. First and foremost, the factor that distinguishes the wetlands from other land forms or water bodies is the unique vegetation that has adapted to its characteristic soil conditions. The wetland consists mostly of hydric soil, which is supportive of aquatic plants. The water that is found in wetlands can be saltwater, brackish, or freshwater....

Land Degradation
2013-04-02 09:20:15

Land degradation is a process in which the value of the biophysical environment is affected by one or more combination of human-induced processes acting on the land. It is also the gradual destruction or reduction of the quality and quantity of human activities, animal activities or natural means. It is viewed as any change or disturbance to the land perceived to be deleterious or unwanted. Natural hazards are not included in the causes; however, human activities can indirectly affect...

Erosion
2013-04-01 12:48:39

Erosion is the process by which rock and soil are taken from the surface of the Earth by exogenetic processes like wind or the flow of water, and then transported and deposited in another location. While erosion is a natural process, human activities have increased by 10 to 40 times the rate at which erosion is happening globally. Excessive erosion results in problems such as desertification, decreases in agricultural productivity because of land degradation, sedimentation of waterways,...

Soil Salinity
2013-04-01 11:15:13

Soil salinity is the salt content within the soil; the process of increasing the content of salt is known as salination. Salt is a natural element of water and soils. Salination can be a result of natural processes such as the gradual withdrawal of an ocean or mineral weathering. It can be caused by artificial processes such as irrigation as well. Soils that are affected by salt are a result of excess accumulation of salts, normally most obvious at the surface of the soil. Salts can be...

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Word of the Day
mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.