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The global bio fertilizers market has grown exponentially in the last few years and the growth is expected to continue in the future.
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Strawberry Farmers Dedicated to Finding Sustainable Alternatives WATSONVILLE, Calif., Jan.
In-demand research report “Diatomite: 2014 Market Review and Forecast” elaborated by Merchant Research & Consulting Ltd is now available at mcgroup.co.uk.
American scientists have taken another look at the site of Bronze Age Greek village to see if they can add detail to, or even challenge, what we previously assumed about an ancient civilization.
Royal Organic Products Unveils New Website for its COMPELL Natural Compost Pellets ROYAL CITY, Wash., Jan.
Trivedi Foundation™ is a futuristic organization that is fast expanding the horizons of scientific knowledge through extensive research and study.
DMG Productions explores the latest innovations in soil and plant health. Marshall, MN (PRWEB) December 08, 2014 Agnition announced today that it will
Flexible conversion kits allow smooth migration to the simplified yet the most advanced irrigation monitoring and control solution in the industry. AZUSA, CA
A new study has pulled together research into the most diverse place on earth to demonstrate how the organisms below-ground could hold the key to understanding how the worlds ecosystems function and how they are responding to climate change.
Sheet mulching, or lasagna gardening, is the process of turning barren ground into a more nourishing garden without digging. It is a layered system that can be used for a yard garden or a topical box garden. Starting at the bottom is a weed proof barrier, like newspaper or cardboard. On top of that is a twelve-inch layer of compost or mulch material such as old clothes, yard clippings, and manure, which provides for nutrient rich soil. Weed-free soil is added prior to planting the desired...
Desertification is a form of land degradation in which a comparatively dry land area becomes more and more arid, normally losing its bodies of water along with its wildlife and vegetation. This is a result of a variety of factors, such as climate change and human activities. Desertification is an important global, ecological, and environmental issue. There is substantial controversy over the proper definition of the term “desertification”. The most broadly accepted of these is that of...
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 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 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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