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2014-07-15 04:20:49

Company expands presence, plans to reach more farms, more crops and more sectors of society BLUE MOUNDS, Wis., July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Midwestern BioAg, Inc. has developed a strategic plan to expand its reach, increase the capacity of the company to meet the needs of its customers and extend the diversity and cost-effectiveness of Midwestern BioAg's products and services. Midwestern BioAg provides a tailored farm management plan that incorporates better farming through better...

2014-07-14 23:02:25

The North America Biostimulant Market report defines and segments the biostimulants market in North America with analysis and forecast of revenue. http://www.micromarketmonitor.com/market/north-america-bio-stimulants-6850160039.html (PRWEB) July 14, 2014 The North America Biostimulant Market report defines and segments the biostimulants market in North America with analysis and forecast of revenue. The biostimulants market in North America is estimated to grow from around $273.1 million...

2014-07-14 08:21:48

WALNUT, Calif., July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- VIASPACE Inc. (OTCQB: VSPC) today announced that the company has entered into a research collaboration with the University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources Division (UCANR). The objectives of the research are to: -- Compare the growth of Giant King Grass using subsurface drip irrigation with flood (furrow) irrigation -- Compare individual node and whole stalk planting methods -- Evaluate yields when cut...

2014-07-11 23:04:06

Strong consumer demand for organic produce has driven the industry's growth over the past five years. For this reason, industry research firm IBISWorld has added a report on the Organic Crop Farming industry in Australia to its growing industry report collection. Melbourne, Australia (PRWEB) July 11, 2014 Organic Crop Farming in Australia has benefited from organic food being launched into the limelight over the past decade. According to IBISWorld industry analyst Brooke Tonkin,...

2014-07-11 23:02:26

The high prices of the past five years are therefore expected to fall in the early part of the next five years, leading farmers to limit their cropland devoted to corn and focus on higher-margin crops. For these reasons, industry research firm IBISWorld has added a report on the Corn Farming industry to its growing industry report collection. New York, NY (PRWEB) July 11, 2014 The Corn Farming industry experienced solid growth during the five years to 2014 on the heels of fresh biofuel...

2014-07-11 23:01:21

All4 Inc. is excited to announce a presence in Texas through the opening of a Houston air quality consulting office and names Kristin Gordon, PE as the office director. ALL4 provides air quality consulting services to clients across the country to a wide spectrum of industry including petroleum refining, chemical/petrochemical, pulp and paper, electric utility generation, shale gas, automotive, cement, iron and steel, incineration, waste management, secondary lead smelting, lead acid...

2014-07-11 16:24:06

Study reinforces what millions of consumers already know: organic makes a difference WASHINGTON, July 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A major new study from the United Kingdom finds conclusive evidence that organic crops, and the food made from them, are nutritionally superior to their conventional counterparts, corrects many of the shortcomings of earlier studies and should put to rest any doubts about the benefits of organic, said the lead scientist of The Organic Center in...

2014-07-11 12:22:29

CALGARY, July 11 2014 /CNW/ - The National Energy Board (NEB or the Board) has decided to review separate proposals from Imperial Oil Resources Ventures Limited (IORVL) and Chevron Canada Limited (Chevron) to determine if the proposals will meet the intended outcome of the NEB's Same Season Relief Well (SSRW) Policy. The Board's SSRW Policy is that an applicant must demonstrate, in its Contingency Plan, the capability to drill a relief well to kill an out-of-control well during the...

2014-07-10 12:22:20

Will Expedite Solar Sales, Help Drive Partner Revenues & Scale Sungevity's Business OAKLAND, Calif., July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sungevity, Inc., a recognized leader in the global solar market, today announced the first technology capable of generating residential solar installation quotes instantly based on nothing more than a street address. The company's new Instant Solar Quote (Instant iQuote) tool is being piloted at select Lowe's stores in California. Sungevity has been...

How To Make More Efficient Fuel Cells
2014-07-10 03:09:31

By Glen Martin, Stanford School of Engineering Using high-brilliance X-rays, researchers track the process that fuel cells use to produce electricity, knowledge that will help make large-scale alternative energy power systems more practical and reliable Solar power and other sources of renewable energy can help combat global warming but they have a drawback: they don't produce energy as predictably as plants powered by oil, coal or natural gas. Solar panels only produce electricity...


Latest Sustainability Reference Libraries

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...

Manure
2013-03-03 08:35:14

Image Caption: A field in Randers, Denmark. A pile of manure is in the foreground. Credit: Malene Thyssen/Wikipedia (CC BY-SA 2.5) Manure is organic matter that comes from farmyard animal waste as well as from crop cover. Manure from cows, pigs, horses, chickens, rabbits, etc. is broken down into organic matter and used as organic fertilizer. “Green” manure is derived from planting a cover crop, such as clover, to be plowed directly back into the soil. Bacteria traps nitrogen and other...

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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