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2015-04-30 12:27:20

FORT WORTH, Texas, April 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Biopesticides Market in North America is estimated to grow from $823.7 million in 2014 to $1,658.1 million by 2019,

2015-04-30 04:22:54

BANGALORE, April 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Mordor Intelligence announces their publication of the 2015 updated version of their report Global Crop Protection Chemicals (Pesticides)

2015-04-22 23:10:58

EcoRaider launches new ecommerce website and offers free shipping for customers during the month of April. North Bergen, NJ (PRWEB) April 22, 2015 More

2015-04-22 12:25:12

NEW ORLEANS, April 22, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- What better way to celebrate Earth Day than offering free training in sustainable growing techniques? That's what Recirculating Farms Coalition

2015-04-21 23:04:26

New online tool bridges organic products buyers and suppliers Chicago, Illinois (PRWEB) April 21, 2015 The organic industry has grown at a phenomenal

2015-04-20 08:24:52

GUELPH, Ontario, April 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Stockton Group [http://www.stockton-ag.com ], a leader in plant extract-based crop protection innovation, announced

2015-04-17 23:02:11

Public Invited to Join Sustainability Education Bicycle Tour La Farge, WI (PRWEB) April 17, 2015 Organic Valley, the nation’s largest cooperative of

2015-04-15 08:35:20

New report from OTA shows significant opportunities for U.S.

2015-04-14 23:10:57

Al Shaheed Park is a very important project in Kuwait City and the landscape contractor, House of Development for Agricultural Contracting Company, selected Turf Feeding Systems to install their

2015-04-13 08:26:57

EUREKA, Calif., April 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Humboldt Earth Technologies is pleased to announce a new mobile app for gardeners who want to brew the best possible compost tea for their veggies,


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Integrated farming
2013-09-20 13:33:38

Integrated farming is the practice of growing crops and raising livestock simultaneously. Integrated farming is diversification at its best. One intense example of integrated farming can be found in China where fish farming has been integrated with raising livestock, along with growing agricultural crops, such as vegetables. Other examples of integrated farming include using pigs to clear fields of rocks and roots prior to planting a crop. Poultry is used to clean up rotten fruit and...

Sheet Mulching
2013-08-05 12:36:35

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...

Forest Gardening
2013-07-31 15:46:47

Forest gardening is a woodland ecosystem that requires little maintenance. Forest gardening is a form of intercropping that is a seven tier, layering system utilizing the space from the sub-ground up to the canopy in order to provide high yielding food production for human consumption in wooded areas. Layering utilizes the photosynthesis to the maximum benefit for each tier within the forest garden. The canopy level consists of the tallest fruit/nut trees with dwarf trees in the...

Intercropping
2013-07-31 15:20:47

Intercropping is growing crops of multiple products in a specific area. Using the property for more than one crop serves dual purposes such as adding structural support along with providing needed nutrients as well as weed and pest control. Careful consideration and control is required when intercropping. Considerations such as soil content, the amount of water needed for each crop and the amount of sunlight needed for each crop. An example of intercropping are planting tall crops that...

Dryland Farming
2013-03-15 11:32:48

Dryland farming is farming without the aid of irrigation and only with the amount of rain fall given by Mother Nature. Dryland farming is typical in arid regions such as Southwestern United States, Mexico, the Middle East, and other regions that are known for growing grains. Dryland farming is practiced in all parts of Australia with the exception of the Northern Territory. Process Dryland farming involves the constant assessing of the amount of moisture present or lacking for any given...

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