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BURNABY, Canada, April 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Increasing per capita expenditure, growing health awareness and rising inclination towards chemical and pest-free products
Holganix Granular with Healthy Grow will promote optimal plant and turf health. Glen Mills, PA (PRWEB) April 01, 2015 Glen Mills, PA - Holganix LLC has
This hands-on tool allows producers, brands, and manufacturers to assess the full spectrum of organic cotton's benefits. Lubbock, Texas (PRWEB) March 25,
Segment focusing on microbial activity and soil health to air March 31 Balaton, MN (PRWEB) March 26, 2015 Agnition announced today that it will be featured
OTTAWA, March 21, 2015 /CNW/ - The Honourable Greg Rickford, Canada's Minister of Natural Resources, made the following statement in connection with the celebration today of the United Nations' International
Mark Winne, a national expert in community food policy and systems, will be the keynote speaker at the GrowRIVERSIDE conference in June.
Diversity of organic buyer is increasing, according to OTA WASHINGTON, March 18, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today's organic tent looks a lot different than yesterday's.
Industry revenue has been significantly affected by extreme weather conditions, with both widespread drought and flooding.
Organic Valley Snack Sticks in Medium Cheddar and Pepper Jack; Premium Cheese Snacks for Grown-Ups! La Farge, WI (PRWEB) March 11, 2015 Organic Valley,
Lucidity announces Educational Permaculture Action Course from April 6-9, inspired by the work of permaculture designers and educators.
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, 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 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 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 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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