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wheat in dry land
2014-11-28 03:00:36

In the world’s driest rainfed wheat region, Washington State University researchers have identified summer fallow management practices that can make all the difference for farmers, water and soil conservation, and air quality.

2014-11-26 04:21:34

DUBAI, November 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Hydroponic farming leader of MENA region, Pegasus Agritech has implemented the technology of soilless farming, to meet the

2014-11-25 23:05:43

A Lost Creek Mushroom Farm shiitake log soaks in ice water overnight and in 6-10 days mushrooms

2014-11-20 12:25:01

DALLAS, November 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The report "Biostimulants Market by Active Ingredient (Acid-Based & Extract Based), by Application Type (Foliar, Soil, &

2014-11-19 23:14:44

Depletion of the world’s ground water has taken the water crisis to the next level.

2014-11-17 12:21:13

Sustainability pioneer Method plans to replenish 6 million gallons of groundwater each year through unique watershed management project CHICAGO, Nov.

2014-11-11 23:12:32

Ted Slanker, owner of Slanker Grass-Fed Meat, explains why the only premium turkey for Thanksgiving is a pastured turkey.

2014-11-11 23:02:53

Lost Creek Mushroom Farm, twice the winner of Amazon’s Top Seller Award, gears up for holiday gift sales of shiitake log kits made of natural hardwood logs.

2014-11-11 12:28:15

LONDON, Nov. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Biopesticides in US$ Million.


Latest Sustainable agriculture Reference Libraries

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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tourtiere
  • a meat pie that is usually eaten at Christmas in Quebec
The word 'tourtiere' comes from the French tourte, or passenger pigeon.
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