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2014-10-01 23:14:16

Turf Feeding Systems, a Texas fergitation company, is helping two olive growers in South Texas reduce the high losses of young trees and increase new growth on the young saplings. Houston, Texas (PRWEB) October 01, 2014 The olive industry is increasing across Texas with over 40 member growers in the Texas Olive Grower Association and Council. Additionally, new growers are planting orchards each year. Turf Feeding Systems installed one of their fertigation systems in August 2014 at the...

2014-10-01 12:33:45

Nineteen PureTemp phase change materials, with temperature ranges from 39 to 154 degrees Fahrenheit, have been designated as 100 percent biobased. MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Entropy Solutions Inc.'s PureTemp phase change material has earned the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Certified Biobased Product Label. The label verifies that the amount of renewable biobased material in the product meets or exceeds levels set by the USDA. Photo -...

2014-10-01 08:35:34

ALBANY, New York, October 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A latest study on the compound feed market and feed additives market by Transparency Market Research states that this market will witness a CAGR of 3.72% between 2013 and 2019. The report estimates the global feed market to be worth US$ 15.1 billion as of 2012, and projects this market to grow to US$ 18.3 billion by 2017. The global feed market will chart a CAGR of 3.86% between 2013 and 2019. Compound feed comprises...

2014-09-30 23:16:06

Farmer-Owned Cooperative Brings Home Ten Gold Medals from Los Angeles International Dairy Competition, Two First Place Awards from World Dairy Expo. Premium Butters Rack Up Another Year of Awards; New Milk Protein Shakes Recognized for Innovation. La Farge, WI (PRWEB) September 30, 2014 Organic Valley, America’s largest cooperative of organic farmers and one of the nation’s leading organic brands, is proud to announce that it recently received multiple prestigious awards including...

2014-09-29 23:13:15

SUPPRESS™ Herbicide EC is registered as a broad spectrum contact herbicide for post-emergent, non-selective weed control for use in all agricultural food and non-food crops. Vista, CA (PRWEB) September 29, 2014 Westbridge Agricultural Products announced today the EPA approval of SUPPRESS™ Herbicide EC, a highly effective new tool for organic growers. SUPPRESS™ Herbicide EC is registered as a broad spectrum contact herbicide for post-emergent, non-selective weed control for use in...

2014-09-26 16:24:50

Success of OTA event demonstrates huge interest in organic WASHINGTON, Sept. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A mom shared a picture of her toddler watering their organic vegetable garden, a college student asked about the stringency of organic standards, a diabetic adhering to a gluten-free diet appreciated the organic recipes and an influential Capitol Hill reporter tweeted to her thousands of followers about Organic Palooza. That's just a smattering of the reaction and buzz...

2014-09-26 16:21:42

Mr. Ryan presents on how sustainable wastewater disinfection technology with renewable energy generation can create significant cost savings for both municipalities and food processing, beer, and agriculture businesses SAN LEANDRO, Calif., Sept. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Greg Ryan, co-founder and CEO of Pasteurization Technology Group (PTG), is a featured speaker at the 87th Annual Technical Exhibition and Conference WEFTEC 2014, one of the world's largest annual water quality...

2014-09-25 23:11:03

On September 22, Glaser Organic Farms announced the recall of its Organic Carob Powder due to possible Salmonella contamination. In light of this news, AttorneyOne, a recognized authority on law, updated the website providing detailed information to consumers. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) September 25, 2014 AttorneyOne.com, a recognized authority on law, updates the website daily regarding all the latest information from the FDA on Organic Carob Powder. Glaser Organic Farms announced on...

2014-09-24 23:02:57

Connor Sports® hosted a “Making the Science Fun” sustainable forestry education event in Amasa, MI today in partnership with the Forest Park (MI) School District to begin the production process for the custom court that will manufactured at Connor’s mill in Amasa for the 2015 NCAA® Men’s Final Four®. Amasa, Michigan (PRWEB) September 24, 2014 Connor Sports® hosted a “Making the Science Fun” sustainable forestry education event here today in partnership with...

2014-09-24 16:22:35

TOC is leading the effort to find organic solutions for all growers WASHINGTON, Sept. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Thanks to donations ranging from $5 to as large as $5,000, The Organic Center has raised $20,417 through its first-ever crowdfunding drive - easily exceeding its goal of $15,000--as part of a major campaign to fund The Center's research effort to find organic solutions to a devastating disease threatening the nation's citrus industry. "We're thrilled that so many...


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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Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.