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2015-01-16 08:22:04

New publication examines farming techniques and approaches that could help keep the food you love on your plate SAN FRANCISCO, Jan.

2015-01-14 23:08:28

New programs will enable California to become water independent predicts Bio Logic Aqua Research Founder and radio show host Sharon Kleyne. Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB)

2015-01-14 23:07:09

The Future of Local Food will be the focus of a three-day conference in June 2015 in Riverside, CA, and is presented by Seedstock. Riverside, CA (PRWEB) January

2015-01-12 04:20:36

TEL AVIV, Israel, January 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- - Program promotes balanced fertilization by Ethiopian farmers using potassium fertilizers to

2015-01-10 23:00:41

The biopesticides market for seed treatment defines and segments the biopesticides market in seed treatment application with an analysis and forecast of the revenue.

2015-01-09 23:02:18

The Biopesticides market for Arable Crops in Europe is expected to grow at the highest CAGR of 16.1% by 2019.

2015-01-09 23:01:56

The biopesticides market for post-harvest defines and segments the biopesticides market for post-harvest application with an analysis and forecast of the revenue.

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2014-12-27 07:38:20

Deep down, we all want the food that's healthy, non-toxic and as ethically-prepared as possible. But the growing number of labels that are placed on different products these days can make it difficult to do so. Gluten-free? Organic? Free-range? Does it matter?

2014-12-22 23:07:36

In one of the largest grassroots sustainable living events in the Southeast, Organic Growers School's Spring Conference draws over 2000 attendees from 18 states and Canada.


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
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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