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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,

2015-04-08 08:35:41

ROYAL CITY, Wash., April 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- It's not surprising that Thad Schutt is comfortable working with farmers.

2015-04-07 16:23:12

"Small-Scale Farmers Cool the Planet" Video is Center-Piece of Grassroots 'World Fair Trade Day' Events in the U.S.

2015-04-03 12:23:21

BURNABY, Canada, April 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Increasing per capita expenditure, growing health awareness and rising inclination towards chemical and pest-free products

2015-04-01 23:00:22

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

2015-03-26 23:17:24

This hands-on tool allows producers, brands, and manufacturers to assess the full spectrum of organic cotton's benefits. Lubbock, Texas (PRWEB) March 25,

2015-03-26 23:09:25

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

2015-03-21 08:21:32

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


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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