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2014-07-29 16:29:41

Concerns rising about dangerous chemicals being used to ward off disease WASHINGTON, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As concerns rise over the heavy spraying of unhealthy chemicals in many of the most productive citrus regions of the country to fight off a deadly citrus disease, staff members from more than a dozen congressional offices gathered for a briefing on Tuesday to hear from the organic industry on its efforts to find safe approved organic ways to ward off the...

2014-07-28 23:05:02

Mediaplanet partners with TEALUX to introduce consumers to the benefits of an organic lifestyle, and of choosing to enjoy organic tea. New York (PRWEB) July 28, 2014 Mediaplanet announced distribution of its third cross-platform edition of “Organic Living” on March 12th, a campaign that aims to raise awareness about the benefits of an organic lifestyle. In partnership with industry leader TEALUX, a premium loose leaf tea shop offering over 100 Certified Organic teas, the campaign...

2014-07-23 23:21:55

According to a new report from BCC Research,the global market for the overall pesticides industry is expected to grow to nearly $83.7 billion by 2019, with a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.3%. Biopesticides, the fastest-growing segment of the market, is moving at a significant 13.9%, more than twice the compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of synthetic pesticides. (PRWEB) July 22, 2014 BCC Research (http://www.bccresearch.com) reveals in its new report, GLOBAL MARKETS...

2014-07-23 23:08:43

Patricia Bragg, of Bragg Live Foods Explains Benefits of Organic and Natural Foods to Bio Logic Aqua Research Founder Sharon Kleyne Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) July 23, 2014 “I believe that 70% of farms in the United States are toxic," says Patricia Bragg, longtime spokesperson for Bragg Live Foods, whose products are sold in nearly all health food stores worldwide. Bragg expressed this opinion on the Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water radio show of July 21, 2014. The heath food...

2014-07-23 23:06:21

AG Kawamura will speak about benefits of establishing and supporting local food systems during Seedstock's annual sustainable agriculture innovation conference. Tickets now available for November 11-12 program at UCLA via http://conference2014.seedstock.com. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) July 23, 2014 Seedstock today announced that former Secretary of the California Department of Food and Agriculture (2003-2010) Arthur Gen “A.G.” Kawamura, will deliver the keynote address at the 3rd...

2014-07-23 08:34:01

DUBLIN, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Biofertilizers Market by Type, by Crop Type, by Micro-Organism & by Geography - Global Trends & Forecasts to 2019" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 Biofertilizers are natural fertilizers which are microbial inoculants of bacteria, algae, and fungi alone, or in combination, and they augment the availability of nutrients to the plants. These...

2014-07-22 16:25:10

LONDON, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:Animal Feed Additives Market by Types (Antibiotics, Vitamins, Antioxidants, Amino Acids,Feed enzymes), Livestock (Swine, Poultry, Cattle, Aquaculture, Others) & Geography - Trends & Forecasts (2011 -...

2014-07-21 16:22:55

SEATTLE, July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As the population grows, fertilizers for crops and pasture grass are increasingly in demand including the potential of packaged cow manure as compost fertilizer for retail and commercial applications, according to the Washington Dairy Products Commission. Organic cow manure is a nutrient that helps crops and pasture grass production over longer durations before the need for reapplication because of its slow release of nutrients. "Dairy cow...

2014-07-21 08:27:47

LONDON, July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Cattle Feed Market (With Overview on Ruminant Feed) by Type (Mature Ruminants, Young Ruminants, & Others), Additives (Antibiotics, Vitamins, Antioxidants, Amino Acids, Feed Enzymes, & Feed Acidifiers) & by Geography - Global Trends & Forecasts to...

2014-07-21 08:24:08

LONDON, July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Seed Treatment Market by Type (Chemical & Non-Chemical), by Application (Fungicide, Insecticide, Bio-Control, and Others) and by Crop (Cereals, Oilseeds, and Others) - Global Trends, Forecasts and Technical Insights up to...


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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