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2014-07-07 23:04:25

According to a new report from BCC Research,the global organic food and beverage market was worth nearly $71.2 billion in 2012 and is expected to reach $161.5 billion by 2018, with a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 15%. Wellesley, Mass., (PRWEB) July 07, 2014 BCC Research (http://www.bccresearch.com) reveals in its new report, ORGANIC FOODS AND BEVERAGES: GLOBAL MARKETS, the global organic food and beverage market was worth nearly $71.2 billion in 2012 and is expected to...

2014-07-05 23:00:37

North American Bio Stimulants market can be segmented by Companies, Endusers, Applications and MacroIndicators. http://www.micromarketmonitor.com/market/north-america-bio-stimulants-6850160039.html (PRWEB) July 05, 2014 The major crops in North America consist of grains, legumes, fruits, and vegetables. Agriculture in this region has become mechanized. The population of Mexico still follows the traditional agriculture practices. There is a shift towards the organic agriculture practices,...

Plants Respond To Leaf Vibrations Caused By Chewing Caterpillars
2014-07-02 03:34:36

[ Watch The Video: Plants Respond To Leaf Vibrations Caused By Insects’ Chewing ] University of Missouri-Columbia Previous studies have suggested that plant growth can be influenced by sound and that plants respond to wind and touch. Now, researchers at the University of Missouri, in a collaboration that brings together audio and chemical analysis, have determined that plants respond to the sounds that caterpillars make when eating plants and that the plants respond with more...

2014-07-01 12:30:20

OTA sees pact creating jobs, opportunity for U.S. organic sector WASHINGTON, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Organic Trade Association (OTA) today welcomed a new organic equivalency arrangement between the United States and Korea, saying it reopens a critically important Asian market for U.S. organic processed food products, and will create jobs and opportunity for the American organic food and farming sector. "We extend our thanks and congratulations to the officials...

2014-06-30 23:17:52

“Reintegrating Ag: Local Food Systems and the Future of Cities” will examine economic, environmental and community benefits when developing a robust local food system. Farmers, entrepreneurs, investors, city planners, inventors, and agriculture suppliers must attend this conference. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) June 30, 2014 The 3rd Annual Seedstock Sustainable Agriculture Innovation Conference – “Reintegrating Ag: Local Food Systems and the Future of Cities” – will focus on the...

2014-06-30 23:15:32

GIA announces the release of a comprehensive global report on Biopesticides markets. Global market for Biopesticides is forecast to reach US$6.2 billion by 2020, buoyed by the enactment of stringent government regulations curbing the use of chemical pesticides. San Jose, California (PRWEB) June 30, 2014 Follow us on LinkedIn. – The pressing need to sustainably ramp up crop productivity and quality to meet the needs of the burgeoning global population against the backdrop of shrinking...

2014-06-30 04:22:06

Grower's Secret and Proteus invest in the future of biological agriculture. SAN FRANCISCO, June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Grower's Secret(TM), Inc. a Hawaii-grown company and Certified B Corporation, specializing in organic plant growth enhancers and eco-friendly fertilizers, announces the closing of a strategic acquisition of and investment in Midwestern BioAg, Inc. Midwestern BioAg, founded in 1983 and headquartered in Blue Mounds, Wisconsin, has developed methods to increase soil...

2014-06-28 16:34:34

TUM Does organic farming foster biodiversity? The answer is yes, however, the number of habitats on the land plays an important role alongside the type and intensity of farming practices. These are the findings of an international study that looked at ten regions in Europe and two in Africa. The results has been published in Nature Communications. The study shows that even organic farms have to actively support biodiversity by, for example, conserving different habitats on their holdings....

2014-06-26 23:15:37

Bestselling author and nationally acclaimed organic fruit expert Michael Phillips will do a teaching tour in North Carolina July 19th-20th. Living Web Farms will host Phillips’ two orcharding workshops, which are open to the public. Mills River, NC (PRWEB) June 26, 2014 In the Southern US, pesticide-free orcharding can be a challenge, with unpredictable weather, a decline in native pollinators, and the pressure from multiple diseases. Nationally acclaimed author and successful organic...

2014-06-26 23:02:39

Made In Nature today announced the appointment of two new key additions to their management team. BOULDER, Colo. (PRWEB) June 26, 2014 Made In Nature today announced the appointment of two new key additions to their management team. “With the rapid growth and diversification of our product portfolio, we are thrilled to have Brian Ross and Dan Heiges join us as we continue to introduce innovative, new products to the North American marketplace,” said Doug Brent, CEO of Made In Nature....


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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