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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...

2014-07-17 16:23:59

RnRMarketResearch.com adds "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 2018" to its store. DALLAS, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The cattle feed market is increasing due to the industrialization of dairy and meat. The leading companies in the cattle feed market are...

2014-07-15 04:20:49

Company expands presence, plans to reach more farms, more crops and more sectors of society BLUE MOUNDS, Wis., July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Midwestern BioAg, Inc. has developed a strategic plan to expand its reach, increase the capacity of the company to meet the needs of its customers and extend the diversity and cost-effectiveness of Midwestern BioAg's products and services. Midwestern BioAg provides a tailored farm management plan that incorporates better farming through better...

organic food
2014-07-12 05:26:43

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online An in-depth comparison of the nutritional quality and safety of food production methods has revealed that organic crops contain more antioxidants, as well as fewer and less frequent pesticide-related residue. Lead investigator Carlo Leifert, a professor at the Newcastle University School of Agriculture in the UK, and an international team of colleagues examined 343 peer-reviewed publications that compared the nutritional quality...

2014-07-11 23:04:06

Strong consumer demand for organic produce has driven the industry's growth over the past five years. For this reason, industry research firm IBISWorld has added a report on the Organic Crop Farming industry in Australia to its growing industry report collection. Melbourne, Australia (PRWEB) July 11, 2014 Organic Crop Farming in Australia has benefited from organic food being launched into the limelight over the past decade. According to IBISWorld industry analyst Brooke Tonkin,...

2014-07-11 16:24:06

Study reinforces what millions of consumers already know: organic makes a difference WASHINGTON, July 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A major new study from the United Kingdom finds conclusive evidence that organic crops, and the food made from them, are nutritionally superior to their conventional counterparts, corrects many of the shortcomings of earlier studies and should put to rest any doubts about the benefits of organic, said the lead scientist of The Organic Center in...


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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malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'