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2014-04-15 23:09:12

Market Research Reports, Inc. has announced the addition of “Vertical Farming, Plant Factory Market Shares, Strategies, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2014 to 2020” research report to their website http://www.MarketResearchReports.com. Lewes, DE (PRWEB) April 15, 2014 Worldwide vertical farming markets are poised to achieve significant growth as the food supply for the world starts to adopt automated process. Grow lights have become more sophisticated and less expensive to run as solar and...

2014-04-11 23:04:41

HyDri™ Cotton's USDA Biobased Product Label signifies a level of trust that consumers want. Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) April 11, 2014 Barnhardt Manufacturing Company has earned the USDA Certified Biobased Product Label for its HyDri™ Cotton. The USDA Certified Biobased Product Label verifies that the product’s amount of renewable biobased ingredients meets or exceeds levels set by USDA. Biobased products are finished or intermediate materials composed in whole or in significant part...

2014-04-10 23:29:50

Beetnik has entered into an agreement with Garden Spot Distributors to distribute Beetnik’s line of gluten free and paleo friendly frozen entrees, which are based on Grass Fed Beef and Pasture Raised Organic Chicken. Austin, TX (PRWEB) April 10, 2014 Beetnik has entered into an agreement with Garden Spot Distributors to distribute Beetnik’s line of gluten free and paleo friendly frozen entrees, which are based on Grass Fed Beef and Pasture Raised Organic Chicken. “Consumers of our...

2014-04-10 23:28:27

PRO-MIX® Organic Vegetable and Herb Mix is Scientifically Proven to Be the Winning Recipe for Maximum Harvest With Minimal Effort (PRWEB) April 10, 2014 If organic gardeners could name an MVP in the garden, good soil would win year after year. Home gardeners that grow bountiful, healthy and organic vegetables and herbs know the secret to success is in the soil, and this year, maintaining soil success just got a little easier. PRO-MIX® Organic Vegetable and Herb Mix offers home...

2014-04-08 23:22:58

The Nation’s Original Organic Juice Company Continues Its Commitment to Pure, Quality Taste Without Additives Clermont, FL (PRWEB) April 08, 2014 Uncle Matt’s Organic, the nation’s original organic juice company, believes that people have a right to know what’s in their food. Throughout their 15 year history, the company has maintained its steadfast commitment to producing the most wholesome, organic produce and juice possible. As part of its mission, Uncle Matt’s Organic has...

2014-04-08 23:22:32

Visionary cattleman, Don Smith, is featured in a CBS News segment about his industry-changing supplement for healthier beef and industry changing fundraising source. Aspen, Colorado (PRWEB) April 08, 2014 A visionary cattleman and former energy executive is gaining positive attention in the media, thanks to a bold venture that he and his team hope will lead the “evolution” of the American diet: beef. In a news report on KREX, the CBS affiliate serving the Grand Junction, Colorado...

2014-04-04 23:36:38

640 Farmers Receive Recognition at Farmer-Owned Cooperative’s Annual Meeting La Farge, WI (PRWEB) April 03, 2014 Organic Valley, America’s largest cooperative of organic farmers and one of the nation’s leading organic brands, honored 640 of its farmer-owners with Quality Awards at the Cooperative’s Annual Meeting award banquet on April 2, in La Crosse, Wis. Producers of CROPP Cooperative (Organic Valley and Organic Prairie brands) dairy, produce, soy, eggs, feed and meat were...

2014-04-04 23:36:31

Future faces of sustainable agriculture honored at farmer-owned cooperative’s annual meeting banquet - recipients hail from New York, Oregon, Wisconsin. La Farge, WI (PRWEB) April 03, 2014 Organic Valley, the nation’s largest cooperative of organic farmers and a leading organic brand, celebrated its next generation of organic farmers by awarding three of its young farmer-owners with Generation Organic™ (Gen-O) Awards. Generation Organic is a group of Organic Valley and Organic...

2014-04-02 23:02:27

Over the past five years, rapid growth in generic products as key patents expired pushed prices down in the Pesticide Manufacturing industry. For this reason, industry research firm IBISWorld has updated its report on the Pesticide Manufacturing industry in Australia. Melbourne, Australia (PRWEB) April 03, 2014 Historically, the biggest factor influencing the Pesticide Manufacturing industry in Australia was the level of agricultural output and income. Over the past five years, however,...

2014-04-02 08:36:16

- 35% of all households in America, or 42 million households, are growing food at home or in a community garden, up 17% in five years WILLISTON, Vt., April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- During the past five years there's been a significant shift toward more Americans growing their own food in home and community gardens, increasing from 36 million households in 2008 to 42 million in 2013. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140402/LA96468 That's a 17% increase and represents the highest level of...


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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