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2014-06-24 04:20:18

Proteus Environmental Technologies, LLC and Growers Secret, Inc. attain controlling interest BLUE MOUNDS, Wis., June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Midwestern BioAg, Inc., Proteus Environmental Technologies, LLC and Grower's Secret, Inc. announce the completion of a strategic acquisition and investment in the future of Midwestern BioAg, Inc. A leader in biological agriculture with a 30 year history, Midwestern BioAg has developed a base of over 3,500 farmer customers throughout the...

2014-06-23 12:31:26

"A better coffee for a better world" La Prep is one of Canada's first franchises to commit to offering 100% Rainforest Alliance Certified(TM) coffee MONTREAL, June 23, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - La Prep, a Montréal based and independently owned international quick-service restaurant franchise announced that they have changed their entire coffee offering to be 100% sourced from Rainforest Alliance Certified(TM) farms. La Prep has invested in a high quality coffee, sustainably grown to...

2014-06-18 23:01:47

First Protein Shakes Made From Real Organic Milk! Whether Yoga Mama, Marathon-Obsessed or Olympic Errand-Runner, Active Adults Can Now Choose Organic Valley Organic Balance™ and Organic Fuel™ to Pack a Protein Punch La Farge, WI (PRWEB) June 18, 2014 Organic Valley, the nation’s largest cooperative of organic farmers and a leading organic brand, today launched the first-ever organic milk protein shakes. Made from real organic milk, Organic Valley Organic Balance™ and Organic...

2014-06-18 04:21:44

BEIJING, June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SATINE Organic Milk, on the heels of its outstanding performance at BIOFACH CHINA 2014, has recently landed on the big screen overlooking Times Square for a second showing, highlighting the unique features of China's organic milk industry to the world. The organic product had its debut showing on the same screen in 2012. An industry insider pointed out that SATINE has been working on perfecting its organic line for 10 years. Thanks to the firm's...

2014-06-11 23:02:16

Frontier Natural Products Co-op, a leader in natural and organic herbs, spices and aromatherapy products, has committed $27,000 in scholarship funds to Archi’s Acres’ Veterans Sustainable Agriculture Training (VSAT) program via Camp Pendleton Armed Services YMCA. Norway, Iowa (PRWEB) June 11, 2014 Frontier Natural Products Co-op, a leader in natural and organic herbs, spices and aromatherapy products, has committed $27,000 in scholarship funds to Archi’s Acres’ Veterans...

2014-06-10 08:22:53

Paper Chemistry Foundation Gift Supports Future of Forest Bioproducts Research and Education ATLANTA, June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Georgia Institute of Technology has received a $43.6 million gift from the Institute of Paper Chemistry Foundation (IPCF). This major grant, one of the single largest gifts in Georgia Tech's history, affirms the Institute's position as a leading driver of the future of the forest bioproducts industry. "We are extremely grateful to the...

2014-06-09 23:02:34

Agrochemicals Market is expected to reach $242,757.8 million by 2018, growing at a CAGR of 3.6% from 2013 to 2018. The Agrochemical market has been divided into two segments namely Fertilizers and Pesticides. http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/global-agro-chemicals-market-report-132.html (PRWEB) June 09, 2014 The report "Agrochemicals Market by Type (Fertilizers, Pesticides), by Fertilizer Type (Nitrogenous, Potassic, Phosphatic), by Pesticide Type (Organophosphates,...

2014-06-05 16:29:54

WASHINGTON, June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Agri-Women, the nation's largest coalition of farm, ranch and agribusiness women, is hosting its 21(st) Annual Symposium, "American Agriculture & the Integrity of America's Food Supply." This public forum will be held 9 a.m.-11 a.m., June 9, National Press Club, Washington, D.C. The symposium will present rural issues to consumers, regulators and the media. It is one of the featured events of American Agri-Women's annual...

2014-06-04 23:16:11

GoFresh of the Curaçao has become a Got Produce franchise, increasing their capacity to provide fresh produce to the Curaçao hospitality market using Got Produce advanced hydroponic systems. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) June 03, 2014 After four years of extensive research into sustainable agriculture, GoFresh of the Curaçao has become a Got Produce franchise, increasing their capacity to provide fresh produce to the Curacao hospitality market using Got Produce advanced...

2014-06-04 23:07:29

Transparency Market Research published a new report "Global Biopesticides Market: Industry Analysis, Size, Share and Forecasts 2012 - 2018" to its report store. Browse the full report: http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com/biopesticides-market.html. Albany, New York (PRWEB) June 04, 2014 Biopesticides are essential for controlling the effect of agricultural pests, insects, and bacterial and fungal growth on food and field crops. Use of biopesticides can avoid the hazards...


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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cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
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This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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