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Early bird deadline is Sept. 10 to register for Seedstock’s 3rd Annual Sustainable Agriculture Innovation Conference. Two-day event (Nov.
The new issue of the journal Weed Science features the results of a survey of organic farmers in 12 Midwestern states.
The Europe Cattle Feed & Feed Additive Market report defines and segments the cattle feed and feed additive market in Europe with analysis and forecast of revenue.
The Latin America Cattle Feed & Feed Additives Market report defines and segments the cattle feed & feed additives market in Latin America with analysis and forecast of revenue.
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
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
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
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
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, 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 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 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 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...
- A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
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