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2014-03-25 23:33:58

This landmark COSA report illuminates the salient findings of research from nearly 18,000 comparable surveys in Africa, Asia and Latin America for coffee and cocoa - two important commodities that are the bellwethers for sustainability trends in other crops. Geneva, Switzerland (PRWEB) March 25, 2014 The Committee on Sustainability Assessment (COSA), joined by the five UN agencies of the United Nations Forum on Sustainability Standards and leading global firms, recently launched “The...

2014-03-19 23:33:30

Discover the secret to spring gardening success with growing mixes from PRO-MIX. (PRWEB) March 19, 2014 All great gardeners share one secret to success: soil. They know the most important step to a beautiful garden is filling beds and containers with the best soil. They understand that high-quality and nutritious soil doesn’t just happen, but like a great recipe, is created by understanding soil type, structure and drainage. They know rich soil is crafted by mixing beneficial...

2014-03-19 23:26:11

Market Size – USD 78.27 bn in 2013, Market Growth - CAGR of 15.7%, Market Trends – Increasing R&D to develop novel products. View Report http://www.grandviewresearch.com/industry-analysis/organic-foods-beverages-market. San Francisco, California (PRWEB) March 19, 2014 Global organic food & beverages market is expected to reach USD 211.44 billion by 2020, growing at a CAGR of 15.7% from 2014 to 2020. Growing adoption of organic food & beverages owing to associated health...

2014-03-17 23:01:10

JES Foods has been certified by the Global Organic Alliance to process and blend organic produce according to strict HACCP manufacturing standards. These stringent standards assure their clients of pure and fresh organic ingredients for food products. Celina, Ohio (PRWEB) March 17, 2014 With more consumers today concerned about food quality and how fresh produce is sourced, food industry players are responding by offering organic products. But how can that be accomplished cost-effectively...

2014-03-13 23:22:52

Leading Purveyor of Premium Teas Announces First Biodynamic Certified Teas Novato, CA (PRWEB) March 13, 2014 The Republic of Tea, leading purveyor of premium teas, is excited to announce the launch of its first ever Biodynamic® teas. The new collection of 100-percent Biodynamic teas includes a Biodynamic Organic Heirloom Chamomile Tea and Biodynamic Organic Darjeeling Tea. To receive Biodynamic certification, farms must meet the following standards: agronomic guidelines, greenhouse...

2014-03-13 23:01:55

Long-term gypsum users report more than 5:1 or higher returns for every dollar worth of gypsum applied to alfalfa and 2:1 or higher for corn. Yield, sulfur availability and soil quality improvements were top three reasons cited for gypsum use in study findings. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) March 13, 2014 A rigorous new study conducted by two highly respected agricultural economists brings to light the top reasons that crop growers apply gypsum to cropland. The study cites increased yields,...

2014-03-12 23:04:07

Mediaplanet today announces distribution of its third cross-platform edition of “Organic Living”, in partnership with The Washington Post; the effort is a campaign that aims to raise awareness about the prevalence of an organic lifestyle. In partnership with industry leaders, the campaign provides readers with educational insight about the accessibility and growth made over the past years that continue to propel the industry forward and make conscience organic choices beneficial for...

2014-03-11 23:31:06

A team of specialists have created a breakthrough program to convert garbage waste and tires into energy and food. The world population has now passed 7 billion, but productive farm land is diminishing making food, water and energy the biggest issues facing the world population. Houston, TX (PRWEB) March 11, 2014 A group of experienced experts in waste composting, irrigation, agronomy and bio gas energy have formed a team which aims to create practical programs to convert waste into food...

2014-03-07 08:22:41

Makers of More Than 75 Organic Products Starts 2014 with the Launch of Chewy Granola Bars Made with Organic Pea Protein and Graham Crunch Cereal SEDRO-WOOLLEY, Wash., March 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cascadian Farm(TM) announced new products and an ongoing commitment to sustainability and organic consumers today at Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim, Calif. (Booth #3538). The brand also announced that it partnered with Flatter World to launch a new campaign that encourages teachers and...

2014-03-06 23:21:55

Celebrity guests at the GBK pre-Oscars Gift Lounge supported the #Tweet4Trees social media campaign while getting a sneak peek at the new Arctic Berry Illuminating Collection. Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) March 06, 2014 Éminence Organic Skin Care created their own Hollywood buzz leading up to the Oscars this past weekend. On February 28th and March 1st in Los Angeles, the stars gathered at the GBK exclusive pre-Oscar Gift Lounge to participate in Éminence’s engaging #Tweet4Trees...


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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