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2014-08-12 23:01:37

The new issue of the journal Weed Science features the results of a survey of organic farmers in 12 Midwestern states. The study found that organic farmers most often use mechanical and cultural methods of weed control including crop rotation, between-row cultivation, primary tillage, and cover cropping. Lawrence, Kansas (PRWEB) August 12, 2014 Weed Science - Organic farmers report that weeds are one of the biggest obstacles to the production of organic crops. In the field of organic...

2014-06-09 12:32:14

LONDON, June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Pre-Harvest Market: By Types(Primary Tillage Equipments, Secondary Tillage Equipments, Planting Equipments, Irrigation Equipments, Plant Protection and Fertilizing Equipments, Others), By Geography: Trends & Forecasts To...

2014-03-13 23:21:21

Pre-Harvest Market report defines and segments the pre-harvest agri equipment market with analysis of current demand and forecasted consumption in terms of revenue (http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/pre-harvest-agri-equipment-market-1210.html) (PRWEB) March 13, 2014 The report "Pre-harvest Equipment Market By Type (Primary Tillage Equipment, Secondary Tillage Equipment, Planting Equipment, Irrigation Equipment, Plant Protection & Fertilizing and Others), By...

2014-01-09 12:22:21

BLOOMINGTON, Ind., Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- American Farmland Trust today invited Illinois farmers to attend one of three upcoming Conservation Cropping Seminars sponsored by the Illinois Department of Agriculture, AFT and other partners to learn more about conservation tillage and other practices that will help make their farms more efficient, said Michael Baise, Midwest Director of AFT. The seminars will be held from 8:15 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on-- -- January 28: Civic Center,...

2013-12-10 23:25:44

The Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) discusses the ongoing battle against herbicide resistance. The issue stems from the fact that while weed management has seen much progress, it has become expensive and poses various environmental issues. Lawrence, Kansas (PRWEB) December 10, 2013 For nearly a decade, cotton growers have been battling to save crops from the ravages of glyphosate-resistant Palmer amaranth (Amaranthus palmeri). Though in many ways they are finally gaining the upper...

2013-11-08 23:03:04

Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: Pre-Harvest Market: By Types(Primary Tillage Equipments, Secondary Tillage Equipments, Planting Equipments, Irrigation Equipments, Plant Protection and Fertilizing Equipments, Others), By Geography: Trends & Forecasts To 2018. London (PRWEB) November 08, 2013 The practice of agriculture around the world showed a significant change owing to the developments made in farm equipment industry. Mechanization in agriculture...

2013-08-30 23:24:37

New Summers Narrow-Transport Diamond Disks combine high-performance residue management with the ability to fold for transport on narrow roads. Devils Lake, ND (PRWEB) August 30, 2013 Summers Manufacturing has introduced new Narrow-Transport Diamond Disks, available with 28.5-foot cutting widths. Combining high-performance residue management with the ability to fold to 15.5 feet wide for transport on narrow roads, the new models were developed to meet the tillage needs of growers...

2013-08-22 23:23:23

This research report categorizes the global market for pre-harvest agri-equipment on the basis of types, sub-types and geography and analyzing the trends. (PRWEB) August 22, 2013 The report "Pre-Harvest Market By Equipment (Primary Tillage Equipment, Secondary Tillage Equipment, Planting Equipment, Irrigation Equipment, Plant Protection & Fertilizing Equipment, & Others) - Global Trends & Forecasts To 2018" defines and segments the pre-harvest agri equipment market...


Latest Tillage Reference Libraries

Plough (Plow)
2013-07-31 09:25:38

Plough or plow is a tool used by farmers in order to prepare a field for the planting of a crop. By using this tool the farmer is able to overturn the soil, bringing up nutrients, while covering weeds and other remnants for added compost. Aeration of the soil is also achieved, giving a fresh moisture absorbing base for the planting of a crop. Horses and oxen have been the traditional way, since human powered plows were not as sufficient, that farmers plowed their fields. In places where...

Seed Drilling
2013-05-18 07:39:11

Seed drilling is a method used by farmers in order to have a more unified, crop-yielding season. The first known use of seed drilling was in 1500 BC by the Sumerian. At this time, they were using a single tube. Later, in the 2nd Century BC, the Chinese developed a multi-tube iron drill. This facilitated in a larger crop planting allowing them to feed their large population. The first recorded patent of a sowing machine was in 1566 by the Venetian Senate, attributing Camillo Torello. In the...

Crop Rotation
2013-03-03 09:16:36

Image Caption: Effects of crop rotation and monoculture at the Swojec Experimental Farm, Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences. In the front field, the "Norfolk" crop rotation sequence (potatoes, oats, peas, rye) is being applied; in the back field, rye has been grown for 45 years in a row. Credit: Leslaw Zimny/Wikipedia Crop rotation is the practice of planting different types of crops (also known as polyculture) in the same location in subsequent seasons. Utilizing...

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Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'