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Cover crops offer model for sustainability in tropics
No-tillage plus: Scientists report in Agronomy Journal that cover crops offer a model for sustainability in tropical soils ...
by American Society of Agronomy
Defending against two cotton pests-naturally
Cotton growers used to be bedeviled by boll weevils. Now, thanks to a successful large-area eradication program, the weevils are no longer a problem in most U.S. cotton fields.
by Sharon Durham
Ecology of bugs and plant "defenses"
Ecologically speaking, it seems that within the limits of their
abilities to sense such things, most creatures will choose the most
healthful food/fodder in order to gain the best advantage for their
genes (as it were).
by David William House
Exotic Teas From Exotic Locations
Mountain Rose Herbs Unveils New Organic Black and Green Teas From Some of the Most remote Regions of the Globe ...
Farmed Fish - Organic or Not?
The National Organics Standards Board opened a week of meetings Tuesday on the question of whether farmed fish should qualify for the federal government's official organic label.
by ASHLEY GOSIK
Farmers and industry working together for our environment, our health and our farms
Farmers in Saskatchewan brought in 124,516 kgs of unwanted and obsolete pesticides for safe disposal to 45 designated ag-retail collection sites during the obsolete pesticide collection campaign held from October 23-25th, 2007.
by Kristina Fixter
Farmers to cut back on milk production
Higher costs for feed and fuel are driving farmers to cut back on milk production - and that means higher prices.
by Allan Chernoff - senior correspondent
FDA, CDC Investigation of Salmonella Outbreak
Today, CDC and FDA announced that they are concentrating their investigation on jalapeqo peppers, rather than just tomatoes.
by United Fresh Produce Association
From Fish Farm to Fuel
The steep rise in fuel prices is creating opportunities for entrepreneurs to innovate and discover new low-cost feedstocks for biofuels production ...
by Jerry W. Kram
Germany May Ban Monsanto Corn, Minister Tells Berliner Zeitung
Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government may revoke a license for the cultivation of Monsanto Co.’s genetically modified corn because neither consumers nor farmers want it ...
by Rainer Buergin
GM will not solve current food crisis, says industry boss
Genetically modified crops will not solve the current food crisis, according to the head of one of the world's largest agricultural biotechnology companies.
by David Adam
High weedkiller levels found in river checks
Atrazine, the second most widely used weedkiller in the country, is, according to the findings of an extensive Environmental Protection Agency database that has not been made public, showing up in some streams and rivers at levels high enough to potentially harm amphibians, fish and aquatic ecosystems.
by Juliet Eilperin
Home-grown veg ruined by toxic fertiliser
Gardeners across Britain are reaping a bitter harvest of rotten potatoes, withered salads and deformed tomatoes after an industrial herbicide tainted their soil. Caroline Davies reports on how the food chain became contaminated and talks to the angry allotment owners whose plots have been destroyed ...
by Caroline Davies - The Observer
Improving swine waste fertilizer
Research in Soil Science Society of America Journal shows that changing the availability of phosphorous in swine diet leads to a slower accumulation of phosphorus in the soil ...

 


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