Biochar-amended soils have shown ranges of 50-80 percent reductions in nitrous oxide emissions, reduced runoff of phosphorus into surface waters, and reduced leaching of nitrogen into groundwater. As a soil amendment, biochar can significantly increa
They found a relatively few strains of the fungus that meet both criteria by producing two key alkaloid toxins - N-acetyl norloline and peramine which are a product of the fungal metabolism.
"Plants that make less DET1 have a faster clock and they take less time to flower," said On Sun Lau, a former Yale graduate student who is now at Stanford University and is lead author of the study that appears in the Sept. 2 issue of the journal
Farmer's options, unfortunately, are becoming more limited than in recent years. One major contention for farmers is that they face lawsuits if they try to save and replant genetically modified seed because they don't "own" the technology, yet mo
, it provided the first example of how a worldwide crisis in ocean chemistry could devastate coastal economies and change restaurant menus across the country. Whiskey Creek is owned by the husband-and-wife team of Sue Cudd and Mark Wiegardt. Wiega
The federal government was hoping the farmers would not care about the board and the meetings would be poorly attended. It’s the exact opposite. At every one of the first six [of seven] meetings, we’ve had to put out more chairs than expected – even
We also decided to visit an ultra-practical and amazing farm project called Janus Food Works, where we found young people from Portland getting paid to farm (it's about time) and selling the produce they'd grown. A
But one thing always bothered me about these "free range" eggs...all had the statements on their cartons "100% vegetarian feed." Since chickens are omnivorous, this always bothered me. I soon learned that what that really meant was soy-based
fungi that colonize plant roots - when they discovered that some root tips harbored not only the mycorrhizae they were interested in, but also an unfamiliar fungus.
Watch ALL 8 videos: You know the old saying, “a watched pot never boils”? Plants are like that. They grow and change slowly, so you stop paying attention and then they surprise you by growing seemingly overnight.
Government agencies and now corporate America are openly working together to assert complete control over all of rural America, removing state sovereignty which is central to the Constitution, written in by the framers to protect the nation from...
Besides failing to improve crop yields, GM crops require increasingly more pesticide and herbicide applications in order to remain viable. And out of control "superweeds;" escalating prices for seeds, pesticides, and herbicides; and the non-reality
Bumble bees, like honey bees, are important pollinators of native plants and are used to pollinate greenhouse crops like peppers and tomatoes. But colonies of Bombus occidentalis used for greenhouse pollination began to suffer from disease problems i
Fuel savings aren't the only benefits for smoothly cutting plowshares either. Since not as much power is required to drag them through the soil farers can use smaller tractors or the same sized tractors could be run in partial load with longer repai
How do you grow enough food to support yourself, your family and maybe barter excess?
In Oakland, California, where I live, urban homesteading—growing food on private land for small-scale trade and consumption—has become so common the city government has backed off a bit.
There were no differences in the amounts of sediment, phosphorus or pathogen deposits in the pasture stream between the different types of stream access given to the cattle. Most of the phosphorus and sediment introduced to the stream was the result
In July, several members of congress wrote letters to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) voicing their concerns over genetically modified salmon. The letters discussed environmental concerns. Aquabounty’s Aquadvantage genetically modified salm
The researchers analysed information from 68 nations, which together account for 72% of the world's forested land and 68% of reported carbon mass. They conclude that managing forests for timber growth and density offers a way to increase stored carb
"In our study we discovered a completely new gene that along with other genes contributes to the formation of this cuticle," said Prof. Eviatar Nevo of the Institute of Evolution of the University of Haifa, who took part in the study. I
Using standard agronomic practices and managing a perennial cover crop between rows of corn can keep soil, nutrients and carbon in the fields, a three-year study says. Plus, farmers will still be able to yield 200 bushels per acre, the study showed.
With our attention on inflation, the economic collapse and the rising costs of the dinner table, along with our daily listening to Declare Your Independence with Ernest Hancock that motivated us to join the Agriculture Club at our home in Sun City We
Garden like your life depends on it – because it does!
(Lucky, Lucky You!) Gardening, Mini-Farming and Self Sustainability
Most of us, if we are lucky, have had some REAL fruits and vegetables in our lifetime. Not the stuff that sits on the grocery store shelves for days or weeks that has not ripened, or has been genetically altered in some way and tastes like cardboard.
Why should your property be ransacked by some goons just because some corporate farmers think by doing so it will keep their fruit unblemished?
12 months of gardening in the low desert
Donna Hancock shows you how to start a garden/mini-farm and keep it going.
Wow! Another great edition with lots of quality information.
Numerous critics condemn the insidious nature of Agenda 21. Usually the arguments are based upon the intrusion of the United Nations to mismanage the planet and reduce people to a sinister petri dish experiment.