Blueberries need around an inch of water per week. A good layer of mulch will help keep up the moisture level stable, and cut down on the amount of time spent watering. I would say the best mulch would be pine needles. As they decay they will con
The latest in a new generation of genetically engineered crops is poised to enter widespread use--and critics think they'll cause more problems than they solve.
Monsanto shares have decreased nearly 3% since the beginning of the year, while the Standard & Poor's 500 index has climbed slightly more than 8%. Stock, though, has increased slightly in the last 12 months. If you're invested in Monsanto st
The bill will criminalize whistleblowing and the free speech activities of those seeking to publicize animal cruelty and other concerning farming methods under the guise of protecting agribusinesses from economic harm.
At the time I scoffed at Bittman's alternative. I deplored the ingredients list of the chicken substitute he had profiled?"soy protein isolate, pea protein, carrot fiber, etc.?"as an example of what Michael Pollan has called "nutritionism": frac
Researchers discovered that the essential oil was effective in keeping fungus at bay, offering a natural, safer alternative to synthetic chemicals that ultimately lead to the creation of treatment-resistant pathogens. Furthermore, it was discovered t
Eatwild's Directory of Farms lists more than 1,400 pasture-based farms, with more farms being added each week. It is the most comprehensive source for grass-fed meat and dairy products in the United States and Canada. Products include: Beef,Pork, Lam
Lifeforms from Earth may touch down on Mars just a few years from now -- but those interplanetary travelers would be plants, not people.
The Supreme Court could end federal confiscation of farmers' crops
The name "Asian carp" is actually an umbrella title for four different species: bighead carp, black carp, grass carp and silver carp. Some of the larger species can weigh up to 100 pounds and have an uncanny ability to jump out of the water. Female
When the first living visitor from Earth lands on Mars we might well expect it to be a man or a woman, but if students from the University of Southampton Spaceflight Society have their way, it could be one small step for a lettuce.
Bob Anderson comes in studio to talk about his aquaponics system, solar and battery set up, and living off grid
Paul Snow (Chair of the Texas Bitcoin Conference) comes on the show to talk about Factom, a system for securing millions of realtime records in the blockchain - Rob Lazzarotto (aka Tonopah Rob) gives an update on the 'farm', and his plea for help in
I'll start at an odd place, a seemingly innocuous place.
I'm not a large farm with expensive machinery that can harvest faster and be more proficient and down size helpers. And there are reasons for that too. My food will last longer in your refrigerators because it hasn't been tossed around and bruise
Grafting is a technique that allows you to combine a cutting from one tree with the rootstock of another. This can be useful to continue to get a reliable crop of a particular cultivar ?" for instance, the seed from certain types of apple trees wil
An attorney for the SHAKA Movement in Hawaii that has been trying to uphold a democratically voted moratorium on GMOs on the island of Maui reports that residents and activists have won.
I'm in dire need of financial help to maintain my farm and begin aquaponics, farming with fish and plants. I've run out of my own money to continue funding my farm. I farm according to wind directions, moon cycles and support a unique eco-system r
According to the creation narrative, God made green plants on the third day, an idea that inspired the title of Henrik Spohler's project, The Third Day.
Organic agriculture, which has gone from a fringe movement to a multibillion industry, IX can IX produce high yields and withstand disaster and duress much better than chemical-reliant crops, according to reports coming out of the International Feder
Thinkers Who Challenged the State / CIA Funding Is Unlimited / Our real royal family / Farming Is the Future, says Jim Rogers / How Close Are We? To war and economic collapse. Article by Paul Craig Roberts
Can you believe it gets this cold in Arizona to freeze the water bowls? ...It has been a very rough fall planting season. My farm has been hit by many an obstacle this year. I began planting fall veggies August 1. I was so proud of myself with the on
Greenhouses are usually glazed structures, but are typically expensive to construct and heat throughout the winter. A much more affordable and effective alternative to glass greenhouses is the walipini (an Aymara Indian word for a "place of warmth"
Meet robocrow: Machines shooting long-range laser beams to scare birds away replace scarecrows
It was around this time that Robb Fraley, now Monsanto's chief technology officer, joined the company as a mid-level biotechnology scientist. Back then, he recalls, the company had its hand in oil wells, plastics, carpets?"you name it. It wasn't u
Among the oft-cited benefits of urban farming are improved food security and production sustainability.
Prepare for soybeans bathed in rocket fumes
For enslaved African Americans, this humble status proved a welcome boon. In 1692, after several individuals had bought their freedom with profits from animal sales, the Virginia General Assembly made it illegal for slaves to own horses, cattle and p
Anybody else remember when we "won" the cold war?
A team of scientists in Norway are set to research the possibility of growing plants and food crops in outer space, it was revealed on Friday.