Plants are going extinct up to 350 times faster than the historical norm
Earth is seeing an unprecedented loss of species, which some ecologists are calling a sixth mass extinction. In May, a United Nations report warned that 1 million species are threatened by extinction. More recently, 571 plant species were declared extinct.But extinctions have occurred for as long as life has existed on Earth. The important question is, has... ↪ read more...
Technology for farming advancements seeks sustainable agriculture
Precision agriculture allows better market access, efficiency in farming, and cut down costs in farms. Agriculture companies such as Redline Equipment and Case IH Agriculture continues to build farming advancements and capabilities to allow a more sustainable agriculture sector.One of the technological farming advancements that we have today are:GPS-guided... ↪ read more...
10 Products of agricultural biotechnology
When it was first introduced, biotechnology was predominantly used in medicine to research and produce pharmaceutical and diagnostic products that help in preventing and curing diseases. However, over the last few decades, this technology has found a place in the agricultural industry like never before. Years of research indicate that agricultural... ↪ read more...
Brazil Crop Tour Sees Reduced Forecast for Soy Production
(Reuters) - Agronomists taking part in a crop tour of the main grain-producing regions in Brazil expect their forecasts for soybean output this season to decline further as a result of poor weather in states such as Mato Grosso do Sul and Parana.Analysts at Agroconsult, an independent consultancy that organized Brazil's largest crop tour, visited farms in... ↪ read more...
Specialty Growers, Pesticide Applicators Can Protect Sensitive Crops by Working Together
Specialty crops add diversity and value to Nebraska’s agricultural industry, which is why the Nebraska Department of Agriculture (NDA) encourages growers and outdoor pesticide applicators to work together to protect sensitive commercial specialty crops and pollinators from pesticide use. Pesticides include all categories of pest control products such as... ↪ read more...
Arctic Seed Vault Turning 10 Faces `Unprecedented` Agricultural Challenges
A cavernous bunker on a remote island above the Arctic Circle, where polar bears roam, holds the key to 12,000 years of agriculture but also to food supplies for future generations with countries urged to deposit seed samples there.Welcome to the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, which turned 10 on Monday. It holds nearly one million seed samples from the world's... ↪ read more...
History of Gardening
Gardening is an integral part of the history of landscape
architecture. Without the knowledge of gardening, plants
would easily die out and there will be nothing for people
to admire in lawns and parks everywhere in the world.
This article takes a peek at the history of gardening
beginning from the ancient times to today's society.
People have appreciated... ↪ read more...
Efficiently Irrigating Your Lawn
Irrigation is an important component of planning your
landscape. That is because it plays a crucial role in the
overall function of your landscape.
Irrigation brings water to your plants and without it, your
plants will die and the time and energy you invested on
building your landscape will be put to waste.
There are several considerations when irrigating... ↪ read more...
Best Landscaping Practices
In order to make a great landscape, there are certain
tried-and-tested practices that you can follow. Not only do
these practices help you create a beautiful landscape, they
also ensure that you do not waste any money and that you
are not harming the environment in any way.
Here are some of the best landscaping practices that you
can do in your own home... ↪ read more...
Tracey and Jon Stewart are expanding their animal rescue farm
While Jon Stewart's presence during this particular election cycle has been sorely missed, the former "Daily Show" host is enjoying his respite from the spotlight with some grateful company.Since his retirement late last summer, the 53-year-old has been working with his family to transform their 12-acre property in Middletown, New Jersey, into a safe haven... ↪ read more...
Elderly man passes out mowing lawn
Ken Densley said his father, who was born in 1929, refuses to let anyone
else mow his lawn. On Saturday, the elderly man was working on his yard
when he pushed too hard and passed out. According to Densley, neighbors
saw what happened and called 911. "He's okay and refused to go to the hospital," Densley said. "My sister and I came as soon as we... ↪ read more...