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Time To Get Prepared For A Recovery Of Fertilizer Stocks?

Prices for potash and nitrogen fertilizers are continuously falling.<p>Market outlook confirms growing oversupply.<p>Production capacity needs to be …

Farming

Biochar gets the green tick of approval

“JUST through these gates here,” says biochar harvester and expert permaculturist Wayne ‘Wadzy’ Wadsworth, pointing toward an elaborate metal …

The AIMS Team | Agricultural Information Management Standards (AIMS)

<b>Blog Post</b>16 Feb 2018<p>IFPRI is looking for a DATA CONSULTANT who will help IFPRI to revise its data policy and practice, working together with IFPRI …

Agriculture

He Left A Govt Job Now Makes ₹2 Crores Annually By Farming World Class Aloe Vera

Even when the majority of population in our country depends on agriculture for a living, farming is nowhere to be found on the list desirable …

30 Indigenous Crops Promoting Health and Contributing to Food Security

Shares 395<p>According to the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), just twelve crops provide 75 percent of the world’s food. Three of these …

Nutrition

Gujarat farmer converts Royal Enfield into tractor Bullet Saanti, a hit in Kenya

Bullet Saanti<p>Bullet Saanti<p>Bullet Saanti, the revolutionary motorcycle driven plough, is set for official launch in Kenya later this month.Back in …

tBJ:Justus von Liebig and the birth of modern biochar

Biochar enthusiasts know of the Amazonians, who used biochar to create an agricultural civilization in an inhospitable rainforest environment. But we …

MPs sound alarm on neglected soils

<b>Ministers are failing to protect Britain's soils on farmland and in cities, MPs say.</b><p>The Commons Environmental Audit Committee warns that tracts of polluted soil are a potential health hazard in many towns because the government has stopped grants to decontaminate them.<p>And agricultural carbon …

Farming

Biochar

An ancient soil amendment is new again.<p>Along with bags of potting soil, mulch, and compost, you soon may see bags of biochar for sale at your local …

Possible Energy Constraints to Further Urbanization

How long can the trend toward urbanization continue in the face of this century’s energy and climate constraints?

Sustainability

How nanotechnology can help us grow more food using less energy and water

With the world’s population expected to exceed nine billion by 2050, scientists are working to develop new ways to meet rising global demand for …

Agriculture

19 Plants Beneficial Insects Love - Organic Gardening

<i>The following plants will make your garden a boon to beneficial insects that will in turn provide you with free, all-natural pest control.</i><p><i>By Vicki</i> …

These 8 success factors are even more important than IQ!

<b>Which success factors are most impactful in your life and career?</b><p>Cracking the question of what factors will best lead you to success can help you …

Working with Nature to Build Organic Soil, Part 3: Compost - Organic Gardening - MOTHER EARTH NEW

<i>Read previous parts in this series</i> here.<p>For the suburbanite who has paid for a load of compost but instead received a pile of manure, let’s begin by …

7 Gardening Tools the Pros Swear By

From the ultimate watering can to the perfect pruner, this is the go-to gear of top landscaping gurus.<p>“You can’t plant anything without a good …

The One Thing You Need To Teach Your Children To Future-Proof Their Success

A child aged 3 today will retire in 2076.<p>Starting school soon, they have 20 years of education ahead of them. By the time they graduate and are ready for their first job they will realize they’ve were taught the skills you needed in <i>your</i> lifetime, not the ones they’ll need in <i>theirs</i>…<p>Technological …

Innovation

Weather-Proofing Small Farmers In India

The more than 100 million small farmers in India face an age–old problem: their crops and livelihood are dependent on the vagaries of the weather. But in these times of climate change, that’s even more of a potentially catastrophic problem than perhaps ever before.<p>Wouldn’t it be great if such …

Kellogg School

Soil could save Earth from overheating

<b>New research shows that changing the way we farm and manage soils so they store carbon rather than lose it would help avoid dangerous climate</i> …

Climate Change

Futurity: Research News from Top Universities

Futurity brings you research news from top universities.

A man who spent 5 years studying rich people found they share a trait anyone can adopt

After studying wealthy people for over five years, author Thomas C. Corley pinpointed a hallmark of the rich: <b>positivity.</b><p>"Long-term success is only possible when you have a positive mental outlook," he writes in his book, "Change Your Habits, Change Your Life."<p>On the flip side, negativity can be …

Self-improvement

Interview With Saru Jayaraman: Masters in Business (Audio)

Farming: the fastest growing university subject - in pictures

Enrolment to agriculture courses is on the rise in the UK. We asked universities across the country what’s drawing students to farming<p>Our student blogger explains how agriculture can be a smart career choice

How Peter Kareiva Changed the Trajectory of Conservation

<i>Sanjayan is executive vice-president and senior scientist at Conservation International, which he joined in 2014 after 12 years as lead scientist at</i> …

Watershed Protection? There’s an App for That

How can municipal water utilities know where conservation will have the best results in improving water quality? We can now answer with confidence: …

Conservation

Upskilling for agriculture in India

The Agriculture Skill Council of India (ASCI) has been awarded the Best Sector Skill Council Award, recognition of efforts to address one of the most …

India

A Calif. Olive Oil Maker Thrives, Despite the Drought

California is in the middle of a historic drought, but nearly half a million olive trees are thriving in the state. What’s more, the trees have been planted on land previously used to grow crops that required thousands of gallons of water.<p>The olives are being grown by California Olive Ranch (COR), …

Celebrity Chefs

It’s the chemical Monsanto depends on. How dangerous is it?

It’s hard to talk soberly about glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup. Roundup, as anyone following the GMO brouhaha knows, is the herbicide that genetically modified crops have been designed to tolerate. Glyphosate tolerance is a trait that allows farmers to spray the GM crops and kill the …

Agriculture

France's plan to increase its soil carbon is an example to the world

It sounds like a modest ambition: France wants to raise the amount of carbon in its soils by 0.4% a year, writes John Quinton. But that represents a …

Soil

NASA satellites reveal something startling about the future of food on Earth

And what better perspective than from space?<p>Climate change due to human activity is causing visible shifts on our planet, and NASA is uniquely positioned to observe these effects.<p>"If we continue on our current course, it's going to be hard to feed this planet because it's so hot," Ellen Stofan, …

Climate Change