Drought Effects on Agriculture & How to Adjust

January 11, 2022 / Comments Off on Drought Effects on Agriculture & How to Adjust
dried-up sunflower

Agriculture is one of the most heavily impacted industries during a drought. Water shortage is making it difficult for farmers to grow their crops and provide food for their animals. The increasing drought effects on agriculture are also causing widespread damage to crops and livestock. In some cases, farmers have […]

5 Examples of Biotechnology in Agriculture

December 25, 2021 / Comments Off on 5 Examples of Biotechnology in Agriculture
Juicy Apples

Biotechnology is widely used in agriculture to improve plant growth and yields, increase resistance to pests and diseases, and enhance nutritional content. In fact, it’s estimated that up to 80% of all processed foods today contain ingredients derived from biotechnology. From genetically engineered crops to the Sterile Insect Technique (SIT) […]

What Type of Wooden Pallets Do You Need?

December 24, 2021 / Comments Off on What Type of Wooden Pallets Do You Need?
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Wooden pallets are a great way to store and handle goods in the agriculture and industrial industries. Whether you produce fruits, flowers, or vegetables or handle other types of products in a warehouse or industrial setting, pallets are a vital part of your business. To ensure you’re using the correct […]

4 Tenets of Biodynamic Viticulture

December 23, 2021 / Comments Off on 4 Tenets of Biodynamic Viticulture
grapevine farm

Biodynamic farming is a holistic approach to agriculture that combines biodynamics, organic farming, and traditional knowledge. In a world where many farmers are looking for ways to become more sustainable, biodynamic viticulture, the art of biodynamically growing grapevines has been one of the long-standing success stories. This holistic view of […]

What Is the Sustainable Forestry Initiative?

December 22, 2021 / Comments Off on What Is the Sustainable Forestry Initiative?
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The Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) is an independent, nonprofit organization with a global reach whose mission is to promote sustainable forest management through its certification program. SFI collaborates with a diverse network of forest sector experts, conservation groups,  brand owners, educators, landowners, resource professionals, local communities, Indigenous peoples, universities, and […]

The 3 Main Types of Irrigation Systems for Agriculture

November 17, 2021 / Comments Off on The 3 Main Types of Irrigation Systems for Agriculture
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The different types of irrigation systems for agriculture each come with advantages and disadvantages, and some are more appropriate for certain crops than others. Read on to learn about irrigation techniques for fruit trees and row crops, drip irrigation for vineyards, and how to maximize your water use. Surface Irrigation […]

Information on Walnut Pests

October 12, 2021 / Comments Off on Information on Walnut Pests
walnuts

Walnut pests are a menace to the walnut tree. Trees that are infested with these pests will fail to produce much in the way of nuts and eventually die off. Walnuts with pests will also not develop properly and will likely spoil before harvest time. This is a grave concern […]

Everything There Is to Know About Growing Leaf Lettuce

October 12, 2021 / Comments Off on Everything There Is to Know About Growing Leaf Lettuce
leafy lettuce

Leaf lettuce is one of the most popular types of salad greens in the US, and for a good reason. They’re delicious, grow quickly (in about four weeks), have a low risk of disease, are easy to harvest, and can be grown year-round in mild climates. Leaf lettuce is available […]

The Best-Tasting Strawberry Varieties You’ll Want to Know About

October 12, 2021 / Comments Off on The Best-Tasting Strawberry Varieties You’ll Want to Know About
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For many farmers, the best-tasting strawberry varieties are a topic of much debate. Even with increasing yield and growing consumer demand, farmers should know that their success depends on their ability to produce the tastiest strawberries possible. Luckily, there’s a wide variety of great-tasting strawberries available in today’s marketplace. Many […]

California Almond Production Is Booming

September 15, 2021 / Comments Off on California Almond Production Is Booming
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It seems like almonds are steadily creeping into a wide variety of the products that we consume daily. For those who are looking for a crop that is in demand, deciding to grow almonds can be quite profitable. But just how much is being produced and is it worth it […]