By contrast, annual grains can lose five times as much water as perennial crops and 35 times as much nitrate, a valuable plant nutrient that can migrate from fields to pollute drinking water and create “dead zones” in surface waters
Mr. Dubé and his wife Josée Bourgoin raise bison on their ranch an hour from Batoche near Prince Albert. Inspired by farmers in France and the Charlevoix region northeast of Quebec City, they have applied for funding to establish an agricultural “ter
It is envisaged that the belt would go through 11 countries from east to west. The trees should be "drought-adapted species", preferably native to the areas planted, the Great Green Wall website says, listing 37 suitable species.
Between Lake Pontchartrain and Lake Borgne, a lagoon inlet of the Gulf of Mexico, and about 10 miles east, Chef Menteur Highway runs for almost 40 miles across the Rigolets (rig-o-lees), a wild and undeveloped tract of pine forests and swamp. Strip m
Probably at least until the next ice age, according to technical manager Sampo Tukiainen. Unearthed cooking pits formerly used by roving bands of hunters in the region still contain the char generated by their cooking fires.
They carry home-grown radishes and red-cooked pork. They transport dozens of empanadas, juggling sheet pans on the G train. They pack boxes of butterscotch cupcakes, Sichuan-spiced beef jerky and grapefruit marmalade. They haul boiled peanuts, ice-gr
The commercial paper industry's plans to plant forests of genetically altered eucalyptus trees in 7 Southern states generate cries from critics worried such a large introduction of a bioengineered nonnative plant could throw natural ecosystems out of
Why depend on your grocer when for as little as a couple of hours a week it can be as easy as walking into your own back yard!
The key point is that the necessary resource is available today and farmers with equipment are also available. No one else is at all. The only other possible option is to build berms which do not trap the oil but prevent further penetration only.
The researchers found that when the spit of the tuber moth caterpillar gets into a tuber, all the other tubers of the plant grow bigger, said co-author Andre Kessler, Cornell assistant professor of ecology and evolutionary biology.
The worst grasshopper outbreak in decades may envelop the western states this summer, scientists warn. A dramatic rise in the number of grasshoppers was found during a survey of the western states conducted last year, by the U.S. Department of Agricu
Pitbulls have awesome utility as dogs, but they are weaponsized dogs, built to kill on the outside but meant for love and devotion in the inside. Knowing the difference is the difference between a life-saving friend and a lap-toy.
Oyate knows exactly dick-squat about gardening. Oyate is a forester and an animal husband. But I got 11 different plants in various stages of living and dying. The lettuce just sprouted today. It looks so lovely.
The two input systems consisted of a three-year rotation of corn-soybean/small grain/red clover and a four-year rotation of corn-soybean-small grain/alfalfa-alfalfa. Between 2003 and 2008, nitrogen fertilizer inputs in the 3-year rotation decreased 6