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From Smart Phones to Smart Farming: Indigenous Knowledge Sharing in Tanzania | Curry Stone Design Prize

From Smart Phones to Smart Farming: Indigenous Knowledge Sharing in Tanzania | Curry Stone Design Prize | Soil | Scoop.it
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BioWorld Blog: Soil Color

Condition, Dark (dark grey, brown to black), moderately dark (brown to yellow brown), light (pale brown, yellow). organic matter, high, medium, low. erosion factor, low, medium, high. aeration, high, medium, low.
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Production & Availability of Fertilizers in the Country during ...

Production & Availability of Fertilizers in the Country during November 2011. In November, 2011 production of Urea had been more than the target by 0.26 lakh MT. Estimated production of Urea during November, 2011 was ...
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News - Frito-Lay to ramp up potato contract farming...

News - Frito-Lay to ramp up potato contract farming... | Soil | Scoop.it
Frito-Lay to ramp up potato contract farming in India: Summary: Plummeting potato prices for… http://t.co/CzdWluXr...
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Organic farming of chilli, cauliflower, tomato yields positive results

Organic farming of chilli, cauliflower, tomato yields positive results | Soil | Scoop.it
ALLAHABAD: The pilot project of the district horticulture department to cultivate varieties of chilli, cauliflower and tomato through organic farming has yielded positive results in several blocks...
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Cleanup of 2100 leaking tanks a daunting task - Chicago Tribune

Cleanup of 2100 leaking tanks a daunting task - Chicago Tribune | Soil | Scoop.it
Cleanup of 2100 leaking tanks a daunting taskChicago TribuneSolutions can range from excavating and hauling large amounts of soil to a landfill and using suction to remove contaminants to monitoring leaked fuel that is confined to the soil.
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Grain farmers storing crops to protect commodity prices - The Seattle Times

Grain farmers storing crops to protect commodity prices - The Seattle Times | Soil | Scoop.it
Grain farmers storing crops to protect commodity pricesThe Seattle TimesCorn-belt farmers have pushed up US oilseed- and grain-storage capacity to the highest in two decades.
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Farming Carbon Credits a Con for Africa: The many faces of Climate ...

So why then if Climate Smart Agriculture is so great, were farmer and civil society groups, who are in favour of agroecological practices, so wary of the push for an Agriculture deal that would supposedly enshrine it in a UN ...
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Gangsters swap guns for greenhouses

Gangsters swap guns for greenhouses | Soil | Scoop.it
In Kibera, the biggest slum district in Kenya, a former dump now grows organic vegetables (sad that few see the light, but for those who do, great expectations.)...
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Spring's rising soil temperatures see hormones wake seeds from ...

Spring's rising soil temperatures see hormones wake seeds from ... | Soil | Scoop.it
Dormant seeds in the soil detect and respond to seasonal changes in soil temperature by changing their sensitivity to plant hormones, new research by the University of Warwick has found. This sensitivity alters the depth of ...
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Organic Farming Vs. Conventional (video)

Organic Farming Vs. Conventional (video) | Soil | Scoop.it
[Translate] This clip is in French with English sub-titles. It illustrates how the different philosophies of farming can affect not only the health of people but the health of the land and soil.
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Three Types Of Organic Fertilizers | Organic Garden Digest

Three Types Of Organic Fertilizers | Organic Garden Digest | Soil | Scoop.it
There are three types of organic fertilizers—mineral based, plant based, and animal based.
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'Shrooms Clean Up Oil Tainted Soil with Phytoremediation ...

'Shrooms Clean Up Oil Tainted Soil with Phytoremediation ... | Soil | Scoop.it
A microscopic mushroom could provide a cheap, efficient way to clean up polluted soil, according to researchers at the University of Montreal.
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10 tips for better crop spraying - Agriculture.com

10 tips for better crop spraying - Agriculture.com | Soil | Scoop.it
Agriculture.com10 tips for better crop sprayingAgriculture.comSpraying pesticides on your fields is one of those jobs where the margin for error is pretty narrow, both in terms of accomplishing the mission and protecting neighboring fields.
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Engro Fertilizers raises urea prices by Rs210 – Pakistan News ...

Engro Fertilizers raises urea prices by Rs210 – Pakistan News ... | Soil | Scoop.it
KARACHI: Engro Fertilizers has increased urea prices by Rs210 to Rs1,810 per 50kg bag on Friday citing rising cost of production as the culprit. Talking to The Express Tribune on Friday, an official of Engro Fertilizers said ...
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Cameroon farmers turn dung into power - Reuters AlertNet

Cameroon farmers turn dung into power - Reuters AlertNet | Soil | Scoop.it
Cameroon farmers turn dung into powerReuters AlertNetREUTERS/Florin Iorganda By Elias Ntungwe Ngalame BAFUT, Cameroon - Starved of electricity but with plentiful methane-rich manure, rural livestock farmers in this heavily agricultural nation have...
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Tech That Predicts Farm Disasters Can Help Save Indian Agriculture

Tech That Predicts Farm Disasters Can Help Save Indian Agriculture | Soil | Scoop.it
Farming in India is a brutal business. mKrishi makes it a little easier, by giving farmers predictive data about how to save their farms--and their lives.
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IRRI calls for stricter controls on use of pesticides - SciDev.Net

IRRI calls for stricter controls on use of pesticides - SciDev.Net | Soil | Scoop.it
IRRI calls for stricter controls on use of pesticidesSciDev.Net[HANOI] Governments across Asia need to improve their regulation of way that pesticides are marketed, and should ban certain pesticides from use in rice production completely, according...
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''Bt cotton helped in reducing pesticide use, increasing yield'' - MSN India

''Bt cotton helped in reducing pesticide use, increasing yield'' - MSN India | Soil | Scoop.it
''Bt cotton helped in reducing pesticide use, increasing yield''MSN IndiaA total of 250 farms from each of the cotton growing states were sampled to assess the yield and reduction of pesticides, the minister said adding that maximum gains in yields...
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Nitrogen pollution building in remote wilderness lakes - Summit County Citizens Voice

Nitrogen pollution building in remote wilderness lakes - Summit County Citizens Voice | Soil | Scoop.it
Nitrogen pollution building in remote wilderness lakesSummit County Citizens VoiceBurning fossil fuel and using agricultural fertilizers are two key ways humans increase the amount of nitrogen entering the atmosphere.
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Lyndy Byrne's comment, February 1, 2013 10:13 AM
When will we ever learn? All the protocols and treaties serve only as political gestures to appease rather than genuine actions to conserve what is left of our ailing planet.
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When will we ever learn?  All the protocols and treaties serve only as political gestures to appease rather than genuine actions to conserve what is left of our ailing planet.

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Organic Chicken Farming - Popular And Widely Practiced Method ...

Organic Chicken Farming - Popular And Widely Practiced Method ... | Soil | Scoop.it
Article from Next Level Articles and entitled Organic Chicken Farming - Popular And Widely Practiced Method When Raising Chickens - By Bob Pearson.
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Rs 2 crores meant for fertilizers to farmers misused - E-Pao.net

Rs 2 crores meant for fertilizers to farmers misusedE-Pao.netImphal, December 11 2011: An amount of Rs 2 crores which was sanctioned by the state cabinet for procuring fertilizers at subsidized rate for farmers who were suffering from its scarcity...
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Getting The Correct Soil Makes Organic Gardening Less Difficult ...

Readying the soil is one with the primary differences between organic gardening and typical gardening. Never think that that you can readily have a garden by tossing some seeds on the ground and watering it.
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Soils of India

SOILS OF INDIA —  Loose material and uppermost layer of earth s crust. —  Important natural resource.
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Study debunks myths on organic farms

Study debunks myths on organic farms | Soil | Scoop.it
The results are in from a 30-year side-by-side trial of conventional and organic farming methods at Pennsylvania's Rodale Institute. Contrary to conventional wisdom, organic farming outperformed conventional farming in every measure.
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