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March 30, 2013

An improved crop helps a single mother provide for her family

Maria Mchele is a mother and farmer in Tanzania who relies on farming for food and income. For years, she struggled to grow enough to even feed her family. Through a local agricultural program, Maria learned about a new crop of orange-fleshed sweet potatoes, specifically bred to thrive in Sub-Saharan Africa. They also taught her improved farming practices like soil irrigation, crop multiplication, and how to get her crops to market. Maria is now a leader in her farming group and teaches…

How Rotting Works: Organic Farming

Composting critters employ one of two basic methods of decomposition to break down all that debris in your compost pile — chemical or physical. The processes of chemical and physical decomposition are described in the following sections. I also explain how all these composters interact in your compost community. Going to pieces: The physical breakup Soil invertebrates (creatures lacking backbones) are an amazingly diverse community charged with the endless task of physically reducing…

Tree pH Ranges

As with their wild counterparts, bonsai trees have a tolerance of pH within a certain range according to species. If the soil is outside of the bonsai's pH range, the tree may suffer ill health and lack vigour.  This is a list of tree pH ranges compiled by Marty Klajnowski of San Antonio and originally published in an ABS Newsletter a few years ago; it is fairly comprehensive and a very good indicator of the pH level for individual species. Acacia 6.5-7.5 Apple…

Tarzan Pesticides Company Jobs

Tarzan Pesticides Company Jobs All Over The Punjab Advertisment in (28 Mar 2013) Application submission last date 03 April 2013. Interview Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Friday and Sunday. Salary 33000 Approximate. Jang-rawalpindi Newspaper Agriculture in Jobs Pakistan Published: Zarai Media Team

Organic Farming Lecture Topic

Saturday, March 30, 2013 7:07 AM EDT ROXBURY — The Roxbury Land Trust will sponsor a free lecture on backyard organic farming at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 7, at Town Hall, 29 North St. Dina Brewster, owner of The Hickories, an organic farm in Ridgefield, will offer tips and techniques for starting and sustaining organic gardens and food plots. The Hickories farm has been in the Brewster family for 76 years. The organic farm provides vegetables, fruits, flowers, wool, meat and other farm…

Fourum of Loss of Animal Diversity: UVAS

Domestic animal diversity loss: Causes and Challenges The present variety of farm animal species and breeds is based on centuries old knowledge and selection. 4500 breeds drawn from 40+species 30 % of the world’s breeds are at risk of extinction Possess valuable traits such as: a. adaptation to harsh conditions b. tolerance of parasitic and infectious diseases c. ability to withstand drought and  poor quality feed Gradual disappearance of indigenous breeds and narrowing…

Egypt to get help from US, European wheat exporters: Minister

Saturday, 30 March 2013 CAIRO: Egypt will receive payment facilities from American and European suppliers of wheat, an Egyptian newspaper on Saturday quoted minister of supplies Bassem Ouda as saying, as the world's biggest wheat importer struggles to pay for imports. Two years of turmoil since the overthrow of President Hosni Mubarak has badly hit an economy starved of tourism revenues and with a depreciating currency. "American and European exporters of wheat will provide payment…

New wheat, sugarcane varieties approved

Saturday, 30 March 2013 KARACHI: The Provincial Seed Council has approved new high yield varieties of wheat, canola and sugarcane at a meeting held here recently. These include a wheat variety with the yield up to 87 maunds per acre against the existing yield of 70-75 maunds. The new variety, named Benazir, has been evolved by the Wheat Research Institute, Sakrand. Its salient features include short duration and higher yield which would substantially increase wheat output in the…

خریف کیلئے صوبوں کو پانی کی تقسیم کی منظوری

30 March,2013 لاہور: ارسا نے فصل خریف کیلئے صوبوں کو پانی کی تقسیم کی منظوری دے دی۔ صوبوں کو گزشتہ سال کی نسبت ایک کروڑ ایکڑ فٹ پانی زیادہ فراہم کیا جائے گا۔ ارسا کی ایڈوائزری کمیٹی کا اجلاس چیئرمین اسجد امتیاز کی صدارت میں ہوا جس میں چاروں صوبائی نمائندوں نے شرکت کی۔ اجلاس میں فصل خریف کیلئے صوبوں کو پانی کی تقسیم کی منظوری دی گئی۔ ترجمان ارسا کے مطابق خریف سیزن میں پانی کا شارٹ فال 6 فیصد رہے گا۔ صوبہ پنجاب کو 3 کروڑ، 30 لاکھ ایکٹر فٹ، سندھ کو 3 کروڑ ایکٹر فٹ، خیبرپختونخواہ کو 8…

ملک بھر میں موسم خشک رہنے کا امکان،سندھ میں درجہ حرارت بڑھے گا

30 March,2013 لاہور: آئندہ چوبیس گھنٹوں کے دوران ملک بھر میں موسم خشک رہنے کا امکان ہے،اندرون سندھ گرمی کی شدت بڑھ گئی۔ محکمہ موسمیات کے مطابق گزشتہ چوبیس گھنٹوں کے دوران ملک کے بیشتر حصوں میں موسم خشک رہا ،کشمیر اور پشاور ڈویژن میں چند مقامات پر ہلکی بارش ہوئی۔سب سے زیادہ بارش پارا چنار میں 07 ملی میٹر ریکارڈ کی گئی۔آج ملک میں سب سے کم درجہ حرارت استور میں صفر ڈگری سینٹی گریڈ ریکارڈ کیا گیا۔ملک کے مختلف شہروں میں ریکارڈ کئے گئے زیادہ سے زیادہ درجہ حرارت اسلام آباد ، لاہو 28 ،…

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