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  • Is Tree Plantation Sustainable?

    According to, say oxford dictionary, Sustainability is that capacity or ability of something that enables it to maintain itself. It includes taking some initiative today that might have long-term benefit. If something you are doing is said to be “sustainable”, it should have the ability to continue forever. So is tree plantation sustainable? Living sustainability refers to us, the ...


    By Enviro Frontier

  • Trees, bees and UBCs

    Tonnes of aluminium cans and foil recycled in the UK are being turned into new trees to provide food, medicines and income for the people of Burkina Faso in West Africa - one of the poorest countries in the world. This article explains the workings of an innovative collaboration. A30-year-old subsistence farmer and mother of five stands proudly next to a sapling in the stifling heat of an ...


    By Recycling International

  • Netting Alternatives for Cherry Trees & Wine Grapes

    Scare away unwanted birds Give birds something else to eat Implement liquid bird repellent Your cherry trees and wine grapes are more than just tasty for you and your family, they’re also delicious snacks for hungry birds. Don’t waste your time and money with ineffective nets to protect your fruit. Instead, try ...


    By Avian Enterprises, LLC

  • RMDF Case Study - Compost Mulch a Plum Choice

    ReMaDe Kent and Medway is managing a series of WRAP (the Waste & Resources Action Programme) funded trials on top fruit and other horticultural crops in Kent, the ‘Garden of England’, in order to develop the market for compost as a soil improver, and in this trial, as a mulch for young fruit trees. Twelve farms are taking part in the trials growing a wide range of crops, including strawberries, ...

  • Toxicity to Daphnia magna, Hyalella azteca, Oncorhynchus kisutch, Oncorhynchus mykiss, Oncorhynchus tshawytscha, and Rana catesbeiana of Atrazine, Metolachlor, Simazine, and Their Formulated Products

    Atrazine, metolachlord and simazine are herbicide active ingredients used for the aelective control of broadleaf weeds and grasses in field, nursery, and tree fruit crops. A manufaturer of atrazine is the Drexel Chemical Company (Memphis, TN, USA); and likewise metolachlor and simazine are produced by Syngenta Crop protection Canada, Inc. (Guelph, ON, ...


    By Springer

  • European red spider mite - an environmental consequence of persistent chemical pesticide application

    The European red spider mite, Panonychus ulmi, is a major pest in almost all fruit growing regions of the world (Hardman et al., 1985). Spread of P. ulmi to most apple-growing areas has probably been caused by the distribution of nursery stock carrying winter eggs. This mite is stated to be an important secondary pest (due to the effects of chemical sprays killing natural enemies) of commercial ...

  • Date palm micropropagation in Saudi Arabia: policies and technology transfer

    Saudi Arabia harbours one of the most important genetic centres of origin of date palm. Over the centuries this tree has been crucial for the survival of nomadic tribes in Saudi Arabia. Today, the fruits of this "tree-of-life" are highly valued as a local delicacy. Small plantlets purchased to replace non-productive palms and plantations infested with the red weevil, fetch high prices. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Multiple sources of local knowledge: a global review of ways to reduce nuisance from the beneficial weaver ant Oecophylla

    The weaver ants Oecophylla smaragdina and O. longinoda are abundant in tropical Asia, Australia and Africa. Although local people and a handful of scientists appreciate the benefits these tree-dwelling ants bring in terms of medicinal and food source, protection of tree crops, and enhancement of fruit and nut quality, Oecophylla has one major drawback: it also bites people. Perception of this ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • MAHUA: Madhuca longifolia Seed Leaflet

    Mahua (Madhuca indica) is one of the forest based tree-borne non-edible oils with large production potential of about 60 million tons per annum in India. Virtually being the lifeline of tribal belt in central India, the tree is culturally most identified with Indian life in the plains. Its flowers are sweat, delicious and are consumed besides tasty fruits. But the tree wins in fame due to the ...


    By Advanced Biofuel Center

  • Agroforestry Mitigates Climate Change

    Climate changes, as one of the biggest threats to a global food security, highly influence natural resources that are essential for crop production. Farming is not only affected by the impact of climate changes, but it’s also a significant contributor to global greenhouse gas emissions. Intensive farm practices that include both farm production and change of land use, directly affect the ...


    By Agrivi Ltd

  • Characterisation, stabilisation and possible biotechnological applications of new proteolytic enzymes from Solanum granuloso-leprosum

    An extract possessing proteolytic activity was obtained by grinding the ripe fruit Solanum granuloso-leprosum, a tree of the family Solnaceae. The crude extract had maximum activity at pH between 5.2 and 7.6, and temperatures between 50°C and 55°C. It was stable at pH 7.6 and freezing temperature. The proteolytic activity of this plant product was activated and stabilised by reducing agents. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • An application of land suitability evaluation for FTDP: a fuzzy MCDM approach

    The main objective of this paper is to carry out Multi-Criteria Decision Making (MCDM) to arrive at the best alternative by accounting for uncertainties and spatial variability in the various elements. The present paper focuses on addressing uncertainty in the process of land suitability evaluation for horticultural projects area (mountains area in Syria). In this context, both fuzzy AHP and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Evaluation of air pollution phytotoxicity downwind of a phosphate fertilizer factory in India

    The effects of air pollution on plants downwind of a fertilizer factory at Udaipur, India, were studied using three woody perennials. Seedlings of these species including a shrub (Carissa carandas L.), a leguminous avenue tree (Cassia fistula L.) and a fruit tree (Psidium guajava L.) were grown in earthen pots at different study sites receiving varying levels of air pollution input. Changes in ...


    By Springer

  • Electrochemical oxidation of two organophosphoric obsolete pesticide stocks

    Organophosphoric pesticides are widely used for crop and fruit tree treatment, but their disposal causes serious environmental problems. Two commercial organophosphoric pesticides (Monocrotophos and Phosphamidon) were treated by an electrolysis system using Ti/Pt as anode and stainless steel 304 as cathode. A number of experiments were run in a laboratory scale pilot plant and the results are ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Can superfoods boost the planet’s health, too?

    As demand for African and Asian tree-based superfoods grows, researchers and entrepreneurs eye ways to maximize benefits for the environment. It can seem like new health food fads pop up every week — fads that often fade as quickly as they appear. Two gaining steam lately, though, may be worth a longer look: baobab and moringa. Traditional fare in parts of Africa (and for moringa, ...


    By Ensia

  • Using a Choice Experiment to Estimate Farmers’ Valuation of Agrobiodiversity on Hungarian Small Farms

    Agrobiodiversity is a crucial environmental resource. Much of the agrobiodiversity remaining in situ today is found on the semi-subsistence farms of poorer countries and the small-scale farms or home gardens of more industrialised nations. The traditional farms of Hungary are an example. Labelled “home gardens” as a reflection of their institutional identity during the collectivisation period, ...


    By Springer

  • Label policies, marketing strategies and technical developements of compost market in the European countries

    Traditionally the use of soil improvers in agriculture is aimed at the restoration of the organic substance removed from the agro-ecosystem by crops. The addition of humus, as replacement for the portion gradually mineralised by the micro-organisms of the soil, leads to the conservation of its fertility under many point of view: physical (e.g. porosity, drainage, aeration), chemical (availability ...


    By ORBIT e.V.

  • Top 5 Methods to Protecting Cherries from Birds

    Not only do humans like to snack on cherries, but birds do, too! Birds love cherries as a food source, even before they are ripe. A mixture of preventative methods should be implemented to keep pesky birds away from your precious cherries. Follow these tips for the best ways to protect your cherry crops or trees from birds: 1. Install Netting One effective way ...


    By Avian Enterprises, LLC

  • Semios Receives US EPA Approval for 3 New Pheromones To Target the Most Destructive Pests in the Apple & Pear Industry

    Vancouver, BC, November 24, 2014 – Semios, provider of real-time agricultural information and precision pest management tools, has been given US EPA approval for three aerosol pheromone products that disrupt the mating of codling moth and oriental fruit moth. “Our new formula performs extremely well at lower temperatures, emitting a drier mist that disperses quickly across an ...


    By SemiosBio Technologies Inc.

  • Argan oil: Too much of a good thing?

    Most people have heard of the health benefits of using olive oil instead of butter or other saturated animal fats. The monounsaturated fats in olive oil have been shown to reduce levels of harmful cholesterol, and as a result nutrition experts have touted it and other aspects of the Mediterranean Diet as heart healthy. But olive oil ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

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