Created to reduce global warming with an approachability that's both charming and doable, GreenTrav makes its launch on Kickstarter. Giving the public a travel souvenir with a heart, literally, the product is a self-watering planter that encourages the well-being of the planet. Helping crowdfunding supporters keep their plants without much hassle, the planter reduces greenhouse gas with a sustainable design. A design that brings to mind some of the planet's most iconic and beloved locales.
TriState Forestry Equipment, a leading name in used forestry equipment sales, is proud to announce they have purchased the largest sandblasting company in Pennsylvania. With the addition of the blasting tools, their extensive reconditioning process has been further refined. While already known for their superior renovations, their new inventory of sandblasters will allow them to quickly and effectively strip equipment down to its bare metal. By doing so, the paint will take better to the surface and provide unparalleled paint jobs. The final product yields a beautifully restored vehicle that is ready to be put back into professional service.
In recent agricultural news, the UK government have unveiled a long-term plan to pump more money into the farming and food-growth sector, and farming industry experts Dumelow are ecstatic by the push towards the home-grown in Britain.
After the Chancellor, George Osbourne, delivered his 2015 budget, UK farming took stock of exactly what the budgets spells for the industry. Overall, farmers look set to benefit from £100million in tax savings over a four-year period and the Chancellor has plans to increase the number of years a self-employed farmer can average profits for income tax purposes from two years to five years, as from 6 April next year.
In this day and age, many consumer foods on the market contain large quantities artificial ingredients. Over the past few decades, with the rapid technological developments and scientific breakthroughs, food production is at an all time high.
Geranium cantabrigiense 'Biokovo' Cranesbill is not the annual geraniums that many associate with. The Biokovo Geranium is a semi-evergreen to evergreen perennial plant that is excellent as a ground cover plant. This low grower remains under a foot tall yet can spread approximately 12 to 18 inches wide with a mounding habit.
The winter frost isn't the only thing affecting our nation's crops, according to the Purdue University Weed Science team. The team is working hard to educate food growers on a major culprit: herbicide-resistant weeds to be exact. Food growers across the country are finding it increasingly difficult to kill "super weeds" as they become resistant to the most popular herbicides. After years of constant exposure to these herbicides, certain invasive plants have also developed a resistance, leading farmers to use more of the chemical. In some cases, the weeds have grown completely tolerant to these chemicals, allowing them to grow as high as eight feet tall.
With the growing season focussing agricultural attention to fertilisers and pesticides, a number of commonly-used pesticides potentially facing an EU-wide ban could mean a significant drop in yield rates, according to a report from the NFU, Crop Protection Association and Agricultural Industries Confederation.
As farmers across the UK report barely breaking even with their arable crops and with new crop prices looking little better, farmers could claw back profits through sharing best practice, through group buying and through using fertiliser more efficiently.
The Atwoods have a simple yet noble goal; to donate good meat to those who need it most. Their immediate plans are to donate their finished hogs to the hungry with a long-term goal of also donating entire steers of beef to feed the hungry. The only hurdle in front of them is getting their farm off the ground.
The benefits of using compost tea as soil conditioner are known to all since many years. Compost teas maximize nutrient absorption to make the plants stronger and healthier. However, this benefit is not available in any of the chemical fertilizers that are readily available in the market. Mike Newcombe has developed DirtTea, a specially conditioned soil conditioner that can provide the ultimate nutrition to all growing plants.
With their headquarters located in Spokane Valley, Washington Carbon Cycle Crush is a trusted supplier of Canola oil provides expeller-pressed canola oil at a competitive price to customers. They produce in bulk quantities catering to the requirements of large numbers of people and companies. The oil that they produce is non-food grade which can be purchased from their crush facility that is located in Oroville. For the production of the oil, no excessive heat or chemicals are used hence, the natural characteristics of the lubricant remains sustained. It is environmental friendly and can be used as an alternative to petroleum.
This week kicks off Greenwood Nursery's annual 'Buy 9 Creeping Phlox Get 1 Free' Event Week. Choose from new and traditional phlox subulata flowers such as Apple Blossom, Candy Stripe, Emerald Blue, Pink, Red and white. Each variety sports its own unique color and petal structure.
Private farm owners need a very efficient system for record-keeping, particularly for their chemical and pesticide usage, because it is mandatory by law. In order to avoid heavy fines from the environmental authorities, private farms need an effective data management system like Pesticide Record App working in their business organizations to make sure that they can easily file these reports and pull them up when the relevant authorities require their presentation.
Over a period of almost three decades, Permaculture Activist has been serving the permaculture community of North America and its readers all over the world. Their activities include reporting stories from activists, readers, teachers, designers, and community organizers to reveal the latest findings in ecological systems. Most importantly, Permaculture Activist performs all their functions without any public funding.
Organized by Intellecap, the Sankalp Africa Summit celebrated its 3rd year connecting investors with socially responsible companies that are providing the most impact for their regions.
Carbon Cycle Crush, a trusted supplier of Canola Oil, provides expeller-pressed Canola meal. Their headquarters are located in Spokane, Washington. This canola meal can be used as an alternative for soy meal. An expeller-pressed procedure is used for producing the meal so it is hexane-free. No chemicals are used for the treatment of the canola meal making it all natural. The meal consists of Omega 3 and 6, and has a high fat content which is an ideal food supplement for sheep, horses, chickens, cows and various other livestock. This pressed canola meal is quite nourishing and provide plenty of energy to the animals.
Smaller sized chicken coops with chicken runs that will house approximately 3 to 5 chickens are available as ready to assemble kits from Greenwood Nursery. The attached chicken runs provide outdoor activities for the small flock, yet keeps them safe from predators.
This spring Greenwood Nursery has added strong blooming daylilies such as the Midnight Raider, Ruby Spider, Pumpkin Festival and Always Afternoon with more varieties to come.
Certi-Pik, USA, a manufacturer of cotton harvester replacement parts in Hospers, IA, has partnered with BizIQ, a local search engine optimization company specializing in small business visibility through Google's local search results.
According to many scientists, the residents of the planet Earth have only ten years to make a change in the way they lead their lives. This project is about changing the way people live. The Wisdom Preserve is in the process of building a solution on a small slice of heaven on earth in Jamaica.
Peterborough based Enduramaxx were one of 900 exhibitors to promote their products and services at this years LAMMA show. Attended by some 45,000 visitors, the company reported high levels of interest in its innovative, hard-wearing rainwater tanks, liquid fertiliser tanks and horizontal transport tanks for water transport.
Greenwood Nursery kicks off their annual lavender plants event for customers to book their lavender garden plants for spring shipping and save.
Carbon Cycle Crush, a trusted supplier of Canola oil, provides expeller-pressed Canola Oil in Spokane, Washington and around the world. The company helps ranchers and local farmers create socially, environmentally and economically sustainable businesses by consistently driving the demand for crops, creating jobs for locals, providing educational support and selling good quality Canola oil and pressed Canola meal. The oil supplied is environmentally-friendly and can be used as an alternative to petroleum. Because of its high-quality and lubricating properties, many industries are now opting for the virgin Canola oil. The company's natural oil can also be used for creating green plastics. It is used as an agent for concrete release and for lubricating industrial equipment. Being the producer and distributor of the oil, they supply the lubricant to customers at a competitive price.
As researchers claim climate change will bring soil and disease challenges, along with unpredictable rainfall patterns, Peterborough-based Enduramaxx champions the need to adopt dedicated rainwater tanks, enabling farmers to gain more control over their water supplies.
As an admirer of nature and a long-time advocate of intelligent environmentalism, Mark has cultivated a broad base of knowledge that has led him to develop a training manual on how to use livestock to improve and rebuild the environment.
As UK farming awaits the introduction of the new Nitrates Directive Plan 2015-2018, farmers will be examining ways of improving water quality and agricultural nutrient management.