News tagged with organic farming

Organic agriculture boosts biodiversity on farmlands

Organic farming fosters biodiversity. At least that's the theory. In practice, however, the number of habitats on the land plays an important role alongside the type and intensity of farming practices. These ...

Jun 26, 2014
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Nineteen Tomato varieties evaluated under organic guidelines

The recent surge in organic farming has created a need for enhanced research efforts to inform the agricultural sector. George Boyhan from the Department of Horticulture at the University of Georgia says that "variety evaluations"—studies ...

Jun 23, 2014
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Organic farms support more species

On average, organic farms support 34% more plant, insect and animal species than conventional farms, say Oxford University scientists.

Feb 03, 2014
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Pollination merely one production factor

(Phys.org) —No food for the human race without bees? It is not quite as straightforward as that. A case study by ecologists from ETH Zurich in a coffee-growing area in India reveals that pollinating insects ...

Jun 04, 2013
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Smart farming

Navtronics, a Belgium ESA Business Incubation Centre start-up company, is tailoring intelligent guidance for agricultural machinery using advanced satnav.

May 16, 2013
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