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Planting native vegetation for productive crops

The University of Adelaide, working with South Australian industry groups, is helping farmers and growers design and implement native plantings to support bee and other insect populations needed to pollinate their crops and ...

dateMar 24, 2017 in Ecology
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Cover crop prevents weeds, protects soil

Organic farmers have to make hard choices between protecting soil from erosion and controlling weeds. For example, large-scale organic farming relies heavily on tillage. Tilling breaks up the soil to kill weeds and prepare ...

dateMar 01, 2017 in Environment
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Cultivating cool-for-cash-crop

When deciding what crops to grow during a season, growers look at several factors. Do the crops have a good yield in their area? Does the area currently have the resources—usually water—to grow that crop? Will the crop ...

dateFeb 22, 2017 in Environment
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