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Fernandez-Cornejo, Jorge & Nehring, Richard & Newcomb Sinha, Elizabeth & Grube, Arthur & Vialou, Alexandre, 2009. " Assessing Recent Trends in Pesticide Use in U.S. Agriculture ," 2009 Annual Meeting, July 26-28, 2009, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 49271, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association. [Downloadable!] del Corral, Julio & Alvarez, Antonio & Tauer, Loren, 2009. " Detecting Technological Heterogeneity in New York Dairy Farms ," 2009 Annual Meeting, July 26-28, 2009, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 49293, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association. [Downloadable!] G. Antonelli & R. Antonietti & G. Guidetti, ...
which involve a relatively low input of materials and labour, relative to the area of land farmed, and which focus on maintaining long-term ecological health of farmland, so that it can be farmed indefinitely. Modern day forms of intensive crop based agriculture involve the use of mechanical ploughing, chemical fertilizers , plant growth regulators and/or pesticides . It is associated with the increasing use of agricultural mechanization , which have enabled a substantial increase in production, yet have also dramatically increased environmental pollution by increasing erosion and poisoning water with agricultural chemicals. ...
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The Stimulus Plan has been finalized with agreement reached by both parties in Congress. House Speaker, Nancy Pelosi, released a fact sheet outlining the final elements of the stimulus package. [I have covered a number of these in seperate posts] The conference report on American Recovery and Reinvestment Act currently being drafted will: · Create and save 3.5 million jobs, rebuilding America, making us more globally competitive and energy independent, and transforming our economy. · Give 95 percent of American workers an immediate tax cut. · Invest in roads, bridges, mass transit, energy efficient ... market research, surveys and trends
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There is a lack of water governance in Canada, especially at the federal level. Oil sands water technology is improving and most of the water used in oil sands production is now recycled. Trends and opportunities, The market: Climate change (evaporation of fresh surface water), Canada’s major energy and resource sectors, bulk water exports, rapid urban growth, and subsequent ageing infrastructure are all driving the country’s water drain at a time when water demand is at an all time high in Canada. Sixty per cent of Canada’s rivers flow north into the Arctic and most are difficult to access. In addition, the country’s supply of ... market research, surveys and trends

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April 27-29, 2009 Georgia Center for Continuing Education, Athens
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PRODUCTIVE EFFICIENCY IN WATER USAGE: AN ANALYSIS OF DIFFERENCES ...
PRODUCTIVE EFFICIENCY IN WATER USAGE: AN ANALYSIS OF. DIFFERENCES AMONG FARM TYPES AND SIZES IN GEORGIA. J. Price. 1 and R. Moore ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Agricultural Water Use - Water Use Efficiency
California's unique geography and Mediterranean climate have allowed the State to become one of the most productive agricultural regions in the world. The Sierra Nevada Mountain range that lines the eastern edge of the State capture and store winter precipitation that can be then used for summer irrigation in the Central Valley. This water, combined with the Mediterranean climate permits the growing of a great number of crops. California produces over 250 different crops and leads the nation in production of 75 commodities. California is the sole producer of 12 different ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
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What are the problems in modern agriculture? - Yahoo! Answers
Until about four decades ago, crop yields in agricultural systems depended on internal resources, recycling of organic matter, built-in biological control mechanisms and rainfall patterns. Agricultural yields were modest, but stable. Production was safeguarded by growing more than one crop or variety in space and time in a field as insurance against pest outbreaks or severe weather. Inputs of nitrogen were gained by rotating major field crops with legumes. In turn rotations suppressed insects, weeds and diseases by effectively breaking the life cycles of these pests. A typical corn belt farmer grew corn rotated with several ...
How do fire hydrants work? - Yahoo! Answers
Fire hydrants are actually pretty simple in the way they work. Each fire hydrant is connected to a large underground pipe that carries water. To get water out of the hydrant, firefighters use a five-sided wrench to open up one or more of the covers and connect hoses to the openings, which are like the spigots on your faucets at home. Then, they use the same wrench to turn the 'stem nut', which is like your faucet's cold or hot water knobs. Water comes up through the pipe, through the openings, and into the hoses that lead to the fire engines. The water that comes out of the hydrant is the same water ...