Drought is a complex, slow-onset phenomenon that affects more people than any other natural hazard and results in serious economic, social, and environmental impacts in both developing and developed countries. Drought conditions have been widespread in recent years in Europe, North Africa, the Mid-East and West Asian countries, India, China, North and Central America, and South America.
In some areas, producers are beginning to look at Group Risk Plans (GRP) and Group Risk Income Protection (GRIP) for reducing risk, but these programs need to be studied carefully before making a decision to base coverage on them. The GRP, according to the Risk Management Agency (RMA) uses a county index as the basis for determining a loss.
Publication provides short information on major diseases on tomatoes. Text is supported by images picturing cases of diseases. Early blight, caused by the fungus Alternaria solani, usually begins on older leaves as dark, irregularly shaped spots. Spots enlarge up to 1/2 inch in diameter and are characterized by a black, targetlike, concentric ring pattern (Figure […]
Weed control costs remain a substantial factor in all caneberry production. Weed control runs about $550 an acre in fall crop raspberries when they’re first planted and there are no metal stakes to contend with. In the spring crop, it’s about $200 an acre. However, the big cost in the spring crop is primocane control […]
An apple orchard may be the quintessential symbol of the good life in the country. What seems easier or more natural than plucking per fect, pesticide-free apples from trees you planted as saplings and lovingly watched grow over the years? In reality, apples are a demanding crop with many pest problems; commercial apple-growers don't apply 12 to 18 sprays a season because they enjoy spraying.
Global use of biotech crops increased again in 2007, with global biotech crop acreage reaching a historic 282 million acres in 23 countries, according to the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications (ISAAA). Global biotech crop acreage increased nearly 12 percent from 2006, when 252 million acres of biotech crops were grown in 22 countries.
About half of Cornbelt farmers would purchase improved weather forecasts for which they could be 75-100% sure of the weather 6 to 9 months away, all in an effort to make better production decisions. The results of a survey taken 6 years ago found that the average farmer who would subscribe would not pay much […]
Винодельческая карта Европы постепенно сдвигается в северные районы. Причиной тому - глобальное потепление, которое сдвигает временные рамки сбора урожая и влияет на равномерность вызревания винограда. Испанские виноделы уже устремились в северные районы, климатические условия которых более подходят для выращивания винограда.
Межгосударственные связи и отношения в области ветеринарии находятся в компетенции специализированных международных организаций, в частности, Всемирной организации здоровья животных* (World Organization for Animal Health), FАО (Food and Agricultural Organization), a также Всемирной организации здравоохранения (ВОЗ, World Health Organization).
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