Food systems are critical to economic activity because food provides the energy needed to live and be productive in whatever field one is involved in. How can we ensure food sustainability during and after the coronavirus
Food is one of the basic necessities of man's life and existence. In order for one to live ,we must find ways to earn a living or making a way to raise our own food by using our backyards and even gain extra income out of it.
The Plant It Forward Farm is a non-profit charity. Buying fresh locally grown produce supports deserving refugee farming families in the Houston area.
Some grain bin moving situations require a complete tear-down and re-erection of your bin ("silo"). Others don't. Here we discuss which is which.
What are the advantages of either a crane or boom truck, when used to help build or tear down a grain bin ("silo")? We briefly discuss both options to help you make an informed decision. Includes tips on using big forklifts, too.
Photos and text teach you how to lift and fit a medium to small grain bin onto a hopper with the assistance of a crane or boom truck.
Photos and text show how to construct and seal a hopper for a small to medium-small size grain bin ("silo").
A look at different ways to seal a grain bin from the elements (farm situations only). Also how to install wedge anchor bolts.
Tips on how to install a ladder safety cage on a grain bin or silo, with cautions for use. Examples of various ideas and systems, including staircases.
A step-by-step guide to building the main rings and ladder(s) of a grain bin ("silo"). Other parts of the bin are dealt with in separate articles.
Learn step-by-step how to build a small or medium size grain bin ("silo") roof (includes no extra components such as vents). Other sections of the bin are shown in separate articles.
Photo tutorial showing how to build the first ring of sheets on a grain bin. Includes tips and tricks.
This discussion is born out of the experiences of a long-time grain bin contractor. Here we consider the many requirements of the building site itself, and the concrete or foundation for a grain bin. Includes advice for bins with and without hoppers.
This is a discussion of tools required to build or tear down a grain bin. Included are ways to avoid injury to you or the bin ("silo"). This is not a how-to on building a bin, only a discussion of tools and techniques.
Various agencies have detected pesticides ranging from 50 to 80% in the vegetables and fruits in the markets. FDA, USDA, Food safety standards have fixed MRLs to regulate contaminated products. However, pesticide residues are responsible for new world diseases and abnormalities such as cancer.
Mango known as a "super fruit" is a seasonal fruit mostly grown in tropical countries in south Asia. Mango trees are long-lived that it can live for 300 years. But as years progress, many diseases can destroy trees that affects the production of this fruit. Below are the common diseases.
Coffee has been a household staple of most people in the world and there is a great demand of it. Coffees are native to tropical Asia and southern Africa . The widely grown varieties are Arabica and Robusta. Along with it are the different fungal diseases that affects the production of coffee beans.
Agribusiness is a viable venture in the modern-day society. The benefits and importance of agribusiness far outweigh the disadvantages. It offers employment, abundant food supply, proper land use management, enhances the climate, and use of technology.
Perdue claims to raise chickens humanely, cage & antibiotic free. One North Carolina farmer/Perdue subcontractor says it's not true. Here's the video that hurt Perdue, but did it also hurt the farmer?
What's an article about hybrid fruits and vegetables worth? In the near future as water and arable land become quite limited, we may find out. Humans need food; gene crossings may be a needed answer.
Raising rabbits for meat is a great idea for people looking to become more self sustainable in an urban environment. Rabbit meat is very nutritious; it is high in protein and low in fat.
Explore the history of making butter from the ancient initial discovery of butter through the different types of vintage butter churns on to modern day reproduction butter churns.
Cotton has a long history as remanents of of items woven from cotton can be dated back as far as the 14th Century. Many varieties of cotton exist and are classified as either long or short fibers.
Here you can learn everything you ever wanted to know about How To Raise Backyard Chickens Easily. Here you'll find all the information you'll ever need about raising chickens in your backyard. Everything from how to keep your chickens to how to process your eggs for home use. I hope you find the information here helpful.
If you need to remove feathers in a hurry, these time tested Featheman products will get the job done in 20 seconds after the scalding process!
What is permeate free milk? Is this watery by-product harming us or is it an acceptable way to standardise flavour? You be the judge.
Biological pest control in agriculture involves the use of natural enemies of the pest to reduce the pest populating in agriculture.
In Kenya, you will find the fourth largest ethnic group called the Kalenjin(s). This group is well known for producing the most long distance runners who have earned the country its fame in the world of athletics. Kalenjins are also known to highly embrace their culture. One thing that has rarely been discussed about this ethnic group, is their love for traditional vegetable called Isageek. Isageek is served with ugali and mursik. Serve this to a Kalenjin and you will be friends for keeps.
This is a page which tells the story in photos of one of the brightest additions of all to the field crops of the world. Oilseed rape, or rapeseed, is a brilliant yellow in colour, but is this bright colour a sight of beauty, or a blight on the landscape?
Basics of installing a woven wire fence include initial planning and layout, materials, tools required, fundamentals of corner post bracing, installing steel and wood posts, and stretching and attaching wire. Basic principles are the same whether you are installing extensive farm fencing or a small enclosure for a garden or pet, but there are details related to scale. References are provided for those planning complex projects and needing a deeper understanding of the many details involved
As more people become concerned with what is happening to our planet, more people are also becoming concerned with sustainable agriculture. So what is sustainable agriculture? Are we making the changes necessary to make it possible. Only time will tell, but in the mean time ...