the difference between intercropping and companion planting

In nearly all healthy ecosystems, there is an intricate network of living organisms that coexist and provide balance to the environment. Modern approaches to agriculture counter this balance and embrace monoculture production. Within monoculture systems, there is only one type of crop which opens the crop to a number of problems, like pest infestations or …

5 benefits of intermittent fasting

It seems that intermittent fasting might be the next new diet craze. There is nary a news feed without some article or video touting the "amazing", "life-changing", or "mind-blowing" benefits of regulating the time periods when a person ingests any calorie-containing foods. But what is the hubbub really all about? Why exactly would a person …

the origins and history of agribusiness

In 1957, John H. Davis and Ray A. Goldberg published A Concept of Agribusiness. Their pro-corporate stance argued that the private sector, rather than the government, should be responsible for the stabilization of the agricultural sector. They were of the opinion that flaws in the agricultural sector were perpetuated by New Deal policy, i.e. government intervention, …

what intermittent fasting is and how it affects your body

It's hard not to love food. It's comforting. It's nourishing. It's delicious and hardwired into our cultural practices. It has become our companion in the car, at our desks, in front of the TV, and on-the-go. As such, our relationships have lost some of their much-needed boundaries. Our lack of personal space has come to …

the most common plant defects and their causes

Plant structure and appearance varies throughout a plant's lifecycle. It is natural for leaves to brown and fall and it is not uncommon for fruits and flowers to vary in size and shape. However, there is a range of factors that can lead to more intensive damage and irregularities. These factors are known as plant …

question: what is agricultural extension? what services does it provide?

Throughout the world, a wide range of public, state-run, and private institutions provide agricultural extension services. These services are typically related to three core competencies: Technology transfer - helping to disseminate new technologies from research institutions to end-users. For example, helping to expand the use of new, more efficient irrigation systems.Advisory services - providing guidance …

a brief history of land grant colleges in the united states

Much of early American history was based on a rejection of what was and creating systems for what should be. The educational system was no different. In the latter part of the 19th century, there was dissatisfaction with the way that university systems continued to cater to the wealthy elite rather than providing services and …