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  Jamaica Gleaner - Fulfilment in vegetable farming - Saturday | January 8, 2005
Myrie cultivates organic pak choi, corn, lettuce, okra, tomato, sweet pepper, pumpkin and callaloo on an expanse of land on the fringes of the Bulls Bay wetlands.
She uses compost comprising fruit and vegetable peels, dried leaves, goat or cow manure and onion and pepper juice as pesticide.
She said organic farming reduces the need for consistent irrigation as the mulch retains the moisture in the soil, at the same time boosting quality of the produce.
www.jamaica-gleaner.com /gleaner/20050108/farm/farm1.html   (223 words)

 Vegetable growing - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Vegetable farming is the growing of vegetables for human consumption.
Traditionally it was done in the soil in small rows or blocks, often primarily for consumption on the farm, with the excess sold in nearby towns.
In America, vegetable farms are in some regions known as truck farms; "truck" is a noun for which its more common meaning overshadows its historically separate use as a term for "vegetables grown for market".
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Vegetable_farming   (409 words)

 Crop Farming - MSN Encarta
Crop farming developed in ancient times, as hunter-gatherers of the Stone Age turned to the cultivation of favoured species (see Agriculture).
In the 20th century, the decline of suitable new croplands and the dramatic increase in world population gave a new focus and a sense of urgency to the exploration and development of food crops.
In these areas grain is grown on small farms, and much of the planting, harvesting, and threshing continues to be done by hand or with primitive equipment.
uk.encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761578228/Crop_Farming.html   (1259 words)

Vegetable production is a particularly important enterprise in cooperative farms in several respects.
Vegetables are grown over ninety-five thousand hectares in the country of which 67.4 % are represented by cooperative and individual household farming areas.
There is by now a sophisticated and up-to-date division of work between the cooperative farms and household farming, the production form requiring great care and much manual labour is mostly performed in household farming, whereas the production of vegetable crops requiring less manual work and easily mechanised is carried on in the large-scale plots.
www.actahort.org /books/220/220_5.htm   (362 words)

Charikot, May 12: With the launching of a packet vegetable farming programme in Dolakha district more farmers are attracted to the vegetable farming.
A total of 12,131 metric tons of different vegetables were produced in the district during the fiscal year 2057/58 B.S., according to the district agriculture development office.
The suitable areas for vegetable farming are Bhimeshwar Municipality, Melung, Jiri, Suri, Boch, Lakuri Danda and Sushma Kshemawati areas.
www.nepalnews.com /contents/englishdaily/trn/2002/may/may13/local1.htm   (328 words)

 Vegetable Growers' Water Use and Conservation Practices in Miami-Dade County
This is probably due to the annual change in the location of most farmed vegetable land and that changes in production practices for different crops on the same land makes establishment of permanent wells uneconomical and often impractical.
Thirty-five percent of the vegetable operations experienced flooding within the last five years and of those operations reporting flooding, nearly 67% reported a yield and/or a reduction in commodity quality as a result of flooding.
The past and present status of smaller vegetable operations was not determined due to a lack of response by this group of growers.
edis.ifas.ufl.edu /AE258   (2529 words)

 Farming, Agriculture and Forestry Information Portal @ MoneyCrops.com (Money Crops)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Agriculture (a term which encompasses farming) is the process of producing food, feed, fiber and other goods by the systematic raising of plants and animals.
At one end of this spectrum, the subsistence farmer farms a small area with limited resource inputs, and produces only enough food to meet the needs of his/her family.
Such farming involves large fields and/or numbers of animals, large resource inputs (pesticides, and fertilizers, etc.), and a high level of mechanization.
www.moneycrops.com   (1850 words)

 Irrigated Urban Vegetable Production in Ghana
Most of the perishable vegetables are produced on open spaces in the cities or its fringes due to insufficient cold transport and storage.
These farming systems are usually found in lowlands or along streams, which are unsuitable or forbidden for construction purposes, but favourable for seasonal or year-round irrigation.1 The United Nations Development Programme estimated in 1996 that 800 million people are engaged in urban agriculture worldwide.
It is likely that the vegetables were grown in the gardens created around the castles and forts along Ghana's coast from the 16th century onwards (Anyane, 1963).
www.cityfarmer.org /GhanaIrrigateVegis.html   (1679 words)

 Vegetable Farming Facts >> Vegetable Farming Secrets   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Vegetable farming growing of vegetable crops, primarily for use as human food.
Lower returns for fresh vegetables especially for lettuce and tomatoes and dry beans were outweighed by a 15 percent rise in potato returns.
The stricter rules inhibit Chinese vegetable imports by slowing their passage through customs, raising inspection costs and reducing vegetable freshness due to the longer inspection time required, he was quoted as saying.
www.healthyeatsdelivered.com /vegetable-farming.html   (850 words)

The fish cultivated and the general farming practices are amenable to easy integration, The grass carp feeds on grass and other vegetable matter which can be grown on the dikes and adjacent agricultural land.
For example, in one state farm, about 60 percent of the land was devoted to fish culture, 14 percent to pigs and cattle, 14 percent to cultivation of fodder and 10 percent to growing rice and wheat.
Integrated farming calls for skill in different types of activity such as raising pigs and poultry, crop and vegetable farming, growing grass and aquatic plants and farming of fish.
www.fao.org /docrep/X5686E/x5686e07.htm   (1367 words)

Raises vegetables: Determines kind and amount of crop to be grown, according to market conditions, weather, and size and location of farm.
Drives and operates farm machinery to plant, cultivate, and harvest vegetables, such as peas, lettuce, tomatoes, and lima beans: Attaches farm implements, such as plow, planter, fertilizer applicator, and harvester, to tractor and drives tractor in fields to prepare soil and plant, fertilize, and harvest crops.
Harvests vegetables, such as cucumbers onions, lettuce, and sweet corn, by hand or using knife, according to method appropriate for type of vegetable: Ascertains picking assignment from supervisor and places work aids, such as buckets and tie wires, in assigned area.
www.cnr.berkeley.edu /ucce50/ag-labor/7manual/7dao402.htm   (677 words)

Although it is popularly believed vegetable imports end up directly in the local supermarkets, public wet and dry markets, hotels and restaurants, or simply for direct human consumption, only 20 percent of these imported vegetables are considered to be suitable for direct consumption, such as the fresh and chilled.
The president’s EO 197, increasing some duty rates of those non-major vegetable products is mere tokenism, providing negligible protectionist support to the local vegetable economy and meant only to win votes for her 2004 presidential bid.
Although local merchants continue to exploit Philippine vegetable farmers, it is the Arroyo government with its runaway agricultural trade liberalization that is the major local reason for the farmers' growing poverty and misery.
www.bulatlat.com /news/3-42/3-42-tradelib.html   (2010 words)

 Vegetable farming management:
Honey bees in the green houses for pollination of vegetables
It is recommended that the beehive bed be kept at the level of the top of vegetables.
Water in plates is put at the ground between vegetables for bees to drink from.
www.fao.org /docrep/X5670E/x5670e09.htm   (846 words)

 Cedar Meadow Farm
Steve Groff and his family, farm 200 acres of vegetables and crops on hilly land in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.
The cornerstone of this system is a unique emphasis on maintaining a permanent cover of crop residues and cover crops on the soil surface and having something living in the soil at all times.
All vegetables and crops are then seeded or transplanted into the organic mulch.
www.cedarmeadowfarm.com   (217 words)

 Welcome to FreshPlaza
From a young age, these children go into the farm with their parents and are always trying to prove that they can plant food to survive.
With their application approved, they moved into the farm to begin their soul-searching quest to learn the best practical methods of vegetable farming.
Petero said that going into the farm at 7:30am is not a problem for them as they are used to the blistering heat that welcomes them out on the farm.
www.freshplaza.com /2006/01mrt/2_fj_youngfarmers.htm   (654 words)

 Zero Waste Kovalam
It was on one such moment of rethought that one SHG – Sthreesakthi in Muttackad of Venganoor Panchayath decided to shift to poison free vegetable farming.
Shifting to organic farming also needs a lot of organic fertlisers which can be supplied from the biogas plants and also from local composting of the waste, including hotel waste.
Now Thanal along with farming community members have joined the Organic Farmers Association of India movement as well as the Alternative marketing programme of the Indian Institute of Rural development, Aurangabad and is moving ahead with alternative farmer level certification and direct alternative marketing programmes for Organic Products.
www.zerowastekovalam.org /org_farming.htm   (513 words)

 Agriculture - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
With the rapid rise of mechanization in the late 19th and 20th centuries, particularly in the form of the tractor, farming tasks could be done with a speed and on a scale previously impossible.
In fact, a major longitudinal study of nutrient levels in numerous vegetables showed significant declines in the last 50 years; garden vegetables in the U.S. today contain on average 38 percent less vitamin B2 and 15 percent less vitamin C (Davis and Riordan 2004).
Aquaculture, the farming of fish, shrimp, and algae, is closely associated with agriculture.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Agriculture   (2503 words)

 Organic vegetable farming expands
Organic farm areas increased from 200 hectares in 2001 to 5,000 hectares in late 2004, a 25-fold increase, bringing organic vegetable production to more than 100,000 tonnes a year.
Trade officials said that urbanites consume 1,000-1,200 tonnes of organic vegetables daily and are becoming more and more concerned about the origin of their food and its safety standards.
To help improve farmers’ income, the city plans to expand organic vegetable gardens to 8,000 hectares with an expected output of 160,000 tonnes and to promote organic vegetable exports worldwide.
vietnamnews.vnagency.com.vn /2004-12/13/Stories/13.htm   (409 words)

 Vegetable - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Vegetable, the edible product of a herbaceous plant—that is, a plant with a soft stem, as distinguished from the edible nuts and fruits produced by...
Primary sources of vegetable oils are: coconut, corn, cotton seed, oil palm, olive, peanut (groundnut or arachis oil), safflower, soybean, sunflower...
potato, tuber, root vegetable, new potato, seed potato, sweet potato, spud, tater, root vegetable, carrot, turnip, swede, potato, parsnip
encarta.msn.com /Vegetable.html   (177 words)

 Organic Vegetable Farming for a Living, Jan 9-11, 2004
held near Saratoga Springs, NY Farmers from 10 states and provinces are expected to attend "Organic Vegetable Farming for a Living: A Workshop Exploring All Facets of Growing" sponsored by the Regional Farm and Food Project.
Guidance about farming with small children, farming with a non-profit organization, and becoming a full-time farmer, as well as thoughts on retirement and farm preservation are also on the agenda.
Since they farmed on the coast of Maine, Chris and Kim have used Eliot Coleman's precepts for growing vegetables during the winter, and they have adapted these techniques to their climate and markets.
www.uvm.edu /vtvegandberry/meetings/orgvegfarmliving1-9-03.html   (791 words)

 Kicking old habits in vegetable belt - Sept. 10, 2003   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Into this vegetable belt, agro-chemical companies since the 1990s have been disposing of a yearly average of 500 tons of fungicide, 500,000 liters of pesticide and almost 15,000 tons of commercial fertilizer worth half a billion pesos, a farm supply dealer said.
Despite the flood of commercial fertilizers and pesticides into the vegetable belt, farmers complained about what agriculturists call the phenomenon of "pest succession." Pesticides eliminated the leafhopper, a cabbage pest, only to be succeeded by the diamond-back moth, a more destructive pest.
The average vegetable farmer in the vegetable belt sprays his 90-day cabbage 12 to 21 times, depending on the infestation.
www.inq7.net /reg/2003/sep/10/reg_9-2.htm   (504 words)

 Tips to Homesteading - Farming Vegetable   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
When commercial vegetable farming spread in the village.....of the double-cropping system of rice farming coincided with the growth commercial.....to engage in...
Planter attachments, trashwheels row cleaners, agricultural row crop planters, farm equipment for seeding of row crops and vegetable farming.
May 21, 2004 Vegetable farming publications available from U of M Extension Service "Simple and Successful Vegetable Farming" is the title of a series of easy-to-understand publications...
www.tipstohomesteading.com /directory/farming-vegetable.html   (333 words)

 The Hindu : Kerala / Palakkad News : Palakkad farmers turn to vegetable farming
Some banks have introduced financial assistance for developing `homestead vegetable gardens.' These efforts are helping the farmers to take up vegetable cultivation in a big way, especially in paddy fields and on riverbanks.
The banks of the Bharathapuzha, Bhavani and Siruvani are the main centres of banana and vegetable cultivation.
Vegetable cultivation is also faced with the problem of pest attack.
www.hindu.com /2005/08/22/stories/2005082205670300.htm   (418 words)

 2002 NAICS Definitions: 111 Crop Production
The subsector comprises establishments, such as farms, orchards, groves, greenhouses, and nurseries, primarily engaged in growing crops, plants, vines, or trees and their seeds.
Within the subsector, establishments are classified to a specific industry when a product or industry family of products (i.e., oilseed and grain farming, vegetable and melon farming, fruit and tree nut farming) account for one-half or more of the establishment's agricultural production.
Establishments primarily engaged in growing vegetable and melon bedding plants are classified in Industry 11121, Vegetable and Melon Farming.
www.census.gov /epcd/naics02/def/NDEF111.HTM   (3455 words)

 Vegetable and Melon Farming - Lexikon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Vegetable and Melon Farming - this industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in one or more of the following: (1) growing vegetable and/or melon crops; (2) producing vegetable and melon seeds; and (3) growing vegetable and/or melon bedding plants.
A vegetable can be defined as an edible herbaceous plant.
Vegetables can be eaten whole or in part, raw or cooked.
www.top500.de /lexikon/vegetable_and_melon_farming.htm   (107 words)

 Welcome to FreshPlaza
In short, not enough Mexicans are sneaking across the increasingly well-guarded border to harvest fruit and vegetables.
If we are to produce vegetables industrially, that means a steady supply of cheap, expendable labor.
An upcoming post will tease out the environmental implications of a collapse in domestic vegetable farming, and discuss a progressive policy agenda for rethinking how we grow food here.
www.freshplaza.com /2005/08dec/2_us_endofvegfarming.htm   (609 words)

 Gambling on Greens
Some industry observers, however, blame the demise of vegetable farming partly to the lack of coordination among the growers, who have virtually no collective power.
Organic vegetable production is almost impossible to achieve through the economies of scale typical of vegetable-exporting nations.
Anthuriums, organic vegetables, and other specialty products catering to small but growing niches in the market may be the best hope yet for farmers dreading the coming onslaught of imports soon to be unleashed by the World Trade Organization.
www.pcij.org /imag/Dispatches/greens.html   (1409 words)

 Harvest - Vegetable Farming Equipment Listings   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Cameron Highlands is an important area for vegetable farming and horticulture.
The move from vegetable farming to fruit and vineyard crops was swift in the 1890s in this community.
Economy is based on farming, vegetable growing, livestock breeding, fishing and...
www.harvestsite.com /vegetablefarmingequipment   (1268 words)

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