Yes, Crop Farming Blog provides access to news on plant science, agriculture, and related disciplines. This is to cater to the readers who share common passion in agriculture and in science.
Indeed, agriculture and other sciences are intertwined. More than a century ago in 1840, the German chemist Julius von Liebeg (1803-1873) presented his report on the state of organic chemistry to the British Association for the Advancement of Science (click here to read related page). In his paper entitled Chemistry in Its Application to Agriculture and Physiology, Liebeg stated:
"Perfect Agriculture is the true foundation of all trade and industry, — it is the foundation of the riches of states. But a rational system of Agriculture cannot be formed without the application of scientific principles; for such a system must be based on an exact acquaintance with the means of nutrition of vegetables, and with the influence of soils and action of manure upon them."
The word "vegetables" likely refers to plants.
Primarily, Crop Farming Blog aims to provide the most recent news on the science, practice, and business of crop farming or crop agriculture and related disciplines. The blogger, who is also the owner-founder-webmaster of the agricultural site CropsReview.Com, personally selects and makes available via this blog page the most relevant news releases. He himself likes these news items and hereby offers these to readers who are searching for the same. This Blog likewise provides updates on CropsReview.Com and its contents. When deemed appropriate for the convenience of readers, old contents are sometimes inserted.
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A call and invitation for crop farmers, home gardeners and others to share their stories and help build an e-museum.
Basic information on the what and why of contour farming and what is a contour line.
What is a wildling and when may it be used in establishing coffee farms?
Defoliation can potentially induce simultaneous maturity of mango leaves and thus synchronize floral induction.
Left to its own defenses, a farm field growing a variety of plants tends to attract fewer insect pests than a field growing just one type of crop. While scientists and farmers have noted that difference for years, the reasons behind it have been poorly understood. A new study explains that much of it may have to do with the nutritional needs of insects. Returning plant diversity to farmland could be a key step toward sustainable pest control (University of California - Davis Oct. 12, 2016).
Describes a sustainable technique of propagating the Giant Staghorn Fern or Capa de Leon (Platycerium grande). It can be done in the backyard.
Reviews the existence of plant sex with some notes leading to its discovery by Camerarius.
A breakthrough has been made in investigating salt tolerance in plants which could lead to new salt tolerant varieties of crops, and also answer unresolved questions in plant biology (University of Adelaide Sept. 20,2016).