fix articles 505614, cultivation
Sugar Plantation s in South FL add pesticide to farmland near Everglades r red tide 50 (tags)
Florida is in the top 5 agricultural produces. While farm laborers have earned many victories, little aatention covers the gallons of liquid and dry pesticides that are part of the cultivation rows. Sugar plantations are part of the farming history of Louisiana. Large scale cultivation has left Louisiana for farms in Mejico.
Shift from paddy to other crops cultivation (tags)
shift from paddy to other crops
Afghanistan Cannabis Crop Up 40 Percent (tags)
Cannabis cultivation rose 40 percent in Afghanistan this year, to 173,000 acres from 123,550 in 2006, the U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime estimated in its 2007 opium survey. The crop is being grown in at least 18 of Afghanistan's 34 provinces, according to the survey released last month. The U.N. report singles out Balkh as a "leading example" of an opium-free province, saying other areas should follow "the model of this northern region where leadership, incentives and security have led farmers to turn their backs on opium."
Californians Support Sustainable Agriculture! (tags)
On March 6, 2004 residents of Mendocino county passed a measure banning the cultivation of Genetically Engineered (GE) crops -- also known as Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) -- within their county. Mendocino county’s Measure H is being used as a model for at least seven other counties in California where local residents are well on their way to passing similar measures. Californians feel that local measures seeking to ban the cultivation of GE crops are critical steps to take in the promotion of economically and ecologically sustainable agriculture.