Theory in Practice: A Tour of Zaytuna Farm

– Hi, Geoff Lawton here. And this is a 66 acre Zaytuna Farm which we started developing in 2001 through 2002. And, we laid out the mainframe of water harvesting systems, like this old swale here. This is the oldest, largest swale on the property. Planted the fruit forest, which is a perennial system. Even…

Citrus greening disease!

Cheers! [clink glasses] -That is some delicious orange juice, Michelle -I agree! It’s from the sunny state of Florida I love drinking orange juice in the morning! So do I, and so do millions of Americans! Unfortunately though, the future of citrus in this country is threatened by a terrible disease known as citrus greening!…

Farm to School grows NY ag, sows seeds for healthy eating

[MUSIC PLAYING] DAVID WALCZAK: This is actually bulk kale for the Buffalo schools program. It’s going to them tomorrow. CHERYL THAYER: One of the primary tenets of both Farm to School and Cornell Cooperative Extension is to grow the New York State agricultural industry. And Farm to School programs, by using their massive purchasing power,…

Can Science Save California Citrus From Greening Disease?

It’s a disease that has potential of wiping out the central California citrus industry, and this is the very last area in the world that you can grow fresh citrus. There is an insect that actually carries this bacterium. The insect is called a cyllid, but it’s very much like a mosquito. If they happen…

How climate change could make our food less nutritious | Kristie Ebi

Yogi Berra, a US baseball player and philosopher, said, “If we don’t know where we’re going, we might not get there.” Accumulating scientific knowledge is giving us greater insights, greater clarity, into what our future might look like in a changing climate and what that could mean for our health. I’m here to talk about…

Agriculture and Human Nutrition

Humans began farming roughly 12,000 years ago by domesticating animals and cultivating the soil to produce crops. Prior to that, people were hunters and gatherers. As we discussed last week, agriculture provided an abundance of food that lead to exponential growth of the human population. Agriculture gave people time to pursue other activities. Agriculture also…

Struggling for healthy food

People don’t understand how a person living in Tbilisi wants to leave the city and live in Dusheti. It’s unimaginable for them. Unfortunately, for them the ideal dream is Tbilisi. When we are going to Tbilisi we can feel the difference. I am feeling in my throat and eyes, pity. Now you don’t feel it.…

Take The Unlock Challenge With Specialist Nutrition

At Specialist Nutrition we don’t believe in a one size fits all approach to dairy farming. We don’t believe in shoehorning each farm into a rigid blueprint of production What we’re all about is unlocking the potential of the farm, the land, the animal and achieving the goals of the farmer by realising some of…

Vitamins, Minerals and Protein and Fly Control in Cattle Nutrition

Hi I’m Mike. The day to day requirements for cows aren’t many. They need food, they need water, but that doesn’t mean that as the one in charge of them, that’s where it ends. My job is to make sure the cows have what they don’t even know they need, and much like a toddler…