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Seedling tray

Seedling tray

Seedling tray

Although seeding is only a social norm, some scholars see the practice of uploading parts of the data bulk to others as a duty, claiming that "downloaders are forced to reward uploaders in order to compensate for their resource consumption and encourage further altruistic behaviour."

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Leechers, peers that download more than they upload, are a threat to peer-to-peer file sharing and the practice of seeding. Where the goal of seeding is to upload more than to download, thus contributing to the sharing of content, leechers stop uploading as soon as their download is finished. What this means is that seeders must upload more parts of the data bulk in order to guarantee a successful download for others in the swarm. Leeching is a form of "free riding" and is associated with the free rider problem, temporal downloading users that, by not seeding, do not support the distribution of content. Peer-to-peer file sharing is legal, however, the platform may be also used to share illegal and pirated content. With the sharing being done between peers all over the world, there is no supervision. Control over illegal or manipulated content is therefore difficult. Seeding is a part of this and a peer can therefore be involved in helping other peers download illegal content.

For instance, lifestyle subscription box FabFitFun has a target audience of women "ages 18-34, who love a good deal [and] want to hear about the latest and greatest trends in beauty, fitness, nutrition, and style." When they work with influencers on content seeding, they choose platforms their target audience is interested in, like my favorite podcast, True Crime Obsessed (TCO). In a year of tight margins, planting non-GMO corn can offer tremendous cost savings. Dust off the old thinking cap and refresh your memory on how to manage herbicide and insecticide programs with non-GMO or conventional corn. Scott Odle, president of Spectrum Seed Solutions, addresses important herbicide considerations and look at varying pesticide management practices for no-tilling non-GMOs. A no-tiller and cover crop user, Odle also discusses his herbicide timing, drift management and ways to keep the plant healthy to reduce insect pressure on his 2,500-acre farm in Linden, Ind. (Source: www.no-tillfarmer.com)

 

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