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LED lighting can significantly reduce greenhouse horticulture energy consumption
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With the exception of energy consumption, where there is still much to be done, the Dutch are global leaders in greenhouse horticulture. The quality is high, and nowhere else is the use of water and pesticides so low. Even so, demand for innovation, sustainable production and healthy fruit and vegetables and high-quality flowers remains high. One innovation that would really help in this is the ...

Farmers Seen Cutting Fertiliser Use – Liquid Fertiliser Tanks To Bulk Buy
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Although this is a US story, it makes for interesting reading for all farmers who use liquid fertiliser. Farming UK detailed this week how US farmers have been seen to be cutting back on fertiliser usage as crop prices slide. So far throughout autumn, it’s been one way of clawing back costs in response to crop prices dropping to multi-year lows and a delayed harvest. Ten of twelve US farm ...

The Netherlands doesn’t succeed in reaching target for responsable soy
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The Dutch Soy Coalition (formed by eight development and environmental organisations*) finds that in 2013, only a quarter of the 2.4 metric tons of soy used in the Netherlands is responsibly produced. The social or environmental consequences of the production of the other three quarters of the imported soy, are not at all clear or accounted for. The target of the Netherlands is to purchase 100 ...

Let market set rice prices, says expert
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“It is best to let the markets determine rice prices; it should not be dictated by the government.” This is what Vichai Sriprasert said during a plenary session at the 4th International Rice Congress (IRC2014) on 30 October in Bangkok, Thailand. "Thailand had been the world's largest rice exporter for thirty years," said Mr. Vichai Sriprasert. He pointed out that the ...

Bayer CropScience acquires certain DuPont Crop Protection Land Management business assets
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Bayer CropScience and DuPont announced today the signing of an agreement for Bayer to purchase certain DuPont Crop Protection Land Management assets in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Australia and New Zealand. Closing of the transaction is expected in the fourth quarter of 2014, subject to customary regulatory approvals. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed. This acquisition ...

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