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British, Dutch kill poultry to fight bird flu
calendar 17/11/2014 · 0 Comments

Chickens were being killed in the Netherlands, and Britain was preparing to kill ducks, after two cases of bird flu were discovered in Europe - but officials insisted Monday that the risk to public health was very low. British officials said they were investigating a case of the H5 bird flu virus in northern England, but noted it's not the more dangerous H5N1 strain. They said all ...

Stenospermocarpic fruit linked to unmarketable black walnuts
calendar 18/11/2014 · 0 Comments

Black walnut (Juglans nigra L.) is native to much of the eastern United States and is highly valued for its nuts and timber. Black walnut fruit generally reach most of their size by mid-August and mature by late September or early October. The fruit are then harvested, hulled, and dried in-shell before cracking for commercial markets. Walnut growers use the term "ambers" to describe poorly ...

Three new ornamental dogwoods introduced
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In the nursery and landscape industries, flowering dogwood (Cornus florida), kousa dogwood (Cornus kousa), and their hybrids are the most popular and economically significant members of the genus Cornus. The deciduous trees are highly valued for their spring display of pink, red, or white bracts, brilliant red fall foliage, and exfoliating bark. In the United States alone, retail and wholesale ...

Philippines: IRRI conducts training in ORYZA 3 rice modeling tool for advanced applications in rice research
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The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) Training Center held a training program for the use of the ORYZA 3 rice modeling tool for advanced application studies at IRRI Headquarters on 10-14 November. The training aims to improve and extend the skills of researchers in using ORYZA 3 for managing large scale simulations, climate change studies, evaluation of breeding lines, and crop ...

EuroTier 2014: farmers face their challenges
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Dr Reinhard Grandke, CEO of the DLG (Deutsche Landwirtschafts-Gesellschaft / German Agricultural Society), Frankfurt am Main (DLG). EuroTier 2014 has far exceeded expectations, attracting 156,000 trade professionals, around 30,000 of whom came from outside Germany. The world's leading trade fair for animal production, organised by DLG, took place from 11 to 14 November 2014 at the Hanover ...

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