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  • Innovation and collaboration in plant breeding for sustainable agriculture

    On April 14-16, 2019 the biennial CROP Innovation & Business conference will take place in Amsterdam. During CROP Innovation & Business 2019 the most influential trends that will affect crop innovation and value chain strategies will be addressed including indoor farming, whole genome ...


    By Iden Biotechnology

  • ERM-BC700: A new CRM for pesticides in soya

    The JRC released ERM®-BC700, a Certified Reference Material (CRM) for the analysis of eleven pesticide residues in soya to support quality assurance for control laboratories. It will also ensure the comparability of measurement results assisting the European single market and trade. Pesticides are substances used in agricultural production with the purpose to control pests, including weeds. ...

  • POET Biorefining – Marion opens 80 million-gallon expansion

    MARION, OH (Sept. 19, 2018) – POET Biorefining – Marion opened an 80-million gallon expansion today at a celebration that included area farmers, community members and state officials. With this expansion in place, POET Biorefining Marion now has an annual capacity of 150 million gallons of clean-burning biofuel and 360,000 tons of high-protein animal feed per year. New production ...


    By Poet, LLC

  • AgUnity: Blockchain for the Greater Good, not Greed

    We were recently approached by an individual at a FinTech conference hosted by Asia Development Bank (ADB) in Jakarta, who after hearing about the work we are doing, accused us of “wanting to become the next Google.” This was a funny thing for us to hear, as a) it sounded like Google is some evil behemoth taking over the world and without having given ...


    By AgUnity

  • New Report Shows Agriculture Productivity Consistently Up

    Ohio farmers have been producing more and, on average, earning slightly more too. Improved technology, rising crop yields, farmer ingenuity and lower prices for farm inputs have led to higher agricultural productivity, specifically annual increases of 1.6 percent since the 1950s, according to a report produced by a team of agricultural economists from the College of Food, Agricultural, and ...


    By Ohio State University

  • App ‘trained’ to spot crop disease, alert farmers

    Researchers win grant to further test app for smallholders App diagnoses deadly cassava diseases in field, sends alerts Roll-out in Africa needs engagement with farmers, says expert A team of scientists has received US$100,000 grant to refine a mobile application (app) that ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Successful Poul-AR® seminar in Bursa, Turkey

    On the September 15th Colsen organized the first Poul-AR® seminar in Turkey with success. Colsen was happy to welcome over 70 representatives from the Turkish poultry and biogas sector in the Bursa Holiday Inn for an introduction of its newest technology: Poul-AR®. The seminar was started with some inspiring opening words from Jaap Satter (Dutch embassy, agricultural attaché), ...


    By Colsen International b.v.

  • Lake Harvests are Likely More Fruitful than We Knew

    Harvests from freshwater fisheries such as the Great Lakes could total more than 12 million tons a year globally and contribute more to global food supplies and economies than previous estimates indicate, according to a study published today by Michigan State University and ...

  • Administration proposes comprehensive tax reform plan, includes repeal of Death Tax

    This afternoon, top officials in the Trump Administration released their proposal for comprehensive tax reform, calling it the “biggest tax cut in U.S. history.” The plan is designed to serve as the starting point as Congress and the Administration work to pass a comprehensive tax reform package this year.   Danielle Beck, National Cattlemen's Beef Association director of ...

  • Armyworm, aquaculture and other exciting and interactive workshops and demos at Agritech Expo Zambia in Chisamba

    The upcoming Agritech Expo at GART in Chisamba will once again offer free workshops offering practical advice as well as live demonstrations to help farmers combat challenges such as the armyworm, explore new technologies such as aquaculture as well as learn from experts on improving efficiency of operations and yields on their farms. The award-winning event returns ...

  • Ag Groups Conduct ‘Substantive, Productive’ Meeting with Trump Administration on Trade

    Executive staff leaders from 11 major U.S. agricultural and agribusiness organizations commended the Trump administration for engaging in a substantive and productive meeting on March 15 that was focused on the importance of continued growth of food and agriculture exports. The meeting followed a series of written communications to the Trump administration from the broad-based U.S. Food and ...

  • World’s future food security “in jeopardy” due to multiple challenges, report warns

    Mankind's future ability to feed itself is in jeopardy due to intensifying pressures on natural resources, mounting inequality, and the fallout from a changing climate, warns a new FAO report out today. Though very real and significant progress in reducing global hunger has been achieved over the past 30 years, "expanding food production and economic growth have often come at a heavy ...

  • Agricultural Biomass and Energy Crops: outgrowing the impasse

    This is a key moment at EU level for bioenergy, including Agricultural Biomass and Energy Crops. The publication of the Clean Energy Package and the impending reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) beyond 2020 offer an unprecedented window of opportunity. Agricultural Biomass and Energy Crops have been thoroughly studied, researched and developed over the past 20 years. Their ...

  • Trimble Launches First-of-its-Kind VerticalPoint RTK System for Agriculture

    Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced today that it has launched a world-first, patent-pending VerticalPoint RTK™ system for grade control in agriculture. VerticalPoint RTK provides significantly enhanced vertical accuracy and stability of standard single-baseline RTK systems reducing the downtime and costly delays experienced by many agriculture land improvement contractors today. VerticalPoint ...


    By Trimble

  • International seminar on Xylella fastidiosa - Conclusions

    The seminar on Xylella fastidiosa organised by the International Olive Council (IOC) and the International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies (CIHEAM) from 28 to 30 November at the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute in Bari (Italy), comprised seminars by international specialists, a field visit to the Lecce region and a round table to identify common measures. The purpose of the ...

  • Cement develops an appetite for C02

    Three new studies illuminate the sheer complexity of the aspect of climate science known as the carbon cycle − how carbon dioxide gets into the atmosphere and out again. Sometimes, human agency is at work, but nature takes care of it anyway – as one of the studies reveals in the case of cement, the world’s most widely-used building material. Zhu Liu, postdoctoral scholar at ...


    By Climate News Network

  • International seminar on Xylella fastidiosa

    The International Olive Council (IOC) and the International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies (CIHEAM), under the Memorandum of Understanding signed in July 2016, have organised a seminar on Xylella fastidiosa¸ the bacterium which, since 2013, has been causing the death of hundreds of olive trees in the Italian region of Apulia, raising grave concerns among all olive ...

  • Agritech Expo comes to Arusha, Tanzania!

    The success story of the outdoor agricultural show, Agritech Expo, is about to expand to Tanzania with the inaugural farming B2B platform taking place in the agri-hub of Arusha in January. Says Agritech Expo Tanzania event director Yolanda dos Santos: “continued agriculture economic growth in Tanzania has awoken the need to facilitate an enabling environment where ...

  • Rainfall changes threaten food production

    The UN’s latest State of Food and Agriculture (SOFA) report warns that rainfall patterns will have changed so drastically by the end of this century that agriculture, forestry and fishing will all be seriously affected. “It will become more and more difficult to harvest crops, rear animals and manage forests and fisheries in the same places and in the same way as before,” says ...


    By Climate News Network

  • $15 million in USAID funding looks to spark ‘new era’ in agricultural data collection

    The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and FAO have signed a $15 million agreement aimed at boosting the capacity of developing countries to track key agricultural data -information that is essential to good policymaking and that will help track progress toward achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The  ...

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