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  • EHT AgTech Announces Application to Grow Medical Marijuana

    EHT Ag Tech (TSXV: EHT) (“EHTAg”) which is the sales and marketing division of EnerDynamic Hybrid Technologies Corp (TSXV:EHT) (“EHT”) and Growratio are pleased to announce they are in the final stages of completing an application for a federal cultivation licence for a state of the art medical cannabis production facility. The license will allow for the ...

  • A day spent in nature is never a lost day

    As spring arrives in Geneva, forests are coming back to life and animals are enjoying the first warm days, we hear from Julian Rad, a runner up in our 2018 ‘Experience Forests, Experience PEFC’ photo contest. Julian tells us about his photo ‘Sniffling’ and why forests and wild animals are his favourite photo motives. ...


    By PEFC International

  • Dairy farmers get new Johne`s Disease score

    AUSTRALIAN Dairy Farmers (ADF) has unveiled a revised risk-profiling score to assess and manage the likelihood of Bovine Johne’s disease (BJD) in dairy cattle. The revised Johne’s Disease Dairy Score has been developed in consultation with industry veterinarians, Animal Health Australia and State Dairy Farming Organisations to: Provide an easily interpreted score for ...

  • 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

  • A new generation of Indian farmers rejects industrial food production

    Supported by the Amrita Bhoomi Agroecology Centre, young farmers are experimenting with natural farming methods, while saving money and lives in the process. India may be famous for its food, but the way in which it grows its ingredients is notoriously bad. Stories of the nation’s chemical spills, soil contamination, groundwater depletion, and lost biodiversity are depressing, not to ...

  • When is Lambing Season and What Results Can You Expect This Year?

    The lambing calendar generally ties very closely into the arrival of spring each year, as Farmers everywhere begin to prepare themselves for what is often a very hectic lambing season. Incinerators may be the last thing that you would think of at this time of year, however, with the large numbers of new lambs being delivered, there is a downside.  As the numbers of lambs increase so too does ...

  • When is Lambing Season and what results can you expect this year?

    The lambing calendar generally ties very closely into the arrival of spring each year, as Farmers everywhere begin to prepare themselves for what is often a very hectic lambing season. Incinerators may be the last thing that you would think of at this time of year, however, with the large numbers of new lambs being delivered, there is a downside.  As the numbers of lambs increase so too does ...

  • Product Launch: Heat-X

    Following the co-operation agreement with Winterwarm we can now present the extended offering on gas heaters with two new series (indirect and direct) and six new models providing the farmer with energy savings and lower cost of ownership. The Heat-X series are suitable for Layer, ...


    By Munters

  • Semios Wins British Columbia Technology Impact Award

    Semios, the provider of a precision agriculture solution to growers of tree fruits and tree nuts, is pleased to announce it has been named ‘Most Promising Startup’ at the 2017 BC Technology Impact Awards.  The TIA’s are the largest and longest running technology award program in British Columbia recognizing those companies with the greatest potential to ...


    By SemiosBio Technologies Inc.

  • Working on more productive and sustainable horticulture in Morocco

    Horticulture in Morocco has to become more sustainable and productive. Researchers of Wageningen University & Research have designed a demonstration greenhouse and are developing a research and education programme together with regional partners. In this project plant and economic researchers of Wageningen work together. "The tomato production in Agadir can easily be doubled. It is about ...

  • Late Corn Better Than Blighted Corn

    Growers whose corn crops were harmed by excessive rain in April and May likely will have enough growing days left in the season if they replant in the next two to three weeks, according to an Ohio State University agronomist. “If they replanted soon, it would probably be much better than to have a poor stand,” said Peter Thomison, an agronomist with Ohio State University Extension, ...


    By Ohio State University

  • Bioconservación at the 1st all Africa Postharvest Congress

    Bioconservación participated from 28th to 31st March, 2017 in the “1st All Africa Post Harvest Congress & Exhibition” which took place in Nairobi (Kenya) and was the first congress on this discipline held on the whole of the continent of Africa. Under the slogan ‘Reducing Food Losses and Waste: Sustainable Solutions for ...


    By Bioconservacion SA

  • Cotton and Peanut Plantings Jump Above Expectations

    Implications While growers intend to substantially increase acreage of cotton and peanuts this year uncertainty remains. For cotton, the pace of plantings, crop conditions, the pace of exports, and global (i.e. China) inventory levels are key fundamentals to monitor. For peanuts, higher acreage does not mean substantially higher production as crop yields and acreage abandonment may reduce ...

  • IRRI and FAO step up joint efforts to globally bolster sustainable rice production

    FAO and the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) have agreed to cooperate more closely to support sustainable rice production in developing countries to improve food security and livelihoods while safeguarding natural resources. An agreement signed today seeks to better pool the scientific knowledge and technical know-how of the two organizations so that they can expand and ...

  • Keeping oilseed rape on track with a nutritional boost

    A nutritional boost to stimulate root development and provide for oilseed rape’s additional nutrition needs, will help maintain health and reliance in oilseed rape crops this spring. Despite the losses to flea beetle and drought, particularly in East Anglia, many oilseed rape crops have made a decent start. However, signs of disease pressure are already ...


    By Ilex EnviroSciences Limited

  • MicroSynbiotiX wins Nutreco Feed Tech Challenge

    International jury praises finalist for high potential game changing innovation Start-up company MicroSynbiotiX has won the final of the Nutreco Feed Tech Challenge Event. The event took place on 22 and 23 February and consisted of several challenge rounds during which 10 contestants competed. According to the jury report, the innovation of MicroSynbiotiX had the best fit with the challenge ...


    By Skretting - Nutreco Group

  • Tanzania’s only professional farming expo opens doors!

    Join over 2000 visitors at the leading business-to-business and business-to-government outdoor expo where you will meet with leading industry suppliers from machinery, irrigation and utility vehicles to agrochemicals, fertilisers, finance and insurance companies.  ...

  • TAHA to promote horticulture value chain in Tanzania at Agritech Expo in Arusha

    “The horticulture value chain in Tanzania has a number of opportunities that ranges from manufacturers, processors input dealers, packaging industry and exporters. It is a sector that needs to be promoted to solve the unemployment crisis in our country, youth and women should consider this industry if they want to make a contribution.” This is according to Jacqueline Mkindi, Chief ...

  • AgBiome Granted Multi-year Award to Discover Biological Solutions to Diseases Affecting Subsistence Crops of Sub-Saharan Africa

    The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has awarded AgBiome a new multi-year grant, entitled “Broad-Spectrum Biological Control of Fungal Diseases,” which will fund the evaluation and development of lead, proprietary biological fungicides in the fields of African smallholder farmers. The aim of the project is to identify and validate biological fungicides to control one or more of ...


    By AgBiome, Inc.

  • The Big Questions Facing Agtech in 2017

    As we approach the New Year, we can look forward to a year of great change, both politically and economically, and to a new, more advanced era in agtech development and adoption. The World Agri-Tech Investment Summit, hosted in San Francisco on March 28-29, will address the ...


    By Rethink Events Ltd.

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