Land Cultivation News

  • Deere, The Climate Corporation to Contest DOJ Effort to Block Precision Planting Acquisition

    Deere & Company and The Climate Corporation said they plan to contest legal action announced today by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) that seeks to block Deere's acquisition of Precision Planting. In November, Deere and The Climate Corporation, a subsidiary of Monsanto Company, announced they had signed a definitive agreement for Deere to acquire the Precision Planting LLC equipment ...


    By John Deere

  • John Deere Expands Power Range for 4.5L DOC/SCR

    John Deere Power Systems announced the latest addition to its lineup of Final Tier 4 industrial engines, the PowerTech™ PSL 4.5L engine. Engineered by John Deere to meet the needs of OEM customers, the PowerTech PSL 4.5L with variable speed ratings is equipped with an Integrated Emissions Control system consisting of cooled exhaust gas recirculation (EGR), a diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC) ...


    By John Deere

  • Race is on to feed warming world

    It can take up to 30 years to improve a crop variety, test it and persuade farmers to adopt it. That means the speed of climate change in Africa could make a new variety of maize useless even before the first harvest, according to new research. But two separate studies that address the challenge of food security in a rapidly ...


    By Climate News Network

  • More than one third of soils studied in southwest England are highly degraded

    An extensive field investigation discovered that 38% of soils in southwest England show signs of enhanced surface water runoff due to soil degradation. The study also revealed which types of fields and soils are linked to the most or least degradation. Damage to soil causes water runoff across the landscape instead of being infiltrated properly by the soil. Poor land management is known to cause ...

  • The effects of agricultural land use change on farmland birds in Sweden

    The effects of changing agricultural practices on farmland birds are explored in a recently published study from Sweden. Overall abundance of 16 common species declined by 23% between 1994 and 2004, which may be partly caused by changes in land use, such as an increase in the amount of wheat cropland. However, effects vary between species, and some species increased or stayed stable in number. ...

  • Wind erosion risk mapped in first ever pan-European assessment

    Over 8% of land in Europe could be at moderate-to-high risk of wind-driven soil erosion, a new study has estimated. In the first assessment of its kind, the researchers produced maps which show wind erosion risk across 36 countries. This information could help guide actions to tackle land degradation. Soil erosion by wind is, to a certain extent, a natural process that has always played a role in ...

  • BBA Adds More Value to Moringa with Bio-oil and Its Benefits

    BBA, Biodiesel business academy under the umbrella Centre for Jatropha Promotion & Biodiesel (CJP) is one of the largest producers of moringa while enhancing its uses from food to fuel. Moringa are extremely nutritious, containing all the essential amino acids along with many vitamins and other nutrients. Virtually every part of the tree can be used. ...


    By Advanced Biofuel Center

  • Topcon breaks ground on new technology center in Concordia, Italy

    Topcon Positioning Group announces the groundbreaking of the Technology Innovation District in Concordia, Italy.  On June 18, 2014, Concordia community leaders joined Topcon executives as they turned the ceremonial first spades of dirt. The project scope consists of a 169,000 square meter campus, of which nearly 45,000 will function as head-offices for Topcon-affiliated organizations, Tierra ...

  • Mobilizing Knowledge on the Soy Story at the Round Table on Responsible Soy

    With the theme ‘Thinking Outside the Box’, the Ninth Annual Meeting of the Round Table (RT9) on Responsible Soy (RTRS) in Brazil from 7-8 May, aimed to capture ideas on how to introduce innovation to the world of responsible soy. Supporting this vibe, ProYungas and Wetlands International presented the Socio-Environmental Observatory on Soy (OSAS), the first database that ...


    By Wetlands International

  • John Deere Brings Eight-Wheeled Harvester to North America

    John Deere made headlines with the debut of an eight-wheeled version of the 1270E Interim Tier 4 (IT4)/Stage IIIB cut-to-length Harvester at Elmia Wood 2013. The stability and climbing ability of the eight-wheeled harvester has been praised by customers in Europe, and is now available as an option on all of John Deere's 1270E Harvesters in North America. "The 1270E is our most powerful and ...


    By John Deere

  • New Front-Mounted Tractor Toolbox Offered by John Deere

    Finding room in a tractor cab for tools, parts, and other items needed while in the field, has always been an issue with operators. Small toolboxes have been supplied and located on different areas of the tractor, but the storage space has been limited. Now, John Deere has found a convenient solution with a new Tractor Utility Box. "We've increased the storage capacity of this new Tractor Utility ...


    By John Deere

  • FAO initiative brings global land cover data under one roof for the first time

    A new FAO database released today collects previously scattered and unharmonized land cover information from around the globe into one centralized database, marking a major improvement in information regarding the physical characteristics of the Earth's surface. Up to now, one of the major challenges to getting a good global overview of land cover - e.g. how much land is covered by croplands, ...

  • Dates for 3rd Global Moringa Meet 2014 Slated

    Third International workshop on Moringa in Jaipur on 21-22 November 2014 will explore the important role Moringa play in the lives of rural people and the global economy discussing advancement of existing and future agricultural development projects. Moringa oleifera is an essential plant in meeting Global food security and sustain the livelihoods of many millions of people. ...


    By Advanced Biofuel Center

  • Africa and India cultivate agricultural research ties

    Africa and India are gearing up to further enhance cooperation in agricultural science, technology and innovation, and move beyond dialogue to a range of practical options from a virtual biotech platform to ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Abandoned farmland widespread in central and eastern Europe

    A new study suggests that abandoned farmland is widespread in Europe and that not all land that has been abandoned is unsuitable for farming. Understanding how abandoned farmland is distributed may be important for making land management decisions – for instance, recultivation versus reversion to forest. To meet the future demands of a growing population, it may be necessary to increase the ...

  • Photo Blog - Climate Smart Land Use: Paludiculture in the Tropics

    In the tropics, peat swamp forests are often logged and converted to oil palm and pulp wood plantations. This results in adverse effects on the natural resource base of local communities and impacts the biodiversity, water regulation and carbon storage functions of peatlands. As an alternative, paludiculture is a sustainable form of agriculture which enables the productive use of rewetted ...


    By Wetlands International

  • John Deere`s Intelligent Boom Control Makes North American Debut

    In a milestone for forestry equipment technology, John Deere introduced its Intelligent Boom Control (IBC) option for its forwarders at Elmia Wood in Sweden on June 5-8, 2013. A feature the industry has anticipated for over 30 years, IBC is now offered as an option on all of John Deere's 1210E and 1510E Forwarders in North America. This technological breakthrough significantly increases ...


    By John Deere

  • John Deere`s Intelligent Boom Control Makes North American Debut

    In a milestone for forestry equipment technology, John Deere introduced its Intelligent Boom Control (IBC) option for its forwarders at Elmia Wood in Sweden on June 5-8, 2013. A feature the industry has anticipated for over 30 years, IBC is now offered as an option on all of John Deere's 1210E and 1510E Forwarders in North America. This technological breakthrough significantly increases ...


    By John Deere

  • John Deere Construction & Forestry announces engine conversion kit

    To help support the use of John Deere equipment around the world, the Construction & Forestry Division is bringing to market a retrofit kit that will enable John Deere Interim Tier 4 (IT4) machines to be sold in countries where ultra-low sulfur diesel (ULSD) fuel is not available. ULSD is diesel fuel with 15 parts per million or lower sulfur content. "We anticipate many of our customers will ...


    By John Deere

  • Deere completes purchase of Iowa-based planter manufacturer

    Deere & Company (NYSE: DE) has completed its purchase of Bauer Built Manufacturing Inc. In early September, Deere announced its agreement to purchase certain assets of the Paton, Iowa manufacturer. Financial terms were not disclosed. Deere said the purchase expands its portfolio of agricultural equipment, accelerates the growth of its planter business globally, and enhances the opportunity to ...


    By John Deere

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