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  • Biodiversity is the basis for Integrated Pest Management

    Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is now the norm in agriculture and horticulture. All stakeholders – national and European government agencies and public bodies, agriculture and horticulture organisations, businesses, universities and research institutes – agree with this statement. "More biodiversity and the use of resistant plants are crucial to the successful implementation of ...

  • New satellite imaging to better forecast locust plagues

    Information from satellites is being used in a new way to predict favourable conditions for Desert Locust swarms, as part of an early warning collaboration by scientists from the European Space Agency (ESA) and Desert Locust experts at the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). The new technology will help to ...

  • New Skretting concept boosts marine hatchery efficiency and flexibility

    Artemia, known also as brine shrimp, are tiny crustaceans that are widely used as a live diet in the early stages of aquaculture production. Despite this application,Artemiado not naturally contain the highly unsaturated fatty acids DHA and EPA that are essential to marine fish growth and development. Because hatcheries typically want a DHA-EPA ratio of 2:1 in theirArtemia, they subject it to an ...


    By Skretting - Nutreco Group

  • Veolia Awarded Operations Contract for North Carolina Biomass Facility

    Through a new $9 million annual operations and maintenance (O&M) contract with North Carolina Renewable Power – Lumberton, LLC, a subsidiary of Georgia Renewable Power (GRP), Veolia Energy Operating Services, LLC (Veolia) will manage a cogeneration plant that converts poultry litter (waste) and wood chips into biomass energy – diverting up to ...


    By Veolia

  • Peace of mind - comes from a box

    With more than 25 years of experience and development, these products are recognized and highly valued on the global market still being at the forefront of technological advancement when introducing the new connectivity technology. For ProTen it is a key part of they run their sheds. SO WHAT DOES THE HEADLINE REFER TO? Having equipment for climate control without having a controller to regulate ...


    By Munters

  • Electronic Duty of Care system launch for DS Smith customers

    As part of our on-going commitment to improve business processes and reduce our operational impact on the environment, we are pleased to launch a new and industry-leading electronic Duty of Care system. The system will deliver a more fluid structure to our current working procedures with all of our partners, as well as deliver carbon savings through a significant reduction in paper usage. The ...

  • China Submits VNR Executive Summary

    China has submitted an executive summary of its Voluntary National Review (VNRs) report for presentation at the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF). The document summarizes China's actions on implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and highlights nine key areas for prioritization. China is one of 22 UN Member States who volunteered to participate in ...

  • NSP Hires Jordan Shearer as Executive Director for Colorado, New Mexico and Oklahoma

    National Sorghum Producers announces the hire of Jordan Shearer as the executive director for the Colorado, New Mexico and Oklahoma state sorghum organizations. Shearer will begin his new position on Oct. 3, 2016. “Jordan’s experience and affinity for policy will allow him to hit the ground running on day one,” said Tim Lust, NSP CEO. “We look forward to working with him ...


    By National Sorghum Producers

  • WasteToEnergyNews Agricultural Waste to Power Colombian Egg Farms to Gasification System Progression at California Army Base

    From agricultural waste to power Columbian eggs farms to a gasification system progressing at a California army base, it’s clear waste-to-energy is becoming a winning ticket in all walks of life. Here’s a look at some stories that caught our eye… Are recreational power plants the future? ...


    By Rethink Events Ltd.

  • MSHS at the Minnesota State Fair

    Location of MSHS Retail Booth and Educational Display The Minnesota State Fair moved our retail/membership booth and our educational display. You'll find us in The Dirt wing, next to the north hall, in the Ag/Hort Building. The Dirt wing is also the location of the educational stage. Don't leave the building without stopping in to say hi! The Fair is always a great time ...

  • Penton’s SourceESB Parts Search Engine Adds Interface to Include Arrow Electronics Real-Time Inventory

    Penton‘s Design Engineering & Sourcing Group has announced the integration of Arrow Electronics with their premiere parts search engine, SourceESB.  With the addition of a proprietary application interface, users can now search on SourceESB for real-time parts availability in Arrow’s inventory which includes more than ...


    By Penton

  • Horticultural Societies Contribute to Highway of Heroes Tree-Planting Project

    The Highway of Heroes Living Tribute project started in 2007 when a 170-kilometre portion of the highway stretching from CFB Trenton to the Don Valley Parkway in Toronto was designated the Highway of Heroes. The planting concept is to produce a living memorial for each of the country’s 117,000 fallen soldiers since Confederation. Keeping trees alive is the key challenge as planting in the ...

  • Reflections from the Big First

    A late night drive through a small town sparked the political career of one of the most prestigious Kansas politicians. The old story goes that a Republican National Committee member, Huck Boyd, was driving one night from Phillipsburg to Manhattan to fly to a meeting. Passing ...


    By National Sorghum Producers

  • DroneMate Reselling Sentera Solutions Throughout New Zealand

    Drones, Sensors, and AgVault Software Sentera, LLC, a global provider of remote sensing hardware and data management solutions has signed a reseller agreement with DroneMate, New Zealand’s premier agriculture and inspection drone and sensor distributor. The agreement gives New Zealand’s agriculture industry access to Sentera’s proven end-to-end ...


    By Sentera, LLC

  • Taking Weighing to New Limits: XPR Micro and Ultra-Micro Balances

    XPR6UD5, the first ultra-micro balance on the market, delivers unique 0.5µl resolution while XPR10 offers an extended 10.1g capacity. This new XPR balance model from METTLER TOLEDO offers 25% better repeatability than traditional microbalances through innovative features such as Active Thermoelectric Cooling (ATC) and ongoing quality-assurance checks. METTLER TOLEDO is proud to ...


    By Mettler - Toledo Int. Inc

  • Organic Fertilizers, Black Worm Castings for Healthy Gardens & Crops

    In today’s world, it’s more important than ever to be healthy and use only organic fertilizers and soil amendments. Black worm casting, Vermaplex, and other products, can help boosts soil through the introduction of micro-nutrients and ...


    By Vermitechnology Unlimited

  • Iowa Corn Talks Water Quality at the Farm Progress Show

    MEDIA ADVISORY WHAT: Iowa Corn will hold Soil Health and Water Quality Panel Discussions each day of the show from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. at their booth 26N. The panel discussions will provide: Overview of the many water quality initiatives happening across the state How farmers can take advantage of these programs Farmers talking about their experiences implementing ...

  • Sentera Features Inspection & Agriculture Products at CTIA 2016

    Sentera Features Infrastructure Inspection and Agriculture Products at CTIA Super Mobility 2016 Sentera, LLC, a global provider of software, sensor, and drone technologies to the infrastructure inspection industry will display a range of solutions at its exhibit during the CTIA 2016 Conference and Exposition, which takes place at the Sands ...


    By Sentera, LLC

  • VitaFeed Gold no longer available in the UK

    VitaFeed Gold, Vita (Europe) Ltd’s product to stimulate the development of honey bee colonies, will no longer be available in the UK and Germany for economic reasons. It is still available in many other countries. A recent decision by the British Veterinary Medical Directorate means that VitaFeed Gold must undergo the full regulatory process. While Vita is very supportive of ...


    By Vita Europe Limited

  • IRS Proposes Regulations on Estates That Could Impact Farmers

    The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently proposed regulations that could change estate planning for families that own a controlling interest in a privately held corporation, partnership or limited liability company. If adopted, the proposed regulations would restrict or eliminate available discounts, increasing the tax on certain transfers. The proposed regulations under section 2704 of the ...

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