Agriculture Weighing News

  • Ensure the Kiwi Bird’s Survival

    Zookeepers at the Auckland Zoo, New Zealand, use METTLER TOLEDO balances to ensure that kiwi chicks hatched in captivity are putting on enough weight to thrive once they are released into the wild. Accurate weighing of the chicks is essential to the decades-old program’s success. Flightless kiwi birds fend off predators rather than take to the skies. In the New Zealand wild, about 50 ...


    By Mettler - Toledo Int. Inc

  • RainWise a Chosen Vendor For The Sustainable Intensification Agriculture Event In Brazil

    RainWise is honored to be one of only a few selected vendors invited to the Sustainable Intensification event in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil on October 25-26th which is hosted by ...


    By RainWise Inc.

  • Sentera Inks North American Distribution Agreement with Dynamic UAV Solutions

    Sentera, Dynamic UAV Solutions have signed an exclusive distribution agreement. Dynamic UAV Solutions North America, LLC, is a new distributor in the commercial UAV space for the mapping, construction, survey, and agricultural, inspection, mining, public safety, and landfill industries. “This is a big week for Sentera and Dynamic UAV Solutions! It is imperative that ...


    By Sentera, LLC

  • Reference: goat stable in the Netherlands

    JH Automatic bedding distribution system in a goat stable in the Netherlands. This farmer has expanded his existing goat stable with another one, to a total of 1.200 goats. He has chosen to install a JH system consisting of two robots – one for each stable – and one central filling station, a JH Bale Opener, where both robots collect straw. Due to national animal ...


    By JH Agro A/S

  • Ozone pollution reduces tomato fruit yield and viability

    Ozone harms pollen viability of tomatoes, leading to reduced fruit weight, size and quality, a recent study has revealed. The researchers suggest the effect of ozone on pollen could be a useful way to rapidly test for pollution-induced stress on crop plants in risk assessments. Ground-level ozone damages plants as well as posing a risk to human health. It negatively affects crop yields and causes ...

  • EPA Resolves Violations with Newport Beach, Calif. Company for Failure to Report Imported Agricultural Chemicals

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency settled its case against American Vanguard Corporation, located in Newport Beach, Calif., for failure to report toxic chemical substances imported by two of its subsidiary companies. American Vanguard will pay a fine of $81,855. Under the federal Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), EPA maintains a comprehensive list of more than 85,000 chemical substances ...

  • ASA Calls for Assurances on Grain Inspection in Reauthorization of Grain Standards Act

    In response to several high-profile work stoppages that disrupted the flow of grain through the supply chain, American Soybean Association (ASA) Director Bill Gordon testified before the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry today in Washington, calling on the committee to help ensure that grain inspections under the Grain Standards Act remain both mandatory and continuous, even ...

  • Wild Tomato Species Focus of Antioxidant Study

    Tomatoes are known to be rich in antioxidants such as vitamin C, lycopene, β-carotene, and phenolics. Antioxidants, substances capable of delaying or inhibiting oxidation processes caused by free radicals, are of interest to consumers for their health-related contributions, and to plant breeders for their ability to provide plants with natural resistance to biotic and abiotic stresses. While ...

  • California Farm Water Users Ask Court to Block Water Releases to Protect Salmon

    Agricultural water districts in California's Central Valley have asked a federal court to halt increased flows in the lower Klamath River to protect the seasonal run of Chinook salmon. Filed Aug. 25 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California, the ...


    By Bloomberg BNA

  • Drones on the Farm: What Are the Laws?

     – popularity, before you launch a drone over your crops to gauge field conditions, be aware that doing so could result in a hefty fine from the Federal Aviation Administration. So says Peggy Hall, assistant professor and Ohio State University Extension field specialist in agricultural and resource law. Hall said that while the technology is available for farmers and growers to utilize ...


    By Ohio State University

  • Plastic debris in the Danube outnumbers fish larvae

    Plastic debris in the Danube outnumbers fish larvae Pieces of plastic litter outnumber fish larvae in the Austrian Danube River, new research has found. This is worrying, as some fish are likely to mistake the plastic for the prey they would normally feed on. This litter may also contribute to marine pollution; the researchers estimated that at least 4.2 tonnes of plastic debris enter the Black ...

  • AEM provides economic footprint of agriculture equipment industry

    The important contribution of U.S. agriculture equipment manufacturing to the health of the nation’s economy is demonstrated in a new economic paper produced by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers. In an in-depth analysis of the economic footprint of the agriculture equipment industry, the paper quantifies the many-sided economic impacts of the manufacturing, distribution, and use of ...

  • Bee pollination improves crop quality as well as quantity

    Bee pollination improves the shape, weight and shelf-life of strawberries, contributing a staggering €1.05 billion to the European strawberry market per year, new research suggests. By blocking bees from a set of plants, the researchers demonstrated the substantial effects of bee pollination on the quality of the fruit. It is well established that insect pollination increases the quantity of ...

  • Food prices decline but remain high

    Global food prices declined by 6 percent over the last quarter, but are still not far from their historical peaks, according to the World Bank Group’s latest Food Price Watch report. Wheat markets remain tight; and weather-related concerns in Brazil, Paraguay, Argentina, Ukraine, and the Russian Federation may further drive up wheat prices over the next few months. Domestic prices ...


    By The World Bank

  • Committee on World Food Security meets on hunger challenges

    The Committee on World Food Security, the world’s most important intergovernmental and multi-stakeholder platform for food security and nutrition, opened its 40th session (CFS 40) at FAO headquarters, amid urgent calls to build more effective links between international policies and the daily needs of millions of the world’s most vulnerable people. “The latest estimates signal ...

  • Mercury conference confronts contentious topics

    One of the panel sessions at the ‘Mercury 2013’ International Conference in Edinburgh (28th July – 2nd Aug) “will be highly contentious and should result in a heated debate,” says Prof. K. Clive Thompson who will be chairing the session with Eric Uram from SafeMinds. Taking place on Tuesday 30th July at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre, the panel session ...

  • Aramsco adds dri-eaz’s new LGR 7000XLI to their product line

    With maximum energy utilization and a simplified user interface, the LGR 7000XLi is proving to be a top performing dehumidifier. Dri-Eaz engineers created Advanced Crossflow Technology, allowing the 7000XLi to remove more water than any other dehumidifier in its category. The 7000XLi is rugged, durable, and highly portable, making it ideal for water damage restoration, structural drying, ...


    By Aramsco, Inc.

  • Jellyfish infestations caused by human activities

    A huge rise in jellyfish populations around the world appears to be caused by human activities, according to recent research. Early action is essential to prevent marine ecosystems from changing to unhealthy states that favour destructive jellyfish blooms. Although large numbers of jellyfish can occur in healthy marine ecosystems, destructive jellyfish blooms are being observed more frequently in ...

  • Free advice for English farmers considering organic switch

    The UK Government has announced a new information and advisory service to explain the principles and practicalities of organic production which will be delivered by environment quango Natural England. While a number of organisations already offer information on organic farming, these have traditionally been those involved in the sector already and may have difficulty convincing conventional ...

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