Agriculture Monitoring News

  • FLSmidth launches ECS/UptimeGo, a digital analysis tool that gets to the root of unplanned stoppages

    Unplanned downtime costs businesses billions of dollars each year globally. For cement and mining customers, the impact of plant and equipment failures can be enormous: production stoppages and reduced productivity. That’s why FLSmidth have developed ECS/UptimeGo, a downtime analysis solution to help plant staff identify the ...


    By FLSmidth

  • Production of California coastal seaweed communities

    The rugged low power D-Opto range of dissolved oxygen instruments have made a tangible difference to the outcomes of a Santa Barbara Coastal Long Term Ecological Research (SBC-LTER) programme. The project’s objective is to determine the relative influence of land- and ocean-based forces on the forests of giant kelp (Macrocystis) off the Santa Barbara coast. ...

  • Australian Dairy Plan publishes report on current state of dairy industry

    A new report on the state of Australia’s dairy sector lays bare the impact of several tough years on the industry and the necessity for it to pull together in developing the Australian Dairy Plan. The report Australian Dairy Situation Analysis provides an overview of key issues and conditions across a range of metrics including farm profitability, milk production and global competitive ...

  • Coalition makes multi-million-dollar dairy industry pledge

    PEAK dairy farmer group Australian Dairy Farmers (ADF) will receive $450,000 for two projects to benefit farmers as part of a $22 million funding package for the dairy industry if the Coalition wins the May election. Federal Agriculture Minister David Littleproud announced a swag of funding and policy commitments today, including that ADF would receive $300,000 to develop a real time dairy ...

  • Composting Roundup

    Washington, DC: Best Practices For Community Composting The Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR) just released “Community Composting Done Right: A Guide to Best Management Practices,” written by ILSR’s Linda Bilsens Brolis and Brenda Platt. “Though small-scale composters are often exempt from certain state permitting or local zoning requirements, it is paramount that ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Looking for data-loving dairy farmers

    Participating herds will have their two-year-old heifers DNA tested (genotyped) and classified for free and have the option to test young female calves at a discount. They also receive a year’s free subscription to the HerdData app and early access to DataGene’ s reports and tools under development. ...


    By Dairy News Australia

  • One herd test can help cut antibiotic use on-farm

    That was the message from Dr John Penry who spoke to the Herd ’19 conference in Bendigo, recently, about ways dairy farmers can reduce the use of antibiotics on-farm. ...


    By Dairy News Australia

  • Varied conditions across SA dairy

    “We need to be real about how tough it is,” Mr O’Connor said. “One positive thing is that the milk price is heading in the right direction and it could be worse if that wasn’t happening.” ...


    By Dairy News Australia

  • 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 ...

  • Milk Production Process: Pledge to Cut Emissions from Dairy Farms

    Interest in the increasing carbon footprint of the dairy industry has grown considerably over the past few years and growing greenhouse gas emissions from the milk production process are a contributing factor. A number of greenhouse gases (GHG) are produced from fertiliser production through to consumption and disposal of packaging. Methane is produced as a direct emission from cows and carbon ...


    By Edinburgh Sensors Ltd

  • Top salmon farmer denies price fixing

    MANY of Norway’s biggest salmon companies are being sued in the US over alleged price fixing, according to reports yesterday. The move follows raids by European Commission officials in February at the Scottish offices of Norwegian owned producers. Mowi, ...


    By FISHupdate

  • Table grape growers using inventiveness to fight fruit fly

    A TABLE GRAPE grower from Sunraysia has built a new rig that applies bait spray for fruit fly in an innovative attempt to reduce pest management costs on his farm. Peter Argiro and his family run a 100-hectare vineyard in Merbein, Victoria. He said foliar spraying each vine from the tractor was a timely and costly process, therefore he designed the new rig out of a necessity to ...

  • Automated milking systems explained

    Milking Edge is a three-year project to develop a training program, resources and networks to support farmers to consider, invest and operate Automatic Milking Systems. The project is run by the NSW Department of Primary Industries in collaboration with Dairy Australia and DeLaval. ...


    By Dairy News Australia

  • China`s steel output growth accelerates in March

    China's crude steel output accelerated in March, in line with sharp gains in industrial output and real estate investment growth. Crude steel output in March was higher by 10pc on the year at 80.33mn t, said the national bureau of statistics. Cumulative January-March output rose by 9.9pc to 231.07mn t. Steel output was at 2.59mn t/d in March compared with 2.54mn t/d in January and February and ...


    By Argus Media Ltd.

  • Mowi buys Anglesey lumpfish farm

    THE Welsh lumpfish farmer, Ocean Matters, has been bought by Mowi Scotland, effective from April 15, the company confirmed today. The facility, in Penmon, Anglesey, North Wales, has the capacity to produce two million of the cleaner fish, which it has been supplying to the salmon farming industry in Scotland to control sea lice. ...


    By FISHupdate

  • Innovation in the spotlight at the 2019 PEFC Members Meeting

    “Moving forward together” was not only the motto of our 2018 PEFC Forest Certification Week – our Members Meeting also saw innovative projects and promising ideas for the future. Taking place last week in Geneva, the Members Meeting was the chance for the whole PEFC alliance to meet up, discuss key issues and share experiences and new ideas. “It is great to see innovation ...


    By PEFC International

  • Ukraine grain outlook bolstered by trade disputes

    The outcome of trade disputes between China and the US and Canada will be a key determinant of Ukrainian export flows in the coming months and years, delegates heard at the Black Sea Grain conference in Kiev. Negotiations between US and Chinese trade officials could draw to a close at the end of this month. Whatever the outcome, the end of the process is likely to dictate the direction of global ...


    By Argus Media Ltd.

  • 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

  • Job opportunity at PEFC: Training and Monitoring & Evaluation Officer

    We are looking for a Training and Monitoring & Evaluation Officer to join the PEFC International team in Geneva, Switzerland, on a full-time basis. The position will be responsible for our monitoring & evaluation system measuring the impacts of our activities, and ensuring that people involved in the operations of the PEFC system have the appropriate ...


    By PEFC International

  • India drives forestry sector forward through PEFC endorsement

    India has become the latest country to achieve the PEFC endorsement of its national forest certification system. “PEFC endorsement is a landmark achievement for India, as we have long felt the need for such a country specific and internationally benchmarked forest certification system,” said Vijai Sharma, Chairman of The Network for Certification and Conservation of ...


    By PEFC International

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