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  • District Court Declines to Rule on Jurisdictional Issues in Neonicotinoid Case until Summary Judgment

    In two recent orders issued in the neonicotinoid seed treatment case Anderson v. McCarthy, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California declined to take immediate action in response to a motion by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requesting that the Court dismiss the case for lack of subject matter jurisdiction.  This case involves allegations by a coalition ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Feeding stock with rubber seed proteins

    Residues from rubber seeds can be used to enrich animal feed. Besides reducing waste during the production of rubber, this can also result in higher revenues for the farmers since feed is the highest cost component in livestock production. At 13 April 2016, Widyarani defended her PhD-thesis on the opportunities of rubber production at Wageningen University. Over fifty ...

  • U.S. Air Force Testing BioBased Vehicle Oil Created From Canola Seed, Soybean, And Synthetic Petroleum

    On March 22, 2016, a team visited Malmstrom Air Force Base to test a new biobased synthetic oil in the base's vehicles. The testing is sponsored by the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) and the Office of the Secretary of Defense, with four bases chosen to ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Seeds of doubt over iron boost for algae

    One keenly-argued possible way of moderating the build-up of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere may not work, scientists have concluded. They say there is evidence that seeding the oceans with iron so that the algae that live there will multiply and devour more CO2 − thus ...


    By Climate News Network

  • El Niño lowers early production outlook in Southern Africa

    Crop and livestock production prospects in Southern Africa have been weakened by the El Niño weather phenomenon that has lowered rains and increased temperatures. A reduced agricultural output would follow on last year's disappointing season, which has already contributed to higher food prices and "could acutely impact the food security situation in 2016," according to a special alert ...

  • Bioprospecting Moringa - Sustainable practices for production and utilization

    2 day Global Moringa Meet (GMM 15) on November 21 & 22 , 2015 at Jaipur India shall provide new insight in the Bioprospecting Moringa - Sustainable practices for production and utilization and potentiality of this crop for future exploitation and formulate strategies for developing moringa failsafe farms and also helps new growers to have holistic information on moringa crop. ...


    By Advanced Biofuel Center

  • New European Oilseed Processing Center will help drive Bayer’s Seeds business

    On Tuesday, Bayer CropScience inaugurated its new European Oilseed Processing Center in Monheim at a ceremony attended by industry representatives, authorities, agricultural stakeholders and customers. With this facility, the company has substantially expanded its excellent platform to offer oilseed rape growers a fully integrated system from field production to delivery. “We see future ...


    By Bayer CropScience AG

  • Protecting against erosion after wildfire

    Soil erosion after wildfire can be substantially reduced by using a combination of sowing grass seeds and protecting the soil with a layer of straw, a Spanish study suggests. The authors of the research found that, although seeding alone made little difference, the combination of straw mulch and seeding reduced soil erosion by 93%. The European countries that are worst affected by wildfires are ...

  • EPA Finds Neonicotinoid Seed Treatments of Little or No Benefit to U.S. Soybean Production

    Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released an analysis of the benefits of neonicotinoid seed treatments for insect control in soybeans. Neonicotinoid pesticides are a class of insecticides ...

  • Sowing the seeds of stable agriculture

    In a country with a precarious history of food insecurity, one award-winning research institution is driving change in Senegal by focusing on training farmers and helping them to diversify their ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • FAO warns of potential food security crisis as security situation in the Central African Republic worsens

    Despite security challenges in half of the prefectures, farmers in the Central African Republic are counting on the next agriculture season to restore their food production capacity to avoid risks of famine and malnutrition. Since last year when they had to flee the violence, farming communities had to abandon their fields along the main roads to replant deep in the bush. This disruption lead ...

  • Ensuring food security for the future

    Access to an adequate and nutritious diet is about more than agricultural productivity. Which factors contribute to food insecurity, how do they relate to other development challenges, and what can scientific knowledge bring to efforts to tackle hunger and malnutrition? This Spotlight presents an in-depth analysis including opinions, facts and figures, key reports and useful links. Rikin Gandhi, ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • National Collegiate Crops Contest

    The National Crops Judging Contest consists of three parts: plant and seed identification, commercial grain grading, and seed analysis. The Kansas City and Chicago contests represent the national finals of collegiate crops competition for the year. Preparation for crops contests teaches evaluation of crops for quality relative to certification, viability and marketing. Students learn in great ...

  • The Global Seeds Market is Projected to Reach $85,237.6 million by 2018

    This report estimates the market size of the global seeds in terms of revenue. The global seeds market is projected to reach $85,237.6 million by 2018, due to increasing worldwide demand for food at CAGR of 12.1% from 2013 to 2018. Global seeds market drivers, restraints &; challenges, winning imperatives, burning issues, and trends are discussed in detail in this report. Significant ...

  • Fewer indicators may be sufficient to assess soil quality

    Although soil quality is best assessed using a wide range of indicators, a smaller set may be more practical and still provide the necessary information needed to choose between land management systems. This is the conclusion of a new study in Brazil that evaluated three different indexes of soil quality based on three sets of indicators. In order to ensure farming is sustainable, there is a ...

  • Burundi set to embrace hybrid maize seeds

    Farmers in Burundi are set to benefit from new high-yielding, fast-maturing hybrid maize seeds that are also resistant to maize streak virus. The varieties are being tested by the Burundi Institute of Agronomic Sciences (ISABU) and should be available to farmers in September. Two seed companies, Pannar and Naseco, based ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Jojoba Jaipur 2013

    The Global Jojoba World 2013, an International Workshop on Jojoba Agronomy Horticultural and oil Production, under the patronage of the BBA, will take place in Jaipur, India on July 30 & 31, 2013. Science and Horticulture for People, the theme of the workshop, emphasizes scientific components of successful Jojoba farming and how it relates to scientists, producers, consumers and society at ...


    By Advanced Biofuel Center

  • Global Seeds Industry

    Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Global Seeds Industry ...


    By ReportLinker

  • Rural India left out of S&T system

    Scientific research in India needs to integrate better with rural development issues say Rajeswari S. Raina and Kasturi Mandal. India’s Prime Minister Manmohan Singh promised in January 2012 a massive expansion of funding and facilities for Indian science. The 12th Five-Year Plan (2012–2017) pledges inclusive development through scientific knowledge and technological ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Global Moringa Meet 2012 presents Bioprospecting Moringa - Sustainable practices for production and utilization

    2 day Global Moringa Meet (GMM 12) on November 25 & 26 , 2012 at Jaipur India shall provide new insight in the Bioprospecting Moringa - Sustainable practices for production and utilization and potentiality of this crop for future exploitation and formulate strategies for developing moringa failsafe farms and also helps new growers to have holistic information on moringa crop. Moringa oleifera ...


    By Advanced Biofuel Center

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