Crop Cultivation News

  • Grey on Green: The Quiet Decline of One Tree in Alaska’s Temperate Rainforest

    Culturally vital, ecologically unique, and economically valuable, the yellow cedar’s fate is closely tied to snow I am in the middle of the most pristine forest in North America; in all likelihood no one has stood where I stand for hundreds of years. And I am surrounded by dead trees. Huge, monolithic individuals, three feet across and over a hundred feet tall – and the vast majority ...


    By Earth Island Institute

  • Scientists Create Plants That Produce Their Own Fertilizer

    Plants will be able to produce their own fertilizer in the future meaning farmers will not have to purchase and spread fertilizers for their crops anymore. The resulting increase in food production will also benefit countless numbers of people across the globe, who would otherwie go hungry. While statements like these may sound more like something out of a science fiction novel, a new study ...


    By AZoNetwork UK Ltd.

  • Grain Cloud is nominated for the Elmia Agricultural Innovation Award 2018

    Our new app Grain Cloud has been nominated for the Elmia Innovation Award 2018. Read more about the Elmia Innovation Award here. Grain Cloud is an app that quickly and easily ...


    By Skandia Elevator

  • ASA Now Seeking Nominations for Annual Soy Recognition Awards

    The American Soybean Association (ASA) wants to recognize exceptional soy volunteers and leaders—and we need your help. During ASA’s annual awards banquet, individuals will be recognized and honored for state association volunteerism, distinguished leadership achievements and long-term, significant contributions to the soybean industry. The nomination period is open through Oct. 15, ...

  • Soy Growers in Middle of Tariff Feud with China Stand to Suffer Most

    America’s soy growers are lined up even more precisely in the crosshairs of President Trump’s contentious tariff confrontation with China. President Trump announced Monday that $200 billion in additional Chinese goods will be hit with a 10 percent tariff, deepening the likely free fall in prices that producers of soy and soy products are feeling directly in their wallets and which ...

  • A new generation of Indian farmers rejects industrial food production

    Supported by the Amrita Bhoomi Agroecology Centre, young farmers are experimenting with natural farming methods, while saving money and lives in the process. India may be famous for its food, but the way in which it grows its ingredients is notoriously bad. Stories of the nation’s chemical spills, soil contamination, groundwater depletion, and lost biodiversity are depressing, not to ...

  • The Seeds of Change Golf Tournament

    Fremont, a Kurita company was proud to be a sponsor of The Seeds of Change Golf Tournament, hosted by Poet Biofuels. Seeds of Change, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, is dedicated to cultivating hope across nations by transforming education, agriculture, and environmental conditions to support worldwide, sustainable development. Rob Herbon, Fremont Director of Corporate Accounts, spoke at ...


    By Kurita

  • Creating the Perfect Environmental and Atmospheric Conditions for Vertical Farming

    The global population is rapidly expanding, and new technologies are required to enable us to keep up with rising food demands. Vertical farming provides a secure supply of food year-round while using minimal space, water, and energy. Creating the perfect environment, and especially the perfect CO2atmosphere, in vertical farms is essential for optimizing crop yields and farm economics. ...


    By Edinburgh Sensors Ltd

  • Green Tech expands, turning trash into fertilizer

    Abigail O’Neal high fives a resident at the launch of a major recycling project in Road Town on Wednesday. Looking on is Lynette Harrigan of the BVI Tourist Board. If all goes as planned, the British Virgin Islands could become a model for transforming waste into resource for food security as early as 2019. “We can be an example to the world. I really think we can,” said Abigail ...

  • EU yellow card hits Vietnam exports

    A CLAMPDOWN by the European Union has led to a market fall in seafood exports from Vietnam. The EU has been closely monitoring Vietnamese fishing practices in an attempt to put an end to illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing. Late last year it became so concerned that it showed a yellow card to Vietnam, which appears to be having the desired effect. The Vietnam Association ...


    By FISHupdate

  • Minnesota Premium Garlic Project Field Days: June 30 in Kenyon, July 7 in Chokio

    SFA’s Upper Midwest Garlic Growers Group and the Minnesota Premium Garlic Project are hosting two upcoming field days on opposite sides of Minnesota, with more to come this fall. ...

  • BioSafe Systems Introduces PVent® Biological Fungicide

    BioSafe Systems announces the release of PVent® Biological Fungicide. An enhancement in microbial fungicide technology, PVent provides growers with an easy-to-use, versatile IPM tool. This innovative development was spearheaded through a strategic partnership between two family-owned businesses: BioSafe Systems and Lallemand Plant Care. Due to its active ingredient, a 93% Gliocladium ...


    By BioSafe Systems, LLC

  • Welfare award for MH’s Steve Bracken

    MARINE Harvest Scotland’s longest serving employee, Steve Bracken, was thanked for his commitment to fish welfare at a special presentation in Fort William yesterday. Two members of the RSPCA Assured scheme (formerly known as Freedom Food) surprised Bracken, Marine Harvest’s business support manager, when they arrived at the company’s Stob Ban office to make the presentation. ...


    By FISHupdate

  • The Role of LEDS in Speed Breeding

    Some of the most important crops for feeding the ever-increasing global population include wheat and barley. In order to meet the future demand, scientists have a task of finding ways to improve efficiencies in breeding these and other, similar plant species. Typically, more than 10 years  are needed to develop novel cultivars with an advanced agronomic performance.  On one hand it is ...


    By Valoya Oy

  • Norway Royal Salmon Q1 earnings down

    NORWAY Royal Salmon (NRS) has become the third major aquaculture company in recent days, after Bakkafrost and Lerøy, to report a drop in 2018 first quarter earnings and profits resulting from lower salmon prices. The company announced an operational EBIT (operating profit) of NOK 193 million against NOK 205 million for Q1 2017. The EBIT per kg this period was NOK 18.78 against ...


    By FISHupdate

  • Bakkafrost Q1 down, but outlook good

    THE Bakkafrost Group, the largest salmon farming company in the Faroe Islands, today unveiled a first quarter operating profit (EBIT) of 268.2 million Danish kroners (£31.7 million) for the first three months of this year. The figure is down on the Q1 performance for same period in 2017 when the EBIT was DKK 335.5 million, but that was at a time when salmon prices were at a record high ...


    By FISHupdate

  • DIY Snacks Save on Packaging

    It’s easy to grab a single-serve bag of chips and throw them in with a sandwich for lunch or take them along for a quick snack. But did you know it’s almost as easy to make and bag your own? Plus, you’ll know exactly what has been sprinkled on the chips, maybe just salt if that’s your preference. Here’s a recipe for Quick DIY Tortilla Chips, but there are many ...


    By Eco Partners, Inc.

  • Wääksyn Puutarha

    Wääksyn Puutarha invested in hybrid lighting for seedling area at the end of year 2017. Also HPS fixtures were renewed and Netled delivered lighting plan, fixtures and plug-and-play -cabling to the project. “After investment light levels are optimal for seedling production and electricity capacity remained the same. Lighting is one of the key element when grower needs to ...


    By Netled Oy

  • DNA Genetics Signs LOI with Segra for Landmark Plant Micropropagation Program in California

    VANCOUVER, April 18th, 2018 – Segra International Corp. (“Segra” or “the Company”) is pleased to announce that DNA Genetics has signed a Letter of Intent with Segra to develop a program in California regarding plant micropropagation (also known as ‘tissue culture’). According to this letter of intent, DNA Genetics and Segra will transition a set of ...


    By Segra International Corp.

  • EU issues implementing regulation on novel foods

    On 19 March 2018, the European Union issued a Regulation implementing article 4 of Regulation 2283/2015 on novel foods. The new regulation concerns the consultation process for the determination of novel food status. The regulation becomes effective on 8 April 2018. Verisk 3E Analysis Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/456 of 19 March 2018 on the ...


    By Verisk 3E

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