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  • New John Deere Connect Mobile App Helps Growers Monitor Spraying and Planting Equipment in Real Time

    To help growers monitor, adjust and learn from the performance of their planter or sprayer while it moves through the field, the company has introduced the new John Deere Connect Mobile App.   Over time, Connect Mobile will include other operations, such as harvesting, the ability to add more data and to help growers make better-informed decisions with greater confidence. "By using ...


    By John Deere

  • NCC Survey Suggests U.S. Producers to Plant 11.0 Million Acres of Cotton in 2017

    U.S. cotton producers intend to plant 11.0 million cotton acres this spring, up 9.4 percent from 2016, according to the National Cotton Council’s 36th Annual Early Season Planting Intentions Survey. (see table attached) Upland cotton intentions are 10.8 million acres, up 8.8 percent from 2016, while extra-long staple (ELS) intentions of 266,000 acres represent a 36.9 percent increase. The ...

  • Visser invites you to IPM 2017!

    IPM Essen is the world’s leading horticulture trade show. The entire value chain of plants, including production, technology, floristry and garden features is presented. Visser would like to welcome you to see our latest solutions and discuss solutions for your company. The Visser booth will feature: New line for young plant vegetable growers. ...


    By Visser Horti Systems B.V.

  • Transplanter Pic-O-Mat Vision

    Visser has developed a transplanter that is capable of fully transplanting your destination pack even when your source trays do not have 100% perfect plants. The transplanter is equipped with a new type of gripper which makes it possible to form a picture of the plant when it’s held in the gripper. With the vision system, it can be determined if the plant meets the ...


    By Visser Horti Systems B.V.

  • Green Dot Bioplastics Introduces New Biodegradable Plastic for Horticultural Applications

    What's more symbolic of sustainability than nurturing a healthy garden? Greenhouses and gardeners can now lessen the environmental impact of plastic pots with a new high-performing biodegradable plastic from Green Dot Bioplastics. Made from 80 percent reclaimed and 80 percent biobased material, Terratek® BD2114 from Green Dot Bioplastics is a renewable and biodegradable ...


    By Green Dot Bioplastics LLC

  • John Deere introduces Gen 4 Extended Monitor & Rate Controller 2000 for 2017

    To enhance the farm equipment operator's ability to better monitor and control a wide variety of machine functions and field operations, John Deere introduces two new solutions for 2017. The new Gen 4 Extended Monitor is available for producers who want an additional in-cab display to more conveniently oversee their operations with two monitors. This solution is ideal for customers wanting to ...


    By John Deere

  • Rice Processing steps: From Pre-planting to Postproduction

    Rice, which is harvested each year with 154 million ha, is the most common grain as well as the most popular food in the world. Human consumption accounts for 85% of total production for rice, compared with 72% for wheat and 19% for maize. In addition, rice is the the most important crop for many of small farmers who grow it throughout the world, and the source of so many landless ...

  • Rice Processing steps: From Pre-planting to Postproductio

     Rice, which is harvested each year with 154 million ha, is the most common grain as well as the most popular food in the world. Human consumption accounts for 85% of total production for rice, compared with 72% for wheat and 19% for maize. In addition, ...

  • Large Market Potential of Modernized Rice Milling Machine in the Future

    The Urgency of Adopting Modern Rice Milling Technology ◆ On the part of developed countries, such as USA, UK, Australia, Canada With the remarkable economic growth and stable supply situation of rice, consumers’ demand change from food quantity to food security and ...

  • Sustainable mechanization has much to offer in sub-Saharan Africa

    Feeding the burgeoning world population will require significant improvements in agricultural productivity, above all in Africa, and mechanization and appropriate mechanization strategies have a large role to play, according to a new report from FAO. The opportunity must be guided in a way that meets smallholder farmers' needs and that does not require a Green-Revolution type of approach with ...

  • Merck Opens New OLED Materials Production Plant in Darmstadt

    Merck strengthens its position in the OLED materials business with a new production plant Investment of around € 30 million Fivefold increase in production capacity Merck aims to sustainably secure its leadership in display materials Merck, a leading science and technology company, today announced that it has opened its new production plant for OLED ...


    By Merck

  • DANTECH FiltraSurimi Plant

    Dantech will the upcoming weeks test the new large capacity FiltraSurimi® Plant before delivery. With participation of our suppliers a test of the complete setup will be carried out. We have optimized the way surimi is normally being produced, focusing on clean processing and higher yields. Everyone delivering systems or solutions to the plant has worked closely ...

  • 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 ...

  • AgroFresh introduces LandSpring technology, an innovative pre-planting application that reduces transplant shock in tomatoes and peppers

    AgroFresh Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: AGFS), a global leader in produce freshness solutions, has introduced its new LandSpring product, a 1-Methylcyclopropene (1-MCP) technology for use on transplanted vegetable seedlings.  LandSpring, currently registered for use on tomato and pepper crops, reduces transplant shock resulting in lower seedling mortality and faster crop establishment, which ...


    By AgroFresh

  • British Crop Production Council challenges Green Alliance`s opposition to glyphosate and GM crops

    Dr Colin Ruscoe, chairman of BCPC, has contacted Keith Taylor, Green MEP for SE England, to challenge the 'Green Alliance of 46 MEPs opposed to renewal of glyphosate licences. The EU Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed continues to be deadlocked over renewal of licences for ...


  • Weather Fluctuations Impact Soybeans Less Than Other Field Crops

    From freezing temperatures and snow flurries to sunny, 80-degree days in a span of a week — if this type of strange weather continues, growers across Ohio want to know, will this have a negative impact on soybean crops? Not really, according to a field crops expert in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University.   Laura Lindsey, a soybean ...


    By Ohio State University

  • Vineland Creating Opportunities with Okra

    Coupled with growth in demand for local food and exotic vegetables, diversification can provide Ontario growers with profitable alternatives to conventional crops. According to Statistics Canada, over six million kilograms of okra are imported into Canada every year, yet domestic production is limited. The ability to develop local production systems to supply this emerging market can help promote ...

  • From butter beans to pigeon peas: UN launches International Year of Pulses

    Pulses, including all kinds of dried beans and peas, are a cheap, delicious and highly nutritious source of protein and vital micronutrients that can greatly benefit people’s health and livelihoods, particularly in developing countries -- that was the UN's message at the launch of the International Year of Pulses ...

  • Seaweed extract benefits petunia, tomato transplants

    Seaweed extracts are used widely in agriculture and horticulture production systems. Benefits of the extracts can include early seed germination and establishment, improved crop performance and yield, increased resistance to biotic and abiotic stress, and enhanced postharvest shelf life. A study in the August 2015 issue of HortTechnology determined the effects of rockweed extract, applied as a ...

  • Forage crop promising as ecologically friendly ornamental groundcover

    A new, ecologically friendly groundcover for warm-weather landscapes is on the horizon. Rhizoma peanut, a warm-season perennial native to South America, has been used almost exclusively as a forage crop in the United States since the 1930s, but a study in the July HortScience says the perennial has potential as an ornamental groundcover or turf alternative. "Rhizoma peanut is grown in U.S. ...

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