Sowing News

  • John Deere introduces two new tillage tools: 2230 Field Cultivator & 2330 Mulch Finisher

    To help producers prepare a more agronomically sound seedbed ahead of the planter in often short time windows, John Deere introduces two new tillage tools. These next-generation secondary tillage implements are designed from "below the ground up" to work faster and smarter, making customers more productive while effectively handling tough soil conditions and high levels of crop residue at speeds ...


    By John Deere

  • For more structure, ergonomics, and animal wellbeing: The `MoreFlex` free movement farrowing pen

    With an innovative pen concept, WEDA Dammann & Westerkamp ensure more animal wellbeing in sow managements: the farrowing pen “MoreFlex” is convincing, mainly due to its ergonomic and flexible technology. As opposed to customary products, the innovation of the new WEDA Farrowing Pen is featuring low pen walls, an array of farrowing pen and piglets’ nest, as well as greater ...

  • Rice paddies raise methane threat

    Directly seeding rice into fields rather than transplanting it into flooded paddies would dramatically reduce methane emissions and slow down climate change, according to scientists studying the staple crop. A number of experiments in Asia, particularly in the Philippines and Japan, show that a change in ...


    By Climate News Network

  • No change for KBI’s water strategy under new owners

    The acquisition of a majority stake in Kleinwort Benson Investors (KBI) by Euronext-listed asset manager Amundi earlier this week is not expected to have an immediate impact on KBI’s water strategy, an insider told GWI today. Although KBI suffered a blow in April this year when it lost the sub-advisory mandate for the $430 million Calvert Global Water Fund, the remainder of its global water ...

  • Remain vigilant for rising aphid numbers

    According to the most recent AHDB aphid alert summary, although a marginal increase in activity has been recorded in recent weeks, total aphid numbers still remain relatively low for the time of year.   However, it’s possible that aphids may still be present in potato crops as they head towards maturity, and with the hot weather seen recently, aphids could become an increasing threat ...


    By Certis UK

  • World Agri-Tech 2016: Technology Showcase Open for Submissions

    The World Agri-Tech Investment Summit is now accepting applications for Technology Showcase presentations at the upcoming summit in London on November 2-3, 2016. If you’re looking for new investment in the agri-tech space, the World ...


    By Rethink Events Ltd.

  • Syngenta launches new biological seed treatment

    Syngenta today announced the launch of the EPIVIO brand family, a range of new biostimulants which address abiotic stresses through seed treatment. Over the last five years Syngenta has developed abiotic stress management testing capabilities to simulate drought, heat, cold and nutrient stresses. Seed treatment products resulting from this R&D platform are now commercialized under the ...


    By Syngenta

  • Valoya expands its selection of professional LED grow lights

    The Valoya C-series is complemented with the C75 DIM, a 1475 mm (5 feet) model in addition to the previously launched 1200 and 1800 mm models (4 and 6 feet). C-series fixtures are ideal for growth rooms and chambers, vertical farms and other demanding applications, where high IP rating and high light intensity is needed. The ultra slim design of C-series allows installation in a limited space and ...


    By Valoya Oy

  • 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 ...

  • 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.

  • Zaad and Chromatin Agree to Produce and Distribute Sorghum Seed in Africa

    Chromatin, Inc. and Zaad Holdings LTD, announced today that they have entered into a long-term alliance to produce and distribute planting seed for grain and forage sorghum throughout the African continent. Zaad, a vertically integrated agriculture company, distributes seed to Africa’s growers through a network of subsidiaries and established brands. Chromatin, an agriculture technology ...


    By Chromatin, Inc.

  • Ohio State Offers Digital Guides to Weed Identification and Management

    Weed scientists in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University have developed several digital weed identification and management guides for growers and are now offering them on both Android and Apple operating platforms. The guides, written by members of the Ohio State University Weed Team, help growers identify weeds in order to manage them before ...


    By Ohio State University

  • Pollinators vital to our food supply under threat

    A growing number of pollinator species worldwide are being driven toward extinction by diverse pressures, many of them human-made, threatening millions of livelihoods and hundreds of billions of dollars worth of food supplies, according to the first global assessment of pollinators. However, the assessment, a two-year study conducted and released today by the Intergovernmental ...

  • 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

  • Over 500 attendees join the agri-evolution!

    Agribusiness Congress East Africa 2016 brought over 500 agri-professionals, including visitors, conference delegates and exhibitors to Mlimani City Conference Centre - and that was just day one.  Before we kick-off the agri-evolution for one more day, here are some highlights from yesterday. The official welcome ceremony was opened by Agriculture ...

  • Meta-Analysis Results to be presented during IPPE Technology XChange

    The results of a meta-analysis showing that Saccharomyces cerevisiae boulardii CNCM I-1079 helps increase sow feed intake during lactation, will be presented during a Technology XChange at the International Processing and Production Expo (IPPE), in Atlanta, Ga. The meta-analysis shows the results of 10 commercial trials throughout Europe and North America. The studies show that sows supplemented ...


    By Lallemand Animal Nutrition

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Mow Your Pastures to See Greener Grass, and Other Pasture Improvement Tips

    Livestock producers who want a simple way to improve their pastures may want to consider using a tool similar to what most homeowners use to keep their neighbors happy — a mower, only bigger. Not only does mowing keep pastures looking nice, it also helps remove weeds, said Chris Penrose, an Ohio State University Extension educator. OSU Extension is the outreach arm of the College of Food, ...


    By Ohio State University

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