Sunflower Farming News

  • Avoiding the Slippery Slope of Environmental Concerns With Non-toxic Biolubricants

    The lubricants industry is acutely aware of the need for environmentally-conscious options and sustainable development choices. In response to this demand, biolubricants began to make their mark a few years back. The term biolubricants applies to all lubricants that biodegrade expediently and which are non-toxic for both human beings and aquatic habitats. They may be plant-oil based (such as ...

  • Harvester in the world

    “Harvester in the world”is the title of the precious volume that Capello sponsored and realized after more than four years of study and research. During the 37th National Agricultural Fair in Savigliano, the book was presented to the public in early 2018. ...


    By Capello Srl

  • Sunflower Shrimp uses our folding frame tanks for their indoor shrimp-growing operation

    Bob and Deb Daniels recently purchased three tanks for their indoor shrimp-growing business, Sunflower Shrimp, in Oxford, KS, and they sent us some fantastic pictures showing us the unique way in which they are using our Husky portable tanks. Check out their letter about their new tanks below: Bonnie, As promised, attached I have included some pictures of the Husky tanks we have ...


    By Husky Portable Containment

  • USSEC Attends World Soy-Feeds Conference in Russia

    The World Soy-Feeds Conference is one of the main annual events in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) for local crushers, feed millers and livestock companies. Organized in Saint Petersburg, the event’s main goal is to disseminate the latest international information from the field of market trends, soy processing, and soy ingredient use in animal feeds by the rapidly ...

  • Biological control of weeds via their own aromas

    Plant experts in the Netherlands can still become enthusiastic about a special variety of broomrape. Farmers in southern countries, however, are less impressed because broomrape and its ‘sister’ striga are considered a harmful weed in these regions. Research in the Laboratory of Plant Physiology of Wageningen University shows how useful insects that can control this weed may lend a ...

  • Robust outlook for global cereal supplies in 2016

    World cereal production in 2016 is set to amount to 2 521 million tonnes, just 0.2 percent off last year's large output and the third-highest global performance on record, according to FAO's first forecast for the new season, released today. Large inventory levels and relatively sluggish global demand mean that market conditions for staple food grains appear stable for at least another season, ...

  • 64 m3 Hardox Tipper Trailer from Arslan

    Arslan Damper will provide a big advantage to its customers with new developed 64 m3 new generation Hardox body trailer in order to carry sunflower seeds, pulp and similar light products. The name of the new model is ARS 12000. 64 m3 ARS 12000 developed in Arslan Tipper facilities located in Aliaga Organized Industrial Zone gets big attention. ARS 12000, developed by the Arslan Damper engineers, ...

  • Choosing for not-genetically modified soy results in higher costs for livestock

    If the Netherlands together with Germany, France, Poland and Hungary would choose for an opt-out of the use of genetically modified (GM) soy in animal feed, then the current use of soy products in animal feed in these five countries must decrease by 40 to 50% to ensure that the demand for non-GM soy from the European Union (EU) does not exceed the available amount on the world market. Mid-term (3 ...

  • Some plants are more sensitive to herbicides during reproductive stages of life cycle

    This study assessed the effects of herbicides on non-target plants in Denmark and Canada. The findings showed that some plants are more sensitive to herbicides in the reproductive stages of their life cycle and can experience delays in flowering and reduced seed production. The authors say future ecological assessments should consider reproductive outcomes. Herbicides are some of the most widely ...

  • EPA Cites FMC Corp. For Violating Federal Pesticide Law

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has issued a complaint against Philadelphia-based FMC Corporation for violations of the federal pesticide law related to the marketing and distribution of its agricultural product, “Stallion Brand Insecticide.” EPA cited FMC for violating the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), a federal law requiring the registration ...

  • Bayer CropScience acquires European distribution rights for biofungicide Contans from Belchim Crop Protection

    Bayer CropScience announced today that it has acquired the sole European distribution rights for the biological fungicide Contans™ WG from Belchim Crop Protection NV effective October 1, 2014. This acquisition further strengthens Bayer CropScience’s crop protection portfolio and is another step in building up a comprehensive range of biologicals as part of integrated crop solutions. ...


    By Bayer Crop Science AG

  • Harper Government Invests to Create New Seed Varieties for the Sunflower Sector

    Member of Parliament Larry Maguire (Brandon-Souris), on behalf of Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and the Honourable Ron Kostyshyn, Manitoba Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development, today announced a combined federal-provincial investment of over $1.8 million to the National Sunflower Association of Canada (NSAC) to develop new seed varieties and boost sunflower acreage in ...

  • Bee-friendly agri-environmental schemes need diverse habitats

    Diverse agri-environmental schemes which combine flowering crops with semi-natural habitats, such as grasslands and hedgerows, will be best for bees, new research suggests. The researchers examined the foraging behaviour of honey bees, bumblebees and other wild bees and found that all bees used semi-natural habitats, which were particularly important for wild bees, in addition to crops, such as ...

  • Africa and India cultivate agricultural research ties

    Africa and India are gearing up to further enhance cooperation in agricultural science, technology and innovation, and move beyond dialogue to a range of practical options from a virtual biotech platform to ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • MSC labelled Pacific skipjack tuna arrives in Europe

    The world’s largest tuna fishery, the PNA skipjack tuna free school purse seine fishery, will be delivering the MSC labelled skipjack tuna from the Pacific into Europe in November 2013. Austrian retailer, SPAR, are the first to offer MSC labelled canned skipjack tuna from the Central and Western Pacific oceans where the MSC certified sustainable Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA) skipjack ...

  • Syngenta Launches Novel Seed Treatment Insecticide

    Syngenta announced the registration in Argentina of FORTENZA™, a novel seed treatment insecticide, for use on soybean, corn and sunflower. Further registrations are pending in multiple countries for both seed treatment and foliar uses across all major field crops. The global peak sales potential of the FORTENZA product family is expected to be around $300 million. FORTENZA is based on the ...


    By Syngenta

  • Syngenta showcases significant potential of Diverse Field Crops portfolio

    Syngenta today continues a series of strategic crop updates with a focus on the potential of Diverse Field Crops. At a two day meeting for analysts and investors in Russia, the focus will be on sunflower, oilseed rape and sugar beet. These crops have a combined sales potential of over $2.2 billion in 2020. Increasing consumption of healthy oils is fuelling demand for oilseeds. As the only global ...


    By Syngenta

  • Despite weather extremes EU-27 cereal production in 2013 expected to be higher than last year

    This year total cereal production in the EU-271 is forecast to be well above 2012 levels and above the average of the past five years. This agricultural year has so far been marked by an unusually prolonged winter for western and central Europe and heavy rainfall in May and June. However, the impact of poor weather on crops in some areas of the EU has been offset in other areas; for example, the ...


    By European Commission

  • Decision to restrict use of neonicotinoid-containing products will not improve bee health

    Despite failing to achieve a qualified majority in the Appeal Committee, the European Commission has announced a restriction on the use of neonicotinoid-containing products on bee-attractive crops, a decision that Bayer CropScience considers disproportionate and one that distracts attention away from the real issues surrounding poor bee health. Only around half of the member states voted for the ...


    By Bayer Crop Science AG

  • Neonicotinoid pesticides are a huge risk – so ban is welcome, says EEA

    The European Commission has decided to ban three neonicotinoid insecticides. These chemicals can harm honeybees, according to a large body of scientific evidence, so the European Environment Agency (EEA) commends the precautionary decision to ban them. The three banned insecticides are clothianidin, imidacloprid and thiametoxam. A ...

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