Sunflower Farming News

  • 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

  • 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, ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • The sunny side of the street

    Sunflower seed husks, a huge waste product of the vegetable oil and food industry, could be used as an environmentally friendly filler, or aggregate, for concrete according to Turkish researchers writing in the International Journal of Environment and Waste Management. The team demonstrated that the use of husks reduces the density of concrete as well as boosting the material’s resistance ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • NivuLog SunFlow

    No power supply available but you need permanent flow measurement anyway? - Now this is possible without any problems! Introducing the NivuLog SunFlow, NIVUS has developed an independent and solar-powered flow measurement station with integrated data transmission via GPRS. The robust and compact enclosure contains all components needed such as solar panel, flow calculator, modem, ...


    By NIVUS GmbH

  • EPA Region 7 to Participate at National Association of Farm Broadcasting Trade Talk Event Nov. 8 in Kansas City, Mo.

    EPA Region 7 officials will be available for interviews at the annual National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB) Trade Talk event at the Westin Crown Center Hotel in Kansas City, Mo., on Thursday, Nov. 8. Interview topics include regulatory updates on air and water quality programs, animal feeding operations, nutrient management and pesticides. WHAT: National Association of ...

  • PA Region 7 to participate at national association of Farm Broadcasting Trade Talk Event, Nov. 10 in Kansas City, Mo.

    EPA officials will attend the annual National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB) Trade Talk event at the Westin Crown Center Hotel in Kansas City, Mo., on Thursday, Nov. 10. Interview topics include regulatory updates on air and water quality programs, animal feeding operations, nutrient management and pesticides. WHAT: National Association of Farm Broadcasting Convention and ...

  • Tuthill Drive Systems Debuts New Stalk Hog at National Farm Machinery Show, February 16 - 19, 2011

    Tuthill Drive Systems, a division of Tuthill Corporation today announced the introduction of a new product designed to protect the tires of heavy machinery such as combines, grain carts and semi-trucks. Stalk Hog will extend the life of valuable tires and save frequent expensive tire replacements. Tuthill Drive Systems has the answer to the increasing issue of wear and tear on ...


  • Josh Svaty selected as senior adviser to EPA’s region 7 administrator Karl Brooks (IA, KS, MO, NE)

    Today, EPA Region 7 Administrator Karl Brooks announced the selection of Josh Svaty, who just served as Secretary of the Kansas Department of Agriculture, to be his senior adviser. “I look forward to working closely with Josh on the range of urgent environmental issues we face,” said Karl Brooks, regional administrator. “His varied experiences representing a rural district in ...

  • The burning issue of combine harvester fires

    Preventative and precautionary measures are essential in reducing the potential for combine harvester fires, according to a Grains Research and Development Corporation-funded investigation into the issue. A spate of harvester fires last season on South Australia’s Yorke Peninsula triggered industry concerns and led to the GRDC seeking an independent investigation and report on harvester ...

  • Sputnik and sunflow dedicate megawatt plant on 20 former NATO bunkers in the franconian town of Markt Taschendorf

    With a total output of one megawatt the solar power plant on the former ordnance depot is one of the largest in Franconia. Twenty-seven inverters made by the Swiss manufacturer Sputnik Engineering AG turn the power generated by the 5,700 solar modules into the alternating current used on the grid. The solar modules generate roughly one million kilowatts annually, enough to power 400 households. ...


    By Solar Max

  • Australian soil could help fortify US sunflowers

    Improved disease resistance could be in store for tomorrow’s sunflower varieties, thanks to plants that ARS scientists collected in Australia and are evaluating in greenhouse trials in Fargo, North Dakota. ARS plant pathologist Thomas Gulya and ARS botanist Gerald Seiler collected seeds of wild sunflowers while in Australia from February 17 to March 14, 2007. The ARS Plant Exploration Office ...

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