Tobacco Farming News

  • Review reveals problems protecting workers from pesticides

    Dozens of farmworkers looked up at the little yellow plane buzzing over the Florida radish field, a mist of pesticide falling from its wings. Farmworkers are supposed to be protected by government rules regulating exposure to toxic farm chemicals. But in this case, the breeze pushed the pesticide over the crew in a neighboring field, where it fell mostly on women, including at least one who was ...


    By Associated Press

  • Controlling resilient plant viruses with steam

    Combining steam with heat-producing chemicals could control pathogenic viruses in soil, finds new research. The study examined how effective different forms of heat sterilisation of soil were at inactivating three plant viruses. While steam alone was enough to eradicate two of the viruses, the highly resilient tobacco mosaic virus required the addition of exothermic chemicals to reduce it by 97%. ...

  • Farm bill takes aim at state animal welfare laws

    The future of state laws that regulate everything from the size of a hen's cage to the safe consumption of Gulf oysters may be at stake as farm bill negotiators work to resolve a long-simmering fight between agriculture and animal welfare interests. The House Agriculture Committee added language to its version of the farm bill earlier this year that says a state cannot impose certain production ...


    By Associated Press

  • Senate passes half-trillion dollar farm bill

    The Senate on Monday passed a five-year, half-trillion-dollar farm bill that expands government subsidies for crop insurance, rice and peanuts while making small cuts to food stamps. The bill passed on a bipartisan 66-27 vote. The legislation, which costs almost $100 billion annually, also would eliminate subsidies that are paid to farmers whether they farm or not. All told, it would save about ...


    By Associated Press

  • Fast and Precise Water Activity Measurements

    Water activity in perishable foods and pharmaceutical products has a significant influence on their shelf life and storability. Water activity also has a determining influence on the quality of a product, its stability, taste and aroma. Rotronic offers a complete range of water activity products. The devices are accurate and characterized by their high efficiency, exchangeability and ease of ...


    By ROTRONIC AG

  • The HygroPalm23 Cased Set - Guarantees efficient measurement of water activity

    Bassersdorf  - The measurement of water activity plays a decisive part in the quality inspection of humidity-sensitive products. The free water in a product influences its microbiological, chemical and enzymatic stability, and has a significant influence on the shelf life of the product. Rotronic offers a cased set for all those who are interested in guaranteed precise measurement of water ...


    By ROTRONIC AG

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