Forest Harvesting News

  • Semios Wins British Columbia Technology Impact Award

    Semios, the provider of a precision agriculture solution to growers of tree fruits and tree nuts, is pleased to announce it has been named ‘Most Promising Startup’ at the 2017 BC Technology Impact Awards.  The TIA’s are the largest and longest running technology award program in British Columbia recognizing those companies with the greatest potential to ...


    By SemiosBio Technologies Inc.

  • John Deere Introduces Narrower Stick Booms for M-Series Tracked Harvesters

    To help loggers maximize timber quality, John Deere has upgraded its harvester stick boom attachment across all 800MH- and 900MH-Series tracked harvesters. The new stick boom geometry delivers the same high level of boom envelope performance, but with a narrower design to help operators minimize damage to harvested trees.   "Avoiding unnecessary damage to harvested trees while operating ...


    By John Deere

  • Heap and Haul: John Deere Adds 844K-III and 844K-III Aggregate Handler to Wheel Loader Lineup

    A pillar in mining and quarrying operations, the John Deere wheel loader family welcomes the addition of the 844K Series-III and 844K Series-III Aggregate Handler configuration. The workhorse machines offer customers increased uptime and the ability to sell more material more efficiently to improve their bottom lines. "The ...


    By John Deere

  • John Deere 800M-Series Tracked Feller Bunchers and Harvesters Now Equipped with Final Tier 4 Engines

    As a part of its commitment to offer loggers equipment designed to meet their needs, John Deere has upgraded the 800M-Series Tracked Feller Bunchers and 800MH-Series Tracked Harvesters with engines that meet FT4 emission standards. Building upon the revolutionary design launched in 2015, the machines are equipped to deliver premium performance, fluid efficiency, reliability and economical ...


    By John Deere

  • New John Deere Grading-Heel Buckets Offer

    John Deere is expanding its lineup of easy-to-use Worksite Pro attachments with the new grading-heel buckets. Specially designed for the new Small-Frame G-Series skid steers (312GR, ...


    By John Deere

  • Milling Made Simple With the New John Deere Cold Planer Attachment Line-Up

    Transform your skid steer, compact track loader (CTL) or compact wheel loader into an efficient milling machine with the latest addition to the John Deere Worksite Pro™ attachment lineup, the D-Series cold planers. These attachments are ideal for customers performing street repairs, matching uneven pavement surfaces, cutting drainage in parking lots and cleaning up around larger milling ...


    By John Deere

  • Maximising the yield of agricultural crop residues and biomass from forestry

    There is a huge potential for yield increase of agricultural crop residues and biomass from forestry in the European Union, Ukraine, Russia and Belarus. In a study for the European Commission, Ecofys has investigated the realistic and technical-sustainable potential for these regions. The research team developed and assessed best practice strategies for residue yield increase with regard to their ...


    By Ecofys

  • Droughts may shrink wine cork industry

    Climate change is threatening cork production in the forests of Spain and Portugal, making it more difficult to produce traditional wine bottle stoppers and putting an ancient and valuable industry at risk. A recent study by Portuguese researchers shows that cork − the thick bark of an oak tree species found mostly in the Iberian Peninsula − grows at a much slower rate during intense, ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Rising heat brings earlier vintage

    Global warming has begun to change the conditions for a fine wine harvest. The grapes are blooming earlier in Burgundy. The vintners of Vaud in Switzerland have a new harvest timetable. And the conditions for fine claret have ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Luna® Fungicide Label Expansion Gives Growers New Crops for Broad-Spectrum Disease Control

    Bayer has received notice that the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved an expanded label for Luna® fungicides permitting use on a larger group of fruit, nut and vegetable crops. Once approved in relevant states, these label expansions will be effective across a broad geographical ...


    By Bayer CropScience AG

  • European Cities once again look to PEFC-certified forests for their Christmas Trees!

    As has become our tradition, we end the year with Christmas trees! Cities across Europe have once again turned to local, PEFC-certified forests for their trees, ensuring that the chosen tree has come from a well-managed, sustainable forest. London’s festive season kicked off in sustainable style with the lighting of the iconic Trafalgar Square Christmas Tree. ...


    By PEFC International

  • The Bumper Apple Harvest continues – Cone Bottom Tanks bring cider makers success

    Amongst the growers reporting 2015 to be a record apple harvest are the monks of Ampleforth Abbey whose orchards in the North of England are still harvested by hand. The orchard comprises some 2,000 trees that span over 40 varieties of apple, with some being ready for harvest at different times of the year. Therefore, the yield will span over several months. According to official figures from The ...


    By ENDURAMAXX

  • Bayer innovations help secure world record barley harvest

    Innovative crop protection solutions from Bayer CropScience have helped a New Zealand farming couple break the world record yield for barley. Warren and Joy Darling, from Timaru in the country’s South Island, produced 13.8 tonnes per hectare, easily breaking the previous record of 12.2 tonnes held by Scottish grower Stockton Park since 1989. The new record was officially ratified by ...


    By Bayer CropScience AG

  • Apple digs in on green with China solar, US forest projects

    In a quest to be more green, Apple says it is investing in Chinese solar power and preserving forests that make environmentally friendly paper. The initiatives come as the tech giant this year met a self-imposed goal of powering all its U.S. operations with renewable energy to reduce carbon emissions - initiatives that have won high marks from environmental groups. On Thursday, Apple announced a ...


    By Associated Press

  • WBA welcomes new members

    WBA welcomes the following companies and associations to the global bioenergy association network. To access the complete list of WBA members, click here. Westtech Maschinenbau GmbH Austria ...

  • Controlling Weather Extremes – Turning Rainfall to an Advantage

    Shropshire and the surrounding areas are well known to experience seasonal flooding, according to the Shropshire Star.  Whilst wet ground conditions can be a burden, triggering increased costs, lower output and extra work, the advantages of rainfall certainly outweigh the opposite extreme of the weather spectrum. Shaun Jones, rural professional director of Halls, Shrewsbury, explained that ...


    By ENDURAMAXX

  • Transformations required in agriculture, forestry, fisheries and water management to halt biodiversity loss

    Although international efforts to halt biodiversity loss are producing results in some areas, they have not yet been able to improve the current state of biodiversity worldwide. Agriculture, forestry, fishing and water management are the main causes of biodiversity loss, but they also could play a key role in the solution. In an underlying study for the fourth Global Biodiversity Outlook, which ...

  • West Africa: Ebola outbreak puts harvests at risk, sends food prices shooting up

    Disruptions in food trade and marketing in the three West African countries most affected by Ebola have made food increasingly expensive and hard to come by, while labor shortages are putting the upcoming harvest season at serious risk, FAO warned today. In Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, quarantine zones and restrictions on people's movement aimed at combating the spread of the virus, ...

  • Morbark Signs Bailey’s, Inc., as Tree Care Products, Boxer Equipment Dealer

    Morbark, Inc., a leading manufacturer of tree care, forestry, sawmill, and wood recycling equipment, is pleased to announce it has signed a contract adding Bailey’s, Inc., as the exclusive Morbark® tree care products dealer for Northern California. Bailey’s also becomes a Boxer® Equipment distributor; all North American Boxer distributors have non-exclusive territories. ...


  • Sugars from Hardwood: N.S. Mill Explores Sweet Opportunity

    Extracting sugars from hardwood could help Port Hawkesbury Paper attract plant investment and new jobs and provide a new sustainable industry for rural Canada, a conference heard Friday. Tom Browne, program manager with FPInnovations, was speaking at the Atlantic Biorefinery Conference held at the Verschuren Centre at Cape Breton University. “There are lots of pathways from sugar to ...

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