Forestry News

  • Learn Alley Cropping, Silvopasture & More Sunday in Aitkin

    Greater Mille Lacs Chapter is hosting a demonstration of alley cropping – planting rows of trees at wide spacings with a companion crop grown in the alleyways between the rows – from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Sun., Sept. 9, at Christian and Jessy McShane’s Sleepy Willow Farm, 40730 Nature Ave, Aitkin. ...

  • Norwegian salmon exports hit August record

    NORWEGIAN salmon exports hit the 100,000 tonne mark last month – a record for August. Demand continues to be strong, said the Norwegian Seafood Council. Salmon earned the country’s fish farmers six billion kroners (£556 million), a rise of nine per cent on a year ago, while export volumes were up by 10,500 tonnes or 12 per cent. So far this year, Norway has exported 672,000 ...


    By FISHupdate

  • TEP Seeks Information about Forest Biomass Generation Technologies, Opportunities

    Tucson Electric Power (TEP) is seeking information about forest biomass generation systems that could generate power for customers while improving the health of Arizona forests.On June 29, 2018, TEP issued a request for information (RFI) about technologies, costs, environmental benefits, construction requirements and interconnection requirements of forest biomass energy projects. Information ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Grey on Green: The Quiet Decline of One Tree in Alaska’s Temperate Rainforest

    Culturally vital, ecologically unique, and economically valuable, the yellow cedar’s fate is closely tied to snow I am in the middle of the most pristine forest in North America; in all likelihood no one has stood where I stand for hundreds of years. And I am surrounded by dead trees. Huge, monolithic individuals, three feet across and over a hundred feet tall – and the vast majority ...


    By Earth Island Institute

  • Small excavators for tree planting occupy half of the market

    According to the statistical data of China Construction Machinery Industry Association, the sales and tonnage of China's excavator market from January to May 2018 have been released as shown in the figure.    Sales   volume  Sales changes  over the ...


    By lydite trading company

  • SOIL Wins 2018 Lush Spring Prize Award for Social and Environmental Regeneration

    SOIL has won the 2018 Lush Spring Prize for Social and Environmental Regeneration! This award recognizes organizations that are working to revive damaged social and natural environments and that demonstrate a commitment to sharing what they are doing to inspire and inform others. SOIL was selected for the Lush Spring Prize in the Established Projects category – a category that honors ...


    By SOIL Haiti

  • 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 ...

  • Nature Fix

    What if there was something you could do that would improve your life, make you feel better, make you more productive, and even help you live longer? What if it were available in many forms and in many places, frequently costing you little or nothing to access? And what if that something was simply nature? An extremely likable Florence Williams travels the globe talking to people who are ...


    By Eco Partners, Inc.

  • California courts enforce cancer warning for coffee and baked goods

    A California court reportedly proposed a ruling on 28 March 2018 that coffee companies operating in California, including Starbucks, Peet's Coffee & Tea, and Seattle's Best, among others, must provide cancer warnings related to the consumption of coffee, baked goods, and other products sold in those stores. The substance at issue, ...


    By Verisk 3E

  • JACOR, LLC Earns USDA Certified Biobased Product Label

    Third-party verification for a product's biobased content is administered through the USDA BioPreferred Program, an initiative created by the 2002 Farm Bill (and most recently expanded by the 2014 Farm Bill). One of the goals of the BioPreferred Program is to increase the development, purchase and use of biobased products. The USDA Certified Biobased Product label displays a product's biobased ...


    By Jacor, LLC

  • Native plants have their own defenses

    A healthy, native tree will contain lots of insects. It’s a natural battle between long time adversaries that has been going on for eons. Native plants have their own defenses, and they have allies. >” >Don’t see your team? View all 500+ NCAA teams >>Detroit Red Wings Jerseys from FOX Sports Detroit Red Wings jerseys from FOX Sports Shop include replica Red Wings ...


    By SST Sensing Ltd

  • Global Moringa Meet 2018 demonstrates Advancements in Production & Application of Moringa

    More than any other plant, the Moringa ( Oleifera. ) has played a vital part in the life of human kind and has been central to the ...


    By Advanced Biofuel Center

  • New Report Shows Agriculture Productivity Consistently Up

    Ohio farmers have been producing more and, on average, earning slightly more too. Improved technology, rising crop yields, farmer ingenuity and lower prices for farm inputs have led to higher agricultural productivity, specifically annual increases of 1.6 percent since the 1950s, according to a report produced by a team of agricultural economists from the College of Food, Agricultural, and ...


    By Ohio State University

  • Grafting helps pepper plants deal with drought

    Joining a high-yield pepper plant sapling to the roots of a strong and resistant variety could help pepper farmers cope with lower rainfall, a study has found. An experiment using the technique of merging two plants, known as grafting, resulted in higher fruit yield during periods of less rain. Plants also grew much better in salty soil, a by-product of drought, the researchers ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Carbon cycling in forest soils research presented

    Just as individual humans have different microbial communities in their guts, the microbial communities living in soils vary from site to site as well. Recent research compared the decomposition rates of wood stakes over eight sites to gain an understanding of soil microbes in forests. The activity of soil microbes can also tell a story of the value of carbon storage in soil. The ...


    By American Society of Agronomy

  • Nursery Sprayer Solution: LEE Avenger

    The tractors at Fairview Evergreen Nursery in Pennsylvania were getting old and hard to service. Therefore, they needed a modern nursery sprayer for trees and bushes. Some Nursery Sprayer History Fairview used outdated and highly customized ...


    By LeeAgra, Inc.

  • Bioenergy Insight Conference 2017: Q&A session with Louisiana Forest Products Development Center`s Richard Vlosky

    The Bioenergy Insight Conference, a world-leading bioenergy event, will be held in Edinburgh, Scotland, on 4 and 5 October 2017, covering the whole bioenergy supply chain. ...

  • New FAO guidelines to help countries better monitor their forest resources

    FAO has developed new guidelines aimed at helping countries develop strong National Forest Monitoring Systems, which are key to measure progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). To fulfil their pledges under the Paris Climate Agreement and Agenda 2030 countries are expected to collect more detailed forestry data. This not only includes information on the size and growth or ...

  • Increasing food production without damaging the environment

    To achieve sustainable development we must transform current agriculture and food systems, including by supporting smallholders and family farmers, reducing pesticide and chemical use, and improving land conservation practices, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said today addressing European lawmakers. "Massive agriculture intensification is contributing to increased ...

  • 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

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