Forestry News

  • 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

  • Moringa India discuss the Key Strategies to Successful Moringa Investments

    As Moringa is poised on the cusp of commercialization, Moringa investors have stepped up their efforts to develop a sustainable  source of a unique business proposition to exploit the opportunity , and some are already well on the road to success. However, with so many new projects coming up, and a lack of understanding of the Moringa Oleifera Plant and reliable information; lack of QPM ...


    By Advanced Biofuel Center

  • 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 Some Nursery Sprayer History Fairview used outdated and highly customized ...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.

  • 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 ...

  • Veolia Awarded Operations Contract for North Carolina Biomass Facility

    Through a new $9 million annual operations and maintenance (O&M) contract with North Carolina Renewable Power – Lumberton, LLC, a subsidiary of Georgia Renewable Power (GRP), Veolia Energy Operating Services, LLC (Veolia) will manage a cogeneration plant that converts poultry litter (waste) and wood chips into biomass energy – diverting up to ...


    By Veolia

  • 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

  • Endress+Hauser holds its own

    Compared to the industry, the Endress+Hauser Group performed well in 2016. While sales grew based on local currencies, the Group experienced a slight decline when consolidated in euros. The earnings situation is solid and the workforce increased slightly from the prior year. The Swiss specialist for measurement and automation engineering continues to invest heavily in its future. Net sales fell ...


    By Endress Hauser

  • Hypothenar Hammer Syndrome (HHS)

    Hypothenar Hammer Syndrome (HHS) is a disease that can be easily confused with other disorders, such as hand-arm vibration syndrome (an occupational illness) or Raynaud’s disease, which is hereditary. HHS can lead to serious injury in the affected fingers—and could even result in their amputation without appropriate diagnosis and treatment. So, it’s important that you ...


    By SafetySmart

  • The problem expands for avocado growers: 9 beetle species carry deadly fungus

    Many people love their avocados – not to mention guacamole dip. So it was bad enough when scientists said a beetle was ravaging avocado trees in South Florida. Then scientists found out that the redbay ambrosia beetle — originally determined to transmit laurel wilt — is rare in avocado groves but that six other beetle species could carry the laurel wilt pathogen. That’s ...

  • Classen® Introduces the new Classen PRO SA30 STAND-AER® Aerator

    Step up to the Classen PRO Stand-Aer® Aerator. Three times faster than a walk-behind aerator and the best Quality of Core® in the aeration industry. The Stand-Aer pulls 10% more cores than the nearest competitive stand-on aerator. Check out features of the new Classen PRO SA30 STAND-AER® Aerator: 15 HP Kawasaki® FS541V engine with 5 gallon fuel capacity ...


    By Schiller Grounds Care, Inc

  • Repellant could keep dangerous beetles away from avocado trees

    Using some pleasant-smelling chemicals, avocado growers may soon be able to repel beetles that inject a potentially deadly fungus into their trees, saving fruit and money, University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researchers say. When they’re infected with the laurel wilt fungus, redbay trees – a close cousin to the avocado — emit methyl salicylate to ...

  • Massey Ferguson 35X Restoration Part 1

    This Massey Ferguson restoration is long overdue. The MF35X has spent the last few years being used for towing a tipping trailer and moving logs to and fro from the log store into the house. More recently being commandeered for demonstrating machinery at the smallholding and when hosting open days. It doesn’t do as much mowing nowadays either, the ride on mower covers the lawns and we have ...


    By Farm Tech Supplies Ltd.

  • China`s man-made forest project able to absorb PM 2.5: experts

    Sanbei Shelter Forest Project, a man-made windbreaking forest strip designed by China to hold back the expansion of the Gobi Desert, is able to absorb and eliminate sulfur dioxide, nitric oxide and Fine Particle (PM2.5), according to a recent study by Lanzhou University. The study is the first of its kind in China. Ma Jianmin, a professor at the College of Earth Environmental Studies (CEES) under ...


    By Camfil Ltd

  • DR’s NEW 3 Point Hitch Horizontal-Vertical Log Splitter Models

    Here at DR Power, we love hearing from our customers. We value your feedback and use it to improve and expand our lineups.  We heard what you had to say and are proud to announce the addition of two new 3 Point Hitch Horizontal-Vertical Log Splitters to our ever growing ...


    By DR Power Equipment

  • John Deere Collaboration with AGTEK Increases Customer Support and Simplifies Grade Control Workflow Process

    Designed to take advantage of the improved performance and boom design of the large-frame 332G skid steer and 333G compact track loader (CTL), John Deere ...


    By John Deere

  • Hitachi Showcases New Foresters at DEMO International 2016

    Anything and everything to do with forestry operations was found at DEMO International, one of North America’s largest and most distinctive outdoor equipment shows, held Sept. 22-24, 2016. The flagship event of the Canadian Woodlands Forum, DEMO International is held every four years in a different location. For the first time in 16 years, the show returned to Western Canada and was hosted ...

  • Four N113 HiTech 5 Tractors in Council Work

    Like most British cities and towns, Derby includes a lot of open spaces – everything from acres of parkland, playing fields and golf courses to grass verges and central reservations. All of this land requires maintenance, such as grass cutting and replanting, tree cutting and the removal of cut timber, and repairs to the infrastructure, including roadways, walls and ornamental bridges. To ...

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