Bean Growing News

  • High Dump Cart is designed to speed up beet harvest

    The new 9016-BT High Dump Cart from Art’s Way was specifically designed to boost efficiency during the beet harvest. The 9016-BT wheel base is set so the tires can run through the field without damaging unlifted beets. The 15-inch wide tires, centered on 132 inches, straddle six rows of beets. The ...

  • Keeping a pulse on the soil

    Leaving behind stubble is not ideal when shaving, but it’s a good practice to leave behind crop “stubble” after harvest. According to soil scientist Frank Larney, crop residue anchors the soil against wind and water erosion. Avoiding bare soils is one part of a soil conservation package he and his research team demonstrate in a 12-year experiment growing pulses in southern ...

  • Bellota at Agrishow show in Brazil

    The Bellota team is visiting the Agrishow trade show in Riberão Preto - Sao Paulo, a city that is considered to be the Brazilian capital of Agribusiness. Bellota, form its manufacturing facility in Brazil, provides coulters to the main planters and drill machine manufacturers in Brazil and sugar cane harvester components. Agrishow is an open air trade show and it is considered to be the ...


    By Bellota Agrisolutions

  • U.S. Soy on the Move

    Throughout soybean harvest here in the United States, soybean farmers are making decisions on where to move this year’s crop. Three out of every four bushels harvested will go from the field to either on-farm storage or to the local elevator. The remaining 25 percent go directly to processors or export. All of these movements require roads, rails and rivers to get the soybeans from the ...


    By United Soybean Board (USB)

  • Rome-based UN agencies join forces on food losses

    The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the World Food Programme (WFP) have launched a joint project to tackle the global problem of food losses. Around one-third of all food produced for human consumption is lost or wasted each year, amounting to 1.3 billion tonnes - or enough food to feed 2 billion people. The three UN ...

  • Pigeon pea genome sequence could boost yields

    More than a billion people could soon benefit from improved yields of the important drought-resistant crop pigeon pea now that its genome has been sequenced by a global partnership. The sequence, published online in Nature Biotechnology last week (6 November), should cut the time it takes to develop higher-yielding pigeon pea varieties from the 6–10 years required for traditional breeding ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Vertically integrated partnership serves hot thanksgiving-style meal to Nickelsville tent city residents

    Recently, several Vertically Integrated Partnership (VIP) partners, including University of Washington Housing & Food Services, Hirai Farms, Food Services of America, Annie's Fun and Sodexo, served approximately 100 residents of the Nickelsville Tent City (http://www.nickelsvilleseattle.org/) in Seattle a hot Thanksgiving-style meal. The meal included ...

  • USAID, walmart, fair trade USA and SEBRAE-Minas Gerais announce winners of the 2010 fair trade certified cupping competition in Brazil

    Winners of this week's Brazilian Fair Trade Certified coffee cupping competition have been announced. Carmo Barbosa Fernandes of the producer organization, Coopervitae, and Luciano Dazilio Delpupo of the producer organization, Pronova, won first place in the natural and semi-washed coffee categories respectively. The competition, which is a specialized tasting to assess coffee quality, capped off ...

  • Summer produce comes to Ohio Colleges during winter chill

    As students head back to school in the coming weeks, Bon Appétit Management Company has found a new way for its chefs to include tasty summer produce in their menus throughout the fall and winter, and a means to further support local Ohio agriculture. For the first time ever, Bon Appétit chefs at Ohio's Case Western Reserve University and Oberlin College will serve ripe summer ...

  • Vertically integrated partnership holds major food serving event to stop hunger in southwest seattle

    The "Vertically Integrated Partnership to Feed Those in Need" (Vertically Integrated Partnership or VIP) recently held a barbeque at Greenbridge Plaza in White Center (Southwest Seattle) and served over 2,000 people in need a BBQ meal including chicken, sweet corn, potato salad, dinner rolls, soft drinks, etc. as part of the Governor"s Feeding Washington ...

  • OPINION: thinking big by starting small

    It"s easy to feel overwhelmed by the fact that 1 billion people worldwide are going to bed hungry every night. And, in the United States, it is easy to look at sub-Saharan Africa - where the majority of people depend on agriculture for their livelihood but still do not get enough to eat - and want to just throw money at the problem. Or worse, to give up hope. But when one talks to farmers on the ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Web-based information tool for food security for Haiti

    In the face of extreme food price volatility and food shortages in Haiti following the January 12 earthquake, FAO has developed an interactive tool to guide international agencies and NGOs involved in food security across the country. The Haiti Food Security Emergency Tool aggregates data from a ...

  • Fertiliser can offset heat for African farmers

    [NAIROBI] African smallholders in dry areas can overcome climate change and even double crop yields if they invest in fertiliser use and harvest rainwater, researchers have found. Farmers in arid and semi-arid areas usually protect themselves from climate-related losses by investing as little as possible in farm inputs such as fertilisers. But in doing so they fail to grab opportunities for ...


    By SciDev.Net

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