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  • Can food be produced on floating islands?

    Yes, it can! Today the first of the vegetables were harvested and tasted at the Wageningen University & Research Applied (WUR) Arable and Vegetable Research test location in Lelystad, the Netherlands. In mid-May the small-scale test island was launched by Stichting Drijvende Eilanden (The floating islands foundation) in partnership with the Wageningen University & Research Science Shop. ...

  • How to use non-crop plants

    This is the fifth article in a six-part series providing practical information of an overall IPM program. Vineland investigates the role of non-crop plants for pest and disease management. These plants are not grown to sell, but only to create an environment that is detrimental to pests and diseases and/or beneficial to biological control ...

  • USSEC Emphasizes In Pond Raceway System Application in Vietnam

    Vietnam’s aquaculture industry is currently facing several natural resource issues such as water and energy, as well as environmental issues, including fishpond effluent treatment. These problems hold back the country’s aquaculture industry development. USSEC Vietnam emphasizes In Pond Raceway System (IPRS) technology to promote profitable and sustainable pond aquaculture production. ...

  • CropLife Asia Promotes Role of Plant Science & Benefits to Thai Farmers at Tech4Farmers Asia 2.0

    Dr. Siang Hee Tan, Executive Director of CropLife Asia, participated today at the Tech4Farmers Asia 2.0 event held in Bangkok. He took part on a panel looking at the issue of 'Creating an Enabling Environment for Market Access'.  "The population in Asia is projected to have one billion more people by 2050," said Dr. Tan. "Our farmers need to produce more food to feed a growing world while ...


    By CropLife Asia

  • Simulating Agricultural Climate Change Scenarios using Controlled Growth Chambers

    Extreme weather, believed to result from climate change and increased atmospheric CO2 levels, is a concern for many. And beyond extreme events, global warming is also expected to impact agriculture.1,2   Although it is expected that climate change will significantly affect agriculture and cause decreases in crop yields, the full effects of climate change ...


    By Edinburgh Instruments Ltd

  • Greener maize crops may need silage preservation rethink

    It is becoming ever more popular to harvest maize while it's still green. However there may be different requirements when it comes to silage preservation - do you know how to get the best from your maize harvest? More than three quarters of long-term forage maize growers are now harvesting the crop greener than they used to, according to a new survey of UK dairy farmers. However a substantial ...


    By Volac International Limited

  • Vineland Researchers Developing Improved Propagation Trays

    A good start in life can go a long way in ensuring good health in the future. That’s just as true for tree as it is for people. And Vineland Research and Innovation Centre scientist Darby McGrath is leading a team to make sure young trees get off to the very best start in life they can. McGrath and her team are working on new propagation trays that they say improve root structure and ...

  • The Ambassador of Tunisia receives members of the IOC Executive Secretariat

    On Wednesday 20 July 2016, H.E. Wacef Chiha, the Tunisian Ambassador in Madrid, received members of the Executive Secretariat of the International Olive Council on their return from the 27th extraordinary session of the Council of Members of the Organisation. The Executive Director of the IOC, Mr Abdellatif Guedira, himself a Tunisian national, took the opportunity to present to the Ambassador ...

  • WEDA Appoints Director of Government Affairs

    The Western Equipment Dealers Association (WEDA) is pleased to announce that Eric Wareham has joined the organization as Director of Government Affairs. In this new position, Wareham will play a major role in expanding and enhancing WEDA’s state advocacy network by working with legislators, governors and their staffs on legislative activities that impact WEDA and its dealer members. ...

  • Paddock cleaner for Olympic Games medalist

    Paddock cleaner for David Broome CBE The Wales and West Show Centre near Chepstow in Monmouthshire is probably the busiest equestrian showground in the country. So says ...


    By Wessex International

  • Science Careers & Employability Week

    08 August 2016 - 12 August 2016 Venue: Multiple locations With a massive 15 events taking place across the week, 2016’s Science Careers & Employability Week is even bigger and better than before! Full of activity to fast track your employability skills and inspire your future career path. Meet and greet potential employers, learn from the ...


    By PaR Systems, Inc.

  • There is an interest in our cotton-harvesting machine in Africa

    Our factory has been cooperating for three years with the company “SAS PODIA” (France). In 2015 together with French partners was organized the participation of OJSC “Gomselmash” in one of the world's largest agricultural exhibitions “SIMA” (Paris). The company does market research of France and introduces the equipment “Gomselmash” to potential ...


    By Gomselmash

  • Congratulations to the Winners of the 2016 Backyard Chicken Health Pack Display Contest!

    During the spring chick season, dealers nationwide were challenged to develop a dynamic Point-of-Purchase display using the Backyard Chicken Health Pack, with the goals of increasing awareness, promoting bird health and increasing dealer sales.  Winners were selected by the DBC Ag Products’ Management Team and were notified on July 15.  This year’s winners are: 1st Place ...


    By DBC Ag Products

  • DANTECH FiltraSurimi Plant

    Dantech will the upcoming weeks test the new large capacity FiltraSurimi® Plant before delivery. With participation of our suppliers a test of the complete setup will be carried out. We have optimized the way surimi is normally being produced, focusing on clean processing and higher yields. Everyone delivering systems or solutions to the plant has worked closely ...

  • US Navy Trials Refuelling from Italian Air Force KC-767A

    In a media release on September 12, US Naval Air Systems Command said this six week test period is designed to meet US Central Command’s operational requirement for joint interoperability and increased air refuelling capacity within that area of responsibility. Captain Jaime Engdahl, the US Navy’s Precision Strike Weapons programme manager, who oversees the Navy’s aerial ...


    By Key Technology

  • MSHS Celebrates 150 Years on Tangletown`s Sustainable Farm

    When: Saturday, September 24, 2016 10:00am - 3:00pm Where: Tangletown Gardens Farm, 11407 County Road 9 Plato, MN Status: 68 of 100 seats filled. Category: Classes Fees: $20 Members, $25 ...

  • Enhance Your Ingredient Process Line with a Custom Screw Conveyor

    ACH Food Companies, is a global company specializing in the production of ingredients for cooking and baking. They fill, cap, label and package bottles of spice at their spices processing plant in Iowa. Going through some plant upgrades last fall the need to relocate a bottle filler to accommodate new equipment arose. Project Engineer Jared Sweerin was tasked with the design, purchase, and ...


    By IPM Systems, LLC

  • 122 Poultry Facilities Recognized for Outstanding Safety Performance

    At the 2016 National Safety Conference for the Poultry Industry in Destin, Fla., 122 chicken and turkey facilities received safety awards by the Joint Industry Safety and Health Council. The companies were honored in recognition of their outstanding performance through the implementation of innovative and effective employee safety and health programs. The Joint Industry Safety and Health Council ...

  • Sayonara, kudzu bug?

    Adam Bray has spent a lot of time with kudzu bugs. “At night I would see them crawling when I closed my eyes,” he jokes. The kudzu bug originated in east Asia and India and showed up in Georgia, Bray’s home state, in 2009. And like its viney plant namesake, the kudzu bug has earned a negative reputation. “Everybody in Georgia knows about the kudzu bug,” Bray says. ...


    By American Society of Agronomy

  • Valtra is strongly seen and heard in the Neste Rally Finland

    The 2016 Neste Rallies have been driven in different parts of Jyväskylä 27.-31.7. This year, two legendary central Finns met when Valtra and the Neste Rally joined their forces in the joy of the people of the rally. Valtra was seen and heard here in many different ways in the mega event. Valtra had a major role in the entire time of the 2016 Neste Rally. The Neste Rally kicked off on ...

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