Horticulture News

  • Cement develops an appetite for C02

    Three new studies illuminate the sheer complexity of the aspect of climate science known as the carbon cycle − how carbon dioxide gets into the atmosphere and out again. Sometimes, human agency is at work, but nature takes care of it anyway – as one of the studies reveals in the case of cement, the world’s most widely-used building material. Zhu Liu, postdoctoral scholar at ...


    By Climate News Network

  • AgBiome Granted Multi-year Award to Discover Biological Solutions to Diseases Affecting Subsistence Crops of Sub-Saharan Africa

    The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has awarded AgBiome a new multi-year grant, entitled “Broad-Spectrum Biological Control of Fungal Diseases,” which will fund the evaluation and development of lead, proprietary biological fungicides in the fields of African smallholder farmers. The aim of the project is to identify and validate biological fungicides to control one or more of ...


    By AgBiome, Inc.

  • Only 150 grams of CO2 to go…

    How Manulife’s Vitality program can reduce CO2 emissions while encouraging healthy choices Think about your health and the environment. How are they connected? We intuitively know that polluted air is bad for us. But what if the same things that are bad for our health are also bad for the environment? Every day we make simple choices – should I drive? What’s for lunch? ...


    By Bullfrog Power Inc.

  • USDA Funding Leads To First Wood-To-Jet Fuel Commercial Flight

    On November 14, 2016, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and its partners celebrated the successful journey of the first commercial flight powered in part by a new renewable fuel made from wood waste. The demonstration flight, operated by Alaska Airlines, was made ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Pedro Torres and Horticultorres Introduces New FibreDust Products in Mexico

    In the summer of 2015, Pedro Torres Plaza founded Horticultorres S. de R.L. de C.V., a new company active in the field providing horticultural supplies and consulting to the Mexican greenhouse industry. Before the start of Horticultorres, Torres, an entrepreneur, realized early on that horticulture was his passion. After graduating from ITESM, campus Queretaro as an Agronomist, ...


    By FibreDust LLC

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

    As contractors increasingly use 3D digital models and GPS technology when grading a job site, John Deere is joining forces with AGTEK — one of the civil construction industry's leading providers of takeoff and 3D modeling software — to increase efficiency and ease the takeoff and modeling process across job sites of all shapes and sizes. The data integration simplifies the ...


    By John Deere

  • Countries celebrate World Olive Day with IOC grants

    In order to bring the IOC closer to its member countries and increase the visibility of the Organisation, on 2 September the Executive Secretariat published a call for proposals for grants to co-finance celebrations of World Olive Day (26 November) in IOC member countries. The idea is to set up an annual celebration of World Olive Day across all member countries, through simultaneous events ...

  • International seminar on Xylella fastidiosa

    The International Olive Council (IOC) and the International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies (CIHEAM), under the Memorandum of Understanding signed in July 2016, have organised a seminar on Xylella fastidiosa¸ the bacterium which, since 2013, has been causing the death of hundreds of olive trees in the Italian region of Apulia, raising grave concerns among all olive ...

  • 104th Regular Session of the IOC Council of Members (with new links)

    The Council of Members of the International Olive Council (IOC) held its 104th Regular Session at the headquarters of the Organisation (Calle Principe de Vergara 154) in Madrid, from 21 to 25 November 2016. For this session, representatives of the 16 member countries of the IOC (Albania, Algeria, Argentina, Egypt, the European Union, ...

  • Conclusions of the IOC Conference at COP22

    The International Olive Council (IOC) participated in the 22nd session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP22), which was held in Marrakech (Morocco) from 7 to 18 November 2016, and whereby the UN sought to adopt a framework for action against global warming. For this event, the IOC invited all IOC member countries to ...

  • PotashCorp Supports School Nutrition Programs for Sixth Year Running

    Saskatoon’s school divisions are celebrating their partnership with PotashCorp, which has seen the company contribute more than $2 million to school nutrition programs since 2011. Students from both school divisions enjoyed a picnic-style snack this morning at Caroline Robins School after PotashCorp announced a $280,000 donation for this school year. “It’s critical that school ...


    By PotashCorp

  • Writing an equation for soil success

    Soil isn’t one size fits all. It may look the same under your feet – but under a microscope, that’s a different story. A plant’s roots, tiny bugs – these things can tell one soil from another quite easily. Soil scientists typically measure different aspects of soil — how much air it contains, how well it retains water, heat, and more — to ...


    By American Society of Agronomy

  • `We need a new approach for better soil`

    ‘Dutch agricultural soils are not future-proof’ was a widely accepted statement at the final meeting of the Public Private Partnership (PPP) Sustainable Soil. Breeders, chain partners, suppliers, the government and the science sector see a gradual deterioration in soil quality and are joining forces within the PPP to find a solution. “It isn’t a simple matter,” says ...

  • MARVIN™ technology saves agriculture & horticulture time and money

    Four hundred thousand seedlings, nearly half of what a plant grower of, say, young tomato plants, produces in one season; this is the amount that sorting machines with the MARVIN technology can process in a single day. They rapidly make 3D models of the plants and accurately evaluate their size and features in milliseconds. “The information can be automatically recorded in a database and ...

  • SIMA to Publish Snow Business® in 2017; Turf® to focus on snow and ice with PLOW, a supplement publication

    Starting in 2017, the publishing agreement with Snow & Ice Management Association (SIMA) and Grand View Media to publish Snow Business® magazine will expire. As such, SIMA will take over all publishing of Snow Business® magazine and will serve an audience of 30,000 snow and ice management professionals. Likewise, Turf® magazine announces PLOW, a supplement complementing the parent ...


    By Grand View Media

  • EPA Publishes Proposed Renewables Enhancement And Growth Support Rule

    As previously reported in the Biobased and Renewable Products Advocacy Group’s (BRAG®) Biobased and Renewable Products Update of November 11, 2016, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a notice in the Federal Register ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • The new Ambassador of Cyprus visits the IOC Executive Director

    H.E. Koula Sophianou, Ambassador of Cyprus in Madrid since September, paid a courtesy visit to the Executive Secretariat of the International Olive Council (IOC) on Monday 14 November. She met with the IOC Executive Director, Mr Abdellatif Ghedira, and his two deputies, Mr Lillo and Mr Sepetçi. Ms Sophianou, who has previously occupied the posts of Consul General of Cyprus in New York and ...

  • BioNovelus Inc. Begins Active Solicitation of Marijuana Growers to Test Biofungicide CR-10 for the Prevention of Mold and Fungus on Marijuana Crops

    BioNovelus Inc. has begun soliciting marijuana growers to test Biofungicide CR-10 to prevent mold and fungus on marijuana crops. Our current plan is to have as many companies test the Biofungicide CR-10 in the coming months on as many varying marijuana crop fields as interested to ensure viability of the product. "We believe Biofungicide CR-10 may be a solution to the marijuana mold and fungus ...


    By BioNovelus Inc.

  • Agritech Expo comes to Arusha, Tanzania!

    The success story of the outdoor agricultural show, Agritech Expo, is about to expand to Tanzania with the inaugural farming B2B platform taking place in the agri-hub of Arusha in January. Says Agritech Expo Tanzania event director Yolanda dos Santos: “continued agriculture economic growth in Tanzania has awoken the need to facilitate an enabling environment where ...

  • Interested in latest solutions and technologies to meet the needs of your Agribusiness?

    The 4th annual Agribusiness Congress East Africa, taking place in Kampala, Uganda will bring farming professionals, key industry stakeholders and policy makers together to network directly with suppliers and vendor companies in the region. If you are local to East Africa and are looking to connect with more farming professionals and policy makers, this is a MUST ATTEND event in your annual ...

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