Horticulture News

  • Administration proposes comprehensive tax reform plan, includes repeal of Death Tax

    This afternoon, top officials in the Trump Administration released their proposal for comprehensive tax reform, calling it the “biggest tax cut in U.S. history.” The plan is designed to serve as the starting point as Congress and the Administration work to pass a comprehensive tax reform package this year.   Danielle Beck, National Cattlemen's Beef Association director of ...

  • Sclerotinia alert in oilseed rape

    Varied establishment of oilseed rape (OSR) crops last Autumn, is likely to have resulted in a protracted flowering period in areas across the UK, leaving crops susceptible to Sclerotinia infection over the coming weeks. With AHDB Cereals and Oilseeds reporting that levels of Sclerotinia are medium to high in some locations, Chris Charnock, Certis’ arable product manager, warns of the risks ...


    By Certis UK

  • CropLife Asia & Regional Plant Science Industry Celebrate Earth Day

    Nearly 400,000 plant species provide our planet with the nutritious food, fiber, fresh air, and medicine we need to survive, but it is estimated that roughly one-fifth of those are at risk of extinction due to environmental threats. On this 47th anniversary of Earth Day, CropLife Asia and the region's plant science industry have joined together to celebrate the agricultural innovations that have ...


    By CropLife Asia

  • Global Harmonization of Plant Protection

    For several decades, growers and processors demand a level playing field in plant protection so that their produce finds open markets. Their expenses for crop protection need to be recuperated after harvest.   Register today to attend  ...


    By Informa

  • 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 ...

  • Bioconservación at the 1st all Africa Postharvest Congress

    Bioconservación participated from 28th to 31st March, 2017 in the “1st All Africa Post Harvest Congress & Exhibition” which took place in Nairobi (Kenya) and was the first congress on this discipline held on the whole of the continent of Africa. Under the slogan ‘Reducing Food Losses and Waste: Sustainable Solutions for ...


    By Bioconservacion SA

  • California Farmer Focuses on the Future of Drone Technology

    Family-owned and operated, Bowles Farming in the Central Valley in California is taking a close look at the best ways to measure almost every aspect of how they operate—from labor use, to soil variability to environmental impact and profitability. According to Danny Royer, Bowles Farming’s vice president of technology, drones will no doubt be a key measurement and analysis ...

  • Sweeper (Sweet pepper harvesting robot) tested in greenhouse Belgium

    In the past week the Sweeper team has performed tests with their harvest robot in the greenhouse of partner Research Station for Vegetable Production at Sint Katelijne-Waver in Belgium. The data of the tests will be used for improving the vision algorithms for detecting ripe fruits and approach path of the robot. The goal of the Sweeper project is to develop a robotic harvesting system for sweet ...

  • Cotton and Peanut Plantings Jump Above Expectations

    Implications While growers intend to substantially increase acreage of cotton and peanuts this year uncertainty remains. For cotton, the pace of plantings, crop conditions, the pace of exports, and global (i.e. China) inventory levels are key fundamentals to monitor. For peanuts, higher acreage does not mean substantially higher production as crop yields and acreage abandonment may reduce ...

  • Heat pump in 2SaveEnergy greenhouse runs smoothly

    Double aluminium screen plus a transparent screen A second screen installation to further reduce heat loss is installed. After extensive consultations and calculations we concluded that the optimal combination of screens would be a double aluminium screen on the existing system and a transparent screen on the new system will result in the lowest energy consumption. On a cold day during ...

  • New rice strain could help farmers predetermine harvest time

    A new strain of rice that flowers within a certain period of time after being sprayed with commercial chemicals commonly used to protect rice from fungal diseases is now available, say Japanese scientists. This new strain could one day allow rice farmers to dictate the timing of their harvest regardless of weather, temperature and other conditions that currently affect cultivation. Temperature, ...


    By ScienceDaily

  • A step forward to making crops tolerant to severe drought

    An international consortium of researchers led by Wageningen University & Research in the Netherlands, has sequenced the genome of the ‘resurrection plant’ Xerophyta viscosa. Today the team publishes the DNA sequence in Nature Plants. In their paper, the team reveals a genetic ‘footprint’ of the amazing ability of this plant to tolerate severe drought for long periods ...

  • Host of Nutrient Platform Members Meeting

    Coming Thursday, March 23rd, Eijkelkamp Soil & Water will host the Members Meeting of the Nutrient Platform. The Nutrient Platform is a cross-sectoral network of Dutch organizations that believe in a pragmatic approach towards nutrient scarcity. Frontrunners, like Eijkelkamp Soil & Water, from the water sector, agriculture, waste sector and chemical industry have joined forces to close ...


    By Eijkelkamp Soil & Water

  • New Cannabis Analyzer for Potency Provides Effortless Determination of Cannabinoid Content

    Shimadzu Scientific Instruments (SSI) announces the release of its new Cannabis Analyzer for Potency. This high performance liquid chromatograph (HPLC) is the first-ever instrument designed specifically for quantitative determination of cannabinoid content. With the Cannabis Analyzer for Potency, operators are now able to produce accurate results with ease, regardless of cannabis testing ...

  • Soil management could make or break climate change response efforts

    Warning of "colossal" negative impacts for the environment and human societies if the massive stores of carbon trapped in the Earth's soils are released, Fijian president Jioji Konousi Konrote called for stronger management of this critical natural resource at the start of an international symposium today. There is currently more carbon locked up in just the first meter of the ...

  • Zio Fungicide, Developed by AgBiome, Receives EPA Registration

    High efficacy fungicide for the turf and ornamental market AgBiome announces today Zio™ fungicide has been approved by the EPA. This new biological fungicide will be marketed by SePRO and was developed by AgBiome, Inc.  “SePRO’s knowledge of the turf and ornamental market and expertise in commercializing products make them the perfect partner to bring our first ...


    By AgBiome, Inc.

  • Maize breeders benefit from using drones

    Using drone technology could cut labour and costs spent in collecting data for maize breeding by at least ten per cent, preliminary findings of a project shows.   With increased demand for better seeds to adapt to changing climate, breeders have turned to unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) also known as drones for ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • World’s best scientists answer call from Abu Dhabi food control authority to fuel fight against world hunder

    Unique programme for scientists held alongside 4th edition of Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture Abu Dhabi, UAE, 16 March 2017: A collection of the world’s foremost agricultural scientists, professors and experts are set to descend upon Abu Dhabi to develop initiatives aimed at feeding the rapidly increasing global population, against a backdrop of dwindling resources and climate ...


    By Turret Media FZ LLC

  • World’s most innovative agricultural ideas step into the spotlight in Abu Dhabi

    A host of innovative ideas and products for sustainable agriculture, which have the potential to act as game-changing catalysts in the plight to feed 9.7 billion people forecasted by 2050, will be presented in Abu Dhabi next week. The free to attend Open Innovations Theatre, a popular feature on the show floor of the Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture (GFIA), will highlight products such ...


    By Turret Media FZ LLC

  • Pieralisi machines success at the ´General Agricultural Competition´

    Another goal as achieved for Pieralisi Group that took once again first place as supplier of olive oil machineries for the production of the best olive oil rewarded at the "General Agricultural Competition", held in Paris from 25th February to 5th March, 2017. The General Agricultural Competition established in ...


    By Pieralisi Group

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