Horticulture News

  • FLSmidth launches ECS/UptimeGo, a digital analysis tool that gets to the root of unplanned stoppages

    Unplanned downtime costs businesses billions of dollars each year globally. For cement and mining customers, the impact of plant and equipment failures can be enormous: production stoppages and reduced productivity. That’s why FLSmidth have developed ECS/UptimeGo, a downtime analysis solution to help plant staff identify the ...


    By FLSmidth

  • Global Moringa Meet 2019:Three days with Moringa . An Actionable Experience

    7th Global Moringa Meet 2019(GMM 19)  is a high impact 3 days international workshop taking palace on 23-25 Nov 2019 at Jaipur, India  for growth-minded Moringa entrepreneurs that will feature brief, but impactful keynotes from leading scientists and experts.Come to 7th Global Moringa Meet 2019(GMM 19) : the  hard-hitting Three day event, presented by ABC, to connect with fellow ...


    By Advanced Biofuel Center

  • Crow River Hosting Tour of Kadelbach Organic Farms on June 30

    Kadelbach Organic Farms, a 300-acre certified organic farm currently growing sweet corn, sweet peas, black beans and alfalfa/grass hay, is the site of a Crow River Chapter field day from 2 to 6 p.m. Sun., June 30, at 20364 210th St, Hutchinson. ...

  • Production of California coastal seaweed communities

    The rugged low power D-Opto range of dissolved oxygen instruments have made a tangible difference to the outcomes of a Santa Barbara Coastal Long Term Ecological Research (SBC-LTER) programme. The project’s objective is to determine the relative influence of land- and ocean-based forces on the forests of giant kelp (Macrocystis) off the Santa Barbara coast. ...

  • Editor`s Note - Planetary Health Diets and Aquaculture

    For aquaculture, resource constraints mean that production from existing land area must increase, a goal that is difficult without simultaneously increasing greenhouse gas emissions associated with greater energy use. For this, decarbonization of the world’s energy system must be accelerated. In January, a report was issued with the title “Food in The Anthropocene: the EAT-Lancet ...


    By World Aquaculture Society

  • Soil Health for Fruit & Vegetable Producer Training Coming to Red Lake, Mahnomen

    SFA’s Soil Health for Fruit and Vegetable Producers training program, which teaches soil health principles, how to measure soil health, tools and techniques and more, is coming to two locations in northwest Minnesota. ...

  • South Korea, Philippines look to FTA deal

    South Korea and the Philippines are working toward a free trade agreement (FTA) that could lead to increased petrochemicals and oil products trade. Trade officials agreed last week to pursue a bilateral FTA, which they aim to complete before a South Korean summit with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations is held in November. With South Korea's economy slumping, as GDP contracted by 0.3pc in ...


    By Argus Media Ltd.

  • Inaugural National Banana Day to champion industry

    AUSTRALIANS love bananas. We eat them at breakfast, drink them in smoothies, pack them in lunchboxes, and we even sing jingles about how they make our bodies sing. So it is fitting that an entire calendar day has been dedicated to celebrate the much loved Aussie favourite. Wednesday, May 1, has been earmarked as the first ever National Banana Day. Developed and funded by ...

  • $4M investment to get kids eating 19,000 tonnes more veg a year

    A NEW NATIONAL research initiative designed to educate and encourage children to eat more vegetables aims to increase their daily intake of fresh produce by more than half a serving per day. Supported by Hort Innovation through $4 million in R&D funding, the 5-year VegKit project will deliver a free toolkit for educators, health professionals and research agencies that includes ...

  • EHT AgTech Announces Application to Grow Medical Marijuana

    EHT Ag Tech (TSXV: EHT) (“EHTAg”) which is the sales and marketing division of EnerDynamic Hybrid Technologies Corp (TSXV:EHT) (“EHT”) and Growratio are pleased to announce they are in the final stages of completing an application for a federal cultivation licence for a state of the art medical cannabis production facility. The license will allow for the ...

  • Milk Production Process: Pledge to Cut Emissions from Dairy Farms

    Interest in the increasing carbon footprint of the dairy industry has grown considerably over the past few years and growing greenhouse gas emissions from the milk production process are a contributing factor. A number of greenhouse gases (GHG) are produced from fertiliser production through to consumption and disposal of packaging. Methane is produced as a direct emission from cows and carbon ...


    By Edinburgh Sensors Ltd

  • SK’s EV battery backlog surges on strong demand

    South Korea's SK Innovation is struggling to expand production quickly enough to keep up with new orders for electric vehicle (EV) batteries. The firm's order backlog for EV batteries has increased by 30pc to 430GWh since the end of last year alone. The backlog has surged as much as sevenfold since the end of 2017 and 13-fold since the end of 2016, the company said today. The 100GWh of orders ...


    By Argus Media Ltd.

  • SSAB uninterested in Tata/ThyssenKrupp assets

    Swedish steelmaker SSAB has no interest in acquiring any of the assets India's Tata Steel and producer ThyssenKrupp may divest to facilitate their joint venture, CEO Martin Lindqvist said on a call today. Remedies put forward by the pair, focusing on packaging steel and hot-dip galvanised, would not really fit with SSAB's business plan. The company is looking to pursue bolt-on acquisitions in its ...


    By Argus Media Ltd.

  • Shetland welfare course goes global

    AQUACULTURE students from around the world have enrolled on a fish welfare course run from Shetland, thanks to online learning. More than 200 students – from Norway, Denmark, Switzerland, Spain, Portugal and Canada – have signed up to the course since it was launched, by the NAFC Marine Centre UHI. ...


    By FISHupdate

  • Weak demand weighs on China’s Ce oxide prices

    Cerium oxide prices in China are expected to fall further in the near term because of weak demand from the polishing powder sector. Prices for 99.5-99.9pc cerium oxide declined to 11,800-12,300 yuan/t ($1,760-1,830/t) on 23 April, down by around 7.7pc from Yn12,700-13,400/t on 2 January. Several small suppliers have reduced their offer prices to as low as Yn11,500/t to attract sales. Cerium oxide ...


    By Argus Media Ltd.

  • Caterpillar sees steel prices falling in 2019

    Caterpillar expects US steel prices to fall in 2019, which should help lower costs for the heavy equipment manufacturer. Manufacturing costs for Caterpillar increased by $375mn year over year in the first quarter because of higher material costs, freight and variable labor, the company said today. The costs are expected to come down as steel prices fall, said chief executive Andrew Bonfield on ...


    By Argus Media Ltd.

  • Kaiser braces for impact after Boeing cuts

    Boeing's cutback in 737 MAX aircraft production following crash investigations will introduce uncertainty into the US aerospace market going forward, said Kaiser Aluminum chief executive Jack Hockema. "While it is likely that the reduced build rates will eventually lead to some level of supply chain destocking, the amount and timing are uncertain until the situation is resolved," said Hockema in ...


    By Argus Media Ltd.

  • S-Oil sees wider margins on refining, petrochemicals

    South Korean refiner S-Oil said it sees profit margins on transportation fuels widening in the current quarter as gasoline demand strengthens and industry maintenance projects tighten supplies. The Asia-Pacific margin benchmark Singapore gross refining margin dropped to $1.40/bl in the January-March quarter from $4.40/bl a year earlier. Despite solid demand growth, the gap between crude costs and ...


    By Argus Media Ltd.

  • Auto, packaging boost Constellium Al shipments

    Amsterdam-based rolled aluminum producer Constellium's shipments climbed by 6pc in the first quarter from a year earlier on strong demand from the packaging and automotive sheet sectors. Constellium shipped 413,000t of rolled aluminum globally during the first quarter, up from 388,000t the prior year. Shipments from the company's packaging and automotive rolled products group rose by 9pc to ...


    By Argus Media Ltd.

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