Tree Farming News

  • Innovation in the spotlight at the 2019 PEFC Members Meeting

    “Moving forward together” was not only the motto of our 2018 PEFC Forest Certification Week – our Members Meeting also saw innovative projects and promising ideas for the future. Taking place last week in Geneva, the Members Meeting was the chance for the whole PEFC alliance to meet up, discuss key issues and share experiences and new ideas. “It is great to see innovation ...


    By PEFC International

  • Sour cherries harvester FELIX-Z again presents its capabilities

    At the end of July, we had the pleasure to host in Poland  and Weremczuk FMR’s company our Hungarian dealer- together with a quite large group of cherries producers from this country. The main purpose of their visit was the opportunity to see the harvester FELIX-Z during work in cherries orchard. Taking advantage of one of ours customer’s kindness, who deals, among other things, ...


    By Weremczuk Agromachines

  • Maja automatic – Cherry on top

    Poland is one of the main sour cherry producer in Europe and on the world. What do you have to do if want to be successful? Experience, knowledge and appropriate atmospheric conditions is the basis. Innovative approach to carrying out intense cherry orchards and the mechanization of the harvest is also important (cherry harvesters). Way to success Sour cherries and other stone ...


    By Weremczuk Agromachines

  • Learn Alley Cropping, Silvopasture & More Sunday in Aitkin

    Greater Mille Lacs Chapter is hosting a demonstration of alley cropping – planting rows of trees at wide spacings with a companion crop grown in the alleyways between the rows – from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Sun., Sept. 9, at Christian and Jessy McShane’s Sleepy Willow Farm, 40730 Nature Ave, Aitkin. ...

  • BioSafe Systems Introduces PVent® Biological Fungicide

    BioSafe Systems announces the release of PVent® Biological Fungicide. An enhancement in microbial fungicide technology, PVent provides growers with an easy-to-use, versatile IPM tool. This innovative development was spearheaded through a strategic partnership between two family-owned businesses: BioSafe Systems and Lallemand Plant Care. Due to its active ingredient, a 93% Gliocladium ...


    By BioSafe Systems, LLC

  • Moringa India discuss the Key Strategies to Successful Moringa Investments

    As Moringa is poised on the cusp of commercialization, Moringa investors have stepped up their efforts to develop a sustainable  source of a unique business proposition to exploit the opportunity , and some are already well on the road to success. However, with so many new projects coming up, and a lack of understanding of the Moringa Oleifera Plant and reliable information; lack of QPM ...


    By Advanced Biofuel Center

  • Treating citrus greening with copper: Effects on trees, soils

    Citrus greening is a major challenge for Florida growers. The disease destroys the production, appearance, and economic value of citrus trees and their fruit. Trees decline and die within three years. Researchers at the University of Florida and other institutions are searching for cures and treatments to reduce citrus greening effects. The “Influence of Foliar Copper Application Rate on ...


    By American Society of Agronomy

  • Nursery Sprayer Solution: LEE Avenger

    The tractors at Fairview Evergreen Nursery in Pennsylvania were getting old and hard to service. Therefore, they needed a modern nursery sprayer for trees and bushes. Some Nursery Sprayer History Fairview used outdated and highly customized ...


    By LeeAgra, Inc.

  • Semios Wins British Columbia Technology Impact Award

    Semios, the provider of a precision agriculture solution to growers of tree fruits and tree nuts, is pleased to announce it has been named ‘Most Promising Startup’ at the 2017 BC Technology Impact Awards.  The TIA’s are the largest and longest running technology award program in British Columbia recognizing those companies with the greatest potential to ...


    By SemiosBio Technologies Inc.

  • The WET Centre – a new irrigation technology centre of excellence, launches at Fruit Focus 2017

    The new WET (Water Efficient Technology) Centre, based at NIAB EMR in East Malling, Kent, will be officially launched at Fruit Focus 2017 on the 19th July 2017. The Centre is being developed by NIAB EMR alongside the project’s commercial partners; Delta-T Devices, Berry Gardens Growers, Netafim UK, New Leaf Irrigation and CocoGreen, with further strategic support from Meiosis, Kent County ...


    By Delta-T Devices Ltd.

  • The New WET (Water Efficient Technologies) Centre, Based at NIAB EMR in East Malling, Kent, is Now Open

    Officially opened on the 19th July at Fruit Focus 2017 by Defra Minister George Eustice, the WET Centre has been developed by NIAB EMR alongside the project’s commercial partners; Delta-T Devices, Berry Gardens Growers, Netafim UK, New Leaf Irrigation and CocoGreen. Further strategic support for the centre is provided by Meiosis, Kent County Council and LEAF. ...


    By Delta-T Devices Ltd.

  • John Deere Introduces Narrower Stick Booms for M-Series Tracked Harvesters

    To help loggers maximize timber quality, John Deere has upgraded its harvester stick boom attachment across all 800MH- and 900MH-Series tracked harvesters. The new stick boom geometry delivers the same high level of boom envelope performance, but with a narrower design to help operators minimize damage to harvested trees.   "Avoiding unnecessary damage to harvested trees while operating ...


    By John Deere

  • Repellant could keep dangerous beetles away from avocado trees

    Using some pleasant-smelling chemicals, avocado growers may soon be able to repel beetles that inject a potentially deadly fungus into their trees, saving fruit and money, University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researchers say. When they’re infected with the laurel wilt fungus, redbay trees – a close cousin to the avocado — emit methyl salicylate to ...

  • 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 ...

  • Skövdebostäder chose Big Hanna for their new residential area

    The Swedish municipal real estate company Skövde-bostäder is constructing a new ecological residential area in Aspö, beautifully located northwest of the city Skövde in the southwest part of Sweden. The area represents a unique project with the ambition to create an environmentally profiled residential area with focus on ...


    By Susteco AB

  • Olive growing in Saudi Arabia

    A delegation of representatives of the Saudi olive growing sector was received on 7 October by various officials of the IOC Executive Secretariat, including the Executive Director, the Deputy Directors, the Head of the Department of Research & Development and Environment and the Head of the Promotion Unit. Mr Aboabat, the CEO of the company Al-Watania and Mr Sahbi Mahjoub from the Agromillora ...

  • EIMA International 2016 – Double award for SPEZIA-TECNOVICT

    The “Schiumone” (Big Foam) is a patented solution for weed control wich won the New Techniques Award and the Blue Award at EIMA in Bologna. It is an ecological thermal weed-killing machine for vineyards and tree crops in general, able to produce hot foam and distribute it a targeted way under the rows of the trees. When the temperature of the vegetable ...


    By Spezia srl

  • The Executive Director of the IOC visits the Embassy of Jordan in Madrid

    The Executive Director of the International Olive Council, Mr Abdellatif Ghedira, was received on 26 September 2016 by His Exellency Mr Ghassan Abdel Rahim Odeh Majali, Ambassador of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan in Madrid. On his first visit to the country’s embassy, Mr Ghedira highlighted the importance of Jordan within the Organisation, having been a member of the IOC since 2002. ...

  • Ecological thermal weed-killing system with hot foam

    The “Schiumone”  (Big Foam)  is an  ecological thermal weed-killing machine for vineyards and tree crops in general, able to produce hot foam and distribute it a targeted way under the rows of the trees. When the temperature of the vegetable fiber exceeds 60° occurs the collapse of the proteins and within a few days the drying of the same. Since the foam has an ...


    By Spezia srl

  • State of progress of the IOC project to increase the economic yield of the genetic olive resources through the creation of pilot demonstration nurseries

    In the framework of its programme of activities for the first semester of 2016, at a project mid-term evaluation meeting with the Common Fund for Commodities (CFC), the project implementing agency (Tunisian Olive Tree Institute) and the collaborating centres (the National Institute of Agricultural Research of Morocco (INRA), the Technical Institute for Fruit Tree and Vine Growing of Algeria ...

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