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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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. ...

  • New Version AQUA DESIGNER 8.1 now available

    Including following Rules of DWA: ATV-DVWK-A 131, 2016 NEW ATV-DVWK-A 198, April 2003 DWA-A 202, Mai 2011 DWA-M 210, Juli 2009 DWA-A 226, August 2009 NEW DWA-M 229-1, Mai 2013 NEW DWA-M 368, Juni 2014 NEW We ...


    By BITControl GmbH

  • 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

  • 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. ...

  • Electronic Duty of Care system launch for DS Smith customers

    As part of our on-going commitment to improve business processes and reduce our operational impact on the environment, we are pleased to launch a new and industry-leading electronic Duty of Care system. The system will deliver a more fluid structure to our current working procedures with all of our partners, as well as deliver carbon savings through a significant reduction in paper usage. The ...

  • China Submits VNR Executive Summary

    China has submitted an executive summary of its Voluntary National Review (VNRs) report for presentation at the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF). The document summarizes China's actions on implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and highlights nine key areas for prioritization. China is one of 22 UN Member States who volunteered to participate in ...

  • NSP Hires Jordan Shearer as Executive Director for Colorado, New Mexico and Oklahoma

    National Sorghum Producers announces the hire of Jordan Shearer as the executive director for the Colorado, New Mexico and Oklahoma state sorghum organizations. Shearer will begin his new position on Oct. 3, 2016. “Jordan’s experience and affinity for policy will allow him to hit the ground running on day one,” said Tim Lust, NSP CEO. “We look forward to working with him ...


    By National Sorghum Producers

  • WasteToEnergyNews Agricultural Waste to Power Colombian Egg Farms to Gasification System Progression at California Army Base

    From agricultural waste to power Columbian eggs farms to a gasification system progressing at a California army base, it’s clear waste-to-energy is becoming a winning ticket in all walks of life. Here’s a look at some stories that caught our eye… Are recreational power plants the future? ...


    By Rethink Events Ltd.

  • MSHS at the Minnesota State Fair

    Location of MSHS Retail Booth and Educational Display The Minnesota State Fair moved our retail/membership booth and our educational display. You'll find us in The Dirt wing, next to the north hall, in the Ag/Hort Building. The Dirt wing is also the location of the educational stage. Don't leave the building without stopping in to say hi! The Fair is always a great time ...

  • Penton’s SourceESB Parts Search Engine Adds Interface to Include Arrow Electronics Real-Time Inventory

    Penton‘s Design Engineering & Sourcing Group has announced the integration of Arrow Electronics with their premiere parts search engine, SourceESB.  With the addition of a proprietary application interface, users can now search on SourceESB for real-time parts availability in Arrow’s inventory which includes more than ...


    By Penton

  • Horticultural Societies Contribute to Highway of Heroes Tree-Planting Project

    The Highway of Heroes Living Tribute project started in 2007 when a 170-kilometre portion of the highway stretching from CFB Trenton to the Don Valley Parkway in Toronto was designated the Highway of Heroes. The planting concept is to produce a living memorial for each of the country’s 117,000 fallen soldiers since Confederation. Keeping trees alive is the key challenge as planting in the ...

  • Reflections from the Big First

    A late night drive through a small town sparked the political career of one of the most prestigious Kansas politicians. The old story goes that a Republican National Committee member, Huck Boyd, was driving one night from Phillipsburg to Manhattan to fly to a meeting. Passing ...


    By National Sorghum Producers

  • DroneMate Reselling Sentera Solutions Throughout New Zealand

    Drones, Sensors, and AgVault Software Sentera, LLC, a global provider of remote sensing hardware and data management solutions has signed a reseller agreement with DroneMate, New Zealand’s premier agriculture and inspection drone and sensor distributor. The agreement gives New Zealand’s agriculture industry access to Sentera’s proven end-to-end ...


    By Sentera, LLC

  • Taking Weighing to New Limits: XPR Micro and Ultra-Micro Balances

    XPR6UD5, the first ultra-micro balance on the market, delivers unique 0.5µl resolution while XPR10 offers an extended 10.1g capacity. This new XPR balance model from METTLER TOLEDO offers 25% better repeatability than traditional microbalances through innovative features such as Active Thermoelectric Cooling (ATC) and ongoing quality-assurance checks. METTLER TOLEDO is proud to ...


    By Mettler - Toledo Int. Inc

  • Organic Fertilizers, Black Worm Castings for Healthy Gardens & Crops

    In today’s world, it’s more important than ever to be healthy and use only organic fertilizers and soil amendments. Black worm casting, Vermaplex, and other products, can help boosts soil through the introduction of micro-nutrients and ...


    By Vermitechnology Unlimited

  • Iowa Corn Talks Water Quality at the Farm Progress Show

    MEDIA ADVISORY WHAT: Iowa Corn will hold Soil Health and Water Quality Panel Discussions each day of the show from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. at their booth 26N. The panel discussions will provide: Overview of the many water quality initiatives happening across the state How farmers can take advantage of these programs Farmers talking about their experiences implementing ...

  • Sentera Features Inspection & Agriculture Products at CTIA 2016

    Sentera Features Infrastructure Inspection and Agriculture Products at CTIA Super Mobility 2016 Sentera, LLC, a global provider of software, sensor, and drone technologies to the infrastructure inspection industry will display a range of solutions at its exhibit during the CTIA 2016 Conference and Exposition, which takes place at the Sands ...


    By Sentera, LLC

  • VitaFeed Gold no longer available in the UK

    VitaFeed Gold, Vita (Europe) Ltd’s product to stimulate the development of honey bee colonies, will no longer be available in the UK and Germany for economic reasons. It is still available in many other countries. A recent decision by the British Veterinary Medical Directorate means that VitaFeed Gold must undergo the full regulatory process. While Vita is very supportive of ...


    By Vita Europe Limited

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