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  • Trimble Launches First-of-its-Kind VerticalPoint RTK System for Agriculture

    Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced today that it has launched a world-first, patent-pending VerticalPoint RTK™ system for grade control in agriculture. VerticalPoint RTK provides significantly enhanced vertical accuracy and stability of standard single-baseline RTK systems reducing the downtime and costly delays experienced by many agriculture land improvement contractors today. VerticalPoint ...


    By Trimble

  • Monsanto Chesterfield Village Expansion Groundbreaking of Research and Development Center Marks Next Generation for Agriculture and St. Louis

    Monsanto Company hosted an event on October 22nd to commemorate the beginning of the Chesterfield Village Research Center expansion, its global hub for research and development (R&D) and agricultural innovation. The $400 million expansion, first announced in April 2013, will create 675 new jobs in St. Louis across all levels over the next three years. “Our Chesterfield expansion is ...


    By Monsanto Company

  • Minister ZAIA inaugurates the 109th FIERAGRICOLA - Recovery for consumption and prices. GMO: Open debate

    The Minister for Agricultural Policies, Luca Zaia, accompanied by the Under-secretary for Health, Francesca Martini. The keyword, after a difficult 2009 for Italian agriculture, is "optimism". And facts and figures of Fieragricola confirm that sector experts expect a turnaround. Zaia unveiled the New Holland world premiere and (also) spoke about GMO: "I oppose GMO and we will take legal action ...


    By Veronafiere

  • FIERAGRICOLA: An increasingly international event covering animal farming, markets, sub-contracting and bio-energy

    The VeronaFiere exhibition dedicated to the primary sector is second on a European scale for its cost/contact ratio, immediately behind Agritechnica in Hannover. Fieragricola this year expects more than 250 buyers from 35 countries. All the mainstays of the event are stronger than ever: Agrimeccanica, Zoosystem, Multi-function Exhibition, Agriservice, Bioenergy Expo. Not to forget precision ...


    By Veronafiere

  • Tractor mounted mower of the year

    As seen at BTME this year, the Wessex ProLine CRX MultiCut mower has won What Kit? tractor mounted mower of the year award. Here's what they said: The CRX MultiCut concept offers a roller mower with full-width rollers ...


    By Wessex International

  • Most chicken, turkey farms affected by bird flu can restock

    Most commercial chicken and turkey farms that were infected by the bird flu have been cleared to restock, agriculture officials said Friday, but scientists still will keep a close eye on migrating birds and test thousands to see if the virus is present. No new cases have been reported since June 17 when the last Iowa farm said chickens were ...


    By Associated Press

  • Cocoa farmers may boost yields by intercropping

    Growing cocoa with other crops on the same plot boosts the productivity of cocoa farms, compared with growing cocoa alone, a study has found. The researchers, from the University of Queensland, Australia, say their study is one of the first to quantitatively examine the effects of crop diversity on the ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Bruks invests in new products and target groups

    Professional wood chipping for agricultural tractors – a new product from Bruks, which is continuing its focus on finding new target groups and markets. "There are so many places around the world where interest in bioenergy is growing," says Ola Galfvensjö, head of the Mobile Chippers business area. Despite what is quite a cautious market this year, incoming orders are ...


    By Elmia AB

  • Valtra celebrates production of 1000th T4 Series tractor

    Six months after the launch of the Valtra T4, the 1000th unit was produced at the Suolahti factory in Finland in May. The T144 Active was personally driven off the production line by Polish customer Adam Jarnutowski. The white metallic T Series tractor is the latest investment at Jarnutowski’s farm near Łomża in northeastern Poland where he runs a dairy business with 74 ha ...

  • FarmMaps (Akkerweb) launched

    Fields used by growers contain a treasure trove of data. These data are registered and recorded for use by various (trade) partners, but rarely used actively by growers themselves. This was the idea behind the launch of Farm Maps on 12 February: to establish an independent and open platform on which companies can share data and applications that allow growers to obtain added value from their data ...

  • Review reveals problems protecting workers from pesticides

    Dozens of farmworkers looked up at the little yellow plane buzzing over the Florida radish field, a mist of pesticide falling from its wings. Farmworkers are supposed to be protected by government rules regulating exposure to toxic farm chemicals. But in this case, the breeze pushed the pesticide over the crew in a neighboring field, where it fell mostly on women, including at least one who was ...


    By Associated Press

  • California Farm Water Users Ask Court to Block Water Releases to Protect Salmon

    Agricultural water districts in California's Central Valley have asked a federal court to halt increased flows in the lower Klamath River to protect the seasonal run of Chinook salmon. Filed Aug. 25 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California, the ...


    By Bloomberg BNA

  • Launch of research programme ‘Towards Precision Farming 2.0’

    The launch date for the research programme 'Op naar Precisielandbouw 2.0' (Towards Precision Farming 2.0) is the 19th of June 2015. The aim of this public-private partnership within the Agri & Food top sector strategy is to conduct research together with more than 20 partners on strategic themes within precision farming. Over the next four years, the idea is to accelerate the implementation ...

  • EPA May Allow Carcingenic Chromium as Wood Preservative

    WASHINGTON, DC (ENS) - On January 19, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, will decide whether or not to allow unrestricted use of the human carcinogen hexavalent chromium in a wood preservative used on lumber sold at hardware and home improvement stores. Known as acid copper chromate, ACC, contains as much as 65 percent hexavalent chromium, or chromium-6. Four years ...

  • Fighting for farmworkers’ rights: an interview with baldemar velasquez

    Incensed by the injustices suffered by his family and other farmworkers, Baldemar Velasquez founded the Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC) in 1967. FLOC works to give migrant farmworkers across the United States a voice by including them in decision-making processes on conditions that affect their lives. What is your background, ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Unlimited Studio transforms tractors

    When a tractor rolls off the assembly line and is sent to the Unlimited Studio, it undergoes a complete transformation. The team of experts in the Unlimited Studio don’t just fit options and equipment to tractors; they design them, test them, source parts, install them and document the entire work process to ensure that everything is legal and compatible with the tractor’s other ...

  • EOS Remediation Earns USDA Certified Biobased Product Label

    EOS Remediation has earned the USDA Certified Biobased Product Label for six products. The USDA Certified Biobased Product Label verifies that the products amount of renewable biobased ingredients meets or exceeds prescribed USDA standards. Biobased products are goods composed in whole or in significant part of agricultural, forestry, or marine materials. “It gives us a great sense of ...


    By EOS Remediation, LLC

  • BlueSky CleanAir, Inc. Adds GreenSky 3-in-1 Fuel Conditioner to USDA BioPreferredSM Online Catalog

    Find GreenSky among more than 1480 biobased products listed  Carson City, NV 08/30/2010 — BlueSky CleanAir, Inc. is pleased to announce the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) BioPreferred program, a Federal purchasing program for biobased products, recently has added GreenSky 3-in-1 Fuel Conditioner to its online product catalog. With its ...


    By BlueSky CleanAir Inc.

  • Livestock goes free entry for all

    FREE ENTRY FOR ALL VISITORS  Farmers, their families and staff, farm contractors and students, consultants, vets and all in the supply trade will gain free entry to Livestock 2016.  MACHINERY MOVES INSIDE This year, following negotiations with The NEC, we have organised additional ...

  • Sustainable silage maize farming requires earlier varieties

    Dutch silage maize farmers can increase their yield in the long term by using earlier varieties. This was the conclusion reached by maize scientists at Wageningen UR based on many years of practical cultivation tests. The use of earlier varieties increases the chance that the maize will ripen properly and ensures better (soil) conditions for harvesting. Moreover, it would provide more space for ...

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