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  • Creating Better Soybeans

    In rows of petri dishes, soybean roots bathe in fluorescent light, an unremarkable site unless you work in the laboratory where they grow. The simplicity of the setup belies the complexity of the research that went into creating the roots. For decades, the genes of the seeds that produced these roots have been tinkered with to create a plant that resists a common and highly destructive soybean ...


    By Ohio State University

  • Topcon names Wilson new agricultural test engineer for North America product testing

    Topcon Precision Agriculture (TPA) has named Jared Wilson as ag test engineer for the North America market. Wilson will report to Kurtis Kenne, TPA manager of global field testing. Kenne said, “Jared brings a well-rounded ag background to this position. In addition to growing up on a family farm in Iowa, he has a degree in Agronomy and has worked in both the crop and equipment sides of ...

  • Irish agriculture faces emissions dilemma

    Ireland is facing a classic conflict, pitching economic growth targets against the need for action on climate change. On one hand, Ireland’s planners want to see significant growth in its food and agriculture industry – a sector that is one of the main pillars of the country’s economy, accounting for about 8% of gross domestic product. On the other hand, the country − ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Upsolar Certified for Coastal and Agricultural Performance

    Upsolar, a leading international provider of solar PV modules, today announced a significant step toward expanding its global market share: verification of high performance in coastal and agricultural areas, both popular locations for PV installations. The company earned certification from conformity assessment laboratory Bureau Veritas (BV) LCIE China for ...


    By Upsolar Group Co., Ltd

  • Proactive stewardship is critical in sustainable agriculture

    Bayer CropScience is committed to proactive stewardship to underline the company’s strong commitment to sustainable agriculture. “We help growers around the world produce high-quality and high-yielding crops,” said Matthias Haug, Head of SeedGrowth at Bayer CropScience. “We take product stewardship very seriously, as it is important to maximize the benefits of seed ...


    By Bayer CropScience AG

  • Arcadia Biosciences and African Agricultural Technology Foundation collaborate on test planting of nitrogen use efficient rice

    Arcadia Biosciences, Inc., an agricultural technology company focused on developing technologies and products that benefit the environment and human health, and the African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF) today announced the planting of the first field trial of Nitrogen Use Efficient (NUE) rice in Africa. The NUE rice field trial is the result of more than five years of collaboration ...


    By Arcadia Biosciences, Inc.

  • Diversifying crops `could green African agriculture`

    The biodiversity of crop fields could be key to a greener revolution in Africa, where ecosystems are degrading and crop yields are stagnating, says a study conducted in Malawi. African farmers could halve their fertiliser use and still get the same yields, the study found, with less year-to-year variation in yields and with as much as 70 per cent more protein in grains — by simply rotating ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Agriculture Industry Seeks to Create Right to Farm

    In the nation's agricultural heartland, farming is more than a multibillion-dollar industry that feeds the world. It could be on track to become a right, written into law alongside the freedom of speech and religion. Some powerful agriculture interests want to declare farming a right at the state level as part of a wider campaign to fortify the ag industry against crusades by animal-welfare ...


    By Associated Press

  • Innovative New Agriculture Projects Receive Support

    B.C.'s agrifoods industry is receiving more than $1.4 million for 17 new projects that support innovation throughout the province. Through the Growing Forward 2 agreement, the governments of Canada and British Columbia have committed a total of $13.4 million to industry between 2013 and 2018 through the Canada-B.C. Agri-Innovation Program. In 2013-14, 36 projects have shared more than ...

  • Experiment demonstrates 110 years of sustainable agriculture

    A plot of land on the campus of Auburn University shows that 110 years of sustainable farming practices can produce similar cotton crops to those using other methods.  In 1896, Professor J.F. Duggar at the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Alabama (now Auburn University) started an experiment to test his theories that sustainable cotton production was possible on Alabama soils if ...

  • Monitoring methane emissions from agriculture and dairy farming

    Methane (CH4) is the second most prevalent greenhouse gas emitted from human activities. In 2014, CH4 was responsible for around 11 percent of all US greenhouse gas emissions caused by human actions. Methane is emitted by a range of natural sources such as marshlands, leakage from natural gas systems and livestock farming [1]. Domestic ...


    By Edinburgh Instruments Ltd

  • New solar-powered tractor to reduce agricultural emissions

    Modern agriculture is heavily dependent on fossil fuels. A recent study suggests a solar-powered, agricultural electric vehicle, the 'Multi-purpose Solar Tractor', could avert 23.3 tonnes of greenhouse gases every year, compared to a conventional vehicle. The vehicles will be particularly suitable for Mediterranean countries where sunlight is plentiful. Tractors are typically diesel-powered, ...

  • Health and Safety Issues in Agriculture: Is there a Way Out?

    Agriculture forms the backbone of most economies and is a chief driver of economic growth. In 2013 the agricultural sector grew by a spectacular 16.4% and aided considerably in improving the country’s ...


    By Holloway Houston, Inc.

  • The Quest ATR is perfect for testing soil

    The ecological health of soil can be monitored with the Quest ATR. The organic and mineral components of soil can be established by testing with ATR-IR spectroscopy. Check your plants/crops/etc have the right nutrients for good health. Make sure there is enough calcium, not too much nitrogen or carbon. Map large areas according to the deficit or abundance of minerals. The ...


    By Specac Limited

  • BioNovelus Reveals New Green Solution For Food Security at International Agricultural Fair

    With ever increasing interest internationally in organic agriculture, BioNovelus’ (PINKSHEETS: ONOV) booth at Agritrade Expo and Conference which took place March 23 and 24 in Guatemala commanded a lot of attention during the two-day fair. BioNovelus CEO and President, Jean Ekobo, who led the company’s Central American delegation, was not surprised that interest in the company’s ...


    By BioNovelus Inc.

  • EU launches new computer model for policy changes on agriculture

    Researchers from 15 European countries have come together to build a computer model that can evaluate the effects of policy changes on agriculture. This new model allows policy makers to investigate the likely effects of policy change on agriculture. Importantly, the model will allow the effects of policy to be examined at all scales, from farming in a single region to the whole European and ...

  • EPA sends draft revisions to human research rule to secretary of agriculture

    Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a notice in the Federal Register announcing that it has forwarded to the Secretary of Agriculture, a draft proposed rule that would revise EPA's 2006 rule on protections for subjects in human research involving pesticides. 75 Fed. Reg. 62738 (found online). EPA ...


    By Acta Group

  • OriginClear and Farm Equipment Distributor Team Up to Treat Agricultural Effluent

    OriginClear Inc. (OTC/QB: OOIL), a leading provider of water treatment solutions, and Renewable Water Technologies (RWT), a spin-off of Wisconsin’s Renewable Algae Group, plan to form a joint venture (JV) to offer ...


    By OriginClear Inc.

  • Flood risk from modern agricultural practices can be mitigated with interventions

    In the face of substantial evidence that modern land use management practices have increased runoff at the local scale, a new study reveals changes in local land use management practices can reduce the risk of local flooding. However, there is little evidence so far that these local increases in runoff culminate in large-scale flooding effects. To address this lack of evidence, the researchers ...

  • ZNFU: “At Agritech Expo it is important for us to showcase the Zambian agricultural industry in totality”

    “As farmers we have the destiny of our country and nation in our hands” says Dr Evelyn Nguleka, Zambia National Farmers Union President. She adds: “let us apply all the knowledge and skills to have more food we need and venture into value addition to earn incomes for ourselves. If we can move from our back row as primary producers we can shape the welfare of our agricultural ...


    By Clarion Events Ltd

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