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  • Nitrogen in reclaimed water can benefit turfgrass

    As competition for fresh water increases and fertilizer prices rise, the horticulture industry is looking to reclaimed wastewater as a valuable resource for supplying irrigation and necessary nutrients for urban landscapes. In the U.S., Florida is a leading user of recycled water; more than 50% of the state's reclaimed water is being put to use for irrigation of recreational areas such as golf ...

  • G8 hunger aid insufficient, report warns

    The package of aid interventions that the world"s eight wealthiest nations put in place last year to respond to the food-price crisis of 2007-08 was insufficient, according to a new report  from the U.K. Hunger Alliance and the Oakland Institute. ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • American society of agronomy announces 2011 award recipients

    The American Society of Agronomy (ASA) will recognize the following individuals at the 2011 Awards Ceremony during their Annual Meeting on Oct. 16-19 in San Antonio, TX, www.acsmeetings.org. Drew Lyon, University of Nebraska-Lincoln - Agronomic Extension Education Award. Drew Lyon is the Fenster Professor of dryland ...

  • UF/IFAS researchers use pigs to root out problem weeds

    Sometimes, the old-fashioned ways are the best ways. Back before chemical pesticides and herbicides, farmers had to come up with ways to kill the weeds that took over their fields. One method used “back in the day” was letting pigs loose in fields that were not being used for crops for a season and allowing the pigs to do what they do naturally: dig up the roots of weeds and ...

  • Clariant receives Frost & Sullivan Award for EcoTain Crop Protection Products

    Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, has received the 2014 Global Frost & Sullivan Award for New Product Innovation Leadership. The Award recognizes Clariant's EcoTain label for products designed to address strict regulatory requirements and customer demand for safer and more eco-friendly products in the agrochemical industry. Each year, Frost & Sullivan presents this award to ...


    By Clariant International Ltd.

  • Fertiliser Storage Tanks – Fertiliser Optimisation This Growing Season

    As farmers focus on the growing season, an East Yorkshire farm machinery importer recently publicly shared its knowledge of precision farming methods with Rt. Hon Michael Jack CBE at an open day at Stockbridge Technology Centre, Selby. The former MP was shown how a specially-adapted tractor that features a unique seed drill allows farmers to place seeds with extreme accuracy. Also this week, we ...


    By ENDURAMAXX

  • IKEA produces sustainable cotton through its better cotton practices

    Cotton is a part of our lives. We sleep on it. Live in it. We wear it everyday. IKEA is committed to cotton because it’s one of the retailer’s most important raw materials. Having cotton produced, sourced, manufactured and sold sustainably - while not being wasteful - is core to IKEA and its Swedish roots. IKEA is also committed to working towards better cotton growing methods, and ...

  • Nutrient Management Plans: A Study in Cause and Effect

    It seems practical on the surface. Nutrient management plans (NMPs) should supply plants with ideal amounts of nutrients, minimize runoff, and maintain or even improve the soil condition. And the farmer behind the plan would work with a set of conservation practices designed to reduce harmful pollutants while still obtaining optimal crop yields. However, many U.S. Animal Feeding Operations (AFOs) ...

  • U.S. EPA Honors Dixon Ridge Farms as Sustainable Agricultural Champion

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Regional Administrator Jared Blumenfeld today recognized Dixon Ridge Farms in a Winters, Calif. environmental award ceremony. The Pacific Southwest Region’s 2012 Sustainable Agricultural Champion Award was presented to the organic walnut farm’s founder, Russ Lester. “EPA applauds Dixon Ridge Farms for its many sustainable ...

  • Bringing nitrogen out to pasture

    Cows in Brazil might start bellowing "leguuume" rather than "moo." That's because Jose Dubeux Jr. wants to plant more legume trees in cow pastures. Dubeux is an assistant professor of Agronomy at North Florida Research & Education Center. Growing up, Dubeux spent a lot of time on his grandparents' farm in Brazil. There he developed a passion for livestock operations and the grasslands on ...


    By American Society of Agronomy

  • Attrition Mill Reduces Particles Down To 100 Mesh

    A new Model SK-24-MS Attrition Mill from Munson Machinery reduces friable chemicals and minerals, as well as metal powders, wood flour, fertilizers, insecticides and fibers, producing particles within relatively narrow size ranges from 10- down to 100-mesh. The 24 in. (61 cm) diameter mill is equipped with an outer ...

  • Billions in Change 2 Offers First Look at New Life-Changing Inventions for Solving the World`s Biggest Problems

    Indian-born billionaire, entrepreneur, and philanthropist Manoj Bhargava believes those with wealth have a duty to serve those with less. Bhargava's approach to philanthropy was originally chronicled in the 2015 documentary film, "Billions in Change," which featured four solutions created by Stage 2, Bhargava's invention shop in Farmington Hills, Michigan, ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Defra Sings Praises of Cover Crops – Vertical Strorage Tanks For All Farming Applications

    Defra has recently been hailing the many merits of cover crops as part of a long-term approach to farming success, according to Farmers Weekly. Cover crops deliver a range of soil and environmental benefits and they fit in well with spring cropping. Experts are advising that cover crops should in fact be viewed as part of an integrated management strategy to help with various faming challenges. ...


    By ENDURAMAXX

  • ANDRITZ AUTOMATION to deliver plant control systems for Compass Minerals, USA

    ANDRITZ AUTOMATION, part of international technology Group ANDRITZ, has received an order from Compass Minerals® to supply the electrical distribution equipment, dynamic process simulation, and control system solutions for the sulfate of potash (SOP) project in Ogden, Utah, USA. The start-up is scheduled for the second quarter of 2016. The scope of supply includes the design and supply of ...

  • Bellota Agrisolutions at CII Krishi Vikas show in India

    Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) has organized "Krishi Vikas" Exhibition and Conference from 25 to 27 May 2015 at Dussehra Maidan, Annapoorna Road, Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India. This event is organised concurrently with the inauguration of the Madhya Pradesh Government's largest agriculture show "Krishi Mahotsav"(from 25 May to 15 June) to help the farmers by showcasing latest techniques ...


    By Bellota Agrisolutions

  • Happy New Year – But What Does 2015 Hold For UK Farming?

    As UK farming welcomes in a new year, what does 2015 hold for the broader industry and what trends can we expect to see unfold? The Western Daily Express details how, as the rest of us welcome in a new year, the UK’s farmers will have little to look forward to, based on present situations. According to Hugh Townsend from Devon-based Townsend Chartered Surveyors, the two biggest problems ...


    By ENDURAMAXX

  • Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. Adds Senior Government Affairs Counsel, John H. Thorne, Ph.D., to Its Public Policy Practice

    Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C) and its consulting affiliates, B&C Consortia Management, L.L.C. (BCCM) and The Acta Group, L.L.C. (Acta), are pleased to announce that John H. Thorne, Ph.D., has joined our public policy practice as Senior Government Affairs Counsel for B&C and Vice President of Policy and Government Affairs for Acta. Dr. Thorne is a leader in the areas of ...


    By Acta Group

  • UK Farmers Urged to Prepare For Spring – Fertiliser Storage Tanks At Hand

    We’d echo the advice of one of the UK’s leading fertiliser suppliers, as reported by Farming UK, and that is to be prepared for spring fertiliser applications.  Because we had a very early harvest this year, good conditions in autumn and favourable weather ever since, most arable crops are well ahead and looking good going into winter, according to Allison Grundy, Arable ...


    By ENDURAMAXX

  • Further Greening Information For Scots – Dedicated Liquid Fertiliser Tanks

    At last, Farming Minister Richard Lochhead has clarified long awaited greening regulations for Scottish farmers for the new Common Agricultural Policy, according to Aberdeen Journals. For farmers choosing the fallow option as part of their Environmental Focus Area obligation, the regulations state that fallow must include the period between 15 January and 15 July. The regulations include ...


    By ENDURAMAXX

  • Conventional, compost, organic production compared for strawberry

    A team of researchers from North Carolina State University set out to provide strawberry growers in their region with information that could help them transition to more sustainable soil and pest management production practices. Their study, published in the August 2015 issue of HortTechnology, compared conventional, compost, and organic strawberry production systems in the southeastern United ...

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