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  • 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 ...

  • Early cotton planting requires irrigation

    Cotton growers can produce more cotton if they plant early, but not without irrigation. That’s the finding of an article published in the September-October 2010 Agronomy Journal, a publication of the American Society of Agronomy. Bill Pettigrew, a scientist with the USDA-Agricultural Research Service in Stoneville, Mississippi, tested the performance of cotton under irrigated and ...

  • Volatile Cotton Sector Struggles to Balance Cost and Benefits

    Growing cotton provides livelihoods for an estimated 100 million households in as many as 85 countries. But adverse global market conditions and reliance on large doses of water, fertilizer, and pesticides impose considerable social and environmental costs, writes Michael Renner, senior researcher at the Worldwatch Institute, in the Institute’s latest Vital Signs Online article ( ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Sterile pest could do away with Bt cotton in Arizona

    Farmers in Arizona, United States, have all but eradicated a major pest from their land using a combination of genetically modified cotton and billions of sterilised versions of the pest's parent moth. The farmers had been growing Btcotton for several years. The cotton is genetically engineered to produce Bt toxin, which kills pink bollworm, a serious cotton pest. Bt cotton had reduced the pest ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Seed Treatment Market (Insecticides, Fungicides, Other Chemical and Nonchemical Treatment) Market For Corn, Soybean, Wheat, Canola, Cotton Report 2018

    According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research "Seed Treatment (Insecticides, Fungicides, Other Chemical and Nonchemical Treatment) Market For Corn, Soybean, Wheat, Canola, Cotton and Others - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth and Forecast, 2012 - 2018,"  the global seed treatment market was valued at USD 2.43 billion in 2011 and is ...


  • NCC Cites Need for Broad Examination of Global Fiber Markets

    National Cotton Council President/CEO Dr. Gary Adams says, “The U.S. decision to pursue a challenge against Chinese agricultural subsidies for grain crops reflects a growing desire in the United States and abroad to address more effectively the range of policies in major developing countries that affect agricultural markets.” He further noted that through the semi-annual dedicated ...

  • NCC Cites Need for Broad Examination of Global Fiber Markets

    National Cotton Council President/CEO Dr. Gary Adams says, “The U.S. decision to pursue a challenge against Chinese agricultural subsidies for grain crops reflects a growing desire in the United States and abroad to address more effectively the range of policies in major developing countries that affect agricultural markets.” He further noted that through the semi-annual dedicated ...

  • NCC Cites Need for Broad Examination of Global Fiber Markets

    National Cotton Council President/CEO Dr. Gary Adams says, “The U.S. decision to pursue a challenge against Chinese agricultural subsidies for grain crops reflects a growing desire in the United States and abroad to address more effectively the range of policies in major developing countries that affect agricultural markets.” He further noted that through the semi-annual dedicated ...

  • NCC Cites Need for Broad Examination of Global Fiber Markets

    National Cotton Council President/CEO Dr. Gary Adams says, “The U.S. decision to pursue a challenge against Chinese agricultural subsidies for grain crops reflects a growing desire in the United States and abroad to address more effectively the range of policies in major developing countries that affect agricultural markets.” He further noted that through the semi-annual dedicated ...

  • Using rotation crops to improve soil quality

    Soil quality issues are being researched within two crop rotation experiments that started in 1994 at Narrabri. They compare several crop rotations that include or exclude legume phases. The data presented here relate to the most recent 2-year cycles of these experiments. Following cotton harvest at the end of the previous cycle, rotation crops are sown (winter cereal, faba beans (grain) or vetch ...

  • The Global Oilseed and Grain Seed Market is Expected to Reach $64,113.0 Million by 2018

    This report estimates the market size of the global oilseed and grain seed, in terms of revenue. The global oilseed and grain seed market is expected to reach $64,113.0 million by 2018, with  increasing food demand at CAGR of 12.0% from 2013 to 2018. Global oilseed and grain seed market drivers, restraints & challenges, burning issues, and trends are discussed in detail. In terms of ...


  • Ohio State Weed Specialist: Preventing the Spread of Costly Herbicide-Resistant Weed Calls for Zero Tolerance

    If you see even one of this notoriously damaging weed in your field, pull it up – fast! Otherwise it could be the worst mistake you’ve ever made in your farming career, according to a researcher from Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences. Palmer amaranth, a glyphosate-resistant weed also known to many cotton and soybean farmers in ...


    By Ohio State University

  • Crop Growers Told to Prepare for Low Price Era

    Following some of the best years ever for growing row crops, an agricultural economist advised farmers to prepare for several years of lower prices, at a workshop at the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 95th Annual Convention. “The last six years have been extraordinary years if you are a row crop producer,” said Matthew Roberts, an associate professor at Ohio State ...

  • GM rice `spreading illegally in China`

    Illegal genetically modified (GM) rice seeds have been found in several Chinese provinces by a government investigation, according to an environment ministry official. A joint investigation by four government departments discovered the seeds, attributing their presence to "weak management", according to the news agency Agence France-Presse (AFP). China has allowed ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • The Global Seeds Market is Projected to Reach $85,237.6 million by 2018

    This report estimates the market size of the global seeds in terms of revenue. The global seeds market is projected to reach $85,237.6 million by 2018, due to increasing worldwide demand for food at CAGR of 12.1% from 2013 to 2018. Global seeds market drivers, restraints &; challenges, winning imperatives, burning issues, and trends are discussed in detail in this report. Significant ...

  • Uganda starts `historic` trials on GM staple crops

    Ugandan researchers will carry out a series of field trials on some of the major food crops that have been genetically modified (GM), following several recent approvals by the Uganda National Biosafety Committee, despite a lack of clear legislation on commercialising any such products within the country. They will seek to develop both transgenic and conventional maize varieties tolerant to ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Aerial imagery system helps save water

    Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists are developing a system that saves water by using aerial imagery and ground-based sensors to determine the irrigation needs of small sections of cultivated fields. Conventional irrigation practices, even when based on modern management and water application techniques, can be wasteful because they assume crop water needs are the same throughout an ...

  • Georgia Crop Farmer Philip Grimes Named Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year for 2014

    Philip Grimes, a farmer from Tifton, Georgia who is known for his conservation practices and high crop yields, has been selected as the overall winner of the Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year award for 2014. Grimes was named as the overall winner during the Willie B. Withers Luncheon held during the opening day of the 2014 Sunbelt Ag Expo farm ...


    By Sunbelt Ag Expo

  • Evogene Expands Biofuel Activity in Brazil With SLC Agricola

    Evogene Ltd. (TASE: EVGN) and SLC Agricola (BOVESPA: SLCE3) (PINKSHEETS: SLCJY) (BLOOMBERG: SLCE3:BZ) (REUTERS: SLCE3.SA), a leading agribusiness company in Brazil, today announced expansion of their agreement for the development of castor bean seeds as a cost competitive feedstock for biofuels. This expansion follows successful completion of field trials for such varieties in northeast Brazil ...


    By Marketwire

  • EPA approves uses of weed killer Dicamba

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) granted a conditional registration for new uses of the herbicide dicamba, a Monsanto “agrochemical,” on genetically engineered (GE) cotton and GE soybean. In a Final Registration document issued yesterday, ...

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