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  • Coffee Production Near Record Levels

    Although fluctuating from year to year, coffee production has been on an overall steady upward trend, writes Worldwatch Institute Senior Researcher Michael Renner. World coffee production during the 2013/14 crop year was just slightly over 9 million tons, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The vast majority of coffee production-more than 3 tons for every 4 tons grown-is exported, ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Cover Crops Add to Farm Sustainability

    A potentially record-setting U.S. corn harvest is underway. Many farmers can attribute the use of cover crops as one of multiple best management practices (BMPs) that help them increase yield year after year. Combined with BMPs of The Fertilizer Institute’s 4R Nutrient Stewardship program that promotes the application of nutrients at the right source, right rate, right time and right place, ...

  • Pakistan needs a new crop forecasting system

    Pakistan's outdated crop yield forecasting system needs a revamp, says Ibrar ul Hassan Akhtar. Like most developing countries, Pakistan is staring at the spectre of food insecurity, with its food production out of sync with population growth. The food availability scenario is further ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Bayer innovations help secure world record barley harvest

    Innovative crop protection solutions from Bayer CropScience have helped a New Zealand farming couple break the world record yield for barley. Warren and Joy Darling, from Timaru in the country’s South Island, produced 13.8 tonnes per hectare, easily breaking the previous record of 12.2 tonnes held by Scottish grower Stockton Park since 1989. The new record was officially ratified by ...


    By Bayer CropScience AG

  • Monsanto´s Integrated Yield Pipeline Advances A Record 18 Projects Across Multiple Research Areas

    Monsanto's annual research and development update highlighted record project advancement across the company's breeding, biotechnology, and improved agronomics platforms, all aimed at sustainably maximizing farmer productivity while conserving resources like water and land. Through integrated research in breeding, biotechnology, and new technology areas such as Integrated Farming Systems? and ...


    By Monsanto Company

  • Biodiesel Business Academy Offers Improved version of Nonfood Energy Crops Starter Kits

    CJP , the Centre for Jatropha Promotion & Biodiesel ‘s new Nonfood Biodiesel crops like algae, castor, moringa, pongamia, jojoba, simarouba, Mahua, flax, kenaf, Calophyllum etc. are poised for commercialization as the newest, greatest biodiesel feedstock as these crops can produce the greatest amount of feedstock for the lowest input and cost. Good scientific research done by ...


    By Advanced Biofuel Center

  • Department of Energy Announces 18 New Projects to Accelerate Technologies for Efficient Residential Combined Heat and Power Generation and Bioenergy Crop Development

    The Energy Department’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) today announced $55 million in funding for 18 innovative projects as part of ARPA-E’s two newest programs: GENerators for Small Electrical and Thermal Systems (GENSETS) and Transportation Energy Resources from Renewable Agriculture (TERRA). GENSETS projects are aimed at developing generator technologies that ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • AutoCopter - The Precision Ag Solution

    The AutoCopter is a UAV helicopter providing remote sensing of crops using three full-sized cameras (multi-spectral, DSLR and HD Video) while flying a GPS plan for over two hours without the need to refill fuel. After landing the data is moved to the ground control station and processed and created into GeoTiff images to import directly into shape files for applicator scripts. Donald Effren, ...


    By AutoCopter

  • The Future for Farmers is Bright - Positive Outlook Seen for Coming Years

    After coming off of a record year, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada is expecting farm incomes to remain high for Canadian farmers in 2015. The 2015 Canadian Agricultural Outlook was released today, pointing to a strong future for the agricultural sector. The report provides an overview of the current situation in Canadian agriculture and some of the key longer term drivers that will ...

  • Leading corn and soybean experts meet to discuss new approaches and promote more sustainability in future cultivation

    Against the backdrop of a growing world population, the global demand for corn and soybean products is rising steadily. To further increase agricultural productivity without compromising the environment, a sustainable intensification of corn and soybean production is needed. On October 30 and 31, more than 200 experts and representatives from corn- and soybean-growing countries across the globe ...


    By Bayer CropScience AG

  • 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 ...

  • Agronomists Offer Webinars for Corn, Soybean and Wheat Growers Feb. 11 and 25

    Growers wanting to learn more about corn yield optimization, corn seed treatments and high-input soybean production can take advantage of a series of upcoming webinars taught by agronomists from Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.            The webinars offer participants insight into some of the key issues ...


    By Ohio State University

  • 12 Innovations to combat drought, improve food security, and stabilize food prices

    Soaring temperatures and low precipitation could not occur at a worse time for many farmers in the United States. Intensifying drought conditions are affecting corn and soybean crops throughout the Midwest, raising grain prices as well as concerns about future food prices. The U.S. Drought Monitor reports that 88 percent of this year’s corn crop and 77 percent of the soybean crop are now ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Significant progress made in first year of The Good Growth Plan

    Syngenta has published the first update on progress towards meeting the six ambitious commitments in The Good Growth Plan, which was launched in 2013 to support the future sustainability of agriculture and rural communities. Syngenta established a global network of over 3,500 reference and benchmark farms in 2014. ...


    By Syngenta

  • Redesigned - AE50 Award-winning WatchDog® Weather Stations

    Plainfield, IL – The AE50 Award-winning Spectrum® WatchDog Weather Stations have been completely redesigned, bringing a host of improvements and new features to help growers and researchers make better decisions on crop inputs. Expanded wireless communications includes economical options that allow for “drive-by” data downloading up to 1,000 ft away and real-time data monitoring up to 2 miles ...


    By Spectrum Technologies, Inc

  • New world agriculture census round to kick off in 2016

    A new global round of country-driven agricultural censuses is set to begin in 2016, a large-scale, data collection process that will gather information and statistics on the world's agricultural sector. To support the process, FAO today published a set of updated guidelines to assist governments in carrying out their national-level agricultural censuses, tailored to various different country ...

  • Ohio State Agronomists Offer Free Webinars for Corn, Soybean and Wheat Growers

    Growers wanting to learn more about managing herbicides, fungicides and resistance, corn yield optimization, corn seed treatments and high-input soybean production can take advantage of a series of free webinars taught by agronomists from Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.            The webinars offer ...


    By Ohio State University

  • Study probes sources of Mississippi river phosphorus

    In their eagerness to cut nitrogen and phosphorus pollution in the Mississippi River and Gulf of Mexico, people have often sought simple explanations for the problem: too many large animal operations, for instance, or farmers who apply too much fertilizer, which then flows into waterways. But according to new modeling research that examined phosphorus loading from all 1768 counties in the ...

  • OPINION: working together for Ethiopia`s agricultural self-sufficiency

    The following op-ed appeared in Addis Fortune, Ethiopia"s largest English daily newspaper Most of the news one hears from Ethiopia is about millions of people facing malnutrition and starvation. Although one wishes that the answer could be as simple as supplying food aid or high-tech quick fixes, like chemical inputs to increase ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Ecosystem-based farming comes of age

    A new FAO book out today takes a close look at how the world's major cereals maize, rice and wheat - which together account for an estimated 42.5 percent of human calories and 37 percent of our protein - can be grown in ways that respect and even leverage natural ecosystems. Drawing on case studies from around the planet, the ...

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