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  • Motorizing Sudanese crop irrigation

    The parched landscape of Sudan, on the southern edge of the Sahara desert, is among the world's driest regions, with a nine-month dry season and a highly unreliable rainy season. Large-scale farmers there manage to grow about half of the impoverished nation's food production with the help of motorized irrigation pumps, but for individual subsistence farmers and their families--about two-thirds of ...

  • Kenyan Professor promotes indigenous crops to solve Africa’s food crises

    In Kenya, a devastating cycle of drought and flood reflects the worst that climate change has to offer. These and other more insiduous impacts of warming temperatures threaten the health and survival of the nation's poorest and most at-risk inhabitants, namely women and children. The average yearly income in Kenya is less than US$1,000, 60 percent of the population is below poverty level, and ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Bayer CropScience acquires certain DuPont Crop Protection Land Management business assets

    Bayer CropScience and DuPont announced today the signing of an agreement for Bayer to purchase certain DuPont Crop Protection Land Management assets in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Australia and New Zealand. Closing of the transaction is expected in the fourth quarter of 2014, subject to customary regulatory approvals. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed. This acquisition ...


    By Bayer CropScience AG

  • Pedro Torres and Horticultorres Introduces New FibreDust Products in Mexico

    In the summer of 2015, Pedro Torres Plaza founded Horticultorres S. de R.L. de C.V., a new company active in the field providing horticultural supplies and consulting to the Mexican greenhouse industry. Before the start of Horticultorres, Torres, an entrepreneur, realized early on that horticulture was his passion. After graduating from ITESM, campus Queretaro as an Agronomist, ...


    By FibreDust LLC

  • John Deere 5G Series Tractors Receive Prestigious AE50 Award for 2016

    The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) awarded the John Deere 5G Series Tractors with an AE50 Award for 2016. The AE50 award highlights the year's most innovative designs in product engineering, as chosen by a panel of international engineering experts. Introduced to the specialty crop markets in December 2015, the narrow and highly maneuverable John Deere ...


    By John Deere

  • Syngenta and DuPont agree on technology exchange to launch new fungicide solutions

    Syngenta and DuPont today announced technology licensing agreements that will broaden each company’s crop protection product portfolio and enable both to bring new products to market more efficiently. Syngenta has obtained a global license from DuPont to develop products containing DuPont’s fungicide oxathiapiprolin. The development of this new piperidinyl thiazole isoxazoline class ...


    By Syngenta

  • CropLife Asia Promotes Role of Plant Science & Benefits to Thai Farmers at Tech4Farmers Asia 2.0

    Dr. Siang Hee Tan, Executive Director of CropLife Asia, participated today at the Tech4Farmers Asia 2.0 event held in Bangkok. He took part on a panel looking at the issue of 'Creating an Enabling Environment for Market Access'.  "The population in Asia is projected to have one billion more people by 2050," said Dr. Tan. "Our farmers need to produce more food to feed a growing world while ...


    By CropLife Asia

  • ImageTree Corp. signs strategic technologent agreement with In-Q-Tel to support US intelligence community

    ImageTree Corporation has signed a strategic investment and technology development agreement with independent strategic investment firm In-Q-Tel. Under this agreement, ImageTree will leverage its patented technology and processes to help In-Q-Tel support the interests of the United States Intelligence Community, which includes the Central Intelligence Agency and 15 other organizations.With this ...


    By ImageTree Corporation

  • Commercial Greenhouses See 35% Increase In Revenue With TruLite LED Grow Lights

    TruLite Industries, LLC is at it again, introducing their line of commercial LED grow lights through TruLiteLED.com. TruLite, known for bringing innovative products to the commercial greenhouse marketplace, is positioned to permanently alter how produce is grown on a large scale while showing grow operation owners how to increase revenue by 35% or more. TruLite LED ...


    By TruLite Industries

  • Marrone Bio Innovations Raises $25.4 Million Series C Financing

    Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc. (MBI) is pleased to announce  the closing of a $25.4 million private round of financing with three new investors and re-investment of existing investors.  New investors investing in this Series C preferred financing are Syngenta Ventures, Mitsui Global Investment, and a family investment trust. Existing investors include Stuart Mill Venture ...

  • New insecticide Sivanto registered in the USA

    Bayer CropScience has received the registration for its new insecticide Sivanto™ from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Sivanto™, which was developed to control devastating sucking pests on fruits and vegetables as well as most broadacre crops, will be available for the 2015 growing season. Further registrations for Sivanto™ prime are ...


    By Bayer CropScience AG

  • Poison pulled: bee toxic pesticide removed from store shelves

    After rounds of legal wrangling in federal court, a bee-toxic pesticide may no longer be sold or distributed because it entered the marketplace illegally. Bayer CropScience’s pesticide spirotetramat (trade-named Movento, Ultor, and Kontos) is now illegal to buy, sell, or transport in the United States after NRDC and Xerces Society successfully argued that it was approved through a flawed ...

  • Blommer chocolate announces Cocoa sustainability partnership supporting ivory coast farmers

    Blommer Chocolate, North America"s largest processor of cocoa beans and ingredient chocolate products, today announced a new $3 million cocoa sustainability partnership supporting farmers in Ivory Coast, West Africa. The joint venture, called the Processors Alliance for Cocoa Traceability and Sustainability (PACTS), is being developed in conjunction with Cemoi ...

  • Advanticsys Greenhouses monitoring and control solutions at International Fair in Chile

    Epssilon Networks , one of our worldwide strategic partners, have shown ADVANTICSYS greenhouses monitoring and control technologies at the Flores y Viveros International Exhibition Fair at Quillota, Chile on the 25th and 26th November 2014. ...

  • State FIFRA Issues Research and Evaluation Group Meeting: Summary of Proceedings

    On September 17-18, 2012, the Association of American Pesticide Control Officials (AAPCO)/State Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) Issues Research and Evaluation Group (SFIREG) Pesticide Operations Management (POM) Working Committee (WC) held its semi-annual full committee meeting in U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) offices in Crystal City, Virginia. Through a ...


    By Acta Group

  • NFU Board Calls on Congress to Pass 2014 Farm Bill this Week

    The National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson, under direction from the NFU Board of Directors, sent a letter today to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Speaker of the House John Boehner calling for the 2014 Farm Bill to be called up and voted on this week. “Farm bill conference committee members have agreed to a compromise that will provide farmers, ...


    By National Farmers Union

  • BBI South Dealer Spotlight: Sussex Irrigation

    Sussex Irrigation, headquartered in the central Delaware town of Laurel, is BBI’s key dealer partner for the Eastern Shore region of northern Virginia, Maryland, and Delaware. David Brown, the company’s owner, has built a solid business in delivering Zimmatic irrigation systems to Eastern Shore farmers, offering high levels of precision in ...

  • Soybean Farmers Support Farm Bill Conference Report, Urge House and Senate to Vote “Yes”

    The farmers of the American Soybean Association (ASA) congratulated conferees from the House and Senate as the final version of the much-anticipated farm bill was filed with the House clerk tonight and awaits action on the floor as soon as Wednesday. ASA supports the bill, which provides for multiple soybean farmer priorities, most notably a flexible farm safety net that includes a choice between ...

  • Sustainable palm oil purchases hit record high

    More sustainably produced palm oil is being purchased than ever before, according to the latest figures from the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil. This is an encouraging turnaround that could point to a greater uptake of certified sustainable palm oil, WWF says. In the past, only a small percent of palm oil certified by the RSPO has been purchased, though the sales have been steadily increasing ...


    By WWF International

  • Iowa Farmers Call for Cooperation in Biotech Trade Issues at Global Agribusiness Forum

    Iowa Corn farmer-leaders Pam Johnson and Julius Schaaf traveled to Sao Paulo, Brazil last month to represent MAIZALL, the international maize alliance, at the 2016 Global Agribusiness Forum. MAIZALL is a coalition of corn growers from the United States, MAIZAR in Argentina and ABRAMILHO in Brazil who work together on challenges of mutual interest including innovation and food security, even while ...

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