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  • Steady increase in incidents of low levels of GM crops in traded food and feed

    The increased production of genetically modified crops around the globe has led to a higher number of incidents of low levels of GMOs being detected in traded food and feed, FAO said today. The incidents have led to trade disruptions between countries with shipments of grain, cereal and other crops being blocked by importing countries and destroyed or returned to the country of origin. The trace ...

  • Managing Late Blight of Potatoes and Tomatoes

    Late blight is one of the most serious diseases of potatoes and tomatoes worldwide, resulting in significant yield and quality losses annually. In Alberta, late blight occurs infrequently, but can have devastating impacts in the years when it reaches epidemic levels.  “This disease is caused by a fungal pathogen called Phytophthora infestans,” says Robert Spencer, ...

  • Year of the English Garden – How is gas used in horticulture?

    The Queen may be celebrating her 90th birthday, but there’s also another notable anniversary in 2016 which celebrates England’s heritage. This year marks the 300th anniversary of the birth of England’s greatest gardener, Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown. ‘Capability’ Brown is best known for designing gardens and landscapes at some of the country’s ...


    By Analox Sensor Technology

  • China - Netherlands cooperation on improvement of China potato production

    Raising China potato production is of utmost importance. In the coming years a great effort is to be made to meet the increasing demand of potatoes for fresh consumption and for industry. In a joined R&D program Chinese and Dutch research institutes and companies investigated opportunities for improvement on the main topics of potato production. ‘Progress Report China Potato GAP ...

  • Smarter Farming Examined in New Report

    Farming UK details how, if it is to feed the estimated world population of 9.6 billion by 2050, the farming industry must embrace the emerging Internet of Things (IoT), according to a new report by Therese Cory, senior analyst at Beecham Research. The report, ‘Towards Smart Farming’, examines how farming will have to tackle challenges of climate change and more extreme weather events ...


    By ENDURAMAXX

  • EPA requires major agricultural chemical dealer to safely manage pesticides

    Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced settlements with two associated companies for the improper storage and containment of agricultural pesticides. Fertizona, a large fertilizer and crop protection retailer, and Compton Ag Services operate six facilities in Arizona and California subject to the enforcement actions. They have agreed to pay a total of $133,240 in civil ...

  • Software apps for African farmers win prizes

    The increasing use of software applications (widely known as apps) in solving Africans' problems has been highlighted by the three winning entries  of the Apps4Africa: Climate Challenge contest. The regional competition encourages participants to address local ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • New Holland Wins Six AE50 Awards for Engineering Innovation

    New Holland Agriculture has been honored with six prestigious AE50 Awards by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE). The AE50 awards are presented for the fifty most innovative product ideas to enter the market in 2013. They honor new product ideas that are ranked highest in innovation, significant engineering advancement, and impact on the market served. The New ...

  • Background: Agriculture and Fisheries Council, Brussels, 23 September 2013

    The Council meeting will address agricultural matters; it will start at 10.00 on Monday 23 September 2013. The Council will be chaired by Mr Vigilijus JUK$A, Minister for Agriculture. As regards agriculture, there will be a public debate on the state of play on the common agricultural policy (CAP) reform package after a political agreement was reached with the other EU institutions on the ...


    By European Commission

  • Paying farmers to protect the environment?

    Carefully targeted payments to farmers could serve as an approach to protect the environment and to address growing concerns about climate change, biodiversity loss and water supply, FAO said today in its annual publication The State of Food and Agriculture. The report however cautions that payments for environmental services are not the best solution in all situations, and that significant ...

  • CAP Reform – an explanation of the main elements

    The Commission, the Council and the European Parliament (EP) have reached a political agreement on the reform of the Common Agriculture Policy – subject to formal approval by the Council and the EP as a 1streading Agreement. Most elements were agreed in trilogue on June 26, and the last remaining issues (linked to the Multi-Annual Financial framework package) were finalised on September 24. ...


    By Europa Press Room

  • WSSA Pesticide Stewardship Series: Employers Play a Central Role in Protecting Agricultural Workers and Pesticide Handlers

    An employer was fined recently after an inspection showed pesticide application information wasn’t posted at the job site, and an employee applied a pesticide without safety training or personal protective equipment (PPE). The posting, safety training and PPE are all required under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Agricultural Worker Protection Standard (WPS). “The WPS ...

  • Africa and India cultivate agricultural research ties

    Africa and India are gearing up to further enhance cooperation in agricultural science, technology and innovation, and move beyond dialogue to a range of practical options from a virtual biotech platform to ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Common agricultural policy: the reform is approved by the Council

    Common agricultural policy: the reform is approved by the Council Today (on Dec 16), the Council adopted the common agriculture policy (CAP) reform package following a first reading agreement with the European Parliament. This reform sets out the new rules for the CAP in the next seven-year period, in order to equip the European agricultural sector for the opportunities and challenges of the ...


    By EU Council of Ministers

  • VICAM Now Offers a Single Extraction Test for Aflatoxins and Fumonisins in Corn and Grain

    Waters Corporation (NYSE: WAT) today announced VICAM, a Waters Business, now offers a single extraction method for the detection of aflatoxins and fumonisins in corn and grain. The ...


    By Waters Corporation

  • American Biogas Council 2015 Award Winners

    The American Biogas Council (ABC) presented its annual awards during an evening reception at BioCycle’s 15th Annual Conference on Renewable Energy From Organics Recycling (BioCycle REFOR15) in Danvers, Massachusetts in October. BioCycle REFOR15 is the Official Conference of ABC. “The Biogas Industry Awards not only recognize excellent projects and innovations,” explained ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Predictions for cleantech in 2013

    Every year around this time since 2007, as executive editor of a leading global cleantech research and news service, I’ve contributed to predictions on what to expect in the year ahead in cleantech. We’ve kept that tradition alive here at Kachan & Co. We don’t claim a perfect track record, but we’ve been eerily prescient and nailed some biggies a year or more before ...


    By Kachan & Co.

  • The common agricultural policy (CAP) and agriculture in Europe – Frequently asked questions

    Farming in Europe – an overview How rural is the EU? Over 77% of the EU's territory is classified as rural (47% is farm land and 30% forest) and is home to around half its population (farming communities and other residents). How many farmers are there in the EU? 12 million (full-time). ...


    By European Commission

  • The 2012 LIFE+ projects

    Austria 4 projects (14.5 million) LIFE+ Environment Policy and Governance (1 project – 3.6 million) LIFE-URBANLAKE (Stadt Wien – Magistratsabteilung 45 – Wiener Gewässer): This project intends to define strategies to reduce the vulnerability of the “Alte Donau” from effects of climate ...

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