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  • Innovative Risk Management Program a First for Ontario`s Greenhouse Flower Growers

    The governments of Canada and Ontario are helping the province's greenhouse industry meet consumer demand for high quality floral products by supporting an innovative, private sector risk management fund.  The industry-designed GreenCHIP fund will provide compensation for lost product and business interruption in the event of a quarantine ordered by the Canada Food Inspection Agency. Flowers ...

  • Big society can help tackle ragwort risk

    Tackling Common Ragwort can be a practical example of the Big Society in action, Agriculture Minister Jim Paice said today. Tackling Common Ragwort can be a practical example of the Big Society in action, Agriculture Minister Jim Paice said today. With the Common Ragwort season in full bloom, Mr Paice is calling on landowners, local groups and nature-lovers to work together to ...

  • Plants for supporting Orius species

    Orius laevigatus and Orius majusculus are predatory bugs, which are applied in several crops in greenhouses. They can eat many pests species, including nymphs and adults of thrips species, aphids, whtiteflies, eggs of moths, young caterpillars and spider mites. In some crops such as sweet pepper Orius  survives easily. Cut roses are apparently less suitable for oviposition. For ...

  • Simon Jones looks back on 26 years with Certis

    With a background in horticulture and a career in crop protection spanning 35 years, including 26 years at Certis, Simon Jones - UK Technical Manager - has seen the business evolve significantly in this time. “Two generations of ornamental growers in the family really sparked my interest in the industry,” he says. After qualifying with an OND in Glasshouse Crops Production, Simon went ...


    By Certis UK

  • CJP introduces Biological Inputs to Enhance the Jatropha Energy Farms Profitability

    CJP scientists are continuously working on enhanced genetics, agronomics and horticulture sciences to drive new varieties, more knowledge around the Jatropha plant’s nutritional requirements and more science-based processes for the care and custody of the plant and have achieved reliable and scalable results in Jatropha energy farming. Reliance on inorganic ...


    By Advanced Biofuel Center

  • Insight Management Corp.'s Subsidiary Simpson Brothers Greenhouse Implements New Routes

    Insight Management Corp. (PINKSHEETS: ISIM), a provider of sustainable solutions including solar and wind energy systems and eco-friendly prefabricated homes, reports that its wholly owned subsidiary, Simpson Brothers Greenhouse LLC, is increasing sales and expanding market share within the thriving niche industry it serves. Simpson Brothers Greenhouse is one of Michigan's largest wholesale ...


  • Squeezing more crop out of each drop of water

    Studies in China and Colorado by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists and cooperators have revealed some interesting tactics on how to irrigate with limited water, based on a crop’s critical growth stages. Laj Ahuja, research leader at the ARS Agricultural Systems Research Unit in Fort Collins, Colo., and colleagues conducted the studies. As one example, with wheat in China, they found ...

  • Reducing the negative impacts of pesticides

    Ensuring that pesticides do not endanger public health or the environment is a key objective of the European Commission. Due to spray-drift, the effects of pesticides are often observed outside of crop fields, where they affect non-target plants, fungi and insects as well as humans. New research discusses the effects of pesticides on non-target species and demonstrates that employment of “best ...

  • Green auction raises $2.4 million for the environment

    Christie Auctioneers has announced that The Green Auction: Bid to Save the Earth raised $1.4 million at a live auction at Christie's and more than $750,000 from an online auction, led by a three-night private yacht cruise in Cannes which sold for $100,000. There was a tie for the top lot of Tuesday night's auction -An unforgettable Hollywood experience during the Oscars and the opportunity to ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Pollen research not be sniffed at

    Pollen may annoy allergy sufferers in springtime but, viewed under the microscope, a pollen grain is a thing of beauty. Pollen may annoy allergy sufferers in springtime but, viewed under the microscope, a pollen grain is a thing of beauty. Amazing images and facts about pollen are part of an exhibition at CSIRO Discovery in Canberra beginning this week to coincide with ...

  • CJP updates State- of-the- Art Technology for Creating Jojoba Farms

    Jojoba is one of the finest cosmetic ingredients in the world. Its excellent inherent emolliency, moisturization and oxidative stability properties rank it as one of the top cosmetic lipid materials, natural or synthetic, in use today. Jojoba is sourced from the seeds of Simmondsia chinensis, which is a woody, evergreen, desert shrub being grown in Desert of India. Jojoba seeds are a dark, ...


    By Advanced Biofuel Center

  • Be an ambassador of green love for valentine`s day

    Taiga Company blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company Here are some fast facts for Valentine's Day: Each year, 180 million Valentine’s ...


    By 3BL Media

  • Egyptian Experimental Farm Reveals Possible Market for `Sewage Farming` Agricultural Products

    Crops grown on the Egyptian desert using treated wastewater are safe for human consumption and their production is economically viable, concluded engineers working on an experimental farm in Gerga, in the Sohag Governorate of Egypt. Their final report, 'The Re-use of Treated Sewage Waste Water in Agriculture' contains recommendations for a successful country-wide establishment of ...

  • EU trade agreement to give unprecedented opportunity for Ecuador’s shrimp farming industry

    In the last decade, trade between Ecuador and the European Union has increased significantly – amounting to €4.6 billion in 2015 – making the EU bloc Ecuador’s second most important trading partner.  A new Trade Agreement negotiated by both parties will enhance this relationship further and provide an exciting international growth platform for Ecuadorian aquaculture ...


    By Skretting - Nutreco Group

  • CJP Releases Promising Various Biodiesel Crop Cultivation Technology

    The Centre for Jatropha Promotion & Biodiesel (CJP) is a bioenergy crop research and development company that is meeting global demand for sustainable plant oil by working towards scientific commercialization of nonfood biodiesel trees/crops that will lend credibility; reliability and scalability. With a fully integrated platform featuring a world-class leadership and science team, the most ...


    By Advanced Biofuel Center

  • Aided by the Sea, Israel Overcomes an Old Foe: Drought

    A hefty tax was placed on excessive household water consumption, penalizing families with lawns, swimming pools or leaky pipes. So many of Mr. Zvieli’s clients went over to synthetic grass and swapped their seasonal blooms for hardy, indigenous plants more suited to a semiarid climate. “I worried about where gardening was going,” said Mr. Zvieli, 56, who has tended ...


    By IDE Technologies

  • Reality check for `miracle` biofuel crop

    The hardy jatropha tree as a biofuel source may not be the panacea for smallholders that some have claimed, say Miyuki Iiyama and James Onchieku. It sounds too good to be true: a biofuel crop that grows on semi-arid lands and degraded soils, replaces fossil fuels in developing countries and brings huge injections of cash to poor smallholders. That is what some are claiming for Jatropha curcas, ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Dates for Global Pongamia Biodiesel World 2016, Jaipur in India slated

    The Advanced Biofuel Center (ABC) is pleased to announce the 2 Day Pongamia State of Art International Workshop viz. Global Pongamia Biodiesel World – 2016 to be held on 27-28, April, 2016 at Jaipur, India. A comprehensive research and development program for the development of Nonfood biodiesel feedstocks has been initiated ABC and great ...


    By Advanced Biofuel Center

  • 2 Days Pongamia Pinnata State of Art International Workshop declared

    The Biodiesel Business academy- knowledge arm of Centre for Jatropha Promotion & Biodiesel is pleased to announce the 2 Day Pongamia State of Art International Workshop viz. Global Pongamia World – 2013 to be held on 3-4, August, 2013 at Jaipur, India. A comprehensive research and development program for the development of Nonfood biodiesel feedstocks has been initiated Centre for ...


    By Advanced Biofuel Center

  • Loblaw named one of Canada`s greenest employers for third consecutive year

    Once again, Loblaw Companies Limited (Loblaw) has been named one of Canada's Greenest Employers, by Mediacorp Canada. The award commends Loblaw for creating a corporate culture committed to the development of industry-leading environmentally conscious and sustainability focused initiatives. Respect the Environment is one of five principles that drive Loblaw's corporate social responsibility (CSR) ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

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