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  • John Deere Expands Tracked Feller Buncher Reach with New Long Boom Option

    With John Deere's 903K and 909K tracked feller bunchers new long boom option, more trees can be harvested with less travel. The new long boom delivers increased productivity by stretching maximum reach to more than 32 feet (9.82m), a 10.6 percent increase over the standard boom, when used with John Deere's field proven FR21B Disc Saw Felling Head. Designed to maximize productivity, the new long ...


    By John Deere

  • Russia plans timber tracking to control illegal logging

    By 2011 there will be a unified information system in operation in Russia for controlling timber circulation that may help the government combat illegal logging, according to a report in 'Russian Forestry Review' magazine. The new system was announced by Valery Roshchupkin, head of the Russian Ministry of Natural Resource's Federal Agency for Forestry, or Rosleskhoz, at a meeting of the ...

  • Ohio’s 2015 Soybean Crop Performance Trials Reveal Higher than Expected Yields

    Despite the heavy rains that hit the region early during the growing season this year, soybeans in the majority of test plots planted by researchers with the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University still managed to beat expectations. In fact, in four of the six test sites for the 2015 Ohio Soybean Performance Test, soybeans averaged over 70 bushels ...


    By Ohio State University

  • Near record high food prices keep poorest people on the edge

    Global food prices are at high levels and when combined with continued volatility, put the poorest people in the developing world at continued risk, according to the World Bank Group's Food Price Watch released today. While the emergency in the Horn of Africa was triggered by prolonged droughts, especially in areas struggling with conflict and internal displacement such as Somalia, food prices ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Rio+20 wraps up with `More of a Whimper Than a Roar`

    The UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) comes to a close today. In total, more than 100 heads of state and tens of thousands of representatives from government, business, and civil society came together over two weeks to advance solutions on sustainable development in Rio de Janeiro. [Editors’ note: You can find WRI’s experts’ analysis on specific issues and ...

  • South Asia nips on agricultural research funding

    South Asian countries significantly increased funding for agricultural research and development (R&D) in the last decade but the numbers fell short of set targets, says a new report. South Asia as a whole more than ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Commodity Supercycle Slows Down in 2012

    Global commodity prices dropped by 6 percent in 2012, a marked change from the dizzying growth during the “commodities supercycle” of 2002–12, when prices surged an average of 9.5 percent a year, or 150 percent over the 10-year period, according to the new Vital Signs Online trend released by the Worldwatch Institute (www.worldwatch.org). This change of ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Building the African green wall, piece by piece

    When village people and local authorities in southern Niger won back over one hundred hectares of degraded land, they added one extra piece to a mosaic being laid across the Sahel and the Sahara aimed at tackling desertification and land degradation. Ibrahim Dan Ladi, a 47-year-old farmer from southern Niger, remembers that his village of Kouloumboutey used to be surrounded by thick forest. The ...

  • 3 imperatives for the next global development agenda

    This post was co-authored with Vinod Thomas, Director-General of Independent Evaluation at the Asian Development Bank. Can extreme poverty be eliminated in the next 20 years? With much of the world still mired in an economic slump, the question might seem ill-timed. Yet, as heads of state arrive in New York on Monday for the 67th United Nations General Assembly, this goal should be at the top of ...

  • Vast forest fires in Indonesia spawn ecological disaster

    For farmer Achmad Rusli, it was a season of smoke: Ten weeks without sunlight for his oranges, guavas and durians, thanks to deliberately set forest fires that burned a chunk of Indonesia the size of New Jersey. The fires have finally died down with the arrival of monsoon rains, but too late for his crops, which are far too measly to sell. "We had not seen the sun in a two-and-a-half months," ...


    By Associated Press

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