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  • Carbon credits for forestry management

    A recent study has investigated two carbon credit payment schemes which the authors say could provide incentives for forest managers to increase forest land and lengthen rotation time between harvests. There are a number of reasons for ensuring the upkeep of forests, including promoting biodiversity and providing social and cultural benefits, such as recreational opportunities. The ...

  • Forest leaders agree on principles for sustainable forestry

    International efforts to combat climate change received a boost recently with consensus amongst a diverse group of global forest leaders on a new set of principles dealing with sustainable forestry. A two-day meeting in Washington, organized by The Forests Dialogue (TFD) in conjunction with the World Bank, covered a wide range of issues. These included how to deal with the drivers of ...


    By The World Bank

  • Maximising the yield of agricultural crop residues and biomass from forestry

    There is a huge potential for yield increase of agricultural crop residues and biomass from forestry in the European Union, Ukraine, Russia and Belarus. In a study for the European Commission, Ecofys has investigated the realistic and technical-sustainable potential for these regions. The research team developed and assessed best practice strategies for residue yield increase with regard to their ...


    By Ecofys

  • Transformations required in agriculture, forestry, fisheries and water management to halt biodiversity loss

    Although international efforts to halt biodiversity loss are producing results in some areas, they have not yet been able to improve the current state of biodiversity worldwide. Agriculture, forestry, fishing and water management are the main causes of biodiversity loss, but they also could play a key role in the solution. In an underlying study for the fourth Global Biodiversity Outlook, which ...

  • John Deere Construction & Forestry announces engine conversion kit

    To help support the use of John Deere equipment around the world, the Construction & Forestry Division is bringing to market a retrofit kit that will enable John Deere Interim Tier 4 (IT4) machines to be sold in countries where ultra-low sulfur diesel (ULSD) fuel is not available. ULSD is diesel fuel with 15 parts per million or lower sulfur content. "We anticipate many of our customers will ...


    By John Deere

  • John Deere Improves Fuel Economy on Forestry Swing Machines

    John Deere is committed to providing customers with improvements that make both the machine and operator more efficient, and one way is by improving fuel economy on Forestry Swing Machine with an updated pump/management system and fuel economy kit for existing models. When operating in high-power mode, these upgraded machines showed a marked improvement in fuel economy without loss in ...


    By John Deere

  • Wood from illegal harvesting in EU markets estimated

    Illegal timber imports into the EU were between 8 and 18 million m³ in 2009, representing 6-13% of total imports, new research suggests. Although figures for illegal logging are associated with high uncertainties, the authors claim that these figures provide the best available estimates for policy and decision makers. Illegal logging is a worldwide problem, which exacerbates climate change ...

  • EBRD and FAO set pathway to sustainable forestry investment in the Russian Federation’s Far East

    The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) have joined forces to promote viable forestry investment and innovation in the Russian Federation's Far East based on sustainable use of forest resources. An Investment Roadmap, defining the pathway to sustainable investments in the region's forest industry, was ...

  • B.C. company to harvest tropical rain forest - environmentalists cheer

    Reports of companies harvesting tropical rain forests usually bring howls of protests from conservationists. But a Canadian company is winning applause for its 25 year plan to harvest over $2 billion worth of prime tropical forest - much of it high valued hardwood - all of it underwater. After more than four decades under water, a tropical forest in Africa is being reclaimed using 21st century ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • 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

  • John Deere 800M-Series Tracked Feller Bunchers and Harvesters Now Equipped with Final Tier 4 Engines

    As a part of its commitment to offer loggers equipment designed to meet their needs, John Deere has upgraded the 800M-Series Tracked Feller Bunchers and 800MH-Series Tracked Harvesters with engines that meet FT4 emission standards. Building upon the revolutionary design launched in 2015, the machines are equipped to deliver premium performance, fluid efficiency, reliability and economical ...


    By John Deere

  • West Africa: Ebola outbreak puts harvests at risk, sends food prices shooting up

    Disruptions in food trade and marketing in the three West African countries most affected by Ebola have made food increasingly expensive and hard to come by, while labor shortages are putting the upcoming harvest season at serious risk, FAO warned today. In Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, quarantine zones and restrictions on people's movement aimed at combating the spread of the virus, ...

  • 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

  • India´s First Forest Stewardship Council Certification for Natural Forests Awarded to Maharashtra Forest Department´s Bhamragarh Forest Division by SCS Global Services

     The Bhamragarh Forest Division of India's Maharashtra Forest Department has become the country's first natural forest management program to earn Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification for responsible forestry. Third-party ...


    By SCS Global Services

  • Morbark adds B & G equipment to dealer network

    B & G Equipment, specializing in forestry equipment, parts and service, is now the authorized dealer of Morbark industrial equipment in all of Mississippi and select counties in Tennessee. In business for over 30 years, B & G is based in Philadelphia, Mississippi and has branches in Iuka, Magnolia and Hattiesburg. The company, founded by loggers W. J. Bates & Donald Grantham, Jr., has ...


    By Morbark, LLC

  • Morbark President and CEO Lon Morey, named Citizen of the Year

    Lon Morey, President and CEO of Morbark, Inc., was recently honored with the Mt. Pleasant, Michigan Area Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year award. Mr. Morey was chosen for his extensive involvement with community youths and elders, as well as his long-time support of schools and hospitals of the area. Morbark’s 550 employees are proud of their leader and mirror his generosity in their ...


    By Morbark, LLC

  • New Online Tool Supports Fight Against Illegal Logging

    The World Resources Institute (WRI) today announced the launch of the Forest Legality Risk Information Tool, an open-access global information website designed to assist purchasers of forest products in securing fiber from legal sources. The risk tool, a project of the Forest Legality Alliance, was partly funded by the Sustainable Forestry ...

  • Morbark demo days focus on markets, opportunities

    Morbark, Inc., opened its sixth Demo Days event with current and potential customers and members of their authorized industrial dealer network in attendance for factory tours, networking opportunities, vendor booths and informational seminars. Tomorrow the event will conclude with demonstrations of equipment for the forestry and recycling markets. Today’s seminars will feature Bill Turley, ...


    By Morbark, LLC

  • Managing logging for biodiversity

    Forest management should safeguard biodiversity as well as focusing on harvesting timber, a new report from South East Asia argues. Despite many initiatives such as codes of practice, criteria and indicators and certification schemes, guidelines and standards remain vague and lack quantitative targets. Illegal logging, poor management and deforestation continue to cause severe environmental ...

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