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  • AEM Produces New Brush Chipper Safety Manual

    The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) has produced a new brush chipper safety manual that outlines safe equipment operation, start-up and shutdown guidelines, and maintenance precautions for a variety of brush chipper machine types. Manufacturer members working through AEM’s Environmental & Reduction Equipment Council (EREC) provided content development and review, with input ...

  • Updated AEM Grader Safety Manual Now Available

    The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) has updated its Grader Safety Manual with new “industry-recognized” pictorials that help communicate effective safety messages to equipment end-users. The pictorial graphics conform to ISO and ANSI standards and are included in the AEM Pictorial Database. The AEM Grader Safety Manual describes preparing ...

  • ‘We can feed the world and do it safely,’ says ag industry group

    If our agriculture industry is going to feed the world’s population, we should care enough to do it safely, humanely and sustainably. That is the message of the Agricultural Safety Council of America (ASHCA), a not-for-profit coalition of agribusinesses, producer organizations and safety professionals that is planning and promoting actions to make agriculture much safer and healthier. ...


    By National Farmers Union

  • 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

  • 250+ pesticides banned for cosmetic uses in Canada

    Ontario’s cosmetic pesticides ban takes effect April 22, 2009. The ban protects Ontario families and children from the unnecessary risks of cosmetic pesticides by only allowing the use of certain lower-risk pesticides for controlling weeds and pests in lawns and gardens. The ban prohibits the sale and use of pesticides for cosmetic purposes on lawns, gardens, parks and school yards, and includes ...

  • John Deere 2154G/2156G and 2654G/2654G Swing Machines Boost Operator Comfort and Productivity

    John Deere is setting a new standard for the logging industry with the introduction of the 2154G/2156G and 2654G/2656G Forestry Swing Machines. Designed to increase operator efficiency and performance, the G-Series machines can maneuver through the toughest of jobs, from loading to processing big wood. Much like the large frame machines, the 2156G and 2656G Log Loaders are distinguished by ...


    By John Deere

  • Forests are key to the greening of European economies

    European countries are encouraged to apply the principles of a green economy in the forest sector by 2020, FAO and the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) said today at the opening of the European Forest Week (9-13 December) in Rovaniemi, Finland. Europe's forest ministers and other high-level delegates from 40 countries ...

  • Small reduction in fatal injuries at work no reason for complacency, says HSE

    Provisional figures of work-related fatal injuries in Great Britain issued by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) reveal that 228 workers lost their lives as a result of accidents/incidents at work in 2007/08 compared to 247 workers in 2006/07. The report also shows a slight increase in the number of workers killed in the agriculture (from 36 in 2006/07 to 39 in 2007/08) and a slight decrease ...

  • EPA Funds LSU Study to Protect Bees from Pesticides

    Officials from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will present a grant for more than $167,000 to Dr. Kristen Healy of the Louisiana State University AgCenter at a ceremony on Wednesday, January 8. The grant will fund a study to assess the impact of mosquito-control methods on honey bees. The study will look at development and application of insecticides used to control adult mosquito ...

  • Eaton’s Low-Temperature Hydraulic Hose is Critical in Extreme Cold Environments

    Power management company Eaton today introduced the ICE CHAMPION™EC810 hose for extreme low temperature applications. This spiral wire reinforced hydraulic hose withstands temperatures as low as -57°C (-70°F) and pressures as high as 420 bar (6,100 psi) making it particularly well-suited for use in high pressure hydraulic circuits operating in polar climates. Eaton’s ICE ...


    By Eaton Corporation

  • ILF 1000 Kommunal by Energreen, powerful and multi-functional

    The ILF Kommunale by Energreen is an extremely versatile multi-functional machine created for year-round operations with various attachments. The traditional telescopic boom for mowing mounted on the machine can be configured for the maintenance of greenery and forestry operations, snow clearance and salt spreading and earth moving and all municipal council and contractors works. Thanks to the ...


    By Energreen s.r.l.

  • 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

  • The Rocky Mountain Forest Restoration & Bioenergy Summit Set to Begin Next Week in Denver

    The Rocky Mountain Forest Restoration & Bioenergy Summit will take place April 16 in Denver, Colo. At this one-day, content-rich event, experts in forestry, bioenergy and public policy will outline the current condition of Rocky ...


    By BBI International

  • Top Peruvian foe of illegal logging brutally slain

    An outspoken Peruvian opponent of illegal logging and three other native Ashaninka community leaders were brutally slain in a remote region bordering Brazil, tribal authorities said Monday. The activist, Edwin Chota, had received frequent death threats from illegal loggers, who he had tried for years to expel from the lands for which his community ...


    By Associated Press

  • G-Series Large-Size Swing Machines Put Productivity Into Full Swing

    Setting a new industry standard for the swing machine market, the highly anticipated John Deere 3154/3156G and 3754/3756G swing machines offer operators increases in productivity, durability and reliability. From loading to processing big wood, the G-Series swing machines help loggers efficiently power through jobs. As part of the G-Series introduction, John Deere will distinguish its ...


    By John Deere

  • Toyota Holds 9th Tree-planting Event in China

    Hebei, China, July 26, 2010 - (ACN Newswire) - Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) announces it held a tree-planting event today in Fengning Man Autonomous County, Hebei Province*, China. The event was held in cooperation with the China-Japan Scientific Technology & Economic Exchange Association of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the Hebei Province Forestry Bureau and the Green Earth Center ...


    By Japan Corporate News - JCN

  • Latest agricultural technology innovation

    Companies and breakthroughs most likely to help the world produce more food with less Dwindling water, farmland and fossil-based fertilizers are making it increasingly difficult to feed people today, let alone those expected in the future. Select companies are poised to reinvigorate large scale agriculture with cleantech innovations that help expand yields, increase efficiencies, ...


    By Kachan & Co.

  • Bayer CropScience and GLOBALG.A.P. intensify their cooperation aimed at improving farm practices

    At the Fruit Logistica Trade Fair in Berlin, representatives of Bayer CropScience and GLOBALG.A.P. signed an agreement to further intensify their collaboration. Under this agreement, the partners aim to implement sustainable farm practices and help fruit and vegetable growers worldwide comply with GLOBALG.A.P. certification standards. “Many farmers lack access to professional local and ...


    By Bayer CropScience AG

  • Valtra N113 HiTech aids game management in Finland

    The Korhonen farm in Tervo, Finland, uses a Valtra N113 HiTech to maintain its forests and fields for game management. Nature is everything to this family’s active hunters, who manage their farm with respect for the environment. In this they rely on their Valtra. Antti Korhonen and his son Mikko are active nature lovers and hunters. Their family farm focuses on game management and ...

  • NASA Partners With Forest Service To Highlight Wildfires, Science

    NASA and the U.S. Forest Service signed a Space Act Agreement this week that unites the two agencies in raising awareness about the importance of fire prevention and fire safety. ...

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