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  • Perceptions of forestry students change through years of study

    A study of undergraduates in a five-year Brazilian forestry program finds that what students perceive as important change as they progress through program. These differences suggest ways to improve forestry curriculum and create more attractive forestry programs to reverse the global decline in forestry student enrolment. Javier Arevelo and others from the University of Eastern Finland, as well ...

  • `Set of decisions` on forestry, tech expected at Cancun

    Countries expect a "set of decisions" on forestry, technology, adaptation and financing at the upcoming international climate meeting in Cancun next week, which will "lay the roadmap" for a future legally binding agreement on climate change in 2011, India's environment minister Jairam Ramesh predicts. Ramesh and other senior officials at his ministry talked about a "logjam" in the current stage ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • WWF and kimberly-clark corporation announce new global commitment to responsible forestry

    Today, Kimberly-Clark and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) announced the expansion of Kimberly-Clark's membership in the Global Forest & Trade Network (GFTN), a WWF initiative to eliminate illegal logging and conserve the world's most valuable and threatened forests. Kimberly-Clark will now include its worldwide operations in the initiative, building on its existing GFTN membership in select ...

  • China to increase support for African science

    The Chinese president has promised to increase science, technology and innovation (STI) assistance to Africa, although experts from the continent warn assistance will only work if it is Africa-led and promotes sustainable development. President Hu Jintao has pledged to expand China-Africa collaboration in science, through maintaining successful ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Draft text for small island summit ‘lacks science’

    As negotiators prepare to gather at the UN headquarters in New York next week (23-27 June) to finalise the draft outcome document for a forthcoming summit on small island developing states, some experts are concerned it lacks references to science. The document is part of ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • UK commitment to international science on greenhouse gasses

    The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) is the largest contributor of scientific expertise and systems within the UK committee of the Integrated Carbon Observation System European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ICOS ERIC) - a long-term research infrastructure supporting science on greenhouse gases (GHG). Professor Richard Sanders from the NOC, commented “It is really exciting that the ...

  • New investment in New Zealand`s climate change research

    Agriculture and Forestry Minister David Carter has announced over AUS$10 million in funding for research projects designed to help the agriculture and forestry sectors adapt and respond to climate change. Mr Carter said research into new technologies that improve efficiency of production while reducing greenhouse gas emissions was vital to maintaining and building upon New Zealand's world class ...


    By New Zealand Government

  • 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

  • International Biometric Society co-publishes journal with Springer

    The International Biometric Society has chosen Springer as the co-publisher of its Journal of Agricultural, Biological, and Environmental Statistics (JABES).  The quarterly journal will start publication at Springer with Volume 15, Issue 1, in March 2010.  Backfiles to 2001 will be available on Springer’s electronic platform springerlink.com. The Journal of ...


    By Springer

  • Agroforestry can fix Pakistan’s depleting tree cover

    Using a mix of trees and crop species can help rejuvenate Pakistan's  deteriorating forests, a study reported. The study is based on physical and chemical analyses of 400 soil samples, collected during a survey of farms and plantations to compare the four agro-ecological zones of the Punjab province. Results of the findings published in the African Science Journal of Environmental Sciences ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Towards COP21: scientists promote Climate-Smart Agriculture to tackle climate change

    Climate-Smart Agriculture offers the opportunity to design best options to tackle food security as well as to reach a resilient agriculture that also contributes to mitigating climate change. This is a common conviction shared by the scientific community that convened at the 3rd Global Science Conference on Climate-Smart Agriculture, held in Montpellier, France on 16-18 March 2015. Scientists ...

  • Weather shifts have strong implications on forest management and carbon in BC: UBC

    Researchers at the University of British Columbia (UBC) have found that changing climate conditions are pushing BC's ecosystems out of the weather conditions they need to be sustained. These shifts in weather have enormous implications for forest management and carbon in BC. Across BC's 16 major ecosystems, ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Agrosciences on line : launch of the Agreenium-IAVFF Online University

    With learning strategies including ever more digital content, the first course from the Agreenium-Institut Agronomique Vétérinaire et Forestier de France (IAVFF, France's Agricultural, Veterinary and Forestry Institute) Online University is now open for subscriptions. Officially launched by three Ministers on Tuesday, February 24, 2015, at the Paris International Agricultural Show ...

  • USDA Secretary Vilsack Adds Industrial Expertise From Bioenergy Deployment Consortium to Forest Research Advisory Council

    MADISON, WI -- (Marketwire) -- 06/18/10 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has appointed Dr. Masood Akhtar to the Forest Research Advisory Council (FRAC) for a three-year term. Dr. Akhtar has also been elected as the Chair of the committee starting 2011. Dr. Akhtar, President and co-founder of the Bioenergy Deployment Consortium (BDC), is a well respected energy ...


    By Marketwire

  • ASA, CSSA, and SSSA Present 2012 Scholarships and Fellowships

    The American Society of Agronomy (ASA), Crop Science Society of America (CSSA), and Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) announce the following 2012 Scholarships and Fellowships. These awards will be formally presented during their Annual Meetings, Oct. 21-24, 2012 in Cincinnati, OH. American Society of Agronomy Scholarships: The Hank Beachell Future Leader Scholarship, ...

  • Bayer CropScience closes acquisition of DuPont Crop Protection Land Management assets

    Bayer CropScience has completed the acquisition of certain DuPont Crop Protection Land Management assets in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Australia and New Zealand. The transaction closed on December 1, 2014, following receipt of required antitrust approvals. The acquisition significantly boosts Bayer CropScience’s non-agricultural pest and weed control business. “We are striving ...


    By Bayer CropScience AG

  • CSIRO and the bioeconomy at AusBiotech 2008

    “As Australia’s leading science agency, CSIRO will have significant input on a number of topics and scientists from across the organisation will be there to talk about the issues,” Professor Alastair Robertson, CSIRO Deputy Chief Executive for Science Strategy and Investment said. Professor Robertson is a plenary speaker and will talk on the topic the CSIRO view of opportunities for Australia in ...

  • USDA Announces Public-Private Partnership to Advance Commercial Potential of Cellulosic Nanomaterial from Wood

    On December 11, 2013, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced a three-year public-private partnership intended to advance rapidly “the development of the first U.S. commercial facility producing cellulosic nanomaterial, a wood fiber broken down to the nanoscale.” The partnership is between the U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities (Endowment) and the U.S. Forest ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • WINDIAS 3 – Image Analysis System for Leaves

    WinDIAS provides high speed measurement and analysis of leaf area and leaf features, making it the ideal tool for plant pathology applications. Advanced leaf area meter plus perimeter, length, width and object count Automated measurement of diseased, healthy and pest-damaged leaf areas Point and click colour selection Choice of camera or scanner systems Conveyor ...


    By Delta-T Devices Ltd.

  • Kansas senator honored with soil stewardship award

    A long-time champion for agriculture, research, and the United States’ soil resources, Senator Pat Roberts, a Kansas Republican, will be presented today (Mar. 18) with the 2013 Excellence in Soil Stewardship Award by the Soil Science Society of America (SSSA). The award recognizes policy makers whose exemplary leadership has strengthened the U.S. agricultural enterprise and the natural ...

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