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  • `Banana has a future after all`

    The banana has been severely affected by fungal diseases that can only be combated by using omore and more plant protection products. In the last century, the much-loved Gros Michel banana variety was wiped out as a result of Panama disease. But now the replacement variety Cavendish – available in every supermarket – is at risk. At his inauguration as professor by special appointment ...

  • Ozone pollution reduces tomato fruit yield and viability

    Ozone harms pollen viability of tomatoes, leading to reduced fruit weight, size and quality, a recent study has revealed. The researchers suggest the effect of ozone on pollen could be a useful way to rapidly test for pollution-induced stress on crop plants in risk assessments. Ground-level ozone damages plants as well as posing a risk to human health. It negatively affects crop yields and causes ...

  • Stenospermocarpic fruit linked to unmarketable black walnuts

    Black walnut (Juglans nigra L.) is native to much of the eastern United States and is highly valued for its nuts and timber. Black walnut fruit generally reach most of their size by mid-August and mature by late September or early October. The fruit are then harvested, hulled, and dried in-shell before cracking for commercial markets. Walnut growers use the term "ambers" to describe poorly ...

  • Irrigation district to clean water in milestone settlement

    The federal government has settled a decades-old lawsuit with the nation's largest irrigation district, which has agreed in a tentative deal to clean up contaminated water in California's fertile Central Valley. Westlands Water District will clean up water tainted by salt that has accumulated in soil from years of irrigation, general manager Thomas Birmingham said  ...


    By Associated Press

  • Highly convincing in handling, cleaning and feed dosing

    (DLG). After having successfully passed a test in practice, the DLG Test Center Technology and Farm Inputs (Deutsche Landwirtschafts-Gesellschaft – German Agricultural Society) recently awarded the PAL-VITAL feeding bowl for broilers of the German manufacturer PAL Bullermann with the test label “DLG FokusTest”. Already during design and development of the feeding bowl, the ...

  • U-Haul moves to save California forests and clean air

    U-Haul is proud to announce the purchase of verified greenhouse gas emissions reductions from three California forests owned and operated by The Conservation Fund. The Big River, Garcia River and Salmon Creek forests—all in the redwood region of California's North Coast—are helping to ...

  • USDA Makes $5 Million in Farm Bill Support for National Clean Plant Network Available

    U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today the allocation of $5 million to support 19 projects under the National Clean Plant Network (NCPN) funded under the Agriculture Act of 2014 (the 2014 Farm Bill). NCPN-funded facilities provide high-quality propagative plant material that is free of plant pathogens and pests that can otherwise cause economic losses to the ...

  • Apples top new `Dirty Dozen` list

    Environmental Working Group has released the seventh edition of its Shopper's Guide to Pesticides in Produce with updated information on 53 fruits and vegetables and their total pesticide loads. EWG highlights the worst offenders with its "Dirty Dozen" list and the cleanest conventional produce with its "Clean 15" list. Analysts at EWG synthesized data collected from the U.S. Department of ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Tomatoes wait for no machine

    Cornell Distributor American Industrial Equipment continues to find innovative uses for Cornell pump. In this instance they find a prosperous uses for Cornell’s self-priming pumps. While displaying Cornell pumps at the Sacramento Food processing show in February, AIE was approached by the maintenance team from a well-known tomato processing facility in Stockton, California. This plant ...


    By Cornell Pump Company

  • WECO donates optical wine grape sorter for research at UC Davis

    WECO Sorting and Automation Solutions has donated a state-of-the-art optical wine grape sorter worth $71,500 to the Department of Viticulture and Enology at the University of California, Davis. After stems are removed from grapes, the sorter removes all material other than grapes (MOG). It uses advanced cameras, LEDs (light-emitting diodes) and software technology to ...

  • Storing Agricultural Wastewater Safely – Enduramaxx Storage Tanks

    Farming is often classed as a somewhat ‘thirsty’ industry sector, from livestock to dairy processing, cereal stocks to fruit and plant production, water is used throughout numerous stages of production. Of course, wastewater is invariably produced; something that needs strict management, storage and processing, especially with updates in May this year to the government’s policy ...


    By ENDURAMAXX

  • Innovative Irrigation Filter Helps California Combat Drought

    A leading US filtration specialist has developed a new product which could help to combat the severe water shortage that is blighting the South-West. California is currently suffering through one of the worst droughts in the past century, threatening the state’s massive agricultural sector. Porvair Filtration Group Inc.’s Sinterflo® MC metal mesh composite product line - ...


    By Porvair Filtration Group

  • Purfresh Expands Solar Crop Protectant Product Line with Purshade Ultra

    Purfresh, a leading provider of clean technologies that purify, protect, and preserve the global food supply chain, today introduced Purshade® Ultra, a next-generation solar stress protectant scientifically engineered to provide advanced ultraviolet (UV) protection for crops. Purshade Ultra, formulated with premium materials and advanced chemistry, is the latest member of the Purshade family of ...


  • Lack of science means jatropha biofuel `could fail poor`

    Mass planting of jatropha as a biofuel crop could benefit poor areas as well as combating global warming, but only if a number of scientific and production issues are properly addressed, a review has warned. Growing jatropha for biofuel on degraded land unsuitable for food and cash crops could help improve the earnings of small farmers and counter poverty, reports the Food and Agriculture ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • The dirty dozen - food you should always buy organic

    Intensive farming is a common practice among farmers aiming to produce more food for the growing population. Intensive farming maximizes yields through various means such as heavy use of pesticides which tend to be used untimely, in too many applications and in too high of a dosage. Although the use of pesticides has its benefits, such as controlling or killing potential disease-causing organisms ...


    By Agrivi Ltd

  • MasoSine Certa Achieves EHEDG Type EL Class 1 Aseptic Certification

    The MasoSine Certa pump from Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group is now available with EHEDG Type EL Class 1 Aseptic. Certa is one of only two pumps on the market to have achieved EHEDG Type EL Class I - Aseptic certification. For customers, the benefits of the ...

  • Eaton Provides the Missing Ingredient for Leading Mushroom Farm

    A prominent, family-owned mushroom farm in the United States that prides itself on performance, quality and innovation has turned to an Eaton filtration solution to help increase productivity, lower costs, decrease consumption and result in a projected savings of more than $22,000 per year. Proper washing of produce is essential to ensuring that the healthy fruits and vegetables everyone loves to ...


    By Eaton Corporation

  • Solar Gardens Growing in Minnesota

    Seven new community solar gardens, totaling 32 megawatts, are now generating power from the Minnesota sun. The solar gardens are part of a larger project that will total approximately 96 megawatts throughout the Twin Cities metro area and greater Minnesota. Xcel Energy, BHE Renewables and Geronimo Energy are working together to bring the project online, giving Xcel Energy customers more solar ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Valtra wins the prestigious Red Dot Design Award 2016

    The Valtra T234 has won the prestigious Red Dot Design Award in the Product Design category (Red Dot Award: Product Design 2016). The Red Dot Design Competition is the biggest and one of the most respected design competitions in the world. Over 5200 products from 57 countries were entered in this year’s competition, and the jury comprised 41 independent design industry professionals from ...

  • Sub-Saharan Africa news in brief: 13–26 January 2011

    Below is a round up of news from or about Sub-Saharan Africa for the period 13–26 January 2011 Malaria vaccine candidate shows promise The GlaxoSmithKline malaria vaccine, known as 'RTS,S', provides long-lasting protection for children, according to a study. Data from mid-stage trials, published earlier this month, show that the vaccine offered 46 per cent protection for up to ...


    By SciDev.Net

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