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  • New Book Release Designing Urban Agriculture: A Complete Guide to the Planning, Design, Construction, Maintenance and Management of Edible Landscape

    In the past quarter century, food production has been pushed to the periphery of the city. Today the trend is to connect it back to the heart of the city and grow food in urban centers. This resurgence is in response to concerns about rising food prices, food miles, and the environment. Wiley today announced the ...


    By Wiley

  • Smarter Construction of Railways and Fences Needed to Reduce Threats to Endangered Antelopes in Central Asia

    The recovery of the critically-endangered saiga antelope - among the world's oldest mammal species - faces serious challenges from new railways, roads and fences currently being constructed across Central Asia. According to a new report by the UN's Convention on Migratory Species (CMS), modifying the design of these structures can avoid major disruption to the saiga antelope's migration routes, ...

  • Eijkelkamp worldwide distributor for PlantCare

    Eijkelkamp has signed an agreement with the Swiss company Plantcare. PlantCare develops and markets intelligent irrigation systems for agriculture and landscaping. Eijkelkamp will be responsible for the worldwide distribution of PlantCare’s Mini-Logger, a (wireless) sensor which records soil moisture and soil temperature, and the PlantControl D wireless data logger. ...


    By Eijkelkamp Soil & Water

  • FINN Corporation further expands dealer base

    FINN Corporation, a world leader in the manufacturing of landscape and erosion control equipment, announces the addition of several full line dealers for its HydroSeeders, Bark Blowers, Straw Blowers, MTS, and FINN Consumables and TRU-Mulch material and product lines. The dealership arrangements are effective immediately and encompass Finn equipment sales, rentals, service and parts. Road ...


    By FINN Corporation

  • Box-welded liners for Koi pond builds

    Box-welded liners are synonymous with Koi pond construction and formal garden landscape designs. They are the ideal choice for vertical sided ponds typically of circular, rectangular or square shape. Bespoke box-welded liners are also possible such as for rectangular designs incorporating a mid-circular shape. ...


    By Russetts Development Ltd

  • Fertilizer run-off killing Gulf of Mexico marine life

    Improved management of crops and perennials could go a long way toward alleviating the problem of hypoxia, which claims thousands of fish, shrimp and shellfish in the Gulf of Mexico each spring. An assessment by a team led by Virginia Dale of Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Environmental Sciences Division concludes that low oxygen levels in water, or hypoxia, causes problems throughout the ...

  • Rejuvenating arid badlands: from barren slopes to living forest in 80 years

    A reforestation project has revitalised its surroundings just 80 years after its inception. In the late 1920s, the Saldaña badlands in northern Spain were a barren region, with a thin layer of intensely weathered soil, and only 5% vegetation cover. Now that cover has increased dramatically to 87%, the soil quality is improving, and the water flow in the area has stabilised, bringing ...

  • Philippines Green City Project to attract Taiwan investment

    The President and CEO of the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA), Arnel Casanova, is searching for contributors to invest in the construction of the Green City at the heart of the Clark Special Economic Zone, which is proposed to comprise of 9,450-hectare and consist of five districts. In a recent interview in Manila (pictured right), Arnel Casanova expressed to the Taiwanese media ...


    By Climate Action

  • Bekaert inaugurates Dramix® production line in Russia

    Bekaert today inaugurated a new production line at the company’s Lipetsk plant in Russia. Bekaert adds the production of Dramix steel fibers to serve infrastructure and construction markets in Russia and the wider CIS. Dramix is a Bekaert designed and patented steel fiber for the reinforcement of concrete in industrial flooring and building projects, as well as in infrastructure ...


    By Bekaert Group

  • A new climate for the forest products industry

    The forest products sector holds an enormous stake in the coming economy defined by resource constraints, climate change policies, and shifting consumer values. What was once a simple business of turning trees into lumber and paper is now uniquely positioned—or exposed to—political and economic forces that are reshaping regulatory and market landscapes. Less than five percent of the world’s ...

  • New John Deere Grading-Heel Buckets Offer

    John Deere is expanding its lineup of easy-to-use Worksite Pro attachments with the new grading-heel buckets. Specially designed for the new Small-Frame G-Series skid steers (312GR, ...


    By John Deere

  • New Mobile Version for jdparts.deere.com

    The innovative technology of smartphones, tablets and mobile devices allow farmers, ranchers, property owners, golf course managers, landscapers, and construction site managers to access information quickly and conveniently in the home, office, or field. To fully leverage this technology, John Deere announces a new mobile version of jdparts.deere.com. The new service allows customers to access ...


    By John Deere

  • ATG: Tyres in service of ‘flowering beauties’

    “Tulips from Amsterdam” have often been sung about, and indeed fields of flowering tulips characterise the Dutch landscape in spring time. Just as other high value crops, tulips require farmers to pay particular attention to the protection of plants and bulbs. That is why R&D engineers at ATG developed the Alliance Row Crop Radial. “These tyres offer superior protection for ...


    By Alliance Tire Group (ATG)

  • EquipmentWatch Debuts Customer Event to Educate, Inform and Inspire Leaders in the Heavy Equipment Industry

    Data is changing the way the world makes decisions about heavy equipment. The companies that are able to turn data into insights are winning. EquipmentWatch, the world leader in data, software and insights for the heavy equipment industry, today launched Traction: The ...


    By Informa PLC

  • The SouthEastern Ohio Joint Solid Waste Management announces the installation of two Big Hanna model T240's!

    "2012 COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT GRANT RECEIVEDSouthEastern Ohio Joint Solid Waste Management District – $48,333.32 Community Development Grant to cover two-thirds of the total cost of $72,500.00 to procure equipment for the construction of a Recyclable Material Transfer Operation.The project will provide the District with the ability to more efficiently operate Community Drop-Off Recycling ...


    By Susteco AB

  • New Fertilizer Rule Protects Florida`s Liquid Heart

    TALAHASSEE, Florida, August 30, 2007 (ENS) - The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services today adopted a final rule limiting the phosphorus and nitrogen content in fertilizers for urban turf and lawns. The Urban Turf Fertilizer Rule will reduce the amount of nitrogen and phosphorus applied in urban areas, limiting the amount of those compounds reaching Florida waters , including ...

  • 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

  • Wildfire risk index: highlights human causes

    A new risk index allows areas to be identified which are most at risk of wildfires as a result of human activity. Understanding which factors affect the risk of humans causing wildfires could help inform strategies for fire prevention. Between 1980 and 2004, there were approximately 380,000 fires in Spain. The majority of these were caused by people, whether unintentionally or not. As well as ...

  • The interchange of art and nature: a greener welcome

    Six miles of I-70 to temporarily close for safety From sunup to sundown October 7, 2010, more than 8,000 volunteers from Eli Lilly and Company and six partner companies will use shovels, trowels, and rakes to transform the western gateway to Indianapolis into 'A Greener Welcome.' The project is a part of the 2010 Lilly Global Day of Service in partnership with Keep Indianapolis Beautiful (KIB) ...

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