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  • Pedro Torres and Horticultorres Introduces New FibreDust Products in Mexico

    In the summer of 2015, Pedro Torres Plaza founded Horticultorres S. de R.L. de C.V., a new company active in the field providing horticultural supplies and consulting to the Mexican greenhouse industry. Before the start of Horticultorres, Torres, an entrepreneur, realized early on that horticulture was his passion. After graduating from ITESM, campus Queretaro as an Agronomist, ...


    By FibreDust LLC

  • Vineland researchers develop new propagation trays

    Vineland Research and Innovation Centre (Vineland) is revolutionizing propagation  systems for the nursery sector through a tray design supporting superior tree root  growth. There is an increasing demand for container tree seedling production  – plug trays  – in North America and a greater focus on higher quality root architecture. Many  current propagation ...

  • The importance of measuring and monitoring soil moisture

    Crop irrigation uses more than 70% of the world’s water, and thus, improving irrigation efficiency is decisive to sustain the food demand from a fast-growing world population.* In future measuring and monitoring soil moisture will get more and more important to meet the needs of an increasing demand for food. Eijkelkamp offers solutions with a wide range of ...


    By Eijkelkamp Soil & Water

  • Innovative Risk Management Program a First for Ontario`s Greenhouse Flower Growers

    The governments of Canada and Ontario are helping the province's greenhouse industry meet consumer demand for high quality floral products by supporting an innovative, private sector risk management fund.  The industry-designed GreenCHIP fund will provide compensation for lost product and business interruption in the event of a quarantine ordered by the Canada Food Inspection Agency. Flowers ...

  • Small-scale Swedish freshwater fishery gains international recognition through MSC

    The Swedish small-scale pike-perch fishery has been successfully re-assessed against the MSC environmental standard, and can once again be sold to key European fresh fish markets with the blue ecolabel. Overcoming challenges The fishery was the world’s first freshwater fishery and the first Swedish fishery to become MSC certified in 2006. The 30 fishermen working on ...

  • Genetics not enough to increase wheat production

    The deep gene pool that has allowed wheat to achieve ever increasing gains in yield may be draining. Crop scientists estimate that 50% of the gain in wheat production over the past century has been due to breeding. According to a new study, however, that improvement has been slowing since the late 1980s, with little chance that future increases in yield can be met by breeding efforts alone. The ...

  • Soil gives away soybean pathogen’s presence

    New research reveals that soil pH is a useful guide for farmers and agronomists to detect and manage soybean cyst nematode, a devastating soybean pathogen. The investigation uncovered a relationship between high soil pH, which is already outside the ideal growing conditions for soybean, and high populations of cyst nematodes. Scientists from Iowa State University and University of ...

  • Stevia First Breaks Ground in California's Central Valley

    Stevia First Corp. (OTCBB: STVF) ("Stevia First." or the "Company") an early stage agribusiness focused on the industrial-scale production of stevia, the all-natural zero-calorie sweetener that is rapidly transforming the food and beverage industry, is pleased to announce the opening of its headquarters in Yuba City, California in the heart of California's Central Valley. The ...


    By Marketwire

  • Stevia Corp. Announces Cooperative Agreement With Technology Partner

    Stevia Corp. (OTCBB: STEV) ("Stevia Corp." or the "Company"), a farm management company focused on the economic development of stevia, the fastest growing product in the alternative sweetener sector, wishes to advise that it recently entered into both Supply and Cooperative Agreements with Guangzhou Health China Technology Development Company Limited, operating under the trade name Tech-New ...


    By Marketwire

  • When climate change gives you a sinking feeling

    The sea has crept almost 15km into Kutubdia, an island off the coastal town of Cox's Bazar in southeastern Bangladesh, one of the world's most dangerous cyclone zones. 'The sea has been coming closer and closer,' said Abdul Mutalib, 75, whose mud hut was washed away 15 days ago. 'Allah jane ke hobe [God only knows what will happen]' he added wearily in Bengali, or Bangla, the national language, ...


    By IRIN

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