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  • Growing Better Bee Habitats

    General Mills investing in pollinator habitats, research SOURCE: General Mills DESCRIPTION: General Mills’ ...


    By 3BL Media

  • Nut Industry gears up for Korea Free Trade Agreement

    Australia's tree nut exports are expected to grow from $600 million in 2013/14 to $1 billion in 2020 with the industry set to benefit significantly from the implementation of the Free Trade Agreement with Korea. Australia's almond and macadamia industries have already begun moves to make the most of the change which is expected to come into force by the end of 2014 according to the Australian Nut ...

  • Calls grow for action on stalled Amazon reserve proposals

    WWF and 33 other NGOs delivered a letter on Tuesday to Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva asking him to take decisive action to create new protected areas in the Amazon and Para regions. The letter followed a meeting earlier this month between top government officials and 12 forest residents – also known as extractivists -- whose lives depend on local natural resources in those ...


    By WWF International

  • Growing Markets Around the World For America`s Agricultural Productivity

    Agriculture Under Secretary Michael Scuse joined Tim Hamilton, Executive Director of Food Export-Midwest and Food Export-Northeast, as well as Dave Ramirez of Ohio-based Trophy Nut, to discuss the benefits of the Farm Bill to expand markets around the world and grow American agricultural exports. Secretary Vilsack has called on Congress to expedite passage of a new Food, Farm and Jobs Bill that ...

  • USDA Specialty Crop Block Grants Create New Economic Opportunities and Grow Markets in Local Communities

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that USDA will invest $52 million in grants to support America's specialty crop producers through the 2013 Specialty Crop Block Grant (SCBG) Program awards. The funding includes 54 block grants to U.S. states and territories that will support 694 initiatives nationwide. These grants will assist producers of fresh fruits and vegetables and help ...

  • From Plates that Grow Food to Certified Cocoa: UN Awards Innovative Green Enterprises at Green Economy Symposium

    Nairobi, 31 October 2013 - Fully biodegradable plates implanted with organic seeds in Colombia to provide food after use, a social media website to promote car-sharing in Viet Nam,certified cocoa for speciality markets, and affordable biodegradable sanitary pads made from banana waste are just some of the 34 winners of the 2013 SEED Awards, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) ...

  • Fruit Logistica, Berlin, Germany

    The Leading Trade Fair for the International Fresh Produce Trade Attended by one of our UK reseller partners. FRUIT LOGISTICA is the most important business and communication arena of the international fresh produce trade. The industry’s key decision makers are there as exhibitors and trade visitors and have the opportunity of approaching potential business partners with their ...


    By SEaB Energy Ltd.

  • 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 ...

  • New irrigation strategies for pecans in humid climates

    Georgia is the largest pecan producing state in the U.S. Although this humid region receives an average of 127 cm or more rainfall annually, periods of moisture stress can occur during the pecan growing season, particularly during August and September when pecans are in the kernel-filling stage and water demand is at its peak. Pecan producers throughout the region depend on irrigation strategies ...

  • Aflatoxin Testing Using LC/MS/MS Offered by Columbia Analytical

    KELSO, Wash - Columbia Analytical Services announces their analysis of the B1, B2 and G1, G2 aflatoxins via liquid chromatography/mass spectroscopy/mass spectroscopy (LC/MS/MS). Aflatoxins are potent natural carcinogens produced by the fungi Aspergillus flavus or Aspergillus parasiticus. These fungi are known to grow on nuts, spices, milk, ...


  • Semios Receives US EPA and California State Approval for Aerosol Pheromone to Control the Navel Orangeworm

    Semios, a leading provider of real-time agricultural information and precision pest management tools, has received US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approval and California Department of Pest Regulation (DPR) approval for aerosol pheromone biopesticide products that disrupt the mating of the Navel Orangeworm (NOW).   Michael Gilbert, ...


    By Semios

  • Kenyan Professor promotes indigenous crops to solve Africa’s food crises

    In Kenya, a devastating cycle of drought and flood reflects the worst that climate change has to offer. These and other more insiduous impacts of warming temperatures threaten the health and survival of the nation's poorest and most at-risk inhabitants, namely women and children. The average yearly income in Kenya is less than US$1,000, 60 percent of the population is below poverty level, and ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Let`s add climate knowledge to agroforestry plans

    We need to know more about how smallholder agroforestry can help farmers adapt to climate change, write James Roshetko and Rodel Lasco. Much is known about agroforestry — the mixing of tree species with crops and livestock to enrich farmers' livelihoods. But less is known about how it can help farmers adapt to climate change. This gap in our knowledge is increasingly ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Sales Engineer to Nord-Lock Finland Oy

    We are looking for a Sales Engineer to join Nord-Lock Finland Oy. Nord-Lock Finland Oy is looking for the right person to accelerate our sales volume in Finland. It’s an exciting opportunity for a Sales Engineer to be responsible for expanding the customer reach for Nord-Lock Group’s products, primarily in the West and South of Finland.  With the right energy ...


    By Nord-Lock Inc

  • Semios Special Offer Provides Soil Moisture Monitoring Solution Free to Precision Farming Customers for Two Years.

    Semios, the provider of real-time agricultural information for precision farming, offers two years of free soil moisture monitoring for their customers to optimize irrigation efficiencies, improving crop quality and yield. CEO Michael Gilbert said, “Water shortages have been tough for farmers. By fine-tuning irrigation to where and when it is most needed, farmers can protect their crops ...


    By Semios

  • Biodiesel Crop of the Week: Pongamia Pinnata

    Pongamia is an ancient tree that is native to India. It is frost tolerant, but not freeze-proof. It is also happens to be a legume, which is at the heart of what makes the business model so interesting. The tree yields a generous annual nut crop that is harvested with conventional shakers, such as those used by almond and other nut growers. That seed has approximately a 40 percent oil content ...


    By Advanced Biofuel Center

  • Mycotoxin Outbreak Hurts Crops and Farmers across the U.S.

    In addition to grappling with a record-breaking drought and heat, now farmers must deal with outbreaks of fungi that are destroying their crops as well. Specifically, corn and wheat industries in the Midwest, Southern, and Eastern regions of the country are experiencing aflatoxin and deoxynivalenol (DON) outbreaks. The drought has already prevented farmers from reaching their normal crop yields, ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Aflatoxin Food Safety Scandal in China Widens to Include Oil

    The Chinese government has recalled cooking oil products that were made by three separate companies after discovering high levels of aflatoxin, according to AFP. This latest food safety scandal has raised public outcry, as it closely follows the news that milk from the country’s leading dairy firm, Mengniu, was tainted with aflatoxin as well.   Aflatoxin is a potentially lethal ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Life-cycle studies: candy bars

    Background Stop at almost any checkout counter and you"ll find dozens of varieties of candy bars. In the United States, where people consume an average of 10 kilograms (22 pounds) of candy each per year, candy bars are associated with popular holidays like Halloween and Valentine"s Day. In Scotland, the deep-fried Mars bar, dipped in batter and immersed in a vat of boiling oil, swept the ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Wild bees boost apple harvest

    Orchards pollinated by a wide range of wild bee species grow more apples than those pollinated by fewer species, finds a new US study. Its authors suggest that farmers could consider investing in wild bee conservation to improve crop yield. Many farmers around the world hire or manage hives of honeybees to help pollinate crops including fruit and nuts. However, demand for pollinator-dependent ...

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