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  • Shrimp growth breakthrough

    Aligning the right high-specification nutrition with precise feed management procedures could bring a new golden era for shrimp farmers in Ecuador and across Latin America. Skretting has gone through countless aspects of shrimp feed management, with strong emphasis on confirming the best nutrient composition of its feeds as well as to establish the optimal number of feed occasions. In controlling ...


    By Skretting - Nutreco Group

  • USD 10-million facility for studying climate change effects on plant growth opens at IRRI

    On a hot, breezy afternoon on 21 January 2016, an international gathering of agricultural scientists and development officials dedicated the Lloyd T. Evans Plant Growth Facility (PGF) on the campus of the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI). The opening of the USD 10 million state-of-the-art facility manifests IRRI’s commitment to better understand the effects of climate change on ...

  • Paying farmers to protect the environment?

    Carefully targeted payments to farmers could serve as an approach to protect the environment and to address growing concerns about climate change, biodiversity loss and water supply, FAO said today in its annual publication The State of Food and Agriculture. The report however cautions that payments for environmental services are not the best solution in all situations, and that significant ...

  • Vermicompost leachate improves tomato seedling growth

    Worldwide, drought conditions, extreme temperatures, and high soil saline content all have negative effects on tomato crops. These natural processes reduce soil nutrient content and lifespan, result in reduced plant growth and yield, and ultimately translate to lower profits for tomato producers. As an alternative to unsustainable practices such as the use of synthetic fertilizers, producers are ...

  • Third quarter 2013: sales growth accelerating

    Sales up 11 percent at constant exchange rates to $2.9 billion Strong start to Latin American season Full year sales target maintained Exceptional US corn seed production yields: 2013 inventory write-down Sales in the third quarter of 2013 increased by 11 percent at constant exchange rates. ...


    By Syngenta

  • Tree campus USA continues TO expand throughout U.S.; Arbor day foundation, Toyota to mark the growth by holding tree-planting events on four campuses

    A record number of colleges and universities received Tree Campus USA recognition from the Arbor Day Foundation for taking exemplary care of their campus forest. This spring, 115 colleges and universities were awarded Tree Campus USA status. To celebrate the growth of the program, the Arbor Day Foundation and Toyota will hold large tree-planting events at four schools across the country this ...

  • Linde achieves record levels and is set for further growth

    Linde AG / Linde achieves record levels and is set for further growth Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters. The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. 2010 financial year:Group sales up 14.8 percent ...


    By Thomson Reuters

  • Bekaert realigns activities with new business environment

    In response to fast but structural changes in the global solar energy market, to growing uncertainty in other markets and to longer term overall instability, Bekaert has announced today a major realignment program, consisting of two lines of action: actions directly related to the changed market environment include the measures and plans to rightsize Bekaert’s global sawing wire operations ...


    By Bekaert Group

  • DSM reports strong Q2 results with solid growth

    ·         Q2 EBITDA from continuing operations €339 million, above both Q2 2010 and Q1 2011 ·         Strong Life Sciences results driven by robust growth in Nutrition ...


    By DSM

  • Reduced humidity seriously restricts leaf growth of beech trees

    Beech trees are extremely sensitive to drought and are known to be one of the European tree species most at risk from climate change. New research found a dramatic reduction in the leaf growth of young beech trees growing in Central European forests when air conditions were dry, even where there was sufficient moisture in the soil. While previous experiments have shown the damaging effect of ...

  • High-Quality Pumps Help Fish Farms Handle Growth

    Pumping systems manufacturer DESMI’s Peter Laursen offers advice to farmed-fish processing plants looking to invest in high-reliability, scaleable pumps to meet production pressures. With fewer and fewer fish in our seas, fish farming has grown to become an enormous industry worldwide – with billions of dollars in revenue and continued growth forecast for decades to come. Like any ...


    By DESMI A/S

  • Significant progress made in first year of The Good Growth Plan

    Syngenta has published the first update on progress towards meeting the six ambitious commitments in The Good Growth Plan, which was launched in 2013 to support the future sustainability of agriculture and rural communities. Syngenta established a global network of over 3,500 reference and benchmark farms in 2014. ...


    By Syngenta

  • Work to start on Tasmania feed plant

    FEED company BioMar’s proposed new facility in Tasmania has won the final seal of approval from the local authority and the 14-month construction phase can begin. The company announced plans last December to develop the AUS $56 million aquaculture feed production plant in response to the growth of the sector in Australia. The factory at Wesley Vale, near Devonport, will produce around ...


    By FISHupdate

  • Wetland plants involved in marsh restoration

    Differences in the way wetland plants accumulate pollutants are helping researchers understand how vegetation can be used to help restore contaminated marshes. In a study by Belgian researchers, certain plants, including bulrushes, were identified as being potentially useful for locking away metal contaminants below the surface, thereby helping to reduce spread of these pollutants through food ...

  • Historically plants limited CO2 sinks

    Weathering, or natural degradation, of silicon-containing rocks should have produced a significant carbon sink over the past 24 million years. A new study suggests that plants have reduced this sink and kept CO2 levels at a higher level. Natural sinks of CO2 play an important role in adaptation and mitigation policies for climate change. In order to predict future climate change, it is necessary ...

  • Ahlstrom interim report January-September 2010: sales growth continued

    July-September 2010 compared to July-September 2009: Net sales EUR 482.4 million (EUR 400.6 million), up 20.4%. Operating profit EUR 16.9 million (EUR 13.1 million). The figure includes non-recurring items of EUR 0.3 million (EUR -4.4 million). Profit before taxes EUR 8.3 million (EUR 7.3 million), and earnings per share EUR 0.06 (EUR 0.10). Net cash ...


    By Ahlstrom-Munksjö

  • Environment: Pooling information to combat the threat of alien species in Europe

    How many plants can be found in the Alps that are not native to that region? Which animals were deliberately or accidently introduced to the Danube? How big a threat will they become to local wildlife? EASIN, the European Alien Species Information Network, launched today by the European Commission's in-house science service, the Joint Research Centre (JRC), takes a first step towards answering ...

  • USDA Announces $14 Million in Grants Supporting Economic Growth for Rural Communities

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced nearly $14 million in grants to support four programs to increase prosperity in rural America through research, education, and extension programs focused on promoting rural community development, economic growth, and sustainability. "Nearly 60 million Americans live in rural areas, and ...

  • Bayer and United Nations Environment Programme invite students to participate in 2011 international children`s painting competition on the environment

    Bayer Corporation and the United Nations Environment Programme's Regional Office for North America (UNEP RONA) are inviting North American students, ages six to 14, to enter the 20th annual International Children's Painting Competition (ICPC) on the Environment. This year's theme, "Life in the Forests," marks 2011 as the United Nations International Year of Forests. Elementary and middle school ...

  • Top CEOs and Entrepreneurs Assemble at 2010 Ernst & Young Strategic Growth Forum

    Ernst & Young Offsets Event with Carbonfund.org for Fourth Year in Support of Innovative Carbon Reduction Projects Palm Springs, CA, – The 2010 Ernst & Young Strategic Growth Forum® brings together more than 1,700 industry icons and business leaders gathered in Palm Springs, Calif., for the largest gathering of entrepreneurs in America. This year’s Forum will focus on the ...


    By Carbonfund.org

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