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  • New software helps farmers manage nutrients

    University of Missouri Extension has released a new Web-based application to help farmers manage soil nutrient needs on farms. Nutrient management helps farmers set rates and timing of fertilizer applications, said John Lory, MU Extension nutrient management specialist. Plans are required for some farms in cost-share programs and permitted animal feeding operations. The free MMPTracker tool is ...

  • Big Fish in the Pond – From U.S. Soybean Fields to Global Aquaculture

    You’ve heard the predictions – the world’s population is supposed to climb to a staggering 9 billion people by the year 2050, increasing the pressure on the 2 percent of Americans who farm today to produce food, feed, fiber and fuel. You’ve also heard about many of the efforts your soy checkoff makes to support U.S. soybean farmers in meeting this demand. But did you know ...


    By United Soybean Board (USB)

  • Philippine fishers and fish farmers facing immense damage to sector

    Philippine fishers face immense damage to the fisheries and aquaculture sectors in regions affected by Typhoon Haiyan, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization said today, calling for prompt and sustainable actions to help rebuild livelihoods. “Even though we still only have a partial picture, it is clear that the damage caused to the fisheries sector is immense and spans the entire value ...

  • Ontario Updating Soil Map to Support Farmers` Environmental Stewardship Effort

    In celebrating Earth Day, Ontario is partnering with the Government of Canada on a new soil mapping initiative that will contribute to the growing understanding of how land use patterns have changed by using new and up to date technologies. With an investment of $5.1 million through Growing Forward 2, the new data collected by the soil mapping initiative will help farmers adjust ...

  • Ohio State Aquaculture Boot Camp Program Recruiting New Fish Farmers

    Want to learn how to become a fish farmer? The Ohio Center for Aquaculture Research and Development at The Ohio State University South Centers is offering 30 new and beginning fish farmers an in-depth introduction to aquaculture and aquaponics and the business of fish farming through a yearlong program. Called Aquaculture Boot Camp-2 or ABC-2, the program’s goal is to ...


    By Ohio State University

  • Six months after disaster, Philippine farmers bring in the harvest

    Tens of thousands of farmers are bringing in their first rice harvest just six months after one of the worst typhoons to ever hit the Philippines left their fields in tatters and their livelihoods at risk, FAO announced today. After Typhoon Haiyan hit the central Philippines on 8 November, 2013, the situation was dire. More than 6,000 people lost their lives, while some 600,000 hectares of ...

  • Ohio State Aquaculture Research Program Looking to Recruit New or Beginning Fish Farmers

    An innovative program offered by the Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences is looking to recruit, mentor and grow a new crop of fish farmers. The Ohio Center for Aquaculture Research and Development at the Ohio State University South Centers is offering 25 new and beginning fish farmers a hands-on approach to aquaculture and the business of fish ...


    By Ohio State University

  • USSEC Provides Trade and Technical Servicing to Shrimp Producers in Peru

    USSEC provided technical support to commercial shrimp growers in Peru by holding multiple discussions with a feedmill representative and fish and shrimp producers about modifying diet formulations for fish and shrimp by incorporating more soybean meal derived from U.S.-grown soybeans. Visits to fish and shrimp farms and facilities by USSEC consultants Dr. John Hargreaves and Jairo Amezquita ...

  • Mangrove-mud coasts; a muddy story (4)

    In my previous blogs, I described the large losses of our mangrove heritage, in spite of the great value of these ecosystems. Today, I argue that these losses are caused by thoughtless land-use. In my previous blogs, I described the large losses of our mangrove heritage, ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Lallemand Animal Nutrition hosts its 2nd Aquaculture technical meeting in India

    After the great success of its first aquaculture technical meeting in Bangkok in 2012, Lallemand Animal Nutrition was pleased to host in Chennai, India, the 2nd Aquaculture technical meeting dedicated to “Microbial Management at Farm level”. More than 250 participants from Europe, Latin America, Middle East and South East Asia were present on March ...


    By Lallemand Animal Nutrition

  • New research project to tackle water pollution from agriculture

    Farmers are getting involved in one of the largest studies of its kind to establish the best ways of halting water pollution from agriculture. They will develop an understanding of how pollutants move through river systems and will test up to 80 methods for reducing their impact. These include satellite technology (GPS) to ensure fertiliser is spread in the right places; better-designed ...

  • Traditional rice helps beat soil salination

    Rohana Rosairo has hung a sprig of paddy rice over his front door, a good omen for prosperity from the first harvest he reaped a few weeks ago from a long unused field. Rosairo's field, across a dirt track from his home, was just a mass of weeds until April when he cleared the plot and planted seed paddy. 'My father used to grow rice here, but he stopped a long time ago,' he said. High salinity ...


    By IRIN

  • Launch of LALSEA BIOREM: innovative solutions for aquaculture bioremediation from microbiology expert Lallemand Animal Nutrition

    VIV Asia 2015 Tradeshow – Lallemand Animal Nutrition is pleased to announce the launch of LALSEA BIOREM, a new range of aquaculture bioremediation solutions, presented this month at VIV Asia 2015. LALSEA BIOREM is a range of synergistic combinations of specifically selected naturally occurring microorganism strains that help maintaining water quality during crop ...


    By Lallemand Animal Nutrition

  • Workshop Offers Insight into Aquaculture

    Ohio needs more fish farmers, and researchers at the Ohio Center for Aquaculture Research and Development are working to meet that need. The center will offer a daylong introductory workshop on aquaculture and aquaponics Oct. 29 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The workshop, which will be held at The Ohio State University South Centers, 1864 Shyville Road in Piketon, is designed to offer participants ...


    By Farm Science Review

  • Farm Bureau Member Testifies on Water Rule at Pa. Hearing

    Pennsylvania Farm Bureau voiced its opposition to a recently proposed rule jointly issued by the Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers that attempts to expand federal regulation of land areas as “waters of the U.S.,” during a field hearing today before the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. Speaking on behalf of Pennsylvania Farm Bureau, ...

  • Spreading the Word about a Successful Agitation Boat Field Demo

    Puck Custom Enterprises, a Cornell pump distributor, showcased their agitation boats and direct injection technology at a farm in Merced, California last week. The demo days, designed to let dairymen and other interested parties see the power of the agitation boat and the benefits of applying the liquid manure to the field using a drag hose system, was held at a working dairy with a very solids ...


    By Cornell Pump Company

  • Aquaculture Water Quality Workshop Offers Tips to Boost Profitability of Fish Farming

    Healthy water leads to healthy fish and increases the potential for healthy profits for fish farmers. On the other hand, poor water quality can lead to stressed fish, increasing the chance for the animals’ illness and death, and resulting in income losses for farmers, says Matthew Smith, an Ohio State University Extension aquaculture specialist. Water quality management for fish farmers is ...


    By Ohio State University

  • Start-up promises to revolutionise shrimp farming

    A UK start-up says it has developed a low-cost, ecological alternative to traditional shrimp farming by using bacteria as both a water filter and food for its shrimp. IKEA-like portable units using microbes and solar power to cheaply grow shrimp indoors ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • 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

  • New guide to help reduce pesticide pollution in aquatic ecosystems

    Pollution from agricultural pesticides can present a serious threat to aquatic ecosystems. Researchers have now developed a guide to identify the most appropriate measures to reduce pesticides entering waterways. It focuses on reducing pesticide entry via spray drift or runoff. In Europe, the Sustainable Use of Pesticides Directive1 has established a framework which is designed to reduce the ...

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