post-harvest News

  • CropLife Asia Promotes Role of Plant Science & Benefits to Thai Farmers at Tech4Farmers Asia 2.0

    Dr. Siang Hee Tan, Executive Director of CropLife Asia, participated today at the Tech4Farmers Asia 2.0 event held in Bangkok. He took part on a panel looking at the issue of 'Creating an Enabling Environment for Market Access'.  "The population in Asia is projected to have one billion more people by 2050," said Dr. Tan. "Our farmers need to produce more food to feed a growing world while ...


    By CropLife Asia

  • Greener maize crops may need silage preservation rethink

    It is becoming ever more popular to harvest maize while it's still green. However there may be different requirements when it comes to silage preservation - do you know how to get the best from your maize harvest? More than three quarters of long-term forage maize growers are now harvesting the crop greener than they used to, according to a new survey of UK dairy farmers. However a substantial ...


    By Volac International Limited

  • USSEC Launches Post-Harvest and Fish Hygiene Study in Egypt

    USSEC recently launched a post-harvest and fish hygiene study in Egypt. The study, which is being carried out by Megapesce, aims to improve the market opportunities for Egyptian aquaculture products. Currently, Egypt ranks eighth globally in terms of aquaculture production. However, the post-harvest, cold chain, and processing infrastructure are minimal to non-existent, putting downward price ...

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  • KFC Will Post Acrylamide Warnings in California

    SACRAMENTO, California (ENS) - The KFC Corp., which serves Kentucky Fried Chicken, agreed Tuesday to comply with a 1986 voter-approved initiative requiring companies that expose consumers to harmful substances to provide a 'clear and reasonable warning.' The company agreed to warn California customers that its fried or baked potatoes contain acrylamide, a chemical known to cause ...

  • First quinoa crop harvested

    Wageningen UR researchers have developed three quinoa varieties suitable for cultivation in Europe. These new varieties were planted alongside each other on three Wageningen UR test fields last April. The earliest-ripening variety was harvested yesterday in Lelystad; the remaining two crops will be harvested from the other test fields in late August. The initial yields look quite promising. ...

  • Harvest`s hottest hits

    Grain growers in the southern cropping region are being kept entertained and informed this harvest while they spend endless hours in the cabin. An audio compact disc featuring some of the hottest cropping topics has been released by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC). The Southern Region Driving Agronomy CD comprises 14 tracks to give growers the latest information on a range ...

  • Winter Wheat Harvest Woes

    Wheat harvest season is well underway for many U.S. wheat growers. Some of the first soft-red wheat harvested by U.S. farmers in 2015 is the worst in at least 17 years, according to Bloomberg and other sources. This year’s heavy rainfalls  – up to three times ...


    By EnviroLogix Inc.

  • Self Propelled Cabbage Harvester

    We just started up our brand new 2 row self propelled cabbage harvester in Austria. The machine is equipped with both a bunker and a turnable elevator. It is now succesfully harvesting cabbage for industry. We are especially proud of the anti spin system, which has proven to be very effective. This system has been developed for 3 wheel machines, and ensures propulsion on all 3 wheels, ...


    By ASA-LIFT A/S

  • New ASA, CSSA, SSSA blog post on competes

    On May 28th, the House passed the reauthorization of the America COMPETES Act, a bill originally passed in 1997. It was set to expire on September 30th. America COMPETES, or America Creating Opportunities to Meaningfully Promote Excellence in Technology, Education, and Science is a monumental bill that provides appropriations for NASA, the ...

  • CAP post 2013 - last call for sustainability?

     On September 23rd an informal Agriculture Council meeting will be held in Annecy, dedicated to the future of the EU Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) after 2013. BirdLife International, EEB and Pesticide Action Network warned Ministers that  the issue of food and energy security - and prices -  can only be addressed effectively through a new model of agriculture that ...

  • President Obama announces more key administration posts

    Today, President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate the following individuals to key Administration posts: Michael A. Hammer, Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs, Department of State Charles McConnell, Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy, Department of Energy The President also announced his intent to appoint the following individuals to key Administration ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • HSE announces new post for London and 2012 Olympics

    The Health and Safety Executive has announced that Stephen Williams is to take up the newly created post of Director of Field Operations (London) and the Olympics. Stephen will lead the health and safety regulation of the 2012 Olympics which includes the construction phase, while heading up HSE London Field Operations Division.  He will continue in his current role as Chief Inspector of ...

  • Dot Eco Makes Front Page of the Washington Post

    The momentum and excitement around the possibility of a .ECO domain that belongs to the sustainability community and is carefully managed in the public interest continues to grow. The team working for .ECO was humbled to be mentioned in yesterday’s ‘Super Bowl Edition’ of the Washington Post ( ...

  • Post secondary environmental programs gain national accreditation

    Four Canadian institutions have earned national accreditation through the Canadian Environmental Accreditation Commission (CEAC) of the Environmental Careers Organization (ECO) Canada. SAIT Polytechnic, University of Manitoba, Cegep de St. Felicien and Nova Scotia's Community College (NSCC) are now joining ranks with six other institutions who have met rigorous standards that aim to connect ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Targets Agreed for Greenhouse Emissions in Post-Kyoto Era

    VIENNA, Austria, August 31, 2007 (ENS) - Delegates to a United Nations climate conference from 158 nations have reached broad agreement on a range of targets for greenhouse gas emissions cuts in an effort to lower the risk of global warming. The target would apply after the current global framework for managing climate change, the Kyoto Protocol, expires in 2012. A group of industrialized ...

  • Green Alliance director steps down from post

    Green Alliance director Stephen Hale is leaving to take up the post of deputy advocacy and campaigns director at Oxfam International in Geneva on 30 April. In a statement, the Green Alliance said that Hale had four successful years as director of the Green Alliance and that the organisation had grown dramatically in size, reputation and influence during his tenure as director. Hale said: “The ...

  • Denver Post names NREL as a top work place

    The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has been recognized by the Denver Post as a “2013 Top Work Place.” NREL is one of only 15 large Denver-area employers selected this year. “I am very gratified that we were nominated by one of our employees for this award,” NREL Director Dan Arvizu said. “The fact that 75% of our staff ...

  • Davos: A green new deal for a post-crisis world

    This year's World Economic Forum has brought together world leaders to dicuss the ongoing economic crisis and shape the global post-crisis agenda, with a focus on economic reform and climate change. The meeting, which takes place in Davos (Switzerland) until 1 st February, brings together more than 2,500 people – a number unparalleled in the Forum's forty-year history – including 40 heads of ...

  • Secretary Chu post: celebrating national weatherization day

    Today, Energy Secretary Steven Chu made the following statement on National Weatherization Day.  The statement can be found on the Energy Blog.   Celebrating National Weatherization Day Posted by Secretary Steven Chu on November 01, 2010 at 1:55 PM This weekend, communities across the country celebrated National Weatherization Day, highlighting the important work ...


    By US Department of Energy

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