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  • Analyzing long-term impacts of biofuel on the land

    The growing development and implementation of renewable biofuel energy has considerable advantages over using declining supplies of fossil fuels. However, meeting the demands of a fuel-driven society may require utilizing all biofuel sources including agricultural crop residues. While a useful biofuel source, crop residues also play a crucial role in maintaining soil organic carbon stock. This ...

  • Perten presents Near-infrared Grain Analyzer for Farm Use

    Near-infrared (NIR) grain testing has been a fixture at large elevators and grain processors for years. An on farm grain analyzer has been desirable for some time. The demands on such an instrument are high, however, and must balance many requirements. It must be rugged and robust. It must be portable to tote around the field. It must be simple to operate, but sophisticated enough to provide ...

  • Economist Analyzes Farm Bill to Kick Off College’s 2013-2014 Agricultural Policy and Outlook Conference Series

    As negotiations on the farm bill have adjourned until after a congressional recess, major differences still exist in the House and Senate versions of the bill, including several provisions in crop safety net programs, an economist at Ohio State’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences said. Carl Zulauf, an agricultural economist in the college’s Department of ...


    By Ohio State University

  • The Global Pre-Harvest Market is Estimated to Grow at a CAGR of 5.7% from 2013-2018

    The practice of agriculture around the world showed a significant change owing to the developments made in farm equipment industry. Mechanization in agriculture increasingly proved important and played a key role in agricultural production globally. The inclusion of mechanization not only influenced and reduced the workload, but changed the characteristics of labor in agricultural practices. ...


  • Floating vegetative mats may help clean fishery wastewater

    The feasibility of using floating vegetation to remove nutrients from fishery wastewater is being tested by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists. The researchers' long-term goal is to develop a system to treat the wastewater, return it to ponds for reuse, and use the nutrients to produce biomass or plant material. The floating mats act as filters to remove the nutrients from the water. ...

  • John Deere Introduces New Wireless Data Transfer Technology

    As more producers use new technology in precision agriculture, they will be gathering increasing amounts of machine and production data. In the past, they had to download the data on a memory card or a USB flash drive and then transfer the data to a computer in the farm office or at home. John Deere introduces Wireless Data Transfer which enables the wireless transmission of data between the ...


    By John Deere

  • India´s First Forest Stewardship Council Certification for Natural Forests Awarded to Maharashtra Forest Department´s Bhamragarh Forest Division by SCS Global Services

     The Bhamragarh Forest Division of India's Maharashtra Forest Department has become the country's first natural forest management program to earn Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification for responsible forestry. Third-party ...


    By SCS Global Services

  • The gene for sexual maturation in salmon is found

    The discovery of the gene that controls sexual maturation in female and male salmon provides new effective methods of controlling sexual maturation in farmed salmon. The new knowledge will also be of great importance in the management of wild salmon stocks. Maturation in salmon reduces growth, fillet quality and activity of the immune system. This leads to poor fish welfare and downgrading of ...


    By AQUAGENICS INCORPORATED

  • First Quinoa Sown

    Wageningen UR has sown the first quinoa fields at its test facilities in Lelystad and Vredepeel. A number of fields have been sown for nitrogen trials and a number of fields for research into varieties. A further five hectares have been sown for conventional cultivation. Sand and clay The research into varieties is taking place at two locations in ...

  • Pieralisi Group at the X Conference of the Spanish olive oil

    On 19th November at Pedro Larumbe Restaurant in Madrid, about 200 entrepreneurs and people working in the sector got together in the Tenth Conference of Spanish olive oil organized by Alcuza magazine to analyze the actual situation in the olive sector, from the production to marketing and export. All manufacturers and bottlers considered necessary to avoid sharp fluctuations in ...


    By Pieralisi Group

  • Mastering Greenhouse Efficiency with Robotics at Vineland

    Imagine technology that could preemptively find disease in plants, allowing growers to address it proactively. Or sensors that could help irrigate more resourcefully. Or robots that could selectively harvest ripe crops. At Vineland Research and Innovation Centre in Niagara, it seems as though the future is now. Vineland’s Robotics & Automation team — comprised of 5 PhDs and 6 ...

  • Now available: Leica SteerDirect ES Plus for more powerful and accurate steering in precision farming

    Leica Geosystems today released the Leica SteerDirect ES Plus, the electric steering system for farmers who seek a brand independent retrofit solution for their auto steering needs. Using Leica SteerDirect ES Plus farmers benefit from improved accuracy, diminished skips and overlaps, and reduced operator fatigue.   The Leica ...


    By Leica Geosystems AG

  • Trimble introduces Blue Ox integrated transportation management system for forestry

    Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB) today introduced the Blue Ox™ system, an integrated transportation management solution for forestry applications. Blue Ox integrates several mobile technologies with real-time data across the forestry supply chain. The system analyzes and processes the data to help timber companies, loggers and trucking firms increase the percentage of loaded miles, take advantage of more ...


    By Trimble

  • Abscisic acid treatments can prevent tomato blossom-end rot

    Plants are subjected to numerous environmental stresses -- drought, extreme temperatures, and excess light can all affect plant growth and quality. Looking for methods to improve the quality of tomato plants, researchers at the University of Tennessee turned to abscisic acid, a plant hormone known to help plants acclimate to these types of severe environmental stresses. The research results and ...

  • John Deere Operations Center Adds Mobile Apps and Mapping Functions

    In an effort to enhance the functionality, ease-of-use and overall value of John Deere Operations Center to producers, John Deere announces a new software release for its cloud-based platform. These user-focused changes include more tools and features that enable producers to easily collect and access more farm information and collaborate with partners to gain insights, increase profits ...


    By John Deere

  • What Woodland owners should know about forest carbon offsets in the U.S. South

    A new issue brief, released today by the World Resources Institute and the Pacific Forest Trust, looks at the economic opportunities for southern landowners created by emerging forest carbon offset markets. This new revenue stream can offer real rewards to landowners who steward their forests for climate benefits. ...

  • Break out the sun screen - permanently hotter summers forecast

    The tropics and much of the Northern Hemisphere are likely to experience an irreversible rise in summer temperatures within the next 20 to 60 years if atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations continue to increase, according to a new climate study by Stanford University scientists. The results will be published later this month in the journal ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • A flood of research data offers opportunities for new insights

    New DNA sequences, the results of thousands of trials in fields and glasshouses worldwide, three-dimensional images of plants – the flood of data produced by research and development is currently growing faster than the methods available for analyzing it. How can these data be captured, structured, made accessible and then examined in a way that will facilitate new findings? This question ...


    By Bayer CropScience AG

  • John Deere Ultimate Uptime Optimizes Customer Operations & Profitability

    The new Ultimate Uptime customer support solution from John Deere is designed to improve customers' profitability by maximizing productivity and uptime while lowering operating costs. Introduced at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2014, Ultimate Uptime – featuring John Deere WorkSight™ – is fully customizable to every customer and is delivered by John Deere dealers. "When we ask ...


    By John Deere

  • Professional Display LEDs Reach $3.3 Billion in 2017, OLED Industry Grows Up

    FARMINGTON, Conn., June 11, 2012/PRNewswire-iReach/ -- LEDs are used in thousands of applications across hundreds of industries. Global Information Inc. is pleased to announce the addition of three new excellent reports on the light emitting diode (LED) industry. The reports provide LED application consumption forecasts and will help ...

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