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  • AgriMarine's Salmon Harvest in Progress

    AgriMarine Holdings Inc. (TSX VENTURE: FSH)(OTCQX: AGMHF)(FRANKFURT: A2G) (the "Company" or "AgriMarine"), the leader in floating solid-wall containment technology for sustainable aquaculture, is pleased to announce that it has begun to harvest the Company's first crop of Chinook salmon ever reared in solid-wall closed containment in the People's Republic of China. AgriMarine has successfully ...


    By Marketwire

  • The burning issue of combine harvester fires

    Preventative and precautionary measures are essential in reducing the potential for combine harvester fires, according to a Grains Research and Development Corporation-funded investigation into the issue. A spate of harvester fires last season on South Australia’s Yorke Peninsula triggered industry concerns and led to the GRDC seeking an independent investigation and report on harvester ...

  • Selective broccoli harvester increases uniformity and quality of the product

    Wageningen UR Greenhouse Horticulture is developing a harvester for broccoli. This robot is different from other mechanical harvesters by adding a selectivity feature: an intelligent Computer Vision system registers and selects only the broccoli of a pre-determined exact size and leaves the remainder until another optimal harvesting moment is reached. A broccoli crop does not grow in an uniform ...

  • Cenex harvest states, inc. To pay EPA penalty and conduct safety workshops

    Minnesota-based Cenex Harvest States (CHS), Inc has agreed to settle a series of alleged violations of the Clean Air Act at its facilities in Garretson, SD for $35,200. This includes a $15,500 civil penalty and $19,700 which will be used to conduct several agricultural ammonia safety workshops in multiple states including North and South Dakota. These workshops will include information on how the ...

  • President signs Funding Bill with increases for OSHA, other safety agencies in 2014

    A fiscal 2014 appropriations bill that increases funding for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and other federal workplace safety agencies above the sequestered spending limits of 2013 was signed Jan. 17 by President Barack Obama. See Proposed and Final 2014 Budget for ...


    By Bloomberg BNA

  • 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

  • Aqua-Cage Fisheries Uses DTG2 ROV on Rainbow Trout Farm

    Aqua-Cage Fisheries is an aquaculture farm in Parry Sound, Ontario that produces rainbow trout for the food market. They receive fingerlings from a hatchery in Southern Ontario, grow the fish in the open waters of Georgian Bay and harvest them for a processor that ships to major grocery stores. Aqua-Cage produces environmentally sustainable, high quality fish for the consumer, while bringing in a ...


    By Deep Trekker Inc.

  • John Deere Integrates SmartGrade Technology Into the 750K and 850K Dozer Models

    John Deere is building on its lineup of SmartGrade™ crawler dozers with the integration of the machine control offering on the 750K and 850K models. Adding SmartGrade availability on these larger machines will improve job site accuracy and quality of work through the complete integration of the Topcon 3D-MC2 Grade Control System. The system is fully incorporated into the machine cabin, ...


    By John Deere

  • John Deere Dealer Selling Used Agricultural Equipment in Online Auction

    DIMMITT, TX -- (Marketwire) -- 07/20/10 -- Tractors, forage harvesters, combines, balers and dozens of other pieces of agricultural equipment are being sold in the Texas Panhandle's biggest online auction of agricultural equipment ever. Ray Lee Equipment, a John Deere dealer based in Dimmitt, Texas, is selling approximately 91 pieces of ...


    By Marketwire

  • Update: John Deere Dealer Selling Used Agricultural Equipment in Online Auction

    DIMMITT, TX -- (Marketwire) -- 07/21/10 -- Tractors, forage harvesters, combines, balers and dozens of other pieces of agricultural equipment are being sold in the Texas Panhandle's biggest online auction of agricultural equipment ever. Ray Lee Equipment, a John Deere dealer based in Dimmitt, Texas, is selling approximately 91 pieces of ...


    By Marketwire

  • EPA orders Votran to stop the application of an antimicrobial pesticide to fog its vehicles

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a Stop Sale, Use, or Removal Order (SSURO) to the Volusia County Public Transportation System (Votran), located in South Daytona, Fla. for alleged violations of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). Votran is a service of the Volusia County government that provides transportation to all urban areas of the county with ...

  • 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 ...

  • USDA Creates Multi-Agency Emergency Response Framework to Combat Devastating Citrus Disease

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture today announced the creation of a new, unified emergency response framework to address Huanglongbing (HLB), a serious disease of citrus that affects several U.S. states and territories. This new framework will allow USDA and its many partners to better coordinate HLB resources, share information and develop operational strategies to maximize effectiveness. "USDA ...

  • Increasing the shelf-life of cassava

    Crop scientists have identified several genetic mechanisms to improving the shelf-life of cassava roots. Long an unsolvable problem, the research has the potential to benefit the poorest of the poor, widening and strengthening the markets for cassava, reducing marketing costs, and losses along the marketing or value addition process. The research team, led by Hernán Ceballos at the ...

  • USDA, EPA and FDA statement on genetically engineered corn

    The US Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are coordinating efforts following notification by Dow AgroSciences that the company detected extremely low levels of an unregistered genetically engineered (GE) pesticide product known as a plant-incorporated protectant ...

  • Access tractor data from your phone or computer

    Valtra Smart revolutionises remote telematics for tractors, both in terms of cost effectiveness and ease of use. A small device is fitted to the tractor that gathers data from the CAN bus and sends it to a cloud service that the customer can then access. Installing the system is very simple and takes around an hour by an authorised Valtra technician, but it can also be installed by customer ...

  • Low-altitude aerial images allow early detection of devastating avocado disease

    Low-altitude aerial images can detect laurel wilt, a devastating avocado disease, giving growers an early way to identify diseased trees and perhaps help reduce losses to the $100 million-a-year economic impact avocados provide Florida. Reza Ehsani, an associate professor in agricultural and biological engineering at the UF/IFAS Citrus Research and Education Center in Lake Alfred, used a ...

  • Milling Made Simple With the New John Deere Cold Planer Attachment Line-Up

    Transform your skid steer, compact track loader (CTL) or compact wheel loader into an efficient milling machine with the latest addition to the John Deere Worksite Pro™ attachment lineup, the D-Series cold planers. These attachments are ideal for customers performing street repairs, matching uneven pavement surfaces, cutting drainage in parking lots and cleaning up around larger milling ...


    By John Deere

  • Form Ghana First to Earn VCS Verification in West Africa

     A project that aims to reforest 15,000 hectares of degraded lands in central Ghana and absorb more than 80,000 metric tonnes of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere annually has been independently validated by SCS Global Services (SCS) under the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS).  Under the project managed by ...


    By SCS Global Services

  • International experts limit Melamine levels in food

    An international food safety body has set new rules on preparing bagged salads and said the chemical melamine that tainted Chinese milk is acceptable only in tiny amounts in infant formula and food. The maximum amount of melamine allowed in powdered infant formula is 1 mg/kg and the amount of the chemical allowed in other foods and animal feed is 2.5 mg/kg, according to new rulings from the ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

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