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  • Irritec USA Inc Receives 2017 Fresno Award in Agriculture and Mining Category

    For the second year running Irritec USA Inc. has been selected for the 2017 Fresno Award in the Agriculture & Mining category by Fresno Award Program.  Leading company in manufacturing of irrigation systems, particularly drip irrigation systems for agricolture, greenhouses, landscape and fittings for plumbing and water systems, has award, the last March 16th, the prize that ...


    By IRRITEC SpA

  • Valoya expands its selection of professional LED grow lights

    The Valoya C-series is complemented with the C75 DIM, a 1475 mm (5 feet) model in addition to the previously launched 1200 and 1800 mm models (4 and 6 feet). C-series fixtures are ideal for growth rooms and chambers, vertical farms and other demanding applications, where high IP rating and high light intensity is needed. The ultra slim design of C-series allows installation in a limited space and ...


    By Valoya Oy

  • Potato professionals from all over the world at PotatoEurope 2014

    Around 10,000 visitors from more than 60 countries at the Rittergut Bockerode estate near Hanover - One in three visitors was international - Impressive showcase for technological advances in potato production - International discussion platform for market participants. (DLG). PotatoEurope 2014 took place on 3 and 4 September on the Rittergut Bockerode estate in Springe-Mittelrode near ...

  • Comparing soybean production methods

    In the Mid-South, twin-row soybean production is becoming a popular growing technique for soybean producers. An estimated 80% of the total hectares grown in the Mississippi Delta are planted in this configuration. While growers report this method increases seed yields, especially when used with specific cultivars planted in April or early May, there is no research data to support their claims. ...

  • Increasing potato production

    Despite sophisticated nutrient management of potato crops, quality and yield still see wide variability. Although nutrients are already well understood, the influence of other environmental factors remains understudied. A research team from Michigan State University conducted a study to determine how the chemical and physical properties of soil, along with the light waves the plant absorbs and ...

  • Bayer CropScience Announces New Approved Uses of Temprid SC for Pest Management Professionals

    Environmental Science, a division of Bayer CropScience LP, has received a letter of acceptance from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to add additional label claims to the Temprid® SC product label. Temprid SC, a broad-spectrum insecticide, offers pest management ...


    By PRWeb

  • Early cotton planting requires irrigation

    Cotton growers can produce more cotton if they plant early, but not without irrigation. That’s the finding of an article published in the September-October 2010 Agronomy Journal, a publication of the American Society of Agronomy. Bill Pettigrew, a scientist with the USDA-Agricultural Research Service in Stoneville, Mississippi, tested the performance of cotton under irrigated and ...

  • Dry Ice to be Manufactured from Ethanol Plant CO2

    Supply Agreement Reached between The Andersons Marathon Ethanol and Continental Carbonic Products, Inc. MAUMEE, Ohio - The Andersons Marathon Ethanol LLC (TAME), a partnership between The Andersons, Inc. (Nasdaq: ANDE) and Marathon Petroleum Company LP, a wholly owned subsidiary of Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE: MRO), announced today that it has entered into an agreement ...


    By Marathon Oil Corporation

  • Sapphire Materials Company Begins Sapphire Production in September

    Sapphire Materials Company (SMC), a subsidiary of Silicon Chemical Corporation (SCC), announces completion of Phase I development of their new sapphire manufacturing business. SCC acquired the former Saint Gobain / Union Carbide sapphire crystal growing facility located in Washougal, Washington in October 2010 and began process research along with design, renovation and retrofit of the plant to ...


    By Marketwire

  • Climate change could impact livestock production

    Land used for livestock grazing; referred to range land in the western U.S. and pasture land in the eastern half of the country, encompasses over 584 million acres of non-Federal land and represents a very complex ecosystem. While the intensity of the management of these lands differs from parcel to parcel, there is no doubt they all play a vital role in livestock production. However, little ...

  • Iron deficiency in soil threatens soybean production

    An expansion of soybean production into areas where soybean has seldom, if ever, been grown can be problematic for some farmers. Soils having high pH values and large amounts of calcium and/or magnesium carbonate are notoriously iron deficient. Iron deficient soils in the North Central United States are estimated to reduce soy bean production by 12.5 million bushels every year. John Wiersma, a ...

  • Free shipping on weed killers from interstate products

    Interstate Products, Inc. (IPI), the leading provider of environmental and industrial maintenance solutions is now offering free shipping on a wide selection of weed killers and herbicides.  Interstate Products provides a broad selection of both selective and non-selective herbicides that target specific weed control conditions.  Ideal for commercial weed control, industrial grounds ...


    By Interstate Products Inc

  • Two-Day Conference Focuses on Boosting Hops Production

    Ohio hops growers experienced strong demand in 2015 for the specialty crop used as a key ingredient in craft beers, and, experts say, the demand isn’t likely to decline soon. Hops is a main ingredient beer manufacturers use to provide bitterness to balance the sweetness of malt sugars in their product. “Ten years ago, you could count all of Ohio’s breweries on your fingers and ...


    By Ohio State University

  • Regulatory Developments: Proposal for Restriction of Neonicotinoid Products in the EU

    The European Union (EU) voted April 29, 2013, on a proposal to restrict the use of three neonicotinoid substances for agricultural uses. The substances are clothianidin, imidacloprid, and thiamethoxam. The proposal failed to gain sufficient support from the 27 EU Member States Appeal Committee and was passed to the European Commission (EC), which has confirmed that the proposal will be adopted in ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Optimal substrate moisture content determined for high-quality bedding plants

    The bedding plants sold in retail outlets are typically grown in greenhouse production environments where professionals can monitor irrigation, light, and temperature. When the greenhouse-grown plants reach the retail market, however, they are often subjected to a range of less-than-ideal light levels, temperatures, and irrigation schedules that can be detrimental to plant quality and vigor. ...

  • Daimer Releases Pressure Washer Targeting E.Coli in Meat Packing Plants

    Daimer Industries, Inc.®, the world's leader in advanced professional pressure washer machines, including gas pressure washer systems and hot water pressure washer equipment, is now shipping its Vapor-Flo® 8410 that is capable of preventing harmful bacteria, such as Escherichia or E.Coli, generally found in many meat packing plants. The electric ...


    By Daimer Industries Inc.

  • Food security may be increased by new agricultural production modeling

    Farmers are used to optimizing crop production on their own lands. They do soil tests to choose the right amount of fertilizers to apply, and they sometimes plant row crops on some fields while keeping others in pasture. But is it possible to optimize production across a much bigger area—say, the whole East Coast of the United States? That’s the question a team of USDA-ARS scientists ...

  • USDA Awards Research Grants to Address the Impact of Climate Change on U.S. Agriculture Production

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today (April 22, 2014) that USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) awarded $6 million to 10 universities to study the effects of climate on agriculture production and develop strategies to provide farmers and ranchers with the solutions they need to supply the nation with quality food. Vilsack made the announcement during remarks at ...

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