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  • In organic cover crops, more seeds means fewer weeds

    Farmers cultivating organic produce often use winter cover crops to add soil organic matter, improve nutrient cycling and suppress weeds. Now these producers can optimize cover crop use by refining seeding strategies, thanks to work by an Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientist. In moderate climates, suppressing weeds in winter cover crops is important because weeds that grow throughout ...

  • Less is more in Soybean row widths

    Soybean production has continued to increase in the Northeast United States with more and more first time growers planting the crop and many experienced growers planting alongside corn crops. To save on time and expenses, some farmers plant soybeans with a corn planter in 30-inch rows instead of 7.5-inch rows with the regularly used grain drill. Dr. William Cox, a Cornell University scientist, ...

  • Innovative rice technologies for climate change adaptation attract farmers in Ilocos Norte field day

    Unpredictable or erratic rainfall patterns are among the consequences of climate change that greatly affect lowland rice farmers in the Philippines. Its effect is deeply felt particularly by farmers in the Ilocos Region, where majority hold less than a hectare of rice land. Because of this, farmers are seeking for drought-adaptive technology. To help address this need, ...

  • Fertiliser Storage Tanks – Fertiliser Optimisation This Growing Season

    As farmers focus on the growing season, an East Yorkshire farm machinery importer recently publicly shared its knowledge of precision farming methods with Rt. Hon Michael Jack CBE at an open day at Stockbridge Technology Centre, Selby. The former MP was shown how a specially-adapted tractor that features a unique seed drill allows farmers to place seeds with extreme accuracy. Also this week, we ...


    By ENDURAMAXX

  • Alto Group Holdings Announces the Acquisition of the Great Excelsior Mine

    Alto Group Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB: ALTO) ("Alto Group" or the "Company"), an innovative mining and commodities trade company headquartered in New York, announces the acquisition of the Great Excelsior Mine. The Great Excelsior Mine, located in Washington State ...


    By Marketwire

  • MIT, Chevron announce energy program

    MIT and Chevron Corporation have announced an energy research program to develop remote, ultra-deepwater exploration and production technology. The $5 million Chevron Remote and Ultra-deepwater Research Program will focus on developing the technologies required to access hydrocarbons in water depths up to and greater than 3,000 meters in a safe, cost-effective and environmentally friendly manner. ...


    By MIT Press Journals

  • AXcess News: Chasing Copper, Chilean Style

    July Copper futures closed up 10 cents Thursday at $4.43 per pound, making exploration companies like Red Metal Resources Ltd. (OTCBB: RMES) cheer, especially considering the company just added its fourth Chilean property to its stable. In a press release issued Wednesday, Red Metal Resources President Caitlin Jeffs said, "We believe that we have assembled one of the most attractive, ...


    By Axcess News

  • Challenges in soil and water conservation

    Productive soils and clean water are essential elements for economic and social prosperity and environmental sustainability. Throughout history, civilizations have thrived or collapsed based on the availability of these vital resources. The lack of arable land and evidence of soil degradation have been identified as causes for the fall of many ancient civilizations, such as those in Mesopotamia, ...

  • Yasheng Group's Development of Modern Dry Farming Agriculture Technologies Drives Growth

    REDWOOD CITY, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 09/20/10 -- Yasheng Group (OTCQB: YHGG), a leading agriculture conglomerate which focuses on Chinese and international markets, utilizes modern dry land cultivation technologies to drive growth. The company continues to implement their 5 and 10 year plan of transforming their land resources into industrial cultivation within their current agriculture bases as ...


    By Marketwire

  • Harnessing carbon financing to boost sustainable farming

    Some 100 experts from five continents have met to chart the way to harnessing a large new flow of funding – carbon finance – to agricultural development and to improving the lives of poor farmers the world over. Billions of dollars are available every year under the Kyoto Protocol’s Clean Development Mechanism to finance initiatives helping reduce the amount of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions into ...

  • Peat bog in storage

    Oil company Total has agreed to dig up an entire moorland peatbog on Shetland and store it for 30 years, with a view to restoring it at the end of operations for its Sullom Voe oil terminal. It's estimated that more than 260,000 cubic metres of peat – enough to fill 100 Olympic swimming pools – will have to be cut out and moved away to be piled up in 'peat terraces' and covered with a layer of ...


    By Integrated fm

  • Infocast`s 2nd Annual Bakken Infrastructure Finance & Development Summit 2011 Returns

    The 2nd Annual Bakken Infrastructure Finance & Development Summit 2011 returns to Denver, CO from October 24-26, 2011 at the Marriott-City Center. The Summit corresponds with increased investment activity in the Williston Basin and the increased need for supporting infrastructure to get oil out and to the markets. This highly acclaimed event will feature industry titan Harold Hamm, CEO of ...


    By Infocast

  • Silver Falcon Mining, Inc. (SFMI) Updates Building Progress of Its Smelter Complex and Other Company's Activities

    Silver Falcon Mining, Inc. (OTCBB: SFMI) wanted to bring its shareholders up to date on a variety of the Company's current work-in-progress at its mill/mine located in Murphy, Idaho. Smelter and Refinery Update Silver Falcon Mining, Inc. has received a conditional use permit on its application for a building and for operating a smelting complex on the ...


    By Marketwire

  • Valtra N113 HiTech aids game management in Finland

    The Korhonen farm in Tervo, Finland, uses a Valtra N113 HiTech to maintain its forests and fields for game management. Nature is everything to this family’s active hunters, who manage their farm with respect for the environment. In this they rely on their Valtra. Antti Korhonen and his son Mikko are active nature lovers and hunters. Their family farm focuses on game management and ...

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