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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, ...

  • John Deere Introduces New C850 Air Cart for Small-Grain Producers

    For small-grain producers wanting to drill more acres per day, John Deere introduces its largest air cart ever – the new C850. The cart's 850-bushel carrying capacity is 55 percent greater than previous models and provides an ideal match between cart capacity and in-field performance when appropriately paired with John Deere's 9R Family of Tractors and Air-Drill offering. The ...


    By John Deere

  • Liquid Fertiliser tanks part of Scottish farmers fertiliser placement increase

    Farming UK reports that Scottish farmers are moving back to fertiliser placement. Arable farmers across Scotland seem to be changing back to combination drilling due to better crop establishment, enhanced plant nutrition, improved fertiliser placement and reduced inputs. The fertiliser placement option is proving most relevant to farmers in the East of Scotland as it allows them to quickly sow ...


    By ENDURAMAXX

  • ‘Blackgrass audit’ at Cereals

    The Cereals event, in June, provides a fantastic opportunity for farmers to speak to experts about undertaking a blackgrass review, ensuring that plans are firmly in place to hit the ground running in autumn. This year at Cereals, the Blackgrass Knowledge Trail will offer visitors easy access to the advice and information they require, explains Adrian Sisson, Certis technical manager. “The ...


    By Certis UK

  • 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

  • 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

  • Infocast`s Emerging North American Shale Plays 2012

    Infocast brings the Emerging North American Shale Plays Conference to the Grand Hyatt Denver in Denver, CO on January 11 - 13, 2012 as the industry looks to reap the benefits of the white hot shale market. The age of oil and gas in the region has just begun and based on Anadarko Petroleum's positive assessment of its Horizontal Niobrara drilling program located in the Niobrara Shale, other major ...


    By Infocast

  • EPA participates in Blue Mountain tree planting project at Palmerton Zinc Superfund site

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and three partner organizations are planting 5,500 new trees on 70 acres of mountainside at the Palmerton Zinc Superfund Site along the Appalachian Trail in Palmerton, Pa. that will be in place by Memorial Day. “EPA is proud to be part of this tree planting venture that helps transform a previously barren and contaminated site into a beautiful ...

  • 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 ...


  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • SavATree Focuses on the Science of Tree Care

    In the wake of Hurricane Irene many homeowners and property managers are paying closer attention to their trees and wondering what, if anything, can be done to minimize tree-related storm damage in the future. While there are a number of steps that can be taken to strengthen and prepare your trees (pruning, cabling and bracing, insect control) SavATree recommends that homeowners also take a ...


  • 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. ...


  • 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 ...

  • The secret, dirty cost of Obama`s green power push

    The hills of southern Iowa bear the scars of America's push for green energy: The brown gashes where rain has washed away the soil. The polluted streams that dump fertilizer into the water supply. Even the cemetery that disappeared like an apparition into a cornfield. It wasn't supposed to be this way. With the Iowa political caucuses on the horizon in 2007, presidential candidate Barack ...


    By Associated Press

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