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  • Which seeds to sow for bees?

    Farmers could help to maintain populations of bees and other pollinators by sowing inexpensive seed mixes on their land, a new study suggests. Researchers surveyed pollinators visiting study plots in Berkshire, UK, and explored how sowing different seed mixes and using different management techniques affected the flowers produced and the pollinators visiting them. Overall, 84% of the crop ...

  • Sowing the seeds of stable agriculture

    In a country with a precarious history of food insecurity, one award-winning research institution is driving change in Senegal by focusing on training farmers and helping them to diversify their ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • SOW 2013 Launch: Katherine Richardson`s Presentation

    Katherine Richardson talks about planetary boundaries and how new knowledge is helping us to better define the necessary economic, environmental, and social steps which will lead us towards true sustainability. Read more about the launch event ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Variable crop sowing dates `produce higher yields`

    Cropping systems with variable sowing dates adapted to changing climatic conditions — as opposed to those with fixed sowing dates — will result in increased mean future crop yields, a modelling study has found. Multiple cropping systems, including growing two or more crops at the same time on the same plot ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • National Horticulture Convention sowing the Seeds For Industry’s Future

    The diverse and dynamic range of careers in horticulture will be on display when a group of year 11 and 12 students descend on the National Horticulture Convention at the Gold Coast on Friday 26 June. During their attendance at the Convention, incorporating both AUSVEG and Apple and Pear Australia Ltd (APAL), students from Loganlea, ...


    By AUSVEG

  • SOW 2013 Launch: First Discussion Panel

    Watch as Bob Engelman, Christian Friis Bach, and Dagfinn Høybråten field questions from the audience on challenging issues which fall under the umbrella of sustainability. Read more about the event ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • SOW 2013 Launch: Ed Groark`s Presentation

    Chairman of Worldwatch Institute's board of directors Ed Groark gives an overview on how businesses can evolve to become sustainable. Read more about the launch event ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • SOW 2013 Launch: Bob Engelman`s Presentation

    Bob Engelman, President of Worldwatch Institute, gave the opening presentation at the 2013 State of the World Symposium and Launch. Read more about the event ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • State of the world 2008: environmental woes sow seeds of sustainability

    Concern about environmental degradation is beginning to impact the global economy, according to a new report by an international environmental research group. The Worldwatch Institute details a lengthy and distressing list of environmental problems caused by the global economic system, but finds some evidence that the world is taking small steps toward a sustainable ...

  • SOW 2013 Launch: Christian Friis Bach`s Presentation

    Danish Development Minister Christian Friis Bach talks about incorporating social aspects into the environmental movement as a strategy towards better sustainability results. Read more about the launch event ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Levucell SB improves sow’s feed intake in lactation: Results of a meta-analysis

    Results of a meta-analysis show that probiotic yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae boulardii CNCM I-1079 (LEVUCELL SB), helps increase sow feed intake during lactation.1 The study was presented by Lallemand Animal Nutrition at the American Dairy Science Association (ADSA) and American Society of Animal Science (ASAS) Joint Annual Meeting, July 12-16, 2015, in Orlando, Florida. Optimal feed intake in ...


    By Lallemand Animal Nutrition

  • Meta-Analysis Results to be presented during IPPE Technology XChange

    The results of a meta-analysis showing that Saccharomyces cerevisiae boulardii CNCM I-1079 helps increase sow feed intake during lactation, will be presented during a Technology XChange at the International Processing and Production Expo (IPPE), in Atlanta, Ga. The meta-analysis shows the results of 10 commercial trials throughout Europe and North America. The studies show that sows supplemented ...


    By Lallemand Animal Nutrition

  • Breaking New Ground in Oxidative Stress and Gut Microflora in Swine

    Lallemand Animal Nutrition R&D team participated to the 13th Digestive Physiology of Pigs (DDP) Congress, in Kliczków, Poland, May 19-21, 2015. Around 400 people, mostly international researchers, attended this highly-regarded scientific event. This was the opportunity for Lallemand Animal Nutrition to establish its position in swine nutrition and confirm ...


    By Lallemand Animal Nutrition

  • For more structure, ergonomics, and animal wellbeing: The `MoreFlex` free movement farrowing pen

    With an innovative pen concept, WEDA Dammann & Westerkamp ensure more animal wellbeing in sow managements: the farrowing pen “MoreFlex” is convincing, mainly due to its ergonomic and flexible technology. As opposed to customary products, the innovation of the new WEDA Farrowing Pen is featuring low pen walls, an array of farrowing pen and piglets’ nest, as well as greater ...


  • How Automatic Pig Feeding Systems improve the bottom line

    Pig producers face a lot of challenges. In North America, specifically, there are 70% fewer pig farms today than in the year 2000. As feed costs rise while global demand for animal protein increases, pig farmers must produce more pork with fewer resources. Automatic pig feeding systems are a large part of ...


    By Osborne Industries, Inc.

  • The 3rd Lallemand Swine Nutrition and Gut Health Solution technical meeting

    Lallemand China team and local Levucell SB distributor Hi-link were pleased to jointly hold the 3rd Lallemand Swine Nutrition and Gut Health Solution technical meeting in Hefei, China, in the afternoon of April 20th, 2016. More than 100 domestic influential animal nutrition experts and feed manufacturers including CP China, YangXiang Group, Continental, Twins and Jiuding Group etc. ...

  • Apparel companies reveal best practices in purchasing

    In a new report, Gap, Inc., Timberland, Nike, Levi Strauss & Co., Nordstrom, Jones Apparel, and Phillips-Van Heusen share examples of how changing their purchasing practices resulted in improved working conditions and cost reductions. Amy Galland, author of Best Current Practices in Purchasing: The Apparel Industry and Research Director at As You Sow, states, "after years of turning to ...

  • Gradual weaning prevents post weaning growth check in piglets raised in a group farrowing system

    According to research carried out at the Dutch Swine Innovation Centre (VIC Sterksel), gradual weaning at the age of 9 weeks seems to be a good strategy to prevent the post weaning growth check, and to improve the behaviour of piglets and growing-finishing pigs. The development of piglets raised in a multi-suckling system was studied with abrupt weaning at an age of 4 weeks, and gradual weaning ...

  • Fewer indicators may be sufficient to assess soil quality

    Although soil quality is best assessed using a wide range of indicators, a smaller set may be more practical and still provide the necessary information needed to choose between land management systems. This is the conclusion of a new study in Brazil that evaluated three different indexes of soil quality based on three sets of indicators. In order to ensure farming is sustainable, there is a ...

  • Do agri-environmental schemes benefit insect pollinators?

    Agri-environmental schemes (AES) do successfully enhance the number and variety of insect pollinators, research suggests. They are particularly effective when implemented in arable landscapes which also contain some semi-natural habitat. AES were introduced in Europe in the early 1990s in response to declining farmland biodiversity. However, evaluations of their efficacy for biodiversity ...

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