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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

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Beyond Solyndra: Cleantech Investment Opportunities On the Rise Says New Report by Leading Research and Advocacy Firms

    Non-profit organizations As You Sow and the Responsible Endowments Committee join cleantech experts Kachan & Co. for a webinar announcing the release of a new report examining investment opportunities in the cleantech sector. Cleantech Redefined addresses the question "what are the best ways to invest in a clean future and get an ROI?" The last decade of cleantech investments underperformed ...


    By Kachan & Co.

  • 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 ...

  • Protecting against erosion after wildfire

    Soil erosion after wildfire can be substantially reduced by using a combination of sowing grass seeds and protecting the soil with a layer of straw, a Spanish study suggests. The authors of the research found that, although seeding alone made little difference, the combination of straw mulch and seeding reduced soil erosion by 93%. The European countries that are worst affected by wildfires are ...

  • Reducing greenhouse gas emissions from livestock: what are the costs?

    The livestock sector is estimated to contribute 14.5% of all global anthropogenic greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. This study estimated the costs of reducing emissions from ruminant livestock using five different practices. The findings will help policymakers to understand the cost effectiveness of different interventions in the sector, and the contribution that different policies could make to ...

  • Deep ploughing reduces diversity and number of earthworms

    Less invasive soil preparation methods in farming, such as harrowing, have a positive impact on the numbers, biomass, and species richness of earthworms, unlike conventional ploughing, according to new research. The long-term study compared the results of five different methods of soil preparation on agricultural land in Germany over a ten-year period. Earthworms play a major role in the ...

  • UN to assist African farmers threatened by climate change

    Some 10,000 farmers in five African countries, where crops are expected to be badly affected by climate change, are to receive help from the United Nations World Meteorological Organization (WMO) in the form of low-cost rain gauge equipment and roving seminars provided by agricultural experts. With the help of Spain, WMO will distribute the rain gauges to volunteer farmers in Burkina Faso, Mali, ...


    By United Nations

  • First quinoa crop harvested

    Wageningen UR researchers have developed three quinoa varieties suitable for cultivation in Europe. These new varieties were planted alongside each other on three Wageningen UR test fields last April. The earliest-ripening variety was harvested yesterday in Lelystad; the remaining two crops will be harvested from the other test fields in late August. The initial yields look quite promising. ...

  • Cooperation of ForFarmers and WEDA in Fermentation: Controlled Fermenting with “ExtraFerm”

    In cooperation with ForFarmers, WEDA Dammann & Westerkamp are putting a total solution for controlled fermentation on the market. The “ExtraFerm” innovation is the first “all inclusive, no worries” package for feed fermentation. This way, a fast and simple entry into fermented feeding has now been made possible for any pig farmer with an available liquid feeding ...

  • Pakistan debates GM cotton’s success

    Pakistan is beset by conflicting claims over the success of genetically modified (GM) cotton, now grown in over 90 per cent of the 2.5 million hectares under cotton. The GM cotton variety — also called Bt cotton because it contains a gene taken from the soil bacterium Bacillus thuringiensis that resists ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Barcelona says Hola! To the 7th International LEVUCELL SB Technical meeting

    On May 25 & 26, around 150 swine professionals from around the world gathered in Barcelona, the capital of Catalonia, Spain’s number one region for pig production, for the 7th International LEVUCELL® SB Technical meeting. The swine industry has changed a lot over the past few years and so have the challenges faced by producers. Meeting after meeting, we have seen evolution ...


    By Lallemand Animal Nutrition

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