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  • USDA awards more than US$28m in specialty crop research

    Agriculture Secretary Ed Schafer has announced that USDA awarded more than $28 million through the Specialty Crop Research Initiative (SCRI) to solve critical specialty crop agriculture issues, address priorities and solve problems through multifunctional research and extension. The Specialty Crop Research Initiative was established by the 2008 Farm Bill to support the specialty crop industry by ...

  • John Deere 5G Series Tractors Receive Prestigious AE50 Award for 2016

    The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) awarded the John Deere 5G Series Tractors with an AE50 Award for 2016. The AE50 award highlights the year's most innovative designs in product engineering, as chosen by a panel of international engineering experts. Introduced to the specialty crop markets in December 2015, the narrow and highly maneuverable John Deere ...


    By John Deere

  • Machine harvesting may increase apple supply for hard cider market

    Cider - or "hard cider" as it is typically known in the United States - is experiencing a real revival. The fermented apple juice with 0.5% to 7% alcohol-by-volume is the fastest growing alcohol market segment in the US, boasting a 54% increase in production annually from 2007 to 2012. Naturally, increasing consumer demand for cider translates to a need for more apples to make quality cider ...

  • Marrone Bio Innovations` Regalia® Biofungicide Label Significantly Expanded

      DAVIS, Calif., Jan. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Marrone Bio Innovations today announced that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved a significant label expansion for Regalia®, a biofungicide that boosts plants' natural defenses to fight fungal and bacterial diseases. The label expansion includes new soil applications, ...

  • AgroFresh introduces LandSpring technology, an innovative pre-planting application that reduces transplant shock in tomatoes and peppers

    AgroFresh Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: AGFS), a global leader in produce freshness solutions, has introduced its new LandSpring product, a 1-Methylcyclopropene (1-MCP) technology for use on transplanted vegetable seedlings.  LandSpring, currently registered for use on tomato and pepper crops, reduces transplant shock resulting in lower seedling mortality and faster crop establishment, which ...


    By AgroFresh

  • Jatrophaworld 2014: Global Biodiesel CropSphere - Final Agenda Released

    The CJP – The Advanced Biofuel Center, announced that the main agenda for the 77th Global Jatropha World 3.0 Integrated Nonfood Biodiesel Farming & Technology Training Programme which shall be held November 24-28, 2014 at Jaipur, India, unveiling that the CJP’s scientists/ experts will be discussing the latest advances in nonfood Biodiesel commercialization, research and finance ...


    By Advanced Biofuel Center

  • New Holland Wins Six AE50 Awards for Engineering Innovation

    New Holland Agriculture has been honored with six prestigious AE50 Awards by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE). The AE50 awards are presented for the fifty most innovative product ideas to enter the market in 2013. They honor new product ideas that are ranked highest in innovation, significant engineering advancement, and impact on the market served. The New ...

  • NewPage presents new on paper podcast featuring Maria Rodale

    NewPage Corporation announced today a new On Paper podcast series episode featuring Maria Rodale, chairman and CEO of Rodale Inc., the world"s leading multimedia company with a focus on health, wellness and the environment. As the author of four books, including the recently released Organic Manifesto: How Organic Farming Can Heal Our Planet, Feed the World, and Keep Us Safe, Rodale has won ...

  • AltAir Fuels Partners With USDA to Spur Camelina Growth

    AltAir Fuels and the USDA today announced the establishment of Biomass Crop Assistance Program ("BCAP") areas in Washington state, Montana and California for the production of the oilseed crop camelina sativa as a feedstock for sustainable, low carbon aviation fuel, renewable diesel and specialty chemicals. Camelina grows in rotation with wheat, does not displace food crops and requires minimal ...


    By Marketwire

  • USDA Creates Multi-Agency Emergency Response Framework to Combat Devastating Citrus Disease

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture today announced the creation of a new, unified emergency response framework to address Huanglongbing (HLB), a serious disease of citrus that affects several U.S. states and territories. This new framework will allow USDA and its many partners to better coordinate HLB resources, share information and develop operational strategies to maximize effectiveness. "USDA ...

  • 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

  • USDA spending $3M to feed honeybees in Midwest

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Tuesday it will spend millions of dollars to help farmers and ranchers improve pastures in five Midwestern states to provide food for the nation's struggling honeybees. Commercial honeybees pollinate an estimated $15 billion worth of produce each year. Many beekeepers bring hives to the ...


    By Associated Press

  • Penton Agriculture bolsters its eLearning, agriculture leader now offers interactive accredited continuing education

    Penton Agriculture today announced it has bolstered its eLearning with a new interactive platform www.pentonag.com. Farmers will now find all Penton Agriculture online continuing education on a new site that is fast, modern and easy to navigate across all mobile devices as well as the desktop. Photo – http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20150707/232532 “Our first online continuing ...


    By Penton

  • 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

  • 6th Annual Global Jatrophaworld Training Programme Final Agenda Released

    The Biodiesel Business Academy, the training portal of Centre for Jatropha Promotion & Biodiesel (CJP) , announced that the main agenda for the 6th Annual Global Jatrophaworld Training Programme has been finalized, unveiling that the CJP’s scientists/ experts will be discussing the latest advances in nonfood Biodiesel commercialization, research and finance at the industry’s only ...


    By Advanced Biofuel Center

  • US-Japan deal could lead to more organic options

    The United States and Japan have agreed to make it easier to import each other's organic products, the latest step in a global effort that could give consumers access to more - and cheaper - organic food. The Agriculture Department announced an agreement Thursday between the United States and Japan that will allow organic ...


    By Associated Press

  • Summer produce comes to Ohio Colleges during winter chill

    As students head back to school in the coming weeks, Bon Appétit Management Company has found a new way for its chefs to include tasty summer produce in their menus throughout the fall and winter, and a means to further support local Ohio agriculture. For the first time ever, Bon Appétit chefs at Ohio's Case Western Reserve University and Oberlin College will serve ripe summer ...

  • Influx of cheap Peruvian quinoa riles Bolivia

    International demand for quinoa continues to boom, and that's fueling an increasingly bitter commercial feud between Bolivia and Peru, the two main producers of the Andean "superfood." The fight pits hardscrabble, traditional organic growers mostly in Bolivia's semi-arid highlands against upstart Peruvian agribusinesses concentrated on the Pacific coast that include heavy pesticide users. Peru is ...


    By Associated Press

  • Algae: 10 superstars with strategies for success

    From the low points like the closure of the US National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s Aquatic Species Program to highs like 2009′s “Summer of Algae”, aquatic organisms from cyanobacteria to macroalgae have maintained a hold over the imagination of a large cheering section of the biofuels industry, and indeed, the world. Lately, relentless television advertising from ...


    By Green Power Conferences

  • Global Wireless Sensors Market for Environmental & Agricultural Monitoring (2011 - 2016)

    Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Central to "ambient intelligence"; insights into the wireless sensors market for environmental and agricultural monitoring are detailed in this report. This report refers to environmental and agricultural monitoring as areas deployed with intelligent sensor interface that tracks, informs about, provides ...


    By ReportLinker

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