sugar cane News

  • New PLENE for commercial planting of sugar cane in Brazil

    Syngenta today announced plans to broaden and scale up its PLENE platform of integrated sugar cane solutions. Through an exclusive licensing agreement with New Energy Farms, Syngenta will access an innovative planting system for sugar cane in Brazil: CEEDS (Crop Expansion Encapsulation and Drilling System). The CEEDS technology enables the realization of PLENE on a commercial scale. It is ...


    By Syngenta

  • Science and sugar cane produce versatile harvest

    (IPS) - For nearly five hundred years, sugar cane was used almost exclusively for making sugar, with a handful of by-products like rum, alcohol and molasses. Now, in Brazil, it has become a source of multiple derivatives, and the focus of much scientific and technological research. Ethanol, or fuel alcohol, has become a major product, rivalling sugar, over the last three decades. But recently, ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Syngenta expands new planting solutions for sugar cane in Brazil

    Syngenta today announced the launch of two new products for sugar cane under the company's exclusive PLENE® brand. Plene Evolve® and Plene PB will help growers increase yields and plant quality by providing healthy young plants with an assurance of genetic purity, vigor and traceability. In order to maintain productivity, sugar cane producers need to replant cane every five years. ...


    By Syngenta

  • Arcadia Biosciences and United States Sugar Corporation Enter Into Agreement to Develop Nitrogen Use Efficient and Water Efficient Sugar Cane

    Arcadia Biosciences, Inc., an agricultural technology company focused on developing technologies and products that benefit the environment and human health, and the U.S. Sugar Corporation, one of the nation’s largest fully integrated producers of sugarcane and refined cane sugar accounting for approximately 8 percent of all U.S. sugar production, today ...


    By Arcadia Biosciences, Inc.

  • Europe’s sugar beets produce twice as much ethanol in the tropics

    Sugar beets from Europe can help solve the conflict between food and bioenergy in the developing world. “Sugar beets have greater energy content than sugar cane but require rotation with other crops,” explained Jan Öhrvall at the World Bioenergy conference in Jönköping, Sweden. Öhrvall is working on a tropical sugar beet project being ...


    By Elmia AB

  • Bellota at Agrishow show in Brazil

    The Bellota team is visiting the Agrishow trade show in Riberão Preto - Sao Paulo, a city that is considered to be the Brazilian capital of Agribusiness. Bellota, form its manufacturing facility in Brazil, provides coulters to the main planters and drill machine manufacturers in Brazil and sugar cane harvester components. Agrishow is an open air trade show and it is considered to be the ...


    By Bellota Agrisolutions

  • ICL Water Solutions supports project for sustainable irrigation management in Zimbabwe

    We continue to support humanitarian actions related to water in Africa. This year we focus our support on a sustainable irrigation project. Target group are 1,540 farmer families including sugar cane farmers and surrounding communities in the Runde region, Zimbabwe, Africa. We partnered with CARE, a well-established international non-governmental organization (NGO) with a long presence in ...


    By Kurita

  • First raisin grape that dries naturally on vine developed

    Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists in California have developed a new raisin grape that dries naturally on the vine, making it unnecessary for growers to cut into the woody “canes” connecting the grapes to the mother vine weeks before harvest. For mechanically harvested raisin grapes like Thompson Seedless, growers have to cut the canes each summer, usually about 2 weeks ...

  • EU approves BP-DuPont biofuels venture

    The two companies have been working together since 2003 and formed a partnership in 2006 in order to develop biofuels from biomass waste products, reports the News Journal newspaper of Delaware. 'The joint venture would be active in the development and commercialization of production technologies for biobutanol, a fuel component produced from biomass,' the European Commission, the EU's ...

  • Lallemand Animal Nutrition confirms its silage expert position at the XVII International Silage Conference, in Brazil

    Lallemand Animal Nutrition was pleased to take part in the XVII International Silage Conference organized by ESALQ (Luiz de Queiroz College of Agriculture, University of São Paulo) in Piracicaba, São Paulo, Brazil, from July 1st to 3rd, as platinum sponsor of the event, industry exhibitor and scientific contributor. This event gathered more than 300 attendees from 32 countries, ...


    By Lallemand Animal Nutrition

  • Syngenta demonstrates strength of portfolio in Brazil

    Syngenta is today hosting a strategic crop update in Brazil for analysts and investors with a focus on Soybean, Specialty crops and Sugar cane. The combined sales potential of these three crops globally is around $10 billion in 2020. Soybean is the most efficient source of protein and is widely used as animal feed as well as for human consumption, biodiesel and industrial uses. Demand is growing ...


    By Syngenta

  • U.S. Supreme Court Denies Review of EPA Decision on Carbofuran Domestic Tolerances

    The U.S. Supreme Court today denied a petition by FMC Corporation and three national grower groups for review of a lower appellate court ruling which had upheld the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) decision to deny an administrative hearing on the revocation of domestic tolerances for carbofuran.    "We are greatly disappointed by the U.S. Supreme Court's decision not to review the lower ...

  • Controversy over biofuels grows

    New research suggests that nitrous oxide (N2O) emissions associated with growing some biofuel crops may be much greater than previously thought and could be high enough to outweigh the potential CO2 savings associated with biofuels. Producing fuels from crops such as rapeseed is one strategy being explored to replace fossil fuels, with a view to reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the ...

  • US: Corn Isn’t Enough for Ethanol Production in Future

    Ethanol if obtained through cellulose, a material found in cornstalks, trees, and grass that doesn’t carry any agricultural value, can help reduce corn’s demand and also curb the appetite of US for more and more foreign crude oil. Ethanol, produced from the cellulose of plants, has chemical properties that are same as in Ethanol obtained through sugar cane or corn. However, Ethanol can be made ...


    By RNCOS

  • Nestlé and World Wildlife Fund to promote plant-based plastics

    Nestlé has formed a partnership with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and seven other major brands to lessen the amount of plastic on the planet by encouraging the development of bioplastics, or plastics derived from plants. Consumers searching for more sustainable alternatives to petroleum-based products will benefit from the formation of the Bioplastics Feedstock Alliance (BFA) announced ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • From Mules to Biofuels

    Farmers and policymakers are wrestling with two main concerns when it comes to ethanol production: the effect of ethanol demand on food prices, and changes in land use that are detrimental to the environment. While families were sharing corn at backyard barbecues this summer, both issues perked up ears across the globe. The Environmental Protection Agency rejected Texas Governor Rick Perry's ...

  • Investment of AUS$200m to rescue the Great Barrier Reef

    Threats to the Great Barrier Reef, including the effects of climate change and declining water quality will be tackled by the Rudd Labor Government’s AUS$200 million reef rescue plan announced in this week's Budget. Environment Minister Peter Garrett and Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Minister Tony Burke said the funding will support land management grants to farmers and community groups and ...


    By Australian Government

  • Biofuels could increase food production, says report

    Planting biofuel crops in Africa need not damage capacity to grow food and could even enhance food security, according to a controversial review prepared for the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA). The report, with case studies on six countries in East, West and southern Africa, concludes that bioenergy production can expand across the continent and provide income and energy to ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • The tiger in your tank was yesterday – soon it’ll be algae

    ”There’s no plant that has as much power as algae. That is why a lot of energy experts have high expectations of algae in the long run”, says Dr Martin Kerner, the Managing Director of SSC GmbH and the operator of a pilot plant in Hamburg-Reitbrook, which it is hoped will give a boost to research. Dr Kerner will be speaking at the exhibition and conference “waste to energy” which is being held in ...

  • Global harvest prospects improve for maize, wheat and rice crops

    Staple food prices rose in August even as grain prices fell and the outlook for global cereal production improved. The FAO Food Price Index, released today, averaged 165.6 points in August, up 1.9 percent from July and almost 7 percent from a year earlier. The monthly jump was mostly driven by cheese and palm oil quotations, while ...

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