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  • NivuLog SunFlow

    No power supply available but you need permanent flow measurement anyway? - Now this is possible without any problems! Introducing the NivuLog SunFlow, NIVUS has developed an independent and solar-powered flow measurement station with integrated data transmission via GPRS. The robust and compact enclosure contains all components needed such as solar panel, flow calculator, modem, ...


    By NIVUS GmbH

  • Australian soil could help fortify US sunflowers

    Improved disease resistance could be in store for tomorrow’s sunflower varieties, thanks to plants that ARS scientists collected in Australia and are evaluating in greenhouse trials in Fargo, North Dakota. ARS plant pathologist Thomas Gulya and ARS botanist Gerald Seiler collected seeds of wild sunflowers while in Australia from February 17 to March 14, 2007. The ARS Plant Exploration Office ...

  • Harper Government Invests to Create New Seed Varieties for the Sunflower Sector

    Member of Parliament Larry Maguire (Brandon-Souris), on behalf of Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and the Honourable Ron Kostyshyn, Manitoba Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development, today announced a combined federal-provincial investment of over $1.8 million to the National Sunflower Association of Canada (NSAC) to develop new seed varieties and boost sunflower acreage in ...

  • Sunflower Shrimp uses our folding frame tanks for their indoor shrimp-growing operation

    Bob and Deb Daniels recently purchased three tanks for their indoor shrimp-growing business, Sunflower Shrimp, in Oxford, KS, and they sent us some fantastic pictures showing us the unique way in which they are using our Husky portable tanks. Check out their letter about their new tanks below: Bonnie, As promised, attached I have included some pictures of the Husky tanks we have ...


    By Husky Portable Containment

  • Sputnik and sunflow dedicate megawatt plant on 20 former NATO bunkers in the franconian town of Markt Taschendorf

    With a total output of one megawatt the solar power plant on the former ordnance depot is one of the largest in Franconia. Twenty-seven inverters made by the Swiss manufacturer Sputnik Engineering AG turn the power generated by the 5,700 solar modules into the alternating current used on the grid. The solar modules generate roughly one million kilowatts annually, enough to power 400 households. ...


    By Solar Max

  • The sunny side of the street

    Sunflower seed husks, a huge waste product of the vegetable oil and food industry, could be used as an environmentally friendly filler, or aggregate, for concrete according to Turkish researchers writing in the International Journal of Environment and Waste Management. The team demonstrated that the use of husks reduces the density of concrete as well as boosting the material’s resistance ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Bee-friendly agri-environmental schemes need diverse habitats

    Diverse agri-environmental schemes which combine flowering crops with semi-natural habitats, such as grasslands and hedgerows, will be best for bees, new research suggests. The researchers examined the foraging behaviour of honey bees, bumblebees and other wild bees and found that all bees used semi-natural habitats, which were particularly important for wild bees, in addition to crops, such as ...

  • Syngenta showcases significant potential of Diverse Field Crops portfolio

    Syngenta today continues a series of strategic crop updates with a focus on the potential of Diverse Field Crops. At a two day meeting for analysts and investors in Russia, the focus will be on sunflower, oilseed rape and sugar beet. These crops have a combined sales potential of over $2.2 billion in 2020. Increasing consumption of healthy oils is fuelling demand for oilseeds. As the only global ...


    By Syngenta

  • The Global Oilseed and Grain Seed Market is Expected to Reach $64,113.0 Million by 2018

    This report estimates the market size of the global oilseed and grain seed, in terms of revenue. The global oilseed and grain seed market is expected to reach $64,113.0 million by 2018, with  increasing food demand at CAGR of 12.0% from 2013 to 2018. Global oilseed and grain seed market drivers, restraints & challenges, burning issues, and trends are discussed in detail. In terms of ...


  • 64 m3 Hardox Tipper Trailer from Arslan

    Arslan Damper will provide a big advantage to its customers with new developed 64 m3 new generation Hardox body trailer in order to carry sunflower seeds, pulp and similar light products. The name of the new model is ARS 12000. 64 m3 ARS 12000 developed in Arslan Tipper facilities located in Aliaga Organized Industrial Zone gets big attention. ARS 12000, developed by the Arslan Damper engineers, ...

  • Josh Svaty selected as senior adviser to EPA’s region 7 administrator Karl Brooks (IA, KS, MO, NE)

    Today, EPA Region 7 Administrator Karl Brooks announced the selection of Josh Svaty, who just served as Secretary of the Kansas Department of Agriculture, to be his senior adviser. “I look forward to working closely with Josh on the range of urgent environmental issues we face,” said Karl Brooks, regional administrator. “His varied experiences representing a rural district in ...

  • 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 ...

  • Determining oxidation stability of natural oils and fats – Metrohm publishes new application notes

    Over the years, the Metrohm Rancimat has become the standard device for measuring the oxidation stability of natural oils and fats. In fact, the Rancimat is so popular that these days the corresponding test method goes by the name «Rancimat method». Metrohm is pleased to publish a range of ...


    By Metrohm USA Inc.

  • Choosing for not-genetically modified soy results in higher costs for livestock

    If the Netherlands together with Germany, France, Poland and Hungary would choose for an opt-out of the use of genetically modified (GM) soy in animal feed, then the current use of soy products in animal feed in these five countries must decrease by 40 to 50% to ensure that the demand for non-GM soy from the European Union (EU) does not exceed the available amount on the world market. Mid-term (3 ...

  • EPA Cites FMC Corp. For Violating Federal Pesticide Law

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has issued a complaint against Philadelphia-based FMC Corporation for violations of the federal pesticide law related to the marketing and distribution of its agricultural product, “Stallion Brand Insecticide.” EPA cited FMC for violating the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), a federal law requiring the registration ...

  • Boost for high rainfall zone wheat research

    Research into developing more productive wheat varieties in Australia has been given a major boost following an equity investment in HRZ Wheats Pty Ltd by one of the nation's leading agricultural disease and pest control companies, Dow AgroSciences Australia Ltd. Established in 2003 specifically to develop hardy, high-rainfall-zone (HRZ) wheat varieties, HRZ Wheats’ other equity ...

  • Despite weather extremes EU-27 cereal production in 2013 expected to be higher than last year

    This year total cereal production in the EU-271 is forecast to be well above 2012 levels and above the average of the past five years. This agricultural year has so far been marked by an unusually prolonged winter for western and central Europe and heavy rainfall in May and June. However, the impact of poor weather on crops in some areas of the EU has been offset in other areas; for example, the ...


    By European Commission

  • ARS plant collections help safeguard crops

    In the months ahead, Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists plan to collect walnuts from Kyrgyzstan, grasses from Russia, and carrots and sunflowers from fields across the Southeastern United States in efforts that will enhance one of the nation's most effective tools for protecting the food supply. Researchers will make the trips to collect plants with useful ...

  • MSC labelled Pacific skipjack tuna arrives in Europe

    The world’s largest tuna fishery, the PNA skipjack tuna free school purse seine fishery, will be delivering the MSC labelled skipjack tuna from the Pacific into Europe in November 2013. Austrian retailer, SPAR, are the first to offer MSC labelled canned skipjack tuna from the Central and Western Pacific oceans where the MSC certified sustainable Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA) skipjack ...

  • Crop water use efficiency

    Crop water use efficiency (WUE), or yield per unit of water used, can be improved through irrigation management and methods, including deficit irrigation (irrigating less than is required for maximum yields) and supplemental irrigation (irrigating to supplement precipitation so as to avoid crop failure or severe yield decline). Thus, WUE is key for agricultural production with limited water ...

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