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  • Warming threatens to cut crop yields

    Projecting the impact of climate change on global food production is no easy task. A warming climate might result in better crop yields in one region, but cause drought and crop failure in another. A new US study, published in the journal Environmental Letters, assesses the odds of a major slowdown in global food production over the next 20 years. Overall, the study’s authors say, the ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Rise in CO2 could restrict growing days for crops

    The positive consequences of climate change may not be so positive. Although plants in the colder regions are expected to thrive as average global temperatures rise, even this benefit could be limited. Some tropical regions could lose up to 200 growing days a year, and more than two billion rural people could see their hopes wither on the vine or in the field. Even in temperate zones, there will ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Assessing crop damages after extreme weather

    Original story at MIT News Producing torrential rain and wind gusts exceeding 180 miles per hour as it made landfall in the Philippines, Typhoon Haiyan left more than 6,000 dead and 4 million homeless. The November 2013 storm also obliterated thousands of ...

  • Tracking phosphorus runoff from livestock manure

    Nutrient runoff from livestock manure is a common source of agricultural pollution. Looking for an uncommon solution, a team of scientists has developed an application of rare earth elements to control and track runoff phosphorus from soils receiving livestock manure. In addition to reducing the solubility of phosphorus, this method shows particular promise for researchers interested in tracking ...

  • Third quarter 2013: sales growth accelerating

    Sales up 11 percent at constant exchange rates to $2.9 billion Strong start to Latin American season Full year sales target maintained Exceptional US corn seed production yields: 2013 inventory write-down Sales in the third quarter of 2013 increased by 11 percent at constant exchange rates. ...


    By Syngenta

  • OECD-FAO expect slower global agricultural production growth

    Global agricultural production is expected to grow 1.5 percent a year on average over the coming decade, compared with annual growth of 2.1 percent between 2003 and 2012, according to a new report published by the OECD and FAO today. Limited expansion of agricultural land, rising production costs, growing resource constraints and increasing environmental pressures are the main ...

  • OECD-FAO expect slower global agricultural production growth

    Global agricultural production is expected to grow 1.5 percent a year on average over the coming decade, compared with annual growth of 2.1 percent between 2003 and 2012, according to a new report published by the OECD and FAO today. Limited expansion of agricultural land, rising production costs, growing resource constraints and increasing environmental pressures are the main factors behind the ...

  • Syngenta Statement on unsolicited Preliminary Approach from Monsanto

    Noting media reports, the Board of Syngenta confirms that it has received an unsolicited proposal from Monsanto to acquire the company at a price of CHF449 per Syngenta share with approximately 45 percent in cash. Syngenta’s Board of Directors, in conjunction with its legal and financial advisers, has undertaken a thorough review of all aspects of Monsanto’s offer and has unanimously ...


    By Syngenta

  • Aerial imagery system helps save water

    Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists are developing a system that saves water by using aerial imagery and ground-based sensors to determine the irrigation needs of small sections of cultivated fields. Conventional irrigation practices, even when based on modern management and water application techniques, can be wasteful because they assume crop water needs are the same throughout an ...

  • CJP Highlights Genetics, Agronomics and Horticulture Advancement in Jojoba Farming

    CJP Highlights Genetics, Agronomics and Horticulture Advancement in Jojoba Farming CJP’s 2 Day Jojoba State of Art International Workshop “Global JOJOBAWORLD 2012” from May 25-26, 2012, Jaipur, India shall focus on Genetics, Agronomics and Horticulture Advancement in Jojoba Farming Centre for Jatropha Promotion & Biodiesel, CJP’s Global Jojoba World 2012 focuses on the ...


    By Advanced Biofuel Center

  • 2013 Full Year Results

    On track to meet growth objectives Sales $14.7 billion, up 3 percent; up 5 percent at constant exchange rates Integrated sales up 6 percent1 underlying growth excluding corn rootworm royalty 8 percent1 EBITDA $2.9 billion: 7 percent lower lower ...


    By Syngenta

  • Science societies commend senate action on farm bill

    It sets the next five years of farm policy, including important research programs related to the production of food, feed, fuel, and fiber.  Thursday afternoon, the U.S. Senate passed the Agriculture Reform, Food and Jobs Act of 2012, a move applauded by the American Society of Agronomy (ASA), Crop Science Society of America (CSSA), and Soil Science Society of America (SSSA).  Leaders ...

  • World Food Day – CSIRO rising to the challenges

    'There needs to be another ‘agricultural revolution’ where we see an increase in productivity, but with more efficient water, energy and nutrient use and without sending more greenhouse gases into the atmosphere,' says the Director of CSIRO’s Sustainable Agriculture Flagship, Dr Brian Keating. Taking into account population growth, economic development and food consumption growth in developing ...

  • SG Biofuels Appoints Dr. Jerry Caulder as Chairman

    SG Biofuels, Inc. (SGB), an energy crop company delivering high performance bioenergy solutions for the renewable fuel, biomass and chemical markets, has appointed Jerry Caulder, Ph.D., as chairman of the board. Dr. Caulder, currently chairman of Finistere Ventures, has a distinguished track record in the plant sciences industry and is often referred to as the 'father of agricultural ...


    By SGB, Inc.

  • Satellite imagery to soon enable large-scale monitoring of Asia’s rice areas

    Information derived from satellite images can soon be made available to governments to help guide policy related to food security and sustainable development, particularly in rice-growing areas. The European Space Agency (ESA) satellite, Sentinel-1A, launched in 2014 can provide regular ‛snapshots’ of Asia as often as every 12 days. The ...

  • CJP brighten Jojoba’s prospects of developing into a profitable, energy-related, renewable resource

    Centre for Jatropha Promotion & Biodiesel, CJP’s 2 Day Jojoba State of Art International Workshop “Global JOJOBAWORLD 2012” from May 25-26, 2012, Jaipur, India focuses on the entire Jojoba production from Ground zero to scale. Topics are carefully selected to cover the Agronomy, Horticulture, Biology, Engineering, Marketing and Financial aspects of Jojoba commercialization. ...


    By Advanced Biofuel Center

  • BBA showcases Jojoba’s prospects of developing into a profitable, energy-related, renewable resource

    Biodiesel Business Academy of India’s (BBA) 2 Day Jojoba State of Art International Workshop “Global JOJOBAWORLD 2014” from July 25-26, 2014, Jaipur, India focuses on the entire Jojoba production from Ground zero to scale. Topics are carefully selected to cover the Agronomy, Horticulture, Biology, Engineering, Marketing and Financial aspects of Jojoba commercialization. BBA is ...


    By Advanced Biofuel Center

  • Nutrient Management Plans: A Study in Cause and Effect

    It seems practical on the surface. Nutrient management plans (NMPs) should supply plants with ideal amounts of nutrients, minimize runoff, and maintain or even improve the soil condition. And the farmer behind the plan would work with a set of conservation practices designed to reduce harmful pollutants while still obtaining optimal crop yields. However, many U.S. Animal Feeding Operations (AFOs) ...

  • Arsenic in field runoff linked to poultry litter

    Fields amended with poultry litter can accumulate significant levels of arsenic, according to studies by USDA-Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists and associates. These findings provide key information about the agricultural pollutants that can build up in agricultural soils over time—and possibly migrate into nearby streams and rivers. Poultry producers have sometimes ...

  • Moringa Oleifera Farming

    The Center for Jatropha Promotion & Biodiesel (CJP) has identified, developed and cultivated as many as 15 non-food oil crops. With years of continuing research, experiments and trials has provided an adage to find and develop sustainable second-generation biodiesel feedstock with low cost input technology. In the search for more environmentally friendly fuels, the ...


    By Advanced Biofuel Center

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