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  • Fieragricola Travels To Brazil For Agrishow In The Country Where Fields Are Irrigated By Aeroplanes

    Fieragricola wins another wager in Brazil thanks to a full house at Agrishow in Riberao Preto (São Paulo municipality), the most important event in Brazil and Latin America as a whole for the primary field. Participation at Agrishow proved to be a great success in terms of both contacts and new business with a view to Fieragricola 2012, the 110th edition scheduled ...


    By Veronafiere

  • Motorizing Sudanese crop irrigation

    The parched landscape of Sudan, on the southern edge of the Sahara desert, is among the world's driest regions, with a nine-month dry season and a highly unreliable rainy season. Large-scale farmers there manage to grow about half of the impoverished nation's food production with the help of motorized irrigation pumps, but for individual subsistence farmers and their families--about two-thirds of ...

  • Preventive irrigation to protect the Dutch dikes

    Dijkensproeier The drought that bothered our country especially in June, has led to problems in various places. Many dikes were affected by the heat. The drought causes cracks that weaken the dikes. To prevent this, several Waterboards have started spraying the dikes with water. Because this is done best from the water, Broveco has built an attachment, which can be used on a standard Conver C485 ...


    By Conver BV

  • Crop Insurance Approved for Pivot-Irrigated Rice

    It has taken a lot of time and work (mostly by other people), but last week we finally got some good news in the pivot rice world. The USDA’s Risk Management Agency board of directors approved the application to provide crop insurance coverage for producers who want to grow rice with pivots. This means that by as early as next spring producers will be able to insure their pivot-irrigated ...


  • Does pasture irrigation increase groundwater contamination?

    Concern about microbial contamination of groundwater from foraging dairy cows has increased as spray irrigation practices in New Zealand have increased over the years. Bacteria capable of living in both animals and humans are commonly found in cow manure. Addressing the lack of research on the topic, a team of New Zealand researchers studied the transport of microbes from two spray irrigated ...

  • ABB irrigation control solution saves water and energy in Spain

    The ABB solution controls the irrigation system for 10,700 plots of land in a 210 square-kilometer belt of prime agricultural land in the Zujar Canal region of western Spain, where local farmers grow sweet corn, tomatoes, olives, rice and a variety of other fruits and vegetables. Prior to ABB’s involvement, many farmers had to drive up to 40 kilometers to irrigate their land. They had to open ...


    By ABB

  • U.S.-Africa Energy Ministerial Co-Chairs’ Summary from Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz and Ethiopian Minister of Water, Irrigation and Energy Alemayehu Tegenu

    The U.S.-Africa Energy Ministerial (USAEM) was held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on 3-4 June 2014 at the African Union Conference Center. The two-day meeting was characterized by constructive and collaborative discussion among the delegations, the private sector, and other stakeholders. The meeting ended with agreement to develop a clear roadmap to catalyze sustainable energy development across ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Chronica Horticulturae Volume 54 Number 4

    Chronica Horticulturae Volume 54 Number 4 (December 2014) is available as well as the ISHS 2014 Membership Directory. This issue of Chronica Horticulturae includes: News & Views from the Board: ISHS Publications 2.0 • Appointment of Dr. Kim Hummer as ISHS Science Editor • IHC2014: the 29th International Horticultural Congress, Brisbane, Australia ...

  • EPA recognizes WaterSense 2015 Partners of the Year

    Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognized the 2015 WaterSense award winners for creating, rebating, communicating and educating consumers about WaterSense-labeled products, homes and programs. These 17 winners and more than 1,700 other WaterSense partners have helped Americans save 1.1 trillion gallons of water and $21.7 billion in water and energy bills since 2006. ...

  • EPA Recognizes The Home Depot as a WaterSense® 2015 Partner of the Year for Making a Difference Every Day

    The Home Depot, headquartered in Atlanta, Ga., was among those recognized today by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as a 2015 WaterSense Partner of the Year. The Partner of the Year awards program the commitment of WaterSense partners for creating, rebating, communicating and educating consumers about WaterSense-labeled products, homes and programs. A total of 17 winners and more ...

  • Catchment Management to Support Livelihoods and Peace in North Darfur

    Over the past half-century, Sudan's Darfur region has experienced rapid population growth, periodic drought and, since 2003, a cycle of conflict that has displaced over two million people from their villages, many of whom now live in Internally Displaced Person (IDP) camps near the towns- putting pressure on the region's natural environment as people concentrate and compete for finite resources. ...

  • Nourishing a budding sustainable agriculture movement

    With a record number of people undernourished last year – and that number only down about 10 percent this year – this year's World Food Day, to take place Saturday, carries with it a new sense of urgency. But in the conferences and events being held to commemorate the day, there will also likely be a sense of hope and opportunity. That hope is coming from the discovery of both ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • 2012 world food prize recipient among speakers at upcoming meetings of agronomy, crop and soil science societies

    In June, Israeli-American soil scientist Daniel Hillel was named the 2012 recipient of the World Food Prize, the foremost international honor for individuals who have advanced human development by improving the quality, quantity, or availability of food in the world. Now, Hillel—a more than 50-year member of the Soil Science Society of America (SSSA)—is slated to speak at the 2012 ...

  • What the Fertilizer Industry Has Been Doing to Reduce Groundwater Pollution

    The fertilizer industry is very concerned and engaged in the issue of nitrate contamination in California's groundwater supplies, according to Richard Cornett, communications director for the Western Plant Health Association in Sacramento, a trade group that represents fertilizer companies, manufacturers and retailers. Regarding a recent UC Davis study on the issue, the fertilizer industry ...


    By Marketwire

  • World food prize recognizes leadership in agriculture, but more policy support is needed to feed the world’s hungry

    Policymakers around the world need to step up their critical efforts to combat hunger, malnutrition, and poverty by providing greater support for agriculture, according to researchers with Worldwatch Institute’s Nourishing the Planet project. As the awarding of the annual World Food Prize approaches, the project acknowledges the important contribution that the Prize makes in recognizing ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Mali’s Inner Niger Delta communities facing extreme drought

    Communities in Mali’s Inner Niger Delta are facing an emerging drought. At this time of the year the Niger River in West Africa is normally reaching its peak, delivering water for millions of people including the 1.4 million living in Mali’s Inner Niger Delta. This year, water levels are drastically low compared to previous years. About the Inner Niger ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Farming the cities, feeding an Urban future

    As people move from rural to urban settings in search of economic opportunities, urban agriculture is becoming an important provider of both food and employment, according to researchers with the Worldwatch Institute. "Urban agriculture is providing food, jobs, and hope in Nairobi, Kampala, Dakar, and other cities across sub-Saharan Africa," said Danielle Nierenberg, co-director of the ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Youth deserve gold medals for sustainability

    Over 1,000 young athletes from 70 nations will compete in the first ever Winter Youth Olympic Games in Innsbruck, Austria. Not only will they compete for coveted medals, they will cooperate in various hands-on workshops as part of a Culture and Education Program that includes the Youth Olympic Games Sustainability Project. As we prepare to cheer the young athletes of the Winter Youth Olympics, ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • ROUSH CleanTech Propane Autogas Trucks Plant Seeds for a Greener Future at GIE+Expo

    ROUSH CleanTech announced their latest propane autogas product offering today with the unveiling of the new 2012 Ford F-250 ...


    By PRWeb

  • Agriculture: the unlikely earth day hero

    Rising temperatures, erratic weather, population growth, and scarce water resources - along with growing civil unrest and skyrocketing food prices - are putting unprecedented stress on people and the planet. For over 40 years, Earth Day has served as a call to action, mobilizing individuals and organizations around the world to address these challenges. This year, Worldwatch Institute's ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

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