tropical horticulture News

  • International Symposia on Tropical and Temperate Horticulture, Cairns, 2016

    It is our great pleasure to invite delegates from all sections of the horticultural industry worldwide to Cairns, North Queensland for a series of ISHS symposia on tropical and temperature horticulture. Cairns is arguably the best tourist destination in Australia and is the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, the outback, Australian fauna and tropical rainforests containing unique Australian ...

  • Photo Blog - Climate Smart Land Use: Paludiculture in the Tropics

    In the tropics, peat swamp forests are often logged and converted to oil palm and pulp wood plantations. This results in adverse effects on the natural resource base of local communities and impacts the biodiversity, water regulation and carbon storage functions of peatlands. As an alternative, paludiculture is a sustainable form of agriculture which enables the productive use of rewetted ...


    By Wetlands International

  • FY 2010 exports expected to rise to $104.5 billion; imports drop to $76 billion

    Fiscal 2010 agricultural exports are forecast at $104.5 billion, up $4.5 billion from the February forecast and $7.9 billion above final FY 2009 exports. Strong oilseed and grain shipments support the overall export forecast. The soybean export forecast contributed most to the improved overall trade forecast, with exports spurred by record U.S. soybean production and record early season sales to ...

  • Chronica Horticulturae Volume 55 Number 4

    Topics of this number include: Views from the Board ISHS is an international society, but how can we keep achieving more?, R. Tao Issues Metro nature for mental health and wellness: horticulture secondary benefits, K.L. Wolf Multifunctional rooftop horticulture: ...

  • New UF/IFAS-developed avocado app helps guide irrigation

    University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences faculty have developed a new app for avocado growers that provides an irrigation schedule so users save an estimated 20 to 50 percent on the water they apply to their orchards. “Weather changes daily, and the app takes into account these changes in the irrigation schedule it provides,” said Kati Migliaccio, an associate ...

  • Delta Consultants’ Greencastle Project Launches Website

    Take a virtual tour of Greencastle Tropical Study Center’s ecologically rich and breathtakingly beautiful property in Jamaica, dedicated to sustainable agriculture, ecotourism and education. St. Paul, Minnesota  – Greencastle Tropical Study Center is a not-for-profit institution formed to provide economic, social and educational benefits to rural Jamaican communities, students ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Ambrosia beetle spreads dangerous avocado pathogen

    As the laurel wilt pathogen casts a cloud over the $100-million-a-year Florida avocado industry, University of Florida researchers continue to look for clues to prevent the pathogen from spreading. The main culprit has been the redbay ambrosia beetle, which has infected millions of native redbay and swampbay trees with the laurel wilt pathogen, but it is rarely seen in commercial avocado ...


    By University of Florida

  • 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

  • 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

  • Moringa Oleifera & the Food v Fuel Debate

    Food vs fuel, for most, comes and goes with price cycles. It is seen as a transitory debate, usually focused on a handful of feedstocks that producers of food or fuel have become overly dependent on. To us, diversity is the solution – and diversification the strategy, and scientists and entrepreneurs must ultimately solve the debate by ending the need for it. The oil from the Moringa tree ...


    By Advanced Biofuel Center

  • BBA Scientists to Discuss & Describe Potential Nonfood Biodiesel Feedstocks in JatrophaWorld 2013

    The 6th Global Jatropha Hi-tech Integrated Nonfood Biodiesel Farming & Technology Training Programme is being held September 23-27, 2013 at Jaipur, India. A 5 day ’one stop shop’ assemble of the various nonfood biofuel feedstocks value chain, with featured discussions of new feedstocks and how to accelerate the commercialization of sustainable mobility. This dedicated event is for ...


    By Advanced Biofuel Center

  • New treatment extends shelf life of bananas

    Around the world, bananas are one of the most popular tropical fruits. Despite their popularity, bananas have a relatively short shelf life that creates challenges for both producers and consumers. A new study revealed that a postharvest treatment with a natural phospholipid can extend bananas' shelf life, thus enhancing the fruit's marketability. Scientists Zienab F.R. Ahmed from South Valley ...

  • New $13.8 million project aims to boost banana production in Uganda and Tanzania

    Millions of smallholder banana farmers in Tanzania and Uganda are set to benefit from a new $13.8 million project to develop and distribute higher-yielding, disease-resistant hybrid banana varieties. The effort is being funded by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA). Rony Swennen, a ...

  • Indian Trees & Crops to Address the Global Demand for Sustainable Aviation & Transport Fuel.

    The 5th Global Jatropha Hi-tech Integrated Nonfood Biodiesel Farming & Technology Training Programme is being held September 5-9, 2012 at Jaipur, India, a 5 day ’one stop shop’ assemble the various nonfood biofuel feedstocks  value chain with featured discussion of new feedstocks and accelerate the commercialization of sustainable mobility. . This only dedicated event ...


    By Advanced Biofuel Center

  • Updated USDA Regulations Effective June 27 Will Help Stem the Tide of Harmful Non-Native Plants and Pests

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has finalized changes to regulations governing international trade in plants used in gardening and landscape design, which will go into effect on June 27, 2011. The Nature Conservancy has encouraged the USDA to revise these antiquated regulations to improve the ongoing efforts by the Department's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service ...


    By The Nature Conservancy

  • Global Jatrophaworld India 2011 Presents Great Variety Of Potential Biodiesel Feedstocks

    JatrophaWorld India 2011 promises to have something for everyone interested in developing, growing and utilizing nonfood feedstock for the production of biodiesel. The 4th Global Jatropha Hi-tech Integrated Nonfood Biodiesel Farming & Technology Training Programme which is being held September 14-18, 2011 at Jaipur, India , is mostly designed to educate all stakeholders about critical issue ...


    By Advanced Biofuel Center

  • Africa and India cultivate agricultural research ties

    Africa and India are gearing up to further enhance cooperation in agricultural science, technology and innovation, and move beyond dialogue to a range of practical options from a virtual biotech platform to ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • CJP Finds Moringa & Flaxseed Couple Oil Crops

    Moringa homeland, India is all set to demonstrate the Genetics Agronomics and Horticulture advancement in moringa cultivation in upcoming GLOBAL MORINGA MEET 2012 from November 25-26, 2012 at Jaipur. With an effort to ‘grow beyond oil ‘, apart from Jatropha, CJP has been engaged in�� development of products that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future ...


    By Advanced Biofuel Center

  • Pongamia in conjunction with Moringa improves biodiesel economics, BBA reports

    Centre for Jatropha Promotion & Biodiesel (CJP) is the Global authority for scientific commercialization of nonfood fuel crop. CJP is dedicated to the development of oil seed bearing trees - non-food multiple vegetable oil plantation and technologies in order to reduce dependence on fossil fuels, bring greater control and security of fuel supply and reduce dangerous climate changing ...


    By Advanced Biofuel Center

  • ASA, CSSA, and SSSA present 2011 scholarships and fellowships

    The American Society of Agronomy (ASA), Crop Science Society of America (CSSA), and Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) annouce the 2011 recpients of several scholarships. These scholarships will be formally presented to the recipients at the ASA, CSSA, and SSSA Annual Meetings in San Antonio, TX, Oct. 16-19. For more information about the Annual Meetings, visit ...

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