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20 October 2015
Agriculture Must Embrace Technology, Rabobank Says
GLOBAL - Agriculture must become 'smarter' by taking advantage of modern technology and data in order to feed the world, according to a report presented by Rabobank at Expo Milano 2015....
16 October 2015
Could Satellites Change Systems for Farming and Aquaculture?
ANALYSIS - Developments in satellite, space and tracking technology are starting to have repercussions far beyond field mapping for crops and GPS guidance systems for farm machinery....
11 September 2015
US FAA Addressing Drone Challenges, Promises
US - The National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson has praised the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for its efforts to address the challenges and promises offered by Unmanned...
18 August 2015
Farmers Seeking Next Step in Precision Ag Choose UAVs
US - Brett Haas, co-owner of Crop Copter, said it's not just the young farmers who are interested in Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), farmers of all ages are anxious to try out the latest precision...
18 May 2015
EU Announces New Scientific Advice Body
EU - The European Commission (EC) has announced that a new scientific advice body will be set up, so that Europe has timely access to high-quality, independent scientific expertise....
Yamaha Offers Viking Line to Farmers, Ranchers in US and Abroad
GLOBAL - Side by side utility vehicles are growing in importance and are in demand across the world, according to Steve Nessl of Yamaha. ...
13 May 2015
Chemical Sign for Photosynthesis Allows Better Productivity Measurement
US - Photosynthesis leaves behind a unique calling card in the form of a chemical signature from stable oxygen isotopes, researchers from the University of California Los Angeles have reported....
12 May 2015
Sprayer Technology to Suit All Budgets on Show at Cereals 2015
UK - Growers looking to replace their sprayer or buy new equipment to revamp their existing machine need look no further than Cereals 2015....
05 May 2015
Herbicide Resistance Management Improves Yields
US - Farmers are reporting the presence of glyphosate herbicide-resistant weeds in the US, especially in soybeans, but simulations have shown that farmers can benefit economically from persuading...
28 April 2015
Synthetic Smells Could Deter Insect Pests
UK - UK scientists have successfully synthesised molecules that mimic naturally occurring smells able to deter insects....
09 April 2015
New Way to Detect Peanut Contamination
EUROPE - Researchers from Spain and France have used a new type of technology to more accurately detect traces of peanut in foods, in a study published in the Journal of Near Infrared Spectroscopy....
23 March 2015
Scientists Promote Climate-Smart Agriculture to Tackle Climate Change
FRANCE - Scientists and farmers must liaise, so that the necessary agricultural transitions can be implemented to face the challenges of climate change in in the coming years....
20 March 2015
IFPRI: Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Mexico Home to Half World’s Hungry
GLOBAL - Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, and Mexico may be rising economic powerhouses, but these five fast-growing, middle income countries are still home to nearly half of the world’s hungry,...
09 March 2015
How Can Drones Make Farming Profits?
ANALYSIS - Technology that is more akin to the movie world and science fiction is starting to take a hold in the world of agriculture and farming....
04 March 2015
India to Spend $32 Million on Online Agri Platforms
INDIA - India will be investing $32 million on promotion of national agricultural market through agri-tech infrastructure fund (ATIF) to be implemented during 2014-15 to 2016-17....
26 February 2015
USDA Announces Funding for Research, Education, Extension
US - The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced more than $160 million in funding for food and agriculture research, education and extension....
24 February 2015
Agricultural Production 'Not Suitable' for Food Challenges of the 21st Century
GLOBAL - While the numbers of the chronically hungry have been reduced by 100 million over the past decade, 805 million still go without enough to eat on a regular basis....
13 February 2015
Philippines Corn Farmers to Make Own Fertilizer
PHILIPPINES - The Philippines agricultural department has introduced new technologies to Aurora corn farmers....
10 February 2015
Precision Ag Conference Highlights New Technology
US - Purdue Extension is co-sponsoring the Northwest Indiana Precision Agriculture Conference on February 24 in Lakeville, focusing on the benefits of technology that can be used in the farm...
09 February 2015
Agrinos Expands Commercial Platform, Reach in India with Rallis
INDIA - Agrinos AS announces an expanded partnership of Agrinos India Pty. Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Agrinos AS, with Rallis, a subsidiary of TATA Chemicals Limited, for the introduction...
23 January 2015
New Technique to Boost Yields, Cut Fertiliser Pollution
UK - Scientists hope to combine two new technologies to provide a rapid “same day” measurement of soil phosphorus availability, enabling farmers and growers to make more informed decisions...
22 January 2015
Call for Proper Risk Assessment of Possible Endocrine Disruptors
UK -The British Crop Production Council has called for a proper risk assessment on possible endocrine disruptors....
14 January 2015
USDA Offers $18 Million to Support, Train New Farmers and Ranchers
US - The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) is offering more than $18 million in funding to help educate, mentor and enhance the sustainability of the next generation of farmers....
08 January 2015
Greenhouse Gas Calculator Wins Science Award
UK - A greenhouse gas calculator developed at Aberdeen University is this year’s winner of the Practice with Science Award run by the Oxford Farming Conference....
29 December 2014
Maize Scientist: Adopt Hybrid Tech to Improve Productivity in Agriculture
INDIA - Former scientist at the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Centre (CIMMYT) and winner of World Food Prize, Surinder Kumar Vasal has said that there is a need for advancement of...
17 December 2014
EU Grain Storage 'Insufficient'
EU - Research by Rabobank and Copa-Cogeca shows investment must be stepped up to improve infrastructures and storage capacity in the EU grain and oilseeds sector....
09 December 2014
Voyage to the South Pole on a Tractor - Mission Complete
ANTARCTICA - An engine running for 584 hours, using 650 gallons of fuel has culminated in a successful expedition to the South Pole....
01 December 2014
John Deere Scores Hat-trick at 2015 SIMA Show
GERMANY - Three innovative John Deere concepts will receive gold and silver innovation awards plus a special mention at the 2015 SIMA show in Paris (February 22-26). ...
12 November 2014
EUROTIER: Forum for 21st Century Animal Husbandry
GERMANY - On the first day of EuroTier 2014 in Hanover yesterday, the head of the German Agricultural Society, DLG, said the trade show had attracted 2,360 exhibitors from 49 countries, with...
Several Years of Lower Crop Prices Predicted
INDIA - Grain producers should consider cutting costs to prepare for what could be several years of lower crop prices, Purdue University agricultural economists say....
 
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