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09 April 2015
Crop Industry News from Switzerland Swiss Must Knock Down Trade Barriers, Says Report
SWITZERLAND – Half of Swiss farm receipts come from farm support measures and major trade barrier reductions should be rolled out to address this....
14 November 2013
Crop Industry News from Switzerland Bio Control Made Easier With Online Manual
SWITZERLAND - A biocontrol and pest management arsenal has been launched as part of an online resource in Basel this week. ...
22 April 2013
Crop Industry News from Switzerland Billions in Support, but Biofuel Benefits 'Are Small'
SWITZERLAND - European taxpayers and consumers spent between 9.3 and 10.7 billion euros subsidising biofuels in 2011 with relatively small gains for the environment and the economy, according...
15 March 2013
Crop Industry News from Switzerland Indirect Side-effects of Cultivation of GM Plants
SWITZERLAND - Genetically modified (GM) cotton plants contain a poison that protects them from their most significant enemies. As a result, these plants rely less on their own defence system....
04 March 2013
Crop Industry News from Switzerland Fighting GM Crop Vandalism with Government-protected Research Site
SWITZERLAND - A Swiss government-protected field site dedicated for use in genetically modified (GM) crop studies could serve as an example to other European countries interested in pursuing...
12 November 2012
Crop Industry News from Switzerland DuPont Pioneer Forage Inoculant Patent Upheld
SWITZERLAND - DuPont Pioneer recently prevailed in a major European patent challenge to its bacterial strain used in the Pioneer® brand inoculants portfolio. The decision in favor of Pioneer...
06 October 2011
Crop Industry News from Switzerland Swiss Non-GM Soybeans Ready for Market
SWITZERLAND - Switzerland's fight to maintain non-genetically modified (GM) crops in the face of a larger pool of world GM seeds has been given a boost by researchers at the ACW (Agroscope Changins-Wädenswil)...
26 September 2011
Crop Industry News from Switzerland Call for Changes to Feed the World
SWITZERLAND - What research is needed to eradicate hunger? Is Switzerland on the right track? These questions were the focus of a public event organised by SWISSAID and the Centre for Development...
20 April 2011
Crop Industry News from Switzerland Syngenta 1st Quarter 2011 Sales Exceed $4 Billion
SWITZERLAND - Sales in the first quarter of 2011 increased by 13 per cent at constant exchange rates. Volume expanded by 14 per cent, representing the fourth consecutive quarter of double digit...
03 December 2010
Crop Industry News from Switzerland USGC Team Promotes Sorghum, DDGS at Conference
SWITZERLAND - The US Grains Council built on its long-standing presence at the Global Grains Conference to promote US sorghum and distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS) to almost 900...
11 June 2010
Crop Industry News from Switzerland Rice-Boosting Fungus Discovered
SWITZERLAND – Researchers at a Swiss university have discovered a microscopic fungus that may be able to speed up the growth of rice by five times, a French news agency has reported....
12 August 2009
Crop Industry News from Switzerland Country's Biggest Wind Farm Keeps Growing
SWITZERLAND - Work has begun to expand Switzerland's biggest wind farm and quadruple the amount of power generated....
17 June 2009
Crop Industry News from Switzerland Developing Largest Swiss Wind Farm
SWITZERLAND - Romande Energie, acting through its subsidiary Romande Energie Renouvelable, and ewz, the electricity utility in Zurich, have formed a consortium to launch a wind-farm project in...
08 May 2009
Crop Industry News from Switzerland First Ethanol Plant for Switzerland
SWITZERLAND - Switzerland is planning the country's first sugar cane ethanol plant....
08 April 2009
Crop Industry News from Switzerland Gate Global Sold to Dreyfus
SWITZERLAND - GATE Global Alternative Energy International, part of Swiss private equity holding Fortune Management Inc has sold its biodiesel operation GATE Global Alternative Energy Holding...
26 September 2008
Crop Industry News from Switzerland Award for Syngenta's Tropical Sugar Beet
INDIA - Syngenta has received the 2008 World Business and Development Award (WBDA) for the development and successful introduction of a new sugar beet that can be grown under tropical climate...
10 September 2008
Crop Industry News from Switzerland Sustainability: the Urban Imperative
SWITZERLAND - The battle for sustainability must be won in the cities, suburbs and slums as much as in the forests, lakes and seas, WWF Director General James Leape will tell a key "One Planet...
24 July 2008
Crop Industry News from Switzerland Brazil Brings Biofuels into WTO Talks
SWITZERLAND - Brazil has called for better market access for exports of ethanol to the United States and Europe as part of global trade talks....
24 April 2008
Crop Industry News from Switzerland Should Bioenergy be Subsidized?
SWITZERLAND - Heated debate on bioenergy: Can it really cover our energy needs? Is it really so ecological? Are the farmers using it to guarantee more governmental support? What does the WTO...

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