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22 July 2014
Research Identifies Machinery as the Largest Global Agri-Tech Sector
GLOBAL - A new report outlining the state of global agri-technology has been released this week showing machinery has been identified as the largest sector globally in terms of sales, employment...
£18M of Agri-Tech Funding for UK-led Projects
UK - The Agri-Tech Catalyst, in which BBSRC is a major investor, has awarded 15 agricultural innovation projects a share of £18M to help accelerate agricultural innovation and their commercial...
03 July 2014
Seed Treatment Market Expected to Reach $5.61 Billion by 2020
GLOBAL - The global market for seed treatment is expected to reach $5.61 billion by 2020. ...
01 July 2014
Hillary Rodham Clinton Supports Biotech, GM Crops
US - Last week Hillary Rodham Clinton was the keynote speaker at a luncheon during the BIO International Convention in San Diego, California, USA and was interviewed by Jim Greenwood, president...
Global Grain & Feed Forum: India Needs More Silos
INDIA - With millions of tonnes of food grains wasted every year and 1.25 billion people to feed, India needs to set up more silos to cut down wastage, writes Jagdish Kumar for TheCropSite....
30 June 2014
Golden Rice: Let the Farmers Grow It; Let the Children Eat It
GLOBAL - If we could provide a food that would save the lives of millions of kids, we’d do it. Right?...
Knowledge Is Key to Strong Canola Crop
AUSTRALIA - “Haddon Rig” farming manager Justin McMillan is a firm believer of the phrase ‘knowledge is power’ after trialing a variety of different canola harvesting techniques, writes...
26 June 2014
NFU Announces 'Tour de Yorkshire' Wifi Tractor
UK - Prime Minister David Cameron complained this week of having to cut short family holidays to Cornwall and having to return to London because of poor broadband and mobile receptions, a situation...
Agricultural Ground Robot Launched in Australia
AUSTRALIA - University of Sydney robotics expert Professor Salah Sukkarieh has been awarded "Researcher of the Year " by the Australian vegetable industry's Ausveg for his work on intelligent...
12 June 2014
Monsanto India Expands Farmer Offer, Insights
INDIA – Monsanto India is expanding its Monsanto Farm AgVisory Services (MFAS) in India. ...
New Machinery Award Winners Announced at Cereals 2014
UK - An innovative tractor transmission, a novel bale wrapper, a new seedbed cultivator and an impressive weed imaging spot sprayer have each won a prestigious award introduced at Cereals 2014....
06 June 2014
New 7310R Tractor Makes its Debut at Cereals 2014
UK - Featuring a Stage IV compliant engine for the first time on a European John Deere tractor, the new 7310R model with e23 transmission will be making its Cereals Event debut in June....
02 June 2014
Philippines Invests P81.2M into Agriculture Projects
PHILIPPINES - The Department of Agriculture has opened four big-ticket agricultural infrastructure projects worth P81.2 million in Surigao del Sur and Agusan del Sur, recently, including what...
28 May 2014
Debate on GMO Stirs Strong Feelings in NYC
ANALYSIS - A panel of experts on genetically modified organisms (GMOs) gathered April 27 at the Food Book Fair in Williamsburg to debate the risks and benefits of genetically modified food. The...
27 May 2014
Commission Clears Acquisition by DLG, Lantmännen of Hage Polska
EU - The European Commission has granted clearance under the EU Merger Regulation to the acquisition of joint control by Lantmännen ekonomisk förening of Sweden and Dansk Landbrugs Grovvareselskab...
21 May 2014
China, Tajikistan Discuss Agricultural Cooperation
CHINA – The Chinese deputy agricultural minister Niu Dun and the Tajikistan Prime Minister Qohir Rasulzoda discussed how both countries could collaborate to strengthen the farming sector last...
05 May 2014
ICAR To Sell 30 Farm Techs at Agri-Innovation Conclave
INDIA - India’s government owned agriculture research organization, Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) will be selling 30 of its farm technologies developed under the National Agricultural...
01 May 2014
Can We Feed the World Using Foley's Five Steps?
ANALYSIS - National Geographic has launched a new series starting this month continuing through the end of the year that will focus on food and the challenge of feeding the global population...
30 April 2014
Rallis India’s Sales Up 16 Per Cent
INDIA - Mumbai based agrochemical company, Rallis India has registered a 16 per cent growth in net sales at $52.94 million for the fourth quarter ended 31 March....
Coromandel Forms JV With Japanese Firms
INDIA - Crop protection products manufacturer, Coromandel International Limited (CIL) part of $22 billion Murugappa Group has entered into an agreement with Japanese firm Yanmar Co Ltd and Mitsui...
24 April 2014
Long-term Research Shows Increased Sustainability for US Agriculture
US - Agricultural producers have been engaged in sustainable farming practices for many years as an inherent part of their work. ...
31 March 2014
£4 Million Investment for UK Food Production Innovation
UK - Businesses including an urban farm and spin-outs from Universities across the UK have received a share of £4 million of funding from government and industry to develop their innovative...
14 March 2014
New Machinery Awards Power Off
UK - Think you’ve got the best bit of new kit? Or perhaps you manufactured it? Well, if it was launched in the past 18 months, it could win the arable equivalent of an Oscar, in this case...
12 March 2014
Using Precision Technology to Increase Yields and Reduce Costs
ANALYSIS - A general even application of nitrogen, phosphate and potash might not only waste fertiliser adding cost but it might not give the best yields....
10 March 2014
China's Minister of Agriculture Endorses GMOs
CHINA - Genetically modified organisms “are good, they help to defend the crops from pests and do not cause any harm. I eat them regularly,” says the Chinese Minister of Agriculture Han Changfu...
04 March 2014
How Long Will it Take Farmers to Take Advantage of New Technology?
ANALYSIS - Farming in the 21st century is facing new pressures that often cannot be met by techniques, systems and equipment developed over the last 50 year, writes Chris Harris....
28 February 2014
Taking Agriculture to a Higher Level of Precision
US - Imagine, if you will, a tractor pulling a fertilizer wagon travelling at 8 to 9 mph along a field of thousands of sorghum test plants....
25 February 2014
John Deere Receives Two Awards at FIMA 2014
SPAIN - Two John Deere innovations have won awards at the 2014 FIMA show, one of Europe’s leading agricultural equipment trade fairs held in Zaragoza, Spain in February....
13 February 2014
Time for Congress to Act on GMO Labeling
US - Farmers and representatives from a diverse contingent of about 30 companies and organizations recently announced the formation of the Coalition for Safe Affordable Food. The coalition is...
13 January 2014
DuPont Pioneer Taps New Scientific Disciplines to Improve Yield Potential
US - As part of its ongoing commitment to provide corn hybrids that offer greater yield potential for growers, DuPont Pioneer is tapping into new technologies and areas of scientific expertise....
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