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13 January 2014
New Canola Meal Website, Canolamazing.com, Launched
The Canola Council of Canada has launched of Canolamazing.com, a new website showcasing the facts and firsthand accounts of using canola meal....
10 January 2014
New Rice Competes with Weeds, Offers High Grain Quality to Boot
US - Using conventional breeding methods, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists have developed a new rice cultivar that can hold its own against barnyardgrass and other costly weeds,...
08 January 2014
Agriculture Needs Science Based Approach to Intensification
ANALYSIS - The global agriculture sector needs a science based approach to intensification of food production, writes Chris Harris....
03 January 2014
Chinese Scientists Cultivate High-yield Salt-resistant Rice
CHINA - Chinese scientists have cultivated a high-yield salt-resistant rice variety that boasts an output of six tonnes per hectare....
31 December 2013
Program Supports Economic Development in Ag Sectors
CANADA - Under Growing Forward 2, Canada and Manitoba are partnering to fund a new program, Growing Adaptation, which will help farmers and food processors build water infrastructure and prepare...
27 December 2013
Experts Discuss Managing Extreme, Extended Drought
US - More than 15 experts in the fields of irrigation, range management, climatology, and drought planning are scheduled to speak at a one-day workshop January 9 in Garden City, Kansas, on managing...
24 December 2013
Web-based AgPal Provides Agriculture Industry with Program Information
CANADA - Farmers, agribusinesses and others involved in the agriculture industry can link directly to programs and services offered by the Department of Natural Resources Agrifoods Development...
20 December 2013
Cambodian, Chinese Firms Invest in Agriculture
CAMBODIA - Two Cambodian companies have signed agreements with Chinese companies to invest in the agricultural sector....
John Deere Offers Complete FT4 Package of Diesel Exhaust Fluid
US - To make it convenient and easy for customers to access, handle and use Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) and other fluids in their Final Tier 4-compliant equipment, John Deere is offering a full...
18 December 2013
John Deere, BASF to Develop Sustainable Yield Enhancement Solutions
GERMANY - Mannheim and Limburgerhof, Germany – John Deere and BASF today announced plans to jointly develop a suite of integrated precision farming and farm management solutions for improved...
Growers Show Interest in HGCA Monitor Farms
UK - HGCA’s recent call for new Monitor Farms has prompted an enthusiastic response from cereals and oilseeds growers....
05 December 2013
Octocopter to Monitor Crops
UK - BBSRC has invested in unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) technology for Rothamsted Research to monitor crops and crop experiments as part of several genetic improvement projects....
02 December 2013
Web Tool Helps Raise Rice Yield and Income
PHILIPPINES - Launched last week in the Philippines, Rice Crop Manager puts the power of technology into action to help farmers manage their rice crops better and earn more....
29 November 2013
Record Attendance at Agritechnica 2013
GERMANY - The figures are in and Agritechnica 2013 has demonstrated the growing global significance of agriculture and agricultural machinery and equipment, according to Dr Reinhard Grandke,...
28 November 2013
Africa: More Crop Per Drop
AFRICA - The weather is an important factor in the success of any farming enterprise. A good farmer should always plan for possible change; "cursing the weather", as the saying goes, "is never...
14 November 2013
Russia Faces World Trade Organisation over Harvester Quotas
ANALYSIS - Russia faces being taken to the World Trade Organisation because what Germany and the EU consider punitive quotas on the import of combine harvesters, writes Chris Harris....
13 November 2013
Can Smart Technology Improve Farm Performance?
ANALYSIS - The use of smart technology in precision farming can increase production, yields and quality. This is one of the major themes at this year’s Agritechnica in Hannover, Germany, writes...
12 November 2013
Agritechnica Opens in Atmosphere of Expected Investment
GERMANY - The largest trade fair for agricultural machinery, Agritechnica, opened its doors this week displaying new lines in equipment and systems designed to meet the demands of modern agriculture,...
08 November 2013
Agritechnica 2013: Ag Digital Unveiled
GERMANY - Ag Digital, the free publication highlighting Agritechnica 2013, is now available to download....
31 October 2013
Overcoming Smallholder Challenges with Biotechnology
GLOBAL - A new FAO publication calls for greater national and international efforts to bring agricultural biotechnologies to smallholder crop, livestock and fish producers in developing countries....
28 October 2013
Integrated Approach Necessary to Boost Seed Performance, Yields
US - Seeds play a crucial role in increasing productivity in global agriculture. However, according to Rabobank’s latest report, the seed industry needs to shift its focus away from increasing...
20 October 2013
Mexican Judge Halts GMO Corn Test Plots…For Now
ANALYSIS - A Mexican judge took a precautionary measure and ordered the government to stop giving permits to transnational companies for planting GMO corn at an experimental and commercial scale,...
18 October 2013
BBSRC invests £30M in Agri-Tech Catalyst
UK - A new Agri-Tech Catalyst has been launched to help researchers and businesses develop innovative solutions to global challenges in the agricultural technology ('agri-tech') sector....
04 October 2013
Can Science and Technology Meet Global Food Production Needs?
ANALYSIS - Future demand for food will define the shape of the livestock, agriculture and farming sectors and their support industries, writes Chris Harris. ...
01 October 2013
VIDEO: Trimble Launches Connected Farm Dashboard
US - Launched at Farm Progress Show, in Boone, Iowa, Trimble's Connected Farm Dashboard provides one centralised location for farmers to view key information impacting their operations....
International Field Days in Volga Region of Germany
GERMANY - Following the example of the German Agricultural Society’s Field Days (DLG) in Germany the trade fair organisers IFWexpo Heidelberg GmbH and Expo-Volga are organising the “International...
12 September 2013
Aerial Imaging Revolutionises Crop Analysis
GERMANY - An airborne camera capable of photographing the condition of certain crops over many acres of land could provide agriculturalists with the information they need to improve production....
03 September 2013
John Deere Dealer Ben Burgess Acquires Anker of Coates
UK - John Deere’s longstanding eastern counties dealership Ben Burgess & Co Ltd has taken over the trading activities of Anker of Coates, with effect from Sunday 1st September 2013....
02 September 2013
Nutrient Expert™ Decision Tools for Maize, Wheat Launched in India
INDIA - The International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI) launched the Nutrient Expert™ decision support tools for maize and wheat crops in India at the National Agricultural Science Center...
Turning Waste into Fertiliser
AUSTRALIA - A new process for turning agro-industrial and domestic wastes into fertiliser, developed at The University of Queensland (UQ), is expected to have a significant, positive impact on...
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