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2011-05-24 07:30:00

Significant Progress Achieved But Hard Work Lies Ahead; Symposium Features Bill Gates, Rajiv Shah and Tom Vilsack as Keynotes Washington, D.C. WASHINGTON, May 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Significant U.S. achievements since 2008 lay a solid foundation to accomplish global food security objectives, according to the conclusions of a report assessing U.S. government progress to alleviate global hunger through agricultural development. The report states that continued, long-term...

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2011-05-06 05:50:00

A group of prominent scientists, economists and farmers is urging the federal government to shift its agriculture policies in order to accelerate the development of farm practices that are more economically, socially, and environmentally sustainable. Such changes are needed to continue to provide abundant and affordable food, the scientists wrote in the journal Science Current agriculture policies focus on the production of a few crops and a minority of farmers, and fail to address farming's...

2011-03-29 13:37:48

Low-cost removal of slurry solids also a creates a higher nitrogen to phosphorus ratio Manure has long been used as a crop fertilizer, but the challenge of finding an efficient use of the nutrients found in manure is ever present. The ratio of nitrogen to phosphorus in manure is low in relation to the nutrient needs of most crops. Therefore, crops tend to be overloaded with manure to meet the nitrogen requirement of agricultural crops, but the excess phosphorus from the process can damage the...

2011-03-25 09:30:00

QIQIHAR, China, March 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Fuer International Inc. ("Fuer" or the "Company") (OTC Bulletin Board: FRXT), a leading Chinese agricultural material company providing quality hybrid corn seeds, soybean seeds, rice seeds and fertilizer products to farmers in northeastern China., today announced the appointment of Mr. Chen Huabang, age 47, and Mr. Li Zeyu, age 46, as new directors of the Company, effective March 21, 2011. "Mr. Chen and Mr. Li have an exceptional record...

2011-01-07 11:09:38

Researches Try Accounting for Spatial Trend in Single Crop Field Trials Scientists at Rothamsted Research, United Kingdom, in collaboration with the International Center for Agriculture Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA), Syria have developed a method of accounting for spatial trend in single crop field trials. Spatial trend refers to the variations in crop yield and other characteristics observed when repeating this single crop field trial. Usually plant breeders will grow several...

2010-12-07 07:00:00

BEIJING, Dec. 7, 2010 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Yongye International, Inc. (Nasdaq: YONG) ("Yongye" or the "Company"), a leading manufacturer, developer and distributor of "Shengmingsu" brand plant and animal nutrient products in China, today announced that it received two awards recognizing its products, technology and research and development ("R&D") initiatives. On November 4, 2010, Yongye's Shengmingsu plant and animal nutrient products received the "Special Houji Award"...

2010-11-16 14:00:00

DES MOINES, Iowa and ADELAIDE, Australia, Nov. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- DuPont and the Australian Centre for Plant Functional Genomics (ACPFG) announced that they have extended their long-standing research collaboration and commitment to increasing productivity in leading production crops. DuPont business Pioneer Hi-Bred and ACPFG partnered in 2005 to discover and develop traits to increase drought tolerance and to decrease the need for soil-applied nitrogen fertilizer, as well as to grow...

2010-10-22 16:49:24

Study Tests Water Quality Trends for Nitrogen and Phosphorus Researchers at the University of Florida Research and Education Centers and scientists at the South Florida Water Management District have published a report regarding the trends in water quality feeding into Everglades National Park. The report can be found in the September-October 2010 Journal of Environmental Quality, published by the American Society of Agronomy, the Crop Science Society of America, and the Soil Science Society...

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2010-10-18 11:13:39

Farmers traditionally keep a close eye on their fields, but a new ESA-led project seeks to build on their vigilance with monitoring from space. The TalkingFields initiative is now showing how to combine satellite observation with satellite navigation to benefit European farmers. Sustainable food production and food security are critical challenges. TalkingFields will help by using precision farming methods to produce crops more efficiently. For instance, by optimizing farmers' use of...

2010-08-23 09:07:00

BEIJING, Aug. 23 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Deyu Agriculture Corp. (OTC Bulletin Board: ECBI) ("Deyu Agriculture" or the "Company"), an emerging, vertically integrated producer, processor, marketer and distributor of organic and other agricultural products made from corn and various grains, today announced the appointment of three new independent directors, which increases the total number of directors to five. The Company also appointed a Chief Scientist. Deyu Agriculture appointed...


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