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Genetically Edited Fruit Coming Soon?

Cell Press Recent advances that allow the precise editing of genomes now raise the possibility that fruit and other crops might be genetically improved without the need to introduce foreign genes, according to researchers writing in the Cell...

Latest Agriculture Stories

2014-08-20 23:06:38

Early bird deadline is Sept. 10 to register for Seedstock’s 3rd Annual Sustainable Agriculture Innovation Conference. Two-day event (Nov. 11-12) includes tour of Los Angeles’ first multi-faceted food production business incubator for local entrepreneurs and a shipping container farm. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) August 20, 2014 Attendees of Seedstock’s 3rd Annual Sustainable Agriculture Innovation Conference will get a sneak peak at Los Angeles’ first multi-faceted food production...

2014-08-20 23:03:42

The North America Pesticide Market report defines and segments the pesticides market in North America with analysis and forecast of revenue. http://www.micromarketmonitor.com/market/north-america-pesticides-6932551993.html. (PRWEB) August 20, 2014 The North America Pesticide Market report defines and segments the pesticides market in North America with analysis and forecast of revenue. The pesticides market in North America is estimated to grow from around $12,930.53 million in 2013 to...

2014-08-20 23:03:38

Transparency Market Research includes new market research report "Glyphosate Market for Genetically Modified and Conventional Crops: Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth & Forecast 2019" to its huge collection of research reports. Albany, New York (PRWEB) August 20, 2014 According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research, "Glyphosate Market for Genetically Modified and Conventional Crops - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth,...

2014-08-20 16:23:49

EXTON, Pa., Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- J.W. Pepper & Son, Inc®. (JWP) recently promoted Celena McAfee to Manager of Fundraising Operations for Pepper Fundraising®, the latest step in a strategy to launch new products and services based on existing strengths. As Manager of Fundraising, McAfee manages operations and has been responsible for the successful launch of the new division, now headed into its fourth season. In this role she also oversees marketing, PR, customer...

2014-08-19 23:14:36

Although recent price growth for pesticides has been kept in check by the growing popularity of more ecofriendly alternatives, buyer power in this market has been limited by the high volatility of raw material inputs used in the manufacturing process. For these reasons and to help procurement professionals make better buying decisions faster, business intelligence firm IBISWorld has updated a report on the procurement of pesticides in its growing collection of procurement category market...

2014-08-19 12:23:37

WESTWOOD, N.J., Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- "Food Safety and Pest Management Symposium 2014," hosted by RK Environmental Services and Comprehensive Food Safety, will now be held at Caesars Atlantic City, NJ on October 8-9, 2014. Professionals from the food safety and pest management industries will not want to miss this world-class premier event. This exciting annual gathering offers a unique and valuable opportunity to gain critical business insights offered by top industry...

2014-08-19 12:23:30

PULLMAN, Wash., Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Livestock manure is a nutrient-packed resource that should not be categorized, classified or regulated in the same way as human waste, according to Pius Ndegwa, Ph.D, WSU Biological Systems Engineering School Associate Professor and livestock manure specialist. He explains that the main difference between human waste and livestock manure is that human waste contains pathogenic organisms and heavy metals such as arsenic, cadmium, chromium,...

2014-08-18 23:05:39

Save Our Citrus campaign aims to prevent the spread of deadly citrus diseases. Riverdale, MD (PRWEB) August 18, 2014 The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) today launched a Save Our Citrus, Move It AND Lose It campaign to raise awareness in citrus-producing states about the risk of spreading deadly citrus diseases by moving citrus trees. “It’s no longer as simple as buying a citrus tree road side to bring home,” says Abby Yigzaw, USDA’s Animal and Plant Health...

2014-08-18 23:03:56

The Europe Pesticide Market report defines and segments the pesticides market in Europe with analysis and forecast of revenue. http://www.micromarketmonitor.com/market/europe-pesticides-5035295624.html (PRWEB) August 18, 2014 The Europe Pesticide Market report defines and segments the pesticides market in Europe with analysis and forecast of revenue. The pesticides market in Europe is estimated to grow from $12,855.41 million in 2013 to $15,872.44 million by 2018, at a CAGR of 4.3% from...

2014-08-18 23:03:47

The Latin America Phosphatic fertilizer Market report defines and segments the phosphatic fertilizers market in Latin America with analysis and forecast of revenue. http://www.micromarketmonitor.com/market/latin-america-phosphatic-fertilizers-4935702052.html. (PRWEB) August 18, 2014 The Latin America Phosphatic fertilizer Market report defines and segments the phosphatic fertilizers market in Latin America with analysis and forecast of revenue. The phosphatic fertilizers market in Latin...


Latest Agriculture Reference Libraries

Cumberland Pig
2014-08-15 11:16:52

The Cumberland pig is a breed of domestic pig that was developed in Northern areas of England. It was once used for the meat industry, specifically for use in local delicacies like Cumberland ham or sausage, but it went extinct in 1960 after leaner meat became popular. It is thought that the breed was developed the course of a few hundred years in Westmorland and Cumberland. It was a close relative of the Old Yorkshire pig and had a heavy build that helped it withstand the harsh weather in...

Göttingen Minipig
2014-08-13 12:00:03

The Göttingen minipig, also known as the Göttinger, is a domestic breed of miniature pig that was developed in Europe for the purpose of biomedical research. Using pigs in medical research has been popular for centuries, as they show many similarities to the human anatomy. This breed of pig was developed by crossing the Vietnamese potbelly pig with the Minnesota minipig and was later crossed with the German landrace breed to give it a pink or white skin color. It was made available to...

Iberian Pig
2014-08-13 11:40:37

The Iberian pig, also known as the black Iberian pig, is a breed of domestic pig that originated on the Iberian Peninsula in areas including Spain and Portugal. It is thought that this breed can be traced back to the Neolithic era, when animal domestication first began, but the most accepted theory pertaining to the origin of this breed states that domesticated pigs were brought over by the Phoenicians and allowed to breed with wild boars, producing what is thought to be the ancestors of the...

Tennessee Walking Horse
2014-08-12 13:49:36

The Tennessee walking horse, also known as the Tennessee walker, is a breed of gaited horse that was developed in the state of Tennessee in America. It was developed in 1790, when Canadian pacers and Narragansett Pacers were crossbred with American mustangs. The resulting horse was one with a smooth gait that was able to perform variety of tasks. Later, other breeds were introduced into the bloodline including Morgan horses, Thoroughbred horses, and American saddlebred horses. The foundation...

Suffolk Punch
2014-08-12 13:40:03

The Suffolk punch is a breed of draught horse that was developed in England to be used for farm work. The breed was first mentioned in writing in William Camden’s Britannia, which was published in 1586, and was noted as having a highly similar appearance to the modern Suffolk punch. Studies have shown that the breed is related to Fell and Dales ponies, as well as the Haflinger and it has remained relatively pure throughout its history due to the lack of need to change it. Throughout its...

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Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.