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2014-08-26 08:32:34

Detailed Field Information Enables Better Decision Making and Simpler Collaboration BOONE, Iowa, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced today that it has launched two applications that work together within its Connected Farm(TM) Web-based management solution that provide farmers and their trusted advisors with more detailed field information, which can enable better farm-management decisions. The announcement was made at the Farm Progress Show. The solution...

2014-08-26 08:25:05

Unique Blend of Dicamba and CSI Safener Technology to Change Weed Control Practice RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bayer CropScience announces their plans to release a new broadleaf corn herbicide, DiFlexx((TM)*). DiFlexx will offer growers flexibility for a broad range of application while also fitting a variety of soil and weather conditions. DiFlexx will be available to growers in 2015, pending regulatory approvals....

2014-08-25 23:08:30

With dairy quality control methods requiring systematic sampling, manufacturers are moving towards faster, automated testing methods to help protect profit margins. A new guide from METTLER TOLEDO is helping dairy producers keep products safe and match results standardization for adequate product definition. Columbus, OH (PRWEB) August 25, 2014 Dairy quality-control technologies must accurately measure attributes such as moisture, fat content, microbiological activity, pH and acidity. A...

2014-08-25 23:03:38

The North American Seed Treatment Market report defines and segments the seed treatment market in North America with analysis and forecast of revenue. http://www.micromarketmonitor.com/market/north-america-seed-treatment-4213768065.html (PRWEB) August 25, 2014 The North American Seed Treatment Market report defines and segments the seed treatment market in North America with analysis and forecast of revenue. The seed treatment market in North America is projected to grow from $1,409.8...

2014-08-25 23:02:27

The Weed Science Society of America has announced the agenda for the national scientific summit on herbicide resistant weeds, scheduled for September 10 in Washington, D.C. The Summit will be held in the Auditorium of the National Academy of Sciences Building on Constitution Avenue; participation is free and open to anyone with an interest in resistance issues. Lawrence, Kansas (PRWEB) August 25, 2014 Today the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) announced the agenda for a national...

2014-08-25 20:21:31

OMAHA, Neb., Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Valmont Industries, Inc. (NYSE: VMI), a leading global provider of engineered products and services for infrastructure and mechanized irrigation equipment for agriculture, announced today that it has acquired a majority interest in South Dakota-based AgSense (www.agsense.net). The acquisition further extends Valmont's leading offerings in remote monitoring and control technology for agriculture. AgSense's cutting edge global WagNet network...

2014-08-25 16:20:55

-- Minimize Revenue and Productivity Losses with a Proactive Approach and Pesticide-Free Treatments -- FAIRFIELD, N.J., Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bed bugs are a public health issue that continues to plague office buildings, retail stores, movie theaters, libraries, and other workplaces. Bell Environmental Services, a leader in pesticide-free bed bug control, advises companies and organizations to take a proactive approach to bed bugs by preparing an action plan. No business is at fault...

2014-08-25 08:29:03

Met the changing market conditions, optimized products mix HONG KONG, Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Financial Summary -- Revenue was approximately RMB5,973 million, representing a decrease of approximately 10.9% over the corresponding period of last year. -- Gross profit was approximately RMB506 million, representing a decrease of approximately 15.9% over the corresponding period of last year. -- Net profit attributable to owners of the parent was approximately...

2014-08-25 08:24:45

Author invites children to discover a love for adventure, travel and dogs with this engaging read BLOOMINGTON, Ind., Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Can dogs use their special abilities to overcome obstacles and find their way home? Join the adventure of a group of purebred dogs who seek to learn their true purpose, traveling the world in the process. This educational adventure tale for children uses a dog's perspective to teach history, geography and a love of dogs. Lynne...

2014-08-24 23:00:16

Harney & Sons Fine Teas, celebrating thirty years and three generations of master tea blending, honors the life and legacy of Founder John Harney on August 26, 2014, donating 30% of sales to The Marine Scholarship Fund and offering free shipping to customers on their website. New York, New York (PRWEB) August 24, 2014 Harney & Sons Fine Teas, celebrating thirty years and three generations of master tea blending, honors the life and legacy of Founder John Harney on August 26, 2014,...


Latest Agriculture Reference Libraries

Awassi Sheep
2014-09-17 10:42:28

The Awassi sheep is a breed of domestic sheep that originated in the Syro-Arabian desert. Today, it can be found in many areas including Iraq, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Israel, Palestine, and Lebanon and it is the most common sheep throughout the Arab countries. This breed is a natural choice to keep in these areas, as it is able to survive in harsh conditions and is able to efficiently provide humans with wool, milk, or meat. However, it is known to adapt to any environment and can forage and...

Arapawa Sheep
2014-09-16 10:49:57

The Arapawa sheep is a breed of domestic sheep that is typically only found on Arapawa Island in New Zealand. It is thought that this breed has been isolated on the island since 1867 and although there are many theories regarding its origin, it is most widely accepted that it is a descendant Merino strains from Australia. Because the Arapawa sheep has lived in an area with harsh terrain for so long, it often looks hunched over in appearance, carrying its tail and head in a downward...

Welsh Harlequin
2014-09-08 20:14:56

The Welsh harlequin is a breed of domestic duck that was developed in Wales during the twentieth century. Its development began in 1949, when Leslie Bonnet found a coloration mutation in one member of his flock of Khaki Campbells. By 1968, after selectively breeding his flock to hold this color, eggs that would hatch successfully were brought to the United States and later live ducks were imported. It was officially recognized by the American Poultry Association in 2001. The Welsh...

Magpie Duck
2014-09-08 12:28:35

The magpie duck is a breed of domestic duck that originated in the United Kingdom during the nineteenth century. The breed was developed by Oliver Drake and M.C. Gower-Williams, who most likely used selective breeding techniques with the Belgian Huttegem, a breed that was highly similar to the magpie duck. Although it was brought to the United States in 1963 and accepted by the American Standard of Perfection in 1977, it did not become well known in that area until 1984. The weight of the...

Indian Runner Duck
2014-09-05 13:17:55

The Indian runner duck is a breed of domestic duck that was found in the East Indies, although it is not thought that the breed originated from this area. It is thought that the term “Indian” may have been used in an exaggerating manner, signifying a port where the breed was shipped from or the men from the East India Company who transported them. This breed became well known for its egg-laying abilities in the United States and Europe during the late nineteenth century. The first...

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