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2014-06-23 08:31:50

Young Rivals From Across the Globe Work Together to Keep Things 'Growing' CAPE TOWN, South Africa, June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Jointly hosted by the International Food and Agribusiness Management Association (IFAMA) and the Corporate Council on Africa (CCA), the 2014 Agribusiness & Food World Forum in Cape Town includes seasoned professionals from across the spectrum of agribusiness. The first of its kind on the African continent, the Forum is framed by three overarching themes - The...

Honey Bee Task Force
2014-06-23 04:40:26

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online In an attempt to deal with diminishing honey bee populations, US President Barack Obama has announced the formation of a new task force designed to promote the health of the insects and other pollinators. “Pollinators contribute substantially to the economy of the United States and are vital to keeping fruits, nuts, and vegetables in our diets. Honey bee pollination alone adds more than $15 billion in value to agricultural crops...

2014-06-23 00:20:25

Strategic projects specialist will be Senior Manager for International Trade WASHINGTON, June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Monique Marez this week joins the staff of the Organic Trade Association (OTA) as its Senior Manager for International Trade. Marez most recently served as Strategic Projects Manager for Great Performances, a leader in the hospitality industry that specializes in using and promoting organic food. Marez brings with her a wealth of knowledge on research and...

2014-06-20 23:03:28

Animal Medication Market report provides detailed analysis of competitive landscape of key market players with developments, mergers, acquisitions, expansions, and new product developments.http://www.micromarketmonitor.com/market-report/animal-medication-reports-8391849893.html (PRWEB) June 20, 2014 With increasing health concerns all over the world and as a result of growing awareness backed by compelling scientific evidence linking animal health with human food safety and public health,...

2014-06-19 23:09:12

New Orthotic Features 100& Merino Wool, Offers Year-Round Support Roanoke, Virginia (PRWEB) June 19, 2014 Footmaxx, a leading provider of hand crafted custom orthotics, has released its newest orthotic: ComfortmaxxTM, featuring 100% merino wool. Designed with premium comfort in mind, Comfortmaxx offers temperature and moisture control for year-round support. Merino wool helps keep feet warm in cold months, cool in hot months, and helps eliminate odor, all of which provides year-round...

2014-06-19 23:04:51

In-demand research report “Agricultural Enzymes Market by Type (Carbohydrase, Lipase, Protease, Polymerase & Nuclease), by Application (Fertility, Growth, & Control Products), by Crop Type, & by Geography - Global Trends & Forecast to 2018” elaborated by MarketsandMarkets (M&M) is now available at MarketPublishers.com. According to the study, the value of the agricultural enzymes market is poised to grow at a 7% CAGR in the next five years. London, UK (PRWEB) June...

2014-06-19 23:04:42

The growing demand for animal health and animal products are the fueling the demand for animal feed globally. http://www.micromarketmonitor.com/market-report/animal-feed-reports-2482199329.html (PRWEB) June 19, 2014 Animal feed is food given to domestic animals in the course of animal husbandry. It includes animal feed additives which may be nutritional or non-nutritional. The growing demand for animal health and animal products are the fueling the demand for animal feed globally. The...

2014-06-19 12:28:52

LONDON, June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Micro Irrigation System Market by Type (Sprinkler Irrigation Systems, Drip Irrigation Systems), by Application (Agriculture Irrigation, Landscape Irrigation, Greenhouse Irrigation) - Global Trends & Forecast to 2018...

2014-06-19 08:30:11

The company's first soybean seed brand integrates smart genetics, traits and varieties to maximize yield performance RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Offering growers a new level of choice and performance, Bayer CropScience today announced the introduction of Credenz((TM)), the company's first global soybean seed brand, commercially available in U.S. markets this month. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140618/119358 Delivering a wide range of varieties and...

2014-06-19 08:23:02

SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced today that it is adding another new agronomic service to its Connected Farm(TM) solution. The PurePixel(TM) Precision Vegetation Health Solution provides specialized processing of multi-spectral images used for crop health analysis. Field images processed with PurePixel technology provide farmers and their trusted advisors with a visual representation of the selected field's crop health or maturity level based...


Latest Agriculture Reference Libraries

ISA_Browns,_Pengo
2014-07-15 07:03:44

The ISA brown is a breed of domestic hybrid chicken that is thought to have been developed by crossing Rhode Island Red and Rhode Island White chickens, although the modern type contains genes from many other breeds. It is not a true breed, but a hybrid that was developed by breeding unrelated dams and sires until the desired result was produced. The name “ISA” is an acronym that stands for Institut de Sélection Animale, which is the institute where the breed was initially developed in...

Vorwerk chicken
2014-07-15 06:47:36

The Vorwerk chicken is a breed of domestic chicken that was developed in Germany during the twentieth century. Oskar Vorwerk used many breeds to develop this chicken including the buff Orpington, Andalusian, and the Lakenvelder. Although it was given a standard in 1913, the breed never became popular, so it is rare outside of Europe. A bantam type of this breed was developed by Wilmar Vorwerk in 1966 in the United States of America using the Lakenvelder, buff Columbian rosecomb, the blue and...

Hamburg chicken
2014-07-15 06:37:47

The Hamburg chicken is a breed of chicken that was developed in Germany and Holland sometime before the eighteenth century. This breed is considered to be rare, with less than one thousand individuals being registered in North America per year. Its weight varies depending upon the type and sex, with standard type cocks weighing about five pounds and hens weighing four pounds, while the bantam type of this breed weighs about one and half pounds. It can come in ten color varieties including...

Dutch bantam
2014-07-15 06:29:55

The Dutch bantam is a breed of true bantam chicken that was developed in the Netherlands, although its exact origins are unknown. It is thought that the breed descended from Asian bantam chickens and that it was selectively bred in order to produce small eggs that could be kept by peasants, because large eggs were required to be sent to kitchens to feed landed gentry. It was exported to the United States after World War II and was first shown in the 1950s, but the next shipment of this breed...

Chinese White Pine, Pinus armandii
2014-07-14 16:49:23

Chinese White Pine (Pinus armandii) is native to China as well as northern Burma. This pine is known as Mount Hua pine in Chinese. This pine grows at altitudes between 3,281 and 10,830 feet in light sandy to medium soils that is acidic and well-drained as this tree can tolerate drought. This tree grows to heights of 115 feet with a trunk diameter that measures 3 feet 3 inches. The bark is grayish brown when immature and matures to blackish brown to grayish red brown. The trunk will have...

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