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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...

chimpanzee in Rwandan forest
2014-06-19 03:00:26

Trinity College Dublin Light-fingered chimpanzees are changing the way subsistence farmers make a living in Africa by causing them to grow different crops and spend more time guarding their goods. This is according to work performed by researchers from Trinity College Dublin’s Department of Geography in the School of Natural Sciences, who say that communities near the edge of tropical forests are experiencing a lack of ‘dietary diversity’ and an increased exposure to disease-carrying...

2014-06-19 04:20:43

WATSONVILLE, Calif., June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The California Strawberry Commission has received a grant from California's Department of Pesticide Regulations (DPR) of $298,472 for a cooperative research project to investigate ways to improve control of soil-borne diseases. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140619/119443 This grant will help strawberry farmers continue the world's leading research on finding fumigant alternatives. California strawberry farmers...

2014-06-19 00:21:41

CHICAGO, June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Cloud Foundation and Wild Horse Freedom Federation today released BLM livestock data for Beaver County and Iron County, Utah showing that despite a chorus of demands from ranchers for the removal of wild horses from the over-grazed range; the data shows livestock outnumber wild horses 10.6:1 in these areas. "It is irresponsible and false for Iron County commissioners or anyone to claim that the wild horses in that area are having...

2014-06-18 23:05:40

Potassium fertilizer market is calculated by subdividing or segmenting the market into micromarkets, based on the share of each application, product. http://www.micromarketmonitor.com/market-report/potassic-fertilizers-reports-5050640576.html. (PRWEB) June 18, 2014 Potassium is an essential nutrient, which is required for protein production, enhancing water absorption efficiency, early growth stimulation, and immunity towards diseases. The increasing population and food requirements are...

2014-06-18 23:05:37

Animal feed Equipments market report also provides a comprehensive review of the market drivers, restraints, opportunities, and key issues in the market. http://www.micromarketmonitor.com/market-report/animal-feed-equipments-reports-1198387335.html (PRWEB) June 18, 2014 Animal feed processing equipment is used for pre-processing, quantitative batching, conditioning, and pelletizing of feed raw materials. The growing population and their increasing income are expected to result into a rise...


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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Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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