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2014-08-26 08:32:46

DUBAI, UAE, August 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Pegasus Agriculture, the hydroponics leader in the MENA region believes its technology of soilless farming can strictly control the use of available arable land for agricultural purpose. Land capable of supporting crops is paved over for roads, shopping centers, houses or for industries. A rapid economic growth has always been accompanied by shifting land use patterns from agricultural land to industry, infrastructure, and...

2014-08-26 08:32:36

With a Precise Contour Map of Rainfall Information, Farmers Can Make Better Decisions on Irrigation Planning, Resource Deployment and Material Applications BOONE, Iowa, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) today announced a significant advancement in its RainWave® precipitation monitoring solution that maps precise rainfall amounts within an entire field or farm. Using the new RainWave Contour Map functionality in Trimble's Connected Farm(TM) Web-based management...

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...


Latest Agriculture Reference Libraries

Galway Sheep
2014-09-30 09:49:31

The Galway sheep is a breed of domestic sheep that originated in Galway in western Ireland during the seventeenth century. It was developed after English Longwools were brought to the area, followed by the improved Leicester, which resulted in an early form of the breed known as the Roscommon. Both this type and the modern Galway breed highly resembled the improved Leicester. When the Roscommon breed society began to falter in 1923, it sought out Galway Sheep Breeders Society, later admitting...

English Leicester
2014-09-26 10:19:08

The English Leicester, known by many other names including the Leicester, the improved Leicester, and the Leicester longwool, is a breed of domestic sheep that was developed in England during the eighteenth century by Robert Bakewell. It was one of the first purebred sheep breeds to be introduced into Australia and is one of a few remaining pure sheep breeds. Today, it can be found in many areas including the United States, New Zealand, and Great Britain. The English Leicester holds strong...

Dorpor
2014-09-25 08:56:51

The Dorpor is a breed of domestic sheep that was developed in South Africa during the 1930’s by crossbreeding the Blackhead Persian sheep and the Dorset Horn sheep for the purpose of creating a sheep that could produce meat in arid areas of the region. Today, the breed can be found throughout South Africa and in other areas including Australia. The Dorper Sheep Breeders Society of South Africa was established in the 1950’s and it is now the second most populous sheep in that region....

Cotswold Sheep
2014-09-25 08:43:41

The Cotswold sheep is a breed of domestic sheep that originated from and was named after the Cotswold Hills in England. Some experts assert that this breed was present in this area of England when the Romans arrived sometime around 54 B.C., during which time legend says they discovered sheepcotes along the hills. Later, the area was supposedly given the Anglo-Saxon name of Cottes-wealds, which meant wind swept hills scattered with Cotes. If this legend were true it would mean that the hills...

Boreray
2014-09-22 13:15:04

The Boreay, also known as the Hebridean blackface or the Boreray blackface, is a breed of domestic sheep that originated on the islands of the St Kilda archipelago off the coast of Scotland. Today it survives as a feral breed on the island of Boreay and is the last of the crofter’s sheep that were developed on the islands during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, which were removed from all of the islands except Boreay in 1930. During the 1970’s six Boreay sheep were taken off the...

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