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2014-09-09 03:00:17

Fariss Samarrai and H. Brevy Cannon, University of Virginia As the world population continues to grow, by about 1 billion people every 12 to 14 years since the 1960s, the global food supply may not meet escalating demand – particularly for agriculturally poor countries in arid to semi-arid regions, such as Africa’s Sahel, that already depend on imports for much of their food supply. A new University of Virginia study, published online in the American Geophysical Union journal,...

2014-09-09 08:30:42

ST. LOUIS, Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In China this week, Novus's Sustainable Feed Raw Material Application lecture series kicked off with the launch of the world's leading protease feed enzyme, CIBENZA® DP100, into the Chinese market. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140908/144108 Protease enzymes are scientifically proven to significantly increase the availability of dietary amino acids to monogastric animals. Formulating diets with CIBENZA DP100 allows producers...

2014-09-09 08:23:07

XI'AN, China, Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- China Green Agriculture, Inc. (NYSE: CGA; "China Green Agriculture", "we" or the "Company"), a company that mainly produces and distributes humic acid-based compound fertilizers, other varieties of compound fertilizers and agricultural products through its subsidiaries in China, today announced that it will host an earning call to discuss fiscal year 2014's financial results on 8:00 AM Eastern on Friday, September 12, 2014. The...

2014-09-09 08:22:58

Webinar to discuss use of biochemical technology to increase nutrient use efficiency and grower ROI; guest speaker Dr. Fred Below of University of Illinois will address ways to meet crop nutrient needs FRISCO, Texas, Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Agricen, a Loveland Products Company delivering biochemical-based solutions for efficient and sustainable plant nutrition, today announced that the company will host a new webinar for growers, "What Your Dry Fertilizer Doesn't Want You to Know," with...

2014-09-08 23:12:08

Researchers seeking funding from the Maryland Soybean Board for 2014-2015 are being reminded of the "Request for Proposal" procedure required in the checkoff grant process. SALISBURY, MD (PRWEB) September 08, 2014 Researchers seeking funding from the Maryland Soybean Board for 2014-2015 are being reminded of the "Request for Proposal" procedure required in the checkoff grant process. As has been the case in recent years, the research committee of the board is asking...

2014-09-08 16:23:34

SILVERADO, Calif., Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Resource Ventures, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: REVI) Kimberly Kaiser, President of Resource Ventures, Inc., is pleased to announce today that the company, with the guidance of the consulting services of The Industrial Hemp and Medical Marijuana Consulting Company, Inc., IHMMCC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hemp, Inc. (OTC : HEMP), is actively searching out avenues of entrance into the Cannabis Industry Media Market. Mrs. Kaiser said, "There is a...

peach pits
2014-09-08 10:48:43

Elaine Smith, University of Toronto As peach trees in the Niagara Region of Ontario give up the last of their fruit for the season, their ancestors halfway around the globe are clamoring for attention. In a study published September 5 in PLOS ONE, Gary Crawford, a U of T Mississauga anthropology professor, and two Chinese colleagues propose that the domestic peaches enjoyed worldwide today can trace their ancestry back at least 7,500 years ago to the lower Yangtze River Valley in...

2014-09-08 08:24:12

PETACH TIKVA, Israel, September 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Stockton Israel, a leader in plant extract based crop protection innovation, announced today that its flagship product, Timorex Gold, has received US registration from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Timorex Gold is a natural broad spectrum fungicide, which allows farmers to have a useful new tool for disease control in organic and conventional crops. (Logo:...

2014-09-06 23:00:59

The Agricultural Micronutrients Market in Fertigation report defines and segments the agricultural micronutrients market in fertigation function with analysis and forecast of revenue. http://www.micromarketmonitor.com/market/asia-agricultural-adjuvants-6969250923.html (PRWEB) September 06, 2014 The Agricultural Micronutrients Market in Fertigation report defines and segments the agricultural micronutrients market in fertigation function with analysis and forecast of revenue. The...

2014-09-05 23:00:17

Herbicides market research report provides in-depth analysis of global market trends & forecast to 2019 and categorizes market on the basis of crop type, mode of action and geography. (http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/herbicides-357.html) (PRWEB) September 06, 2014 According to a new market research report entitled, “Herbicides Market by Type (Glyphosate, Atrazine, Acetochlor, 2, 4-D), by Crop Type (Cereals & Grains, Oilseeds & Pulses, Fruits &...


Latest Agriculture Reference Libraries

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...

Barbados Blackbelly Sheep
2014-09-22 08:17:04

The Barbados black belly sheep is a breed of domestic sheep that was developed on the island of Barbados in the Caribbean, although it has been found to have some African ancestry. The USDA imported a small flock of this breed in 1904 for the purpose of scientific study and there are now two distinct breeds, creating some confusion with the names. The purebred Barbados blackbelly sheep has no horns, but a popular crossbreed known as the Barbado is known for its black horns. The name of this...

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...

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