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2014-04-07 00:22:21

BASEL, Switzerland, April 7, 2014 -- Access to expertise, facilities and prime varieties grown on 330,000 hectares -- Expansion of established PSB brand supported by Syngenta's global presence -- Accelerated innovation in durum wheat breeding and production for pasta /PRNewswire/ -- Syngenta announced today that it has acquired Societa Produttori Sementi (PSB), one of Italy's oldest seed companies and a leader in durum wheat breeding and production for...

2014-04-04 23:40:08

Effects Of Genetically Modified Foods On Human Health,” a new report on the website HealthReviewCenter.com uncovers positive and side effects of genetically modified foods. Seattle, Wa (PRWEB) April 03, 2014 Genetically engineered food (biotech or genetically modified food) refers to crop plants, which have been modified in the laboratory to increase desirable traits such as resistance to herbicides and improved nutritional content. “Effects Of Genetically Modified Foods On Human...

2014-04-04 23:36:38

640 Farmers Receive Recognition at Farmer-Owned Cooperative’s Annual Meeting La Farge, WI (PRWEB) April 03, 2014 Organic Valley, America’s largest cooperative of organic farmers and one of the nation’s leading organic brands, honored 640 of its farmer-owners with Quality Awards at the Cooperative’s Annual Meeting award banquet on April 2, in La Crosse, Wis. Producers of CROPP Cooperative (Organic Valley and Organic Prairie brands) dairy, produce, soy, eggs, feed and meat were...

2014-04-04 23:36:31

Future faces of sustainable agriculture honored at farmer-owned cooperative’s annual meeting banquet - recipients hail from New York, Oregon, Wisconsin. La Farge, WI (PRWEB) April 03, 2014 Organic Valley, the nation’s largest cooperative of organic farmers and a leading organic brand, celebrated its next generation of organic farmers by awarding three of its young farmer-owners with Generation Organic™ (Gen-O) Awards. Generation Organic is a group of Organic Valley and Organic...

2014-04-04 12:27:01

DALLAS, April 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The report "Cereal Ingredients Market by Type (Wheat, Rice, Oat, Corn, Barley), Application (Hot Breakfast Cereal, Cold Breakfast Cereal), & Geography - Global Trends & Forecast to 2019", defines and segments the breakfast cereal ingredient market with a perusal of the global market size in terms of value ($million) and volume (MT). It also identifies the driving and restraining factors for this market with an analysis of trends,...

Attracting Wild Bees To Farms Helps To Enhance Crop Pollination
2014-04-04 11:20:46

Michigan State University Investing in habitat that attracts and supports wild bees in farms is not only an effective approach to helping enhance crop pollination, but it can also pay for itself in four years or less, according to Michigan State University research. The paper, published in the current issue of the Journal of Applied Ecology, gives farmers of pollination-dependent crops tangible results to convert marginal acreage to fields of wildflowers, said Rufus Isaacs, MSU...

2014-04-04 08:26:35

DUBLIN, Apr. 04, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/wj2tbp/global ) has announced the addition of the "Global Agriculture Machinery Market 2014-2018" report to their offering. (Logo:http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769) The analysts forecast the Global Agricultural Machinery market to grow at a CAGR of 7.97 percent over the period 2013-2018. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the increasing global...

2014-04-04 08:26:26

Hortau will use funding to continue expansion and provide world-class irrigation management solutions for growers across all commodities CALGARY, April 4, 2014 /CNW/ - Hortau, the leader in wireless, web-based irrigation management, has secured $3.5 million in financing from Avrio Capital - its second investment in the precision irrigation company in 14 months. Avrio Capital, Canada's leading private equity firm focused on food and agriculture, invested $3 million in Hortau in...

2014-04-03 12:32:25

LONDON, April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: Agrochemical and Pesticide Market in United States to 2018 - Market Size, Trends, and Forecasts, and Market Players The industry report Agrochemical and Pesticide Market in United States to 2018 - Market Size, Trends, Forecasts, and Market Players offers the most up-to-date perspective on the actual market situation, trends, and future outlook for agrochemicals and pesticides in United...

2014-04-03 12:32:21

DUBLIN, April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Marketshttp://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/93mhht/seeds_market_by) has announced the addition of the "Seeds Market by Type, Seed Trait & Geography - Global Trends & Forecast To 2018" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/93mhht/seeds_market_by ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) The seed market is primarily driven by the consumption of seeds...


Latest Agriculture Reference Libraries

Lundy Pony
2014-04-22 14:29:41

The Lundy Pony is a breed of pony from Lundy Island, England. It was developed in 1928 by Martin Coles Harman, the owner of the island. He crossbred New Forest Pony mares with a Welsh Mountain B stallion to produce the Lundy. The stallion died a year after its arrival but produced only one foal. However that foal became an exceptional stud and by the late thirties, there were so many Lundy ponies that more than 50 were sold to the mainland. During the war the herd reached 100 but with the...

Gray Pine, Pinus sabiniana
2014-04-22 11:07:33

Gray pine (Pinus sabiniana) is prevalent throughout California in the United States. The tree is also known as the Digger pine, California foothill pine, ghost pine, bull pine, and nut pine. The Gray pine grows from sea level to 4,000 feet above sea level. This pine likes 15-25 inches of rain per year and grows best in rocky, well-drained soils. This pine is a short pine growing to heights of 36-45 feet high, 105 feet in ideal growing conditions, with trunks measuring 23.6-47.2 inches in...

Landais Pony
2014-04-18 09:25:30

The Landais is a small breed of pony from southwest France mainly in the area of Pau. The Landais was believed to be developed by crossing a native French horse with an Arabian around 732 AD. In the early 1800s the breed roamed wild but was pushed into small herds by the drying of the swamps and forest harvests. The pony remained in the wild until after WW II. During the war, many ponies were killed by mines, hunted and caught to sell, thus reducing the population of the breed. Automobile...

Young Kerry Bog Pony
2014-04-17 12:16:10

The Kerry Bog Pony originated in Ireland, possibly a descendent of the Irish Hobby Horse, originally inhabiting the peat bogs of County Kerry, southwest Ireland. Although the exact origin of the Kerry Bog Pony is unknown, images from a 1617 book show similarities to the Irish Hobby as well as the Kerry Bog of today. The pony was initially used for transporting peat and kelp from the bog over a variety of terrain. Some were used to pull carts and others were for harness. When they were not...

Java Pony
2014-04-17 11:17:34

The Java Pony is one of eight breeds of ponies native to Indonesia. The Java adapted well to the tropical climate. Native horses were bred with imported Arabian and Barb horses and has developed the Java into a hearty breed. They are bred privately but also may be subsidized by the state. Because the Java is bred in this  manner, there can be a variety of differences in their characteristics around the Indonesian Islands. The Java has a small body with a deep, wide chest and a short...

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