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2014-08-26 16:29:35

Hemp Industry Leaders, Experts and Entrepreneurs Gather for Two-Day Event to Discuss Progress and New Goals for U.S. Hemp Industry WASHINGTON, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 21(st) annual conference of the Hemp Industries Association (HIA) will be held Sunday, September 21 - Monday, September 22, 2014, at the Phoenix Park Hotel in Washington, DC. Business leaders and farmers in the hemp industry in North America and from abroad will meet during the two-day event to...

2014-08-26 16:29:32

Sustainable practices and new seeds, traits and crop protection products on display at Farm Progress Show BOONE, Iowa, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Consumers are looking to farmers to use practices that leave a better world, and Bayer CropScience is responding to support farmers by providing the innovative tools and resources to make it happen. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140826/139541 At the 2014 Farm Progress Show today in Boone, Iowa, the company showcased a road map to...

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...


Latest Agriculture Reference Libraries

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...

Magpie Duck
2014-09-08 12:28:35

The magpie duck is a breed of domestic duck that originated in the United Kingdom during the nineteenth century. The breed was developed by Oliver Drake and M.C. Gower-Williams, who most likely used selective breeding techniques with the Belgian Huttegem, a breed that was highly similar to the magpie duck. Although it was brought to the United States in 1963 and accepted by the American Standard of Perfection in 1977, it did not become well known in that area until 1984. The weight of the...

Indian Runner Duck
2014-09-05 13:17:55

The Indian runner duck is a breed of domestic duck that was found in the East Indies, although it is not thought that the breed originated from this area. It is thought that the term “Indian” may have been used in an exaggerating manner, signifying a port where the breed was shipped from or the men from the East India Company who transported them. This breed became well known for its egg-laying abilities in the United States and Europe during the late nineteenth century. The first...

Wessex Saddleback
2014-09-05 10:36:48

The Wessex saddleback, also known as the Wessex pig, is a breed of domestic pig that was developed in Wessex. Its complete origin is unknown, with some stating that is was developed by crossing the Old English sheeted pig and a breed of black pig from the New Forest region. Many suggest that the breed is one of the few to have been mostly unaffected by crossbreeding with Neapolitan pigs, which would mean that it would be highly similar to the landrace pig that once roamed through Britain’s...

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