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2012-09-20 02:23:52

BRUSSELS, September 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Study finds innovation key driver of European agricultural productivity, competitiveness Against a backdrop of food-price spikes and calls for action on global food security, an assessment of the economic importance of a key class of crop protection chemicals has confirmed the value of hi-tech solutions for sustainable productive agriculture and underlined the essential contribution of research and development. The...

2012-09-18 10:25:44

WINNIPEG, Sept. 18, 2012 /CNW/ - Western Canadian producers have until October 15 to sign up for this year's Harvest Sample Program. Producers that register and send us their grain samples will get a free, unofficial grade and quality information to help them market their grain. "Producers who send us their grain samples are helping us assess the quality of this year's harvest. We share this important data with customers to show them that Canadian grain is their best choice for...

2012-09-05 23:02:45

Drought and fire continue to threaten horse sanctuaries, farms, and other rural establishments. Dr. Cesar Parra remains optimistic about the care animals are receiving, as well as the future. Whitehouse Station, New Jersey (PRWEB) September 04, 2012 Bloomberg Businessweek reports that drought and fire have threatened equestrian organizations for the better part of the summer–and continue to do so. With a shortage of hay and several burned barns, many individuals are worried for the...

2012-09-04 10:26:04

WINNIPEG, Sept. 4, 2012 /CNW/ - Beginning today, preliminary quality data from the 2012 Canada Western Red Spring wheat harvest from 10 crop regions will be released each week and will include protein content from samples received through the Canadian Grain Commission's Harvest Sample Program. Quality parameters for both wheat and flour will be released for each crop region as soon as sufficient representative samples are received, made into composites and analysed. The early...

2012-08-31 13:46:18

Experts at Beijing meeting report progress in preparing farmers to resist Ug99; Warn that vast wheat-growing regions of N. Africa, Central Asia remain at-risk The world's top wheat experts today reported a breakthrough in their ability to track Ug99 and related strains of a deadly and rapidly mutating wheat pathogen called stem rust that threatens wheat fields from East Africa to South Asia. With data submitted by farmers and scientists from fields and laboratories, the creators of the...

2012-08-30 02:23:52

DALLAS, August 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ReportsnReports.com adds market research reports "Global Ready to Drink (RTD) Tea & Coffee Market - By Additives, Packaging, Price Segments, Distribution Channels & Geography - Forecasts up to 2017" and "Private Label in Tea" to its store. The market for RTD tea and coffee...

2012-08-29 10:19:48

The latest study was published online in Nature Genetics The international research team led by Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences and BGI have completed the genome sequence and analysis of a diploid cotton-- Gossypium raimondii. The cotton genome provides an invaluable resource for the study and genetic improvement of cotton quality and output, and sheds new lights on understanding the genetic characteristics and evolutionary mechanism underlying cotton and its close relatives. The...

2012-08-28 02:22:18

BOONE, Iowa, Aug. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) introduced today yield monitoring for its CFX-750(TM) display. Trimble® Yield Monitoring provides an accurate system to collect yield and moisture data for grain crops so farmers can instantly see how well their crops performed. Yield data enables farmers to generate variable-rate prescription maps for seed, fertilizer, and chemicals to help create a high-yielding environment year-after-year and allows for critical analyses...

2012-08-18 22:21:13

HONG KONG, Aug. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Financial Summary Revenue was approximately RMB7,709 million, down approximately 4.0% YoY. Gross profit was approximately RMB419 million, down approximately 58.8% YoY. Net profit attributable to owners of the parent was approximately RMB54 million, down approximately 90.1% YoY. Gross profit margin was approximately 5.4%, representing a decrease of 7.3 percentage points as compared with the gross profit margin of...

2012-08-17 06:21:36

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa, Aug. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Pro Farmer announces plans for undertaking the difficult task of gauging this year's corn and soybean crops. With almost all of the heartland suffering through an extensive drought, this year's Midwest Crop Tour will provide a detailed analysis of the likely outcome for 2012's corn and soybean harvest. "Clearly, 2012 is shaping up to be an enormously painful year for most Midwest growers," said Chip Flory, Pro Farmer editor. "We're getting...


Latest Crops Reference Libraries

Cash crop
2013-08-05 12:49:51

Cash crop is a term used to reference a profitable crop for farmers. Plants like cotton and tobacco are a few cash crops farmer tend to deal with. These crops do not stay with the farmer for their livestock feed or used in the home, rather, in many cases they are exported; thus creating revenue for the farmer. The price of cash crops is largely based on supply and demand in more developed countries, where the supply is actually coming from lesser developed areas. When a bumper crop, that...

Intercropping
2013-07-31 15:20:47

Intercropping is growing crops of multiple products in a specific area. Using the property for more than one crop serves dual purposes such as adding structural support along with providing needed nutrients as well as weed and pest control. Careful consideration and control is required when intercropping. Considerations such as soil content, the amount of water needed for each crop and the amount of sunlight needed for each crop. An example of intercropping are planting tall crops that...

Seed Drilling
2013-05-18 07:39:11

Seed drilling is a method used by farmers in order to have a more unified, crop-yielding season. The first known use of seed drilling was in 1500 BC by the Sumerian. At this time, they were using a single tube. Later, in the 2nd Century BC, the Chinese developed a multi-tube iron drill. This facilitated in a larger crop planting allowing them to feed their large population. The first recorded patent of a sowing machine was in 1566 by the Venetian Senate, attributing Camillo Torello. In the...

Dryland Farming
2013-03-15 11:32:48

Dryland farming is farming without the aid of irrigation and only with the amount of rain fall given by Mother Nature. Dryland farming is typical in arid regions such as Southwestern United States, Mexico, the Middle East, and other regions that are known for growing grains. Dryland farming is practiced in all parts of Australia with the exception of the Northern Territory. Process Dryland farming involves the constant assessing of the amount of moisture present or lacking for any given...

Cover Crop
2013-03-15 11:18:24

Image Caption: Painter of the burial chamber of Sennedjem. A Plowing Farmer. Credit: Yorck Project/Wikipedia Cover crops are crops that are planted to improve the quality of the soil, also known as green manure. Cover crops add fertility to the soil, control weeds and pests as well as control diseases that can be otherwise found in untreated soil. Cover crops increases the organic matter levels in the soil which only enhances the structure of the soil as well as increase the capacity for...

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