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2014-02-03 08:21:47

Company does not expect a material negative impact on 2014 harvest FIVE POINTS, Calif., Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- S&W Seed Company (Nasdaq: SANW), is the world's largest producer of non-dormant, alfalfa seed varieties. S&W produces alfalfa seed in the San Joaquin and Imperial Valley's of California, as well as in South Australia. As of today, it does not appear to S&W that drought conditions in California will have a material negative impact on the Company's calendar...

2013-12-30 23:02:33

Changing consumer preferences toward organic meats and dairy will increase the demand for high-value organic hay. For these reasons, industry research firm IBISWorld has updated a report on the Hay and Crop Farming industry in its growing industry report collection. New York, NY (PRWEB) December 30, 2013 The Hay and Crop Farming industry, primarily comprising hay and sugar beets, largely depends on downstream demand and demand for substitute products. Overall, industry revenue is expected...

2013-11-19 16:48:01

Offset round-bale unroller makes mulching more efficient in organic mulch trials John Wilhoit and Timothy Coolong from the University of Kentucky have introduced a new technology that can make the application of organic mulches more efficient. The research team from the University of Kentucky premiered their new invention in the August issue of HortTechnology. The team altered a conventional round-bale unroller and designed experiments to document its efficiency. "We modified an unroller...

2013-11-19 08:22:05

WALNUT, Calif., Nov. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- VIASPACE Inc. (OTCQB: VSPC) today announced new laboratory test results on Giant King(TM) Grass as animal feed. The Giant King Grass was harvested at the VIASPACE nursery in California and the tests were conducted by Dairy One in Ithaca, New York, one of the world's premier forage testing laboratories. Young Giant King Grass first harvested on November 11, 2013 at a height of 3 to 4 feet tall had a crude protein (CP) level of 19.5% of...

2013-11-11 16:21:15

FIVE POINTS, Calif., Nov. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The November 2013 issue of Hay & Forage Grower, distributed November 10, 2013, included an article titled "Weather Tightens Alfalfa Seed Supply" which discusses weather issues that have impacted seed production and inventory levels in the non-dormant alfalfa seed market, possibly resulting in a below normal supply of alfalfa seed in 2014. The article was based on interviews of industry executives from several alfalfa seed...

2013-09-04 08:23:23

WALNUT, Calif., Sept. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- VIASPACE Inc. (OTCQB: VSPC) CEO, Dr. Carl Kukkonen, today provided an update on recent company business activities occurring since June. This update covers a portion of the activities and another update will be forthcoming. Dr. Kukkonen stated, "I spent two weeks in Nicaragua working on the 12 MW Giant King Grass power plant project with AGRICORP--our partner and the largest rice company in Nicaragua. The planned project will be...

2013-08-20 08:32:02

WALNUT, Calif., Aug. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- VIASPACE Inc. (OTCQB: VSPC) today announced results of independent and third-party testing that shows that Giant King Grass when it is cut frequently at 4-5 feet tall is an excellent high protein animal feed. The average protein content of five samples was 14.3% with good energy content and digestibility. The results show that Giant King Grass is much better than wheat straw, corn straw, sorghum silage, Bermuda grass or Sudan grass. It is...

2013-07-15 08:28:20

FIVE POINTS, Calif., July 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- S&W Seed Company (Nasdaq: SANW) today announced the planned initiation of alfalfa hay trials for five dormant alfalfa varieties in the People's Republic of China (PRC). The PRC trials are part of S&W's continuing effort to expand the worldwide markets for its proprietary alfalfa seed varieties. The alfalfa hay trials will be conducted at four different sites in the PRC, using varieties recently acquired and internally...

2013-07-09 08:30:31

FIVE POINTS, Calif., July 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- S&W Seed Company (Nasdaq: SANW) today announced the initiation of its dormant alfalfa seed production program with the planting of production acreage in Manitoba, Canada. This marks the company's first planting of production acres of its "dormant" alfalfa seed varieties, which is suited for cooler climates such as the northern United States, Canada, Europe and China. The expansion into the dormant alfalfa seed space opens up a...

2013-06-27 08:23:19

FIVE POINTS, Calif., June 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- S&W Seed Company (Nasdaq: SANW) today announced it that it has entered final development and testing phase in Australia for a new alfalfa seed variety, designated RD 132, which it believes will be the world's first alfalfa variety successfully bred with traits suitable for tropical climates. If successful, this would represent a potentially large and previously untapped market opportunity for S&W Seed Company. The Company's...


Latest Hay Reference Libraries

Hill farming
2013-09-20 13:07:03

Hill farming involves using is a particular piece of land for grazing sheep and cattle. This form of farming is used particularly by the farmers of the UK in the higher elevations. Farmers generally do not have access to winter fodder for their cattle, therefore, sheep farms are typical for such areas. Due to this restricted access, farmers move the herds to lower elevations for feeding. These specific farms are found in the North and South-Western areas of England, as well as the...

Hill Farming
2013-08-05 10:40:24

Hill farming is a particular piece of land for grazing sheep and cattle. This form of farming is used particularly by the farmers of the UK in the higher elevations. Farmers do not have access to winter fodder for the cattle; therefore, sheep farms are typical for such areas. Due to this restricted access, farmers move the herds to lower elevations for feeding. These specific farms are found in the North and South-Western areas of England, as well as the highlands of Scotland. The harsh...

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