Latest Plantation Stories

2008-09-02 00:00:25

By Ooi Tee Ching OIL palm planters can expect their fertiliser bill to fall from today, following the government's decision to abolish import duty on the product.

2008-08-26 03:00:31

PUNE: To mark the first day of the environmental and ecological week, saplings were planted at various places in Dehu Road Cantonment on Friday. DCB president and station commander Brig R.S. Rathod launched the plantation drive near the Central Ordnance Depot (COD).

2008-08-18 00:00:21

By Chai Mei Ling TREES are to orang utans what roads are to humans. When we develop pockets of forests, humans cut off not just the primates' connectivity to other parts of the woodland but also their food supply.

2008-07-21 15:00:56

BOSTON, July 21 /PRNewswire/ -- RISI, the leading information provider for the global forest products industry, today predicted that China's log imports will decline by 13 million cubic meters between 2007 and 2012, but the country's total wood fiber deficit (including logs, woodchips and the roundwood equivalent of its wood product and pulp imports) will increase by 22 million cubic meters, a 26% increase during that same timeframe.

2008-07-21 08:45:08

PLANTATION, Fla., July 21, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Goodwin Biotechnology Inc. (GBI) today announced that the melanin-binding IgM antibody manufactured by the company was used in a successful Phase I clinical trial for the treatment of melanoma.

2008-07-20 06:00:24

By David A. Schwartz, South Florida Sun-Sentinel Jul. 20--Marilyn and Wain Barber are serious about conservation. The Plantation Isles couple empties pets' water bowls into a bucket and uses a 5-gallon pail in the shower to collect water until the shower gets warm.

2008-07-07 00:00:18

By Ooi Tee Ching BIG plantation companies are starting to plant rubber trees on hilly land as rubber prices hit records, Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister Datuk Peter Chin said.

2008-07-07 00:00:10

By Chai Mei Ling PAPER is a necessary evil. But one pulp and paper firm challenges this impression by giving back just as much, if not more, to the environment and society. CHAI MEI LING went to visit its paper mill in Kerinchi, Indonesia a sceptic, but came back liking what she saw.

Word of the Day
  • Sleep; the state or condition of being asleep.
  • The state or condition of numbness of a part due to pressure on a nerve: as, the obdormition of a limb.
The word 'obdormition' comes from a Latin word meaning "to fall asleep".