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2014-02-25 14:06:09

A multi-institutional team reports that it can increase sugarcane's geographic range, boost its photosynthetic rate by 30 percent and turn it into an oil-producing crop for biodiesel production. These are only the first steps in a bigger initiative that will turn sugarcane and sorghum – two of the most productive crop plants known – into even more productive, oil-generating plants. The team will present its latest findings Tuesday (Feb. 25) at the U.S. Department of Energy's ARPA-E...

2014-02-07 00:21:13

SAO PAULO, Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (UNICA) has expressed grave concerns about news reports indicating that the Government of India, the second largest sugar producer in the world, intends to announce an increase in sugar export subsidies. If confirmed, the new US$ 128 million subsidizing 4 million tons in raw sugar exports, would come in addition to US$ 120 million already spent by India, considering just the last four sugarcane...

Controlling Invasive Weeds Can Help Attempts At Reforestation In Panama
2014-01-28 14:53:12

Pensoft Publishers Saccharum spontaneum is an invasive grass that has spread extensively in disturbed areas throughout the Panama Canal watershed, where it has created a fire hazard and inhibited reforestation efforts. The weed originally believed to be originally from India, is perfectly adapted to the conditions in Panama and produces excessive amounts of biomass during the wet season, which impedes reforestation efforts. A new study published in the open access journal NeoBiota proposes...

2013-12-19 23:02:51

Falling demand and less government support will cause revenue to dip. For this reason, industry research firm IBISWorld has updated a report on the Sugarcane Harvesting industry in its growing industry report collection. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) December 19, 2013 The US Sugarcane Harvesting industry has endured spikes and drops in revenue over the five years to 2013. Global weather patterns are largely responsible for fluctuations in price and production, which directly influence revenue....

2013-12-19 11:44:50

Scientists have discovered a bacterium that could reduce the use of fertilizer in sugarcane production and improve yield. Sugar is an important commodity around the world and sugarcane accounts for about 80% of production. The price of sugar has increased at a rate considerably above inflation over the last 30 years. This is not least due to the rising cost of fertilizers, which is partly driven by increased global demand, and linked to the degradation of soil quality over decades of...

2013-11-13 23:30:16

New periodical “International Sugar Journal” worked out by MarketLine has been recently published by Market Publishers Ltd. London, UK (PRWEB) November 13, 2013 In the 2012/2013 сycle, the world’s sugar supply is in excess of consumption by approximately 10 million tonnes. This is attributed to favourable weather conditions in tandem with increased investments in cane, beet and milling production capacities during the past several seasons in response to soaring sugar prices. Since...


Word of the Day
glogg
  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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