In the United States, federal mandates to produce more renewable fuels, especially biofuels, have led to a growing debate: Should fuel or food grow on arable land? Recent research shows farmers can successfully, and sustainably, grow both.
Biologists at UC San Diego have discovered that a tiny single-celled parasite may have a greater-than expected impact on honey bee colonies, which have been undergoing mysterious declines worldwide for the past decade.
BASF opened a new Agricultural Research Station in Loni Kand, Pune, India. This new research and development (R&D) center will focus on global agricultural research on herbicides, fungicides, and insecticides, as well as on solutions that go beyond classical crop protection.
A survey of Farm Credit lenders in America’s heartland shows an increased demand for market risk management services as farmers, ranchers and agribusinesses respond to a tightening agriculture economy. AgriBank, the St. Paul, Minn.-based Farm Credit Bank, released the poll with a new report that examines trends innet farm income and farm balance sheets, and points to the need for producers act now to position themselves for success.
AgReliant Genetics, LLC announced its collaboration with Weather Trends International, a leader in weather forecasting and trends that provides accurate predictions day-by-day, week-to-week, 11 months ahead for 6.4 million locations around the globe.
Genuity has launched important updates to two technology tools, the Genuity Rootworm Manager application and Genuity sponsored InsectForecast.com. These both proved to be appreciated resources by farmers last season, according to Monsanto Company.
Iteris, Inc., a leader in providing information solutions to the transportation and agriculture markets, announced the general availability of ClearAg, a decision support application for precision farming.