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Pistachio Industry Looks Toward a Promising 2009 Crop Year

... and processors are anticipating a promising crop year with production expected to exceed 2008 ... and are expected to yield a high-quality crop of nutrient-rich pistachios to meet increasing demand. Harvest for this year's pistachio crop will begin in September and is estimated at more ...

Experts: Targeted agricultural investments will yield high results, slash poverty in Africa

... past that just small amounts of funding can boost crop yields, defeat devastating pests, and ultimately ... top of the adverse impacts of climate change on crop yields. "With both the financial and food ... in which research can help produce much greater crop yields. The speakers included von Braun, the ...

Fortified cassava could provide a day's nutrition in a single meal

... how to fortify the cassava plant, a staple root crop in many developing countries, with enough ... of the Gates-funded project. But the plentiful crop has several drawbacks. It is composed almost ... farms. "It will not only be an improved staple crop eaten as a main source of nutrition, but we're ...

Crop Workers Have Highest Heat-Related Death Rate

... THURSDAY, June 19 (HealthDay News) -- crop workers, most of them foreign-born, have the ... died from heat-related illness were involved in crop production, U.S. health officials said. ... Prevention (CDC). "Heat-related deaths among crop workers were about 20 times higher than the rates ...

Opportunity International's Micro Insurance Agency to Develop and Provide Life, Health and Crop Insurance for 21 Million Poor People

... 11 new countries and provide life, health and crop insurance to 21 million poor people by 2012. ... the organization has 675,000 life, credit or crop insurance policies covering 3.3 million poor ... In Malawi, the agency has successfully tested crop insurance for farmers in a country that ...

DuPont Hosts Meeting of Leading Plant Scientists to Improve World Agricultural Productivity

... said William S. Niebur, vice president -- DuPont crop Genetics, Research and Development. "As climatic ... research programs collectively working to improve crop productivity in drought-prone environments. GCP ... weave an effective and interactive community of crop researchers at both the global and regional ....

Growing markets bring potential for rubber and oilseed crops

... and fuel pellets. Lesquerella, the other crop Foster is working with, has potential as an ... We certainly see this can be a potential new crop for the Trans Pecos and High Plains regions, ... and they were not able to harvest. A second crop was planted in 2007 and will be harvested this ...

African seed collection first to arrive in Norway on route to Arctic seed vault

... and a Rome-based international NGO, the Global crop Diversity Trust, will fund its operation. The ... CGIAR centers maintain 600,000 plant varieties in crop genebanks, which are widely viewed as the ... efforts to conserve agricultural biodiversity. crop biodiversity is the raw material needed to equip ...

New DuPont(TM) Agility(TM) SG Herbicide Offers Wheat Growers Answers to Changing Weed Control Needs

... SG is yet another example of how DuPont crop Protection is reinventing itself with better ... vice president and general manager, DuPont crop Protection. "Just last month, DuPont ... SG also is covered by the DuPont(TM) crop Protection Plus(R) wheat program, which provides ...

DuPont Scores a Hat Trick for Innovation

... hosting the first Agrow Awards. DuPont's crop Protection and Pioneer Hi-Bred businesses ... the lifetime achievement award. His career in the crop protection industry spans nearly 40 years and he ... because it also encompasses my 30 years in the crop protection industry and is an award on a global ...

In Celebration of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Susan G. Komen for the Cure San Diego Announces Opportunities for San Diegans to Get Involved in the Fight Against Breast Cancer

... 20-21, 2007, the Sixth Annual Charity Survivor crop 2007, a 24-hour scrapbooking marathon, sponsored ... are invited to attend the event. The "Survivor crop for the Cure" will take place at the Quantum Learning Network in Oceanside. "The Charity Survivor crop is a unique opportunity to help raise money for ...

Simulating kernel production influences maize model accuracy

... a way to increase the accuracy of a popular crop model. By zeroing in on early stages leading up ... their findings in the September-October issue of crop Science. The crop Environment Resource Synthesis (CERES)- Maize ...

Arizona researchers to sequence West African rice strain

... African rice," Wing said. Asian rice is the most common commercial rice crop and serves as a staple food in many countries. Since West African rice was ... Rounsley said, because the rice genome is simpler than that of other crop plants. "Once you understand the genes in rice, you can do similar work ...

Bayer CropScience and Monsanto Sign Cross Licensing Agreement on Herbicide Tolerance Traits in Rapeseed/Canola

... of about EUR 6.4 billion (2008), is one of the world's leading innovative crop science companies in the areas of crop protection, non-agricultural pest control, seeds and plant biotechnology. ...

UC design innovation: New hope for the hated hospital gown

... AMBULATORY SEPARATES The fully mobile patient could wear crop pants with a gown top. For comfort and care, these crop pants feature a stretch-jersey waist that is comfortable (and expands and ...

Setton Pistachio of Terra Bella, Inc. Expands Voluntary Recall of Pistachios

... roasted shelled pistachios and roasted in-shell pistachios from its 2008 crop due to potential contamination with the Salmonella organism. The Company is also recalling raw shelled pistachios from the 2008 crop that are not subsequently roasted prior to retail sale. The brands ...

USDA Adds Walnuts to Government Sponsored Meals

... time in several years, and will help distribute the industry's record crop of 434,000 short tons, exceeding the previous record crop of 355,000 short tons set in 2005," says California Walnut Board Chairman ...

Apple peel appeal

... yielded more than 50% blushed fruit over all 3 years." Because higher crop loads were associated with lower percentage of blushed fruit, the study suggests regulating the crop load to increase the number of blushed fruits, and that growing trees from ...

Heavy Metals Can Taint Wine

... Joan R. Davenport, a professor of soil science in the Department of crop and Soil Sciences at Washington State University, thinks a lot more study ... West London, U.K.; Joan R. Davenport, Ph.D., professor, Department of crop and Soil Sciences, Washington State University, Prosser; Gladys Horiuchi, ...

Desert plant may hold key to surviving food shortage

... a large expansion of arid regions so there is an increasing need for new crop varieties that can be productive in deserts. "Kalanchoe is a good ... than current crops, we may be able to use its genetic code to develop a crop able to withstand harsh environmental conditions. It is essential that ...

Gene 'knockout' floors tobacco carcinogen

... of cancer-causing agents. NC State's Dr. Ralph Dewey, professor of crop science, and Dr. Ramsey Lewis, assistant professor of crop science, teamed with colleagues from the University of Kentucky to knock ...

Bayer CropScience, Mertec and M.S. Technologies to Co-Develop New Soybean Trait Products

... of about EUR 5.7 billion (2006), is one of the world's leading innovative crop science companies in the areas of crop protection, non-agricultural pest control, seeds and plant biotechnology. ...

China Holdings, Inc. Announces Its 3rd Biomass Renewable Energy Project (Power Capacity: 50 MW); Total Potential: 150 MW in Biomass Energy Pipeline

... million tons. Studies done by international energy organizations show that crop straw is a type of clean renewable energy resource. Normally the heating value of crop straw is about 15MJ/kg. Crop straw is the fourth energy resource after ...

China Holdings, Inc. Announces 2nd Biomass Renewable Energy Project (Power Capacity: 50 MW); Total Potential: 100 MW in Biomass Energy Pipeline

... million tons. Studies done by international energy organizations show that crop straw is a type of clean renewable energy resource. Normally the heating value of crop straw is about 15MJ/kg. Crop straw is the fourth energy resource after ...

The science behind the food we eat and the earth on which it grows

... International Annual Meetings of the American Society of Agronomy (ASA), crop Science Society of America (CSSA), and Soil Science Society of America ... of the 100th anniversary of ASA. Come hear what soil scientists, crop scientists, and agronomists from around the world have to say about soil ...

Seasonal hunger devastating and under-recognized

... households or landless rural laborers. Many of these six hundred million people live in areas where water or temperature constraints allow only one crop harvest per year, say the authors. Their poverty is driven by seasonal cycles, worsening especially in the preharvest months. During this "hunger ...

Researchers find possible environmental causes for Alzheimer's, diabetes

... only do we consume them in processed foods, but they get into our food supply by leeching from the soil and contaminating water supplies used for crop irrigation, food processing and drinking." Nitrites and nitrates belong to a class of chemical compounds that have been found to be harmful to ...

Breakthrough in combating the side effects of quinine

... means the human body cannot produce it we have to get it from the food we eat. Tryptophan is abundant in meat but limited in yams, a staple food crop in the tropics where malaria is prevalent. If quinine severely reduces tryptophan uptake, then it follows that people with preexisting tryptophan ...

'One Woman Initiative' Announces First Grants to Women's Organizations in Five Nations

... women-centric approach. Kashf will launch a rural microfinance program developing activities such as agriculture and livestock-related products, crop insurance, and a mobile microfinance service. In Egypt , the Association for Human and Environmental Development will receive a $95,000 ...

Research Finds 'New Crop' of Breast Cancer Genes

... Comprehensive Cancer Center. The blood pressure drug had no effect on tumors lacking the gene. "We suspect our analysis has uncovered a new crop of potentially important breast cancer genes," study author Dr. Arul Chinnaiyan, a pathology professor at the university's medical school, said in a ...

Looks, Money, Fame Don't Bring Happiness

... find] of intrinsic goals that is associated with well-being." Her research has uncovered similar findings. Deci's advice for this year's crop of college graduates? "You need to keep those American Dream goals in balance with these other deeper and more important human goals such as ...

Global Warming Biggest Health Threat of 21st Century, Experts Say

... temperatures. Heat waves will kill more people in more areas of the world (more than 70,000 people died during a heat wave in Europe in 2003). crop yields will decline, leading to greater food insecurity in a world where 800 million already go to bed hungry every night. Water shortages will ...

Golden rice an effective source of vitamin A

... who lack adequate amounts of this vitamin can have vision problems or even blindness as a result. "By incorporating vitamin A into the major crop that is consumed, we would be able to make it accessible to the majority of people in the area," said Grusak. Additional research is necessary ...

Maplecroft Flu Pandemic Maps Reveal Countries Most at Risk

... at Warwick Business School and one of the founding directors of Maplecroft. "Climate change is causing drought and flooding which in turn leads to crop failures and the destruction of livelihoods which in turn lead to poverty and the conditions that we see increase vulnerability to pandemic flu." ...

Soil carbon storage is not always influenced by tillage practices

... N rate. The authors hypothesized that while N fertilization favored a greater residue accumulation in the top 20 cm of no-till soils, mixing of crop residue with soil particles and N fertilizer by tillage stimulated the mineralization of residue and native soil carbon. However, when accounting for ...

Protecting wine grapes from heat and drought

... IDDeficit irrigation is an agricultural technique used to achieve a variety of results depending on the crop. For white wine grapes, it balances the crop load by limiting the canopy size so there aren't too many leaves shading the grapes. For red wine grapes, deficit irrigation again limits canopy ...

FDA Approves Camelina for Broiler Chickens

... founded with the purpose of manufacturing and marketing biofuel produced from camelina, has been working with the FDA to gain approval for the crop to be used as livestock feed for several years. Today's FDA approval resulted out of a study which was sanctioned by the North American Camelina ...

Dry beans inhibit development of mammary cancer

... from Archer Daniels Midland Co. and Bush Brothers Inc. Results from the study were published in the January-February 2009 issue of the journal crop Science. Cooked dry bean powder from the six market classes and a control group without beans in the diet were fed to laboratory rats in a ...

Top 10 Ingredients for Recession-Proof, Healthy Cooking

... - everyone who wants to know more about the world's healthiest oil - canola. The CanolaInfo team is supported by North America's canola growers, crop input suppliers, exporters, processors, food manufacturers and governments. ...

Senesco Announces Results of Pre-Clinical Efficacy, Toxicology and Dose Ranging Studies for Multiple Myeloma Therapeutic Candidate

... the scientific term for the aging of plant cells: senescence. Delaying cell breakdown in plants extends freshness after harvesting, while increasing crop yields, plant size and resistance to environmental stress. The Company believes that its technology can be used to develop superior strains of crops ...
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