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Why California's drought hasn't sent food prices soaring

Why California's drought hasn't sent food prices soaring | Agriculture news & innovations | Scoop.it
The USDA forecasts that fruit and vegetable prices in particular will barely budge in 2015. What's going on?
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FreshFruitPortal.com » Nanotech research could bring range of farmer-friendly products to market

FreshFruitPortal.com » Nanotech research could bring range of farmer-friendly products to market | Agriculture news & innovations | Scoop.it
An international project aims to improve the shelf life of fruit through an easily accessible nanotech formula.
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Silicon Valley Enters Into a Promising Relationship with Agriculture

Silicon Valley Enters Into a Promising Relationship with Agriculture | Agriculture news & innovations | Scoop.it
The Wall Street Journal recently posted a great article on how Silicon Valley is taking agriculture to a whole new level, leading to new innovations that
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2 tools help cut nitrogen costs on your corn crop | Fertilizer content from Corn and Soybean Digest

2 tools help cut nitrogen costs on your corn crop | Fertilizer content from Corn and Soybean Digest | Agriculture news & innovations | Scoop.it

If we could predict and control the weather, we could manage nitrogen perfectly,” says Cliff Snyder, nitrogen program director, International Plant Nutrition Institute. “Until then, 30-70% of our applied nitrogen may not be taken up and will go to waste.”

Three crop-canopy sensors use reflected light from foliage to calculate variable-rate sidedress N rates in real time: GreenSeeker (Trimble Navigation), OptRx (Ag Leader Technology), and Topcon (Topcon Positioning Systems). 

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AUS: Cucumber virus threatens $60M industry - HortiBiz

AUS: Cucumber virus threatens $60M industry - HortiBiz | Agriculture news & innovations | Scoop.it

Nothing can be done to stop a plant disease which has devastated industries in other countries and is now in the Northern Territory, the Australian government says.

Cucumber Green Mottle Mosaic Virus (CGMMV) destroys the flesh of pumpkins, zucchinis, squashes, melons and cucumbers and has crippled industries in Asia, the Middle East and some parts of the US.

The virus was first detected last year at five farms in the Katherine region and has now spread to more than 21 farms.

It means the Territory's $60 million industry could be compromised.

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California’s Next Megadrought Has Already Begun

California’s Next Megadrought Has Already Begun | Agriculture news & innovations | Scoop.it
As California limps through another nearly rain-free rainy season, the state is taking increasingly bold action to save water. On Tuesday, the California state government imposed new mandatory restrictions on lawn watering and incentives to limit water use in hotels and restaurants as part of its latest emergency drought regulations....
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The Skinny on Sulfur

The Skinny on Sulfur | Agriculture news & innovations | Scoop.it
Tests show that sulfur applications consistently benefit corn, especially in low-organic soil.
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How plants recognize the bugs that eat them - Futurity

How plants recognize the bugs that eat them - Futurity | Agriculture news & innovations | Scoop.it
Plants can tell what type of insect is noshing on them and launch a tailored defense. Now scientists have pinpointed 2,778 genes involved in the response.
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Fine-tune irrigation and fertilizer to help maximize corn yields | Corn content from Delta Farm Press

Fine-tune irrigation and fertilizer to help maximize corn yields | Corn content from Delta Farm Press | Agriculture news & innovations | Scoop.it

By fine-tuning irrigation to avoid saturated soils and managing fertilizer applications to minimize losses during critical growth stages, producers may be able to offset some of the weather adversities Mother Nature tosses at them, says Erick Larson

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FreshFruitPortal.com » EU School Fruit Scheme under threat

FreshFruitPortal.com » EU School Fruit Scheme under threat | Agriculture news & innovations | Scoop.it
Freshfel has urged the European Commission not to put 'better regulation' ahead of children's health.
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Banana variety risks wipeout from deadly fungus wilt

Banana variety risks wipeout from deadly fungus wilt | Agriculture news & innovations | Scoop.it
World’s most popular banana variety could disappear because of a fungus spreading across the globe, and FAO warns it could cost $47m to save the species
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UN News - Agriculture must change, UN agency chief tells Paris summit, urging ‘paradigm shift’

UN News - Agriculture must change, UN agency chief tells Paris summit, urging ‘paradigm shift’ | Agriculture news & innovations | Scoop.it
The model of agricultural production that predominates today is not suitable for the new food security challenges of the 21st century and the need to be more sustainable, inclusive and resilient, the head of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said today.
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Breaking through the wheat yield barrier | Grains content from Southeast Farm Press

Breaking through the wheat yield barrier | Grains content from Southeast Farm Press | Agriculture news & innovations | Scoop.it
Wade Thomason, Extension grains specialist with Virginia Tech University, challenges growers to concentrate on outcomes rather than management strategies in their wheat production.
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FreshFruitPortal.com » Average global produce consumption up 4% over half century

FreshFruitPortal.com » Average global produce consumption up 4% over half century | Agriculture news & innovations | Scoop.it
An interactive website shows Cuba leads the world in fruit consumption, while the British eat a lot more than their first world counterparts.
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How warmer temps, higher C02 will affect your corn, soybeans | Corn content from Corn and Soybean Digest

How warmer temps, higher C02 will affect your corn, soybeans | Corn content from Corn and Soybean Digest | Agriculture news & innovations | Scoop.it
If Midwestern night temperatures rise by 9 degrees by 2100, as many climate scientists predict, the corn yield/July temperature relationship from Indiana suggests a yield decrease of 2.1 bushels per acre for every degree Fahrenheit increase
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Launch: New Sourcebook on Water-Smart Agriculture in East Africa - Water, Land and Ecosystems

Launch: New Sourcebook on Water-Smart Agriculture in East Africa  - Water, Land and Ecosystems | Agriculture news & innovations | Scoop.it
A collection of case studies from soil conservation to building resilience, including farmers' own innovative practices, that further develop this particular approach in East Africa aimed at a specific group of users- development managers, educators, local administrators and policy makers.
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Do biofuel policies seek to cut emissions by cutting food? | Ag Professional

Do biofuel policies seek to cut emissions by cutting food? | Ag Professional | Agriculture news & innovations | Scoop.it
A study published in the journal Science found that government biofuel policies rely on reductions in food consumption to generate greenhouse gas savings.
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Solar tomato farm in Port Augusta - Agriculture - Agribusiness - General News - Stock Journal

Solar tomato farm in Port Augusta - Agriculture - Agribusiness - General News - Stock Journal | Agriculture news & innovations | Scoop.it

THE creation of a solar-driven tomato farm at Port Augusta will be a major lift to the city and to the region.

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Get the basics right for spring barley - Teagasc - Agriland

Get the basics right for spring barley - Teagasc - Agriland | Agriculture news & innovations | Scoop.it
It is important to get the basics right for spring barley from the start; cultivations, soil fertility, variety and sowing rate, Teagasc says.
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Crop Lines: Examining the role of starter fertilizer

Crop Lines: Examining the role of starter fertilizer | Agriculture news & innovations | Scoop.it
Fertilizer offers the potential for faster seedling emergence, advanced early season growth
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Farmers Put Down the Plow for More Productive Soil

Farmers Put Down the Plow for More Productive Soil | Agriculture news & innovations | Scoop.it
Soil-conservation farming, a movement that promotes not tilling fields and using “green” manures, is gaining converts in tough environments and markets.
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The Skinny on Sulfur

The Skinny on Sulfur | Agriculture news & innovations | Scoop.it
Tests show that sulfur applications consistently benefit corn, especially in low-organic soil.
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How can farmers in central and eastern Europe close yield gap with west?

How can farmers in central and eastern Europe close yield gap with west? | Agriculture news & innovations | Scoop.it
Harry Smit: An additional volume of 9m tonnes of wheat, corn and barley can be unlocked in eastern and central Europe
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Gates Bets on Agriculture to Reduce Poverty in Annual Letter | Farming First

Gates Bets on Agriculture to Reduce Poverty in Annual Letter | Farming First | Agriculture news & innovations | Scoop.it

In this year’s letter, Bill and Melinda Gates are making one big bet for the next 15 years: The lives of people in poor countries will improve faster in the next 15 years than at any other time in history thanks to breakthroughs in health, farming, banking, and education.

Putting the spotlight on agriculture, the letter highlights that although Africa has the largest amount of unused arable land, African farmers are currently only getting one fifth of the yield that farmers in developed countries are able to achieve.

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Deere Earnings Preview: Declining Farm Income To Temper Agriculture Equipment Sales

Deere Earnings Preview: Declining Farm Income To Temper Agriculture Equipment Sales | Agriculture news & innovations | Scoop.it
In the fiscal fourth quarter, Deere's results surprised the market. The company reported fourth quarter FY 2014 revenues of $8.96 billion, compared to Thomson Reuters consensus estimates of $7.75 billion, and earnings per share of $1.83, compared to consensus estimates of $1.57. However, Deere's weak guidance for FY 2015 overshadowed its better than expected results, as the company forecast a 15% year-on-year decline in overall sales.
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