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Thursday, June 19th, 2014

Trimble Adds Vegetation Health Monitoring Service to its Connected Farm Solution

Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced today that it is adding another new agronomic service to its Connected Farm solution. The PurePixel Precision Vegetation Health Solution provides specialized processing of multi-spectral images used for crop health analysis. Field images processed with PurePixel technology provide farmers and their trusted advisors with a visual representation of the selected field’s

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

Raytheon and CrescoAg Corporation to Work Together on Next Generation of Precision Ag Tools for Agricultural Applications

CrescoAg Corporation (CrescoAg) and Raytheon Company (Raytheon) have entered into an exclusive agreement to develop a new generation of agricultural technologies and analytics designed to help agriculture producers increase productivity and manage their operations more efficiently.  

Monday, June 16th, 2014

Farming by Satellite Prize Goes to Germany

The promise of an all – expenses paid trip to Prague, a first prize of €5,000 with a day’s business mentoring, second and third prizes of €3,000 and €1,000 respectively for European teams, plus a €4,000 special Africa prize proved especially attractive to young people involved in agriculture and life sciences this year.

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

How Much Fertilizer is Too Much for the Climate?

Helping farmers around the globe apply more-precise amounts of nitrogen-based fertilizer can help combat climate change. In a new study published in this week’s Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Michigan State University researchers provide an improved prediction of nitrogen fertilizer’s contribution to greenhouse gas emissions from agricultural fields.

Friday, May 30th, 2014

Measuring and Managing Agricultural Emissions in Brazil

Brazil is the world’s fifth-largest greenhouse gas emitter, largely due to the impacts of agriculture. Agricultural emissions increased 20 percent from 2005-2010 and now account for more than one-third of the national total. Without interventions, they’re on track to grow another 18 percent by 2030.

Monday, May 26th, 2014

Traditional Farming Communities are Key Stewards of Resilience

An agricultural system operates much like a cooking pot.  Crops, fertilizers, and other inputs are added on purpose; the introduction of new species or inputs is usually deliberate.  Wild ecosystems, on the other hand, are unmanaged; new things are not necessarily introduced intentionally. The challenge with ‘wild’ systems is that it is difficult to know

Monday, May 26th, 2014

The Digital Disruption on the Farm

Farmers can be among the most hidebound of managers, so it is no surprise that they are nervous about a new idea called prescriptive planting, which is set to disrupt their business. In essence, it is a system that tells them with great precision which seeds to plant and how to cultivate them in each

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

USDA Provides Assistance to Agricultural Producers to Improve Water Quality

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today that $33 million in assistance will be provided to farmers and ranchers to make conservation improvements that will improve water quality in 174 watersheds. The announcement was made on the Secretary’s behalf by Deputy Under Secretary for Natural Resources and Environment Ann Mills during a Hypoxia Task Force meeting,

Thursday, September 6th, 2012

Report from Stockholm – World Water Week

World Water Week took place in Stockholm last week with the theme, Feeding a Thirsty World. A session, titled Towards Sustainability: Harmonizing Water Tools for Better Governance, was organized by the World Business Coundil for Sustainable Development and included two panel discussions of various tools that have been developed to understand, manage and report on water

Monday, August 6th, 2012

Stockholm Environment Institute Seeks Senior Researcher for Climate Change Mitigation

The Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) seeks a senior level researcher to build upon and expand SEI’s climate change mitigation research in the forestry, land use and agriculture sectors. SEI is an independent international research organization working on sustainable development issues at local, national, and global policy levels.  One of seven centers that span four continents,

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