Eyes on Asia

Business / Crops

Registering more orchards and packing houses with Chinese authorities is vital in opening China to Australia’s $0.5 billion citrus industry, according to Citrus Australia CEO Judith Damiani. Citrus is a staple food in China, which has imposed strict quarantine rules ... read more

Harvest in the Midst of Drought

Crops / Environment

Although drought persists in varying degrees of severity from year to year and region to region, the 2012 drought that affected most of the United States was nothing less than an agricultural abomination. Considered to be the most severe and ... read more

Root Cause

Crops / R&D

A team of scientists from the University of Missouri, the University of Georgia and the Beijing Genome Institute have used next-generation sequencing to identify two genes — out of approximately 50,000 possibilities — that defend soybeans from damage caused by ... read more

Lallemand Joins Forces with Mycologic

Crops / Livestock / Press Releases

To expand its bioherbicide business in North America, Lallemand has entered into a license agreement with the Canadian company Mycologic Inc., developers of Chontrol, a fungal product for biological vegetation management. Vegetation managers around the world need to control the ... read more

High-tech Packing Shed Leads the Way

Business / Crops

It’s an Australian first: an automated, computer-controlled citrus packing shed that can grade and pack as many as 3 million boxes of fruit a year. The Sunwest Packing Shed, at Red Cliffs in Victoria’s Sunraysia officially opened in July, creating ... read more

Biomass Crops Fueling Tomorrow’s Energy Needs

Crops / Environment

Lemons to lemonade, trash to treasure, something from nothing: The premise of intentional biomass crop farming transcends the clichés and speaks very clearly to the sensibilities of bottom-line economics, environmental benefits, and America’s energy future. Much more than an intriguing ... read more