Agriculture

South Africa to target Asian market following maize surplus

corn 1680649 640South Africa, which has had a bumper crop of maize this year leading to depressed prices and dampened demand in Africa, will now target Asian markets to boost maize exports

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New technology extracts drinking water and crop fertiliser from air

5366737763 cdee976549 zThe Abdul Latif Jameel World Water and Food Security Lab (J-WAFS) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is funding new research into harvesting water from air and technology that enhances crop production

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Case IH equipment sets record for highest sugarcane harvest

DSC 4155Case IH, a brand of CNH Industrial, recently helped the Indian sugar factory, Krishna Sugars, win the ‘National Record’ award by harvesting 146 mt sugarcane in just 3.5 hours with the Case IH Austoft 4000 Series sugarcane harvester

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New, high-yielding oil palm planting material developed in Indonesia

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PT SMART Tbk (SMART), a subsidiary of Golden-Agri Resources Ltd (GAR), has announced its breakthrough in cultivating exceptionally high-yielding oil palm planting material

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Prime Minister launches World Scientific’s latest titles in agricultural transformation

image002World Scientific’s two-part book series entitled ‘M.S. Swaminathan: The Quest for a World Without Hunger’ was launched by Indian Prime Minister, Mr Narendra Modi on 19 May 2017

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