Agriculture

Abaca: The Philippine fiber

Abaca_the_Philippine_fiberKnown worldwide as Manila hemp, the country’s premier fiber has come a long way from its humble beginning as raw material of the ancient Filipinos’ clothes and footwear

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Copper’s role in citrus orchard rehabilitation

Citrus trees like the mandarin orange shown here can be brought back to full health and production by rehabilitation (Picture: Nordox)Copper containing compounds have a unique place in citrus rehabilitation due to their broad spectrum activity and longevity of their deposits

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New initiative to foster sustainable intensification of farming



Sandra_Peterson.eThe private sector is committed to play a strong role in transforming agriculture to address urgent global needs, said Sandra Peterson, CEO of Bayer CropScience, recently at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland

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US, China ink pact for cooperation in agriculture



Plan of Strategic Cooperation that will guide the US and China's agricultural relationship for the next five yearsUS Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and China’s Minister of Agriculture Han Changfu have signed a Plan of Strategic Cooperation that will guide the two countries’ agricultural relationship for the next five years

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Nutrient Manager for Rice Application gets 'smarter'

NMRiceApp_is_designed_to_compute_fertilizer_recommendations_comprehensivelyNutrient Manager for Rice Mobile (NMRiceMobile)—designed to give fertilizer guidelines to rice farmers via their mobile phones—is now available via smartphones with Android operating systems

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