Agriculture

Stemming tree cankers with cuprous oxide fungicide

Canker_paint_increase_penetration_of_active_copper_fungicide_into_the_bark_for_extra_protectionPlant disease control is pre-occupied with pathogens that infect foliage and fruit although those attacking the bark and wood are altogether more economically damaging, especially in the longer term

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IFAD loan to aid Cambodian agricultural development

IFAD_will_provide_US17.5_million_loan_and_US17.5mn_grant_to_CambodiaThe International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) will provide US$17.5 million loan and US$17.5mn grant to the Kingdom of Cambodia for improving agricultural productivity 

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Thailand chalks out new strategies to improve agri-business

The new strategies will focus on creating confidence in Thai agricultural products and food in order to strengthen the country’s farm sector A new set of agricultural strategies for the period 2012-16 were approved by the Thailand cabinet at a recently-held meeting, following a proposal by the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives

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Organic farming: The future of Philippine agriculture

Organic agriculture is the way of the future not only to address hunger but also to sustain health and environmentAs the trend towards healthier lifestyle continues to grow, the interest in organic farming in the Philippines is also expeditiously gaining ground

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GIS-based water requirement maps help produce more crop per drop

Chinas_Water_Productivity_Score_calculated_by_eLEAF_and_mapped_with_ArcGISNetherlands-based firms WaterWatch and Basfood have formed a new company, eLEAF, to support global solutions for agriculture and the environment with data they collect on vegetation, water, and climate

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