Crops

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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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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Global food prices remain unchanged in March

Global_food_prices_remain_unchanged_in_MarchWorld food prices in March remained almost unchanged from their February levels, according to the latest FAO Food Price Index. The Index averaged 216 points in March, compared to 215 in February

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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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Tea prices to remain firm: FAO

Tea_consumption_is_set_to_grow_at_1.8_per_cent_per_annumEarly forecasts for 2012 indicate continuing firm prices for tea, which averaged US$2.85 per kg in 2011, according to FAO’s Intergovernmental Group on Tea

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