091115 Fighting pests with sound waves
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Fight pests with sound waves, not pesticides

Source: takepart.com In Florida, the Asian citrus psyllid, an aphid-size creature that feeds on the stems and leaves of citrus trees, cost the juice business $3.6 billion between 2006 and 2012. The real damage from “citrus greening” comes from bacteria spread by the bug, which causes leaves to turn yellow …

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Advances in eco-friendly agriculture spray technology

Source: farminguk.com A new generation of spray technology from Cambridge Consultants has the potential to dramatically reduce the use of chemicals in agriculture – saving farmers money and helping to protect the environment. The volume of weedkiller, herbicides, insecticides and fungicides applied to crops could drop by more than 99%. …

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091015 Institution of Aquaculture Singapore Conference
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Call for more diversification and increased food production in Singapore

Source: channelnewsasia.com Singapore must diversify its food sources and raise local food production, “to buffer against the uncertainty of overseas sources” where it imports most of its food from, says senior minister of state for national development and home affairs, Desmond Lee. Speaking at the inaugural Institution of Aquaculture Singapore Conference, …

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310815 Netanyahu on Africa
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Israel looks to use clever crop, water technology to win friends in Africa

Source: mgafrica.com Israel wants to use its cutting-edge agricultural technology to improve food production—and win friends—across Africa, according to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Visiting Israel’s crop-themed pavilion at the World Expo in Milan, Netanyahu said cooperation with Italy in Africa would be top of his agenda at talks with his Italian counterpart …

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190815 Global warming food shocks
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Global warming increasing the threat of food shocks

Source: thetimesgazette.com Researchers say that extreme weather events, which impact the production of food, could take place in seven years out of every ten years by the end of the century. Authors of a recent study argue that the over reliance on today’s global trade might make the production shocks …

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3D printed farm drone technology helps small farmers

Source: 3dprint.com With global population exploding, perhaps few efforts are more essential today than those aimed at developing efficient and cost-effective ways of producing food while conserving the resources necessary to do so. While agriculture has been stepped up to an industrial scale, the technology that assists in the mass …

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Vertical farming venture goes mobile

Source: gizmag.com Vertical farms present an efficient, cost-effective and sustainable means of producing food in the face of growing worldwide population. A see-through, mobile vertical farm project called Isabel is aiming to take this message on the road. Conceived by Ryan Hooks, Isabel is designed to accelerate the “vertical farming …

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Middle East’s largest agriculture event announced by GFIA and VIV Worldwide

The Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture (GFIA) and VIV Worldwide today announced that they would be co-locating their international events for the first time at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) from 16-18 February 2016. GFIA will be staging its flagship global edition in Abu Dhabi for the …

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FutureFood 2050: How ingenuity will feed the world.
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Growing our future food: crops

How to feed the world without exhausting planetary reserves? An online course aims to help students understand the basics of crop production and explore the opportunities. Source: EDX Feeding nine billion in 2050 without exhausting the planetary reserves is perhaps the greatest challenge mankind has ever faced. The principles of …

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Building a bridge from basic botany to applied agriculture

We need to know more about how plants work if we are to develop better agricultural systems and produce more food using fewer resources and with less impact on the environment. Source: Phys.org One of the planet’s leading questions is how to produce enough food to feed the world in …

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