Sustainable Agriculture

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  • Feb 20, 2014
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    Will 11 agricultural technologies feed the growing population? 8

    Food Security in a World of Natural Resource Scarcity is an important tool for targeting current and future investment decisions....More
  • May 30, 2013
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    Farming in Switzerland 21

    Today Robert Kaufmann, president EurAgEng, invited us to attend the AgEng 2014 conference, an internal conference on agricultural engineering, held every two years Europe. The conference looks at the engineering advancements being made in Europe’s ag sector, primarily in the areas of resource efficiency and making farming more sustainable. A bunch of different topics are covered. Among them: biomass and renewable energy, machinery automation, controlled traffic farming, animal welfare, and grassland and fertilizer management....More
  • Mar 24, 2013
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    Poet says its corn stover removal rates are sustainable

    Bioenergy producer Poet-DSM last week issued a response to a Purdue report stating that removing corn stover from fields can have negative effects on the environment, such as greenhouse gas emissions and erosion. Poet stated that the levels of stover removal instituted in its contracts with corn growers are below the amount found to increase soil erosion or have measurable affects on nitrogen loss....More
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