Tag: crop

6 Hottie Trends to Watch In Bioeconomy Feedstocks

6 Hottie Trends to Watch In Bioeconomy Feedstocks

December 6, 2016 |

Fair to say that, hands-down, the most interesting bioconversion engines ever assembled were crowd-sourced, if you will, via evolution — and they reside inside plants (aquatic and terrestrial). There appears to be no end to the metabolic pathways they contain. And, despite millions of years of frenetic evolution, as Sinatra sang it in 1964 with […]

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Future Farm, Future Crop: Utopia or Dystopia? Part 2 of 5

Future Farm, Future Crop: Utopia or Dystopia? Part 2 of 5

August 10, 2015 |

Part II: UTOPIA? The Crop and Soil Technology Revolution, and what’s sizzling in drones, robotics and analytics. “They have built farm-houses over the whole country, which are well contrived and furnished with every necessary…those who live on the farms are never ignorant of agriculture, and commit no fatal errors, such as causing a scarcity of corn.”  […]

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EU rapeseed stocks seen falling by half in 2015/16 on smaller crop

EU rapeseed stocks seen falling by half in 2015/16 on smaller crop

April 7, 2015 |

Across Europe, rapeseed stocks are expected to fall by half in 2015/16 to just 1.3 million metric tons, the lowest in eight years, following a poor crop due to a ban on long-used pesticides along with lower biodiesel demand and fewer acres planted with the crop due to shifting agricultural policy. Production is set to […]

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Politics getting in the way of supporting crop insurance for miscanthus

Politics getting in the way of supporting crop insurance for miscanthus

September 19, 2013 |

In Illinois, researchers from the University of Illinois and the University of Tennessee at Knoxville say that miscanthus growers need crop insurance, but growing anti-biofuel sentiment by those who think the RFS should be dropped or that biofuels competes with food mixed with the lack of a biomass-based group to help farmers grow it and […]

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