Beijing Begins Cottonwood Control through Injecting Medicine – CRIENGLISH.com


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Beijing Begins Cottonwood Control through Injecting Medicine
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These trees were chosen for their ability to thrive through resistance to the cold, droughts, flooding, poor soil conditions as well as pests and insects. Willow trees have been used across China for a number of means, including timber production

What’s All that White Stuff?: A Brief History of Cottonwood Poplars in Beijing – The Beijinger (blog)

What's All that White Stuff?: A Brief History of Cottonwood Poplars in Beijing
The Beijinger (blog)
… cold, droughts, flooding, poor soil conditions as well as pests and insects i.e. perfect for Beijing, and had been used across China previously for a number of means, including timber production, agroforestry and for the protection of ecological

Rosario Dawson’s Adventures in Ghana, Celebrating Women and Her First … – New York Times (blog)


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Rosario Dawson's Adventures in Ghana, Celebrating Women and Her First
New York Times (blog)
… in the central region of Ghana, carrying Rosario Dawson, who, rubbed clean of makeup, less resembled a Hollywood actress than her latest role as a fashion entrepreneur studying agroforestry and sustainable cotton practices on a century-old plantation.

Happy(?) anniversary, Monsanto!

Time sure flies, doesn't it? This spring marks the not-so-happy 20th anniversary of the introduction of Monsanto's flagship "RoundUp Ready" GE crops. USDA approved the first of these pesticide-intensive systems for commodity crops back in 1994. The new products came with big promises: they would fatten farmers' wallets and at the same time feed starving people around the world.

Farmers bought into RoundUp Ready corn, soy and cotton in a big way. Now, 85% of all corn and 90% of all soybeans grown in the U.S. have that trademarked RoundUp Ready gene. RoundUp Ready is king of the hill when it comes to commodity seeds — but not for long. Five years from now, RoundUp Ready may be nothing more than a relic of the past.

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When Dow pushes, agencies jump

“This pesticide is toxic to fish and aquatic invertebrates. Do not apply directly to water… Drift or runoff may be hazardous….The use of this chemical…may result in groundwater contamination.” Does this sound like a green chemical of the future, something that you’d want drifting over fields, rivers, streams, schools and homes? Not so much. But our Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) may disagree.

EPA has been stumbling hard and making some bad decisions lately, including this latest announcement: the agency intends to approve Dow AgroScience’s new formulation of the highly toxic herbicide, 2,4-D — to be used with the corporation’s genetically engineered (GE) 2,4-D resistant corn, cotton and soybean seeds.

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Ghana: Genetically Engineered Bt Cotton in Ghana – the Hidden Agenda Exposed – AllAfrica.com

Ghana: Genetically Engineered Bt Cotton in Ghana – the Hidden Agenda Exposed
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There are many proven techniques that multiply productivity on very small areas of land, as the recent trend in urban agriculture, and work with agroecology science and farming systems research is demonstrating. These have nothing to do with genetic 

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The 6th Africa Agricultural Week Is Not About Science – AllAfrica.com

The 6th Africa Agricultural Week Is Not About Science
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African farmers must be free to maintain their own forms of agroecological farming. The 6th Africa Agriculture Science Week was held in Accra from 15-20 July 2013. Many of the people attending Science Week are good people with very good intentions.
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Genetically Engineered Bt Cotton In Ghana: The Hidden Agenda Exposed – spyghana.com

Genetically Engineered Bt Cotton In Ghana: The Hidden Agenda Exposed
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There are many proven techniques that multiply productivity on very small areas of land, as the recent trend in urban agriculture, and work with agroecology science and farming systems research is demonstrating. These have nothing to do with genetic 

Basmati shift with support and lure – Indian Express

Basmati shift with support and lure
Indian Express
The plan envisages diversification of the paddy area towards basmati, as well as maize, cotton, oilseeds, pulses and agro forestry. As the first step, Punjab intends to diversify within paddy from water-guzzling parmal varieties procured for the
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USDA hits pause on new GE crops

In a welcome turn, USDA announced last week that it will take a closer look at new genetically engineered (GE) crops before allowing them on the market. The approval of Dow's 2,4-D-resistant corn and soy, as well as Monsanto's dicamba-resistant soy and cotton, will be put on hold until Environmental Impact Statements are completed.

The decision to conduct a more thorough investigation comes after public outcry from hundreds of thousands of concerned individuals — including farmers. Because if approved, these GE crops will drive a dramatic increase in pesticide use, placing the burden of both increased costs and health risks on farmers and rural communities.

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New cotton variety can help meet 50pc local demand by 2021, say officials – Financial Express Bangladesh

New cotton variety can help meet 50pc local demand by 2021, say officials
Financial Express Bangladesh
A vast char area, agro forestry, hills are available in the country and they could be brought under cotton cultivation. A delegation of the Swiss indenting firm Econ Agroindustrial Asia Private Limited has recently visited Bangladesh and they have

Punjab readies strategy to reduce area under paddy cultivation – SME Times – SME Times


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Punjab readies strategy to reduce area under paddy cultivation – SME Times
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These include maize (5.5 lakh hectare), cotton (seven lakh hectare), sugarcane (2.6 lakh hectare), fodder (5.5 lakh hectare), agro-forestry (three lakh hectare) and other cash crops. "The diversification plan would be instrumental in ensuring long term
Badal unfolds blueprint for crop diversification Hindustan Times


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Badal unfolds blueprint for crop diversification – Hindustan Times


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Badal unfolds blueprint for crop diversification
Hindustan Times
lakh hectares), cotton (7 lakh), sugarcane (2.6 lakh), guar (30,000), fodder (5.5 lakh), arhar and moong pulses (60,000 hectares each), kinnow (80,000), guava and pear (20,000), agro forestry (3 lakh), groundnut (20,000) and vegetables (50,000
Punjab readies strategy to reduce area under paddy cultivation – News Track India Newstrack India


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Punjab readies strategy to reduce area under paddy cultivation – News Track India – Newstrack India

Punjab readies strategy to reduce area under paddy cultivation – News Track India
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Under the plan, nearly 27 lakh hectares of land under paddy cultivation will be shifted to growing of other crops. These include maize (5.5 lakh hectare), cotton (seven lakh hectare), sugarcane (2.6 lakh hectare), fodder (5.5 lakh hectare), agro
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Punjab readies strategy to reduce area under paddy cultivation – TwoCircles.net


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Punjab readies strategy to reduce area under paddy cultivation
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These include maize (5.5 lakh hectare), cotton (seven lakh hectare), sugarcane (2.6 lakh hectare), fodder (5.5 lakh hectare), agro-forestry (three lakh hectare) and other cash crops. "The diversification plan would be instrumental in ensuring long term
CM-for-multi-pronged-strategy-to-propel-crop-diversification Punjab Newsline



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CM-for-multi-pronged-strategy-to-propel-crop-diversification – Punjab Newsline

CM-for-multi-pronged-strategy-to-propel-crop-diversification
Punjab Newsline
The Chief Minister also asked the team to incentivize the cultivation of Pulses, Maize, cotton, sugarcane besides promoting horticulture and Agro-Forestry in a big way by giving handsome subsidy to the farmers for the purchase of equipment and

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Sustainability is a journey, not a destination for farmers, Agricultural … – Southwest Farm Press

Sustainability is a journey, not a destination for farmers, Agricultural
Southwest Farm Press
Diverse rotation systems have included corn and wheat with a clover cover crop; cotton, rye and peanuts; integrated crop and livestock systems; and agro-forestry or silva/pasture programs. He said the climate around Watkinsville often includes water