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Maximizing Profits with Poultry Litter

March 15, 2017

A Mississippi-based Agricultural Research Service (ARS) researcher has learned that using poultry litter as fertilizer can help cotton growers in the Southeast maximize profits.

Poultry litter (chicken manure, spilled feed, excess feathers, and other poultry-house materials) contains nitrogen and phosphorus—both important crop nutrients. Applying poultry litter to the soil also recycles some of the tons of litter generated annually by poultry operations throughout the United States, says Haile Tewolde, an ARS agronomist at Mississippi State.

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NutritionistsGathering in Lebanon Discusses How to Make Breakfast Better based on Latest Science and Focus on Whole Grains

Nutritionists from across Lebanon gathered in Beirut to discuss the latest recommendations on what constitutes a healthy breakfast at a scientific event organized by Nestlé Middle East, with whole grains emergingas a key ingredient to help maintain healthier body weight1-3, reduce coronary heart disease risk4,5, and lower risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes5,6. 

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Tackling Cattle Fever Ticks with Vaccines

Cattle in a field. Link to photo information By Sandra Avant

 

January 12, 2016

Despite a successful program to eliminate cattle fever ticks during the first half of the 20th century, these ticks still manage to cross the Mexican border into Texas. A new vaccine developed by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) could control these pests and help prevent a reinfestation of cattle fever ticks in the United States. These ticks can transmit pathogens that cause bovine babesiosis and anaplasmosis—diseases that can kill cattle.

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انتخاب المجلس الرابع والعشرين في نقابة المهندسين الزراعيين الاردنيين

 أسفرت نتائج انتخابات نقابة المهندسين الزراعيين الأردنيين عن فوز المهندس عبد الهادي الفلاحات  بمنصب نقيب المهندسين الزراعيين الأردنيين .
و فاز المهندس نهاد العليمي بمنصب نائب نقيب المهندسين الزراعيين الاردنيين و كل من  المهندسين الزراعيين محمد الطوالبة وعبير التميمي، وخالد البشابشة، وتماضر معايعة، وياسر أبوسنينة، ومحمد خير الحياري، وحسين مناع  أعضاء لمجلس نقابة المهندسين الزراعيين الرابع والعشرين 2018-2021

 

SCIENTIFIC SESSION ON FUNCTIONAL FEED ADDITIVES AT APA 2018

The 2018 Asian Pacific Aquaculture Convention (APA) took place in Taipei from 23th to 26th of April, and counted with over 1,500 registered participants this year. APA18 is organized by the World Aquaculture Society – Asian Pacific Chapter - and hosted by the National Taiwan Ocean University.  A specialist in species specific solutions for fish and shrimp, multinational Nutriad sponsored the scientific session on functional feed additives.

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New director for Hotraco Agri

Hotraco Group has appointed Erik Helmink as director of the Hotraco Agri division. Helmink will be responsible for further developing the division’s global strategy and the professionalization of the Sales and Marketing Team.

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