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Survey Reveals Top Ten Design Trends for Residential Landscape Architecture

Sustainable design is the big trend for residential landscapes, according to the 2016 Residential Landscape Architecture Trends Survey conducted by the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA). The top trend—rainwater/graywater harvesting—reflects a growing consumer demand for beautiful residential landscapes that also save water. [..]

-->Press-release; American Society of Landscape Architects - WASHINGTON, D.C. »Read more

Forgotten Crops May Hold Key to Nutritional Security

UC Davis is partnering in a global plant-breeding consortium that is fighting malnutrition and poverty in Africa by improving the traditional crops of the continent.
The African Orphan Crop Consortium ­­— conceived by [..]

-->Press-release; University of California, Davis, February 24, 2016 »Read more

Neonicotinoids are no longer the best tool to get rid of the bed bugs

Annapolis, MD; January 28, 2016 — A new study published in the Journal of Medical Entomology is the first to report that bed bugs have developed resistance to a class of insecticides known as neonicotinoids, or neonics, the shortened name. Neonics are the most [..]

-->Press-release; Entomological Society of America (ESA), Annapolis, MD; January 28, 2016 »Read more

High Plains Crop Profitability Analyzer available to producers

Producers in the Texas High Plains have a new budgeting tool available with the release of the 2016 High Plains Crop Profitability Analyzer, [..]
-->Press-release; Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service - Agrilife Today, January 4, 2016 »Read more

ASLA Statement on Historic Passage of FAST Act

The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) commends the leaders of the U.S. House and Senate for their passage of a bipartisan, multiyear transportation reauthorization bill, [..]

-->Press-release; American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), December 4, 2015 »Read more

With sufficient and smart support, refugees can positively impact European and other host countries

The surge of refugees, including those flowing into Europe from Syria, can positively affect economic growth by increasing the labor force and boosting demand for goods, without introducing [..]

-->Press-release; The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), November 25, 2015 »Read more

Business Conditions Flatten for Landscape Architecture Firms, Says ASLA Survey

Business Conditions Flatten for Landscape Architecture Firms, Says Survey
Billable hours and inquiries for new work dip, with hiring holding steady.

Washington, D.C., October 27, 2015—Business conditions for landscape architecture firms declined slightly for the third quarter of 2015, according to [..]

-->Press-release; American Society of Landscape Architect, October 27, 2015 »Read more

Plastic for dinner: A quarter of fish sold at markets contain man-made debris

Roughly a quarter of the fish sampled from fish markets in California and Indonesia contained man-made debris -- plastic or fibrous material -- in their guts, according to [..]
-->Press-release; University of California - Davis, September 24, 2015 »Read more

Neonicotinoids: foliar spray uses confirmed as a risk to bees

Neonicotinoid pesticides applied as foliar sprays pose a risk to bees, EFSA has confirmed. The Authority has published assessments on the risks to bees from clothianidin, imidacloprid and thiamethoxam for all uses other than [..]
-->Press-release; European Food Safety Authority, August 26, 2015 »Read more

UC ANR scientists urge citrus farmers and backyard growers to be vigilant in face of new disease find

Now that two additional backyard citrus trees in Southern California were found to be infected with the bacterium that causes Huanglongbing (HLB) disease, UC Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR) Cooperative Extension advisors [..]
-->Press-release; UC ANR News, July 22, 2015 »Read more

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A selection of links to press-releases, news-articles and documents about agriculture:

- USDA Invests $25 Million in High-Priority Watersheds to Improve Water Quality - United States Departement of Agriculture, February 26, 2016

- Economic Issues in the Coexistence of Organic, Genetically Engineered (GE), and Non-GE Crops - U.S. Department of Agriculture - Economic Research Service, February 26, 2016

- The facts on GM feed - National Farmers Union (NFU)(UK), February 24, 2016

- Plant Scientists Start Grassroots Petition in Support of GM Technology - American Society of Plant Biologists February 18, 2016

- 17th edition of "The World of Organic Agriculture" presented at BIOFACH - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL) (Germany; English website), February 15, 2016

- Bluetongue: what you need to know - National Farmers Union (NFU-UK), February 11, 2016

- EPA Announces Updated Draft Efficacy Protocol for Copper Surface Sanitizer Products - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), February 10, 2016

- Can linking social protection and agriculture end extreme poverty? - International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) - Blog, February 4, 2016

- DLG (German Agricultural Society) and Iranian Ministry of Agriculture agree on cooperation - German Agricultural Society (DLG), January 29, 2016

- Andean bean: Small bean for sweet dreams - American Society of Agronomy (ASA), January 27, 2016

- Blog: Should UK farmers be worried by EU-Ukraine agreement? - National Farmers Union (NFU-UK), January 19, 2016

- The Entomological Society of America (ESA) Statement on the Importance of Insect Collections - The Entomological Society of America (ESA), January 19, 2016

- Interactive map of illegal logging - Food and Agriculture Organization (UN-FAO) - FLEGT Projects, January 12, 2016

- Action Team Explores Public Policy Impacts on Ag - National Corn Growers Association(NCGA - USA), January 8, 2016

- Linkedin: Key for young ASA members - Agricultural Science Association (ASA) (Ireland), January 6, 2016

- 2016 Named International Year of Pulses - Soil Science Society of America (SSSA), December 17, 2015

- Plant patents: voice of farmers and agri-cooperatives needs to be heard ahead of European Parliaments vote ('.pdf' file) - European Farmers European Agri-Cooperatives (Copa - Cogeca), December 16, 2015

- Phase-down of fluorinated gases essential to reduce effect on climate - The European Environment Agency (EEA), December 9, 2015

- Fries with a side of acrylamide - American Society of Agronomy, December 2, 2015

- Courts decide on neonicotinoids legal challenge - National Farmers Union (UK), November 12, 2015

- Agricultural students cautioned about impact of social media on career - Agricultural Science Association (ASA) (Ireland), November 4, 2015

- Researchers Compare the effects of "Natural" Repellents to DEET on Aedes Agypti and Aedes albopictus - Entomological Society of America, October 28, 2014

- The wasp Trissolcus japonicus discovered by reserchers at Washington State University parasitizes brown marmorated StinkBug eggs - CBSNews - October 22, 2015

- A new mobile phone add-on can help you tell if an avocado is ripe without touching it - SkyNews TV (UK), October 16, 2015

- Canadian dairy farmers in tractors protest trade deal - France24 TV, September 29, 2015

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Some favourite links about international @gricolture, landscaping & @gronews from the internet:

-> 'Italian agriculture in figures': (annual economic survey from INEA, now: CREA)

-> ICE - Italtrade - The Made in Italy Official Portal (UK page):

-> Italy-America Chamber of Commerce (New York - USA):

-> GARR - The Italian Academic & Research Network:

-> Italian Life Sciences Federation (FISV): Is composed by the following societie: AAI · ABCD · AGI · SIBBM · SIBE · SIBV · SICA · SIF . SIGA · SIMA · SIMGBM · SINS · SIP · SIPaV

-> Italian Phytopathological Society (SIPaV):

-> Abstracts of papers published on the Journal of Plant Patology (SIPaV):

-> Italian Society of Agricultural Genetics (SIGA):

-> Italian Society for Agronomy (SIA):

-> Mediterranean Agro-industries Institute of Bari (CIHEAM):

-> International Dairy Cattle Show (Cremona):

-> Italian National Association of Holstein Breeders (ANAFI):

-> Italian Environmental Agency (ISPRA):

-> Euraxess.it: Italian version of the European Commission's portal 'Euraxess'; with informations & jobs about research in Italy

-> Bomarzo (Viterbo): The park of monsters: (photos of sculptures from a Renaissance strange italian garden)

-> 'Appia Antica' regional park - Rome:

-> Istituto Valorizzazione Salumi Italiani: (a consortium to promote the gastronomic heritage of italian processed meat products)

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