Duxton’s Agri Bits and Pieces Vol. 237

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

This week’s quote comes from Conservation Agriculture, and explains that sustainable agriculture practices provide benefits beyond the environment.

“The past several decades have seen rapid advances in the technologies associated with minimum or no-tillage agriculture and their adaption for nearly all farm sizes, soil and crop types and climate zones…As such, there is considerable interest in promoting conservation agriculture adoption around the world…While few studies have addressed this broader social welfare aspect of agricultural technologies, it is often assumed that the net benefits are positive. This suggests that there may be substantial benefit beyond the farm itself for which the farmer may not be compensated.”

Read the article here: http://goo.gl/sIU3Dc

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CROPPING’S ASIAN MARKET FUTURE

Australia is uniquely positioned to take advantage of growing oil consumption in eastern Asia, vice president of Dupont Pioneer North Asia, Bill Niebur, believes.

Dr Niebur – based in Beijing and visiting Australia to celebrate Pioneer’s 40th anniversary in this country – said his company was investing heavily in its Australian business, which focuses on canola, sorghum and corn seed because of these opportunities.

“We see a…

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