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Alltech Crop Science participate at Growtech Eurasia 2015 2015-12-21

Alltech Crop Science recently attended the Growtech Fair, held in Antalya Turkey, from December 2-5, for the fourth consecutive year.

World Soil Day takes place on December 5, 2015. Alltech Crop Science want you to know the importance of the soil beneath our feet.
Soil – Our silent ally in feeding the world 2015-12-04

Did you know that 95 percent of the world's food comes from the soil? When viewed in the light of a projected 9 billion mouths to feed by 2050—and the need to produce 70 to 100 percent more food than we do today to meet that demand—preserving soils is unarguably crucial.

Alltech Crop Science field tour visit Investigación y Tecnología de Uva de Mesa S.L to experience new table grape varieties 2015-11-16

Investigación y Tecnología de Uva de Mesa (ITUM) was established in 2002 in Murcia, Spain. ITUM are engaged in the production and development of new table grape varieties and was created following the demand from producers and traders to gain access to innovative technology. ITUM is comprised of 24 companies and they are responsible for 90 percent of the table grape production in the region.

Alltech Crop Science field tour visit Grupo Mundosol: The world’s largest exporter of fresh lemons 2015-11-16

A highlight on day three of the Alltech Crop Science (ACS) field tour was a visit to Grupo Mundosol, the world’s largest exporter of fresh lemons. Mundosol have a total crop surface of 1,100 hectares and produce 11 months of the year. They export to various European markets, with 85% of their production in fresh lemons and 15% specifically for juice. Mundosol is situated in the Murcia region of southern Spain, where challenges such as scarcity quality of water and soil health are prominent issues.

Alltech Crop Science visit Grupo Perichán and discuss the benefits of using natural solutions to enhance tomato production.
Grupo Perichán reveal benefits of using Alltech Crop Sciene solutions during a recent field tour to Spain 2015-11-10

With more than 30 years experience in the production of fruits and vegetables, Grupo Perichán is considered the number one tomato producer in Mazarrón, Spain. The family-owned business began with 1.5 hectares of tomatoes and today, comprises of five large companies specialised in the production, transformation and distribution of tomatoes, cucumbers and other horticultural products.

Carmine Rosario Mastroianni, Lucia Migliaccio, Vincenzo Coppola, Giuseppe Pecoraro and Mario Pastore visit Grupo Maifra on day one of the Alltech Crop Science field tour.
Addressing crop challenges with natural solutions: Alltech Crop Science field tour visits Grupo Maifra 2015-11-09

Day one of the Alltech Crop Science (ACS) field tours involved an afternoon visit to Grupo Maifra in the region of Mazarrón, southern Spain. Maifra produce 2000 hectares of a variety of lettuce including oak leaf, green oak leaf, red oak leaf, trocadero, batavian, apolo, salanova, romain and iceberg.

Exploring the benefits of natural solutions at the Alltech Crop Science field tours in Murcia, Spain 2015-11-06

Alltech Crop Science (ACS) recently collaborated with Ideagro, their number one research partner in Spain, to host a three day tour to a variety of crop farms, greenhouses and the innovative laboratory facilities at Ideagro in Murcia, Spain.

More than 25 international technical directors, managers and consultants, science project managers, distributors, farm technicians and farm managers from Brazil, Ireland, Italy, Morocco, Portugal, Spain, Turkey and USA participated on the tour.

Researching solutions to soil and plant health with Grupo Toro Verde 2015-11-06

The Alltech Crop Science (ACS) three day field tour commenced with a visit to Grupo Toro Verde. Leaders in producing lettuce, spinach and sprouts Grupo Toro Verde manage a total crop surface area of 600 hectares. The majority of their production is exported to England, The Netherlands and Sweden. Toro Verde often encounters challenges in soil exploitation, water scarcity and poor quality, due to high salt content.

Farmers are pretty amazing #ThankAFarmer 2015-10-16

To commemorate United Nations World Food Day, Oct. 16, 2015, Alltech Crop Science is paying tribute to farmers and food producers around the world who continue to find ways to feed the ever-growing population. There are now approximately 7.3 billion people living off the same amount of farmland compared to that in the 1970s. What do you do when the global population doubles, but the world’s farmland is finite?

Hemp on the horizon with Kentucky State University 2015-09-28

Alltech and Kentucky State University (KSU), through their agriculture/crop science research alliance, are conducting studies on winter wheat and hemp to examine how Alltech products may affect soil quality and crop yield. The research initiatives at KSU have focused on the role that Alltech Crop Science technologies can play in increasing nutrient uptake and overall marketable yields. Specifically with hemp production, farmers are looking at ways to increase fiber content and maximise seed production. The challenge is to achieve these results with a long-term sustainable approach. 

Building your harvest from the ground up! 2015-09-16

Soil quality is vital when seeking a strong foothold for your crops to improve quality and yield. With excessive chemical use taking an increasing toll on soil health and nutrient availability, it is time to embrace natural solutions that will revitalise and replenish the soil.  

Eduardo Barros, Accenture’s global products agri-business lead, stated that a six month pilot study found precision agriculture improved overall crop productivity by 15 percent.
Dirt and data - The future of farming 2015-08-27

Today, more than 800 million people face hunger and malnutrition. As the population grows, food production will have to increase by approximately 60 percent by 2050. How do we feed, fuel and support the growing world population? How will farmers and ranchers produce more on less land and with less water than they do today?

Dr. Pearse Lyons interviews Dalynn Ramsay about the status of crops and crop health and why feeding the soil is key.
Why feeding soil is key - Interview with Dalynn Ramsay, agronomist, Alltech Canada. 2015-08-11

Dr. Pearse Lyons interviews Dalynn Ramsay about the status of crops and crop health and why feeding the soil is key. 

Ideagro, a crop science company based in Murica, Spain, began analysing crop production in 2011.
The importance of understanding crops: Ideagro 2015-07-30

Ideagro, a crop science company based in Murica, Spain, began analysing Spanish crop production in 2011. Today, the company employ a team of six people; working on global field trials and crop research. Ideagro test more than 42 global crops covering intensive and arable crop production. 

Dr. Steve Borst of Alltech Crop Science highlighted the importance of microbes in soil and explains why he refers to them as “nature’s original internet”.
Microbes, nature’s original internet? 2015-07-24

What are microbes? Microbes are single-cell organisms so tiny that millions can fit into the eye of a needle. They are also the oldest form of life on earth. During the Alltech REBELation symposium Dr. Steve Borst of Alltech Crop Science highlighted the importance of microbes in soil and explains why he refers to them as “nature’s original internet”.

Hortitec - the largest agronomic show in Brazil focuses on key market trends 2015-07-07

During the 22nd edition of Hortitec, the largest horticultural show in Latin America (which took place on June 17 through 19 in Holambra, SP, Brazil), over 28,000 attendees visited 460 exhibitors, seeking the latest market trends in the fruit, vegetable, and flower industry. Throughout the show attendees were told that producers who invest in solutions for uniformity will stand out in the market.

New Alltech Crop Science facility at Dunboyne, Co. Meath, Ireland 2015-06-26

Alltech is currently developing a new Crop Science facility at their European Headquarters in Dunboyne, Co. Meath, Ireland. Approximately €1 million is being invested in the building, which includes a new laboratory, machinery and equipment.

Alltech Crop Science to demonstrate how precision agriculture technologies can increase arable crop efficiency 2015-06-05

Alltech Crop Science will host a crop field and research seminar on June 9, 2015 at their European headquarters in Dunboyne, Ireland. The seminar will provide interested parties with an opportunity to increase their knowledge on crop production practices, allowing them to see firsthand the research that Alltech is carrying out around the world. Industry experts will also discuss a vision for arable crop production and demonstrate how precision agriculture technologies can increase efficiency on the farm. 

Turning dirt into paydirt 2015-05-20

Today more than 800 million people face hunger and malnutrition. As the population grows, food production will have to increase by approximately 60 percent by 2050. How do we feed, fuel and support the growing world population? 

Currently 33 percent of world soils are under severe pressure from human activities that degrade and sometimes eliminate essential soil functions. At Crop Science: Growing the Revolution symposium, Robert Walker, general manager of Alltech Crop Science, addressed the importance of soil.

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Sharing farming stories from around the world 2015-05-15

Each year, Alltech Crop Science looks for opportunities to introduce growers from around the world to each other. In anticipation of the Alltech REBELation symposium, we hosted a group of top Brazilian agriculturists across the state of Kentucky. Farmers were able to discuss the challenges and successes they’ve had as we visited cereal, tobacco, strawberry, apple, soybean, grape, vegetable and melon fields. A trip to the bluegrass would not be complete without a tour of bourbon distilleries and world-renowned horse farms. 

Alltech Crop Science leading the way in organic farming 2015-05-11

[DUNBOYNE, Ireland] – Alltech, the global animal health and nutrition leader, has gained further approval for use of its crop science products as inputs for the production of organic produce in the Netherlands. Impro-Set®, Impro-Grain® and Soil-Set Aid® are now available to Dutch farmers for use as a fertilizer in organic production under the European Organic Regulation (EC) No.834/2007 and (EC) No. 889/2008.

Citrus crops around the world are currently under threat from Huanglongbing (HLB) or yellow dragon disease; otherwise known as citrus greening.
Squeezing the last drop from our citrus fruits – a Florida case study 2015-04-24

Can you imagine the world without citrus fruits? Citrus crops around the world are currently under threat from Huanglongbing (HLB) or yellow dragon disease; otherwise known as citrus greening. Citrus greening is one of the most serious citrus plant diseases in the world. Once a tree is infected, there is no cure.

Peter Darlington, the former managing director of E-CO2, and Steve Bourne, vice president of Alltech, celebrate Alltech’s purchase of E-CO2, a United Kingdom-based agri-environment firm that will enable Alltech to strengthen its support services on-farm and throughout the food chain. Photo Credit: Elli Dean
Alltech strengthens its on-farm presence and agri-environment credentials with the purchase of The E-CO2 Project Limited 2015-04-15

Alltech recently acquired The E-CO2 Project Limited (E-CO2) – a leading provider of on-farm environmental assessments and programmes in the United Kingdom.

The purchase builds on the recent close business partnership forged between the two companies to help farmers make their operations more efficient, profitable and sustainable.

How Foliar Nutrition Bridges the Gap for Crops 2014-11-06

Foliar fertilization is a standard practice used by many agronomic producers around the world. Learn how Alltech Crop Science is putting our own spin on this practice, using complexed amino acids to provide for plant nutrition, protection and performance.

High Corn Yields in 2014, Along with Higher Potential for Mycotoxins 2014-10-31

While experts are forecasting a record-plus year for yields, an abundant harvest can still leave behind mycotoxins. Preliminary data conducted by Alltech’s 37+TM Mycotoxin Analysis Program was shared today during Alltech’s annual “Walking the Fields” webinar, and experts addressed potential mycotoxin risks with corn silage.

A Day in Kentucky: Farming, Horse Racing, and Bourbon Tasting 2014-10-22

With soybean and tobacco harvest in full swing, Alltech Crop Science welcomed Florida growers to tour some of central Kentucky’s “Farms of Excellence.”

From Iowa’s Corn to Italy’s Tomatoes with the Alltech Career Development Program 2014-10-02

Coming from a beef cattle and cropping background in Southeastern Australia, I always hoped to combine work and travel. Being accepted to the Alltech Career Development Program almost a year ago has proved to be a great opportunity to do this.

Producers from Across Globe Visit Normandy Farms 2014-09-23

Against the backdrop of the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2014 in Normandy, France, Alltech® Crop Science invited farmers from around the world to visit this scenic region and experience its history and contribution to agriculture.

Prioritizing Agriculture in Human Nutrition 2014-09-04

Traditionally, human nutrition has been placed in the territory of health care professionals. However, farmers and producers play an integral role in providing access to diverse, nutritious foods – the foundation of good health.

Crop Yield Versus Nutritional Quality 2014-09-02

What if we could drive our yield and quality naturally from a finite land resource? Robbie Walker, general manager of Alltech Crop Science, discussed this timely topic at the 7th annual Alltech Global Dairy & Beef in Normandy, France.