Global growth of the cider market and its implications in agriculture

Apple cider is one of the oldest natural beverages produced by humans, and even the “father” of medicine, Hippocrates, considered it a true antibiotic. With a low alcohol content (between 3 – 8%), cider is obtained by fermenting fruits, especially apples. With a refreshing taste reminiscent of sparkling wine, cider has many benefits for the… Read More »

Gum Arabic – a steady investment opportunity for African farmers

If you ever paid attention to the ingredients list on food products, you most likely noticed that gum Arabic is a very common ingredient. But what is this gum and where does it come from? Well, gum Arabic is a “hot commodity” for African farmers because it has various uses, not just in the food… Read More »

How to prune an apple tree correctly (a beginner’s guide)

Ever since the beginning of time, apple trees have been of great importance to supply people with tasty fruits. They may be called “the forbidden” fruits, but apples are relatively easy to care for and you can expect to obtain a good yield in most years, especially if you learn how to prune apple trees.… Read More »

Most common pig diseases

Pig producers, just like any other animal farmers are well aware of the fact that in order to be successful in their field, they must ensure the health of their pig stock. Given that prevention is the best measure to avoid losing valuable animals, it’s important to know which are some of the most common… Read More »

The World’s Best Agricultural Shows of 2019

Having the desire to bring together the demand and offer on the market, especially for small farmers well-developed farms and industry specialists, the biggest companies give them the opportunity to find out all the news and get acquainted with the most important innovations through annual shows. Like we did over the last couple of years,… Read More »

Nutritional requirements of sheep

Raising sheep as a profitable farming business imposes an appropriate diet for optimal animal husbandry and production. Sheep nutrition should include water, energy (carbohydrates and fats), proteins, minerals, and vitamins. Under certain conditions, veterinarians also recommend additional nutrients to be added to the daily nutrition of sheep. The production cycle of sheep Feed and nutritional… Read More »

Canada joins the list of countries to ban the use of neonicotinoid-based pesticides

The Canadian federal government is taking steps to phase out, starting with 2021 the use of neonicotinoid-based pesticides linked to the death of an increasing number of honey bees. The Pest Management Regulatory Agency of Canada announced in August 2018 the phasing out, over a three-year period, of two of the top three neonicotinoid-based pesticides… Read More »

Longest drought on record in the Colorado River region prompts for alternate water resources

The summer of 2018 brought one of the worst drought periods in the history of Las Vegas, which prompts authorities to win the race with time in order to find viable solutions for this serious problem. Federal water managers said that the odds for a serious shortage in the vital river system by 2020 have… Read More »