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26841. 24/08/2005
24/08/2005 KUCHING (The Star) - Sarawak plans to increase its acreage ofoil palm estates and is looking into using palm oil for the production ofbiofuel.
26842. 24/08/2005
23/08/05 WASHINGTONReuters) - The highly contagious soybean rust diseasewas found in a sixth Alabama county and could soon spread to other fieldsin the state, the U.S. Agriculture Department said on Tuesday.The fungus was found in a soybean sentinel plot in Autauga County, inthe center of the state and adjacent to ElmoreCounty where rust was found earlier this month.The sample had five infected leaves collected from a soybean plot atthe R6 growth stage. R6 is defined when the podhas green beans inside.Ed Sikora, a plant pathologist at Auburn University, said in a reportposted on the USDA's soybean rust-monitoring Website that the fungus wouldlikely spread to other counties inthe state."Growers in south and central Alabama with fields in early tomid-reproductive stages are at high risk for soybean rust,"said Sikora. "Weather conditions are very conducive to infection from thedisease, especially where frequent/dailyrain showers are occurring."The yield-cutting disease thrives in warm, humid weather with cloudyskies.Separately, the USDA said a cold front and thunderstorms moving slowlythrough the southeastern states could spread soybean rust into new areasthis week. Most vulnerable are states that already have some countiesinfected with the fungus, plus North Carolina and eastern Tennessee, itsaid.Fungicide is recommended for most soybean growers in the state whosecrops are in the reproductive stages. Farmers with crops that have maturedbeyond the R5 growth stage do not needto spray.The windborne disease so far has remained confined to Georgia,Alabama, Mississippi, Florida and South Carolina. The majorsoybean-growing states in the Midwest, where crops are nearing maturity,are no longer believed to be vulnerable to an outbreak of the disease thisyear.Suspicious spores have also been found in several states this yearincluding Kentucky, Tennessee, Louisiana andIllinois, the largest soybean growing state. Last Friday, six spores werediscovered in a trap in Suffolk, Virginia.
26843. 22/08/2005
8/19/2005 (EFE News Service) - Although Brazil slightly increased itscropland this year, its grain harvest will wind up being almost 5 percentless than in 2004, mainly due to adverse weather factors, officials saidThursday.
26844. 22/08/2005
19/08/05 PUTRAJAYA, - Plantation Industries and Commodities Minister DatukPeter Chin has refuted claims by Indonesia that satellite pictures of Riaushowed hotspots in areas belonging to Malaysian-linked plantations."Satellite pictures are taken at a very high altitude, so how can theypinpoint for certain that those areas are Malaysian oil palm estates?"Chin said in response to news reports today on Indonesia’s insistence thatit has evidence of open burning by Malaysian-linked plantations inSumatra.
26845. 22/08/2005
22/08/05 (The Star) - PLANTATION giant, the Felda group, is believed to beon an acquisition trail for more plantation land bank abroad.
26846. 22/08/2005
21/08/ 2005 Washington, D.C. (DesMoinesRegister.com) - A food ingredientthat got a reputation in the 1980s as bad for the heart is coming back tocookies and other products.
26847. 22/08/2005
22/08/2005 KORONADAL CITY (SunStar)-- A group of farmers here has urgedthe City Government to set measures that would safeguard the city's primeagricultural lands from land use and crop conversions, especially for theongoing oil palm development project in the area.
26848. 22/08/2005
18/08/05 PUTRAJAYA, (Bernama) -- Some 44,000 workers in the oil palmindustry stand to benefit from improvements in a new collective agreement(CA) inked, Thursday with their employers, including a "safety net" in theform of a guaranteed minimum payment of RM350 per month.
26849. 22/08/2005
18/08/ 2005 (Independent Online) - The healthy or not oil debate has takena new turn - local research has turned up a tropical oil that appears tonot only protect against the consequences of a heart attack, but is also anatural source of vitamin A.
26850. 22/08/2005
16/08/05 KARACHI (Daily Times) - Palm oil import is expected to increaseby 30 percent to 40 percent amid high domestic demand and a bearish worldoil price outlook, importers and dealers said on Tuesday.
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