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Variability on Component Traits of Pod Yield, Drought Tolerance and Leaf Spot Disease Resistance of Groundnut

Forestry Nepal - vor 5 Stunden 21 Minuten

The experiment was conducted in a Randomized Complete Block Design (RCBD) with 3 replications at National Oilseed Research Program (NORP), Nawalpur, Sarlahi "Genetic variability on component traits of pod yield, drought tolerance and leaf spot disease resistance of groundnut (Arachis hypogaea. L.)" during rainy season 2010 and 2011.  Twenty five groundnut genotypes were collected from National Oilseed Research Program (NORP), Nawalpur, Sarlahi Nepal including local checks (B -4, Jayanti and Baidehi) and used for the study.

Resolute to Host Management Call to Discuss First Quarter Results

Canadian Forestindustries News II - Mo, 20/04/2015 - 23:00
MONTRÉAL, April 20, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - Resolute Forest Products Inc. (NYSE: RFP) (TSX: RFP) expects to announce its first quarter financial results on May 7, 2015, at 7:30 a.m. (ET), and to hold a...

Deltic Announces Preliminary First Quarter 2015 Results

Forest Products IIII - Mo, 20/04/2015 - 22:15
[Business Wire] - Deltic Timber Corporation :

BLEANSA: The makings of an evergreen agriculture info hub for Southern Africa

GFIS - Mo, 20/04/2015 - 21:26
At a session of the recent Beating Famine Southern Africa Conference, Isaac Nyoka, Coordinator of the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) Southern Africa Node, discussed BLEANSA, short for Building a Large Evergreen Agriculture Network for Southern Africa. BLEANSA is a...

Grizzly Bear Denning PhD Complete

GFIS - Mo, 20/04/2015 - 21:07

The fRI Grizzly Bear Program is pleased to announce that Dr. Karine Pigeon successfully completed her PhD research thesis entitled "Behavioural plasticity of the grizzly bear in a context of climate change" at Laval University on April 17, 2015.

Karine has worked on the topic of denning in grizzly bears within our project for the past 7 years and has made a tremendous contribution to our understanding of grizzly bear denning ecology.

Congratulations on this achievement, Karine, from everyone at fRI!

FRI Subject Area: Grizzly BearDisplay on Maps: Related Program: Grizzly Bear Program

Yakima company will design generator that converts wood waste to energy with USDA wood energy grant

GFIS - Mo, 20/04/2015 - 20:44

A Yakima nonprofit that employs the disabled will receive nearly $100,000 in grant money to design a biomass boiler, and both forest managers and local employers stand to benefit.

5 Questions about New Biomass Sustainability Guidelines for the EU

GFIS - Mo, 20/04/2015 - 20:30

In the midst of the debate over the whether importing wood pellets to the European Union from the southern United States is a sustainable undertaking for electricity generators there, the Sustainable Biomass Partnership (SBP) has released its Biomass Assurance Framework.

New Calculator: Wall Thermal Design Calculator

GFIS - Mo, 20/04/2015 - 20:27
20 Apr 2015New Calculator: Wall Thermal Design Calculator

The purpose of this online tool and calculator is to provide designers with prescriptive wall assembly solutions complying with national energy efficiency requirements.  This tool is meant to provide enough information that architects, designers, engineers, consultants and contractors can quickly determine suitable wall assemblies for each climate zone in Canada with confidence.  

To learn more about the Wall Thermal Design Calculator, click here. 

To learn how to use the Wall Thermal Design Calculator, click here.

To use the Wall Thermal Design Calculator, click here.

Q1 2015 recap: Global wood pellet demand creates U.S. opportunities

GFIS - Mo, 20/04/2015 - 20:25

As Q1 2015 came to a close, Europe’s near-term commitment to utilizing low-carbon energy solutions continues to reflect a growing global awareness of pioneering energy alternatives.

Sonoma County seeks assurances from the Kashia Band of Pomo Indian Tribe regarding timber harvesting

GFIS - Mo, 20/04/2015 - 20:17

The Kashia Band of Pomo Indians wants to expand its remote rancheria, and although Sonoma County officials are supportive, they want greater assurance to be able to weigh in on any timber harvest plans for the tribe’s newly acquired property.

Future changes in biodiversity and vegetation composition

GFIS - Mo, 20/04/2015 - 20:07
Kirsten Thonicke, Alice Boit, Boris Sakschewski, PIK Potsdam   Three years of intensive modelling effort now allow us to evaluate vegetation scenarios for Latin America. We achieved to improve our.. read more

Wood supply chronicles, Part 2: The unintended consequences of timberland divestments

GFIS - Mo, 20/04/2015 - 20:03

In the first part of this series, Wood Supply Chronicles, I highlighted three events that have changed wood supply in the US South: timberland divestment, the timing and intensity of the housing bust and inattention to—and an inability to react to—global policy changes.

Event: CBD AHTEG on Indicators for the Strategic Plan on Biodiversity

GFIS - Mo, 20/04/2015 - 19:54
Organized by the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the Ad Hoc Technical Expert Group (AHTEG) on indicators for the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 is expected to: identify a small set of measurable potential indicators to monitor global progress towards achievement of the Aichi Biodiversity Targets; and prepare guidance on the different types of indicators and approaches used to monitor progress in implementation of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity at regional, national and sub-national levels.

UN Crime Congress Calls for Justice for All, Action on Wildlife, Forest Crime

GFIS - Mo, 20/04/2015 - 18:39
Participants unanimously adopted the Doha Declaration at the 13th UN Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, stressing justice for all as critical to the success of the post-2015 development agenda and to fighting criminal activities, terrorism and violence around the world. It makes recommendations that will be submitted to the UN Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, which will convene in May 2015.

Largest Forest Service restoration initiative reaches milestone

GFIS - Mo, 20/04/2015 - 18:27

U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell said that the Four Forest Restoration Initiative (4FRI), the largest landscape-scale restoration initiative of its kind, has reached a pivotal milestone towards achieving accelerated forest restoration on more than 500,000 acres of the Coconino and Kaibab National Forests and grasslands in Arizona.

WNICBR Discusses Climate Change and Sustainable Development

GFIS - Mo, 20/04/2015 - 18:27
At its fifth meeting, held in Attard, Malta from 24-26 March 2015, the World Network of Island and Coastal Biosphere Reserves (WNICBR) focused on ‘The Impact of Climate Change and Sustainable Development on Island and Coastal Biosphere Reserves.'

The Sustainable Forestry Initiative welcomes four new board members representing environmental, social and economic interests

GFIS - Mo, 20/04/2015 - 17:50

The Sustainable Forestry Initiative Inc. (SFI) is pleased to announce that four leaders have been elected to the independent Board of Directors.

Fighting ivory smuggling through capacity building in Central Africa

GFIS - Mo, 20/04/2015 - 17:49
Limbe, Cameroon, April 2015—Wildlife law enforcement officers and other agencies involved in law enforcement including police, Customs, gendarmerie and magistrates from five Central African Forest Commission (COMIFAC) countries participated in a workshop earlier this month in Limbe, Cameroon, to learn about the Elephant Trade Information System (ETIS).

World Bank approves a $40.71 million loan to Belarus

GFIS - Mo, 20/04/2015 - 17:20
The Board of Executive Directors of the World Bank recently approved a US$40.71 million loan to the Republic of Belarus for a new Forestry Development Project designed to enhance silvicultural management, reforestation and afforestation, increase the use of felling residues, and increase the overall contribution of forests to sustainable development.


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