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System Screens Out Deadly Citrus Greening-Carrying Insect
Citrus greening threatens to destroy the state’s multibillion-a-year citrus industry, according to UF/IFAS researchers. CUPS, as scientists call the screening system, is not brand new. Three Florida growers are operating 50 acres of commercial CUPS, said Arnold Schumann, a UF/IFAS soil and water sciences professor at the UF/IFAS Citrus Research and Education Center, which celebrates its 100th anniversary this year.
AGCO Announces Manufacturing Joint Venture with CP Foods
AGCO announced that it has entered into a joint venture agreement for the manufacture of protein production equipment with CP Foods (BKK:CPF). Headquartered in Bangkok, Thailand, CP Foods (CPF) is a leading producer of swine, chicken and eggs in Asia. AGCO and CP Foods will each own 50% of a manufacturing joint venture which will produce protein production solutions for AGCO’s GSI division and CPF companies. Manufacturing is expected to begin in early 2019 in a plant to be constructed in CiXi City, ZheJiang Province, China.