HIGHLIGHTING THE LATEST TECHNOLOGY IN GRAIN PRODUCTION AND UTILIZATION
Developed to help farmers save money on pest control, an unbiased web-based information warehouse, called Savvy Farmer, has been launched.
Savvy Farmer can help farmers identify the most cost-effective pest treatment options, find money-saving generic alternatives, maximize rebates and choose the most cost-efficient rates says the site operators. The database includes every registered treatment (with prices and application hints) for every agricultural crop grown in Canada and has powerful search tools to help farmers find exactly what they are looking for. It also includes labels, MSDS sheets, safety information and a library of over 1,000 weed, insect and disease identification photos.
According to the site operators, Savvy Farmer is updated daily, making it Canada’s most complete and accurate source of pest control information. The site is free from advertising. Farmers can access the data through an annual subscription. Further information is available at: www.savvyfarmer.com. •
Soy protein lowers non-HDL cholesterol
A new study published in the Journal of Clinical Lipidology indicates that soy protein lowers total cholesterol and non-HDL cholesterol significantly more than milk protein in patients with moderately high cholesterol levels.
Non-HDL cholesterol is a predictor of cardiovascular disease and mortality risk. Elaine Krul, co-author of the study and nutrition discovery lead at Solae*, sees the ability for soy protein to significantly decrease non-HDL cholesterol (compared to milk protein) as very promising for patients.
The results of this study support the heart health claim for soy protein. Claims for soy protein to lower blood cholesterol and the risk of coronary heart disease are approved by 12 countries.
*Solae, LLC is a world leader in developing innovative soy-based technologies and ingredients for food, meat and nutritional products. •