Agriculture Management Articles

  • Produce Grower, August 2017 issue

    There may be no such thing as a perfect tomato, but due to research by Amy Bowen and Dave Liscombe at the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre, growers are one step closer to producing great ones. In 2012, the Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers put out a list of research priorities, and one of those priorities was to improve or differentiate flavor in tomatoes. The focus was on tomatoes on ...

  • Measuring CO2 to Optimise the Bulk Storage of Food

    Meeting the food requirements of a growing global population is becoming increasingly difficult. Despite the need for additional food, it is estimated that 50-60% of grain is lost after harvesting, at a cost of about $1 trillion per year.1 One of the major reasons for lost grain is spoilage due to mould or insect infestation during storage.2 To provide a ...


    By Edinburgh Instruments Ltd

  • Eridania (ITA) Agricultural Plant - Case Study

    Digester: 3.250 m³ beet chips, corn 1 x 999 kWel scope of delivery:  detailed design, agitators, gas handling equipment, instrumentation, control, plant start-up Start-up: ...

  • Livorno Ferraris (ITA) Agricultural Plant - Case Study

    Digester: 2 x 3.250 m³ pig manure, energy crops 2 x 999 kWel scope of delivery:  detailed design, agitators, gas handling equipment, instrumentation, control, plant start-up Start-up: ...

  • Pfiel (A) Agricultural Plant - Case Study

    Digester: 2 x 2.000 m³ pig manure, energy crops 2 x 500 kWel scope of delivery: permit application, detailed design, tendering, project awarding, project management supervision, agitator equipment, un-pressurized gas holder, tent-roof gas holder, gas handling equipment, instrumentation Start-up: ...

  • BioKW (A) Agricultural Plant - Case Study

    Digester: 2 x 1.380 m³/h, 2 x 500 kWel; 1 x 1.000 kWth Manure, fruit- and vegetable waste, energy crops, fat sludge, slaughter house waste, food leftovers Scope of delivery: permission planning, detailed planing, tendering, project awarding, project management supervision, mixing technology, gas handling equipment, instrumentation Start-up: ...

  • Jezera (SLO) Agricultural Plant - Case Study

    Digester: 3.250 m³ pig manure, energy crops 1.000 kWel scope of delivery:  detailed design, agitators, input technology,  gas handling equipment, instrumentation, plant start-up Start-up: ...

  • What Rev Gilbert White heard?

    UPDATE: This story and audio has just featured on Paddy O’Connell’s Slow Radio feature on BBC Radio 4. You can listen here, starting at 41 mins 8 sec in. On 28 June 1792 – 225 years ago – the Rev Gilbert White, a pioneering English naturalist living in Selborne, Hampshire, England, heard ...


    By Vita Europe Limited

  • Great Eccleston Show 2017

    Great Eccleston & District Agricultural Society The next Great Eccleston Show is on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th July 2017 The Great Eccleston Show is a two day event and is a showcase for every aspect of rural endeavour and the whole range of crafts and skills associated with the country. With cooking, handicraft, horticulture and local arts, this north west ...


    By RE Buildings Limited

  • Heap Leach Pad Monitoring - Case Study

    2D Electrical Resistivity Imaging Objective Study was performed at a Heap Leach Copper Mining site in Chile to determine the impervious zones for the irrigation. The first base survey is performed to locate the impervious zones to be able to improve irrigations. The second monitoring survey is performed after 50 days of irrigation through drilled ...


    By Advanced Geosciences, Inc.

  • Taking the Guesswork Out of Precision Scouting Drones

    The Rise of Precision Scouting Drones A few weeks ago, I attended a summit at Louisiana State University regarding precision scouting drones and their application in agriculture. It was a wonderfully informational gathering of agronomists, producers, and a few lucky industry types like myself. Professors and agronomic experts from the LSU Extension Service presented their ...


    By Sentera, LLC

  • Rethinking Grant Making to Reach California’s Methane Requirements

    California’s stringent methane reduction requirements at dairies, combined with the significant public resources it’s preparing to dedicate to accomplish this mitigation without harming the dairy industry, present an enormous opportunity to apply new thinking in climate finance to leverage private capital. At the kick off meeting for the Dairy and Livestock Greenhouse Gas Reduction ...


    By The Climate Trust

  • The risks of spreading slurry after first silage cut

    Livestock farmers spreading slurry onto fields after first-cut grass silage face heightened risks of contamination after this year’s early start to the season, a silage specialist is warning, especially if following the current trend to more frequent silage cutting.The risks of spreading slurry after first silage cut According to Ecosyl silage expert, Darran Ward, spreading slurry after ...


    By Volac International Limited

  • Science for Environment Policy

    The  economic  impact  of climate  change  on European agriculture A new study has estimated how changes to climate might affect the value of European farmland. Based on data for over 41 000 farms, the results suggest that their economic value could drop by up to 32%, depending on the climate scenario considered- Farms in southern Europe are particularly sensitive to ...

  • Developing of DLI (Daily Light Integral) and Spectrum Control Systems for Scientific Cultivation in Agriculture

    Abstract: This study presents a DLI (Daily Light Integral) and Spectrum-Based Scientific Cultivation Control System (DAS) Development, Design and Application of Luminaire. Effective planning and monitoring of the environmental conditions of plant growth have vital importance in terms of efficiency and control. Nowadays, beyond the control systems that are mainly focused on climate and ...


    By StellarNet, Inc.

  • Comparing RGB-based vegetation indices with NDVI for agricultural drone imagery

    Abstract Agribotix conducted a post hoc test of two vegetation indices, VARI and TGI, that used only the three visible-band signals from an unmodified CMOS camera. The results were compared to NDVI, which is generally considered to be a reliable measure of field health and the underlying RGB image. While the results are somewhat encouraging in limited cases, it is clear that neither VARI nor ...


    By Agribotix LLC

  • Glasshouse hygiene - the importance of staying clean

    The nature of ornamental crops will mean plants are often in production for a long time, which can result in pest and disease carry over; so, it’s crucial that growers employ a rigorous hygiene and disinfection routine between crops. Start clean Starting the season with remnants of inoculum in the glasshouse, means growers are already on the backfoot, as the growing ...


    By Certis UK

  • Prevent harmful conditions from damaging crops with sensor alerts

    Your algae monitoring and control system is all set up, humming along efficiently, and the algae is growing well. Your solenoids are controlling the CO2 input so that your pH is always on target. Coolers (or heaters) are controlling your temperature. Maybe you even have automatic harvesting based on the density of your algae. But what happens if one of the devices breaks down? Pumps, valves, ...


    By Algae Lab Systems

  • Sustainable Biorefineries: An Important Research Topic

    In recent years, substantial steps into the transition towards a biobased economy have been taken in order to reduce the reliance on imported oil and the emission of greenhouse gases.  As far as Europe is concerned, Sweden, home to theEUBCE 2017 in Stockholm, has been very successful in decoupling GHG emissions from economic growth: from 2000 to 2012, ...

  • Bio Huma Netics, Inc., and Mesa Verde Resources Form Strategic Alliance

    Bio Huma Netics, Inc. (BHN)—an Arizona company that produces products under the Huma Gro®, Huma Gro® Turf, and Probiotic Solutions® brands—has recently formed an alliance with Reid Enterprises LLC, which does business as Mesa Verde Resources in New Mexico. Mesa Verde Resources is a humic ...

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