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Crop Management Applications

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    Measurement of oil and water in seeds for agriculture sector

    The breeding, cultivation and processing of seeds to obtain vegetable oil is a major global industry. The amount of oil in seeds and water in seeds are critical parameters which need to be understood at all stages of the industry from plant breeding through commercial agriculture to milling and processing. Oils derived in this manner are used in foodstuffs, the manufacture of biofuels and as a chemical feedstock for many products. Our Benchtop NMR Analyser - MQC instrument provides an extremely fast, simple-to-operate answer to the question “how much oil and water is present in my seeds?`

    By Oxford Instruments plc based in Abingdon, UNITED KINGDOM.

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    Measurement of oil content in jatropha curcas seeds for energy/environment sector

    The use of biofuels as a substitute for mineral petroleum-based fuels is now an important part of the world economy. This substitution process both minimises the use of irreplaceable mineral petroleum reserves and reduces the addition of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere. Jatropha Curcas seeds are a high oil content seed and are of particular interest since the plants grow on almost any terrain and do not compete for agricultural land required for food crops. The maximisation of oil content is the driving force behind oil seed breeding programmes and the measurement of oil in Jatropha seeds is important in both trading and processing. In both of these cases, a simple and reliable means of measuring the oil content of the seeds is required.

    By Oxford Instruments plc based in Abingdon, UNITED KINGDOM.

  • Breeding

    It all start with breeders. The development of new cultivars is perhaps the most important means of improving quality traits and yields, and dramatic improvements have been achieved in the “green revolution”.

    Extensive testing and analysis is a key factor of success when selecting and evaluating new varieties, and Perten Instruments has worked with breeding companies for many years. The fact that the speed and quality of analysis is important for the development time and the quality of new line development has been a cornerstone in our product development.

    Our products and solutions give breeders unique opportunities to bring new, innovative cultivars to the market.

    By Perten Instruments - a PerkinElmer Company based in Hägersten, SWEDEN.

  • Fabric Cover for Crop Plague Protection

    Greater crop quality and yield

    Forms a physical barrier between the plant and the environment, protecting it from plagues, insects, infections and dust.

    Allows the seepage of the water, air and light needed for the growth of the plant.

    Generates a micro-climate that promotes better yields and quality of the crops.

    Minimizes or even eliminates the use of agro-chemicals in the crops. Ideal for organic or bio-rational producers.

    Adds value to the crops in export markets.

    Main crops: Melon, Pumpkin, Watermelon, Pepper, Tomato, Cucumber, Hot Peppers, Flowers, among others.

    By Polymer Group Inc. (PGI) / Agribon® based in San Luis Potosí, MEXICO.

  • Trimble Agriculture - Precision Agriculture Products

    Trimble agriculture solutions enhance the efficiency of farming, so you can quickly and easily improve your everyday planning, decision making and overall strategy for your operation. With precision agriculture products and related solutions for your farming operations, Trimble assists you throughout every step of your process. Leverage our proven technologies to operate efficiently, save on input costs, and improve crop performance and productivity in order to make the best decisions for your farming operations—season after season, year to year. No matter your field type, crop type, or vehicle, Trimble has a solution to suit your needs.

    By Trimble based in Sunnyvale, CALIFORNIA (USA).

  • Precision Agriculture

    Precision agriculture is no longer a new term in crop production. It is now a widely accepted practice. Aerial imagery is a key component in utilizing precision agriculture techniques for the management of farmland. The GeoVantage Imaging System provides high-resolution, orthorectified images that are used by Cooperatives, Ag Service Providers (ASPs), Crop Consultants, and Growers to:

    • Create management zones
    • Evaluate the effectiveness of fertilizer applications
    • View the whole farm/field
    • Perform in-season analysis to make crop management decisions
    • Manage geo-referenced soil sampling
    • Precisely schedule irrigation
    • Scheduling of pesticide applications
    • Find mechanical errors in application equipment

    By GeoVantage based in Peabody, MASSACHUSETTS (USA).

  • Water Data Management Solution for Agricultural Monitoring

    Use KISTERS solutions for gathering of meteorological, soil, and other timely crop data from the field. Easily remove the difficulties in comparing statistics and validating information collected for the monitoring and measuring of agricultural production.

    By KISTERS AG based in Aachen, GERMANY.

  • Grain collection and trade

    The value of grain and oilseed is determined by its characteristics, and only by identifying and segregating qualities can the total value be optimized. Whether you trade in wheat, barley, corn, soybeans or other products, rapid and accurate analytical results will help you make the best business decisions.

    Perten Instruments have worked with grain and oilseed trading companies for more than 40 years. We know and understand your business and can offer products and solutions which will help you in your daily work, as well as improve your bottom line in the longer term.

    Perten Instruments is the company with the most comprehensive range of equipment for grain and oilseed analysis, and the only company to offer instruments both for quantitative and qualitative measurements.

    By Perten Instruments - a PerkinElmer Company based in Hägersten, SWEDEN.

  • Direct Plant Applications

    Acadian products have been field and greenhouse tested relentlessly for a quarter century on over 80 different crops worldwide. Such depth of testing has proven two things above all.

    • Acadian Products provide universal benefits including stress tolerance and stress recovery
    • Acadian Products help address specific desired outcomes based on each crops unique needs (For crop specific information, please see the Crops tab below)

    By Acadian Seaplants Limited based in Dartmouth, NOVA SCOTIA (CANADA).

  • Non-woven Padding or Underbrush Protection

    Prevents underbrush growth

    Adequately blocks the light that promotes the growth of underbrush.

    Unlike the polyethylene paddings, it is permeable to water, air and nutrients maintaining the quality of the soil.

    Prevents water accumulation on the padding surface.

    Lasts up to 3 cycles when installed on the field, reducing labor.

    By Polymer Group Inc. (PGI) / Agribon® based in San Luis Potosí, MEXICO.

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