Farm Management Articles

  • Project Verification and support of energy crops - Case Study

    Supported by the Ministry of Agriculture the verification of energy crops by harvesting, monitoring the growth quality, promotion and consulting service on biomass utilization had been carried on in year 2005, 2006 and is onward in ...

  • Clock House Farm, Kent - WET Sensor - Case Study

    Using the WET Sensor to optimise growing conditions and irrigation efficiency in high volume strawberry and raspberry production Clock House farm nestles in the rolling hills of Kent, a few miles south of Maidstone in the UK. The expansive 250 acre farm grows a variety of fruit, including strawberries, raspberries and blackberries. Notable innovators in horticulture, Clock House Farm were ...


    By Delta-T Devices Ltd.

  • Top 3 Considerations When Buying a Slurry Applicator

    Dribble bar, band spreader, trailing hose, trailing shoe, disc injector or shallow injection? Whatever name you read or see, they all refer to low emission spreading systems under evolving environmental regulations. The variety of systems available, and the number of options and features, can be baffling to even the most experienced farmer! We have put together the top three factors to think ...


    By Major Equipment

  • Uncovering your Farm’s Hidden Yield Potential

    What are you missing in your harvest data? Across hundreds or even thousands of acres, it’s easy to get lost in this sea of data points. It’s simply too much for one person to calculate. That’s what makes a digital tool a powerful ally. It never gets tired or distracted and when provided the right data, it never puts a decimal in the wrong place. The ...


    By The Climate Corporation

  • (App)etite for Technology on the Farm: Meet Greg Deim, New Cab App Senior Product Manager

    Today, most of our lives rely on apps. Whether we need to wake up in the morning, order a cup of coffee or navigate to avoid traffic—all while listening to our favorite podcast—apps have made everything just a click away. FieldView™ continues to lead the industry with the most compatible real-time data cab monitoring app, reshaping agriculture for present and future ...


    By The Climate Corporation

  • NIR & spectroscopy in agriculture & crop science

    According to a review by Dr. Crocombe, hand-held spectrometers have historically been used by only small groups of people, such as analytical and drug companies. These days, spectroscopy is available in simple low cost devices for a multitude of applications for scientists and non-scientists alike. One of the most prominent uses of spectroscopy has been the use of the technology on ...


    By CID Bio-Science, Inc.

  • Farming Innovation: From Ammonia to AgTech Software

    Just over a century ago, the Haber-Bosch process was invented in Germany, enabling the scalable production of copious amounts of ammonia for the very first time. This 1910 Eureka! moment meant farmers could fertilize their crops unlike ever before, growing food on a massive scale. So massive, in fact, a population explosion ensued – humankind went from 1.6 billion in 1900 to 7.7 ...


    By Vistex Inc

  • Agronomically Speaking: Fall Fertility? From Soil Test to Prescriptions

    Farmers understand that soil fertility is a key component of growing healthy and high yielding crops. While there is much debate on how we accomplish soil fertility and health, there are some general items that are helpful to remember.   However, because it was an extremely wet year for many across the country it is even more important to soil test this ...


    By Ag Leader Technology

  • How to Improve Field Data Accuracy for Better Farming Decisions

    From the first day of flight school, pilots are instructed on the importance of checking every instrument before take-off. Even if they have multiple flights in a day, they still go through the same long checklist — every, single, time. Why? Because while in-flight, they need to trust what their equipment is telling them. In other words, they need all the data collected and delivered to the ...


    By The Climate Corporation

  • Regulating fertilizer applications in agriculture for healthier crops & environment

    Farm Fertilizer - A Double-Edged Sword The excessive use of fertilizers is one of the main causes of the environmental impact of industrial agriculture. The notion that more is better has caused more harm than good to farming, as well as the environment. Therefore, using the right amount of fertilizers is considered an important part of farm management. To this end, there has been a lot ...


    By CID Bio-Science, Inc.

  • American blueberry farmer increases revenue by 33% with lasers - Case Study

    Location: Jefferson, Oregon, USA Application context: Blueberry farm (Vineyard & Orchard) Problem definition: Crop loss due to bird damage in the blueberry farm Pest bird species: Starlings (Sturnidae), Blackbirds (Turdidae), Robins (Turdidae), Swallows (Hirundinidae) Time during the year of bird presence: June – October Time during the day of ...


    By Bird Control Group

  • Agricola EU uses Automatic bird deterrent to avoid cherry crop loss - Case Study

    Location: Fundo la Mina, Puente Negro, San Fernando Application context: Agriculture, Cherry farm Problem definition: Birds eating the cherries Pest bird species: Doves (Columbidae) and thrushes (Turdidae) Time of the year with bird problems: September – December Time of the day with bird problems: All day Number of systems: 2 x Agrilaser ...


    By Bird Control Group

  • Other Field Enzyme

    Other Field EnzymeEnzymes in tobaccoA variety of enzymes like diastase, saccharifying enzyme, cellulase, hemicellulase , pectinase and protease are coordinated uniformity. If hydrolase is added in the modulation of tobacco leaves, the tobacco reproduction and ...

  • Lessons From the Field - Sean Croft - Case Study

    Sean Croft, of Arahura Farms, is one of Australia’s largest organic carrot growers and is interested in improving soil management practices through permanent beds, controlled traffic, using compost and the introduction of beneficial microbes into the soil profile. ...

  • Indigo`s Living Map of the World`s Food System

    Two weeks ago, at the inaugural Beneficial Ag event in Memphis, Indigo was proud to participate in a growing community of innovators from across the food system. One of the questions we asked ourselves was, “What are the technological capabilities needed to catalyze the beneficial agriculture movement?” We believe a new way for seeing the global food system ...


    By Indigo Ag, Inc

  • Opinion piece from Dr Johannes Bauer

    Who is Prof Schellnhuber and why is what he said important? Prof. Hans Joachim Schellnhuber – for twenty years the head of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, and a senior advisor to Pope Francis, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the European Union. This is what Prof Schellnhuber had to say August 2018: “Climate change is now reaching ...

  • Observing the nitrogen cycle in a green manure trial on an organic farm

    As part of a 5 year Federal Government funded Landcare project in the Gippsland area of Victoria, a number of on-farm trials have taken place. One of these trials was monitoring a range of green manures on a certified organic vegetable farm. The demonstration trialled and ...

  • An Ideal Aeration System for Aquaculture Corporations - Case study

    Successful aquaculture corporations know that there are many variables that need to be accounted for in order for the bottom line to be "in the black", let alone grow annually by 10-20%. Just to get started, a corporation must at least have the funding, the right location with good weather, good access to water (the list goes on) and most importantly, the right people to manage day-to-day ...

  • Planting Our Seeds and Watching Them Grow

    Since I joined Arable in July, our team has made incredible progress and achieved many important milestones. I wanted to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of our customers for your support, your invaluable feedback, and your business. At Arable, we believe that there is nothing more important than our customers’ trust, and that we need to work tirelessly to earn it and keep ...


    By Arable

  • Sabre Tine Case Study

    Ben Atkinson, J. E. Atkinson & Son, Lincolnshire 'The Tillso Sabre range of subsoiler legs are intelligently designed and highly engineered to create a perfectly structured subsoil without unnecessarily disturbing the surface. Surely a situation we are all trying to achieve. In the past we all too easily destroyed the benefits of subsoiling with subsequent operations trying to produce ...


    By Tillso

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