Farm Operations Articles

  • How Profitable Is The Fish Farming Business

    Fish farming usually involves raising a variety of aquatic animals, such as fish, mollusks, shrimp, etc., in any enclosure such as a tank or pond. Today, the demand for fish and fish products is growing because of the health benefits of their overall demand for meat and meat products. For one thing, fish is a very healthy source of protein and fat. Noted: ...

  • Things To Consider Before Starting A Fish Farm Business

    Are you considering entering the fish farming business, and are you considering factors to consider when planning to locate your fish pond? Fish farming is one of the thousands of dollars of profitable business ideas during the harvest season. Fish feed pellet machine is the indispensable equipment to make fish feed ...

  • Don`t Let Skilled Labor Shortage Keep You from a Productive Harvest

    During the busy harvest season, the last thing you need is errors caused by miscommunication—especially when they involve the grain cart.  Unfortunately, all too often, farmers encounter:  ...


    By Ag Leader Technology

  • Choosing a tanker to fit the task

    Many factors are taken into consideration when choosing a slurry tanker. With the variety of makes, models and accessories involved, the options can be bewildering to both novice and seasoned buyers. The Major range of slurry handling equipment covers a variety of conditions for ...


    By Major Equipment

  • Data-Driven Aquaculture Essential to Feeding the Planet’s Growing Population

    The planet’s current population (7.8 billion) is expected to grow more than 25 percent over the next 30 years to an estimated 9.8 billion people. So we need to start thinking today about how we’re going to feed ourselves in a sustainable manner. Oceans will play a key role in this effort, especially through aquaculture, which ...


    By Realtime Aquaculture

  • Are Stronger, More Frequent Hurricanes a Threat to Open Ocean Aquaculture?

    Although June 1 marked the first day of hurricane season in the North Atlantic, 2020 is the sixth straight year in which a named storm arrived early. Tropical Storm Arthur formed on May 16 just north of the Bahamas and passed close to the Carolinas before turning offshore. It was ...


    By Realtime Aquaculture

  • U.S. Aquaculture Gets Bipartisan Boost from Washington

    Good news has been hard to come by the last few months amid the COVID-19 pandemic, but the United States aquaculture industry received some two weeks ago. On May 7 the White House issued an executive order aimed at “removing outdated and unnecessarily burdensome ...


    By InnovaSea Systems, Inc.

  • 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

  • Urban Crop Solutions makes indoor farming technology for Mars biosphere

    Will the first people to bake and eat bread on Mars do it due to a Belgian breakthrough? This is the challenge facing the SpaceBakery project, a unique consortium composed of seven Belgian organisations using technology provided by Urban Crop Solutions. However, before they use their research to help feed the first people on the red planet later this century, the project aims to have a clear ...


    By Urban Crop Solutions

  • Yield prediction and disease advice, frost warning - Case Study

    The National Mexican Weather Station Network Case Study Summary Applications Yield prediction, disease monitoring, frost warning, soil moisture monitoring Location Mexico Products deployed Adcon ETo stations Adcon rain gauge stations ...


    By OTT HydroMet

  • 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

  • Disposing of your fallen stock during lambing season

    In the UK, lambing season can start anytime from as early as November, all the way to June. Ensuring that this time period runs smoothly is vital as lambing season accounts for a large percentage of turnover. The location, size of herd and many other factors will determine when farmers decide to start preparing for lambing season. During this time, sheep farmers are preparing to care for up to 15 ...


    By Inciner8 Limited

  • 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

  • Timing Is Everything When It Comes to Grain Cart Operation

    During the busy harvest season, the last thing you want to see is a combine sitting with a full grain tank because of mistakes made by the grain cart operator. Unfortunately, all too often, farmers encounter: Difficulty finding qualified grain cart operators Problems communicating with the grain cart operator Grain cart operator not understanding which part of the field ...


    By Ag Leader Technology

  • Fish Farm Upgrade in India - Case Study

    AquaLifeNet has helped the Sultan Fish Farm in India to upgrade and expand their fish farming operation to produce a more valuable crop using our unique aquaculture system. The Sultan Farm is located in the town of Butana in the Haryana district north of Delhi. They had been growing an annual crop of 15-20 tonnes of carp fish in earth ponds, but they decided to expand and ...


    By AquaLifeNet

  • 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

  • Agricultural Rural Horse Farm - Case Study

    VISSOLIS installed a 50 kW system on the roof of the 19,000 ft² indoor arena on the Riverdale Horse Farm. The horse farm is well known in the state for its breeding, boarding, and training facilities. The property owner already had installed and invested in a 200 kW ground mounted system for his own in 2012. VISSOLIS leases the roof space and manages installation and operation. This was at ...


    By Vissolis, Inc.

  • Briggs and Eggers Orchards Case Study

    The 400-acre Briggs and Eggers Orchards in the fertile Bonita Springs Valley of southern Arizona have been growing apples, peaches and pears since 1968. Owners Lance and Melissa Eggers and Joe and Jean Briggs have been committed to building a strong organic program with sustainable environmental practices since 1990. Granite-rich alluvial soil and moderate, high-elevation Arizona summers allow ...


    By McCrometer Connect

  • Feeding Bales and Maize with One Machine Provides an Efficiency Breakthrough for Dairy Farm

    Marike Ostebuhr, a dairy farmer from Strackholt, Germany, tells us about how she changed the way she fed her cattle, making it more time efficient and reducing feed waste... Marike Ostebuhr, a Dairy farmer, runs a small ...


    By Robertson Manufacturing

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