Agriculture Management News

  • Simulating Agricultural Climate Change Scenarios using Controlled Growth Chambers

    Extreme weather, believed to result from climate change and increased atmospheric CO2 levels, is a concern for many. And beyond extreme events, global warming is also expected to impact agriculture.1,2   Although it is expected that climate change will significantly affect agriculture and cause decreases in crop yields, the full effects of climate change ...


    By Edinburgh Instruments Ltd

  • CropLife Asia Promotes Role of Plant Science & Benefits to Thai Farmers at Tech4Farmers Asia 2.0

    Dr. Siang Hee Tan, Executive Director of CropLife Asia, participated today at the Tech4Farmers Asia 2.0 event held in Bangkok. He took part on a panel looking at the issue of 'Creating an Enabling Environment for Market Access'.  "The population in Asia is projected to have one billion more people by 2050," said Dr. Tan. "Our farmers need to produce more food to feed a growing world while ...


    By CropLife Asia

  • Can food be produced on floating islands?

    Yes, it can! Today the first of the vegetables were harvested and tasted at the Wageningen University & Research Applied (WUR) Arable and Vegetable Research test location in Lelystad, the Netherlands. In mid-May the small-scale test island was launched by Stichting Drijvende Eilanden (The floating islands foundation) in partnership with the Wageningen University & Research Science Shop. ...

  • Carbon cycling in forest soils research presented

    Just as individual humans have different microbial communities in their guts, the microbial communities living in soils vary from site to site as well. Recent research compared the decomposition rates of wood stakes over eight sites to gain an understanding of soil microbes in forests. The activity of soil microbes can also tell a story of the value of carbon storage in soil. The ...


    By American Society of Agronomy

  • Alaska’s climate, soils, highlighted at meeting

    Alaska is the topic of two important presentations at this year’s Managing Global Resources for a Secure Future ASA, CSSA, SSSA International Annual Meeting in Tampa, FL. The meeting is sponsored by the American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and the Soil Science Society of America. Media are invited to a showing of “Between Earth and ...

  • How to use non-crop plants

    This is the fifth article in a six-part series providing practical information of an overall IPM program. Vineland investigates the role of non-crop plants for pest and disease management. These plants are not grown to sell, but only to create an environment that is detrimental to pests and diseases and/or beneficial to biological control ...

  • DACS climatic solution in organic broiler houses in New Zealand

    We are proud to announce that DACS have been selected as sole supplier of complete climate solutions for eight houses for a project for organic broilers in New Zealand. The buyer is Airport & Manu Farms, New Plymouth near Mt. Taranaki. The reason for choosing DACS as supplier was the functionality and the quality of the ventilation system and the advanced ACS management system, states Mr. Ed ...


    By DACS A/S

  • Product Launch: Modular Wall Inlet

    In agriculture applications an ideal climatic environment is essential as it can impact production and the health of animals. Proper air quality through ventilation is one of the main requirements in order to achieve optimum performance in growth rate, uniformity and feed efficiency, which can therefore ensure high profit margins. Poor air quality can provoke high concentrations of ...


    By Munters

  • New Agrivi Product Plans from September 4th + SPECIAL Offer

    As always, you have asked, we have delivered. Agrivi is introducing new product plans and pricing which will more accurately reflect the value farmers get with using our knowledge-based farm management software for managing farming business. What Will Change? Our new product plans will have different feature sets, so farmers will be able to choose the product plan that fits their ...


    By Agrivi Ltd

  • Product Launch: Comm-Box and the communication package

    Comm-Box supplies complete web access to your controllers from any device with access to the Cloud, including mobile devices. Installed as an add-on to the  ...


    By Munters

  • Agribotix and senseFly Jump-start 2018 Precision Ag Programs with New Promotion

    Agribotix, a leader in drone-enabled agricultural intelligence, and  ...


    By Agribotix LLC

  • Capillary electrophoresis used for the determination of different sugars in grapevine tissues

    Recently, Dr. María F. Silva and her colleagues from the Institute of Agricultural Biology of Mendoza, Argentina, have published an article dedicated to the determination of different sugars in ...


    By Lumex Instruments Group

  • Munters Product Launch: RLED 2.0

    The RLED 2.0 features a simple calibration process that enables the light dimmer to support practically any light bulb on the market. After a simple calibration procedure, the RLED 2.0 automatically adjusts the voltage to meet your exact needs. Improved stability reduces flickering during the dimming process, enabling you to reach low light levels with an extraordinary level of ...


    By Munters

  • India`s poultry industry adds to drug resistance

    Chickens farmed for meat and eggs in India’s Punjab state harbour high levels of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, says a new Indo-US study.   “Misuse of antibiotics in animal farms endangers all of us because it multiplies drug resistance in the environment,” says Ramanan Laxminarayan, director of the Washington-based Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics and Policy, and ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Webinar will address advantages and limitations of LLCs in agriculture

    On Wednesday, August 16, at 12 noon (ET), the Agricultural & Food Law Consortium presents a free webinar, “Using LLCs in Agriculture: Beyond Liability Protection.” Since every state statutorily authorized the Limited Liability Company (LLC) as a business structure, the LLC has become a popular entity choice for farm businesses.  But while often touted as a silver bullet for ...

  • New FAO guidelines to help countries better monitor their forest resources

    FAO has developed new guidelines aimed at helping countries develop strong National Forest Monitoring Systems, which are key to measure progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). To fulfil their pledges under the Paris Climate Agreement and Agenda 2030 countries are expected to collect more detailed forestry data. This not only includes information on the size and growth or ...

  • Farm Management and Technology Field Day on Aug. 9

    Farmers are always looking for ways to be more efficient and self-sustainable, and energy technology is one way to accomplish both. The Mahoning County office of Ohio State University Extension is hosting a field day Aug. 9 from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Ward Campbell Farm, 11440 Palmyra Road in North Jackson. The focus of the event is how energy technology, such as solar and wind technology, can ...


    By Ohio State University

  • It’s all part of the service

    Last week we wrote how three members of our engineering team have travelled to Adelaide, Australia where they are currently completing the installation, commissioning and hand-over of a large equine cremator plus a multi-chambered pet cremator.  This week ‘Team Matthews’ has been on its travels again, although it has to be said this time it is much closer to home.  Lee ...


    By Todaysure Matthews

  • A Beginner`s Guide to Agrochemical Formulation Strategies

    Who is this training for? Designed for professionals either new to agrochemical formulations or requiring a basic working knowledge in their role, this introductory course will provide you with the foundations to enhance your formulation career. Key modules ...


    By Informa

  • One Topic, Multiple Requirements, Individual Solutions

    Salmonella in your cheese or chocolate, horse meat instead of beef as labelled on the packaging, toxic arsenic in rice or high mercury levels in fish - food scandals and warnings from consumer authorities regularly grab our attention. The quality and safety of food we consume directly affects us all. And food safety covers many different facets of the industry. Not only confirming that food is ...


    By Analytik Jena AG

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