Soil Science Articles

  • Canada: fighting Cercospora in sugar beets - Case Study

    Case Study Summary Application Decision Support System to fight Cercospora Leafspot in sugar beets Location Michigan and Ontario, Canada Products deployed A850 Telemetry Gateway (several) A753 addWAVE UHF A723 addIT UHF SEN-R Temperature and rel. humidity sensor RG Rain Gauge ...


    By OTT HydroMet

  • The Power of Fusing 3D with Multispec

    3D assessment of plants became a commonly used technology in plant phenotyping to measure morphological and architectural features of plants. Although, 3D sensors such as PlantEye can be the workhorse for every phenotyping platform, it still lacks the ability to measure changes in color or other spectral information that are an important indicator for the ...


    By Phenospex B. V.

  • New animated video – introducing the key features of AP4 Leaf Porometer

    Delta-T Devices has created a new 5 minute animated explainer video introducing the AP4 Leaf Porometer. It highlights the porometer’s unique design features and shows how it enables users to take fast, convenient and accurate measurements of stomatal conductance in leaves. The video explores the strong ergonomic benefits of the AP4 (including a strap-to-the-body design – which frees ...


    By Delta-T Devices Ltd.

  • New Zealand Gourmet achieved a 100% reduction in bird activity in their greenhouse with the installation of the Agrilaser Autonomic - Case Study

    Location: Gourmet Mokai Ltd, Taupo, New Zealand Application context: Greenhouse (Food production > Arable Farms) Problem definition: Fruit and crop damage caused by sparrows Pest bird species: Sparrows (Passeridae) Time of year bird presence: All year round Time of day bird presence: From sunrise to sunset No. of birds before installation: 50 ...


    By Bird Control Group

  • Octadecylamine

    Modified octadecylamine (ODA) based Langmuir-Blodgett (LB) films were investigated. These films may find uses as ion exchange systems. ODA may be used to functionalize carbon nanomaterials. Thermal decomposition of metal nitrates in the presence of ODA may be used to obtain metal oxide nano crystals of controlled size and shape. ODA based LB fims was used to realise enzymatic field effect ...

  • Compost Is Clear Carbon Storage Winner

    A recent study from the University of California Davis (UC Davis) confirmed what many of us have known for our professional careers: compost makes the difference.  Researchers tested soils from long-term field plots that had been established 19 years prior. They measured total soil organic carbon and nitrogen as well as bulk density (the weight of the soil per unit volume) at depths to 200 ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • K11 Flexible Waterproof Coating

    In recent years, with the improvement of people's living standard, the living conditions of the requirements is also rising, which highlights the growing importance of waterproof family. The new concept of "health for Verizon waterproof, care homes", is committed to the comprehensive protection of water security for most of families Home Furnishing, exclude the difficulty and anxiety. Ruisen ...

  • 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. ...

  • Feeding the world from organics

    Washington State University researchers have concluded that feeding a growing global population with sustainability goals in mind is possible. Their review of hundreds of published studies provides evidence that organic farming can produce sufficient yields, be profitable for farmers, protect and improve the environment and be safer for farm workers. The review study, “Organic Agriculture ...

  • Underwater Unmanned Aerial Vehicle-Future of Marine Fisheries

    First of all, there is huge market space for underwater drone. In terms of Fisheries and aquaculture, China's aquaculture area is 8465,000 hectares, of which 27.38% is mariculture area and 72.62% is freshwater aquaculture area. There are 32,000 aquaculture farms in China, covering an area of 10 million hectares. It is necessary to check the temperature, salinity, PH value, dissolved oxygen of ...

  • Leaf Area - How & Why Measuring Leaf Area is Vital to Plant Research

    What is Leaf Area? It is easy to measure leaves, and they are also the parts of a plant most responsive to their environment. The combination of these two factors makes leaf area measurement extremely useful to scientists and growers. Besides, leaves are one of the main plant organs and are responsible for the productivity of a plant, and on a larger scale, of an ecosystem or a farm. ...


    By CID Bio-Science, Inc.

  • Root Analysis in the Field: Industries & Uses

    Crops, Nutrients, Irrigation & Root Analysis Analysis of the root system is important in ensuring sustainable crop production, reducing nutrient input and irrigation, and protecting soil carbon pools. Getting rapid and frequent images of what is happening underground can help people make timely decisions about agricultural practices to maintain plant health and ensure the judicious ...


    By CID Bio-Science, Inc.

  • Forest & Plant Canopy Analysis - Tools & Methods

    Canopy Analysis for Crop, Forest & Plant Research The range of applications of canopy cover analysis is truly astounding. Canopy analysis derives its usefulness from the vitality of the canopy. Many methods to measure canopy cover have been developed in the last 80 years to meet various objectives. Not surprisingly, there have been several comparisons of the tools in different parts ...


    By CID Bio-Science, Inc.

  • Happy cows = better milk producers - Case Study

    Recycling areas: TyreVarious scrap Company name: Erri-Comfort A/S (Danish Genetics A/S) Located: Skærbæk, Danmark Erri-Comfort A/S was founded by veterinarians specialised in diseases of cattle. They aim at preventing diseases and improve production in dairy herds. They produce a great ...


    By Eldan Recycling A/S

  • Tree, Crop & Plant Stress – A Primer on Abiotic and Biotic Stressors

    The natural conditions in which plants and trees grow are neither uniform nor controlled. Many changes or fluctuations, even if they are temporary, can have a negative impact on and stress plants. The factors which can lead to stress can be one of two types: abiotic or biotic. Stress can have serious repercussions on various phases of a plant’s growth and, ultimately, crop productivity. ...


    By CID Bio-Science, Inc.

  • Indigo’s partnership with Anheuser-Busch: a major step towards beneficial agriculture

    The agriculture industry is currently one of the biggest contributors to human caused greenhouse gas emissions, but I believe that it is also one of the most hopeful solutions for slowing and reversing climate change. Agricultural crops have the potential to remove CO2 from the atmosphere and sequester it in the soil, and the sheer size of the ag industry makes this approach one of the only ...


    By Indigo Ag, Inc

  • The Importance of Leaf Area Index (LAI) in Environmental and Crop Research

    Leaf Area Index (LAI), which is used as a measure in hundreds of studies on forests, crops, climate and the environment, is calculated as half the area of all leaves per unit area of ground. It is measured as the leaf area (m2 ) per ground area (m–2) and is unit-less. So, a plant with a LAI of 2 has an amount of leaves that can cover a given area two times. LAI is calculated for a plant or ...


    By CID Bio-Science, Inc.

  • See How this Rancher Relieved his Stress and Improved his Lifestyle

    Why is time so precious for Dan Hedgespeth, a part-time farmer in Kentucky who has chosen a Hustler SL360X chain feeder to help him save time and be efficient on his operation... ...


    By Robertson Manufacturing

  • Nitrogen Fixers

    Here’s a bit of geeky plant science. On this image of the roots of white clover, you can plainly see bumps along the roots that are called nodules. Over millions of years, the plant has evolved a symbiotic relationship with certain species of soil-dwelling bacteria called Rhizobia. This group of bacteria has the ability to take nitrogen from the atmosphere and “fix” it by ...


    By West Coast Seeds

  • Non-Destructive Root Imaging - Webinar and Live Demo

    Alright, so, we are just about a full house here already. So, we’ll get started with the presentation. As you should be able to see on your screen, it should say, “A Change of View: Using Root Imaging to Expand your Research by CID Bio-Science.” Online with me is actually our distribution manager, Suzy Truitt. She’ll be helping in the background facilitating with the Q ...


    By CID Bio-Science, Inc.

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