Sustainable Agriculture Articles

  • Why organic fertilizer equipment is suitable for small investment

    In agricultural production, in order to achieve the increase of crop production, people do not hesitate to pour a large number of chemical fertilizer into the farmland. More and more nitrogen, urea and nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium compound fertilizer are used, and the concentration is higher and higher. Although this has kept the effect of increasing production to a certain extent, the ...

  • Fertilizer equipment to improve the environmental conditions of animal husbandry

    With the rapid development of animal husbandry, a large number of excrement and sewage have been produced. If we want to get effective control, we can only use fertilizer equipment. The harmful elements in these wastes are seriously over standard, so it is difficult to use the traditional way of returning to the field. The development of organic fertilizer production line is that ecological ...

  • Principal applications of biological control in China

    While emphasising an interest in developing pilot projects in eco-agriculture, no reference is made to biological control or integrated pest management in the official agricultural yearbooks, which in addition associate a growth of chemical control to an increase in productivity. However, despite the evident predominance of chemical control, there is in China a vast group of researchers and ...


    By BIOSANI

  • Green Food

    Organic agriculture in China curiously and unlike what occurred in the west, did not appear before “integrated agriculture”, but after the launching of two state projects in the 1980’s: the first one being the development of a so-called “eco-agriculture”, and the second being the production, certification and commercialization of agricultural products classified as ...


    By BIOSANI

  • Introduction to Biological Control in China

    It is a relatively generalized concept among agronomists and other Western investigators, that in the People’s Republic of China biological control is used as the principal control measure for crop protection. The classic story of the first known usage of biological control with human intervention in the world having been in China, through the usage of predatory ants, of ...


    By BIOSANI

  • Economic Benefit of Producing Slow-acting NPK Complex Fertilizer

    Because of the low utilization rate of chemical fertilizer, people try to make a slow-release and high-utilization fertilizer to meet the demand of nitrogen in different growth stages of crops, reduce the loss of nitrogen leaching and volatilization, reduce the fixation of phosphorus and potassium fertilizers in the soil, so that the fertilizer can supply nutrients according to the requirement of ...

  • Process Heat Case Study

    Voyager Craft Malt Voyager Craft Malt produces malt for craft brewers and distillers using their own locally grown and regionally sourced cereal grains. This boutique malt house is located at Whitton in the Riverina, NSW. The Issue The company prides itself on using sustainable agricultural practices to grow the grains that goes into their malt. It was ...


    By Pyrocal Pty Ltd.

  • Learning about sustainable agriculture

    For almost 20 years the Orange campus of firstly the University of Sydney and now Charles Sturt University has been teaching Australian and overseas students about sustainable agriculture. The course is offered as a post graduate Masters course and students spend 18 months at the campus as internal students although many of the Australian students study it by distance mode. The following ...

  • 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 ...

  • The Future of Sustainable Agriculture: Urban Farming

    By Dylan Fox: Dylan is a student from the University of Western Sydney and we are delighted to carry this story As more people become interested in their food they become more conscious about the farmers they support. Thus, a growing trend of urban farms is developing to satiate the demand for highly-nutritious fruits and vegetables. With the misnomer that people must own land to farm profitably, ...

  • To Meet Agtech’s New Movers and Shakers, Look Beyond Buenos Aires

    Last November, Arable participated in Silicon Valley Argentina in Rosario, a forum co-organized with Fundación CEDEF, Chacra Media Group, and Silicon Valley Forum. We’ve been to a number of ag shows in the US, and have never seen anything that compares to the caliber of this event. The best part was its forward-thinking focus on ‘the next generation of ...


    By Arable

  • Agriculture`s Time has Come

    Today, CNBC ranked Indigo as the most innovative company in the world on its 2019 Disruptor 50 list. This news is significant for our young organization but, more importantly, it is an achievement for the health and progress of our population and planet. In 2013, the list’s ...


    By Indigo Ag, Inc

  • From the Executive Director: Community, Respect for Nature Crucial to Successful Farming, Author Says

    What book is on your nightstand? I just started “Wildly Successful Farming: Sustainability and the New Agricultural Land Ethic,” by Brian DeVore, who was the guest speaker as SFA Central Chapter held its annual meeting this past Saturday in Little Falls. At the meeting, Brian shared snippets featuring area farmers who prioritize soil health and sustainable farming practices. You may ...

  • The future of grow light technology

    The vision, to create a lighting system so intelligent, it communicates with the plant. Allowing growers to enhance, adjust or suppress certain characteristics of the plant. Basic requirements met will usually end with a healthy harvest. A plant that's communicating and working with its environment will grow into its full and desired potential. Thats right, communicating with plants is not just ...

  • Why We Launched Indigo Marketplace

    The system by which we grow and distribute grain is well over a hundred years old. In the early 1900s, with significant urban migration, came the need for an efficient way to transport crops from rural areas to city centers. This led to the development of a commodity system, in which growers brought their harvested grain to silos where it was mixed with their neighbors’. Growers were paid a ...


    By Indigo Ag, Inc

  • Disc and Drum Mower Blades: Blade Safety Case Study

    When in the process of operating most types of agricultural harvesting equipment, the safety of the operator, as well as bystanders, must be of utmost importance. This is especially true for disc and drum agricultural mowing equipment. Disc and drum mowers cut the crop in preparation for harvest utilizing the “blade impact” method—similar to how a lawn mower blade cuts the grass ...


    By Kondex Corporation

  • Adaptation and mitigation of climate change in vegetable cultivation: a review

    Climate change is an unavoidable phenomenon of natural and anthropogenic origin against which mitigation and adaptation are required to reduce the magnitude of impact and vulnerability, to avoid risk in vegetable farming and to ensure sustainable livelihoods of the agricultural community. Genetic improvement of vegetable crops is an appropriate adaptation strategy to cope with climate change ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Fish Farms - Inspections below the surface

    Fish farms are tackling the increased demand for aquatic food, while underwater drones are tackling regular and ongoing inspections to ensure fish health and the integrity of the enclosures. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, by the year 2050, there will be nearly 2 billion more humans populating the earth. Meaning that we will need to produce ...


    By Deep Trekker Inc.

  • How `open source` seed producers from the U.S. to India are changing global food production

    Around the world, plant breeders are resisting what they see as corporate control of the food supply by making seeds available for other breeders to use. Frank Morton has been breeding lettuce since the 1980s. His company offers 114 varieties, among them Outredgeous, which last year became the first plant that ...


    By Ensia

  • China: agricultural production and groundwater

    As in many parts of the People’s Republic of China, Shanxi Province is experiencing reduced water security for the agriculture sector. Changing climate conditions, including reduced rainfall, are increasing reliance on groundwater resources in the province. Unsustainable groundwater use for food production intensifies the impacts of climate change, and cost-effective adaptation responses ...

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