Recent progress and cost reductions in sequencing methods suggest that the avoidance of future breeding bottlenecks will require the ability to phenotype large populations in a reliable and effective way. Reliable assessment of quantitative physiological traits (QPTs) such as growth rate, water use efficiency or transpiration are important aspects in many research and development programs. Nevertheless, measuring these QPTs has always been a major challenge due to the complex nature of the phenotype, the number...
The root’s role in water uptake is essential; however, as they are below the surface, it is very challenging to continuously monitor them - especially by non-invasive methods. By using soil-embedded sensors, which measure the soil moisture, temperature, and electrical conductivity, at the same time as other environmental signals and physiological parameters, Plantarray enables the quantitative evaluation of multiple functional traits, such as:
Researchers and breeders are returning to nature, searching for explanations about plant adaptation and adaptation abilities to harsh environments. Finding a genotype that presents a trait to cope with drought or salinity could improve crop production and stability.
Grapevine is a deciduous bush belonging to Vitaceas family. Its scientific name is Vitis vinífera. Its economic importance is due to its fruit, the grape, used so much for direct consumption as fermented to produce wine.
The smells of farm types are mainly from three (3) sources: buildings, storage tanks and manure spreading activities. The fertilizing residuals materials (FRM) from various processes are also a source of nuisance during spreading in the fields. In addition to the odor, the various agricultural activities can sometimes cause harmful concentrations of gases such as ammonia.
Farming applications can be managed via our systems thanks to multiple input/output capabilities. Vital systems like temperature monitoring and automated feeding systems to name a few. The low initial cost and maintenance of our systems is perfect to either improve or extend the life of existing infrastructures making this a valued addition to any farm operation.
Precision agriculture is no longer a new term in crop production. It is now a widely accepted practice. Aerial imagery is a key component in utilizing precision agriculture techniques for the management of farmland. The GeoVantage Imaging System provides high-resolution, orthorectified images that are used by Cooperatives, Ag Service Providers (ASPs), Crop Consultants, and Growers to:
Create management zones
Evaluate the effectiveness of fertilizer applications
View the whole farm/field
based in Peabody, MASSACHUSETTS (USA).
The TracMap system comprises of a simple to use in-cab GPS flight system and a cloud based job management system called TracMap Online. Our job management system, enables you to send jobs wirelessly to pilots from your desktop or mobile device, and receive all the data you need (exact area treated, product used, climate etc.) from each job that has been completed.
The TracMap system is an in-cab GPS display unit that works with a cloud-based job management system called TracMap Online. Using TracMap Online, ag service providers and their customers can draw maps of the areas that need to be cultivated or treated, mark out hazards, and input job details (chemical, rate etc.). You can then send all the job information wirelessly to drivers.
The DESMI ROTAN® pumps are used for pumping of different sugar products from cane and beet juice to molasses and finished sugar solutions.
The sugar products supplied direct from the sugar mill is chemically neutral whereas imported sugar products may contain small amounts of formic or sulphuric acid in order to prevent fermentation during transportation. Sugar products containing acid may cause corrosion in cast iron pumps so in some cases stainless steel pumps should be used.
Sugar products have to be considere...
Zysense Nitric Oxide instruments are widely used in agricultural applications. It is used by leading scientists at USDA, and most agricultural research institutions, plant biology testing, and evaluate the role of Nitric oxide on plant growth and development.
New research has shown the role of nitric oxide releasing molecules like Sodium Nitroprusside and its role in saline soils.
NOA 280i is also used in natural juice research and its role on blood pressure reduction.
Several studies have been done beet and...
based in Weddington, NORTH CAROLINA (USA).
Seed processing plants all over the world are consuming massive amounts of fossil fuel to dry and condition seeds for commodity crops. VYNCKE offers a reliable and green alternative: efficient biomass solutions for the world’s leading seed companies where their own waste streams are converted into a stable supply of clean hot air for the seed dryers. VYNCKE’s solutions allow the use of internal biomass fuels and can also handle a variety of the external biomass fuels available in your area.
The cotton is one of the most Worldwide Spreads crops, due to the production of the fibre to the textile industry and the oil of its seeds. The worldwide production is of 26 millions of tons of seeds. The main producers are China, United States and India, although cotton is produced in more than 100 countries.
Paper pots and glued plugs are very suitable for rooting and raising plants from cuttings. Plugs with pre-dibbled or pre-drilled plant holes are clearly winning ground. And that’s not surprising: they save time and labour. Ever more cuttings are being produced and rooted in areas with a favourable climate and low wages, such as Africa. To minimise the costs of air transport, the plants are loaded into the planes as small as possible, and in as many as possible per tray. The very tender, lightly rooted...
A new TTFM 1.0 Transit Time Flowmeter monitors and logs irrigation water pumped to sprinklers at Summerheights Golf Links. The clamp-on flowmeter is used to comply with a Ministry of Environment permit.
Argus is an automated control systems pioneer with over thirty years of leadership and innovation in control technology. We were among the first to use computers for integrating the control of greenhouse environments and irrigation systems. Today our systems are used in horticulture and biotechnology research facilities, universities, aquaculture and aquaponics, and many other custom control applications at sites throughout the world.
In the Golf market, Watertronics is a leader offering cutting-edge technologies that provide superior irrigation results. Working closely with golf course owners, superintendents and designers, we deliver pump systems that result in vibrant greens, lush roughs, exceptional fairways, and gleaming ponds and lakes. Watertronics provides unique and personalized solutions to every client in the Golf market. Our proprietary features and patented products including Watervision remote monitoring, VirtualVision intuitive...
Farmers across the world can face significant financial loss due to bird damage. Scarecrow’s leading bird scaring technology is an easy and reliable way to control major avian crop pests like pigeons and crows.
Scarecrow bird scarers decrease crop damage by dispersing birds in a safe and humane way. The nature-inspired technology uses bio-acoustics to protect farmland and agricultural areas.
• Reduce financial loss due to crop damage caused by birds
• Reliable, humane and safe agricultural...
Humic acidscan be successfully used as an additive in animal feed. Various research trials conducted worldwide have all showed positive results concerning the use of humic acids as an organic feed ingredient. Increases in liveweight of animals, improved growth rates, increased feed intakes and food conversion ratios and a stronger resistance against diseases are the common results of these trials. By improving immune function of animals, especially of young animals, humic acids also reduce the incidence of...