Why regulation of your greenhouse climate is important.
As a horticultural entrepreneur, you understand better than anyone that the greenhouse climate has an immense influence on the condition of your crops. Air temperature, humidity, CO2 content and the proper balance of growing lights are essential conditions for a healthy and vigorous crop. By regulating your greenhouse climate in a proper manner, you reduce the chance of disease and plagues and you ensure the quality of your production. Moreover, you save...
Why regulating your energy consumption is important
A growth climate with the proper ratio of light, warmth and CO2 dosage ensures high production and quality. The most important sustainable source of growing light and warmth for your crop process, the sun, is not always sufficiently available. That’s why supplemental energy must be used. However, fossil energy sources, such as natural gas and petroleum are becoming ever scarcer and more expensive and they burden the environment. Efficient management of energy...
The maize is a crop of the gamine family coming from Centro America and with thousand of years old. The approximate world production is of 790 millions of tons of grain in 158 millions of hectares. The main producers are United States, China, Brazil, having nearly the 62% of the total world production.
We have optimized six and four ion probes for horticultural applications. For growers, these products offer a “lab-in-hand” solution — a quick and affordable way to maintain the proper nutrient balance required for better yield, improved flavor and color, greater disease resistance and longer shelf life.
Controlling the concentration of nutrients in liquids is a vital step in the fertigation process. Today, nutrient levels are tested daily, most commonly by measuring pH and EC, and dispatching samples to...
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Using wireless sensor networks within the agricultural industry is increasingly common, as it provides many benefits to the farmer, impacting both the quality of the crops and the overall operating costs. WSN address the traditional monitoring problems related to oudoor areas, by removing the need of cables and of power sources in locations where no infrastructure is available. WSN are also specially suitable for temporary or problem-solving deployments, and to gather more numerous and more consistent data.
Hybrid phenology / trait assessment for breeding
Wind profile / wind shear information
Temperature / pressure profiling
Spore, dust, pollen collection
Water quality assessments and survey
Methane and CO2 sensing
Wirelessly collect data from ground sensors
Prevent birds from eating high value crops
Keep birds away from crude oil ponds and other restricted areas
Prevent birds that cause disease to crops
Detect and track plant disease
Identify wildlife that may consume crops
Soil moisture content is the amount of water within a certain volume or mass of soil. Together with soil temperature is a fundamental indicator of the eco-hydrological state of a field. A precise measurement of how water and temperature are spatially distributed in soil, and their evolution in time, is crucial to the forecast and/or quantification of many key processes like plants growth, infiltration, runoff, plant and evaporation.
Laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) offers the ability to analyze soil samples with little sample preparation, provides detection of all elements in the periodic table, and has a large dynamic range (ppm to wt. %).
Control over pollen quality and pollination is a key success factor to ensure high quality seed and yield. Excessive warm nights, draughts, rain and pesticide applications negatively affect the pollen viability, quantity and timing of pollen shed, leading to a reduced seed set and yield loss. Consequently, measuring and understanding pollen quality in hybrid seed production allows maximization of yields, improvement of the female to male ratio and forecasting of your yield.
Urban Trees are continuously exposed to several stress situations like air pollution, soil compaction, exhaust gases, damage of tree trunks, etc. For the responsible authorities it is important to anticipate these problems, as the consequences of possible accidents can be considerable (e.g. tree fall).EUROSENSE can provide a number of products that are important means for designing a correct policy for urban trees on short and long term.
Acquisition of images -The acquisition of aerial or satellite images is the...
Ammonia (NH3) is formed from the breakdown of urea in slurry and manure, and hence this is the main source of NH3 emission in the UK. High levels of NH3 emissions can cause a large amount of environmental damage to vegetation. As well as the outward environmental impact, high NH3 concentrations in and around livestock enclosures have a detrimental effect on the health and well-being of the animals.
Black Tip is caused by fungus that attacks wheat or barley kernels. In the early development stage the mold results in a decreased yields. In later stages attacks it results in discolored kernels that carry unwanted odors which results in a decrease in the commercial market value of the grain. According to USDA FGIS1, “kernels of wheat are considered damaged for inspection and grading purposes only when the damage is distinctly apparent”. In the U.S. wheat standard, blackened kernels are considered as...
For farmers and growers, crop irrigation is a vital part of their farming practices. But what do you do if the water that is bringing life is also carrying E. coli? It has long been known that E. colican travel for hundreds of miles through soil and wind erosion and the pathogen can be transferred to crops through irrigation practices. Farmers need a new method of detecting E. coli before it is too late. With the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), critical point testing and fast, accurate reporting will soon...
Chemigation is the process of injecting chemicals into an irrigation system, and only Mazzei makes this process inexpensive and easy to maintain. Using high-efficiency Venturi injectors, Mazzei chemigation delivers precise mixing and uniform distribution of material into the water stream. Mazzei chemical injectors have no moving parts, and typically require no supplemental pump system. They rely instead on a vacuum to transfer irrigation chemicals, providing additional safety. Mazzei patented designs are precisely...