Agriculture Monitoring Articles

  • HDPE Canal Liner for Irrigation Water Project in China

    HDPE canal liner is the widely used geomembrane liner products and the essential lining system for the efficient use of water resources due to their features of lowest permeability, excellent anti-seepage and ultra stress crack capacity, etc. More than 45% ...

  • Enhancing Foliage Color of Ornamental Cabbage and Kale with LEDs

    Enhancing Foliage Color of Ornamental Cabbage and Kale with Prior-to-Shipping Light and Temperature Treatments in Coolers Introduction Ornamental flowering cabbage and kale (Brassica oleracea var. acephala) is a bedding plant that is typically produced outdoors in the late summer and early fall. It is popular due to its vibrant and ...


    By P.L. Light Systems Inc.

  • Irrigation Application Management

    The Irrigation Applications management takes all measurements of the inlet discharge and pressure at the pivot point and pivot end. Especially when the ground is uneven, where we take readings at the highest point. Preferably, this pressure value should be at least 5 PSI higher than the rated value of the pressure regulator, to ensure safety and proper operation, as the regulator must be ...


    By Pierce Corporation

  • More Bucket Elevator Problems

    Bucket elevators are a common sight across many industries. It’s no wonder: they are versatile machines. They can be designed for small, batch processes or mill-scale operations, and they boast similar versatility in terms of materials they can handle. Plus, it goes without saying that they excel in elevating material in confined spaces. But familiarity, versatility, and the ability to ...

  • 2020 Planting Prep: How Hydraulic Downforce Can Help

    What conditions will you face during spring planting? With 2019’s extreme weather patterns, what comes next is anyone’s guess. That’s why it’s smart to prepare now. Planting into wet soil is completely different from planting into dry, compacted soil. Yet the fundamental challenge is the same—putting seeds in the right place, at the right time, and at the right depth ...


    By Ag Leader Technology

  • How many days does it take to ferment organic fertilizer

    Most domestic organic fertilizer products can only be composted and fermented for 7-10 days, and such products can only reach the harmless standard. The fermentation process of high quality organic compost usually takes 45-60 days. This is because in the early stage of heating and high temperature of the organic ...

  • An Instrumented Rhizotron to Investigate the Root Growth In Wheat - Case Study

    There has been much recent interest in modifying root system properties to overcome the effects of soil abiotic stress on crop growth and yield (Lynch 2007; Ghanem et al. 2011). Plant root systems are usually exposed to heterogeneous environmental conditions due to vertical differences in soil moisture and strength. Strong subsurface layers of soil can confine root systems to shallower soil ...


    By Delta-T Devices Ltd.

  • Clock House Farm, Kent - WET Sensor - Case Study

    Using the WET Sensor to optimise growing conditions and irrigation efficiency in high volume strawberry and raspberry production Clock House farm nestles in the rolling hills of Kent, a few miles south of Maidstone in the UK. The expansive 250 acre farm grows a variety of fruit, including strawberries, raspberries and blackberries. Notable innovators in horticulture, Clock House Farm were ...


    By Delta-T Devices Ltd.

  • Important to know what`s going on in the slabs

    Daily measurements of the slab by hand meter give essential information on what is going on in the slabs. This is important to confirm the readings of any fixed sensors and to show the standard deviation across the glasshouse. This data will give more potential control over the crop to increase yield and quality as well as more efficient use of water and fertilisers. The substrate manufacturer ...


    By Delta-T Devices Ltd.

  • A method of calibration and variance analysis with respect to the Penman-Monteith equation for the Turc, Hargreaves and Abtew potential evapotranspiration models

    Introduction: The full ASCE/FAO-56 Penman-Monteith evapotranspiration (PM-ET) equation and crop coefficients are often employed for irrigation scheduling of open-field crops. To obtain PM-ET derived water-use figures requires access to full weather station datasets, which includes radiation, air temperature, wind-speed, and relative humidity measurements. Over the years there have been many ...


    By Delta-T Devices Ltd.

  • Precision Irrigation - Case Study

    The NIAB EMR WET (Water Efficient Technologies) Centre houses an integrated portfolio of cutting-edge growing techniques and trickle irrigation systems for the soft fruit sector. It provides commercial scale demonstrations, one to one expert technical advice, and training workshops. The Centre’s commercially available Precision Irrigation ...


    By Delta-T Devices Ltd.

  • Limex foam disinfection module developed into foam unit for plant trolleys

    Plant trolleys such as CC-containers, Danish trolleys and Flora auction trolleys are used in the logistics chain by multiple and often unknown users. The trolleys are regularly soiled with plant, sand and substrate residues which can harbour mould, bacteria and viruses such as Fusarium, Xylella and ToBRFV. Upscaling, automation and globalisation increase the susceptibility of nurseries to ...


    By Limex Machine Exploitatie BV

  • Adapting production to drought

    Many parts of the world face water shortage and drought. As a result, farms and orchards are losing their capacity to produce food. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), drought cost the world 29 billion USD in 2018; therefore, it is imperative for governments, crop consultants, and farmers to be proactive. Technology is already available for risk assessment, planning, and ...


    By CID Bio-Science, Inc.

  • Aiming to optimize irrigation levels

    With irrigation being used in many spheres of life and food production methods getting diversified, it is not surprising that research on this topic is getting more specialized. Procedures for analysis, which were restricted earlier to big institutions, need to be widely available so that their reach is extended and science will benefit from more in-depth studies. An increasing number of ...


    By CID Bio-Science, Inc.

  • Digging deep for new irrigation methods

    Irrigation is essential to increase food production. However, competing needs and increasing drought makes water for irrigation scarce. Therefore, new methods and strategies are continuously being tested by scientists to improve food production, accompanied by better water use efficiency. This article will examine how modern field tools are helping in this venture. Irrigation Methods ...


    By CID Bio-Science, Inc.

  • The market prospect of processing granular potash fertilizer is good

    The most basic variety of potassium fertilizer is potassium chloride, which is rich in resources, simple in processing technology and high in potassium content. It is the most widely used potassium fertilizer and the basic potassium source of potassium sulfate and potassium nitrate, accounting for about 90% of the total. Potassium sulfate is mainly suitable for use in chlorine resistant crops, ...

  • Process and equipment of making fertilizer from plant ash

    Plant ash is a kind of fertilizer rich in potassium, which comes from a wide range of sources. The fertilizer manufacturing process of plant ash is mainly as follows: bin, mixing, granulation, screening, packaging, etc. the equipment is connected by conveyor. The plant ash is very simple to make fertilizer. The main equipment used ...

  • How to make monosodium glutamate waste liquid into fertilizer

    Advantages of monosodium glutamate waste liquid organic and inorganic fertilizer process The role of organic fertilizer in improving soil structure, enhancing soil fertility, improving soil biological activity, stimulating crop growth and improving crop quality has been gradually recognized by people. Making full use of monosodium glutamate waste liquid to produce organic and inorganic fertilizer ...

  • Technology quarterly the future of Agriculture

    If agriculture is to continue to feed the world, it needs to become more like manufacturing, says Geoffrey Carr. Fortunately, that is already beginning to happen TOM ROGERS is an almond farmer in Madera County, in California’s Central Valley. Almonds are delicious and nutritious. They are also lucrative. Californian farmers, who between them grow 80% of the world’s supply of these ...


    By WiseConn Engineering

  • Benefits of applying organic fertilizer to oil palm

    Oil palm is a perennial evergreen gymnospermous woody plant. It not only consumes a large amount of nutrients, but also has characteristics of nutrient demand. In addition to N, P, K and trace elements, the demand for lignocellulose is higher. It is not enough to plant oil palm only by using chemical compound fertilizer. The predatory use of soil will eventually lead to the deterioration of soil ...

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