Farm Monitoring Articles

  • Actuation & Networks - Digital control goes wireless

    A major valve automation upgrade performed by Rotork’s Mexican office at a large petroleum tank farm has taken advantage of simplified installation, reduced costs and increased functionality offered by wireless flow ...


    By Rotork plc

  • Wheat Trial Report (2014/2015) - Case Study

    At Northam in the central wheatbelt of Western Australia in 2014, wheat cv. Eradu was sown into a wheat stubble paddock to evaluate the effects of various rates of fertiliser in combination with Hibrix BB. Agras fertiliser was banded below the seed at sowing at 0, 25, 51, 75 or 99 kg/ha whilst Hibrix BB was applied to half of each plot as a broadcast soil spray at 2.5 L/ha two days after sowing. ...


    By NW Solutions

  • Farming in a Controlled Environment

    There is considerable pressure on today’s farmers. This is because of farming, as a special type of manufacture, largely depends on climate and natural resources. Climate changes have led to unpredictable weather conditions that can endanger farmer’s efforts with frequent hail, frost or drought. With increased global population, that is predicted to reach a number of 9.6 billion by ...


    By Agrivi Ltd

  • This man turned an opium field into a sustainable coffee farm in Thailand

    Somsak Sriphumthong is on a caffeine-fueled mission. After years living and working abroad, the organic farmer and community leader returned to his native Thailand several years ago — during a time when the forests were being cleared for opium fields and rice plantations. Seeking a sustainable alternative, he started growing and selling organic coffee beans on reclaimed land. Why coffee? ...


    By Ensia

  • Wavehub 20MW wave-farm collector array - Case Study

    Location: Cornwall Key Facts: Client: JP Kenny, SWRDA Timescale: July 2008 - September 2010 Disciplines: Power Systems Subsea, Marine Renewables Project Description: Project Team: TNEI is engaged as a sub-contractor to Engineering Management Contractor JP Kenny as well as providing an client representative expert. Objective: Review the ...


    By TNEI Services Ltd

  • Pumps supplied to UK`S largest turf grower case study

    One of the UK's largest Turf Growers with over a 2000 acre farm, recently contacted T-T to assist in the supply of bespoke pumping equipment. T-T were contracted to design a control panel to operate two contractors' KRS 2-69 pumps, via a generator as the pumps were to be situated in a remote area. Being installed into an existing concrete chamber, the pumps also had a requirement to be duty ...


    By T-T Pumps Ltd.

  • The 1996 “Freedom to Farm” Farm Bill

    The period of U.S. farm bills where the instruments were designed around compensation policies that used price support/supply management programs allowing farmers to remain in production during long periods of low prices—the result of four centuries of publicly-sponsored developmental policies—ended with the adoption of the 1996 Farm Bill. In some important ways, the demise of price ...


    By National Farmers Union (NFU)

  • Wireless valve control – a ‘perfect fit’ for tank farm automation

    During construction, MMLP decided to upgrade and introduce the capability to handle a second product. This necessitated the requirement of isolating the tanks to avoid cross-contamination. To achieve this, MMLP chose Rotork’s electric valve actuation system under centralised control. The Rotork system incorporates all appropriate interlocks which safeguard the integrity of the terminal ...


    By Rotork plc

  • Innovative farm policies and their impact in a French frontier zone: reviving old conflicts in Guadeloupe (FWI)?

    Society now expects agriculture to fulfil new functions to improve quality of life. This requirement has been reinforced by recent crises. The 1999 French Agricultural Framework Law (LOA) formalised agricultural multifunctionality and included payments to farmers for new practices, which satisfy both social and environmental functions, in addition to economic ones. A voluntary territorial farm ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Common pool resources and communal control: empirical evidence from Himachal Pradesh, India

    The Sirmour district, Himachal Pradesh, India, lies in the western Himalayan range. Mixed-farming is the main occupation in the mid-hills and basically consists of agriculture, livestock and forest produces. Hence, communal forests (mushtarka), common grazing lands (ghasnies) and gravity-flow irrigation systems (kuhl) were found to be the three major common pool resources in the villages of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Efficiency and innovation offsets in non-point source pollution control and the role of education

    This paper discusses and empirically analyses the implications of efficiency and innovation offsets for the management of non-point source pollution from agriculture. If efficiency improvements and green innovation indeed combine environmental advantages with economic advantages, these offsets would offer a free lunch adjustment to environmental regulations. A theoretical model of the farm is ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Qualitative Stakeholder Analysis for the Development of Sustainable Monitoring Systems for Farm Animal Welfare

    Continued concern for animal welfare may be alleviated when welfare would be monitored on farms. Monitoring can be characterized as an information system where various stakeholders periodically exchange relevant information. Stakeholders include producers, consumers, retailers, the government, scientists, and others. Valuating animal welfare in the animal-product market chain is regarded as a key ...


    By Springer

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