Agriculture Monitoring News

  • Studying the effect of global warming on tropical crops

    Researchers have long been using impact studies to study the effects of climate change on cocoa growth. These studies mimic conditions predicted at the end of the century1 such as higher levels of drought and higher levels of atmospheric CO2. ...


    By Edinburgh Sensors Ltd

  • Eco Expo Asia 2017 announces record-breaking exhibitor and visitor numbers with an elevated international participation

    The 12th edition of Eco Expo Asia, held from 26 ‒ 29 October 2017 at AsiaWorld-Expo, Hong Kong, concluded with record-breaking numbers. The expo was jointly organised by Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), and co-organised by the Environment Bureau of the Government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. The four-day fair welcomed 335 ...


    By Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd

  • Creating Better Soybeans

    In rows of petri dishes, soybean roots bathe in fluorescent light, an unremarkable site unless you work in the laboratory where they grow. The simplicity of the setup belies the complexity of the research that went into creating the roots. For decades, the genes of the seeds that produced these roots have been tinkered with to create a plant that resists a common and highly destructive soybean ...


    By Ohio State University

  • ISO-9001 recertification for Eijkelkamp Soil & Water

    After the annual external audit by Kiwa, Eijkelkamp Soil & Water is again ISO-9001:2008 certified. The auditor also noted that Eijkelkamp employees are very involved and gave a compliment to the entire organization for the way the company is implementing the new NEN-EN-ISO 9001:2015. The new NEN-EN-ISO 9001:2015 is scheduled to be implemented by June 2018 Eijkelkamp Soil & Water received ...


    By Eijkelkamp Soil & Water

  • Promising solution to runoff issues ahead

    At Thanksgiving, many Americans look forward to eating roast turkey, pumpkin pie, and tangy red cranberries. To feed that appetite, cranberry farming is big business. In Massachusetts, cranberries are the most valuable food crop. The commonwealth’s growers provide one-fourth of the U.S. cranberry supply. Water plays a big role in cranberry farming. At harvest time, cranberry growers ...


    By American Society of Agronomy

  • New Report Shows Agriculture Productivity Consistently Up

    Ohio farmers have been producing more and, on average, earning slightly more too. Improved technology, rising crop yields, farmer ingenuity and lower prices for farm inputs have led to higher agricultural productivity, specifically annual increases of 1.6 percent since the 1950s, according to a report produced by a team of agricultural economists from the College of Food, Agricultural, and ...


    By Ohio State University

  • Livestock Scales

    How It Works Livestock producers utilize Osborne’s innovative ACCU-ARM Scales for easy, fast and accurate weighing of a variety of farm animals. Our “rock solid,” animal-friendly scales use precision levers to reduce sway and bounce and are completely cable-free. With Osborne’s Scales, the entire operation of weighing is more efficient and less ...


    By Osborne Industries, Inc.

  • World premiere for Grain Cloud

    At the Agritechnica exhibition in Hanover on November 12, the app Grain Cloud is presented as Skandia Elevator’s first software. It facilitates harvesting and storage as it provides a complete overview of all units and processes at the grain plant. The app collects information from the plant’s control system and shows, among other things, the transport systems and machines that are ...


    By Skandia Elevator

  • Simulating the effect of climate change on agriculture

    Increased atmospheric CO2 levels and climate change are believed to contribute to extreme weather conditions, which is a major concern for many. And beyond extreme events, global warming is also predicted to affect agriculture.1,2 ...


    By Edinburgh Sensors Ltd

  • App ‘trained’ to spot crop disease, alert farmers

    Researchers win grant to further test app for smallholders App diagnoses deadly cassava diseases in field, sends alerts Roll-out in Africa needs engagement with farmers, says expert A team of scientists has received US$100,000 grant to refine a mobile application (app) that ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Irritec at Agro Food West Africa

    Irritec will attend to Agro Food West Africa exhibition, that will be held from December 5th to 7th at Accra International Conference Centre, in Accra, Ghana. Agro Food West Africa is about agriculture, food processing and packaging technology. Irritec will exhibit its whole range of products and new technologies in the irrigation and drip irrigation field. Irritec will be proud ...


    By IRRITEC SpA

  • Easing the soil’s temperature

    Soil characteristics like organic matter content and moisture play a vital role in helping plants flourish. It turns out that soil temperature is just as important. Every plant needs a certain soil temperature to thrive. If the temperature changes too quickly, plants won’t do well. Their seeds won’t germinate or their roots will die. “Most plants are sensitive to extreme ...

  • Altering crops can exploit changing climate

    US and Italian scientists have worked out a strategy to feed an extra 825 million people – by altering crops and where they are grown. Their new menu for the global table could serve up 10% more calories and 19% more protein, while reducing the use of rainwater by 14% and cutting irrigation by 12%. ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Agri-food chains improved with blockchain technology

    Blockchain technology (BCT) is a collection of existing technologies, such as cryptography and database and network management, for the distribution of data. The idea is that you move from a centralised database network to a transparent decentralised network without needing an intermediary. Lan Gé, Senior Scientist in Innovation, Risk and Information Management at Wageningen Economic ...

  • Silver Spring Networks Completes IoT Network Canopy Rollout for DEWA

    On October 24, 2017, Silver Spring Networks, Inc. announced the initial successful completion of the deployment of its multi-application IPv6 network canopy for Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA). DEWA's network canopy extends across the Emirate of Dubai and is based on Silver Spring's Gen5 technology, which offers high performance, reliability, ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Campylobacter and Campylobacteriosis Discussed in New Video

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of their latest educational video.  Their newest production shares information provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) about the spiral-shaped bacteria called Campylobacter and the infectious disease known as campylobacteriosis.  ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Automated Soil pH Analysis

    MANTECH (Canada) a manufacturer of automated multi-parameter, titration, COD and BOD analyzers has recently installed a number of automated soil pH analyzers around the globe. Laboratories with demanding requirements came to MANTECH with the need for a durable and rugged solution to measure soil pH for difficult samples. The nature of these samples required complex sample preparation, timing and ...


    By MANTECH Inc.

  • Meet Eijkelkamp Soil & Water at booth 07.330A during the Aquatech Amsterdam 2017.

    Aquatech Amsterdam 2017 With over 850 exhibitors and a visitor attendance of 21,000 from 140 countries Aquatech underlines its position as the world’s leading platform for process, drinking and waste water. When 31 October - 3 November 2017 Where RAI Amsterdam Register ...


    By Eijkelkamp Soil & Water

  • Global programme seeks to contain serious threat to the world’s bananas

    A fungus poses major risks to the world's banana production  and could cause vast commercial losses and even greater damage to the livelihoods of the 400 million people who rely on the world's most traded fruit as a staple food or source of income. FAO and its partners Bioversity International, the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture and the World Banana Forum have launched a ...

  • High levels of glyphosate in agricultural soil: ‘Extension of approval not prudent.’

    There has been a great deal of discussion about the use and extension of the approval of use of glyphosate as a herbicide. Glyphosate is the most used herbicide in Europe. In 2016 the approval by the European Commission for the use of this agent expired. However, an extension of approval of use is currently being discussed. One of the conditions of this is that the agent cannot have a negative ...

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