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  • 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

  • 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

  • Rotork CK modular actuators provide reliable and economical upgrade on irrigation gate valves

    The Rotork CK range of modular electric valve actuators have replaced obsolete actuators to provide a reliable and economical upgrade on irrigation gate valves on the Rio Grande River in New Mexico. In a project for the United States Bureau of Reclamation, the actuators have been retrofitted on the Mesilla Dam in the Elephant Butte Irrigation District at La Cruces, NM. The CK actuators control ...


    By Rotork plc

  • 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

  • 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

  • Upcoming webinar will focus on legal issues with pesticides

    Pesticide use and subsequent damage to neighboring crops is an ongoing problem for producers across the country this year. For example, farmers in Arkansas, Missouri and Illinois have sued biotech companies specifically over dicamba damage. (The dicamba herbicide is used to control weeds in genetically modified cotton and soybeans). The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently  ...

  • 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

  • Kurita Europe acquired a new production plant for Wet Strength Agents in Ambès (France).

    Kurita Europe is pleased to announce the acquisition of a wet strength agent (WSA) production plant from Akzo Nobel in Ambès (France) on October 2017 (CST). The acquisition will reinforce the presence of Kurita in the WSA market in South Europe for tissue and specialty papers products. The plant is located in Ambès in France and has a capacity of 25.000T/y. This plant was part of ...


    By Kurita

  • 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 ...

  • Chinese space programm use the W.E.T. Sensor to help grow lettuce in space

    The multi-parameter W.E.T. Sensor is in use by Chinese astronauts aboard the Tiangong-2 Space Lab. Tiangong-2, which translates into “Heavenly Palace”, was launched on the 15th of September 2016. This space station is designed to allow Chinese scientists to test life support ...


    By Eijkelkamp Soil & Water

  • NGWA voices opposition to ELD mandate at press conference

    The National Ground Water Association joined more than 30 organizations at the National Press Club on September 27 in Washington, D.C., speaking out against the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate, which is slated to take effect on December 18, 2017. NGWA has been working with allies and Congress to delay the mandate by two years. The press conference served to draw national attention to the ...

  • Establishing interdisciplinary approaches to agriculture and fundamental biological processes

    Original story at MIT News From optimizing food production to feed a growing population to discovering the fundamental behaviors and processes of biopolymers, faculty in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) are leveraging the interdisciplinary nature ...

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