Soil Water Potential News

  • Unlocking Zambia’s potential through local investment

    The first dedicated fish feed plant in Zambia has been constructed by Skretting Africa to assist the country’s fast-growing aquaculture industry reach its full potential. The investment is part of Skretting’s 75/25 joint-venture with African Century Foods (ACF) for the production, sale and distribution of tilapia feed that was announced last year. Within the African continent, there ...


    By Skretting - Nutreco Group

  • Chemtrade Again Urges Canexus to Engage in Discussions on Potential Value Maximizing Transaction

    Chemtrade Logistics Income Fund (TSX: CHE.UN) (“Chemtrade” or the “Fund”) announced that on September 15, 2016 it made a revised friendly proposal to acquire Canexus Corporation (TSX:CUS) (“Canexus”) for $1.50 per share in cash. Chemtrade’s revised ...


    By Chemtrade

  • LEAF announces significant progress in sustainable farming

    LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming) has revealed another year of significant progress in its mission to deliver more sustainable food and farming. The area of land around the world growing LEAF Marque crops increased by 28% since last year,according to the findings of its latest annual Global Impacts Report, which was launched today.  LEAF reports strong and steady growth in the number of ...

  • Share tech or risk water conflict, warns UN think-tank

    Countries must share technological solutions to manage freshwater resources together, says a UN University report. Although 200 water treaties have been signed in the past 50 years, water remains a significant source of potential conflict in places without adequate cooperation, ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Study shows potential for sweetpotato production in Pacific Northwest

    Sweetpotato, a warm-season root crop grown across the world, needs heat and humidity to flourish. In the United States, commercial sweetpotato production occurs predominantly in the southeastern states and California, while production farther north is limited. Recently, Oregon State University researchers discovered cultural practices that could help to increase sweetpotato production in the ...

  • USDA Announces New Tool to Monitor Dams, Keep Communities Safe

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the availability ofDamWatch, a new web-based application that provides real-time monitoring of rainfall, snowmelt, stream ...

  • Soil Scout selected as 2015 Red Herring Winner

    Soil Scout, provider of innovative ground measuring solutions for the agriculture, forest and environmental industries, has been selected as a winner of the 2015 Red Herring Europe award. Red Herring’s Top 100 has become a mark of distinction for identifying promising new companies and entrepreneurs. Red Herring’s editors were among the first to recognize that companies such ...


    By Soil Scout Ltd

  • The EQ3 Equitensiometer: a new advanced soil water potential sensor from Delta-T Devices

    The new EQ3 Equitensiometer from Delta-T Devices uses class leading ThetaProbe technology to avoid the many problems of water-filled tensiometers. It is maintenance free and measures water potential (matric potential) in the range 0 to -1000 kPa. It provides an accurate loggable output ...


    By Delta-T Devices Ltd.

  • A new method for evaluating threats to soil biodiversity

    Little is known about the organisms that live within soil, although they play a vital role in the biological processes that support life on Earth. In a recent study, researchers calculated the relative risk of pressures caused by human activity on soil biodiversity in the EU, showing that intensive land use has the greatest impact. There is a lack of baseline data regarding soil biodiversity, ...

  • Health of European streams revealed by leaf breakdown

    A recent study, which assessed 100 streams across Europe, reveals that a key ecosystem process, leaf litter breakdown, is slowed when nutrient concentrations in the water are either very low or very high, has the highest potential at moderate nutrient concentrations and is inhibited in heavily polluted waters, implying that the relationship between nutrient levels and ...

  • Carbon payments `could help enrich African soil`

    Paying farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa to sequester carbon may provide a stronger incentive to improve soil quality than simply offering official fertiliser subsidies, a modelling study has found. In recent years, fertiliser subsidies have been vigorously promoted to farmers in countries like Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania and Zambia. But despite widespread levels of soil degradation, take-up rates ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Dams a potential `catastrophe` for Mekong fisheries

    A new study has warned that if 78 hydropower dams scheduled for construction along tributaries of the Mekong River go ahead, they will permanently block critical fish migration routes, with "catastrophic" implications for the world's biggest inland ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Potentially Dangerous Pesticide Approved for Use in California

    LA Testing provides environmental and air testing services to ensure indoor and outdoor surroundings are safe for people. Earlier this month California regulators approved the controversial pesticide, methyl iodide, for use on fruits and vegetables across the state.  Methyl iodide is replacing methyl bromide, which is a potent neurotoxin and one of a number of chemicals that have been found ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • FDA acknowledges potential harmful effects of antibacterial chemicals

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration acknowledged today the antibacterial chemical triclosan is no more effective than regular soap and water at preventing infections. The agency also expressed concern about the development of antibiotic resistance from using antibacterial products and triclosan’s potential long-term health effects. Today's announcement stems from correspondence earlier this ...

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