Urban Trees are continuously exposed to several stress situations like air pollution, soil compaction, exhaust gases, damage of tree trunks, etc. For the responsible authorities it is important to anticipate these problems, as the consequences of possible accidents can be considerable (e.g. tree fall).EUROSENSE can provide a number of products that are important means for designing a correct policy for urban trees on short and long term.
Acquisition of images -The acquisition of aerial or satellite images is the basis of tree inventory, mapping and most of our products. The assessment of the physiological tree status is done with colour infrared (IR) images. In the IR spectrum of the light, vegetation reflects much more and can hence be better analysed than in the case of normal light spectrum.
Tree inventory - An inventory of the tree patrimony is the basis of a good tree management. Tree species identification, tree height, trunk circumference measurements and spatial localization of trees are primary needs for every Green City Service.
Tree crown diameter - Based on semi-automatic aerial or satellite image analysis, the crown diameter of every tree can be calculated. The location, the extent of trees and their proximity to buildings can be visualised in a GIS (Geographic Information System) environment.
Tree labelling - In the field, every tree can be labelled to assure the correct identification.
Tree status assessment - Mechanical Status: EUROSENSE assesses tree stability with the Visual Tree Assessment method. This consists in identifying internal mechanical defects using external signs (e.g. appearance of the trunk, fungal fruiting bodies,…).
Physiological status: unhealthy trees, although appearing healthy on the field, can already exhibit obvious illness symptoms (lower red colour levels) on the colour infrared images. Mostly, this bad physiological status will only be visible on the field several years later.
Data management - The integration of each tree into a GIS (Geographic Information System) database is essential. Within this GIS, the user can request, observe and add data during different stages of the tree management. By publishing the obtained data online, citizens can also visualize the results.
Analysis tools - Trees can be evaluated through time by making evolution maps: improvement or deterioration of the health status of trees can be visualized. Statistical analysis, like tree species, health status distribution, etc. can be very useful in reports. Tree policy and management plan - A clear tree policy can result in a detailed management plan indicating concrete measures for every tree.
By EUROSENSE based in Wemmel, BELGIUM.
Microbial Discovery Group excels in identifying antibacterial, antifungal and growth promotion properties to improve plant health and growth.
Feeding the ever growing population will become increasingly difficult as resources continue to become constrained or diminished. Microbial technologies will help to fill the gap through a variety of differing mechanisms including nutrient creation or release, pathogen and pest resistance, plant growth promotion and protection of the plant against environmental stresses. MDG has library screening technologies to help you find the virtual needle in the haystack when seeking biological solutions. We have the capabilities, capacity and commitment to provide the biological wonders that will help feed the world.
By Microbial Discovery Group (MDG) based in Franklin, WISCONSIN (USA).
The Aquaculture industry is one of the fastest growing segments in the agricultural industry accounting for over 1.13 billion dollars in the USA alone. However, this industry is suffering with several water quality challenges requiring sustainable aquaculture water treatment solutions to enhance fish health, and population yield while meeting environmental discharge regulations. The challenges facing aquaculture companies include emerging growth rates of specific bacteria and viruses, water usage, and environmental discharge regulations. Genesis Water Technologies can assist Aquaculture and Fish Farming operations to cost-effectively increase production through customized chemical-free aquaculture water treatment solutions designed to address the challenges they face on an ongoing basis to optimize cost, enhance fish yield and population size.
By Genesis Water Technologies, Inc. based in Maitland, FLORIDA (USA).
Maintain healthier ponds, increase stocking densities, and generate higher yield with optimum oxygen transfer. Maintaining the proper level of oxygen dispersion in your systems is critical to the success of your operation – and the life of your fish. Poor dissolved oxygen levels, fluctuating water temperatures, and stratification all can negatively affect fish health and pond production.
By Aeration Industries International (AII) based in Chaska, MINNESOTA (USA).
Safe, natural MICROCAT microbial formulations from Bioscience, Inc., are specially formulated to maintain the health and stability of fish and shrimp aquaculture facilities. Made of a unique combination of specialized, naturally occurring microbes and other ingredients, MICROCAT products augment the existing beneficial microorganisms in shrimp and fish farming pools.
By Bioscience, Inc. based in Allentown, PENNSYLVANIA (USA).
Kasco has decades of experience in the aquaculture and fish rearing markets, and several products to make your farm, ponds, or tanks more productive with healthier, faster growing fish. All Kasco aquaculture related products are designed to increase your effectiveness and your bottom line by providing superior performance with low energy costs. Whether you are a Production Farmer, Researcher, or Hobbyist, Kasco’s aquaculture aeration and mixing equipment will improve the health and growth rates of your fish.
By Kasco Marine, Inc. based in Prescott, WISCONSIN (USA).
Since 1988, Delta Hydronics has designed and installed numerous water heating and chilling solutions for life support systems using small equipment skid packages as well as large centralized mechanical systems for grow-out operations with mutiple heat exchangers and temperature requirements.
- Abalone farming
- Shrimp farming
- Tilapia farming
- Red Drum farming
- Trout farming
- Salmon farming
- Clams farming
- Many more
When water temperature is critical for sustained growth and general health of commercial aquaculture operations, Delta Hydronics has provided superior mechanical solutions and temperature control needed for optimal growth environment.
By Delta Hydronics based in Hudson, FLORIDA (USA).
TeraFlo® significantly reduces watering requirements per cycle of irrigation while maintaining adequate moisture for good plant health and growth. Due to its filtration properties, excessive moisture also flows through the soil thereby preventing environments for fungal growth. It draws moisture from the air and the surface and attaches itself to the plant roots from sources not previously available. It provides proper wetting and drainage in non-soil media as well as eliminating unusable water. TeraFlo® dramatically improves the ability of rainfall and water to easily penetrate the soil surface and gain access to the root zone. By encapsulating the soil particles, it significantly decreases friction allowing for easy and rapid water penetration and filtration into any soil condition; hardpan, compacted or otherwise. It improves the efficiency of all applied additives (pesticides, insecticides nutrients, etc) preventing rapid leaching of these products. This increases their effectiveness and reduces over all application quantities making additive usage far more cost effective. Holding organophosphates in the soil reduces the leaching of these toxins which significantly improves their performance. The product has a special affinity to nitrogen thereby reducing nitrate leaching protecting against groundwater contamination. TeraFlo® prevents the buildup of soluble sodium salts contained in fertilizers and water sources thereby reducing stress conditions. Continual use will keep the root zone free of sodium salts. TeraFlo® increases microbial activity which aids in root cell buildup resulting in faster uptake of nutrients. TeraFlo® reduces soil erosion from in-furrow irrigation and significantly reduces nitrogen loss in head ditch irrigation systems. TeraFlo® improves drip applied fumigant systems allowing for a more efficient and longer release system. Teraflo provides lubrication to pump parts, valves, and other parts of pressurized water systems preventing products in the irrigation piping from sticking to the walls, thus reducing drip and irrigation head clogging. This reduces downtime, repair costs, and maintenance.
Pesticides were commonly used for the pest control in farms since they have high and rapid insecticidal effects and enable us to increase yields of crops. However, the pesticides cause some problems: soil and groundwater pollution and residual chemicals in crops harmful to consumers. Recently, wider implementation of ozone sterilization in agriculture seems to be one of the promising techniques to secure the safety of foods.
By Absolute Systems Inc. based in Edmonton, ALBERTA (CANADA).
Measuring Fat in Animal Feed using Benchtop NMR Analyser - MQC. Animal feed is a key component in modern agricultural production ensuring that livestock receives the correct nutritional input for optimum animal health and farm productivity. The amount of fat in animal feed is one of the key nutritional and quality control parameters in the manufacture of animal feed. Our Benchtop NMR Analyser - MQC system provides a fast, simple and accurate method of measuring fat in animal feed without the need for solvent extraction which is slow, labour intensive and requires skilled operators. In addition, the instrument signal is directly and linearly related to hydrogen content (of the fat) which means that chemometrics in combination with a very large set of calibration standards are not required.
By Oxford Instruments plc based in Abingdon, UNITED KINGDOM.
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