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    Instruments and analyzers for agriculture minimum temperature

    Prediction of minimum temperature and frost damage is a common method and important application in the field of agriculture like outdoors crops growth. In particular the areas where vegetation can be exposed to low temperatures, frost can be disastrous for young plants or fruits. Heat loss measurements inside a greenhouse is a similar application to control the temperature of the crop. When the IR radiation exchange is measured with a pyrgeometer, special screens can be closed when temperature are expected to...

    By EKO Instruments based in San Jose, CALIFORNIA (USA).

  • Plant Breeding Research

    Biotechnology utilizes transgenic manipulation to change the genetic make-up of plants. Plant breeding is conducted world-wide for a variety of reasons, including improvement of nutritional value, economic opportunity, and environmental adaptation and preservation. Today, international development organizations assert that genetically engineered crops are an important factor in ensuring global health and food security, while simultaneously benefiting farmers, producers, and food manufacturing companies. As such,...

    By ASD Inc., a PANalytical Company based in Boulder, COLORADO (USA).

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    Meteorological sensors for agricultural meteorology

    Agro-meteorological application (AgMet) are becoming more and more important. With a rising world population, agricultural production has to become more efficient. Water is precious and scarce, pesticides are expensive and harmful to the environment if they get into the soil.

    By G. Lufft Mess- und Regeltechnik GmbH based in Fellbach, GERMANY.

  • Breeding

    It all start with breeders. The development of new cultivars is perhaps the most important means of improving quality traits and yields, and dramatic improvements have been achieved in the “green revolution”. Extensive testing and analysis is a key factor of success when selecting and evaluating new varieties, and Perten Instruments has worked with breeding companies for many years. The fact that the speed and quality of analysis is important for the development time and the quality of new line...

    By Perten Instruments - a PerkinElmer Company based in Hägersten, SWEDEN.

  • Monoammonium Phosphate(MAP)

    MAP, with its low pH levels, is best used for high-alkaline soils. It is an ideal starter fertilizer because MAP contains less ammonia-nitrogen than DAP, reducing potential seed damage.MAP has been an important phosphate fertilizer for growers around the world for many years. It is completely water soluble, generally applied in the granular crystal form and used in the formulation of suspension fertilizers. As a granular material, it mixes well and frequently serves as an ingredient in bulk-blended fertilizers.

    By Mianzhu Hansen's Chemical Co.,Ltd based in Mianzhu, CHINA.

  • FT-NIR Analysis of Feed and Feed Ingredients

    With Galaxy Scientific's FT-NIR feed analyzer, technicians with no prior knowledge of spectroscopy can quickly and easily load and analyze samples of feed and feed ingredients. With just a mouse click, proximate and other important parameters will be analyzed with one measurement and in less than a minute.

    By Galaxy Scientific based in NEW HAMPSHIRE (USA).

  • Nets and Netting for Aquaculture

    Mørenot Aquaculture produces netting and nets in nylon and Dyneema ®, and delivers custom moorings, de-lousing tarpaulins, top nets, dead fish collectors and other equipment to farms. We also offer services such as wash, repair and coating/impregnation. MøreNot is involved in continuous product development and has created innovative solutions, thanks to close cooperation with fish farmers and research institutions. The driving force is the fish farming industry`s challenges, such as larger...

    By Mørenot Aquaculture AS based in SØVIK, NORWAY.

  • Greenhouse Irrigation Management

    Why efficient irrigation is important. Water and fertilizers are essential to the growth of your crop. However, these resources are becoming increasingly scarce worldwide. Modern horticulture has various possibilities for saving water and fertilizers. For example, recirculation of drain water reduces consumption by at least 30%. Exact alignment of the plant’s needs and the irrigation also provides an important contribution to savings. An associated advantage is that an optimal irrigation strategy will increase...

    By Hoogendoorn based in Vlaardingen, NETHERLANDS.

  • Greenhouse Information Management

    Why managing company information is important Managing your horticultural company demands insight into various processes. For the cultivation of your crop, you collect information about the greenhouse climate and water and energy use. In addition, you als to deal with data about labor productivity, costs, inventory and planning – among other things. Good control of production and quality, along with the management of costs and yields are essential for your company profit. This means that all the information from...

    By Hoogendoorn based in Vlaardingen, NETHERLANDS.

  • Greenhouse Climate Management

    Why regulation of your greenhouse climate is important. As a horticultural entrepreneur, you understand better than anyone that the greenhouse climate has an immense influence on the condition of your crops. Air temperature, humidity, CO2 content and the proper balance of growing lights are essential conditions for a healthy and vigorous crop. By regulating your greenhouse climate in a proper manner, you reduce the chance of disease and plagues and you ensure the quality of your production. Moreover, you save...

    By Hoogendoorn based in Vlaardingen, NETHERLANDS.

  • Greenhouse Energy Management

    Why regulating your energy consumption is important A growth climate with the proper ratio of light, warmth and CO2 dosage ensures high production and quality. The most important sustainable source of growing light and warmth for your crop process, the sun, is not always sufficiently available. That’s why supplemental energy must be used. However, fossil energy sources, such as natural gas and petroleum are becoming ever scarcer and more expensive and they burden the environment. Efficient management of energy...

    By Hoogendoorn based in Vlaardingen, NETHERLANDS.

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    Irrigation solutions for Vineyard crops

    Grapevine is a deciduous bush belonging to Vitaceas family. Its scientific name is Vitis vinífera. Its economic importance is due to its fruit, the grape, used so much for direct consumption as fermented to produce wine.

    By Sistema Azud, S.A. based in Alcantarilla, SPAIN.

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    Irrigation solutions for Potato crops

    The potato started in the Andes and it is one of the crops of greater importance Worldwide. The potato came to Europe in the XVI century by two different ways: one was in Spain around 1570 and the other was by the British Islands among 1588 and 1593, from where it was expanded to the rest of Europe. The annual production is of 300 million tons of the fresh tuber expanded in 19.5 millions of hectares planted. Asia and Europe are the regions with bigger production worldwide, with more than the 80% of the production....

    By Sistema Azud, S.A. based in Alcantarilla, SPAIN.

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    Irrigation solutions for Peach crops

    It is a fruit tree of great importance worldwide, coming from china and from the rosaceous family. The countries of bigger production of peach are the United States, Spain, Italy and Greece. Spain, from the European point of view is the third producer with 900.000 tons and 78.000 hectares. Most of the production (around the 70%) is intended for the fresh consume and the rest to the industry. The main producer areas in Spain are: Valle del Ebro, Lérida y Murcia.

    By Sistema Azud, S.A. based in Alcantarilla, SPAIN.

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    Irrigation solutions for Tea crops

    Tea plant is a shrub that develops in tropical or subtropical climates, coming from continental China, India, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Japan, Nepal, Austria and Kenya. Tea trees are cultivated in gardens, huge forests of small trees. The bigger producers worldwide are China and India; both produce the 50% of the total. The tea production is very competitive all around the world. Not technified irrigation systems, obsolete and the lack of water are the most important factors that reduce the tea production.

    By Sistema Azud, S.A. based in Alcantarilla, SPAIN.

  • Monitoring Tree Health Status

    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...

    By EUROSENSE based in Wemmel, BELGIUM.

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    Irrigation solutions for Sugar Cane crops

    The sugar cane is a plant which assimilates easily the solar radiation, having a efficiency near the 2% of energy conversion incidental in the biomass. This capacity increases the commercial possibilities to the profit of numerous products to extract, in most of the cases of higher value and economic importance than sugar. The cultivation of sugar cane presents itself as an opportunity of high value against other types of cultivations. Nevertheless, this crop also suffers the problems of water shortage. Taking...

    By Sistema Azud, S.A. based in Alcantarilla, SPAIN.

  • Laboratory equipments for oil & moisture in fish feed

    Measuring Oil and Moisture Content in Fish Feed using the MQC Benchtop NMR Analyser. The measurement of oil and moisture in fish feed is essential within fish farming, an important and growing industry providing high quality food for a growing global population. Fish feed is a key part of the ecology and economics of the industry making the control of the nutritional content and perceived quality of the product essential.

    By Oxford Instruments plc based in Abingdon, UNITED KINGDOM.

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    Determination of organic acids in feedstuff, silage, haylage, and fermentates for biogas plants

    To provide the proper conditions for silage or haylage storage in agriculture it is necessary to regularly monitor the formation of certain organic acids in it. For example, the formation of butyric acid can indicate spoiling of material. Formic or propionic acids can be artificially added to increase the nutritional quality. The same materials and some other biodegradable waists (agricultural residues, sewage sludge, etc.) are also used in biogas plants, where the fermentation process must be carefully monitored,...

    By Lumex Instruments Group based in Mission, BRITISH COLUMBIA (CANADA).

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