The onion is cultivated all around the world and it is one of the oldest vegetables. The world production is of 67 millions tons of bulbs (FAO, 2008). The countries of higher production of the world include United States, India, China, Pakistan, Turkish, Russia, Iran, Spain and Mexico. The onion is cultivated in 175 countries in mild, tropical and subtropical climatic conditions. The onion is basically a crop of fresh season.
Lettuces are season vegetables coming from India and cultivated for more than 2000 years ago. The bigger producers are China and the United States. Depending on the variety the leaves change of shape and colour. Two of the most popular varieties are the Roman and Iceberg. The Roman lettuce is big and erect, while the Iceberg one is round and smaller.
Birds are naturally drawn to food supplies in agricultural areas, transmitting diseases and damaging crops. Fruits, vegetables and newly-seeded and emergent crops provide an all-you-can-eat feast for birds if unchecked. Birds typically eat their body weight in food every day causing damage to crops and food storage in barns ranging from 5-50% or more!
Globally, this problem causes billions of euros of damage each year. Effective bird control is essential and farmers do anything to keep birds away from their...
Measuring Oil and Water in Seeds using the MQC Benchtop NMR Analyser. The breeding, cultivation and processing of seeds to obtain vegetable oil is a major global industry. The amount of oil in seeds and water in seeds are critical parameters which need to be understood at all stages of the industry from plant breeding through commercial agriculture to milling and processing. Oils derived in this manner are used in foodstuffs, the manufacture of biofuels and as a chemical feedstock for many products.
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...
DAYU is a professional and reliable service & product provider of drip irrigation solutions.From the design of drip irrigation projects to the installation, DAYU is able to meet clients' specific demands. DAYU's products are widely used in agriculture crop fields, greenhouses & gardens, for irrigating plants, vegetable, fruit trees, crops etc.
The agricultural and zootechnical farms have zootechnical waste, agricultural by-products or dedicated crops coming from their own companies and productions. In particular they are animal sewage, animal waste, agricultural waste, fruit and vegetables and silage. These substrates can turn into a useful resource for the production of energy and fertilizers to be reused in their crops.
Nearly 54 billion pounds. That's the estimated volume of raw animal material (material not consumed by humans) generated each year, just in the United States. These animal by-products, along with many other materials including spent grains, bakery goods, fruits, vegetables, field crops, etc., can be used as ingredients in animal feed when thermally processed.
The Vulcan® Systems Animal Feed Dryer processes up to 20 tons per hour of wet animal feed. This unique system has been designed to reduce the moisture...