agriculture automation Articles

  • Root vegetables harvest and farm development

    Root vegetables season The autumn start is the time when vegetable producers have a lot of work. A collection of vegetables begins. Tension and nerves are often associated with it. All because the priority for farmers is to collect crops for which they worked hard all year round. It is important to make a good choice and select the machines suitable to your needs and four farm ...


    By Weremczuk Agromachines

  • Yield editor Software for removing errors from crop yield maps

    Yield maps are a key component of precision agriculture, due to their usefulness in both development and evaluation of precision management strategies. The value of these yield maps can be compromised by the fact that raw yield maps contain a variety of inherent errors. Researchers have reported that 10 to 50% of the observations in a given field contain significant errors and should be removed. ...

  • Ancient water robotics and Abou-l Iz Al-Jazari

    Although water resources have been developed throughout the centuries for the service of different civilizations, at different scales and in different regions, their use in automation has been conceived only recently. Research into the history of water from an automation point of view has led to some unknown or hidden facts. Starting from the ancient Greek period before the prophet Christ and ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Watering Scarcity: Private investment opportunities in agricultural water use efficiency

    This report was prepared by Rabobank in collaboration with the World Resources Institute. In many regions around the world, demand for fresh water now outstrips renewable supplies. Water scarcity is projected to worsen considerably due to a combination of factors such as population increase, higher incomes and changing lifestyles, pollution, and climate change. Agriculture is by far the biggest ...

  • `Much more extra jobs by partially changing over to biomass`

    If the Dutch chemical industry were to halve its use of fossil raw materials and switch instead to biomass such as grass, beet or maize, tens of thousands of new jobs would be created. They would mainly be needed in the agricultural sector – where employment levels are steadily decreasing – to extract the renewable raw materials. During his farewell address as Professor of ...

  • Success Story Serkka Farms, Canada - Case Study

    Serkka Farms is family owned and operated, and was established in 1987 by the Belgian Allaer Family. Their fields stretch out over more than 2,000 hectares where they grow a wide variety of products such as tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, grains, soy beans and oil seeds. The company is also a well-known turkey producer. By automating its tomato processing lines with TOMRA’s NFM field sorting ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH

  • Retrofit facilitates food waste composting

    Waste Connections, Inc. (WCI), the third largest waste and recycling company in North America, recently invested $10 million to upgrade Silver Springs Organics (Silver Springs), a commercial composting facility in Washington State that it purchased in 2009 from Greg Schoenbachler, Silver Springs’ founder. The facility, located in Rainier, opened for business in April 2007 (see ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Tracking Your Data In All Your Unusual Places

    Let’s be honest: I say “level measurement,” you think “fluid in a tank.” It’s ok; most people do. And if we’re really honest with each other, you can admit that you probably were thinking about an industrial tank, related to factory production of some kind. And again, it’s ok. But there’s so much more to level measurement! One of fastest ...

  • California native hopes to improve sustainability and efficiency of irrigated farming

    NGWA continues its monthly spotlight look at the 2016 Len Assante Scholarship winners from the NGWA Foundation. This month we get to know winner Julia Reese of Deary, Idaho, who received a ...

  • Sterling Chemicals

    Sterling Chemicals styrene plant produces 1.7 billion pounds of 99 percent styrene monomer annually. Sterling deployed Pavilion’s APC solution to help improve the profitability and performance of its styrene production at the Texas City ...


    By Rockwell Automation, Inc.

  • Success Story Uren Novaberry, Poland - Case Study

    Uren Novaberry, one of Poland’s leading fruit processing companies, has seen its frozen raspberry processing business become more profitable following its installation of a TOMRA Helius™ free fall laser sorting machine. For its cherry processing line, a new TOMRA Ixus™ Bulk x-ray machine allows the company to provide safer product quality, thereby justifying a premium price. ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH

  • Fonterra Co-Operative, LTD.

    FONTERRA CO-OPERATIVE LTD. , the world’s largest dairy ingredients company, used Pavilion solutions to realize its goal of improving product quality consistency, increasing throughput, and improving operating efficiency. The result at one production plant: a 60% reduction in product deviation and an increase of 200,000 liters per day in product ...


    By Rockwell Automation, Inc.

  • Book Review: Agriculture and Rural Development Planning. A Process in Transition

    Agriculture and Rural Development Planning. A Process in Transition, by H. David Akroyd. Ashgate, 2003. 224pp. ISBN 0-7546-3693-3Keywords: book ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Ethanol Company - Iowa

    A leading ethanol producer located in Iowa produces approximately 50 million gallons of ethanol annually. The plant is owned by more than 750 members, two-thirds of whom are farmers. In order to maximize production and increase operational efficiencies, the company selected Pavilion’s model predictive control (MPC) ethanol solution to enhance the performance of its dryers, syrup evaporator and ...


    By Rockwell Automation, Inc.

  • Jezera (SLO) Agricultural Plant - Case Study

    Digester: 3.250 m³ pig manure, energy crops 1.000 kWel scope of delivery:  detailed design, agitators, input technology,  gas handling equipment, instrumentation, plant start-up Start-up: ...

  • Book Review: Science, agriculture and the politics of policy: the case of biotechnology in India by Ian Scoones

    Science, agriculture and the politics of policy: the case of biotechnology in India, by Ian Scoones. New Delhi, Orient Longman, 2006 India. ISBN: 81 250 2942 ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Halliburton - Landmark Group

    Halliburton's Landmark Group and Pavilion Technologies have teamed together to produce a real time simulation model of an oilfield, just as Pavilion has long made available for process plants. Landmark will embed Pavilion’s key modeling, control, and optimization technology engine into its DecisionSpace Production solution. The combined technologies will offer operators a dynamic integrated model ...


    By Rockwell Automation, Inc.

  • CSG Irrigation Scheme - Case Study

    Description:  Treatment of up to 10 megalitres per day of  water from the gas extraction process to bring it to irrigation quality. Location:  Injune Western QLD Scope: design, supply, installation and commission of the water treatment system including pH ...


    By The Pump House

  • The Environmental Impact of Arable Crop Production in the European Union: Practical Options for Improvement

    The purpose of the studies is to explore the relationship generally between agricultural sectors and practices and the environment. The sectoral studies describe the environmental relationship, the practical possibilities to improve that relationship and the various options (with agri-environmental measures) to establish environmental gains. They should contribute to an informal debate and ...

  • Livorno Ferraris (ITA) Agricultural Plant - Case Study

    Digester: 2 x 3.250 m³ pig manure, energy crops 2 x 999 kWel scope of delivery:  detailed design, agitators, gas handling equipment, instrumentation, control, plant start-up Start-up: ...

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