agriculture industry Articles

  • Measurement of Methyl Isothiocyanate and Other Insecticides by GC / FID – FPD

    The use of pesticides and insecticides in the Agricultural Industry has always been widespread in the past. However, their use is now under close scrutiny by many consumer and government agencies since the short-term and cumulative effects of these materials has been shown to be potentially hazardous to humans and ...


    By Buck Scientific Inc

  • Complexity is the nemesis of change

    Agritech doesn't need to be complicated Over the past few years we have heard a lot of chat about the new laws and regulations that will be taking effect shortly in New Zealand’s Farming and Agriculture industry. Whether we like it or not, it’s going to happen. It’s out of our hands. Record keeping and compliance will soon be mandatory in our country for most ...


    By Agrimap LLC

  • TerraStar-X Brings RTK From the Sky Accuracy to GPS 7500

    TerraStar-X Delivers Near-Instant RTK-Level Accuracy Ag Leader announces GPS 7500 receivers will now support TerraStar-X, providing centimeter-level accuracy to customers across the Midwestern United States, with additional coverage areas coming soon. TerraStar-X delivers RTK From the Sky™ performance, and convergence in under one minute with two centimeter accuracy. ...


    By Ag Leader Technology

  • Perspective: The role of universities in transforming African agriculture for economic development - producing knowledge farmers and entrepreneurial leaders

    Universities play important roles in socio–economic development by contributing to the advancement and dissemination of new knowledge, and developing human capacity. African agriculture has the lowest yield and productivity compared to the rest of the world. The continent is the most food insecure and has the highest youth unemployment. Transforming smallholder agriculture into industrial ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The contribution of agricultural input industries to agricultural innovation

    This paper presents an analytical framework to measure how farmers (i.e., primary agriculture) in countries at different stages of economic development absorb new technology by buying inputs from other industries. By combining information on the use of purchased inputs in primary agriculture (based on country-specific input±output matrices) with information on R&D intensities in the various ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Measurement of Residual Arochlors and other Pesticides in Meat Products by GC / ECD-NPD

    The use of pesticides and insecticides in the Agricultural Industry has always been widespread in the past. However, their use is now under close scrutiny by many consumer and government agencies since the short-term and cumulative effects of these materials has been shown to be potentially hazardous to humans and animals. Since almost all domesticated livestock feed is of fresh or harvested ...


    By Buck Scientific Inc

  • Biotechnology in developing countries: opportunities in solid state fermentation applied in the agricultural industry

    This paper summarises the experiences in Israel and elsewhere of the biotechnological processing of organic matter experiences that could be applied in developing countries. Emphasis is given to relatively simple technologies, and the applications include preservation of forage crops and by-products, mushroom cultivation and recovery of plant cell contents. These technologies might increase milk ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 20 Tips for 20 Years - How Buyers Can Get the Most out of XPRT

    To celebrate XPRT’s 20th anniversary, we’re showing our appreciation to the buyers who have helped support us over the years with these 20 tips for getting the most out of XPRT.  Straight from the people who know how to maneuver XPRT best, this is our 20th anniversary gift to you. Tip #1: Use xprt.com for your searches In early 2019, we launched a ...


    By XPRT Media

  • Why Work at Ag Leader

    Have you considered a career in the Agriculture industry? It is very rewarding knowing you’re helping farmers feed, fuel and clothe the world! Plus, the ag industry is just plain fun! It’s about working hard and playing hard. It’s about being helpful and respectful to each other and it’s about a  ...


    By Ag Leader Technology

  • Cooperation of agriculture and industry in France

    Location Rohan/France Capacity 526 kWel In operation since 09/2010 Input materials Pig liquid manure, flotate fat, maize silage Features Flotate fats and oils from the food industry supply approximately 75% of the energy produced. The electricity generated in the biogas plant in Rohan ...


    By EnviTec Biogas AG

  • Plant biotechnology and agricultural supply industry restructuring

    The strategic horizon of the agricultural supply industry (pesticides and seeds) is darkened by grave uncertainties. These are the result of the growing multiform resistance of society to the present or potential risks of genetically modified organisms to health and the environment. They are also the consequences of counter-strategies implemented by economic players who are close to final ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • FIFRA, Children’s Health, and the Methyl Parathion Experience

    President Clinton’s commitment to children’s health may well be a defining feature of his legacy. The last eight years have witnessed an unprecedented number of health initiatives dedicated to protecting infants and children. This commitment is found in virtually every aspect of federal policymaking and rulemaking, from expansive legislation to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) policy. ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Lost in the Bee-Line

    Pesticides. Sprayed across vast expanses of farm land, they have become a ubiquitous part of industrial agriculture. But there may actually be more consequences to their use than we had previously predicted. A recent study headed by Chensheng Lu at Harvard University connects the rising phenomena of beehive abandonment, known as Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD), to the use of a family of pesticides ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Innovative business cases in the South Africa table grape and wine industries: developing the concept of empowerment entrepreneurship

    The purpose of this paper is to reflect on an innovative initiative taken spontaneously by producers in the supply chain of the table grapes and wine industry to empower employees. Empowerment is a fundamental force for change in doing business in South Africa and its societies, especially in the lives of previously disadvantaged people (PDI). The majority of the PDI employed in the agriculture ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Quality assurance mechanisms in agrifood: the case of the Spanish fresh meat sector

    The largest fresh meat brand names in Spain are analysed here to study how quality is signalled in the agricultural and food industries and how the underlying quality-assurance organisations work. We obtain two main results. First, organisational form varies according to the specialisation of the brand name. Geographical indicators, which focus on achieving high organoleptic product attributes, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Perspective: Investing in research and promoting trade are critical for Africa's agricultural transformation

    Africa is now in desperate need of entrepreneurial political leadership which seeks innovative and sustainable development pathways to address the plethora of current and emerging socio–economic and environmental challenges facing the continent. To meet the growing and changing economic aspirations of the largely young population, major productivity increases in agriculture and trade in ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Facilitating Sustainable Farming

    Green power for your greens, milk and eggs Wind matches the agricultural load This XANT clients runs a poultry hatchery in West-Flanders. Poultry hatcheries produce most of the eggs consumed in the developed world.  The chicks are bred at controlled room temperature and continuous ventilation, and hence hatcheries consume a lot of electricity. To ...


    By XANT NV

  • The efficacy of disinfectants against plant pathogens

    In late 2015, a journal article from the European Journal of Plant Pathology was published on research regarding the efficacy of different disinfectants against plant pathogens in irrigation water. All testing as done by the Department of Primary Industries here in Australia for the horticulture and agriculture industries.  The disinfectants tested included chlorine, chlorine dioxide (using ...


    By NW Solutions

  • How to Scare Birds Away from Wine Grapes?

    Brazil, Argentina, South America and Australia have some of the highest consumptions of wine annually1. Wine grapes are exported all over the world and there is a big competition for being the best vineyard. Just like any other farms in the agricultural industry, vineyards have a lot of problems in protecting their grapes from pest birds and finding ...


    By Bird Control Group

  • Dosimetry analysis of two new design 103 Pd interstitial brachytherapy sources

    With increased demand for low 103 Pd (palladium) seed sources, to treat prostate and eye cancers, new sources have been designed and introduced. This paper presents the two new palladium brachytherapy sources, IR03- 103 Pd and IR04- 103 Pd that have been developed at Agricultural, Medical & Industrial Research School . The dosimetric parameters, such as ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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