agro-electronics Articles

  • From electronic noses to invasive bees, 15 surprising trends for 2017

    What should we be thinking about when we think about the future of biodiversity, conservation and the environment? An international team of experts in horizon scanning, science communication and conservation recently asked that question as participants in the eighth annual Horizon Scan of Emerging Issues for ...


    By Ensia

  • Local fertilizer manufacturing: A new look at agro-business

    The American farmer works in a tough business. Aside from the demanding physical and mechanical processes to raise fertile crops from tiny seeds, the farmer must also battle against supply for adequate water, the right seeds, pest and weed control products, and various fertilizers. All these elements have added stress and cost to bring a crop to market, making it less profitable than ever to ...


    By Verde LLC

  • Soil management practices for sustainable agro-ecosystems

    A doubling of the global food demand projected for the next 50 years poses a huge challenge for the sustainability of both food production and global and local environments. Today’s agricultural technologies may be increasing productivity to meet world food demand, but they may also be threatening agricultural ecosystems. For the global environment, agricultural systems provide both sources and ...


    By Springer

  • GWT- Agro-Z nutrient soil medium enhancer

    Genesis Water Technologies case study for GWT Agro-Z specialized natural soil enhancement medium. This case study document shows the differences between vegetables grown with GWT Agro-Z zeolite soil medium and vegetables grown without this medium. Trials of seedling plants grown with the GWT Agro-Z medium have shown improvements in primary root development. Studies have resulted in better ...

  • The Postmodern Sanitation: agro-sanitation business model as a new policy

    This article proposes a Postmodern Sanitation concept, based on discussions such as what is necessary to solve the world's current sanitation issues and what are the limitations of the current sanitation concept. The proposed policies of the Postmodern Sanitation concept are: (1) to discuss a sanitation value chain that creates and adds value to human excreta, and products made from human ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Modelling Pesticide and Nutrient Transport in the Cameron Highlands, Malaysia Agro-Ecosystems

    Cameron Highlands has a long history of intensive horticulture especially vegetable and flower cultivation. This industry uses large amounts of nutrients and pesticides. Several simulation models were used to assess the movement of pesticides and nutrients in relation to agronomic practices in farm plots cultivated with cabbage and chrysanthemum. It was shown that most of the pesticides are ...


    By Springer

  • Modelling Pesticide and Nutrient Transport in the Cameron Highlands, Malaysia Agro-Ecosystems

    Cameron Highlands has a long history of intensive horticulture especially vegetable and flower cultivation. This industry uses large amounts of nutrients and pesticides. Several simulation models were used to assess the movement of pesticides and nutrients in relation to agronomic practices in farm plots cultivated with cabbage and chrysanthemum. It was shown that most of the pesticides are ...


    By Springer

  • Facing complexity on agro-ecosystems: a new approach to farming system analysis

    Sustainability requires the redefinition of the terms of reference for agricultural activities, which must be based on the recognition of multi-functional land use and the complex role that agriculture plays in society. The ability to renegotiate new terms of reference for agriculture, in turn, requires new analytical tools for agriculture analysis to be able to embrace the 'complexity ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Technology transfer for agro-industries in developing nations: a Caribbean perspective

    Agriculture has long served as the 'handmaiden' to the industrial sector in many developing countries including those in the Caribbean region. Technological change, competition and globalisation are driving a restructuring of agro-business Research and Development (R&D) processes and strategies. This paper discusses the potential benefits of technology transfer to agriculture and the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • sustainable electronic procurement

    In close cooperation with the Institute for Sustainable Commodities (ISCOM) research has been doneon sustainable electronic procurement in the so-called City Triangle in eastern part of the Netherlands(WGR Regio Stedendriehoek). The City Triangle consists of the municipalities Apeldoorn, Brummen,Deventer, Epe, Lochem, Voorst and Zutphen. The research was based on policy documents ...

  • Maryland and the Electron-Hungry Mob

    Governments remain in power as long as the people have enough food, or so the old adage goes. But in today’s appliance-driven society, political longevity may depend as much on giving us our daily share of electrons. So it is little surprise that government leaders in Maryland are looking hard for ways to ward off a possible power shortage. Without quick action, the state could face blackouts ...


    By Energy Efficiency Markets

  • Characterization of field margins in intensified agro‐ecosystems – why narrow margins should matter in terrestrial pesticide risk assessment and management

    Field margins are important semi‐natural habitats in agro‐ecosystems but they can be negatively affected by pesticide inputs via direct overspray and spray drift. In Germany, risk mitigation measures (like buffer zones) to reduce pesticide inputs in terrestrial non‐crop habitats do not have to be put in place by farmers next to narrow field margins ( ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • The R&D priorities of leading food firms and long-term innovation in the agro food system

    This article analyses a range of literature dealing with the issue of innovation in the agro food industry, focusing in particular on the dynamics of R&D. It presents and discusses the view that low levels of internal R&D among the sector's leading firms, when compared with chemicals or pharmaceuticals, are consistent with strategies devoted primarily to superficial product innovation. As against ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Agro business in a changing competitive environment - Campania firms' strategic, marketing and financial choices

    Over the last few years, the agro food industry has been undergoing a process of accelerated change. This exploratory research analyses the strategic choices of Campania (Italy) agro food firms and focuses on competitive issues; issues that are largely affected by the mono–product nature of the SMEs, which characterise the economy of Campania. In this context, the paper investigates the critical ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • GWT- Agro-Z media enhanced plant growth and reduces fertilizer usage in Nursery

    This case outlines the benefits and advantages of using GWT series Agro-Z medium in an agriculture plant nursery application. This particular large nursery was challenged with brackish water and salty soil. The plant growing operations were suffering due to lack of plant growth.  Genesis Water Technologies, experienced in agriculture water treatment solutions provided both a water treatment ...

  • Exploring the applicability of electronic markets to port governance

    The paper explores the rationale of embracing e-Governance models as a mean to improve port policy and decision making towards enhanced port performance and competitiveness. The paper establishes both the significance and the applicability of advanced port e-Governance models, based on e-markets typologies. The devised theoretical framework suggests that within the evolving variation of port ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Electronic structure and optical vibrational modes of 3C–SiC nanowires

    The electronic structure and vibrational optical modes of silicon carbide nanowires (SiCNWs) were studied using the first principles density functional theory. The nanowires were modelled along the [111] direction using the supercell technique passivating all the surface dangling bonds with H atoms, OH radicals and a combination of both. Results show that the full OH passivation lowers the band ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Unique nutrient formulation increases electron donor kinetics and efficiency

    Benefits of Accelerite Accelerite (patent-pending1) is a formulation of growth factors, B-vitamins and micronutrients. Studies have shown that adding Accelerite to your electron donor can: Increase the kinetics and efficiency of your electron donor Stimulate anaerobic bacteria Promote the production of propionate over acetate ...


    By JRW Bioremediation, LLC

  • Controlling stability and electronic properties of small–diameter SiC nanowires by fluorination

    We report results of a density functional theory study of the electronic properties and stability of fluorine–saturated 0.355nm–thick silicon carbide nanowires with a 3C–SiC core and grown along the [111] direction. The electronic band gaps of the fully fluorinated SiC nanowires are lower than that of the corresponding fully hydrogenated ones by up to 1.09 eV. Moreover, the structural stability ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • A NEW ELECTRONIC timekeeping software makes it easier for growers to track employee hours in the field during harvesting

    A NEW ELECTRONIC timekeeping software makes it easier for growers to track employee hours in the field during harvesting. Offered by Winter Haven-based Propak Software, the software streamlines the process of recordkeeping for both regular and H2A laborers. "This is the best solution that exists in the ag industry," says Rick Montney, Propak Software’s vice president. "Tablet signature ...


    By ProPak Software, LLC

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