arable Articles

  • Arable farm in Cornwall

    With large quantities of wind, the owner of this arable farm in England exploits the opportunities to produce his own energy and sell surplus back to the grid. Project cost: £62,000 - Estimated payback time: 6-7 years - Best monthly production: 3616 kWh Background This turbine site is a 100 acre farm for grass that is sold into the dairy supply chain. The farm is ...


    By Gaia-Wind Ltd.

  • Wholesale arable change leads to tight slug control

    "Eight years into implementing a zero-till policy across the farm, we’re seeing improved yields of 10 tonnes per hectare for our first year wheat, and five tonnes per hectare on winter beans. We’ve also noticed that we continue to see year-on-year improvements to soil structure and crop yields. “The winter beans have been extremely valuable in the rotation to ensure nitrogen and ...


    By Certis UK

  • Assessment of Cd concentration of crude oil polluted arable soils

    Thirty soil samples were analyzed for their properties and cadmium concentration in polluted and unpolluted sites of Isikwuato, Abia State, Nigeria. Polluted soils were more acidic (pH = 4.38) than unpolluted ones (pH = 5.22). Bulk density increased in polluted soils (1.51 g/cm3). Higher average value of organic matter was recorded in polluted soils (mean value = 1.42 %) unlike 0.98 % found in ...

  • 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 ...

  • Mitigation options for sediment and phosphorus loss from winter-sown arable crops

    Received for publication January 20, 2009. Sediment and P inputs to freshwaters from agriculture are a major problem in the United Kingdom (UK). This study investigated mitigation options for diffuse pollution losses from arable land. Field trials were undertaken at the hillslope scale over three winters at three UK sites with silt (Oxyaquic Hapludalf), sand (Udic Haplustept), and clay (Typic ...

  • Why are some French farmers sludge-takers? Some agronomic and socioeconomic explanations

    The continued spreading of household wastewater sludge on farmlands is a major economic and environmental issue. This practice is being challenged in France, mainly through pressure from the agrifood business. Here, by means of an agronomic analysis performed on 60 farms, we show the relevance of the following variables: proportion of arable land, technical performance of the farm, and quality ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Reduce Fertilizer and Nitrogen Input

    SCIENTISTS at an environmental biotechnology company have developed a biological product that could potentially be used to directly reduce the amount of nitrogen and other fertilisers used by arable farmers.    Amnite® A100, created by Stockton-on-Tees-based CBio (Cleveland Biotech), relies on an improved ...


    By Cleveland Biotech Ltd.

  • Giant black-grass requires lock stock approach

    Nigel Riches, Arable Technical Specialist for Certis, explains what he’s been seeing in the field. “Black-grass is a problem that in the past has generally been confined to the main arable areas, in the east of the country. “But increasingly we’re seeing this pernicious weed spreading further west each season. Where previously black-grass has not been a big issue in the ...


    By Certis UK

  • Farmers Can Now Reduce Their Nitrogen Inputs and Maintain Yields

    Cbio develops biological product which could potentially reduce nitrogen use in farming, increase yields and improve water quality. SCIENTISTS at an environmental biotechnology company have developed a biological product that could potentially be used to directly reduce the amount of nitrogen and other ...


    By Cleveland Biotech Ltd.

  • Flood risk for farmer and dyke relocation

    The Biosphere Reserve Lower Saxonian Elbe Valley (Biosphärenreservat Niedersächsische Elbtalaue), which was created on the basis of an unanimous decision by the Lower Saxonian State Parliament in 2002, represents Lower Saxony’s contribution to the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve ‘Flusslandschaft Elbe’ (Elbe River Landscape). It stretches for about 100 kilometres south-east of ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Water Stress

    Plants experience water stress either when the water supply to their roots becomes limiting, or when the transpiration rate becomes intense. Water stress is primarily caused by a water deficit, such as a drought or high soil salinity. Each year, water stress on arable plants in different parts of the world disrupts agriculture and food supply with the final consequence: famine. Hence, the ability ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • `EU Policies for Olive Farming: Towards Sustainanble Production in Europe` by WWF&Birdlife International, supported by the EEB and FoEE

    Since the 1990s, BirdLife International and WWF, the global conservation organisation, have been voicing concern over the environmentally damaging trends in European olive farming, and calling for fundamental changes to the CAP market regime governing the sector. In 2001, a report was published, setting out the main environmental issues, and making detailed proposals for a complete reform of the ...

  • Building with Nature Indonesia - reaching scale for coastal resilience

    Through “Building with Nature” we envision a safe delta coastline in Northern Java which enables vulnerable communities and economic sectors to prosper, be more self-reliant and resilient against hazards. Java’s coastline suff ers from severe erosion. Millions of people at risk of flooding. Northern Java’s deltaic shorelines suff er from land subsidence and ...


    By Wetlands International

  • The Chilean Water Allocation Mechanism, established in its Water Code of 1981

    A long narrow strip of land (no more than 430 km wide) between the Andes and the Pacific Ocean, Chile stretches 4,630 km from near lat. 18°S to Cape Horn (lat. 56°S), including at its southern end the Strait of Magellan and Tierra del Fuego, an island shared with Argentina. In the Pacific Ocean are Chile's several island possessions, including Easter Island, the Juan Fernández ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Nitrogen pollution control in the European Union: challenging the requirements of the Nitrates Directive with the Agenda 2000 proposals

    Nitrogen pollution resulting from agricultural activities is a major threat to the quality of the European environment. This paper aims to qualify the importance of nutritional management in reducing nitrogen pollution from intensive livestock production and to quantify its potential results where applicable. Reform of agricultural policy may achieve the economic and environmental benefits of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Modeling the stream water Nitrate dynamics in a 60,000-km2 European catchment, the Garonne, Southwest France

    The spatial and temporal dynamics in the stream water NO3–N concentrations in a major European river-system, the Garonne (62,700 km2), are described and related to variations in climate, land management, and effluent point-sources using multivariate statistics. Building on this, the Hydrologiska Byråns Vattenbalansavdelning (HBV) rainfall-runoff model and the Integrated Catchment Model of ...

  • Independent review of retrofitting Cambi to mad

    ABSTRACT Denmark has taken a very positive view of recovering energy from organic wastes by anaerobic digestion (AD) and then using  the digestate (digested material) on land. Substituting CHP (combined heat and power) from AD for fossil energy is part of  the national energy plan. Co-digestion of manure, putrescible waste and biosolids is becoming increasingly common. Part of  ...


    By Cambi Group AS

  • Conserving and Restoring Prees Heath Common Reserve, home of the only midlands population of the Silver-Studded Blue Butterfly case study

    Commencing in 2006, Butterfly Conservation started work to create a new large area (>20 hectares) of lowland heathland and acid grassland on existing arable land at Prees Heath Common, Whitchurch, Shropshire. The existing small and fragmented areas of heathland on Prees Heath Common supports the only remaining colony of the Silver-Studded Blue butterfly (Plebeius argus ) in the English ...

  • Pesticides in the European Union

    There has been a sharply falling trend in the total volume of sales of agricultural pesticides in the EU between 1991 and 1995. But this was reversed in 1996. From 1991-1995, EU sales of pesticides, measured by weight of active ingredients (ai), fell by 13%. They then rose by 6% between 1995 and 1996 to stand at 299,826 tonnes ai. But this still put them nearly 8% below the 1991 figure. The use ...

  • Dutch dealer creates Tricycle Valtra for customer

    In early March we visited W. and J. Schutte on their arable farm in Nagele, the Netherlands. The agricultural countryside in the Northeast Polder region is beautiful, and the sun is shining. The company is making itself ready for the first fieldwork in springtime. The previous day the Schuttes took delivery of two new Valtra N143 HiTech3 tractors, but they are not identical; on one, the front ...

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