crop damage Articles

  • 4 steps to take to get rid of birds from your blueberry farm

    Birds cause millions of dollars’ worth of damage every year to blueberry crops.1 Birds are one of the main reasons for crop damage that affects farmers negatively. In order to get rid of birds from your blueberry farm, there are four main steps to take. ...


    By Bird Control Group

  • An automated laser bird repellent protects 7 ha of cherry trees in Chile - Case Study

    Location: San Carlos, Chillán, Región del Ñuble, Chile Application context: Agriculture, Cherry farm Problem definition: Bird destroying and eating cherries Pest bird species: Sparrows (Passeridae), thrushes (Turdidae) and turtle doves (Columbidae) Time of the year with bird problems: November – January Time of the day with bird problems: All day Number of ...


    By Bird Control Group

  • Seasonal slug pressure warning – crops at greater risk

    Crops face a greater risk of slug damage and if left untreated, this can become extremely expensive for farmers, and is estimated to cost the potato industry up to £53 million per year*, as any slug damage reduces saleability and ultimately profitability of a crop. Slugs are most damaging to potatoes during the early stages of tuber bulking, which is starting to happen now. So make sure ...


    By Certis UK

  • AFE is avoiding damage to cherries with laser bird repellent - Case Study

    Location: San Carlos, Chillán, Maule Region, Chile Application context: Agriculture, Cherry farm Problem definition: Birds destroying and eating cherries Bird species: Sparrows (passeridae) and thrushes (Turdidae) Time of the year with bird problems: November 15 – January 5 Time of the day with bird problems: All day Number of systems: 1x Agrilaser Autonomic with solar panel ...


    By Bird Control Group

  • Root-knot nematode-resistant alfalfa suppresses subsequent crop damage from the nutsedge-nematode pest complex

    Southern root-knot nematode [RKN, Meloidogyne incognita (Kofoid & White) Chitwood], yellow nutsedge (YNS, Cyperus esculentus L.), and purple nutsedge (PNS, C. rotundus L.) occur together as a mutually beneficial pest complex in sandy soils. All crops grown in infested soils are affected due to the wide host range of the nematode, the perennial life cycle of the nutsedges, their interactions, ...

  • Take on Harvest Challenges with SteerCommand

    Despite the crop damage from the August derecho winds across much of Iowa and Illinois, there is no question that one way or another the crops will move out of the field come harvest. This year harvest will bring added challenges to many farmers, which is driving many to look to technology to help shoulder the burden. Automated steering with repeatable accuracy is a necessity now more than ever ...


    By Ag Leader Technology

  • New Zealand Gourmet achieved a 100% reduction in bird activity in their greenhouse with the installation of the Agrilaser Autonomic - Case Study

    Location: Gourmet Mokai Ltd, Taupo, New Zealand Application context: Greenhouse (Food production > Arable Farms) Problem definition: Fruit and crop damage caused by sparrows Pest bird species: Sparrows (Passeridae) Time of year bird presence: All year round Time of day bird presence: From sunrise to sunset No. of birds before installation: 50 to 70 birds in the area of 5 ha No. of ...


    By Bird Control Group

  • 2020 Navel Orangeworm Trap Catch Update

    Recent reports show that 2020 degree day accumulations are shaping up to be similar to that of 2015. “Traps have been going up early this year because it has been so warm. Heat unit accumulations since January 1 this year are similar to what we recorded in 2015, which was the earliest navel orangeworm biofix in many decades at the Nickels Soil Lab.” Franz Niederholzer, UC Farm ...


    By SemiosBio Technologies Inc.

  • Row Guidance Solution for InCommand?

    A row feeler solution that works with the Ag Leader display in your combine? No, you’re not dreaming. It’s all possible with Headsight’s row guidance products. The system has actually been on the market since 2008 and it is a great pairing with Ag Leader products. Headsight has developed and marketed a line of row guidance sensors and controllers that interface with ISOBUS ...


    By Ag Leader Technology

  • Agriculture minimum temperature

    Agriculture minimum temperature Prediction of minimum temperature and frost damage is a common method and important application in the field of agriculture like outdoors crop growth. In particular those areas where vegetation can be exposed to low temperatures, frost can be disastrous for young vegetation or fruits.When the IR net radiation can be measured with the LP Net 14 four component net ...

  • Prevent harmful conditions from damaging crops with sensor alerts

    Your algae monitoring and control system is all set up, humming along efficiently, and the algae is growing well. Your solenoids are controlling the CO2 input so that your pH is always on target. Coolers (or heaters) are controlling your temperature. Maybe you even have automatic harvesting based on the density of your algae. But what happens if one of the devices breaks down? Pumps, valves, ...


    By Algae Lab Systems

  • Heat and Drought Ravage U.S. Crop Prospects—Global Stocks Suffer

    September estimates from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) show 2012 U.S. corn yields at 123 bushels per acre, down by a fourth from the 2009 high of 165 bushels per acre. Yields are the lowest since 1995 and well below the average of the last 30 years. The summer heat and drought also hit U.S. soybean yields, which are down 20 percent from their 2009 peak. High temperatures have ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • Spain: Mater-Bi mulching films used on extended cotton crops

    Context Mulching film is normally used on vegetable crops. The "cotton" case study in Spain shows that it can also be used on a industrial crop. Country: Spain, Andalusia Crop: cotton Year: 2002, area 10 hectares - Year 2005, area 1500 hectares Sowing: March Harvest: October-November Basic problems As the traditional polyethylene films do not transpire, they produce a copious amount of ...


    By Novamont S.p.A

  • Farming Innovation: From Ammonia to AgTech Software

    Just over a century ago, the Haber-Bosch process was invented in Germany, enabling the scalable production of copious amounts of ammonia for the very first time. This 1910 Eureka! moment meant farmers could fertilize their crops unlike ever before, growing food on a massive scale. So massive, in fact, a population explosion ensued – humankind went from 1.6 billion in 1900 to 7.7 billion in ...


    By Vistex Inc

  • Agroroff significantly decreases bird damage to their crops - Case Study

    ocation: Fundo Marquesa, Marquesa, Vicuña. IV Región de Coquimbo, Chile Application context: Red Globe table grapes Problem definition: Birds attacking people and eating the grapes Bird species: Sparrows (Passeridae) and Chilean thrushes (Turdae) Time of the year with bird problems: January – April Time of the day with bird problems: From dusk till dawn Number of ...


    By Bird Control Group

  • Technical excellence in Animal waste for the IAEA

    The animal waste market is one of our largest consumers of quality products and we have supplied thousands of incinerators for a diverse range of purposes. One of the most important sectors is waste management in remote regions such as isolated Islands. In December of last year, INCINER8 were chosen by the IAEA as the supplier for an animal waste incinerator, destined for a country looking to ...


    By Inciner8 Limited

  • A site‐specific ecological risk assessment for corn‐associated insecticides

    A site‐specific ecological risk assessment (ERA) was conducted to examine the simultaneous use of genetically modified corn (Bt corn) with a neonicotinoid seed coating, clothianidin, and use of a granular insecticide, tefluthrin, to protect crops from pest damage. A field study was conducted on‐site and exposure data from the literature was summarized to determine the matrices and exposure ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Incineration of Animal Waste on Islands - Case Study

    Location: Seychelles, Indian Ocean Client: International Atomic Energy Agency Waste Type: Animal & Bio-hazards Incinerator Supplied: i8-75A DEFRA Model Technical Excellence for the International Atomic Energy Agency in The Seychelles The animal waste market is one of our largest consumers of quality products and we have supplied thousands of incinerators for a diverse range of ...


    By Inciner8 Limited

  • Vineyards Use Innovative Laser Bird Repellent to Protect Wine Grapes in New Zealand

    There are around 2,031 vineyards in New Zealand and the export value of the wine is NZ$1,705 million. The high value of wine grapes forces wineries to keep an eye on bird damage and to ensure that crop loss is minimized. Why vineyards experience severe bird damage? Bird damage to vineyards is a result of the temperate climate, meaning that the changes between winter and summer are not that ...


    By Bird Control Group

  • Food and Beverage Production

    DEHUMIDIFIER FOR FOOD AND BEVERAGE PRODUCTION In Food industry, the production, processing, packaging and storage facilities require good hygiene. So regulated and consistent climate control is critical. BAKERY Overly moist or dry condition is not suitable for a bakery room. So let's discover some. BENEFITS OF DEHUMIDIFIER IN BAKERY ROOMS With a dehumidifying system installed, the indoor air ...

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