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

  • 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 you ...


    By Certis UK

  • 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 ...


    By Bird Control Group

  • 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 ...


    By Bird Control Group

  • 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 ...


    By Ag Leader Technology

  • 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, ...

  • 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 ...


    By Bird Control Group

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • 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

  • 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: ...


    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 ...


    By Vistex Inc

  • 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.

  • Food For People Initiatives In Israel

    Leket Israel is the largest food rescue and redistribution network in Israel. Created in 2010, this network resulted in the merger of two former food bank organizations — Table to Table, founded in 2003 by Joseph Gitler to rescue and redeliver surplus food that would otherwise be discarded, and Leket Israel, The National Food Bank, founded in 2007. The organization’s programs ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • 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: ...


    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 ...

  • 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, ...

  • Bumper 2011 Grain Harvest Fails to Rebuild Global Stocks

    The world’s farmers produced more grain in 2011 than ever before. Estimates from the U.S. Department of Agriculture show the global grain harvest coming in at 2,295 million tons, up 53 million tons from the previous record in 2009. Consumption grew by 90 million tons over the same period to 2,280 million tons. Yet with global grain production actually falling short of consumption in 7 ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • 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 ...


    By Bird Control Group

  • The mineralization of nitrogen from compost in the tropics

    The application of organic matter is very important in maintaining high and stable crop yields under tropical conditions. Most of tropical soils are characterised by low content of organic matter and low structure stability. Animal wastes contain many nutrients, including nitrogen, phosphorous, potassium and other minerals. In addition to supplying nutrients, the application of animal wastes also ...


    By ORBIT e.V.

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