crop harvesting Articles

  • Soil water surplus and ENSO events during the last humid period in Argentine Pampean flatlands

    Daily soil water balances are estimated for the period 1951-2006 in the Pampean flatlands. Daily soil water surplus is the major output with their annual trends, being analysed because of their harmful effects on crop harvests and floods. Soil water surplus trends were analysed founding positive trends, although only two stations were statistically significant at probability level of 95%. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Bumper plastics crop harvested for recycling

    Rising oil prices have led to increased interest in the recycling of plastics. Firms processing plastic granulate are scouring the world for the best and cheapest sources of such materials. The success of greenhouse farming in southern Spain has made available for recycling enormous quantities of end-of-life agricultural ...

  • Evaluation of convective heat and mass transfer in Open Sun and Green House Drying

    In this paper, a study on open sun and green house drying has been performed to evaluate the convective heat and mass transfer coefficients as a function of climatic parameters. The hourly data for the rate of moisture removal, crop temperature, relative humidity inside greenhouse and outside greenhouse and ambient air temperature for complete drying have been recorded. The experiments were done ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Disruptive Innovation Festival

    The Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s first-ever Distributive Innovation Festival debuts online Oct. 20. Over the course of four weeks, the DIF will provide an online space for entrepreneurs, businesses, thought leaders and learners from around the world to explore how we might shape a circular economy. DIF ...


    By Ensia

  • An overview of preharvest factors influencing postharvest quality of horticultural products

    Postharvest product quality develops during growing of the product and is maintained, not improved by postharvest technologies. Available genetic material allows discrimination of external and internal quality attributes that must satisfy consumer requirements and indulgences. Farmers face challenges in utilising technologies for producing high quality crops; meaningful manipulation of light, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • USDA amends BCAP

    Last week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued a final rule amending the Biomass Crop Assistance Program (BCAP) to implement changes required by the 2014 Farm Bill. BCAP provides ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • A new pest in our crops

    Russian wheat aphid is now in New South Wales, having being discovered in South Australia two years ago in 2016. It has been discovered in a wheat crop in Coonabarabran that the owner has decided to put livestock on to it due to such a dry season and no hope of harvesting a crop. It was first reported by Sally Bryant – ABC Western Plains. The pest is manageable, though can affect up to 80% ...

  • Estimation of aeromycoflora in jute fields

    An air survey of jute fields for two seasons in West Bengal, India, revealed that the total colony forming units (CFUs) varied with time, showing peaks (231 and 483 CFUs, respectively) during harvesting of the crop. The effect of temperature as well as relative humidity is probably not so significant. However, the total rainfall does count. The CFUs are inversely proportional to the total ...


    By Springer

  • Manage Your Farm Inventory with Agrivi Software

    Every farmer, whether on a small family farm or with large farm production, has an inventory of all his farm materials; crop seeds, fertilizers, pesticides, fuel, harvested crops and other farm items. Whatever the size of his production, he uses those materials on fields and thus has the necessity to keep records of their inventory level. In farm management, inventory plays a key role. It’s ...


    By Agrivi Ltd

  • Proso millet yield and residue mass following direct harvest with a stripper-header

    Proso millet (Panicum miliaceum L.) (PM) is an important crop for dryland rotations in the central Great Plains. The crop is traditionally swathed before combining to promote uniform drying of the panicle and to minimize seed shattering losses. Direct harvesting of PM with a stripper-header would eliminate the swathing operation resulting in cost savings, and increased standing crop residues to ...

  • Growth analysis of biomass production in sole-crop and double-crop corn systems

    Increased biomass productivity could be achieved through double-cropping if extended growth duration could be realized with minimal reductions in growth efficiency relative to sole-cropping. To test this hypothesis, functional growth analysis was used to assess the relative importance of photosynthetic duration and efficiency in determining biomass production by sole-crop corn (Zea mays L.; SC) ...

  • Processing organic fertilizer by using crop straw

    The crop straw organic fertilizer production line is advanced composting fermentation process, inoculates high-speed and high-efficiency fermentation bacteria, which makes the straw cellulose rapidly decompose and transform, and all kinds of pathogenic bacteria, weed seeds and ...

  • 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

  • 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, ...

  • Chaff and straw spreader for a plot combine

    Uniform distribution of crop residue is critical in long-term no-till and conservation-till cropping systems experiments. Many farm-scale combines utilize factory or aftermarket chaff and straw spreaders, but most plot combines for research lack this capability. We fabricated a high volume air system to evenly distribute chaff and straw behind a plot combine. The combine engine powered a ...

  • Tips On Locating Biomass Production Equipment For Sale

    The conversion of biomass into charcoal and burnable fuel is starting to become a prominent business structure. For people who are harvesting crops, they could consider the remaining material that may be typically burned or thrown away and convert this into this particular fuel. Biomass has great potential, specifically for larger businesses that have acres of material that they could use ...

  • From One Ag Leader to Another: Harvest

    Think about this: as a farmer, you only get one shot at harvesting your crop each year. Now think about how many things have changed in the past 10 or 20 years: bigger, faster and more accurate equipment, new seed technologies, better herbicide, insecticide and fertilizer options, improved water management, precision technologies … the list goes on. The first time you tried some of these ...


    By Ag Leader Technology

  • Plene - increasing yields case study

    PLENE is an innovative yield-increasing technology for sugar cane, due to be launched in 2011. PLENE sugar cane segments are treated with seed care applications to protect them in early growth stages. Planting is faster and easier than conventional methods. This will reduce the costs of sugar cane planting by 15 percent per hectare. Our development team is working with leading agricultural ...


    By Syngenta

  • Using crop straw to process bio organic fertilizer

    Crop straw is a by-product of crop harvest, which contains a lot of organic matter, nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, trace elements, etc. it is one of the important organic resources in agricultural production. The process of straw fermentation and decomposition is a process dominated by microbial activities. In order to make high-quality organic fertilizer by using ...

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