Agriculture Land Articles

  • 2020 Planting Prep: How Hydraulic Downforce Can Help

    What conditions will you face during spring planting? With 2019’s extreme weather patterns, what comes next is anyone’s guess. That’s why it’s smart to prepare now. Planting into wet soil is completely different from planting into dry, compacted soil. Yet the fundamental challenge is the same—putting seeds in the right place, at the right time, and at the right depth ...


    By Ag Leader Technology

  • Almond Grower Slashes Water Usage

    The American south-west and central plains could be on course for super-droughts the like of which they have not witnessed in over a 1,000 years. Places like California are already facing very dry conditions, but these are quite gentle compared with some periods in the 12th and 13th Centuries. The drought in California has reached dire proportions, landing agriculture directly in the ...


    By WiseConn Engineering

  • Soil Moisture Monitoring – Pastures Case Study

    Agriculture Victoria has installed several soil moisture probes on a range of soil and pasture types across Victoria. Soil moisture probes have helped with making early decisions in the cropping industry for some time with monthly analysis produced as a newsletter by Dale Boyd. The probes are capacitance enviropro probes manufactured in South Australia and are 80 centimetres long with ...


    By Entelechy Pty Ltd

  • Training a New Generation of Sanitation Researchers

    SOIL loves providing opportunities for students in Haiti to work with our team and gain valuable hands-on experience in the sanitation sector to help jumpstart their careers. Over the past six months, SOIL research partner Dr. Rebecca Ryals has been conducting a study on optimal composting conditions at ...


    By SOIL Haiti

  • Deforestation through agriculture and mining in French Guiana: impacts on mercury concentrations in water - Case Study

    This study increases our knowledge of the quantities of mercury and methylmercury (MMHg) in water and of suspended matter in different contexts of disturbance of the soils, in French Guiana. The need Potential sources of mercury directly related to soils and sediments are both natural (leaf litter, sediments and colloids) and anthropogenic (mercury of historical and current ...


    By BRGM

  • Reduced soil tilling helps both soils and yields

    Agriculture degrades over 24 million acres of fertile soil every year, raising concerns about meeting the rising global demand for food. But a simple farming practice born from the 1930's Dust Bowl could provide a solution, according to new Stanford research. The study, published Dec. 6 in Environmental Research Letters, shows that Midwest farmers who reduced how much they overturned the ...


    By Stanford University

  • NPK Compound Fertilizer Development and Fertilizer Plant Production

    Chemical fertilizer provides nutrients for continuous agricultural production, but single chemical fertilizer hasn't high utilization rate, limited promotion ability to crops, and a large amount of application is not conducive to crop growth. NPK compound fertilizer production has become the main trend of fertilizer. The granulation process of ...

  • Coated seeds may enable agriculture on marginal lands

    A specialized silk covering could protect seeds from salinity while also providing fertilizer-generating microbes Providing seeds with a protective coating that also supplies essential nutrients to the germinating plant could make it possible to grow crops in otherwise unproductive soils, according to new research at MIT. ...

  • 100% geese reduction after placing the Agrilaser Autonomic in the farm in Achthuizen and Oude-Tonge - Case Study

    Thousands upon thousands of geese were terrorizing the fields of NIVU at Goeree-Overflakkee. The Installation of two Agrilaser Autonomic lasers means an end to the plague. The Agrilaser Autonomic at farmer NIVU Situation before Farmer NIVU in Achthuizen and Oude-Tonge owns over 400 hectares of agricultural land adjacent to water. Therefore, thousands of geese are a daily ...


    By Bird Control Group

  • Nitrapyrin

    Nitrapyrin is an organic compound with the formula ClC5H3NCCl3. It is a widely used nitrification inhibitor in agriculture as well as a soil bactericide and has been in use since 1974. Nitrapyrin was put up for review by the EPA and deemed safe for use in 2005. Since  ...

  • N-(N-butyl) Thiophosphoric Triamide Solution

    N-Butylthiophosphoric triamide (NBPT, hereinafter referred to as "NBPT") is currently one of the most effective soil urease inhibitors. Agricultural fertilizers, mainly nitrogen fertilizers, are quickly decomposed by urease in the soil under normal use. This not only wastes a lot of nitrogen fertilizer resources, but also increases the cost of crop production, and brings a series of problems such ...

  • Indigo`s Living Map of the World`s Food System

    Two weeks ago, at the inaugural Beneficial Ag event in Memphis, Indigo was proud to participate in a growing community of innovators from across the food system. One of the questions we asked ourselves was, “What are the technological capabilities needed to catalyze the beneficial agriculture movement?” We believe a new way for seeing the global food system ...


    By Indigo Ag, Inc

  • Opinion piece from Dr Johannes Bauer

    Who is Prof Schellnhuber and why is what he said important? Prof. Hans Joachim Schellnhuber – for twenty years the head of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, and a senior advisor to Pope Francis, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the European Union. This is what Prof Schellnhuber had to say August 2018: “Climate change is now reaching ...

  • Drought and flooding rains

    Walter Jehne, former CSIRO Climate Scientist and Microbiologist, founder of Healthy Soils Australia, has written a 3-part document on drought in Australia and in it he demonstrates many scientific facts about how we should be managing our soils. There are many fascinating revelations in his scientific analysis such as how the removal of vegetation affects rainfall or how the lowering of soil ...

  • Our one and only Earth

    ‘There is no Planet B’ From the Climate Crisis to the Extinction Crisis What is happening and what must happen now-and fast Dr Johannes Bauer The Australian Institute of Ecological Agriculture Co-operative Ltd Climate Change and Biodiversity Program ...

  • Observing the nitrogen cycle in a green manure trial on an organic farm

    As part of a 5 year Federal Government funded Landcare project in the Gippsland area of Victoria, a number of on-farm trials have taken place. One of these trials was monitoring a range of green manures on a certified organic vegetable farm. The demonstration trialled and ...

  • The Future of Sustainable Agriculture: Urban Farming

    By Dylan Fox: Dylan is a student from the University of Western Sydney and we are delighted to carry this story As more people become interested in their food they become more conscious about the farmers they support. Thus, a growing trend of urban farms is developing to satiate the demand for highly-nutritious fruits and vegetables. With the misnomer that people must own land to farm profitably, ...

  • The Soiland Company Case Study

    The Soiland Company, North Bay’s largest recycler of rubble materials, saw their electric bills double overnight due to a rate redesign.They decided to expand their existing solar capacity and looked to local installer ...


    By AllEarth Renewables

  • Agricultural Rural Horse Farm - Case Study

    VISSOLIS installed a 50 kW system on the roof of the 19,000 ft² indoor arena on the Riverdale Horse Farm. The horse farm is well known in the state for its breeding, boarding, and training facilities. The property owner already had installed and invested in a 200 kW ground mounted system for his own in 2012. VISSOLIS leases the roof space and manages installation and operation. This was at ...


    By Vissolis, Inc.

  • From Trash to Treasure: Daly Plastics Transforms Dirty Agricultural and Packaging Film into High-Quality Regranulate

    Daly Plastics is one of the largest plastics waste processing companies in the Netherlands. At the Zutphen site, the subsidiary Caroda Polymer Recovery recycles approximately 64,000 metric tons of used agricultural and packaging film. The aim is to produce polyethylene regranulates of the same quality as virgin material. That requires innovative solutions. Two Jupiter 2200 and four Micromat 2000 ...


    By Lindner-Recyclingtech GmbH

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