Arable Crops Articles

  • Top 3 Considerations When Buying a Slurry Applicator

    Dribble bar, band spreader, trailing hose, trailing shoe, disc injector or shallow injection? Whatever name you read or see, they all refer to low emission spreading systems under evolving environmental regulations. The variety of systems available, and the number of options and features, can be baffling to even the most experienced farmer! We have put together the top three factors to think ...


    By Major Equipment

  • The Nutritional Value of Bean Sprouts

     Bean has the reputation of "plant meat" for containing high protein, low fat, and its high protein utilization. Unfortunately, beans contain a lot of "anti-nutrition", such as phytic acid and trypsin inhibitors respectively interfere with the absorption of iron, zinc and other minerals and proteins. In the process of bean germination, the activity of phytase (with the characteristics of ...


    By Allance Sprouts Machine

  • Technology of Growing Bean Sprouts Case Study

    Bean sprout as a kind of vegetable is the edible young stems directly grown out from beans, using of soilless cultivation method in the dark or low light conditions. As the bean sprouts have features of taste of crisp, less fiber, clean and pollution-free, nutrient-rich, etc. In terms of eating, it can be dressed with sauce, fried, soup and other variety tricks, favored by customers. In ...


    By Allance Sprouts Machine

  • 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

  • International Perspectives - CS Arable Services

    CS Arable Services, owned and operated by Chris Shepherd, started back in 1996 and was the result of a previous business partner retiring, allowing Chris to buy out the contracting part of that business. At that time there were 11 full-time staff plus a fitter. Fast forward to today and the business is a lot leaner, more efficient. They currently the have three full-time sprayer operators: ...


    By Ag Leader Technology

  • 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 ...

  • Planting Our Seeds and Watching Them Grow

    Since I joined Arable in July, our team has made incredible progress and achieved many important milestones. I wanted to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of our customers for your support, your invaluable feedback, and your business. At Arable, we believe that there is nothing more important than our customers’ trust, and that we need to work tirelessly to earn it and keep ...


    By Arable

  • Field Notes: Organic Viticulture, Digital Agriculture, and a Biblical Year to Forget.

    Our team is deeply saddened by the news of the passing of Debby Zygielbaum. We had the pleasure of collaborating with Debby during her time at Robert Sinskey Vineyards. She was one of our first advocates, testers, and advisors. We formed a special bond with Debby spending long hours in the vineyards and on the roads talking everything from irrigation to sheep to family. She was blunt, hilarious, ...


    By Arable

  • From Tobacco to Hemp: A 21st-Century Farmer’s Story

    In February, Arable sat down with seventh-generation North Carolina farmer Charles Dietzel to discuss the newest incarnation of his legacy farm, Carolina Heritage Farms. We talked about his family’s transition from tobacco to agroforestry to now growing industrial hemp, and the role agtech has played in their decision to make the switch. With all the ...


    By Arable

  • With Tomatoes, Less Is More

    As you round the final bend of Road 95 through the groves of walnut and almond trees, it would be easy to miss Muller Ranch, but for the cluster of pickup trucks circling the driveway. Yet amidst these swaying Yolo County orchards sits a stunning third-generation, family-owned farm, thriving with several thousand acres of processing tomatoes, specialty peppers, corn, wheat, canola, cucumbers, ...


    By Arable

  • Ground-Truth Data ‘Absolutely’ Adds Value to Top-Shelf Cannabis

    Esensia’s craft cannabis operation uses senses and sensors to navigate an industry sea change, while staying true to its roots. ...


    By Arable

  • SmartAgriHubs - new H2020 funded project - kicks-off in Prague

    CEMA & COPA-COGECA present the European Code of Conduct on data-sharing by contractual arrangement  On 4&5 March the Prague Congress Centre was animated by the participants to the Horizon 2020 SmartAgriHubs project. The event deployed over the course of two full days, followed by an extra “Synergy Day” with the other big Horizon 2020 project in the field ...

  • Real Savings on Center-Pivot Farms: A Case Study

    UNL and Nature Conservancy partner with Arable to establish a network of sensors for better access to local weather data. Fifty miles is a long way to drive to check a rain bucket on a center pivot. That's the challenge Chase Johnson dealt with whenever he wanted to know exactly how much rain fell on one of his ...


    By Arable

  • Integration of the environment – flagship project for entire region - Case Study

    Location: Stowell Farms, Wiltshire (England) Capacity: 499 kWel Input materials: Manure, grass and maize silage, feed remains Features: Processes the slurry of 500 herds of cattle into high-quality fertilisers. Digestion facility brings in revenues and helps boost the image of agriculture Stowell ...


    By EnviTec Biogas AG

  • Investigating the development of shallow snowpacks on arable land, using comprehensive field observations and spatially distributed snow modelling

    Shallow (<1 m deep) snowpacks on agricultural areas are an important hydrological component in many countries, which determines how much meltwater is potentially available for overland flow, causing soil erosion and flooding at the end of winter. Therefore, it is important to understand the development of shallow snowpacks in a spatially distributed manner. This study combined field ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Ancient Trick for Soil Improvement

    Today, when every farmer is facing a battle of food production for a growing population, crop production has become much more intensive. These farm practices, which usually include monoculture, harm soil nutrient composition and deplete this valuable natural resource. Using the same crop on the same field keeps draining the soil of essential nutrients. Monoculture combined with intensive farm ...


    By Agrivi Ltd

  • Biobased Economy opportunities for North-Netherlands

    The three Northern provinces of the Netherlands could join forces to become a major producer and supplier of renewable resources for the regional production of ‘green’ chemicals, plastics and animal feed. This is one of the conclusions from research carried out by Wageningen University & Research, Greenlincs and the University of Groningen. Close collaboration with the German ...

  • A big slug year ahead?

    In addition to the weather, stubble clean-ups and green bridge carry-over are the two other major contributors, which means that high slug pellet usage on farms across the UK is likely this year, explains Justin Smith agronomist for Bartholomews Agri Food Ltd. “I work with farmers in the East Sussex and Kent areas, most of whom farm in vulnerable water catchment areas and are looking for ...


    By Certis UK

  • 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

  • The farmers' perceptions of ANPS pollution and its influencing factors in Poyang Lake Region, China

    Individual farmers represent the main management entities of agricultural production under the family-contract responsibility system in China, and thus play crucial roles in the prevention and control of agricultural nonpoint source (ANPS) pollution. The analysis of the farmers' perceptions of ANPS pollution as well as the factors affecting their perceptions can provide valuable information ...


    By IWA Publishing

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