Crop Cultivation Articles

  • Should organic certification be banned for hydroponic crops?

    The USDA recommendation also includes banning aquaponics and aeroponics. The proposal would allow for some types of container production systemsthat meet the nitrogen formulas provided by the Crops Subcommittee. ...


    By Dosatron International Inc.

  • DOE Studies impact of drought on biomass products

    Researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) have linked changes in rainfall and other environmental stressors during crop growth to potential deleterious effects on biofuel production.  The study demonstrates that the effect of weather conditions on crop yields can significantly impact the downstream processing of those ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Meet the REL Beast with Henke’s new Mechanical Float

    Meet the REL Beast on our new YouTube video …https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DeBKY1bdrgQ Henke’s heavy duty plow is now available with our mechanical float feature which makes plow operation easy as it follows rugged vertical terrain. Couple it with our swivel back plate and you get the full gamut of coverage ...


    By Henke Manufacturing

  • Sub-micron Bovine Serum Albumin particles

    Innovative method for spray drying proteins with high yields. Spray-drying was shown to be a rapid, continuous, cost-effective, reproducible and scalable process for the production of dry powders from a liquid. Moreover, in the recent years, spray drying was identified by the pharmaceutical industry as a suitable method to produce protein particles used in pulmonary, nasal and oral ...


    By BÜCHI Labortechnik AG

  • Demystifying Light Levels for Cannabis Grows

    As more and more investors, opportunists and growers are jumping onto the green rush that is the cannabis industry right now there is also a big influx of folks who are learning as they go.  Lighting is a major purchase for this industry as a big margin of growers still prefer the better climate control and security of growing indoors and even those who choose to grow in a greenhouse are ...


    By P.L. Light Systems Inc.

  • Northam Wheat Trial – NPK Reduction - Case Study

    First of a five year trial producing wheat at reduced rates of NPK (50% to 75%). At Northam in the central wheatbelt of Western Australia in 2013, wheat cv. Eradu was sown into a pasture paddock to evaluate the effects of various rates of fertiliser in combination with Hibrix BB. Agras fertiliser was banded below the seed at sowing at 0, 25, 51, 75 or 99 kg/ha whilst Hibrix BB was applied to half ...


    By NW Solutions

  • Wheat Trial Report (2014/2015) - Case Study

    At Northam in the central wheatbelt of Western Australia in 2014, wheat cv. Eradu was sown into a wheat stubble paddock to evaluate the effects of various rates of fertiliser in combination with Hibrix BB. Agras fertiliser was banded below the seed at sowing at 0, 25, 51, 75 or 99 kg/ha whilst Hibrix BB was applied to half of each plot as a broadcast soil spray at 2.5 L/ha two days after sowing. ...


    By NW Solutions

  • Perfect Guide You Need For Growing Best Kratom Trees

    Kratom is a name for the result of the tree Mitragyna speciosa, which is locally available in Southeast Asia. It is mostly found in Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Borneo. It's herbal name is Mitragyna speciosa. Kratom is in an indistinguishable family from the Rubiaceae. The leaves of Kratom have been utilized as an herbal medication from ancient time by native people of Southeast Asia. ...


    By Enviro Frontier

  • Wheat Trial in Narembeen - Case Study

    Average wheat head was larger Average number of grains per head increased Average weight of each grain increased Input costs were ...


    By NW Solutions

  • 2014 Soyabean Trial - Case Study

    Results of studies carried out under growth room conditions indicated that Hibrix soil amendment can provide significant increases in the growth of wheat, soybean and canola.?In the summer of 2013, a field trial was conducted using soybeans as the indicator crop to test the effectiveness of Hibrix soil amendment for increasing plant growth and productivity under field conditions. The trial was ...


    By NW Solutions

  • Corn Production in the Bowen Food Basin - Case Study

    In Bowen, Queensland, in 2010, Hibrix was compared with a high NPK mineral fertiliser program for the production of maize cv. Hycorn 675IT on an alluvial sandy loam soil irrigated via sub-surface drip tape. At commercial harvest, cobs from 20 randomly selected plants per plot from were harvested, weighed and the length, girth at the cob base and length of tip not filled with kernels was measured. ...


    By NW Solutions

  • Pasture Trial – Waroona (2014/2015) - Case Study

    At Waroona in the Peel region of Western Australia in 2014, 12 by 1m square wire cattle cages were placed at random to evaluate the effects of Hibrix pasture treatment combined with 50kg/ha of super phosphate versus the growers standard fertiliser usage of 100kg/ha of super phosphate. The Hibrix treated plots produced significantly higher amounts of dry matter without any reduction in pasture ...


    By NW Solutions

  • Sugar Beet Harvest Simplified with Aire-O2 Tritons

    Overview: Sucrafor, a COSUMAR Groupe sugar beet processing plant in north east (Oriental) of Morocco, North Africa, designed a wastewater treatment plant to maintain high organic loads through anaerobic, anoxic, and aerated lagoons; as they crush more than 5,000 tons of sugar beets daily. Due to the high organic loads and tightening BOD/COD standards, Aeration Industries ...

  • Researchers model ways to control deadly maize disease

    Researchers have used mathematical modelling to develop techniques to combat two co-infecting viruses causing maize lethal necrosis (MLN) in Kenya. According to researchers who conducted the new study, because maize is a staple crop in Sub-Saharan Africa, the spread of MLN is ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Why are certain herbicides banned?

    Herbicides, also known as weedkillers, are chemical substances used to control and kill unwanted plants (weeds), leaving the desired plants unharmed. While these products are very useful for farmers, they are not always safe. In fact, many herbicides that were in common use around the world a few years ago are slowly being banned. In this blog post, we will look at a few herbicides that are used ...


    By NW Solutions

  • Solarpark Malching - Case Study

    Operator: MONDAS Gründstücks- Verwaltungsgesellschaft mbH Energy company: Stadtwerke Fürstenfeldbruck Location: Malching/Fürstenfeldbruck, Germany Commissioning date: July 2009 Completion time: 8 weeks Rated system power: 4.732 MWp Making green energy To start with, feelings ran high in the village of Malching which is part of Maisach: ...


    By Phoenix Solar AG

  • How will Cannabis legalization effect the retail hydroponics market?

    It’s no secret that there has been a massive Cannabis Boom in North America over the past several months with cannabis legalization looming in Canada and several states in the U.S. becoming legal. Investors continue to pour money into the industry. Even Snoop Dog is taking a break from his rap gig to get in on the action with celebrity endorsements and a new line of ganja. All of this ...


    By P.L. Light Systems Inc.

  • Produce Grower, August 2017 issue

    There may be no such thing as a perfect tomato, but due to research by Amy Bowen and Dave Liscombe at the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre, growers are one step closer to producing great ones. In 2012, the Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers put out a list of research priorities, and one of those priorities was to improve or differentiate flavor in tomatoes. The focus was on tomatoes on ...

  • Round baling of sugar beet pulp - Case study

    This is a case study of how the Flexus heavy duty round baling system is implemented at the sugar beet processing facility in Aarberg, Switzerland. Schweizer Zucker AG is baling around 30.000 tons of sugar beet pulp during the period of october to the end of the year. To meet demands and cover a wider range of usage, some of the beet pulp is baled during night time when normal transport and ...


    By Flexus Balasystem AB

  • Measuring CO2 to Optimise the Bulk Storage of Food

    Meeting the food requirements of a growing global population is becoming increasingly difficult. Despite the need for additional food, it is estimated that 50-60% of grain is lost after harvesting, at a cost of about $1 trillion per year.1 One of the major reasons for lost grain is spoilage due to mould or insect infestation during storage.2 To provide a ...


    By Edinburgh Instruments Ltd

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