Crop Cultivation Articles

  • CASE STUDY - Surfactant Enhanced Extraction of Carbon Tetrachloride at an Active Grain Elevator

    Current Site Conditions • Groundwater and soil data indicate impacts of fumigant constituents of concern (COCs), primarily carbon tetrachloride, resulting from historical operations associated with fumigant storage tanks and application. • Groundwater is encountered at the site approximately 7 to 8 feet below ground surface (bgs). Lithology within the source zone generally consists of ...


    By Ivey International Inc.

  • Hit the Spring Planting Target with Hydraulic Down Force

    Will Hutchinson enjoys a good challenge, especially when it comes to improving production on his row crop, wheat and alfalfa farm near Murfreesboro, Tennessee. So when he saw the opportunity to leverage Ag Leader’s Hydraulic Down Force system to prevent a common problem and improve his planting operations on acres where he plants cover crops, he jumped at the chance. Two years later, ...


    By Ag Leader Technology

  • Pressure Measurement For Agricultural Applications

    A couple months ago we took a brief look at how the agriculture industry is turning to automation and data to help monitor product and resource levels, enabling farmers and ranchers to be proactive, rather reactive, about the needs and conditions of their businesses. We all agreed that there are plenty of opportunities for level measurement in the modern agriculture industry. But what of pressure ...

  • 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

  • The gas upgrading plant in Beetzendorf (Germany) - Case Study

    Location: Beetzendorf (Germany) Capacity: 350 m³/h biomethane Inputmaterials: Pig slurry, poultry manure, maize silage, grass silage Features: Plant delivers ca. 36 million kilowatt hours (kWh/a) of green energy and can supply 1,800 households with gas 36 million kilowatt hours (kWh) of green energy per ...


    By EnviTec Biogas AG

  • Unpacking and cleaning of waste materials in Ribeauvillé (France) - Case Study

    Location: Ribeauvillé (France) Capacity: 1,4 MWel Input materials: Cattle slurry, renewable resources, waste materials from the food industry Features: Separate hygienisation plant with a capacity of 25,000 t/a. The biogas plant AGRIVALOR ENERGIE The project was initiated by 3 farmers ...


    By EnviTec Biogas AG

  • Steering for Yield, Comfort in the Field

    The return on investment of GPS automated steering systems is almost never argued anymore. GPS technology has been proven to reduce overlap, resulting in fuel savings and productivity gains that farms of all sizes can appreciate. However, in my experience, the leading reason that farms today invest in a steering system is operator comfort. Many ...


    By Ag Leader Technology

  • Top Blog Posts of 2017

    Dear reader, we hope you and your loved ones enjoyed a wonderful festive holiday season and, of course, wish you all the best for the new year. ...

  • Faecal sludge reuse in Birendranagar, Nepal: a case study of the world health organisation's multiple barrier approach

    This case study presents an innovative initiative to facilitate safe reuse of faecal sludge (FS) by introducing the World Health Organisation's multi-barrier approach within a Farmer Field Schools framework for participatory experiential learning. A novel FS treatment process based on fermentation by ‘effective organisms’ (EM) was piloted to test the feasibility, safety and acceptability of ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • What a year – 2017 highlights and a look at what’s next!

    As 2017 draws to a close, UNTHA UK’s managing director Marcus Brew reflects on another massive year for the company before offering a sneaky peek into what’s coming up in the 12 months ahead… “12 months is a long time in any business, let alone one changing as quickly as ours. So, I hope all of our clients, partners and suppliers can look back fondly on 2017, proud of ...


    By UNTHA UK LTD

  • Studying the Effect of Global Warming on Tropical Crops

    Researchers have long been using impact studies to study the effects of climate change on cocoa growth. These studies mimic conditions predicted at the end of the century1 such as higher levels of drought and higher levels of atmospheric CO2. Studies have shown that increased levels of CO2 may help offset the negative effects of reduced water availability on the ...


    By Edinburgh Sensors Ltd

  • Plant growth and nutrient uptake in treatment wetlands for water with low pollutant concentration

    The objective of this study was to determine how macrophytes commonly used in treatment wetlands (TWs) respond to water with low pollutant concentration. We measured pollutant removal efficiency and compared growth and nutrient uptake of five macrophytes in demonstration scale units (volume >40 m3) irrigated by water with pollutant concentrations representative of average urban stormwater ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Plan your fruit frost protection

    Planning your fruit frost protection for the winter and spring is simple enough to do. With a few methods and tips for understanding what is the best kind of protection your crops need, you can survive the winter with little stress or worry. With our article, you will discover these very tricks for how to best use water irrigation for your crops to keep them from freezing. It is essential to keep ...


    By Kim Engineering Solutions

  • Adsorption and desorption of uranium(VI) onto humic acids derived from uranium-enriched lignites

    Humic acids (HAs) were extracted and characterized from three kinds of uranium-enriched lignites from Yunnan province, China. Batch experiments were used to study the adsorption and desorption behavior of uranium (VI) onto these HAs and a commercial HA. The results showed that the optimum pH level at which all the HAs adsorbed uranium(VI) ranged from 5 to 8. The high uranium content of the HAs ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • December Composting Roundup

    Houston, Texas: Composting Sites Weather Hurricane Harvey The LETCO Group LLC, which does business as Living Earth™, is a Dallas-based composting and mulch production company with 18 processing facilities that include retail yards located in the Dallas-Ft. Worth region and Houston, and 3 stand-alone retail yards. BioCycle contacted Mark Rose, president and CEO of The LETCO Group, to ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Organic Fertilizer Benefits

    Organic Fertilizer Benefits – Why not use synthetic fertilizers? It’s a reasonable question. After all, nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium ARE chemicals, so where is the advantage in these bags of heavy, grainy stuff, that need to be measured and mixed and then dug in, when you can just pick up a small plastic bottle of the blue stuff? There are several organic fertilizer ...


    By Organiksa SA

  • Hydrophobic Soils

    Water is the driving force of all nature. “Hydrophobicity” (  ...


    By Soil Doctors

  • Glendale, AZ, Treatment plant protected by SewerGard - Case study

    Project: Glendale West WWTP Expansion Location: Glendale, Arizona Owner: City of Glendale Engineer: Malcolm Pirnie - Phoenix, AZ General Contractor: Sundt Constructors, Inc. - Tempe, AZ Applicator: Optco - Gilbert, AZ Sauereisen Representative: Roger Bird, RNS Distributing, LLC Products: No. 210T SewerGard Method of ...


    By Sauereisen Inc.

  • Healthy ways to keep out critters and bugs

    Let’s face it: Most people hate pesky invaders in their home. But that seldom stops critters and bugs to find a way in. When temperatures drop, a natural response is to seek warmer and cozier surroundings -- not just for people but for all kinds of creatures. Most homeowners are aware and on the lookout for signs that critters and insects try to invade their buildings and living spaces. ...


    By Allerair Industries

  • Simulating the Effect of Climate Change on Agriculture

    Increased atmospheric CO2 levels and climate change are believed to contribute to extreme weather conditions, which is a major concern for many. And beyond extreme events, global warming is also predicted to affect agriculture.1,2 While climate change is expected to affect agriculture and reduce crop yields, the complete ...


    By Edinburgh Sensors Ltd

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