Crop Growth Articles

  • How LED and HPS Lighting affects air and leaf temperature

    How LED and HPS Lighting can affect air and leaf temperature: The Effects of Convective Heat vs. Radiant Heat As growers are educating themselves more on different lighting technologies, we have been faced with questions many times over about what effects different light sources have on temperature and crop production; what is the difference between Convection Heat and Radiant ...


    By P.L. Light Systems Inc.

  • Annual Output 30,000 tons double roller granulator NPK fertilizer production process

    Nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium, which are the major nutrients in soil, cannot meet the needs of crop growth, so fertilizers containing nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium are needed to supplement them. Fertilizer can not only improve soil fertility, but also is an important measure to improve crop yield per unit area.Fertilizer is the most fundamental and important material input in ...

  • The difference between organic fertilizer and chemical fertilizer

    Difference between organic fertilizer and chemical fertilizer Chemical fertilizer, manufactured by chemical or physical methods, containing one or more nutrient elements for crop growth. Also known as inorganic fertilizers, including nitrogen, phosphate, potash, micronutrients, compound fertilizers, etc. It has strong pertinence and quick effect. There are many kinds of chemical ...

  • A sunflower seed producer of Syngenta achieved bird damage reduction - Case Study

    Location: Tunuyan, Mendoza, Argentina Application context: Sunflower, seed production Problem definition: Birds destroying the sunflowers and eating the seeds Bird species: Pigeons (Columbidae) and parrots (Psittaciformes) Time of the year with bird problems: January – February Time of the day with bird problems: From dusk till dawn Number ...


    By Bird Control Group

  • N-(N-butyl)thiophosphoric triamide/NBPT

    Urease inhibitor is a kind of substance that can inhibit the activity of soil urease, and it is a new technology which has been studied in urea or nitrogen compound fertilizer. Using soil urease inhibitor can effectively slow decomposition of urea into ammonia process, reduce soil NH4 + and NH3 concentration, soil fertility and crop fertilizer synchronization. NBPT is the most effective ...

  • The biofertilizer production method and process

    Bio-organic fertilizer has high organic matter content, can improve soil, improve soil physical and chemical properties, enhance soil water retention, fertilizer conservation and fertilizer supply, and alleviate soil compaction caused by long-term use of chemical fertilizers; beneficial microorganisms in bio-organic fertilizer enter soil and soil Microorganisms form a symbiotic relationship with ...

  • Fish Farm Upgrade in India - Case Study

    AquaLifeNet has helped the Sultan Fish Farm in India to upgrade and expand their fish farming operation to produce a more valuable crop using our unique aquaculture system. The Sultan Farm is located in the town of Butana in the Haryana district north of Delhi. They had been growing an annual crop of 15-20 tonnes of carp fish in earth ponds, but they decided to expand and ...


    By AquaLifeNet

  • 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, ...

  • CO2 Foliar Spray Effects on Cannabis Growth (Hybrid Strain) Case Study

    Indoor use of C02 gassing has enhanced plant yields for over 60 years. However, over 50% of the C02 gas is typically lost through ventilation. Current greenhouse C02 gassing levels of up to 1500 PPM are also not ideal for worker health and safety. GRO's safer dissolved C02 foliar spray can be used by indoor and outdoor plant growers with minimal C02 gas lost and greater plant bioavailability ...


    By CO2 GRO Inc.

  • CO2 GRO Guelph Lettuce Trials Case Study

    Lettuce Growth Trials were carried out at the Controlled Environment Systems Research Facility at the University of Guelph as a part of a larger trial utilizing CO2 GRO Inc.’s licensed gas infusion technology for the growth of all plants using CO2. This report deals only with the lettuce growth trial aspects. Two lettuce crops produced during the trial produced 33% and 100% increases in ...


    By CO2 GRO Inc.

  • The Importance of Leaf Area Index (LAI) in Environmental and Crop Research

    Leaf Area Index (LAI), which is used as a measure in hundreds of studies on forests, crops, climate and the environment, is calculated as half the area of all leaves per unit area of ground. It is measured as the leaf area (m2 ) per ground area (m–2) and is unit-less. So, a plant with a LAI of 2 has an amount of leaves that can cover a given area two times. LAI is calculated for a plant or ...


    By CID Bio-Science, Inc.

  • How to make optimal condition for growing vegetables

    The competition between vegetable producers, high production costs, expensive seeds and many other factors, mean that vegetable producers want to provide optimal conditions for their cropping. They want to get the best product that will meet the high customer’s needs. In addition to investing in seeds, fertilizers and plant protection products, you need the suitable equipment. This will ...


    By Weremczuk Agromachines

  • The difference between organic fertilizer and chemical fertilizer

    The difference between organic fertilizer and chemical fertilizer Difference Chemical fertilizer, manufactured by chemical or physical methods, containing one or more nutrient elements for crop growth. Also known as inorganic ...

  • Organic fertilizer and compound fertilizer combination granulating production line

    Organic fertilizer and compound fertilizer combination granulating production line With the continuous development of science and technology, the requirement for fertilizer in agriculture is getting higher and higher. For different crops, different ...

  • Organic fertilizer drum granulator production line

    Organic fertilizer drum granulator production line Organic fertilizers are rich in nutrients needed for crop growth and can continuously supply crops with them.In addition to mineral nutrients, the decomposition of organic matter in soil produces carbon dioxide, which can be used as ...

  • Electronic sow feeding system

    In 2013, the company Börde Porc GmbH & Co. KG set up a modern sow management farm in one of the most fertile plains of Germany, the so-called "Magdeburg Börde". The new houses provide space for around 2,400 productive sows and 600 gilts. Once again, Big Dutchman was allowed to prove its capability by providing the required sow equipment.  To date, Börde Porc's location ...


    By Big Dutchman

  • Nitrogen Fixers

    Here’s a bit of geeky plant science. On this image of the roots of white clover, you can plainly see bumps along the roots that are called nodules. Over millions of years, the plant has evolved a symbiotic relationship with certain species of soil-dwelling bacteria called Rhizobia. This group of bacteria has the ability to take nitrogen from the atmosphere and “fix” it by ...


    By West Coast Seeds

  • Why We Launched Indigo Marketplace

    The system by which we grow and distribute grain is well over a hundred years old. In the early 1900s, with significant urban migration, came the need for an efficient way to transport crops from rural areas to city centers. This led to the development of a commodity system, in which growers brought their harvested grain to silos where it was mixed with their neighbors’. Growers were paid a ...


    By Indigo Ag, Inc

  • Top 10 Tips To Improve Plant Quality

    1) Venting – it’s crucial to keep air movement and temperatures at the optimum levels. 2) Watering at the right times – and just importantly in the correct fashion! Make sure plants are grown nearby those with similar needs so plants with a need for a lot of water will be apart from those with dryer needs. 3) Keep roots strong – as fertilizers are applied and plants grow, ...

  • Satellite based drought monitoring and crop yield forecasting in the Sahel region - Case Study

    The Sahelian zone of West Africa is 400 to 800 km high and more than 4000 km wide. It is one of the very large semi-arid zones of the world, and rainfall is both scarce add highly irregular. To mitigate the effects of drought in the Sahel, flexible response polities and mechanisms are required for different production systems, protection measures, and decision making. Unfortunately, quantitative, ...

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