Crop Growth Articles

  • 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.

  • 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 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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, ...

  • Yield Data Errors Today, Yield Costs Tomorrow

    Regardless of whether your yield data comes from your combine, grain cart, or from truck scales, each source has shortcomings that will not only influence your farm decisions but may also have a negative financial impact. ...


    By Granular, Inc.

  • Rolled vs. Machined Cutting Edge Disc Mower Knives Case Study

    Disc mower knives are used in mower conditioners to cut forage that will be dried and later gathered for cattle feed. There has been a long-standing debate between which knives are better: knives with a rolled cutting edge or the Kondex machined edge disc mower knives. Kondex participated in a recent study to answer this question. DMK Differences. As shown ...


    By Kondex Corporation

  • What Percentage of Cropland Acres Are Absentee Owned?

    According to the USDA’s 2014 Tenure, Ownership, and Transition of Agricultural Land (TOTAL) Survey, 39% of the 916M agricultural acres in the U.S. are rented. And a good portion of those rented acres are owned by individuals or partnerships who do not directly farm the land. There is speculation that absentee owners, cropland owners who don’t live on the farm they own, are a growing ...


    By Granular, Inc.

  • Hydrophobic Soils

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


    By Soil Doctors

  • 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

  • EPA Reverses Ban on Chlorpyrifos

    The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced that it is not yet ready to ban the use of chlorpyrifos on food crops, despite growing concerns from lawmakers and members of the public regarding its safety. The chemical – which is an organophosphate insecticide – is primarily used to control foliage and soil borne insect pests on food and feed ...


    By UL - The WERCS

  • 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

  • Blending and Bagging at Sungro Production Facility

    What’s In The Bag? A recent visit by FibreDust to the Sun Gro Horticulture blending facility, located just outside of Orlando, Florida, gave a glimpse into the business of soilless media and blending. The facility had a massive mixing and bagging line with 14 huge hoppers that added essential ingredients to soilless blends. Numerous tidy bunkers of various additives were scattered ...


    By Waterman Group

  • Science for Environment Policy

    The  economic  impact  of climate  change  on European agriculture A new study has estimated how changes to climate might affect the value of European farmland. Based on data for over 41 000 farms, the results suggest that their economic value could drop by up to 32%, depending on the climate scenario considered- Farms in southern Europe are particularly sensitive to ...

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