Harvesting Systems Articles

  • Gomselmash At Agrosalon 2016: Summarizing The Results

    As we wrote earlier, from 4 to 7 October VI International Specialized Exhibition of agricultural machinery and equipment AGROSALON 2016 took place in the exhibition center "Crocus Expo" (Moscow). More than 500 companies from 26 countries represented their innovative and advanced products and the flagship machinery. Joint exhibition stand of "Gomselmash" with its lead partner in ...


    By Gomselmash

  • Managing slug pressure during harvest

    Growers should be mindful that slugs can thrive when there is no leaf canopy to protect the crop. This, combined with heavy rainfall and reports of increased slug populations this year, mean that good slug control at harvest is paramount. Top tips for slug control during harvest: Attention to detail During harvest focus on your attention ...


    By Certis UK

  • Case study - Benefits of ethylene removal in the conservation of peaches and nectarines

    A recently-published scientific article has shown the benefits of  ethylene removal with Bioconservacion technology for the quality and shelf life of peaches and nectarines. The main causes of post-harvest losses of peaches and nectarines include metabolic changes, reduced firmness of the flesh, mechanical damage and physiological disorders (internal browning). Peaches and nectarines are ...


    By Bioconservacion SA

  • Benefits of Ethylene Removal in the Conservation of Peaches and Nectarines.

    A recently-published scientific article has shown the benefits of ethylene removal with Bioconservacion technology for the quality and shelf life of peaches and nectarines. The main causes of post-harvest losses of peaches and nectarines include metabolic changes, reduced firmness of the flesh, mechanical damage and physiological disorders (internal browning). Peaches and nectarines are ...


    By Bioconservacion SA

  • Bioconservacion in International Banana Congress of CORBANA & ACORBAT

    Bioconservacion ethylene absorption solutions present at the most important banana congress The 6th International Banana Congress, organised by CORBANA and ACORBAT, took place in Miami from 19 to 22 April. It is undoubtedly the most important technical, scientific, agro-industrial and commercial gathering of the banana industry in the world. Experts from around the world spoke of ...


    By Bioconservacion SA

  • New FarmLogs hardware device automatically creates Yield Maps

    Today from InfoAg, FarmLogs, the leading all-in-one field monitoring platform and trusted partner to over 25% of U.S. row crop farms, announced the release of FarmLogs Flow, the first connected machine product to generate instant yield maps. The small plug-in hardware device integrates with the FarmLogs platform and automatically creates yield maps, eliminating the complex and manual time ...


    By TractorExport

  • Urban farming is booming, but what does it really yield?

    City-based agriculture produces 15 to 20 percent of food globally. In the U.S., its benefits go far beyond nutrition. This story was produced in collaboration with the Food & Environment Reporting Network, a non-profit investigative news organization. ...


    By Ensia

  • Designing a rainwater harvesting system for urban green roof irrigation

    Green roof systems have been suggested to ease the growing urban environmental problems resulting from rapid urbanization. However, the irrigation of green roofs heavily depends on using precious potable water and consequently generates negative environmental effects. Rainwater has been recommended to address this dilemma, but the design method has not been well developed. In this study, the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • USDA amends BCAP

    Last week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued a final rule amending the Biomass Crop Assistance Program (BCAP) to implement changes required by the 2014 Farm Bill. BCAP provides ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • The developmental neurotoxicity of PBDEs: Effect of DE‐71 on dopamine in zebrafish larvae

    The potential neurotoxicity of polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) is still a great concern. In the present study, we investigated whether exposure to PBDEs could affect the neurotransmitter system and cause developmental neurotoxicity in zebrafish. Two hours post fertilization (hpf) zebrafish embryos were exposed to different concentrations of the PBDE mixture DE‐71 (0‐100 µg/L). The ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Plene - increasing yields case study

    PLENE is an innovative yield-increasing technology for sugar cane, due to be launched in 2011. PLENE sugar cane segments are treated with seed care applications to protect them in early growth stages. Planting is faster and easier than conventional methods. This will reduce the costs of sugar cane planting by 15 percent per hectare. Our development team is working with leading agricultural ...


    By Syngenta

  • Effect of calcium dips combined with mild heating on postharvest life and quality of strawberry

    The effect of calcium dips combined with mild heat treatment on quality and postharvest life of strawberries (cv. BARI strawberry–1) was studied. Immediately after harvest, strawberries were treated by dipping in distilled water, CaCl2 solutions at 1%, 2% and 3% for 15 min at 45°C and left untreated. Subsequently, the fruits were stored at 10°C with 80 ± 5% RH for 8 days. The effectiveness of the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Microalgal oil production for use in rice farms in Albufera (València) region

    In the Albufera (València) region of Spain, rice has been farmed for nearly 500 years. Post-harvest flooding of rice fields has become an integral element of wetland refuge for migratory birds. The steady rise in the cost of purchased inputs is causing considerable economic stress to the viability of rice farming in this region. In 2011, it has been estimated the cost of purchased diesel ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Effects of chitosan–based coatings containing peppermint essential oil on the quality of post–harvest papaya fruit

    Edible coatings comprised of antimicrobial polymers based on chitosan are promising technologies to preserve post–harvest fruit quality. In this study, we investigated the potential utility of a coating made from chitosan modified by N–acylation with fatty acid to preserve post–harvest papaya quality. Peppermint essential oil (EO) was added to the chitosan–based coatings as an antifungal agent. A ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Identifying causes of mechanical defects and critical control points in fruit supply chains: an overview of a banana supply chain

    The issue of food losses is of high importance in the efforts to combat hunger, raise income and improve food security in many developing countries. Therefore, there is need to minimise food losses in agri–food supply chains. This study was conducted with the aim to identify causes of mechanical defects in banana fruit supply chain in Zimbabwe and to also establish critical control points at ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 3 Signs of progress in curbing the illegal wood trade

    The global market for wood and other forest products is changing quickly. The industry has long struggled to address the problem of illegal logging, which damages diverse and valuable forests and creates economic losses of up to $10 billion a year. In some wood-producing countries, illegal logging accounts for 50-90 percent of total ...

  • Effect of O3 and O3/H2O2 on algae harvesting using chitosan

    We examined the effects of pre-oxidation using ozone (O3) and a combination of O3 and hydrogen peroxide (O3/H2O2) on algae suspensions and their harvesting. Inactivation of algae cells, release of intracellular organic matter (IOM), mineralization of extracellular organic matter (EOM), and changes in molecular weight distribution of EOM were found after ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Carlton Court Hospital part of the Norfolk and Waveney Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust case study

    About Carlton Court Hospital Carlton Court Hospital is part of the Norfolk and Waveney Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, serving the Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft areas, with a mix of elderly and adult inpatient and outpatient services, as well as Team base for the community mental health nurses. A new Adult facility completed in 2005 already contains some green credentials such as ...


    By powerPerfector

  • Old and new knowledge combine to protect Fiji`s fish

    Efforts to protect precious marine biodiversity by combining science and local knowledge are difficult but can work, reports Naomi Antony. Along the coastline of Fiji, threatened fishing communities have been combining the ancient and the new in their fight to conserve precious marine resources. Together with traditions remembered from centuries ago and community approaches ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Bumper 2011 Grain Harvest Fails to Rebuild Global Stocks

    The world’s farmers produced more grain in 2011 than ever before. Estimates from the U.S. Department of Agriculture show the global grain harvest coming in at 2,295 million tons, up 53 million tons from the previous record in 2009. Consumption grew by 90 million tons over the same period to 2,280 million tons. Yet with global grain production actually falling short of consumption in 7 ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

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