Crop Cultivation News

  • Simulating Agricultural Climate Change Scenarios using Controlled Growth Chambers

    Extreme weather, believed to result from climate change and increased atmospheric CO2 levels, is a concern for many. And beyond extreme events, global warming is also expected to impact agriculture.1,2   Although it is expected that climate change will significantly affect agriculture and cause decreases in crop yields, the full effects of climate change ...


    By Edinburgh Instruments Ltd

  • CropLife Asia Promotes Role of Plant Science & Benefits to Thai Farmers at Tech4Farmers Asia 2.0

    Dr. Siang Hee Tan, Executive Director of CropLife Asia, participated today at the Tech4Farmers Asia 2.0 event held in Bangkok. He took part on a panel looking at the issue of 'Creating an Enabling Environment for Market Access'.  "The population in Asia is projected to have one billion more people by 2050," said Dr. Tan. "Our farmers need to produce more food to feed a growing world while ...


    By CropLife Asia

  • Can food be produced on floating islands?

    Yes, it can! Today the first of the vegetables were harvested and tasted at the Wageningen University & Research Applied (WUR) Arable and Vegetable Research test location in Lelystad, the Netherlands. In mid-May the small-scale test island was launched by Stichting Drijvende Eilanden (The floating islands foundation) in partnership with the Wageningen University & Research Science Shop. ...

  • How to use non-crop plants

    This is the fifth article in a six-part series providing practical information of an overall IPM program. Vineland investigates the role of non-crop plants for pest and disease management. These plants are not grown to sell, but only to create an environment that is detrimental to pests and diseases and/or beneficial to biological control ...

  • Carbon cycling in forest soils research presented

    Just as individual humans have different microbial communities in their guts, the microbial communities living in soils vary from site to site as well. Recent research compared the decomposition rates of wood stakes over eight sites to gain an understanding of soil microbes in forests. The activity of soil microbes can also tell a story of the value of carbon storage in soil. The ...


    By American Society of Agronomy

  • Alaska’s climate, soils, highlighted at meeting

    Alaska is the topic of two important presentations at this year’s Managing Global Resources for a Secure Future ASA, CSSA, SSSA International Annual Meeting in Tampa, FL. The meeting is sponsored by the American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and the Soil Science Society of America. Media are invited to a showing of “Between Earth and ...

  • Not just for bugs

    The use of biological control has been steadily increasing in both ornamental and vegetable greenhouse crops. Since many disease-management programs rely on the use of preventative measures, the use of microbial biocontrol agents should be a natural fit. Why aren’t more growers using them? At Vineland Research and Innovation Centre, we’ve been putting biological products to the ...

  • A new greenhouse tomato for all to love

    There’s a plant inside the greenhouse at Vineland Research and Innovation Centre (Vineland) that could change the tomato eating experience forever. It is part of ongoing research by a Vineland team of plant breeders, biochemists and consumer specialists to discover a more flavourful greenhouse tomato.  ...

  • Save time and improve silage quality with ULV application

    Paul Ecclestone of Paul Ecclestone Contracting has been in the business for 32 years and is seeing first hand the increase in the use of silage additives in order to improve silage quality. Farmers are now taking three to four cuts, and many are using a silage additive to get more milk out of forage, rather than buying in feed. One of the biggest practical innovations Paul has seen to date is ...


    By Volac International Limited

  • Is Vertical Farming Here to Stay?

    Farmers growing vertically, in a warehouse, say they can grow 100 times more greens per square foot than traditional farms. Videos and articles are popping up everywhere about new vertical farms opening. An article from Business Insider features a new farm called ...


    By Dosatron International Inc.

  • Nursery Sprayer Solution: LEE Avenger

    The tractors at Fairview Evergreen Nursery in Pennsylvania were getting old and hard to service. Therefore, they needed a modern nursery sprayer for trees and bushes. Some Nursery Sprayer History Fairview used outdated and highly customized ...


    By LeeAgra, Inc.

  • Rust on Corn More Prevalent This Summer

    Resembling rust on a pickup, a fungal disease that can afflict corn has been confirmed in a higher than usual number of cornfields in southern Ohio. Southern rust (pictured above) and common rust have attacked a higher than usual number of southern Ohio fields this year. Every year, some Ohio farmers find southern or common rust on their corn plants, but this year both diseases have been more ...


    By Ohio State University

  • Capillary electrophoresis used for the determination of different sugars in grapevine tissues

    Recently, Dr. María F. Silva and her colleagues from the Institute of Agricultural Biology of Mendoza, Argentina, have published an article dedicated to the determination of different sugars in ...


    By Lumex Instruments Group

  • Three step plan for late-cut grass

    Why? Because improved grass growth towards the end of the season has the potential to produce silage quality similar to first cut. True, it may not yield as well. But it has the capacity to deliver good protein and energy levels. Which is exactly what’s needed for more litres of milk from forage. And, if you are on a multi-cut system, you may be glad of that extra ...


    By Volac International Limited

  • Chinese astronauts use the WET Sensor to help grow lettuce in space

    Delta-T Devices has revealed that their multi-parameter WET Sensor has been used by Chinese astronauts aboard the Tiangong-2 Space Lab. Tiangong-2, whose name means “Heavenly Palace”, was launched on 15th Sept 2016, and is designed to allow Chinese scientists to test the life support technologies needed to create a permanently staffed Space Station by 2022. Two Chinese astronauts ...


    By Delta-T Devices Ltd.

  • Maytree Nurseries - Thrilled With their Tobroco-Giant Loader!

    Brian May, owner of Maytree Nurseries is ecstatic with his newly purchased TOBROCO-GIANT Loader. With mountains of tasks to tackle on a daily basis, Brian needed a machine that would help him lower his hours of work, and do multiple jobs with just one machine! TOBROCO-GIANT Loaders are known for being multi-purpose, unique machines, and the V452T X-TRA is no exception! With a tipping load of ...

  • MOMAX3 Moringa Perennial Cultivar success enhances Global Moringa Potential

    Advanced Biofuel Center has launched the commercial planting programme for its new MOMAX3 Moringa variety, which has already drawn strong interest from potential growers because it has a number of advantages over the other existing varieties, said Advanced Biofuel Center chief executive Dp Maharshi in a statement today. Advanced Biofuel Center(ABC) has unveiled the Moringa oil ...


    By Advanced Biofuel Center

  • One Topic, Multiple Requirements, Individual Solutions

    Salmonella in your cheese or chocolate, horse meat instead of beef as labelled on the packaging, toxic arsenic in rice or high mercury levels in fish - food scandals and warnings from consumer authorities regularly grab our attention. The quality and safety of food we consume directly affects us all. And food safety covers many different facets of the industry. Not only confirming that food is ...


    By Analytik Jena AG

  • New Manure Sidedress Method Lowers Fertilizer Costs, Increases Yields

    With corn needing nitrogen, and pigs and cattle producing a lot of it, anything that offers a better way to use their waste to fortify crops should intrigue farmers. Two agriculture experts at The Ohio State University have redesigned a metal tractor attachment so that it allows farmers to put manure on a field while crops are ...


    By Ohio State University

  • Canada 150: Hunger for tomatoes turns Canada into greenhouse superpower

    It's a burgeoning empire under glass. Canadian farmers now earn more from greenhouse vegetables than from eggs or potatoes. Vineland Research and Innovation Centre has spent $10 million to build a one-acre test greenhouse, which opened last year. “Growing local food in the soil is a limited opportunity for food sovereignty in Canada,” said Jim Brandle, Vineland’s chief ...

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