Crop Cultivation News

  • Creating Better Soybeans

    In rows of petri dishes, soybean roots bathe in fluorescent light, an unremarkable site unless you work in the laboratory where they grow. The simplicity of the setup belies the complexity of the research that went into creating the roots. For decades, the genes of the seeds that produced these roots have been tinkered with to create a plant that resists a common and highly destructive soybean ...


    By Ohio State University

  • GRIMME & TOMRA join forces to offer integrated grading & sorting solutions

    Through the new partnership, GRIMME will distribute the TOMRA FPS so customers can purchase and deploy a single, integrated grading and sorting solution, including post-sale support. With the newly launched PowerCombi, GRIMME uses the combination of highly efficient mechanical separation mechanisms and electronic sorting to not ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH.

  • Silage experts return to LAMMA

    Producing quality silage is an essential part of modern farming. Offering free guidance on improving your silage making ...


  • World premiere for Grain Cloud

    At the Agritechnica exhibition in Hanover on November 12, the app Grain Cloud is presented as Skandia Elevator’s first software. It facilitates harvesting and storage as it provides a complete overview of all units and processes at the grain plant. The app collects information from the plant’s control system and shows, among other things, the transport systems and machines that are ...


    By Skandia Elevator

  • App ‘trained’ to spot crop disease, alert farmers

    Researchers win grant to further test app for smallholders App diagnoses deadly cassava diseases in field, sends alerts Roll-out in Africa needs engagement with farmers, says expert A team of scientists has received US$100,000 grant to refine a mobile application (app) that ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Easing the soil’s temperature

    Soil characteristics like organic matter content and moisture play a vital role in helping plants flourish. It turns out that soil temperature is just as important. Every plant needs a certain soil temperature to thrive. If the temperature changes too quickly, plants won’t do well. Their seeds won’t germinate or their roots will die. “Most plants are sensitive to extreme ...

  • New NGWA CEO begins

    The fifth full-time chief executive officer started at the National Ground Water Association as Terry Morse began today at the company’s headquarters in Westerville, Ohio. He met the NGWA staff in a morning welcome program where he talked briefly about his management style, his family, and his personal background. Morse, 52, comes to NGWA from RT Specialty LLC in Columbus, ...

  • High levels of glyphosate in agricultural soil: ‘Extension of approval not prudent.’

    There has been a great deal of discussion about the use and extension of the approval of use of glyphosate as a herbicide. Glyphosate is the most used herbicide in Europe. In 2016 the approval by the European Commission for the use of this agent expired. However, an extension of approval of use is currently being discussed. One of the conditions of this is that the agent cannot have a negative ...

  • Aviko Snowvalley Teams Up With Tomra Sorting Food For Its State-Of-The-Art French Fry Plant In China

    SnowValley Agricultural Group and Aviko Group, invested by the joint venture between the two leading potato product brands, have decided to once again team up with their long-term processing partner TOMRA Sorting Food, for the development of a new state-of-the-art French fry processing facility. Both SnowValley and Aviko listed sustainability, quality and processing ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH.

  • Watch Top tips for a successful maize harvest

    Many maize harvesters are taking to the fields early this year. Our latest video provides you with top tips for a successful maize harvest, to help you improve your maize quality and reduce waste. Watch the video here. What will you learn? How to achieve the correct dry ...


    By Volac International Ltd.

  • Moringa India discuss the Key Strategies to Successful Moringa Investments

    As Moringa is poised on the cusp of commercialization, Moringa investors have stepped up their efforts to develop a sustainable  source of a unique business proposition to exploit the opportunity , and some are already well on the road to success. However, with so many new projects coming up, and a lack of understanding of the Moringa Oleifera Plant and reliable information; lack of QPM ...


    By Advanced Biofuel Center

  • Leading Belgian “French” fries company selects AppliTek analyzers

    One of the fastest growing Belgian French fries companies has selected our analyzer technology to be deployed at one of their potato processing plants in Europe. The company produces fresh potato products, in all kind of forms, for deep frying, for boiling, for steaming, for frying, for microwaving. We would like to thank this highly successful family company for their confidence in AppliTek. ...


    By AppliTek NV

  • Rasping knives - new quality

    Spomasz has begun deliveries of rasping knives for potatoes to potato processing companies in Poland and abroad, which were manufactured using new and improved technology. Currently knives are manufactured having regard to best heat treatment techniques, which guarantees that knives manufactured feature constant and repeatable hardness and thus better service life and better efficiency of ...

  • Greener maize crops may need silage preservation rethink

    It is becoming ever more popular to harvest maize while it's still green. However there may be different requirements when it comes to silage preservation - do you know how to get the best from your maize harvest? More than three quarters of long-term forage maize growers are now harvesting the crop greener than they used to, according to a new survey of UK dairy farmers. However a substantial ...


    By Volac International 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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 Ltd.

  • 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

  • Measuring CO2 to Optimise the Bulk Storage of Food

    One of the major reasons for lost grain is spoilage due to mould or insect infestation during storage.2 To provide a constant supply of grain year-round, after grains are harvested they are often kept in long term storage. Maintaining the quality of stored grain is crucial, both to ensure the quality of the final food products, and to prevent economic losses for farmers. ...


    By Edinburgh Sensors Ltd

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