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  • Blockbuster success for Addfield at this years Pig and Poultry Exhibition

    Fantastic success at the 2018 Pig and Poultry show Record number of visitors came to see our agricultural incinerators With the sun bearing down on us during the first day of the show the Addfield team began a truly tremendous two-day exhibition at the bi-annual Pig and Poultry show in Warwickshire. ...

  • Meet the REL Beast with Henke’s new Mechanical Float

    Meet the REL Beast on our new YouTube video …https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DeBKY1bdrgQ Henke’s heavy duty plow is now available with our mechanical float feature which makes plow operation easy as it follows rugged vertical terrain. Couple it with our swivel back plate and you get the full gamut of coverage ...


    By Henke Manufacturing

  • A History of Massey Ferguson Tractors

    We’ve recently acquired an old Massey Ferguson tractor, a MF35X. It’s a project we’re undertaking here at Farm Tech to restore it to its former glory and get this old workhorse running again. From our research we’ve discovered that our Little Red Fergie is a 60s child, production of this model in the UK started in 1962 from Massey Ferguson’s factor in Banner Lane ...


    By Farm Tech Supplies Ltd.

  • The Best Practices for Using Plant Residues

    Plant residue are crop materials such as stems, leaves, and roots, that are left on the field after the harvest. In the past, farmers considered crop residue to be trash, that was usually destroyed by fire. However, today this practice is not recommended and highly is not used by farmers. There are two different ways to manage crop residues. The first method is tillage prior planting when plant ...


    By Agrivi Ltd

  • Connections: New Green Revolution

    We are in need of a new revolution in how food is grown. A growing population in combination with climate change has put heavy pressure on our current system. The last time this happened (about 50 years ago) we had the Green Revolution to save the day. Major improvements in crop breeding and the use of synthetic fertilizers and pesticides resulted in enormous yield gains in farms across Asia, ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Giant black-grass requires lock stock approach

    Nigel Riches, Arable Technical Specialist for Certis, explains what he’s been seeing in the field. “Black-grass is a problem that in the past has generally been confined to the main arable areas, in the east of the country. “But increasingly we’re seeing this pernicious weed spreading further west each season. Where previously black-grass has not been a big issue in the ...


    By Certis UK

  • Let’s stop treating our soil like dirt

    One of the most underappreciated resources on our planet, soil does much more than grow crops The United Nations’ International Year of Soils is hardly a media darling. Maybe it’s because many people are like me, who recall Mom’s words: “Take off your shoes! Don’t bring dirt ...


    By Ensia

  • Agroecology can help fix our broken food system. Here’s how.

    The various incarnations of the sustainable food movement need a science with which to approach a system as complex as food and farming. This story was co-published with Food Tank, a nonprofit organization focused on building a global community for safe, healthy, nourished eaters. Thumb through U.S. newspapers any day in early 2015, and you could find stories on ...


    By Ensia

  • The optimization of the paddy field irrigation scheduling using mathematical programming

    In planting rice, a significant amount of irrigation water is required to prepare the farmlands and do transplanting and this is directly related to the number of machines and workers available; that is, the more the length of plowing and transplanting process due to the lack of required machinery and labor, the more the water volume consumed. Therefore, in such conditions, it is important to ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • MPPE for Schering Plough - Organon Oss (The Netherlands) case study

    Specifications: Pharmaceutical Raw Materials supplier Groundwater treatment Flowrate 40 m3/hr Aromatics, chlorinated hydrocarbons (250 ppm) Effluent < 0.5 ppm Fe 48 ppm, Ca 65 ppm Performance guaranteed ...

  • Disruptive Innovation Festival

    The Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s first-ever Distributive Innovation Festival debuts online Oct. 20. Over the course of four weeks, the DIF will provide an online space for entrepreneurs, businesses, thought leaders and learners from around the world to explore how we might shape a circular economy. DIF ...


    By Ensia

  • A tool and methodology for designing the optimisation activities of a logistic system – case study

    The current economic crisis combined with increasing fuel costs raises awareness that in value chains the logistics represents a large portion of costs and hence modern companies are increasingly interested in investments in research and development of specialised fleet optimisation tools. A new tool and methodology that enable the end-user to carry out a logistic research and optimisation in a ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 3 Things To Think About Before Buying Your Thanksgiving Turkey

    Thanksgiving is time for celebration of family, football, and friends, sandwiched between platters of turkey, stuffing, and pumpkin pie. But when you head out to pick up those last minute ingredients for your Thanksgiving feast, you may want to consider just how much food won’t get eaten at your table. Recent ...

  • Denver international airport case study

    Denver International Airport (DIA) serves 22 commercial airlines, offering non-stop service to more than 150 destinations worldwide. In 2008, DIA handled over 51,000,000 passengers. With an airport elevation of 5,431 feet and 53 square miles of property, Denver International Airport has a historical reputation for massive snow-fall — at times, even overnight. DIA’s snow removal is ...

  • Dutch dealer creates Tricycle Valtra for customer

    In early March we visited W. and J. Schutte on their arable farm in Nagele, the Netherlands. The agricultural countryside in the Northeast Polder region is beautiful, and the sun is shining. The company is making itself ready for the first fieldwork in springtime. The previous day the Schuttes took delivery of two new Valtra N143 HiTech3 tractors, but they are not identical; on one, the front ...

  • Kentucky - Golf Homes Development case study

    Site: County Club Golf Homes Location: Elizabethtown Kentucky The Country Club Golf Homes (CCGH) located in Elizabethtown, Kentucky is a shining example of how technology, engineering, and land development can come together to make unsuitable land suitable for onsite wastewater dispersal. In late 2001, the CCGH developers required ...


    By Quanics Incorporated

  • Re-coupling the carbon and water cycles by Natural Sequence Farming

    The techniques of Natural Sequence Farming (NSF) were developed during hands-on management of degraded farmland in the Upper Hunter Valley region of Australia. Early settlement of the continent by people with European cultural assumptions disrupted established interactions of water, soil, and plants resulting in lost fertility. Moreover, agricultural practices such as clearing, burning, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Grand Canyon Trust, Flagstaff, Arizona - Case study

    Project Name: Grand Canyon Trust Product: Gravelpave2  Application: Parking Lot City: Flagstaff State/Province: Arizona Install Date: June 1997 Install Size: 650 m2 (6996 sq ...


    By Invisible Structures, Inc.

  • Courtyard by Marriott, St. Charles, Michigan - Case study

    Project Name: Courtyard by Marriott Product: Grasspave2  Application: Fire Lane City: St. Charles State/Province: Michigan Install Date: November 1999 Install Size: 120 m2 (1,292 sq ...


    By Invisible Structures, Inc.

  • Wheat and sorghum residue removal for expanded uses increases sediment and nutrient loss in runoff

    Received for publication January 16, 2009. Crop residue removal for expanded uses such as feedstocks for cellulosic ethanol production may increase loss of sediment and nutrients in runoff. We assessed on-farm impacts of variable rates of residue removal from no-till winter wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) and plow till grain sorghum [Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench] on sediment, soil organic carbon ...

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