Sowing Articles

  • MagFans are whisper quiet - Bettapork, Australia - Case Study

    MagFans are whisper quiet and consume far less power than any other similar size fans on our farm. Bettapork in Queensland, Australia, is a 2000 sow full line production with three individual sites for sows, weaners and finishers. Laurie Brosnan is one of the owners of Bettapork and in charge of the production, and Laurie is constantly working to optimize his production, save energy, and increase ...


    By DACS A/S

  • UCT Silane Cited in Organ-On-Chip

    The ventricular myocardium of the human heart is composed of an anisotropic tissue structure that allows for force generation and contraction to pump blood throughout the body. It has long been established that the collagen-rich, fibrous, extracellular matrix environment guides the formation of this laminar tissue architecture. The structural and mechanical properties of the cardiac ...

  • What’s new to InCommand, SeedCommand and AgFiniti this spring?

    What’s new to InCommand™, SeedCommand and AgFiniti this spring? Well, a lot! Be sure to update your InCommand display to v3.2. This will be the latest version for spring 2018.  Here's what's new:  InCommand InCommand now has the ...


    By Ag Leader Technology

  • InCommand 1200: A window into your planter, part II

    In the second installment of this blog I will share specific examples where InCommand identified issues that could cost yield. It's all pretty common knowledge that proper seed spacing and uniform emergence equates to more bushels in the bin but how do you know you're planting properly? Enter the InCommand™ 1200. It has the resolution to clearly show everything you need to know. Historical ...


    By Ag Leader Technology

  • EPA Releases Guidance on Reduced Residue Chemistry Data Requirements for Seed-Treatment Uses

    On February 1, 2018, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced it is publishing new guidance that sets forth a tiered approach intended to help manufacturers and EPA determine when the number of field trials necessary to register seed treatment uses can be reduced.  In its ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • How a Grower Used Granular to Uncover an 11% Profit Difference in Two Varieties

    Learn how Granular helped a real farm discover that their variety choice was costing them $800 per acre ...


    By Granular, Inc.

  • Expression of phytoglobin affects nitric oxide metabolism and energy state of barley plants exposed to anoxia

    Abstract Class 1 plant hemoglobins (phytoglobins) are upregulated during low-oxygen stress and participate in metabolism and cell signaling via modulation of the levels of nitric oxide (NO). We studied the effects of overexpression and knockdown of the class 1 phytoglobin gene in barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) under low-oxygen stress. The overexpression of phytoglobin reduced the ...


    By ECO PHYSICS AG

  • Moringa oleifera functionalised sand – reuse with non-ionic surfactant dodecyl glucoside

    Moringa oleifera seeds are well known for their ability to cause flocculation in turbid water and facilitate bacterial inhibition. These effects are due to the cationic polypeptide MO2.1, which affects the surface charge of suspended particles and causes lysis of bacterial cells. However, the attachment of bacteria to MO2.1 prevents further bacterial attachment, ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Wheat Trial Report (2014/2015) - Case Study

    At Northam in the central wheatbelt of Western Australia in 2014, wheat cv. Eradu was sown into a wheat stubble paddock to evaluate the effects of various rates of fertiliser in combination with Hibrix BB. Agras fertiliser was banded below the seed at sowing at 0, 25, 51, 75 or 99 kg/ha whilst Hibrix BB was applied to half of each plot as a broadcast soil spray at 2.5 L/ha two days after sowing. ...


    By NW Solutions

  • Northam Wheat Trial – NPK Reduction - Case Study

    First of a five year trial producing wheat at reduced rates of NPK (50% to 75%). At Northam in the central wheatbelt of Western Australia in 2013, wheat cv. Eradu was sown into a pasture paddock to evaluate the effects of various rates of fertiliser in combination with Hibrix BB. Agras fertiliser was banded below the seed at sowing at 0, 25, 51, 75 or 99 kg/ha whilst Hibrix BB was applied to half ...


    By NW Solutions

  • Choosing your conveyance: the best solution?

    Choosing the right type of conveyance for your operation is critical to your success. In terms of operational efficiency, you need to be able to move your product quickly and with as low a cost as possible. In addition to moving your product efficiently, you must protect its quality and prevent damage along the way. These two priorities; efficiency and product protection, may vary in level of ...


    By Norstar Industries

  • Saddle up, soybean seed pigments: argonaute5 in spatially regulated silencing of Chalcone Synthase genes

    Most soybean seeds you see, whether in bins at the store, or in train cars as a commodity crop, have a yellow seed coat that may have only a tiny fleck of dark pigment at the hilum, where the seed attaches to the pod. The predominant yellow color results from silencing of chalcone synthase (CHS) genes by RNA interference (RNAi) due to the presence of I or ii alleles. The ii allele has an inverted ...


    By H Smith Plastics LTD

  • Mutations in Argonaute5 Illuminate Epistatic Interactions of the K1 and I Loci Leading to Saddle Seed Color Patterns in Glycine max

    The soybean (Glycine max) seed coat has distinctive, genetically programmed patterns of pigmentation and the recessive k1 mutation can epistatically overcome the dominant I and ii alleles, which inhibit seed color by producing small interfering RNAs (siRNAs) targeting chalcone synthase (CHS) mRNAs. Small RNA sequencing of dissected regions of immature seed coats demonstrated that CHS siRNA levels ...


    By H Smith Plastics LTD

  • Sanitation and externalities: evidence from early childhood health in rural India

    This paper estimates two sources of benefits related to sanitation infrastructure access: a direct benefit households receive when they have access to sanitation infrastructure, and an external benefit produced by the neighborhood's access to sanitation infrastructure. Using a sample of children under age four from rural areas of India in the Third Round of District Level Household Survey ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Changes in water demands under adaptation actions to climate change in an irrigation district

    Climate change will affect the water balance of irrigated agriculture. Therefore, farmers and irrigation managers should consider adapting to new scenarios. Changes in water demands in a Mexican irrigation district were studied using an irrigation-scheduling model. The impact on water demands of two potential adaptation actions, adjusting planting season and using longer-season varieties (LV), ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 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

  • Lessons learned from potato growers down-under

    Andy Alexander, specialist potato consultant and agronomist, has provided advice across the UK and Australia for over 35 years, and has travelled to the southern continent over 17 times. He explains how adapting to change in a volatile climate has been key to success for growers in Australia, and what lessons UK growers can take from this. “My role is to provide business ...


    By Certis UK

  • 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

  • Effects of two fungicide formulations on microbial and macroinvertebrate leaf decomposition under laboratory conditions

    Aquatic fungi contribute significantly to the decomposition of leaves in streams, a key ecosystem service. Little is known, however, about the effects of fungicides on aquatic fungi and macroinvertebrates involved with leaf decomposition. Red maple (Acer rubrum) leaves were conditioned in a stream to acquire microbes (bacteria and fungi) or leached in tap water (unconditioned) to simulate ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Effects of magnetized water application on soil and maize growth indices under different amounts of salt in the water

    Application of low quality water for irrigation is compulsive in facing water scarcity. Use of a magnetic field is an approach to overcome this challenge. This study examined the impact of magnetic field technology on improving germination under water of different salinity levels. An experiment was conducted to determine the effects of saline water levels, i.e. (S1):0.5, (S2):2, ...


    By IWA Publishing

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