Forestry Applications in Latin America

  • Irrigation solutions for Pear crops

    It is a pyramidal-shape tree, of the rosaceous family, coming from oriental Europe and Occidental Asia. The bigger producers are China, Italy, United States and Argentina (source: FAO). The multiplication is done by seed and grafting. The pear, with difference to most of the fruits coming from deciduous trees, have better quality when they are harvested slightly green.

    By Sistema Azud, S.A. Office in Celaya, MEXICO.

  • Irrigation solutions for Tea crops

    Tea plant is a shrub that develops in tropical or subtropical climates, coming from continental China, India, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Japan, Nepal, Austria and Kenya. Tea trees are cultivated in gardens, huge forests of small trees. The bigger producers worldwide are China and India; both produce the 50% of the total. The tea production is very competitive all around the world. Not technified irrigation systems, obsolete and the lack of water are the most important factors that reduce the tea production.

    By Sistema Azud, S.A. Office in Celaya, MEXICO.

  • Sediment and Nutrient Loads

    SedEvent is an event-driven, automatic grab sampling system that provides a simple and practical method of accurately determining suspended sediment and nutrient loads. While suspended sediment concentration (SSC) cannot be directly measured accurately or reliably, turbidity has been shown to be an excellent surrogate for SSC. Turbidity is caused by suspended particulate matter such as clay, silt, algae, organic and inorganic chemicals and acids like fertilizers, and microscopic organisms like harmful bacteria....

    By FTS Office in Ñuñoa, CHILE.

  • Determination of the carbendazim content in orange and other citrus juice produce

    Introduction Fungicide Carbendazim (Mercazole, Carbendazole) is widely used in agriculture to exterminate black mold (spot) on orange trees and treat fungus diseases of other fruit-bearing plants. According to the data of the World Health Organization, Carbendazim is toxic for liver, impacts reproductive system, and is considered to be a potentially cancerogenic compound. In most of the developed countries, the residual content of this fungicide is subject to national and international regulations. Researchers of...

    By Lumex Instruments Group Distributor in COLOMBIA.

  • Irrigation solutions for Date crops

    The date palm trees are from the Palmaceae family. They come from the Persian Gulf and they grow in the arid and subtropical regions. The main producers are Egypt, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Iraq and Algeria (source: FAO). Its fruit, the date, make bunches of until 25 kg of mature fruit and it reaches it whole development in several months. It has an oval shape, it is smooth and with a long and grooved seed. In some countries, the fruits are covered with paper bags to protect them from the elements (rain,...

    By Sistema Azud, S.A. Office in Celaya, MEXICO.

  • Irrigation solutions for Olive crops

    The olive tree is one of the most traditional and old crop of the Mediterranean areas. The olive oil obtained has served for centuries as food and applications such as raw material to lighting and medical products. The actual situation is exceptional due to it high demand and profitability, thanks to the successful food campaign which stands out its therapeutic and nutritive properties. The crop surface is continuously growing. Spain and Italy are the main producers worldwide, followed by Greece, Turkey and...

    By Sistema Azud, S.A. Office in Celaya, MEXICO.

  • Water filtration systems for sub-surface drip irrigation - 2

    Subsurface drip Irrigation Systems (SDI) are a suitable agronomic option for all type of crops: woody crops (almond tree, vineyard, olive tree, pistachio tree, peach tree, etc.) and extensive crops (corn, vetch, barley, alfalfa, etc.). The SDI is an irrigation technique that allows the supply of water and nutrients in a localized way under the surface. This fact conditions and optimizes the growing of roots and the development of the plant. This practice makes possible a more efficient use of the water, energy...

    By Sistema Azud, S.A. Office in Celaya, MEXICO.

  • Irrigation solutions for Almond Crops

    The almond tree is from the rosaceous family and comes from the Middle East. The almond is very popular due to its high contain in E vitamin and low in saturated fat. It is a tree with very similar to the peach, and it can also reach 6 meters high and 4 meters of diameter. The bigger producers are United States, Spain, Italy, Iran and Morocco.

    By Sistema Azud, S.A. Office in Celaya, MEXICO.

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