Horticulture Articles

  • Using lean manufacturing tools to redesign our shipping department

    At AquaPhoenix, we are not afraid of change. Change within an organization is essential to allowing employees to learn new skills, explore new opportunities, and exercise their creativity.  Such changes benefit the overall organization through new ideas and increased commitment. When we decided to conduct a comprehensive review and reorganization of our shipping department, we were ...


    By AquaPhoenix Scientific Inc.

  • Sentera FieldAgent Stand Count Analytics Expand to Include Cotton

    Stand count analytics available for cotton growers in the 2020 growing season Sentera announced that its stand count analytics product will be immediately available for cotton crops within FieldAgent.™ This extension to Sentera’s stand count tool will help cotton growers and ag professionals make informed replant decisions via a detailed, acre-by-acre view of plant population ...


    By Sentera, LLC

  • Maja Automatic – Cherry on top

    Poland is one of the main sour cherry producer in Europe and on the world. What do you have to do if want to be successful? Experience, knowledge and appropriate atmospheric conditions is the basis. Innovative approach to carrying out intense cherry orchards and the mechanization of the harvest is also important (cherry harvesters). Way to Success Sour cherries and other stone ...


    By Weremczuk Agromachines

  • Red raspberries harvesting with KAREN harvester in the main role

    Poland is one of the biggest world producers of raspberries. The increase of raspberries planting, in recent years, especially variety grown without supports, has resulted increased concern the subject of crop mechanization. The WEREMCZUK company take care of fruit growers needs and try to meet their expectations. For many months, we were working really intensive  on the new face of ...


    By Weremczuk Agromachines

  • Karen Harvester Irreplaceable in Raspberry and Blueberry Harvesting

    The latest proposition in the WEREMCZUK Agromachines offer among fruit harvesters, which responding to needs of customers looking for machines adapted to work on all plantations in the country and abroad, guaranteeing efficient raspberry and blueberry harvesting and excellent fruit quality. Designed based on many years of experience in designing and implementing machines in the fruit-growing ...


    By Weremczuk Agromachines

  • Industrial apples harvesting

    The issue of the profitability of producing industrial apples has been widely talked over among fruit growers for several years. The matter of price, fruit quality, harvesting method and sales options are discussed. For several years we can see an increase in interest in an industrial apples production in specially growing orchards. Suitable types of fruits are produced there, and they are picked ...


    By Weremczuk Agromachines

  • Sour cherries harvester FELIX-Z again presents its capabilities

    At the end of July, we had the pleasure to host in Poland  and Weremczuk FMR’s company our Hungarian dealer- together with a quite large group of cherries producers from this country. The main purpose of their visit was the opportunity to see the harvester FELIX-Z during work in cherries orchard. ...


    By Weremczuk Agromachines

  • Spring Fertilizer Requirements

    Snow might still be on the ground, but it’s never too early to think about the year ahead. Many producers have their crop plans already in place.  Last fall’s early snow means spring fertilizing is on the radar for a lot of farmers. In this month’s article, we talk to Connor Bohachewski, our Territory Manager for ...


    By Dutch Openers

  • Precision Irrigation - Case Study

    The NIAB EMR WET (Water Efficient Technologies) Centre houses an integrated portfolio of cutting-edge growing techniques and trickle irrigation systems for the soft fruit sector. It provides commercial scale demonstrations, one to one expert technical advice, and training workshops. The Centre’s commercially available Precision Irrigation ...


    By Delta-T Devices Ltd.

  • Clock House Farm, Kent - WET Sensor - Case Study

    Using the WET Sensor to optimise growing conditions and irrigation efficiency in high volume strawberry and raspberry production Clock House farm nestles in the rolling hills of Kent, a few miles south of Maidstone in the UK. The expansive 250 acre farm grows a variety of fruit, including strawberries, raspberries and blackberries. Notable innovators in horticulture, Clock House Farm were ...


    By Delta-T Devices Ltd.

  • A method of calibration and variance analysis with respect to the Penman-Monteith equation for the Turc, Hargreaves and Abtew potential evapotranspiration models

    Introduction: The full ASCE/FAO-56 Penman-Monteith evapotranspiration (PM-ET) equation and crop coefficients are often employed for irrigation scheduling of open-field crops. To obtain PM-ET derived water-use figures requires access to full weather station datasets, which includes radiation, air temperature, wind-speed, and relative humidity measurements. Over the years there have been many ...


    By Delta-T Devices Ltd.

  • Important to know what`s going on in the slabs

    Daily measurements of the slab by hand meter give essential information on what is going on in the slabs. This is important to confirm the readings of any fixed sensors and to show the standard deviation across the glasshouse. This data will give more potential control over the crop to increase yield and quality as well as more efficient use of water and fertilisers. The substrate manufacturer ...


    By Delta-T Devices Ltd.

  • An Instrumented Rhizotron to Investigate the Root Growth In Wheat - Case Study

    There has been much recent interest in modifying root system properties to overcome the effects of soil abiotic stress on crop growth and yield (Lynch 2007; Ghanem et al. 2011). Plant root systems are usually exposed to heterogeneous environmental conditions due to vertical differences in soil moisture and strength. Strong subsurface layers of soil can confine root systems to shallower soil ...


    By Delta-T Devices Ltd.

  • Making Better Herbicide Decisions with Weed Density Mapping

    Proper weed control early during the growing season is essential for reducing nutrient competition, gaining optimal crop health, and preventing yield loss. Weed management in corn and soybeans can be an extremely difficult problem to tackle and, if left unmanaged, can cause nearly a 52% corn yield loss and 49% yield loss in soybeans according to research conducted by the  ...


    By Sentera, LLC

  • Limex foam disinfection module developed into foam unit for plant trolleys

    Plant trolleys such as CC-containers, Danish trolleys and Flora auction trolleys are used in the logistics chain by multiple and often unknown users. The trolleys are regularly soiled with plant, sand and substrate residues which can harbour mould, bacteria and viruses such as Fusarium, Xylella and ToBRFV. Upscaling, automation and globalisation increase the susceptibility of nurseries to ...


    By Limex Machine Exploitatie BV

  • The School Of Life: This Volunteer Dug Deep For Students In Need Of Education

    Anna-Lena Andersson knows that to build a better world, you have to lay a few bricks. Last October Andersson, head treasurer of GE’s Steam Power division, joined eight of her colleagues to break ground on an elementary school for 150 students in Kaolack, Senegal. “I’ve always believed any kind of change has to start with ...


    By GE Renewable Energy

  • Enhancing Foliage Color of Ornamental Cabbage and Kale with LEDs

    Enhancing Foliage Color of Ornamental Cabbage and Kale with Prior-to-Shipping Light and Temperature Treatments in Coolers Introduction Ornamental flowering cabbage and kale (Brassica oleracea var. acephala) is a bedding plant that is typically produced outdoors in the late summer and early fall. It is popular due to its vibrant and ...


    By P.L. Light Systems Inc.

  • SuperSand prevents contamination of peach lake - Case Study

    Contamination of Peach Lake The picturesque community of Peach Lake began as a summer vacation getaway. In recent years its beauty has rapidly attracted a permanent population. As the small town’s infrastructure did not include a municipal wastewater system, individual septic systems had been installed. These septic systems were failing and raw wastewater was reaching the ...


    By WesTech Engineering, Inc.

  • Adapting production to drought

    Many parts of the world face water shortage and drought. As a result, farms and orchards are losing their capacity to produce food. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), drought cost the world 29 billion USD in 2018; therefore, it is imperative for governments, crop consultants, and farmers to be proactive. Technology is already available for risk assessment, planning, and ...


    By CID Bio-Science, Inc.

  • Compound fertilizer production line process

    The compound fertilizer is a ready-made single fertilizer, compound fertilizer or chemical raw material, and the additive is mixed, processed, granulated, and made of fertilizer. The NPK fertilizer production line process is a process in which fertilizer processing equipment is used to mix organic materials such as manure and straw, and calcium, magnesium and phosphate fertilizers into granules. ...

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