Ruminant livestock generate a significant proportion of anthropogenic GHG emissions, and thereby contribute to Climate Change. Ruminants such as cattle. sheep, goats and buffalo produce meat and milk through enteric fermentation – a digestive process in which microbes decompose and ferment food in the digestive tract or rumen. This process produces methane which is emitted via belching. The amount of methane produced is directly related to the type of food consumed and the level of intake, in addition to...
Greenhouse gases are gases in the atmosphere which absorb and emit radiation within the thermal infrared range. Changes in the concentration of these gases due to both man made and natural effects increase the risk of global climate change.
Horticultural and greenhouse operations are facing increasing challenges in dealing with sanitation issues related to water treatment. Over the course of growing a crop, pathogenic microorganisms accumulate and algae flourish on moist surfaces posing a constant threat to plants and produce. The main challenges lie the areas of irrigation water, elimination of biofilm and algae control. Existing biocidal products, while effective in killing algae, are not effective in removing biofilm from the water lines. The...
Nicolon Shade Cloth Fabrics shade horticultural plants grown in commercial nurseries and greenhouses. Manufactured in widths ranging from six to 17 feet (1.80 to 5.20m), Nicolon shade cloth fabrics add beneficial cover for agricultural crops and livestock and can also function as industrial debris nets.
Sowing directly in Greenplugs is becoming more and more popular. This method makes it easier to grade seedlings according to size at an early stage and to remove any plugs in which the seed hasn’t germinated. This may optimise the propagation process and the use of space. Transplanting or repotting seedlings grown in plugs moreover often takes less time than transplanting seedlings grown in trays, and it involves less risk of losses.
Why efficient irrigation is important.
Water and fertilizers are essential to the growth of your crop. However, these resources are becoming increasingly scarce worldwide. Modern horticulture has various possibilities for saving water and fertilizers. For example, recirculation of drain water reduces consumption by at least 30%. Exact alignment of the plant’s needs and the irrigation also provides an important contribution to savings. An associated advantage is that an optimal irrigation strategy will increase...
Cucumbers come from the tropical areas of South-Asia and they grow in greenhouses in different climates. They are smooth and the colour, depending on the variety, can change from light green to dark green, reaching a yellowish colour when it is completely mature. They produce good outputs in warm and cold climates. Under extreme conditions ventilation and heating systems are necessary. The bigger producers are China, Turkey, Iran, United States, Japan and Russia.
DAYU is a professional and reliable service & product provider of drip irrigation solutions.From the design of drip irrigation projects to the installation, DAYU is able to meet clients' specific demands. DAYU's products are widely used in agriculture crop fields, greenhouses & gardens, for irrigating plants, vegetable, fruit trees, crops etc.
Prediction of minimum temperature and frost damage is a common method and important application in the field of agriculture like outdoors crops growth. In particular the areas where vegetation can be exposed to low temperatures, frost can be disastrous for young plants or fruits. Heat loss measurements inside a greenhouse is a similar application to control the temperature of the crop. When the IR radiation exchange is measured with a pyrgeometer, special screens can be closed when temperature are expected to...
The xProxy® alert system can be a perfect solution to wirelessly monitor greenhouses in several areas. Growers have successfully used xProxy® in their greenhouses to monitor humidity levels, temperature and on/off-states of irrigation systems and fans.
Why regulation of your greenhouse climate is important.
As a horticultural entrepreneur, you understand better than anyone that the greenhouse climate has an immense influence on the condition of your crops. Air temperature, humidity, CO2 content and the proper balance of growing lights are essential conditions for a healthy and vigorous crop. By regulating your greenhouse climate in a proper manner, you reduce the chance of disease and plagues and you ensure the quality of your production. Moreover, you save...
Why regulating your energy consumption is important
A growth climate with the proper ratio of light, warmth and CO2 dosage ensures high production and quality. The most important sustainable source of growing light and warmth for your crop process, the sun, is not always sufficiently available. That’s why supplemental energy must be used. However, fossil energy sources, such as natural gas and petroleum are becoming ever scarcer and more expensive and they burden the environment. Efficient management of energy...
Using wireless sensor networks within the agricultural industry is increasingly common, as it provides many benefits to the farmer, impacting both the quality of the crops and the overall operating costs. WSN address the traditional monitoring problems related to oudoor areas, by removing the need of cables and of power sources in locations where no infrastructure is available. WSN are also specially suitable for temporary or problem-solving deployments, and to gather more numerous and more consistent data.
Acadian products have been field and greenhouse tested relentlessly for a quarter century on over 80 different crops worldwide. Such depth of testing has proven two things above all.
Acadian Products provide universal benefits including stress tolerance and stress recovery
Acadian Products help address specific desired outcomes based on each crops unique needs (For crop specific information, please see the Crops tab below)
Greenhouse-grown plants represent an increasingly important segment of the horticulture industry. Greenhouse operations produce a variety of annuals and perennials in a controlled environment. These plants are then sold at independent garden centers and mass merchants before becoming fixtures in consumers’ homes and commercial landscapes. Studies have shown that plants can reduce stress, clean air, decrease utility bills and improve the overall value of a community. Greenhouse Management is the leading...
Color pipe is used in agricultural vinyl house in Japan. At this moment, almost past product is coated only outside surface. In case of using in agricultural vinyl house, tube easy to get the rust because moisture remains in the pipe.
So we developed the
MicroCool’s advanced fogging technology creates — and maintains — the conditions plants need to achieve their maximum potential. We work with growers everywhere to help create the perfect greenhouse environment for every kind of crop, in every kind of climate.
based in Thousand Palms, CALIFORNIA (USA).
Biochar is formed through the carbonisation of organic matter. Biochar can be used in many different ways. The decisive factor is always which quality criteria have to be met. Carbonisation – the conversion of organic material to biochar – is a process that has been known and practised for many centuries. However, only the state-of-the-art PYREG process can control the process parameters in such a way that biochar can be produced in different quality levels and nutrients can be gently recovered....
Greenhouse operations have been early adopters of the CHP system given their operation’s need for heat. The return on investment is dependent on the regional rate for selling the power to the grid and also the utilities saved from CHP heat.
Large selection of low-cost greenhouse monitoring data loggers and systems for temperature, RH%, light and CO2. USB, WiFi and Bluetooth models. For agricultural, R&D, greenhouses or grow-houses and more. CAS DataLoggers offers a large selection of greenhouse monitoring data loggers for use in agricultural processing and research, in greenhouses or grow houses, and even out in the field. Help promote growth and prevent plant disease/mold by logging seed and crop temperature, humidity, soil conditions, and more.