Nut Farming Articles

  • Ground-Truth Data ‘Absolutely’ Adds Value to Top-Shelf Cannabis

    Esensia’s craft cannabis operation uses senses and sensors to navigate an industry sea change, while staying true to its roots. ...


    By Arable

  • Stephen Lewis, Part time macadamia nut grower Case Study

    Orchard consists of 1 Hectare (2.5 Acres)  160 trees of Mainly Beaumont with a few Own Choice variety as cross pollinators, Harvesting just over 4 tonne of nuts in husk. Up until we purchased one of your machines we had to sell our entire crop De-husked at 2800kg to a local processor for $3.20 per kg  (NIS) Nuts in Shell, giving us an annual return of only $8,960.00 With the purchase of ...


    By Crackadamia

  • Macadamia nut grower Northland New Zealand Case Stud

    Macadamia nut grower Northland  New Zealand Supplying their entire crop to a processor 200km away for processing and recieving the nut kernels back in 2kg ...


    By Crackadamia

  • EPA Reverses Ban on Chlorpyrifos

    The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced that it is not yet ready to ban the use of chlorpyrifos on food crops, despite growing concerns from lawmakers and members of the public regarding its safety. The chemical – which is an organophosphate insecticide – is primarily used to control foliage and soil borne insect pests on food and feed ...


    By UL - The WERCS

  • Tomra Helps Food Manufacturers Lower The Danger Of Lethal Aflatoxin

    The threat of deadly aflatoxin is being reduced by food manufacturers across the world, through the use of TOMRA’s innovative laser technology and sorting machines Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the world, behind only heart disease, and rising mortality rates make it a significant public health threat. The World ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH

  • What makes farmers try new practices?

    Change is never easy. But when it comes to adopting new agricultural practices, some farmers are easier to convince than others. A group of researchers at the University of Illinois wanted to know which farmers are most likely to adopt multifunctional perennial cropping systems -- trees, shrubs, or grasses that simultaneously benefit the environment and generate high-value products ...


    By ScienceDaily

  • Success story Ruparel Foods, India - Case Srudy

    In 2007 the Ruparel family started producing peanut butter and, because of their strong commitment, this has made the company one of India’s leading manufacturers and exporters of peanut butter and peanut pastes in many different varieties and flavors. ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH

  • Success Story Macridge, South Africa - Case Study

    Flip Potgieter and his son Phillip started building Macridge in 2003. Since 2011, Phillip has been in the driving seat at Macridge, a well-established macadamia factory, nestled in the lavish Soutpansberg Mountains in the Limpopo Province, South Africa. The company specializes in processing and marketing macadamia nuts and they recently decided to partner with TOMRA Sorting Solutions to increase ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH

  • Success story Morada Nut, USA - Case Study

    Morada Nut is a third generation family farm specializing in growing and processing walnuts, cherries, onions and bell peppers, located in Linden, California. High quality food is a priority for the farm so ensuring that they have the very best in food sorting technology is a must to serve safe and delicious walnuts for their customers to enjoy. Headquartered in the fertile San Joaquin ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH

  • Ministerial Interview: The only sector that assuredly alleviates poverty is agriculture. Our focus is to grow this industry that is the future of this country.

    Exclusive interview with the Zambian Minister of Agriculture and Livestock, the Honourable Given Lubinda. The Honourable minister is expected to be at the upcoming Agritech Expo in Chisamba from 14-16 April again. www.agritech-expo.com/interviews 1) Honourable minister, thank you for this opportunity, you said ...


    By Clarion Events Ltd

  • Dr. Hemming Featured Speaker at the Carver Career Exhibit

    The Academy of Science of St. Louis invited Dr. Bruce Hemming and the MiL, Inc. to participate in the Carver Careers exhibit at the Missouri History Museum to talk about the recent salmonella outbreak in peanut butter based products as well as careers in the field of microbiology. The presentation was given to four different eighth grade classes from St. Louis City schools. The students asked ...

  • Analysis of Aflatoxin B1, B2, G1, and G2 in Corn Meal, Wheat Meal, and Raw Peanut Paste Matrices

    The Supel Tox AflaZea SPE cartridge was used to demonstrate the cleanup of corn meal, wheat meal, and raw peanut paste matrices prior to the analysis of Aflatoxin B1, B2, G1, and G2. In the procedure, corn meal, wheat meal, and raw peanut paste extracts were spiked with Aflatoxin Standard Mix (Product No.  ...


    By MilliporeSigma

  • Surprising ways Kenyans are embracing climate-smart agriculture

    In rural Kenya, where it may only rain twice per year, farmers and herders are embracing so-called “climate-smart” agriculture. The video above, produced by the World Bank, begins by showing how John and Mary Obuom have transformed their one-acre farm into a model of sustainable practices. The family plants a diversity of crops in case one or more fails in a given year. A thicket of ...


    By Ensia

  • Dancing Bees Waggle the Way to Happier Habitat

    Honeybee waggle dancers are helping researchers identify conservation best practices. The question scientists at the University of Sussex in the U.K. had was simple: Where do honeybees find food? But finding a way to answer that simple question seemed not so simple. Tiny radio or GPS trackers have a limited range, and it would take huge amount of work to survey fields on foot. Instead, ...


    By Ensia

  • The Difficulty of Defining Adaptation Finance

    While working on tracking adaptation finance for our Adaptation Finance Accountability Initiative project, we often get the question “What is adaptation finance?” or “What counts as adaptation finance?” To our embarrassment, we ...

  • Success Story Stahmann Farms, Australia - Case Study

    Sophisticated laser sorting from TOMRA increases pecan and macadamia output by 30 percent while a novel rear ejection system (RES) significantly lowers false rejects to less than 0.25 percent. The sorter’s ability to quickly and easily accept variable sorting parameters, along with its remote diagnostic capabilities, produces a cleaner end product with greater confidence that exceeds ...


    By TOMRA Sorting GmbH

  • Characteristics of postharvest quality in regional fruits treated with ionising radiation

    Quality postharvest of three cultivated species of the Northeast Region of Brazil was evaluated after receiving ionising radiation. Cashew peduncles (Anacardium occidentale L. var. Nanum) stored for 14 days under 6.5°C had presented best results in the sensorial analyses for external appearance, flavour and aroma when irradiated with 1 kGy. Sapodillas (Manilkara sapodilla (L) Van Roy en) ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Los Padres National Forest, Santa Barbara, California - Case study

    Project Name: Los Padres National Forest Product: Gravelpave2 aggregate paving Application: Picnic Area City: Santa Barbara State/Province: California Install Date: February 2001 Install Size: ...


    By Invisible Structures, Inc.

  • Maxwell Productions LLC, Scottsdale, Arizona - Case study

    Project Name: Maxwell Productions LLC Product: Gravelpave2  Application: Fire Lane  City: Scottsdale State/Province: Arizona Install Date: December 2000 Install Date: 1120 m2 (12,056 ...


    By Invisible Structures, Inc.

  • Multiple sources of local knowledge: a global review of ways to reduce nuisance from the beneficial weaver ant Oecophylla

    The weaver ants Oecophylla smaragdina and O. longinoda are abundant in tropical Asia, Australia and Africa. Although local people and a handful of scientists appreciate the benefits these tree-dwelling ants bring in terms of medicinal and food source, protection of tree crops, and enhancement of fruit and nut quality, Oecophylla has one major drawback: it also bites people. Perception of this ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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