Vegetable Handling Articles

  • Comparing RGB-based vegetation indices with NDVI for agricultural drone imagery

    Abstract Agribotix conducted a post hoc test of two vegetation indices, VARI and TGI, that used only the three visible-band signals from an unmodified CMOS camera. The results were compared to NDVI, which is generally considered to be a reliable measure of field health and the underlying RGB image. While the results are somewhat encouraging in limited cases, it is clear that neither VARI nor ...


    By Agribotix LLC

  • Tips For Maintaining And Storing Your Machinery Out Of Season

    While there are still many jobs to do throughout the autumn and winter months, there will be some tools and machinery that you won’t need again until spring next year. There is nothing worse than needing to replace a piece of kit because its suffered damage over winter due to poor maintenance and storage. The following tips will help ensure this doesn’t happen to ...


    By Farm Tech Supplies Ltd.

  • Poland Onion Processing

    Poland Onion Processing Poland is the third onion manufacturer in the EU. Onion is a symbol of Polish culture and a popular addition to the Polish kitchen. Onion is peeled, fried, frozen or processed in other ways. The growing demands of customers call for onion producers to provide the market with onion peeled. Peeling can ...


    By Amisy Machinery

  • Food For People Initiatives In Israel

    Leket Israel is the largest food rescue and redistribution network in Israel. Created in 2010, this network resulted in the merger of two former food bank organizations — Table to Table, founded in 2003 by Joseph Gitler to rescue and redeliver surplus food that would otherwise be discarded, and Leket Israel, The National Food Bank, founded in 2007. The organization’s programs ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Linking in situ vegetation data to the EUNIS habitat classification: results for forest habitats

    The EUNIS habitat classification provides the context for a number of policy-related ecosystem and habitat assessments, and is a European reference to which other national or regional classifications can be cross‑referenced when sharing geospatial data. Since 1995, it has been developed and managed by the European Topic Centre on Biological Diversity (ETC/BD), formerly known as the European ...

  • Recovery of Terrestrial Plants in Vegetative Vigor and Seedling Emergence Tests from Exposure to Atrazine

    Ten species of terrestrial plants, including six dicotyledonous and four monocotyledonous species, were exposed to a direct overspray of atrazine according to U.S. EPA seedling emergence and vegetative vigor study guidelines and subsequently evaluated for potential recovery. For each species, NOER, ER10, ER25, and ER50 values were calculated (where possible) for a variety of guideline required ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Development and comparison of four methods for the extraction of antibiotics from a vegetative matrix

    Studies have shown the potential for antibiotic uptake into food crops from irrigation water and soils containing pharmaceuticals. The objective of this study was to develop and compare methods quantifying uptake of antibiotics in food crops. Four methods were evaluated utilizing freeze and thaw cell lysing (FT), mechanical maceration (MAC), tissue sonication (SON), and microwave assisted ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Relationship between vegetation structure and microenvironment in Fagus grandifolia subsp. mexicana forest relicts in Mexico

    Abstract Aims Changes in the structure and composition of forests, whether caused by natural or anthropic events, alter the microenvironment, sometimes irreversibly. Since the local environment has a direct impact on basic ecological processes, this has become a key component of research. Mexican beech forests (Fagus grandifolia subsp. mexicana) in the Sierra Madre Oriental ...


    By Jansen Poultry Equipment

  • USDA Announces $3.8 Million Awarded in Grants for Nano Research

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announced on April 27, 2015, that it awarded more than $3.8 million in grants “focused on using nanotechnology to find solutions to societal challenges such as food security, nutrition, food safety, and environmental protection.”  The grants were made through NIFA’s Agriculture and ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Characterisation of L. monocytogenes strains isolated from salad vegetables

    Seventy–one strains of L. monocytogenes isolated from raw salad vegetables consumed in the minimally processed state in Malaysia were characterised by serotyping, random amplified polymorphic DNA–polymerase chain reaction analysis (RAPD–PCR) and antimicrobial susceptibility testing. Based on serotyping, only one strain belonged to serotype 4 while the rest were from serotype 1. RAPD–PCR typing ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Influence of maturity at harvest, N fertiliser and postharvest storage on dry matter, ascorbic acid and β-carotene contents of vegetable amaranth ( Amaranthus hypochondriacus )

    Vegetable amaranth is a leafy vegetable traditionally grown in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia where it is the most consumed traditional vegetable. It is considered to have high nutritional quality, containing relatively large amounts of vitamins A and C. We have assessed the influence of the maturity of the vegetable and soil nutrition on the visual and nutritional quality of amaranth. We found ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Forest camera traps monitor world’s endangered species

    Hidden in some of the world’s most impenetrable forests, a network of cameras with inbuilt motion sensors are snapping animals in their tropical habitats. The photographs in this gallery were captured in forests in Africa, Asia and Latin America. They provide information on animal populations that are usually unseen by humans. With the help of local inhabitants, scientists from the TEAM ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Why home composting is so great!

    Have you heard of composting, but just aren’t sure what it means? Not sure why how compost can benefit you? If you haven’t started composting at home yet, now is the time! Home composting is more than just a growing trend among gardeners, it’s a great way to recycle your kitchen scraps and yard refuse into something you can use-compost! So what is compost and why is it so ...


    By Biofinch Ltd.

  • Aerobic Composting 101

    If you have recently purchased a compost tumbler bin, let me be the first to say congratulations! You’ve just taken the first step toward aerobic composting. What is aerobic composting, you ask, and why is it so great? In this article, we’ll explain how aerobic composting works and what you need to do to get started. There are two main types of composting, aerobic and anaerobic. ...


    By Biofinch Ltd.

  • The value of seed harboured in Mediterranean temporary ponds

    Temporary ponds and their varying water levels provide the conditions for valuable wildlife habitat. A study in Crete, conducted under the LIFE-Nature project1 Actions for the Conservation of Mediterranean Temporary Ponds in Crete, has demonstrated these ponds contain varied collections of seeds and that these ‘seed banks’ could play an important role in vegetation recovery after ...

  • Analysis of imidacloprid residues in fruits, vegetables, cereals, fruit juices, and baby foods and daily intake estimation in and around Lucknow, India

    A total of 250 samples—including fruits, fruit juices, and baby foods (50 samples each); vegetables (70 samples); and cereals (30 samples)—were collected from Lucknow, India, and analyzed for the presence of imidacloprid residues. The QuEChERS (quick, easy, cheap, effective, rugged, and safe) method of extraction coupled with high‐performance liquid chromatographic analysis were carried out, ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Tips to Buy Eco Friendly Commercial Carpet Cleaner

    Being eco friendly is one of the essential virtues for a cleaning machine. Commercial carpet cleaner machines are no exception to this rule. In fact, this is more relevant for carpet cleaners than for any other cleaning machines. Carpet cleaning machines are widely used in residences, commercial buildings, and industrial settings. If these machines are not eco-friendly, that will have far ranging ...


    By Daimer Industries Inc.

  • Tips to Use Carpet Cleaning Machines in Schools

    Carpet cleaning machines are used in many places – in commercial buildings such as shopping malls and complexes; in hotels and restaurants; and in public offices and educational institutions. This post deals with the use of these machines in schools and other educational institutions. Use of Carpet Cleaners Carpet cleaning machines are used to clean mats, carpets, rugs, ...


    By Daimer Industries Inc.

  • Stuart Stephen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

    Excellent energy production from his Gaia-Wind turbine means that Stuart Stephen has managed to reduce his quarterly energy bills by up to 75% on his Aberdeenshire farm. Purchased turbine: January 2011 Average annual energy production: 43,000kWh Predicted payback period: 4 years “At Netherthirds Farm in the North East of Scotland, we do mixed farming; ...


    By Gaia-Wind Ltd.

  • How to Make Carpet Cleaners Eco-Friendly

    The number of people who check the eco-friendly credentials of carpet cleaners before they buy has been on the rise. This is mainly because of improved environmental awareness among the general public. This has forced suppliers of cleaning systems to do one of two things. Some companies try to improve the cleaning machines. Others start publishing false claims on their brochures and websites. For ...


    By Daimer Industries Inc.

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