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.

  • Affordable Orlando Organic Fertilizers, Healthy Soil for Vegetables & Crops

    The success of a garden or crops is directly affected by the health of the soil ecosystem, creating a bounty of delicious vegetables and beautiful flowers. For true sustainability, maximum nutrition and amazing flavor, organic fertilizers and black worm castings are the the answer. How to Create Healthy Soil? Don’t use synthetic fertilizer or harmful chemicals. “When ...


    By Vermitechnology Unlimited

  • 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 ...

  • When planting trees does more harm than good

    Note to anyone who thinks planting trees is the bees’ knees: Grasslands are important, too. With forests disappearing at record rates and the carbon sequestration and other benefits of vegetation getting increasing visibility, tree-planting has become almost an iconic “environmentally friendly” activity. But in some cases it could do more harm than good, according to Iowa State ...


    By Ensia

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 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.

  • Vitamin A content of traditional leafy vegetables consumed by the Luo people of western Kenya

    Vitamin A deficiency (VAD) causes numerous health problems in developing countries, including the sub–Saharan Africa. VAD is one of the major causes of morbidity and mortality in children, and also affects lactating mothers and the elderly. The main objectives of the study were to identify, collect and analyse traditional, leafy vegetables for pro–vitamin A carotenoids and tocopherols. A total of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Modelling the success of fruit and vegetable marketing

    Previous research showed marketing and consumption losses of fruit and vegetables in Brazil to be 18% of turnover. This study develops a scoring guide that can assist commercial establishments and households in evaluating and mitigating the loss potential for fruit and vegetables within their operations. The scoring model separately addresses losses related to products and losses related to ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Peanut cultivar response to damage from tobacco thrips and paraquat

    Virginia market-type peanut cultivars in North Carolina vary in the number of days following emergence required to reach optimum maturity, and concern over cultivar response to interactions of tobacco thrips (Frankliniella fusca Hinds) damage in absence of in-furrow insecticide and injury from paraquat exist with respect to cultivar selection. Experiments were conducted during 2007 and 2008 to ...

  • Regional roundup

    Ithaca, New YorkCOMPOSTING PET WASTE AT DOG PARKCayuga Compost and Tompkins County Dog Owners Group launched a program on Earth Day this year to collect and compost pet waste at the Ithaca Dog Park. About 5,000 bags are used to collect 1,000 pounds of dog waste every month at the park. Plastic bags were previously provided by Wegmans supermarket, and disposed of in dumpsters going to ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • No persistent changes in pasture vegetation or seed bank composition after fallowing

    The practice of fallowing pastures during the growing season is intended to increase plant diversity and allow natural reseeding of forage grasses. Fallowing delivers these benefits in New Zealand, but has been adopted on rotationally stocked farms in the northeastern United States with little or no quantitative assessment. Allowing the pasture to remain ungrazed may allow weedy species to ...

  • The socioeconomic aspects of the construction of an industrial gamma irradiator in the Ribeira Valley, Sao Paulo, Brazil

    Gamma irradiation processing can be used to destroy bacteria in food as a cold pasteurisation method. It can also be applied to prevent food losses after harvesting, to delay the ripening and ageing of fruits and vegetables, to control sprouting and germination, and to extend the shelf life of perishable foods. Radiation treatment is currently used in Brazil for the sterilisation of disposable ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Nitrogen source and rate effects on the establishment of ‘TifSport’ and ‘Tifway’ hybrid bermudagrass

    In the southeast United States, the most popular vegetatively propagated hybrid bermudagrass (Cynodon dactylon x C. transvaalensis Pers. L.) has long been the cultivar Tifway. In recent years, however, southern turf managers choosing cultivars for lawns, golf course fairways, or athletic fields have a newer option: ‘TifSport’ hybrid bermudagrass, also a vegetative selection. Although the use of ...

  • Sorting signals within the saccharomyces cerevisiae sporulation-specific dityrosine transporter, Dtr1p, c terminus promote golgi-to-prospore membrane transport

    During sporulation in Saccharomyces cerevisiae, the dityrosine transporter Dtr1p, which is required for formation of the outermost layer of the spore wall, is specifically expressed and transported to the prospore membrane, a novel double-lipid-bilayer membrane. Dtr1p consists of 572 amino acids with predicted N- and C-terminal cytoplasmic extensions and 12 transmembrane domains. Dtr1p missing ...

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