Vertical Farming Articles

  • Digitizing Farms for Traceability - Case Study

    Challenge This is the case of one of India’s leading farmers’ producer company consisting of a collective group of 8000+ marginal farmers who grow fruits and vegetables on less than one hectare of land. They started growing grapes with the intent to sell the same to exporters and were faced with the challenge of meeting the strict requirements on traceability, compliance & ...

  • Ideas for Scaling Your Farm Operation With Bryant Ag: Interview & Webcast

    Staying on top of your crew’s work is a constant task, so you probably have a good idea for how to best plan your crew’s work. But if you want to grow or scale your farm in the most efficient manner, equipping your crew for high performance is key. ...


    By Granular, Inc.

  • Sheep farming in Qatar - Case Study

    Doha, Qatar Baladna, the leading supplier of Syro-Arabian Awassi sheep, needed a supplier who could match their high standards of business. Client Overview Baladna is a national livestock and animal production company along with being the leading supplier of sheep meat, milk and animal feed products. Company values are very important to Baladna so ...

  • Prevalence and types of Campylobacter on poultry farms and in their direct environment

    To study whether broiler and layer farms contribute to the environmental Campylobacter load, environmental matrices at or close to farms, and caecal material from chickens, were examined. Similarity between Campylobacter from poultry and environment was tested based on species identification and Multilocus Sequence Typing. Campylobacter prevalence in caecal ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • The sanitation and urban agriculture nexus: urine collection and application as fertilizer in São Paulo, Brazil

    Separately collected urine is an attractive potential fertilizer because of its high nutrient content, low cost, and inherent linkage of urban wastewater management and peri-urban agriculture. Urine from waterless urinals was applied to corn and lettuce plants to examine the impact of urine application rates and frequency on plant growth and soil parameters. In both corn and lettuce ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Robbes Little Garden - Case Study

    Robbes Little Garden was first grower in Finland to invest in high-tech vertical farm. Finnish greenhouse technology companies Netled and Novarbo have developed a concept, that enables grower to produce leafy greens in a closed process in extremely energy efficient way with up to 90% lower water consumption compared to traditional cultivation.    ”I´ve been looking for ...


    By Netled Oy

  • Impact analysis of reducing multi-provincial irrigation subsidies in China: a policy simulation based on a CGE model

    Water pricing policy is believed to be an efficient method for addressing the water scarcity problem in China. The motivation of this study is to provide a better understanding of how reducing irrigation subsidies impacts farming sectors and rural households. We apply a Computable General Equilibrium model to simulate the irrigation water and irrigation subsidy in 16 provinces. The results ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 5 Essential Farm Implements For Smallholders

    What are your top tools or farm implements that make life as a smallholder that much easier? What’s on your Christmas wish list or gets regular use around your plot? We asked our team to share their essential implements and have created the Farm Tech Supplies Top 5 List of Farm Implements! If you have a trusted piece of farm equipment you couldn’t do without, ...


    By Farm Tech Supplies Ltd.

  • Salinization/sodification of soil and physiological dynamics of sunflower irrigated with saline–sodic water amending by potassium and farm yard manure

    Sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) plants were grown with saline–sodic water (SSW) by treating with potassium (K @ 100 and 200 mg K2O kg−1 soil) and farm yard manure (FYM @ 5 and 10% of soil, w/w). Irrigation with untreated SSW caused soil salinization/sodification, leading to an increase in electrical conductivity (EC) of 165% and sodium adsorption ratio (SAR) 100% with ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Farming in a Controlled Environment

    There is considerable pressure on today’s farmers. This is because of farming, as a special type of manufacture, largely depends on climate and natural resources. Climate changes have led to unpredictable weather conditions that can endanger farmer’s efforts with frequent hail, frost or drought. With increased global population, that is predicted to reach a number of 9.6 billion by ...


    By Agrivi Ltd

  • High Technology that Revolutionized Farming

    How are we going to feed the growing population by 2050? How we are going to double our food supply and how will the farming be sustainable? All the answers involve farm technology. Farm technology creates the ability to grow plants that are disease resistant, to use the equipment that can target individual crops and strengthen the rice that can survive drought and flooding and literally save ...


    By Agrivi Ltd

  • Vermicompost’s Role in Farming

    One of the main goals of every organic farmer is to build long-term soil fertility and tilth by feeding the soil with a variety of natural amendments. The regular addition of compost is one of the best ways to enhance the soil’s organic and humic content, which helps to build a fertile soil structure. This soil structure makes better use of water and nutrients. It is easier to till and, ...


    By Agrivi Ltd

  • Wavelet analysis of the complex precipitation series in the Northern Jiansanjiang Administration of the Heilongjiang land reclamation, China

    Due to interference from natural factors and the intensity of human activities, the complex characteristics of the regional precipitation process have become increasingly evident, which creates a challenge for the rational development and utilisation of precipitation resources. In this perspective of complexity diagnosis, the multi-timescale variation characteristics of precipitation were ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Case study - Tapioca farming in Thailand

    The group has five factories located throughout Thailand; on a typical day, they produce 2,800 tons of tapioca between them.  The crop is processed within 24 hours with their state of the art production process and turned into tapioca starch or fibre for use in the paper industry, plywood, textiles, glue and the food and beverage industry. The process of crop cleaning produces a substantial ...


    By Geotech

  • Leaching of dissolved phosphorus from tile-drained agricultural areas

    We investigated leaching of dissolved phosphorus (P) from 45 tile-drains representing animal husbandry farms in all regions of Denmark. Leaching of P via tile-drains exhibits a high degree of spatial heterogeneity with a low concentration in the majority of tile-drains and few tile-drains (15% in our investigation) having high to very high concentration of dissolved P. The share of dissolved ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • The trout farm effect on Dinocras megacephala (Plecoptera: Perlidae) larvae: Antioxidative defense

    Trout production represents one of the major agricultural activities in Serbia. Organic compounds are drained into the environment usually without previous sedimentation, thus affecting the stream biota. Considering that biological monitoring is commonly based on aquatic macroinvertebrates as target organisms, we used larvae of Dinocras megacephala to estimate trout farm effects on mass of the ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Crisafulli vertical and trailer pump testimonial Gregerson`s Colorado dairy farm-case study

    Four Crisafulli Pumps. Gregerson's Colorado Dairy Farm, running 1,500 head, moves liquid manures, fluids and sludges with four Crisafulli pumps: two electric vertical pumps, a six inch PTO trailer mounted pump and a 7.5 horsepower electric lift pump. "We have not experienced trouble with any of these pumps, not even over the summer months when we use both the trailer mounted pump and the lift ...


    By SRS Crisafulli, Inc.

  • Crisafulli vertical and trailer pump testimonial Gregerson`s Colorado dairy farm-case study

    Four Crisafulli Pumps. Gregerson's Colorado Dairy Farm, running 1,500 head, moves liquid manures, fluids and sludges with four Crisafulli pumps: two electric vertical pumps, a six inch PTO trailer mounted pump and a 7.5 horsepower electric lift pump. "We have not experienced trouble with any of these pumps, not even over the summer months when we use both the trailer mounted pump and ...


    By SRS Crisafulli, Inc.

  • Determinants of farm-level adaptation diversity to cyclone and flood: insights from a farm household-level survey in Eastern India

    A large number of farmers' livelihoods are susceptible to cyclones and floods, and farmers are taking up several adaptation mechanisms. Previous studies, therefore, have examined determinants of various adaptation options and provide policy suggestions to promote a specific one. However, options are undertaken at different points depending on the nature and intensity of extreme events. ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 6 Things To Keep In Mind When Seeking Boom Lift Rental

    Boom lift hire is utilised for a variety of applications – including farm work, construction and emergency rescue – and it isn’t any wonder why. These machines are very efficient and go a long way towards saving you time and money. When it comes to hire, however, there are a number of factors that need to be considered to ensure that you’ve selected the right lift for the ...

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