During the Royal Eijkelkamp DemoDay 2018 we have welcomed over 150 people from all over the world and got a lot of positive feedback on the demonstrations of Eijkelkamp Soil & Water, Eijkelkamp SonicSampDrill and Eijkelkamp GeoPoint SoilSolutions.
What is Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA)?
In the agricultural industry, words are often used interchangeably which can be confusing to any new grower looking to start their own crop production. Here is a brief overview of how Autogrow defines some of the most commonly used terms. Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) CEA is the growing of crops while controlling certain aspects of the environment in order to reduce pest or disease, increase efficiencies, be more sustainable, increase yield or save costs. At Autogrow, we look at the environment and...
Where carbon credits meet Agroforestry: a partnership between ALLCOT and reNature
ALLCOT Group and reNature Foundation signed an agreement to generate carbon credits from Agroforestry projects located above all in Brazil, Colombia, and Indonesia. Carbon credits have always been dialoguing mainly with reforestation programs, but now it’s time to give Agroforestry a chance. Since Agriculture is the major driver of depletion of natural resources worldwide, ALLCOT & reNature is now teaming up to show the science and economical viability of shifting to a more sustainable way of producing...
Agriculture Compost and Water Quality Intersections
A more defined connection between compost, soil health, and water quality is vital for inclusion in predictive watershed modeling and consequently, nutrient management plans. In the first edition of The Lorax (1971), Dr. Seuss used Lake Erie as a punch line, “They’ll walk on their fins and get woefully weary in search of some water that isn’t so smeary. I hear things are just as bad up in Lake Erie.” After the implementation of the Clean Water Act and years of intense work by state and...
New DeltaLINK software enables GP2 Logger to calculate full ASCE Penman Monteith Equation - improving evapotranspiration data accuracy
A new version 3.7 of Delta-T Devices’s DeltaLINK Software, in combination with its GP2 Logger and relevant sensors, enables the full ASCE/FAO-56 Penman Monteith equation for calculating potential evapotranspiration (ET). This enhancement also applies to the WS-GP2 Weather Station – An advanced research-grade system. ET is the sum of surface evaporation and plant transpiration to the atmosphere. Accurate ET data can be vitally important to many forms of environmental and agricultural research,...
From the Executive Director: Dirt Rich Shows Northwest Minnesota Farmers Eager to Adopt Soil Health Principles
“As to methods, there may be a million and then some, but principles are few. The person who grasps principles can successfully select their own methods. The person who tries methods, ignoring principles, is sure to have trouble.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson Justin Morris, NRCS Regional Soil Health Specialist, shared this quote last week at SFA’s “Dirt Rich” field days, held in Red Lake Falls at the David Miller farm and the next day in Lake Park at the Travis Schauer farm. The...