agro-meteorology system News

  • Pakistan needs a new crop forecasting system

    Pakistan's outdated crop yield forecasting system needs a revamp, says Ibrar ul Hassan Akhtar. Like most developing countries, Pakistan is staring at the spectre of food insecurity, with its food production out of sync with population growth. The food availability scenario is further ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Fluidra to commercialise state-of-the-art irrigation telemanagement systems

    The multinational has signed an agreement with Samcla, Spain's leading manufacturer of irrigation telemanagement systems, for the exclusive commercialisation of its products in Spain. The technology developed by Samcla makes it possible to control irrigation and lighting networks in parks and green spaces over the Internet. This technology, used in over 30 municipalities in the country, ...


    By Fluidra

  • Global recognition for traditional farming systems in China, Iran and South Korea

    Six traditional farming systems in China, Iran and South Korea known for their unique characteristics and approaches to sustainability have been designated Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS) by FAO. They include Iran’s Qanat Irrigation system, an ancient network of farms that have survived for ...

  • Pakistan revamps climate study centre

    With extra funding and empowering legislation Pakistan's autonomous Global Climate Change Impact Centre (GCCIC) is set to take on a regional and international role in climate research. Legislation passed this month ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Alterra and partners to demonstrate the use of brackish water for potato cultivation in Egypt

    A consortium led by Alterra has recently started a project called “Salt TOlerant Potatoes improve water and food security - STOP”. Together with our partners we will extend and test the existing Dacom soil moisture monitoring system with a new salinity sensor. Use of this advisory system will prevent both crop drought and salinity stress, while minimizing water losses. It will enable ...

  • EUMETSAT participates in climate workshop in Cape Verde

    EUMETSAT is participating in the International Workshop on Climate and Natural Resources in Portuguese-Speaking Countries being held on the island of Sal, Cape Verde, on 3-7 March 2008. The workshop is organised by the National Institute of Meteorology and Geophysics (INMG) of Cape Verde, in cooperation with the Portuguese Meteorological Institute (IM), and is specifically dedicated to ...

  • RainWise Names New Director of Global Sales

    RainWise is pleased to present our new Director of Global Sales, Alex Birdsall. Alex has over 6 years of global technology business development experience with strong client relationships in many industries, including meteorology, agriculture, engineering, forestry, transportation and energy. His enthusiasm, knowledge and creative mind are a perfect match for assisting our customers to ...


    By RainWise Inc.

  • Free Webinar: Plotting a Strategy to Improve Germination, Plant Stands

    Anything you can do in your planting and seeding operation to improve seed germination and ensure maximum plant stands will make no-tilling less stressful and more successful. Through our exclusive No-Till Farmer webinar series, Reid Abbott, Field Agronomy Manager for Agro-Culture Liquid Fertilizers, will share findings from research studies conducted at the 750-acre North Central ...

  • UN-backed forum to study climate forecasting and sustainable farming

    More than 80 scientists, farmers, and agriculture experts from around the globe gathered at a United Nations-backed conference in Queensland, Australia, this week to work on long-term sustainability of agriculture through improvements in worldwide distribution of weather and climate projections. The two-day conference in Toowoomba, Queensland, will “identify the needs for improving current ...


    By United Nations

  • Companion oil Crop cultivation Technology advances the breakeven point for Biodiesel Business

    No single feedstock is likely to solve the supply issues facing the biodiesel industry. We need sustainable, cost-effective and carbon savings feedstocks like Jatropha, Jojoba, Pongamia, castor, Simarouba, neem, Moringa Madhuca  camelina, Brassica Juncea, flax, kenaf, Citrullus Colocynthis , Calophyllum , Kokum etc, . The experts and scientists at Centre for Jatropha Promotion & ...


    By Advanced Biofuel Center

  • Chipper and baler for energy crops

    Biothek, a company devoted to biomass research and production from Arundo k-12, and the chipping machine manufacturer Serrat from Aragon in Spain, have presented a chipping head that can be coupled to a baler for energy crops The chipping head replaces the traditional system for feeding balers or pick-up by attaining more compact, denser bales. In the first demonstration carried out on Arundo ...

  • SPS 2014 – Sustainable Phosphorus Summit

    SPS 2014, the fourth world summit on phosphorus and its global issues, is to be held from 1 to 3 September 2014 in Montpellier (France). Its aim is to address the issue of phosphorus, from a regional to a global scale, along with its many interactions with our societies. SPS 2014 will be held just after PSP5 - Phosphorus in Soil and Plants, ...

  • TAHA to promote horticulture value chain in Tanzania at Agritech Expo in Arusha

    “The horticulture value chain in Tanzania has a number of opportunities that ranges from manufacturers, processors input dealers, packaging industry and exporters. It is a sector that needs to be promoted to solve the unemployment crisis in our country, youth and women should consider this industry if they want to make a contribution.” This is according to Jacqueline Mkindi, Chief ...

  • Root strength in OSR and winter cereals

    We should never underestimate the importance of roots. Good plant roots are essential for water and nutrient uptake and as such have a significant influence on crop health and yield. Whatever the autumn weather, stimulating the development of deeper root systems will improve the plant’s ability to access the nutrients and water required for establishment and early growth. ...


    By Ilex EnviroSciences Limited

  • Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture

    The Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture (GFIA) is presenting itself to the outside world as ‘the world's award-winning sustainable agriculture event’. With 40 ministerial delegations and numerous top figures from the agrifood world, this trade fair and conference is guaranteed to feature many innovations in a wide range of fields. As an innovation partner, Wageningen UR is ...

  • Easing organic agricultural trade

    Organic farmers in developing countries will have greater access to world markets, thanks to two practical tools launched this week that seek to ease trade in organic agricultural products. The new tools, which are the outcome of six years of collaborative work by FAO, the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), and the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM), ...

  • Fieragricola 2012 close to sold out: Agricultural mechanisation in the forefront with five halls out of ten

    Boom in registrations compared to the same period two years ago on the eve of the previous event: +21% for exhibitors, +28% for inside square metres, +67% for outside dynamic areas. There will also be an impressive line-up of international delegations, precisely at a time when agricultural engineering is set to return to pre-recession market levels, especially thanks to exports. Same - Deutz Fahr ...


    By Veronafiere

  • EWA Fermenter Rapid composting of waste

    From one side it looks like an ordinary shipping container. From the other side it appears to be a perpetual motion machine which spins, hisses and makes a variety of other noises. From the inside, the Solbien EWA Fermenter from the Czech company Agro Eko is a highly mechanised system for the rapid composting of waste. “You put the waste ...


    By Elmia AB

  • Burundi set to embrace hybrid maize seeds

    Farmers in Burundi are set to benefit from new high-yielding, fast-maturing hybrid maize seeds that are also resistant to maize streak virus. The varieties are being tested by the Burundi Institute of Agronomic Sciences (ISABU) and should be available to farmers in September. Two seed companies, Pannar and Naseco, based ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Indonesian forest fires could endanger region, warns scientist

    An Indonesian scientist has warned of a growing danger of forest fires in the western Indonesian island of Sumatra engulfing neighbouring countries in resulting haze, as occurred in 2006. Eris Risandi, a climate scientist at Indonesia's Agency ...


    By SciDev.Net

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