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  • New Lithovit Special foliar fertilizers in the test phase

    We at Tribodyn have used the German winter to develop new Lithovit® Special products for you. Besides our three existing Lithovit® Special foliar fertilizers for rice, maize and cocoa our R&D-team has continued to analyse the needs of different plants to achieve the best results for each cultivation. The base of every Special fertilizer is our Lithovit® which is enriched with ...


    By Tribodyn AG

  • Crop yields stall in China, India

    China and India, the world's two most populous countries, are beset by stagnation in the production of staples like rice, wheat, soybean and maize (corn), says a new study on crop yield growth. Based on statistics from around the world during the 1951– 2008 period, the study 'Recent patterns of crop yield growth and stagnation', says that for some crops in China and India the spatial extent ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Warming Threatens to cut Crop Yields

    Projecting the impact of climate change on global food production is no easy task. A warming climate might result in better crop yields in one region, but cause drought and crop failure in another. A new US study, published in the journal Environmental ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Warming threatens to cut crop yields

    Projecting the impact of climate change on global food production is no easy task. A warming climate might result in better crop yields in one region, but cause drought and crop failure in another. A new US study, published in the journal Environmental Letters, assesses the odds of a major slowdown in global food production over the next 20 years. Overall, the study’s authors say, the ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Agricultural ammonia emissions could be reduced without affecting crop yield

    Ammonia released by nitrogen fertilisers in Spanish agriculture could be reduced by up to 82% with only a very minimal impact on crop yield, finds new research. This could be achieved by combining optimised management of manure with the use of non-urea synthetic fertilisers. Agriculture accounted for almost 94% of total European atmospheric emissions of ammonia in 2011. The main sources of these ...

  • Patents fail to boost crop yields

    Policies that secure intellectual property rights (IPRs) for agricultural innovations often fail to encourage technology transfer to developing countries or increase crop yields, a study shows. “Intellectual property rights are ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Farmers Urged to Check Soil – Liquid Fertiliser Tanks

    Farmers and growers were advised to check their soil, according to the Darlington and Stockton Times, to check their soil phosphate and Potash levels.  A decline in levels has been reported due to the decline in use of the two treatments that have fallen by an estimated 40 per cent as a direct result of rising prices in 2008. Many farmers have been reported to have taken phosphate and potash ...


    By ENDURAMAXX Storage Tanks

  • Variable crop sowing dates `produce higher yields`

    Cropping systems with variable sowing dates adapted to changing climatic conditions — as opposed to those with fixed sowing dates — will result in increased mean future crop yields, a modelling study has found. Multiple cropping systems, including growing two or more crops at the same time on the same plot ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • SMART Agriculture Technology Showcased at AgroFuturo - Sep 12, 2016

    SMART Fertilizer Management software presented its newest technologies for precision agriculture at the annual AGROFUTURO expo in Medellin, Colombia. In addition, SMART's CEO Sela spoke about information and communication technologies supporting decision making, as a sustainable strategy to increase crop yields and reduce environmental ...


    By Smart Fertilizer Management

  • Fertiliser Helps Grower Claim Record Wheat Yield

    A Peterborough-based fertiliser tank supplier is reinforcing the importance of storing large volumes of fertiliser correctly in order to benefit from bulk-buying savings and to reduce wastage. As a Northumberland grower attributes his claimed world record wheat yield to fertiliser. Northumberland farmer, Rod Smith, claims to have achieved a world record wheat yield of 16.52t/ha and attributes his ...


    By ENDURAMAXX Storage Tanks

  • What`s next for Helen Greatrex?

    Having left a full-time position at GCAP in February this year, Helen Greatrex now works as a post-doctoral researcher for the University of Columbia, New York. Helen still works as an associate for GCAP and will be lecturing for the Adaptation Academy in August. Over the last 3 years, GCAP has built a large workforce community that incorporates many partners and associates and is not limited to ...

  • Fertiliser can offset heat for African farmers

    [NAIROBI] African smallholders in dry areas can overcome climate change and even double crop yields if they invest in fertiliser use and harvest rainwater, researchers have found. Farmers in arid and semi-arid areas usually protect themselves from climate-related losses by investing as little as possible in farm inputs such as fertilisers. But in doing so they fail to grab opportunities for ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Agroecology a `spectacular` success, says UN expert

    Agroecology, a science-based, ecological approach to agriculture, has been underestimated by policymakers even though it could play a vital role in boosting crop yields and advancing economic development, says a UN report. The approach relies on the natural environment to boost soil productivity and protect crops against ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Achieve Farming Success with SMART Fertilizer Management

    Hod Hasharon, Israel, December 4, 2016: Now more than ever, using fertilizers responsibly is vital for growers to maximize crop yields, boost profits, save costs, and preserve the natural environment. SMART Fertilizer Management aims to help farmers and crop advisers achieve all their objectives efficiently and responsibly, with the latest in digital crop technology. This groundbreaking software ...


    By Smart Fertilizer Management

  • Brick kiln emissions affect crop yields, study finds

    Hydrogen fluoride emissions from brick kilns have been found to damage trees and crops in new studies conducted by an international team of scientists in the Peshawar area of northern Pakistan. Peshawar has 450 brick kilns and hydrogen fluoride is also released by factories making aluminium, ceramics, and ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Rising heat hits Indian wheat crop

    Researchers in the UK have established a link between changing climate and agriculture that could have significant consequences for food supplies in South Asia. They have found evidence of a relationship between rising average temperatures in India and reduced wheat production, which was increasing until about a decade ago but has now stopped. The researchers, Dr ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Modern farming practices: a short term solution to soil erosion

    New research shows that the damaging effects of soil erosion can be partly avoided by using modern farming methods, such as the use of fertilisers, but at a cost. An increase in the use of chemical fertilisers and pesticides, for example, is likely to have an impact on local ecosystems.  A team of European scientists, lead by the Université Catholique de Louvain in Belgium, have developed a ...

  • Impacts of tillage on soil and crops

    The increasing popularity of reduced tillage on crops has not only been an important development in combating soil erosion, but it has also been associated with increasing organic material and producing high crop yields. For peanut crops, however, reduced tillage has not gained a large acceptance as a viable practice, as findings of inconsistent yields have not encouraged farmers to make a switch ...


    By American Society of Agronomy

  • Improve crop yield by removing manure solids

    Manure has long been used as a crop fertilizer, but the challenge of finding an efficient use of the nutrients found in manure is ever present. The ratio of nitrogen to phosphorus in manure is low in relation to the nutrient needs of most crops. Therefore, crops tend to be overloaded with manure to meet the nitrogen requirement of agricultural crops, but the excess phosphorus from the process can ...

  • SMART Fertilizer Management solution showcased at AgroFuturo 2018 - Aug 22-24, 2018

    With a strong customerbase in Latin America, SMART Fertilizer Management was excited to return to AgroFuturo. Demonstrating real impact on farmer's bottom line, SMART's solution received much attention. SMART Fertilizer software helps farmers to consistently increase crop yields, cut back fertilizer costs and be more efficient by applying just the right amount of fertilizer according to the ...


    By Smart Fertilizer Management

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