soil-water News

  • USDA seeks partnerships to protect soil and water

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is teaming with businesses, nonprofits and others on a five-year, $2.4 billion program that will fund locally designed cosnervation of soil and water projects nationwide, Secretary Tom Vilsack said Tuesday. Authorized by the new farm law enacted earlier this year, the Regional Conservation Partnership Program is intended to involve the private sector more ...


    By Associated Press

  • Improved soil water sensors aid in irrigation management

    Agriculture, a large user of water for irrigation, is under pressure to reduce water use. Increased urban population growth has created more competition for limited water supplies. While growers have used soil moisture probes to aid in irrigation management in the past, earlier probes required maintenance or were expensive or inadequate.  New electronic sensors have been developed that require ...

  • Eijkelkamp Soil & Water present at IWS Abu Dhabi

    Eijkelkamp Soil & Water is present at the International Water Summit in Abu Dhabi. The International Water Summit is the leading global meeting point for showcasing and developing solutions for water sustainability in arid ...


    By Eijkelkamp Soil & Water

  • Eijkelkamp Agrisearch Equipment renamed Eijkelkamp Soil & Water

    From 24th July 2015, we are called Eijkelkamp Soil & Water. With this a name, which clearly reflects where our focus lies, we intend to expand into a preferred global supplier of solutions for soil and water research, such as smart sensoring. A new name deserves a new logo. A modern logo encompassing our incredible pride at receiving the designation 'Royal' (Royal Eijkelkamp) and the colour ...


    By Eijkelkamp Soil & Water

  • Students get a feel for soil-water relationships

    Using little more than PVC rings, a trashcan, and a scale, students can literally get a feel for soil water retention and field capacity, concepts that are important and useful in fields from farming to engineering. The demonstration, developed by Adam Howard, Drs. Josh Heitman and Dan Bowman of North Carolina State University, was designed to illustrate concepts that can be difficult for ...

  • Meet Eijkelkamp Soil & Water at WASWAC 2016

    Meet Eijkelkamp Soil & Water at the 3rd world conference of World Association of Soil and Water Conservation (WASWAC) in Belgrade, Serbia. Eijkelkamp Soil & Water's focus during WASWAC 2016 will be smart sensoring and monitoring.  WASWAC 2016 The focus of WASWAC 2016 will be on new challenges and strategies of soil and water conservation in the changing world ...


    By Eijkelkamp Soil & Water

  • Testing for a range of Per Fluorinated Compounds (PFC) in soil and water.

    Perfluorinated Compounds (PFC) are a group of synthetic chemicals that have been used in a variety of consumer and industrial applications for over 50 years – used in adhesives, cosmetics, cleaning products, and fire fighting foams. Some Per Fluorinated substances are Toxic, Persistent and Bio-accumulative; this by definition makes them hazardous substances. There are major concerns ...


    By ALcontrol Laboratories

  • Where is your soil water? Crop yield has the answer

    Crop yield is highly dependent on soil plant-available water, the portion of soil water that can be taken up by plant roots. Quantitative determination of the maximum amount of plant-available water in soil using traditional methods on soil samples remains challenging, especially at the scale of an entire field. However, a map of plant-available water capacity for a field would be instrumental in ...

  • Lots of media attention for unique Eijkelkamp Soil & Water measurement buoy

    Organisers of swimming events in open water still sometimes come up against unpleasant surprises. After the discovery of dead ducks in Berkel river, the organisers of De Vrije Slag Door Zutphen (swimming event) decided to cancel the 2015 event, just prior to the start. Although participants were very understanding about the decision, the organiser was ...


    By Eijkelkamp Soil & Water

  • Eijkelkamp Soil & Water`s ISO-9001 certificate again renewed

    After the annual audit Eijkelkamp Soil & Water's ISO-9001 certificate is again renewed. The quality system employed by Eijkelkamp Soil & Water and its implementation satisfy NEN-EN-ISO 9001:2008 for the following areas of application: The development, production, purchase and sale of equipment for the analysis of soil, water, plants, climate, residual substances and surveying ...


    By Eijkelkamp Soil & Water

  • Eijkelkamp Soil & Water exclusive distributor Grundfos MP1 pump

    From Friday 2 June 2016, Eijkelkamp Soil & Water will worldwide be the exclusive distributor of the Grundfos MP1 pump. The Grundfos MP1 pump is an environmental pump used for water monitoring. You can use the MP1 pump for collecting ground water samples, which are analysed to establish the precise type and degree of contamination. Kenth Hvid Nielsen, Group Vice President, Global Market ...


    By Eijkelkamp Soil & Water

  • Eijkelkamp Soil & Water and Van Essen Instruments sign a new long-term agreement

    On Wednesday 19 April 2017, Eijkelkamp Soil & Water and Van Essen Instruments signed a new long-term agreement. In the coming years, Eijkelkamp Soil & Water will remain the exclusive distributor of the Diver water level logger, the associated software and its accessories. Eijkelkamp Soil & Water and Van Essen Instruments will also continue to work closely together on the development ...


    By Eijkelkamp Soil & Water

  • EOS to Attend AEHS 26th Annual International Conference on Soil, Water, Energy, and Air in San Diego

    On March 21-24, 2016 EOS Remediation will be attending the 26th Annual International Conference on Soil, Water, Energy, and Air in San Diego, CA.  EOS Remediation will be located at Booth # 31. EOS will have a poster presentation on Optimizing Electron Donor Distribution for In ...


    By EOS Remediation, LLC

  • Straw covering on soil can increase crop yields and improve the efficiency of water use

    Straw from previous harvests can be used to help increase crop yields and improve the efficiency of water use in arid regions, finds a new study from China. By testing different techniques to improve water efficiency, the researchers found that the most effective method involved using straw to cover the soil when growing maize and wheat together in the same growing season. In north-western China, ...

  • Free Software Lets You Use HydraProbe to Determine Soil Water Retention Curve

    The Soil Water Characteristics software is a hydraulic properties calculator, developed by the USDA and Washington State University. It estimates soil water tension, conductivity and water holding capability based on the soil texture, organic matter, gravel content, salinity, and compaction. The software is for Windows-based PCs and is available for free ...

  • Reinforcement of soil by plant roots

    Landslides have devastating impacts across the globe resulting in the loss of life and the destruction of billions of dollars in infrastructure. Soil erosion from wind and water threatens food production, pollutes the environment, and can make living in major cities such as Beijing almost unbearable during dust storms. Just like the great dust bowl of the 1930s, many instances of soil erosion and ...

  • Plant and soil scientists assemble

    More than 3,500 scientists, professionals, and students presented their latest research and discussed emerging trends in agriculture, energy, climate change, environmental science, and related issues at the 2009 Annual Meetings of the American Society of Agronomy (ASA), Crop Science Society of America (CSSA), and Soil Science Society of America (SSSA), Nov. 1-5 in Pittsburgh, PA. The meeting’s ...

  • Writing an equation for soil success

    Soil isn’t one size fits all. It may look the same under your feet – but under a microscope, that’s a different story. A plant’s roots, tiny bugs – these things can tell one soil from another quite easily. Soil scientists typically measure different aspects of soil — how much air it contains, how well it retains water, heat, and more — to ...


    By American Society of Agronomy

  • Keeping a pulse on the soil

    Leaving behind stubble is not ideal when shaving, but it’s a good practice to leave behind crop “stubble” after harvest. According to soil scientist Frank Larney, crop residue anchors the soil against wind and water erosion. Avoiding bare soils is one part of a soil conservation package he and his research team demonstrate in a 12-year experiment growing pulses in southern ...

  • Measuring calcium in serpentine soils

    Serpentine soils contain highly variable amounts of calcium, making them marginal lands for farming. Successful management of serpentine soils requires accurate measurement of the calcium they hold. Research published this month in the Soil Science Society of America Journal shows that multiple measurement techniques are needed to accurately measure calcium content in serpentine soils. To make ...

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