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  • New USGS map of worldwide croplands supports food and water security

    A new map was released on November 14 detailing croplands worldwide in the highest resolution yet, helping to ensure global food and water security in a sustainable way. The map establishes that there are 1.87 billion hectares of croplands in the world, which is 15% to 20%—or 250 to 350 million ...

  • Method that cuts sugarcane emissions gets global prize

    A Brazilian scientist who developed a method that reduces greenhouse gas emissions from sugarcane cultivation has been awarded a prize that each year recognises a researcher whose work has excelled in the area of fertiliser use. Heitor Cantarella received the International Fertilizer ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • 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 ...

  • Advanced Ecological Solutions in Water Treatment & Soil Conditioning

    Phyto-Catalyst® is built upon the powerful bio-catalytic capabilities of the BOC composition formulas.  The BOC products are based on a specially designed fermentation supernatant, derived from plants and minerals, which is then blended with surface modifying compounds, into a very powerful liquid concentrate. Improves microbiological conditions in soil.  ...


    By Bio-Organic Catalyst, Inc.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 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`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

  • Meet Eijkelkamp Soil & Water at booth 07.330A during the Aquatech Amsterdam 2017.

    Aquatech Amsterdam 2017 With over 850 exhibitors and a visitor attendance of 21,000 from 140 countries Aquatech underlines its position as the world’s leading platform for process, drinking and waste water. When 31 October - 3 November 2017 Where RAI Amsterdam Register ...


    By Eijkelkamp Soil & Water

  • Collection of soil and water samples underway in Camden County, MO

    The US Environmental Protection Agency is currently sampling soil and water from private wells at residences in Camden County, Mo. The samples are being screened for the presence of lead and other metals. There is no cost to the property owner or resident for the sampling. For most of its history, Missouri was the largest lead producer in the country. Historical records show that lead was mined ...

  • EPA Region 7 Is collecting soil and water samples in Cole County

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is currently sampling soil and water from private wells at residences in Cole County, Mo. The samples collected by EPA are being screened for the presence of lead and other metals. There is no cost to the property owner or resident for the sampling. For most of its history, Missouri was the largest lead producer in the country. Historical records show that ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • Continuing nightmare in Bhopal: CSE laboratory tests soil, water samples from Union Carbide

    For more than 25 years, the Union Carbide (UCIL) factory has been contaminating the land and water of Bhopal. Latest tests show that groundwater in areas even three km away from the factory contains almost 40 times more pesticides than Indian standards. These are the findings of a study released here today by the New Delhi-based research and advocacy organisation, Centre for Science and ...

  • 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 ...

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