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  • John Deere Introduces New C850 Air Cart for Small-Grain Producers

    For small-grain producers wanting to drill more acres per day, John Deere introduces its largest air cart ever – the new C850. The cart's 850-bushel carrying capacity is 55 percent greater than previous models and provides an ideal match between cart capacity and in-field performance when appropriately paired with John Deere's 9R Family of Tractors and Air-Drill offering. The ...


    By John Deere

  • NCC Survey Suggests U.S. Producers to Plant 11.0 Million Acres of Cotton in 2017

    U.S. cotton producers intend to plant 11.0 million cotton acres this spring, up 9.4 percent from 2016, according to the National Cotton Council’s 36th Annual Early Season Planting Intentions Survey. (see table attached) Upland cotton intentions are 10.8 million acres, up 8.8 percent from 2016, while extra-long staple (ELS) intentions of 266,000 acres represent a 36.9 percent increase. The ...

  • Challenges in soil and water conservation

    Productive soils and clean water are essential elements for economic and social prosperity and environmental sustainability. Throughout history, civilizations have thrived or collapsed based on the availability of these vital resources. The lack of arable land and evidence of soil degradation have been identified as causes for the fall of many ancient civilizations, such as those in Mesopotamia, ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Iowa’s Corn Farmers Celebrate Soil & Water Conservation Week

    Iowa has 71,665 miles of streams and more than 11,000 different types of soil. Both resources are precious to the productivity of our state. Farmers celebrate soil and water every day but, Soil and Water Conservation Week April 28 to May 2, is a good time to recognize Iowa’s innovations to conserve both soil and water resources. “We haven’t reached perfection, yet” said ...

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • Role of earthworms in soil explored

    The right earthworms can make home septic systems work better. The wrong ones could do the opposite. That’s the finding in a study of worm populations living in the soil near trenches receiving septic tank flow outside five single family homes in Arkansas. Carrie L. Hawkins of the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville performed the study in collaboration with Agricultural Research Service (ARS) ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

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