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  • Use of the tree editor

    Here is a few tips to get the most out of the updated tree editor. You have probably noticed the new tree structure and the Tree Editor button at the top of the tree. Here is a few tips to improve the usability of the feature. Click on the Tree Edit button: Drag and drop boxes between tables to sort groups. The tree is resorted to reflect the Current Groups sorting. Mark the ...


    By add novatech

  • Terrestrial Laser Scanning to measure forest parameters

    In November landConsult completed the second service contract with a national forest adminisitration in eastern Germany. Using a FARO Focus 3D Scanner and a Stonex GNSS more than 5 heactares with thousands of broadleaf trees and conifers have been  scanned. All scanned forests are part of a permanent monitoring system to research tree quality and ecological parameters. The 3D modells are ...

  • New method may help detect avocado pathogen earlier

    University of Florida researchers have found an algorithm to help them detect laurel wilt, the deadly pathogen that threatens Florida’s $100 million-a-year avocado industry. Reza Ehsani, an associate professor of agricultural and biological engineering, said the algorithm finds laurel wilt-infected avocado trees before symptoms are visible to the naked eye. About 500 growers produce ...

  • Reliable method of determining biomass and carbon stocks in forests

    Terrestrial laser scanning is a technique that allows the structure of vegetation to be 3D-mapped to the millimetre. A first research project in Australia has shown that this technique can be used to more accurately determine the biomass of trees; far more so than the methods currently in use. This makes it an important development in the monitoring of carbon stocks for worldwide climate ...

  • The 4A`s: alerts, answers, analysis, and advancement will eliminate the silliness

    Silliness is the best descriptor of many of the situations we face.  Here are some examples: Because it is difficult to measure opacity (air cleanliness) at the end of the process (after the scrubber), there are requirements to measure it in the middle of the process. Most environmental decisions involve reducing one contaminant while increasing others; however, there is no common ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • New outdoor sound propagation calculation software

    Based on state of the art calculation methods, Mediterranean Acoustics Research & Development has released new outdoor sound propagation calculation software called Olive Tree Lab Terrain. OTL Terrain is aimed at small scale projects as opposed to large mapping software. It addresses mostly fixed noise sources within a small area where there is control over most of the parameters involved in ...

  • Application for the calculation of C02 balance in olive farming

    We now have evidence that, when the appropriate agricultural practices are applied, the carbon sink effect (or carbon sequestration) of olive trees through the biomass and soil is much greater than the greenhouse gas emissions for one production unit (one litre of virgin olive oil). According to Environmental Product Declarations for olive oil and published research, on average 1.5 kg of CO2e is ...

  • Taking account of the environment of bees to better evaluate insecticide-related risks

    A study coordinated by INRA and involving ACTA, CNRS and ITSAP-Institut de l'Abeille, has shown that the level of sensitivity of bees to the adverse effects of pesticides varies as a function of environmental conditions. The scientists observed that a neonicotinoid insecticide disturbed their ability to find their bearings, particularly in a complex landscape and under unfavourable weather ...

  • New Greenhouses Boost Research, Competitive Edge

    The new Williams Hall greenhouse complex on the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center’s Wooster campus is much more than a replacement for the greenhouse lost to a tornado almost five years ago: It’s a state-of-the-art facility that will help advance plant research and strengthen Ohio agriculture. The original Williams Hall greenhouse complex was leveled by a September ...


    By Ohio State University

  • The 2012 LIFE+ projects

    Austria 4 projects (14.5 million) LIFE+ Environment Policy and Governance (1 project – 3.6 million) LIFE-URBANLAKE (Stadt Wien – Magistratsabteilung 45 – Wiener Gewässer): This project intends to define strategies to reduce the vulnerability of the “Alte Donau” from effects of climate ...

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