Dekati is proud to announce a new version of the ELPI+™ instrument, the Dekati® High Resolution ELPI+™ (HR-ELPI+™). The High Resolution ELPI+™ operation is the same as ELPI+™ operation added with data inversion algorithm that gives more detailed data on particle size distribution. The data inversion runs in a new version of the ELPI+vi™ software and gives data in either 100 or 500 size classes from 6 nm — 10 µm. More details about the High Resolution ELPI+™ is available here.
Workshop: Development of biological control products
Wageningen Plant Research and its partners in the BIOCOMES EU project are organising a workshop for PhD students and young scientists active in the field of biological control. The workshop will take place in January 2017 in Kiel (Germany). Students can register via www.biocomes.eu/workshop. The workshop will focus on the development of sustainable biological control products based on micro-organisms.BIOCOMES coordinator Jürgen Köhl of Wageningen Plant Research, BIOCOMES partnerse-nema,Bayer CropScienc...
Dr. Peter G. McCornick to deliver keynote address at colocated Groundwater Week and Irrigation Show
There is opportunity to make systemic changes in agricultural water management that could significantly impact food security challenges around the world, according to Peter G. McCornick, Ph.D., PE, D.WRE, an internationally known authority who will deliver a joint keynote address at the colocated annual meetings of the National Ground Water Association and the Irrigation Association December 5-9 in Las Vegas, Nevada. McCornick’s address to NGWA’s Groundwater Week and IA’s 2016 Irrigation Show...
New CapDI for Horticulture Brochures!
Voltea, the world’s leader in membrane Capacitive Deionization (CapDI©), has created and published a new brochure that focuses on how CapDI benefits the horticulture industry. CapDI tunably removes and controls sodium and electrical conductivity (EC) levels arrising from total dissolved solids (TDS) without removing all minerals, allowing users to select the optimal level of sodium and minerals for each crop’s irrigation water. Excessive levels of sodium in irrigation water prevents reuse, and...
New Cepex irrigation range
Cepex is launching a new RESCOM irrigation range of products with its own brand; this range offers complete solutions for all the needs in turf and garden irrigation. To achieve this, we have selected the most innovative products of the best manufacturers in the market and we have jointed them in a range that offers the perfect solution for easy and reliable installations. The range consists in the following products: sprinklers, spray heads with its nozzles, solenoid valves, electric and battery controllers,...
Droughts may shrink wine cork industry
Climate change is threatening cork production in the forests of Spain and Portugal, making it more difficult to produce traditional wine bottle stoppers and putting an ancient and valuable industry at risk. A recent study by Portuguese researchers shows that cork − the thick bark of an oak tree species found mostly in the Iberian Peninsula − grows at a much slower rate during intense, short-term droughts, which are becoming more frequent in the region as a consequence of global warming. This makes...