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2014-04-09 23:25:08

DMG Productions explores the latest innovations in precision agriculture. Plainfield, WI (PRWEB) April 09, 2014 Precision Water Works, Inc., announced today they will be featured in an upcoming episode of American Farmer, airing later this year on RFD-TV. Precision Water Works is a network of agricultural professionals that works together with growers, agronomists, and vendors to find solutions within a farm. American Farmer will explore how Precision Water Works aids farmers in achieving...

2014-03-27 23:24:00

Precision Farming market research report provides in-depth analysis and categorizes global market on the basis of technology, components, application and geography. (http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/precision-farming-market-1243.html) (PRWEB) March 27, 2014 According to a new market research report "Precision Farming Market by Technology (GPS/GNSS, GIS, Remote Sensing & VRT), Components (Automation & Control, Sensors, FMS), Applications (Yield Monitoring, VRA,...

2014-03-20 04:22:18

DUBLIN, March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/x8hv3s/precision_farming) has announced the addition of the "Concise Analysis of the International Precision Farming Market" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/x8hv3s/precision_farming ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) Precision farming is defined on the basis of technologies that enable...

2014-03-13 23:01:55

Long-term gypsum users report more than 5:1 or higher returns for every dollar worth of gypsum applied to alfalfa and 2:1 or higher for corn. Yield, sulfur availability and soil quality improvements were top three reasons cited for gypsum use in study findings. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) March 13, 2014 A rigorous new study conducted by two highly respected agricultural economists brings to light the top reasons that crop growers apply gypsum to cropland. The study cites increased yields,...

2014-02-27 23:35:58

Turf Feeding Systems is focused on implementing their technology to increase water efficiency and improve soil health to help solve the world drought crisis. Houston, Texas (PRWEB) February 27, 2014 While worldwide drought continues to damage Brazil, California and many parts of the world, Turf Feeding Systems (TFS) is sharply focused on using their 25 years of expertise to reduce the water use up to 50% on any irrigated areas. Brazil is facing serious drought affecting agriculture,...

2014-02-19 23:24:47

New soil model creates step-change in predictive farm management. Des Moines, IA (PRWEB) February 19, 2014 DuPont, the University of Missouri and the U.S. Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS) have announced an innovative new collaboration to pool soil mapping resources, predictive technologies and expertise to help growers more sustainably improve crop yields through better nitrogen application management and other field input planning. The public-private...

2014-02-14 16:22:22

Comprehensive test helps save growers money on unneeded fertilization while evaluating soil health. MT. VERNON, Maine, Feb. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Now, labs can test soil health more accurately with a new Soil Health Nutrient Toolbox from Woods End Laboratories in Mt. Vernon, Maine. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140214/CG65929LOGO "Years of research have led to this new way of testing soil," Woods End Founder William Brinton, Ph.D., said. "Three labs are offering the...

2014-02-11 23:26:51

The new interface allows growers to be more efficient accessing their field data. Tulare, CA (PRWEB) February 11, 2014 Rain Bird introduces a new multi-ranch dashboard for its ClimateMinder solution, which allows growers to more easily and quickly review field data from all their weather and soil moisture stations using any web-enabled computer or mobile device. The new dashboard is focused on geolocation, offering a user-friendly map to quickly identify areas which require attention,...

2014-01-19 23:03:14

Blue Fire Media of Kalamazoo rebuilds Koviack website with cleaner look, responsive design. Three Rivers, MI (PRWEB) January 19, 2014 A major distributor of farm irrigation systems in Michigan released its new website in mid-January, designed by a Kalamazoo area web developer. Terry Koviack, president of Koviack Irrigation and Farm Services, recognized the company website needed a major overhaul. They turned to Blue Fire Media of Kalamazoo to redesign koviackirrigation.com to reflect the...

2014-01-17 16:22:15

LITITZ, Pa., Jan. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cover Crop Solutions LLC, a leading cover crop seed producer and agronomic solutions company, announces Dr. Tracy Blackmer has been named the company's Director of Research. Dr. Blackmer will lead cover crop, soil health and related scientific research projects throughout the Midwest, as well as other parts of North America. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140117/PH48551LOGO ) Dr. Blackmer's professional background includes...


Latest Agricultural soil science Reference Libraries

Seed Drilling
2013-05-18 07:39:11

Seed drilling is a method used by farmers in order to have a more unified, crop-yielding season. The first known use of seed drilling was in 1500 BC by the Sumerian. At this time, they were using a single tube. Later, in the 2nd Century BC, the Chinese developed a multi-tube iron drill. This facilitated in a larger crop planting allowing them to feed their large population. The first recorded patent of a sowing machine was in 1566 by the Venetian Senate, attributing Camillo Torello. In the...

Soil Salinity
2013-04-01 11:15:13

Soil salinity is the salt content within the soil; the process of increasing the content of salt is known as salination. Salt is a natural element of water and soils. Salination can be a result of natural processes such as the gradual withdrawal of an ocean or mineral weathering. It can be caused by artificial processes such as irrigation as well. Soils that are affected by salt are a result of excess accumulation of salts, normally most obvious at the surface of the soil. Salts can be...

Dryland Farming
2013-03-15 11:32:48

Dryland farming is farming without the aid of irrigation and only with the amount of rain fall given by Mother Nature. Dryland farming is typical in arid regions such as Southwestern United States, Mexico, the Middle East, and other regions that are known for growing grains. Dryland farming is practiced in all parts of Australia with the exception of the Northern Territory. Process Dryland farming involves the constant assessing of the amount of moisture present or lacking for any given...

Cover Crop
2013-03-15 11:18:24

Image Caption: Painter of the burial chamber of Sennedjem. A Plowing Farmer. Credit: Yorck Project/Wikipedia Cover crops are crops that are planted to improve the quality of the soil, also known as green manure. Cover crops add fertility to the soil, control weeds and pests as well as control diseases that can be otherwise found in untreated soil. Cover crops increases the organic matter levels in the soil which only enhances the structure of the soil as well as increase the capacity for...

Crop Rotation
2013-03-03 09:16:36

Image Caption: Effects of crop rotation and monoculture at the Swojec Experimental Farm, Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences. In the front field, the "Norfolk" crop rotation sequence (potatoes, oats, peas, rye) is being applied; in the back field, rye has been grown for 45 years in a row. Credit: Leslaw Zimny/Wikipedia Crop rotation is the practice of planting different types of crops (also known as polyculture) in the same location in subsequent seasons. Utilizing...

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