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2013-09-25 08:33:10

ZURICH, September 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Swiss start-up PlantCare has successfully developed an intelligent, self-learning irrigation control system. Experts believe this innovation can achieve the same or even higher crop yields while consuming less water and, at the same time, help combat the increasing shortage of water. According to Professor Rolf Krebs at the Zurich University of Applied Science: "Experiments show that the PlantCare technology represents a new milestone...

2013-09-16 20:24:03

PORTLAND, Ore., Sept. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Cambia is pleased to welcome Chip Terhune to the company, where he will oversee all aspects of the company's federal and state government affairs to enhance Cambia's efforts to transform health care. Notably, he will lead the development of regulatory and legislative strategies that advance the company's commitment to being an advocate for change in the health care system. "I am pleased to welcome Chip to our team. He has an exemplary...

Michigan State University Lands Its First Drone
2013-09-10 13:51:00

Michigan State University Farmers can now get a birds-eye view ­of their fields – in full HD – thanks to Michigan State University landing its first drone. MSU researchers are using its first unmanned aerial vehicle to help farmers maximize yields by improving nitrogen and water management and reducing environmental impact such as nitrate leaching or nitrous oxide emissions. For this initiative, MSU’s UAV measures how crops react to stress, such as drought, nutrients...

2013-09-04 12:34:43

FRESNO, Calif., Sept. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- PureSense is excited to announce the release of its New Irrigation Manager software platform for the Web. Since 2006, the Company has been leading innovation in software for water management and this product sets a new standard. Over the last seven (7) years, growers have consistently enjoyed the desktop version of the product, with its ease of use, rich visual displays, and access to summary information and reports. With the release of the...

2013-08-27 12:28:43

Report Shows County-by-County Analysis of Impacts in the Ten States with Highest Crop Insurance Losses due to Extreme Weather: IL, IA, IN, KY, MO, WI, SD, NE, KS, TX CHICAGO, Aug. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Extreme weather forced the Federal Crop Insurance Program (FCIP) to pay out a record-breaking $17.3 billion in crop losses last year, much of which could have been prevented using water-smart strategies, according to the Natural Resources Defense Council. Payments made to farmers...

2013-08-27 08:21:43

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Aug. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the assets of privately-held IQ Irrigation of Christchurch, New Zealand. Financial terms were not disclosed. The acquisition is expected to close by the end of August 2013. IQ Irrigation provides a reliable and precise hardware and software solution for controlling linear and pivot irrigation systems. It enables farmers to apply the...

2013-08-21 23:30:06

Much better suited for therapy, or for sitting for long periods of time, this latex-free and peel- and tear-resistant material features built-in antimicrobial protection. Unlike a traditional plastic skin, this smooth, outer skin is soft to the touch, while the inner portion is molded and squeezable foam. Elberton, GA (PRWEB) August 21, 2013 Rehabmart.com, an online e-commerce company that sells rehabilitation and medical supplies, has recently joined into a distribution partnership with...

2013-08-21 08:29:47

Progaming Platforms Corp. (OTC QB: PPTF), a developer of a commercial multiplayer online gaming and reward processing platform, announced today that the Company has published the following letter to shareholders. NEW YORK, August 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Dear Shareholders As CEO of Progaming Platforms Corp. I am excited to inform all of our shareholders at our recent development reported in our Form 8-K filed with the SEC on August 19, 2013. We announced the signing of...

PHS Gene Found That Prevents Wheat From Sprouting
2013-08-20 11:32:47

Kansas State University Fewer crop losses anticipated A new study about the common problem of preharvest sprouting, or PHS, in wheat is nipping the crop-killing issue in the bud. Researchers at Kansas State University and the U.S. Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service, or USDA-ARS, found and cloned a gene in wheat named PHS that prevents the plant from preharvest sprouting. Preharvest sprouting happens when significant rain causes the wheat grain to germinate before...

2013-07-30 08:25:51

Water Right Technologies provides sustainable, effective strategies ESCALON, Calif., July 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As the demand for food increases with population growth, producing higher yields has become central to conventional agriculture. While farmers may avoid changing their crop management practices for fear of not keeping up with the high demand, California-based Water Right Technologies (www.wrtag.com) is creating customized crop management programs for farmers which boost...


Latest Agronomy Reference Libraries

Cash crop
2013-08-05 12:49:51

Cash crop is a term used to reference a profitable crop for farmers. Plants like cotton and tobacco are a few cash crops farmer tend to deal with. These crops do not stay with the farmer for their livestock feed or used in the home, rather, in many cases they are exported; thus creating revenue for the farmer. The price of cash crops is largely based on supply and demand in more developed countries, where the supply is actually coming from lesser developed areas. When a bumper crop, that...

Intercropping
2013-07-31 15:20:47

Intercropping is growing crops of multiple products in a specific area. Using the property for more than one crop serves dual purposes such as adding structural support along with providing needed nutrients as well as weed and pest control. Careful consideration and control is required when intercropping. Considerations such as soil content, the amount of water needed for each crop and the amount of sunlight needed for each crop. An example of intercropping are planting tall crops that...

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...

Erosion
2013-04-01 12:48:39

Erosion is the process by which rock and soil are taken from the surface of the Earth by exogenetic processes like wind or the flow of water, and then transported and deposited in another location. While erosion is a natural process, human activities have increased by 10 to 40 times the rate at which erosion is happening globally. Excessive erosion results in problems such as desertification, decreases in agricultural productivity because of land degradation, sedimentation of waterways,...

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...

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