Severe night frosts are expected throughout Italy, but there are those who have been using anti-frost irrigation since 2003. This is the case of Stefano Rivalta, a farmer in the province of Ravenna. And he is very satisfied with the active protection implemented. "I have 23 hectares of peach orchard, with underground drainage and all protected by the anti-frost irrigation below the foliage.
You’ve probably heard of it, and you might even be practicing it. If so, you might want to advertise it to customers and the general public. If you’re not practicing it, you may be missing an opportunity to save some money and gain some yield. “It” is Fertilizer Canada’s (FC) ‘4R’ Nutrient Stewardship.
It's a problem plaguing grape-growers worldwide - in an ever-changing climate, how can they protect their crops from the undesirable effects of wildfire smoke exposure. A recent study by a team of UBC Okanagan researchers has led to the development of a preventative strategy for protecting grapes from volatile phenols - flavored compounds present in smoke that may be absorbed into ripening grapes and subsequently impact wine flavor.
Rezatec, a leading provider of geospatial data analytics, has launched a free smartphone app that acts as a portal for farmers to record their agricultural activities and provides recommendations for optimal sowing and irrigation scheduling. Based on preliminary results from the experimental stations, the app has demonstrated the potential to increase wheat yields by up to 12%.
Driven by a Hort Innovation investment, in collaboration with various universities, state and federal government agencies, private sector companies and industry, the Australian Bushfires Rapid Response Map outlines the location of targeted treecrop farms across Australia, overlayed with a map of burnt areas, which updates every ten minutes.
Growing winter wheat and playing blackjack are two activities with almost nothing in common. Except one thing: if you don’t know what you’re doing, it’s easy to lose money playing blackjack or growing winter wheat. “The example I like to use is: let’s figure out blackjack by going to Vegas (but) never playing the game before,” said Ken Greer, founder of the Western Ag Group of Companies.
New technology being developed by University of Florida scientists identifies two dangerous tomato diseases with 99 percent accuracy. This finding is critical because diseases can cost growers millions of dollars annually in the state’s third most valuable crop. Thus, the earlier farmers detect those ailments, the better their chances of treating them before the diseases cause excessive damage.
The precision farming market is set to grow from its current market value of more than $4 billion to more than $12 billion by 2025; as reported in the latest study by Global Market Insights, Inc. The market growth is attributed to the rising adoption of smart agricultural practices to increase productivity.
New Delhi: The Department of Agriculture, Cooperation and Farmers Welfare, through Mahalanobis National Crop Forecast Centre (MNCFC) had carried out pilot studies for Optimization of Crop Cutting Experiments (CCEs) in various States involving 8 agencies and organizations during Kharif 2018 and Rabi 2018-19 under Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY).
Administering crop insurance in Asian countries with small fragmented agriculture land holdings is an expensive affair, but costs can be substantially lowered with the introduction of index-based or parametric insurance schemes. These are managed, however, through relatively generic data measurements that do not always capture the experiences of individual farmers.
More than 3,000 farmers in the Philippines are now using a mobile app for Android devices called RiceUp that's significantly increased their earnings. “On average, our farmers would go from $71 a month to $500 a month, which in the Philippines is absolutely crazy,” BYU-Hawaii student Eli Clark said.
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