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New soil sensor may improve crop fertilization efficiency
Researchers at U.S.-based Pennsylvania State University (Penn State) have developed a multi-parameter sensor that can decouple temperature and nitrogen signals in soils so that each can be measured accurately.
A&L Biological and Vive Crop Protection collaborate
A&L Biological Inc., a subsidiary of A&L Canada Laboratories East of London, Ontario, Canada, and Vive Crop Protection Inc. of Mississauga (Toronto), Ontario have announced a new partnership to bring biological solutions to North American crop markets.
Nanobubble technology now available in Mexico
Moleaer and Royal Brinkman are expanding their commercial relationship to deliver Moleaer’s nanobubble generators and solutions to high-tech greenhouse growers in Mexico.
Fighting pests and diseases of papaya in Uganda
CABI is working in partnership with the National Agricultural Research Organisation (NARO) and the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (MAAIF) to step up the fight against pests and diseases of papaya in Uganda.
Biocontrol for potato storage set for international approval
1,4-dimethylnaphthalene (1,4-DMN), a naturally occurring biocontrol that enhances dormancy, controls sprouting and encourages field-fresh quality in stored potatoes, is scheduled for review and regulatory approval under the United Nation’s Food and Agriculture (FAO)’s Codex Alimentarius.
Researchers develop robot for synecoculture farming
Japanese researchers have developed a four-wheeled, two orthogonal axes mechanism robot to maintain plants grown under the farming method of synecoculture.