Tuesday, 08 November 2016

Farming 4.0: The future of agriculture?

In Europe, Precision Agriculture (PA) and the integration of digital technology are set to become the most influential trends in the sector, as a growing number of farmers start to adopt digital technologies to run their businesses.

Tuesday, 08 November 2016

Farming goes digital: the 3rd Green Revolution

Farming is often seen as very traditional, particularly in today’s highly urbanised societies. In fact, farmers have always embraced change and today are using increasingly advanced technologies. A greater understanding of genetics has improved the seed breeding process and precision farming – using satellite sensors to tailor treatments for small areas of fields – has improved productivity while reducing the use of fertilizer and pesticides.

Wednesday, 02 November 2016

The complete Haifa recommendation for the fertilization of vineyard

The top 20 Controlled Release Fertilizers experts from Haifa's worldwide offices are planning Haifa's next offerings to the growing market of CRFs.

Tuesday, 01 November 2016

Post-harvest and fall fertilization in apple

A proper post-harvest fertilization of apple orchards is highly important. High density orchards are likely to come under stress after the harvest, and replenishing the tree’s reserves for next season is a needed. Next season growth potential is determined by the nutritional reserves that have been built up in the buds at leaf fall.

Monday, 31 October 2016

Organic crop area on the rise in the EU

With more than 11 million hectares of certified area or area under conversion in 2015, organic farming made up 6.2% of the European Union's (EU) total utilised agricultural area (UAA). Since 2010, the area devoted to organic farming has grown by almost two million hectares.

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Enabling Smart Farming in Europe

Turning the smart farming opportunity into a success for farmers at all scales.

Monday, 24 October 2016

Understanding Precision Agriculture – Lessons from the Field

This article is part of a series dedicated to helping farmers understand and implement precision agriculture technology. It is based on research conducted by Nicole Rabe, Ian McDonald and Ben Rosser at OMAFRA, in conjunction with Mike Duncan, Sarah Lepp and Gregor MacLean at Niagara College.

Monday, 24 October 2016

Biopesticides set to "overtake chemicals"

With a raft of new biological products in the pipeline, Europe is set to overtake the Americas to become the biggest market in the world for non-chemical pesticides, according to Dr Dave Chandler, a microbiologist and entomologist at the Warwick University’s crop centre, who has advised the European Parliament and the US Department of Agriculture on Integrated Pest Management (IPM).

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