From discussions with various role players in the horticultural sector it is evident that one of the major needs for the industry is to have clear proof that the inputs that we provide transforms into higher production of class A fruit. Sure we are using orchard walks, record keeping of nutritional inputs, remote sensing etc, [...]
By: SEM Contributor on January 22, 2014. “Transforming Africa’s Agriculture: Harnessing Opportunities for Inclusive Growth and Sustainable Development” is the theme that will be at the center of discussions during the 22nd Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union (AU), scheduled to take place from 21st to 31st January 2014 at [...]
The Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) is a simple graphical indicator that can be used to analyze remote sensing measurements, typically but not necessarily from a space platform, and assess whether the target being observed contains live green vegetation or not.
POSTED ON JANUARY 6, 2014 BY BEN BOUGHTON Technology in farming is constantly evolving. Collecting accurate, reliable georeferenced (location in terms of GPS coordinates) data is essential to capitalise on technologies such as variable rate application of chemicals and fertiliser and aid in crop monitoring at a level once not imagined. Some current forms of [...]
Japan’s Aomori Prefecture produces almost all of the apples that are sent out-of-country for export. In a time when there is a clamor for safer food – especially from Japan – the Aomori prefectural government and local apple farmers have found an ingenious way to use the Quick Response barcode system, better known as QR [...]
How to determine the soil texture by feeling it. Watch this handy video:
SUBMITTED BY LESTER R. BROWN ON WED, 12/04/2013 Lester R. Brown is president of the Earth Policy Institute. Peak oil has generated headlines in recent years, but the real threat to our future is peak water. There are substitutes for oil, but not for water. We drink on average four liters of water per day, [...]