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Measuring Soil Compaction - November 2014

Are your crops showing signs of nutrient deficiency, but not improving following a sidedress application of fertilizer? There may be a hidden infliction below your field – soil compaction. Soil compaction has a long list of possible causes, and the effects on your crops are sometimes difficult to interpret.

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Importance of Measurement in Agriculture - October 2014

Agriculture plays a large role in our society, employing about one third of the world’s available work-force, globally. Cultivated land use has increased four-fold over the past two centuries but has remained fairly constant in the US for the past few decades. Efficient use of this land is essential to achieving key goals of healthy plants and increased productivity and profitability.....Read more....

   
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Light Measurement - October 2014

As the driving force for photosynthesis, light is fundamentally important to plant production – whether for a field crop or for a greenhouse. Plant rooting, growth, and development are all significantly influenced by both the quantity and the quality of light. Sometimes a grower can control light levels, and sometimes a grower can only control the plant or crop spacing.... Read more...

   
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Efficient Irrigation - July 2014

Worldwide water consumption has nearly doubled in the past 50 years to the point where approximately 2.8 billion people live in water-scarce areas.  By 2030, it is expected that nearly half of the world’s population will live in water-stressed areas.  Urban and energy uses will have a heavy impact on water available to agriculture...

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Monitoring Salinity June - 2014

When people think of the relationship between salts and crops, the impression is that salt is harmful to plant growth. However, it must be remembered that whenever we add fertilizer, we are adding salt to the soil. So, when soil salinity is measured, it may be a case of too much or too little. If salinity is too high... Read more...

  
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Global Water Issues Mai - 2014

It seems as long as drinking water is available that the public would not think there is a water crisis today . . . however, one exists on a global scale. As the World Water Vision report indicates, “It is a crisis of managing water so badly that billions of people - and the environment - suffer badly.”.... Read More...