Tunnel irrigation

Tunnel irrigation must be designed, managed, and maintained to provide the right amount of water at the right time for the crop to grow optimally. In most cases micro-irrigation (drippers or micro-sprayers) is used, and modern micro-irrigation has developed from a simple water source management system to a complex, knowledge-intensive management system that manipulates the…

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Why do I need a Greenhouse

The purpose of using greenhouses is to avoid the plant from excessive heat or cold and unwanted pests. Greenhouses are used to grow crops year-round, to increase production capacity, and to overcome seasonality in the production of certain crops. Crops grown in a greenhouse are normally healthy and of a good quality. A greenhouse creates…

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Global Sustainable Technology and Innovation

The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) in India, in partnership with VITO, a not-for profit research and technology organization in Belgium, along with other partners jointly organised the 4th Global Sustainable Technology and Innovation Community conference (G-STIC 2020). G-STIC is a growing action- and impact-oriented expert community. It aims at accelerating the transition to a…

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Water quality monitoring for aquaculture

Aquaculture is increasingly considered as an integral component in the search for global world food security and economic development. The monitoring of farming processes can optimize the use of resources and improve its sustainability and profitability. The automation of aquaculture production systems will allow the industry to improve environmental control, reduce catastrophic losses, reduce production…

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Micro-irrigation

Micro irrigation is considered as one of the most efficient irrigation systems, but it should be management and maintained properly to keep it to perform at its best to enhance crop growth and water productivity. The concept of micro irrigation originated during the initial “discovery” and development of drippers and drip irrigation in Israel. However,…

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Landbouvooruitsigte

Ryp en lae temperature het steeds voortgeduur oor groot dele van Suid-Afrika gedurende September. Matige tot redelike strawwe ryp het gedurende die laaste week van September voorgekom en skades veroorsaak aan druiwe, vrugte- en neutbome, aartappels en vroeë aanplantings van winterkoring. Die voorkoms van ryp in die laaste deel van September is later as wat…

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Global Framework on Water Scarcity in Agriculture

The global framework for action to cope with water scarcity in agriculture in the context of climate change – in short, the Global Framework on Water Scarcity in Agriculture (WASAG) – is a Partnership established in April 2017 and hosted by the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO), Land and Water Division in Rome, Italy, consisting…

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By using water wisely, we are always ready to celebrate irrigation technologies. From the ancient irrigation system Dujiangyan in China that was originally constructed around 256 BC as an irrigation and flood control project and that is still in use today to the modern day irrigation technologies of drip and centre pivots, the landscape in…

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Regenerative agriculture

Arable farming systems across South Africa are going through a change. Forced by a variable climate and financial pressure, regenerative farming models are increasingly being implemented on cropping, dairy and beef operations as a result. Ethical motivations and issues of family succession are also reasons for adopting the principles of Regenerative Agriculture (RA). Recent research that…

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Seafood Value Chain

An argument can be made that every effort should be made to convert low-value fish into foods for direct human consumption rather than the inefficient conversion into fishmeal and then food fish via aquaculture. This argument is based on economic and ethical (Sustainable Development) ideas. For example, the small trash fish form part of the…

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