121115 irrigation in Africa
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The online tool to meet irrigation and fertilizer needs

Source: scidev.net Farmers in Africa are set to benefit from an online tool offering advice on services such as irrigation and fertilizer use. The internet portal known as Smart Irrigator computes crops’ daily water requirements. According to Peter Okoth, Kenya-based consultant in research and agronomy and one of the brains behind …

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091115 Abu Dhabi groundwater solutions
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Abu Dhabi strives to save groundwater resources

Source: khaleejtimes.com EAD has started looking at technologies from around the world that address Abu Dhabi’s specific needs in the efficient management and conservation of groundwater resources. Despite efforts to more effectively manage groundwater resources, Abu Dhabi is confronted with increasing water scarcity. This was stated by Shaikha Al Mazrouei, …

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061115 Solar irrigation and other award winners
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The 12 game-changing technologies recognized in International Water Week

Source: greentechlead.com At Amsterdam International Water Week, Securing Water for Food: A Grand Challenge for Development recognized 12 new game-changing solutions that will increase water availability and promote efficient use of water in agriculture. The solutions that won the award include: AgroSolar Irrigation Technology – Kenya: Scaling a solar photovoltaic-powered …

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261015 Taranis Visual
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Taranis Visual’s solution for optimizing crop care

Source: geektime.com If we were to ask you which two industries come to mind when you think of Israel, which would pop into your head? You instinctively thought hi-tech and agriculture, didn’t you? Of course, you did. With that premise, Taranis Visual is about the most Israeli startup there is. …

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151015 Irrigation
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Netafim advances the use of treated wastewater in irrigation

Netafim has announced that using treated wastewater in drip irrigation worldwide increases the supply of water available for agriculture, thereby helping to combat food scarcity. Global water use has been growing at more than double the rate of the world’s population growth during the last century. And with the global …

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121015 Desert Growing Horticulture
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Consortium aims to boost development in Middle Eastern horticulture

Source: hortidaily.com Leading Dutch and Saudi horticultural companies, with complementary strengths and knowledge, have formed a new consortium: Desert Growing. Desert Growing delivers turnkey greenhouse projects for the entire Middle East. From greenhouses and process automation, to screens and systems for irrigation, renewable energy, cooling and heating. The aim is …

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280915 Plant sensor efficiency
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New plant-stress sensor further aids irrigation efficiency

Source: capitalpress.com New technology developed at the university here promises to further enhance growers’ ability to irrigate only when and where the water is needed. A suite of sensors developed by University of California-Davis researchers delivers real-time plant-stress data to a grower’s computer or smart phone, preventing him or her …

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180915 xProxy
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New self-powered technology enables alert notifications

Continuing to expand its industrial Internet of Things ecosystem, manufacturer Net Irrigate has launched the xProxy remote monitoring solution. Providing continuous monitoring and real-time mobile updates on industrial machine statuses, xProxy can be easily configured to send specific, customizable messages to multiple recipients through push notifications, SMS (text), email, or voice. …

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170915 Leaf sensor
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New ‘leaf sensor’ helps growers optimize irrigation

Source: dailydemocrat.com The key to effective irrigation is giving crops the right amount of water in the right place at the right time. Easier said then done, but new technology developed at UC Davis is giving growers a convenient way to find that sweet spot. “Now growers don’t even have …

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240815 Jain Irrigation
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Nine food-related companies that are changing the world

Source: eater.com From irrigation technology to making vitamin-packed yogurt, these companies are leaders in their field. According to Fortune’s list of 50 companies that are changing the world, here are nine that are revolutionizing the food game. Whole Foods — This Austin-based company set the bar for grocery stores. Placing …

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