- Account Manager
- Lead IoT Engineer - KAUST near Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
- Quality Assurance System Manager
- Junior Quality Control Technician
- Regional Sales Manager - Root, Switzerland
- Horticulture Specialist - Guelph (Ontario) Canada
- Technical Director - Brussels, Belgium
- Senior Maintenance Engineer - USA East coast greenhouse facility, location negotiable
- Greenhouse Assistant - Abbotsford (BC) Canada
- Technical Service Manager - remote, US based
Top 5 -yesterday
Top 5 -last week
- New hydroponic plant pot showcased
- "Robot labour will soon be available for passive greenhouse growers too"
- "You now can grow small fruits all over the world"
- "Being able to produce peppers during the winter really piques the imagination"
- French supermarket removes 'tasteless and off season' winter strawberries from the shelves
Top 5 -last month
'Electronic bloodhound' detects pathogens by smell
Dubbed an E-Nose, the equipment has been developed by engineers and scientists to detect crop pathogens by smell weeks before any infection becomes outwardly apparent or evident on any visual basis.
“It’s an amazing tool for early detection,” commented Kit Franklin, a lecturer of agricultural engineering at Harper Adams University.
Mr Franklin revealed the technological advance during a discussion on the latest sensors, robotics and automation at the SRUC and AHDB’s joint Agronomy 2017 (Scotland) forum, staged at Perth Racecourse this week.
He said E-Noses will potentially be able to give arable farmers as much as a two-week head start when it comes to controlling a wide variety of plant diseases – from fungi to oomycetes, bacteria, viruses and nematodes.
“The equipment can effectively smell disease long before any human is able to see it coming,” commented Mr Franklin.
Read more at The Courier
Receive the daily newsletter in your email for free | Click here
Other news in this sector:
- 2021-01-21 New formulation: beneficial nematodes in capsules
- 2021-01-19 Biorational alternatives for leaf vegetables in Spain
- 2021-01-18 Better defense for better tomatoes
- 2021-01-15 Organic, inert compounds converted into an antimicrobial solution
- 2021-01-15 Local Mediterranean fly achieves effective control on aphids in strawberry crops
- 2021-01-14 "Modern tomatoes can’t get same soil microbe boost as ancient ancestors"
- 2021-01-14 New RNA-based diagnostic suite launched
- 2021-01-13 Study on striped cucumber beetles
- 2021-01-13 Worldwide session on protecting and harnessing the earth’s biodiversity
- 2021-01-12 Transplanting provides ideal scouting opportunity
- 2021-01-11 Effective use of mineralized nitrogen in greenhouse tomato production researched
- 2021-01-08 New diagnostic suite for ToBRFV launched
- 2021-01-07 New rearing method allows for better production predatory mite
- 2021-01-07 Seed industry grants $5 million for research into downy mildew on lettuce
- 2021-01-07 MSU Horticulture faculty members ranked in top 2% of their field
- 2021-01-06 Canada: New anti-virus product moved into the registration phase
- 2021-01-05 New Zealand: ToBRFV detected in small seed lot
- 2020-12-24 Support to cucumber crop resistance possible?
- 2020-12-23 Rapid response to ToBRFV virus in New Zealand
- 2020-12-21 "Early intervention is key to avoid a costly infestation"