Viresco Solutions is a consulting firm based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Its core business is greenhouse gas offset policy development and implementation, greenhouse gas emissions quantification, sustainable supply chain development, environmental offset methodology development, and providing technical assistance to others undertaking carbon offset project development. Its clients include industry and non-governmental associations, large private sector companies, and local, provincial and federal governments.
The art and science of controlling or directing crop production. Its objective is to provide useful food and fiber products for society at reasonable costs to the consumer and with an acceptable margin of profit for the producer.
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Grupo Laera is a private consultancy firm, headquartered in Colombia, and working to ensure sustainable development without compromising the speed of economic growth. Grupo Laera specializes in the diagnosis of critical points affecting the operation of each project, and defining appropriate action plans on what we consider to be their most important assets: natural resources, human resources, a finance strategy that fits with their business and, client satisfaction as main sources of income and economic growth.
National Seed cum Fertilizer Drill is used for sowing different crops such as wheat, barley, maize, peas, black grams, pulses etc. in prepared (tilled) fields with fertilizer. The machine is available in side wheel driving mechanism & central wheel driving mechanism. (Equipment : Seeder-Planter -- Power Source : Motorized/Fuel)
Potential improvement: Speeding up of the sowing and fertilizing processes
National Agro Industries,
Address: Link Road, Industrial Area-A, Opp. Transport Nagar, Ludhiana - 141003.
Mealie Brand Cultivator range is of robust construction and is ideal for general use on light, medium and heavy soils. The designs ensure rigid, positive width and high performance to sturdy and well-engineered implements for weeding, top soil loosening making small ridges. (Equipment : Residue Management -- Power Source : Animal)
Potential improvement: Supporting the cropland cutting, spreading, breaking operations
The Multiple Seeder SAM Semeato is an efficient, precise and robust machine appropriated for medium and large properties. It performs seeding of large grains such as corn, soybean, beans, cotton, sorghum and sunflower and small grains such as wheat, barley, oats, rye and rice.
SEED AND FERTILIZER BOXES; DRIVE WHEEL (The external drive wheels are articulated and with constant pressure in any position, maintaining metering accuracy because the tires are always in contact with the soil. It also promotes greater stability of the machine in tilted areas.)
The product was developed for treatment and/or preparation of soil for planting (Pre-Planting & Post Planting). STERISOIL will kill unwanted insects and worms and will sterilize the soil in the beds before planting commence. STERISOIL replace products like bromide that are dangerous to work with as well as harmful to the environment. STERISOIL is environmentally friendly and safe for humans, animals and plants.
Problem addressed: Possible presence of insects and worms in the soil.
Potential improvement: The product kills unwanted insects/worms, sterilizing the soil.
The RZTO system is based on the phenomenon that, at a depth of a few meters, soil maintains a relatively stable temperature that approximates the mean annual air temperature and is unaffected by daily or seasonal air temperature fluctuations. The underground temperature is always colder during the summer and hotter during the winter than the top soil temperature.
The Urea Deep Placement (UDP) technique, developed by the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) and International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC), is a good example of a climate-smart solution for rice systems. The usual technique for applying urea, the main nitrogen fertilizer for rice, is through a broad-cast application. This is a very inefficient practice, with 60 to 70 percent of the nitrogen applied being lost, and contributes to GHG emissions and water pollution.
Alternate Wetting and Drying (AWD) is a rice management practice developed by IRRI. The practice reduces water use by up to 30% and methane emissions by 48% without impacting yield. With efficient nitrogen use and application of organic inputs to dry soil, the practice can reduce emissions even further, enhance nutrient efficiency, and deter insect infestation. AWD has been field tested and validated by rice farmers in Bangladesh, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Philippines, Myanmar, and Vietnam.
Within the Research Project "Drought Tolerant Maize for Africa- DTMA", developed from 2006 to 2015 through the international partnership CGIAR ( Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research), led by the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), a great number of maize drought - tolerant (DT) varieties have been released for each country involved (Angola, Benin, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe), on the basis of the specific climatic /agricultural context.