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Loss of productivity

Loss of productivity

  • Photoelectrocatalytic Oxidation Removal of Contaminants from Aqueous Solutions

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    Chemical contaminants such as nitrogenous wastes found in aquacultures or groundwater may contaminate nearby areas and drinking water supplies. Groundwater pollution may be caused by activities such as industrial waste disposal accidental spills fuel tank leakage or application of fertilizers herbicides or pesticides to crops. Natural causes such as arsenic also may result in groundwater contamination. Organisms are a major cause of water and aqueous environment contamination and are one of the world’s largest health concerns.

  • Regulation Of Light- And Circadian-Associated Plant Developmental Processes

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    The life cycle of higher plants consists of two major phases the vegetative phase and the reproductive (flowering) phase. In general plants store matter and energy in the form of carbohydrate reserves during the vegetative phase and then mobilize these reserves in the development of flowers fruit and seeds during the reproductive phase which is often triggered by various light- and circadian-related factors.

  • Remote Sensing of Subsurface Soil Moisture

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    Researchers at Purdue University have developed an instrument/software that allows remote sensing of surface soil moisture from an airborne instrument using reflective electromagnetic radiation. This can provide the most efficient method to collect measurements and survey an entire field with high spatial density in a short period of time. It makes use of lower-frequency signals which are required to penetrate the soil. Resolution is determined only by the frequency of the signal, under the assumption of a near-specular reflection, not the antenna size.

  • Growsmart Soil Moisture Monitoring

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    Soil water plays a critical role in the life of plants. They need adequate water to develop a strong root system and for cooling themselves.  Irrigation is about proper timing and maintaining the available water at the appropriate amounts.  When soil water drops below proper levels, crop stress develops that lead to loss of both crop quality and yield.  Over irrigation contributes to erosion, loss of nutrients and increase input costs. Growsmart provides a growing hardware suite of plug-n-play sensors that are the eyes and ears in your field.

  • Solar Dryer for Multipurpose Drying Needs

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    Food losses cause a waste of precious resources, including land, water, energy, agricultural inputs, and human labor, used in the production of the lost food. Food loss is caused by a lack of low-cost, effective drying technology to dry food. Currently, over 95 percent of smallholder farmers use open-air drying to dry their crops. While dryers exist, there remains a void for products that are designed to target smallholder farmers.