Navigation Links
Chemical-free pest management cuts rice waste
Date:3/17/2011

arket: "improved quality, no infestation and no chemicals on the rice". "Our rice is cleaner than anything else on the market ... We are now in a position to be able to tell the rice industry: 'listen, you should stop using chemicals'," says Navarro.

Helping African farmers

The integrated approach involves three key technologies: electronic insect traps that allow growers to estimate the number of insects in rice storage silos, aeration or refrigeration of silos to delay insect development, and 'modified atmosphere' with the use of carbon dioxide or nitrogen gas, again to slow down pest development. "The main novelty of this project is that it brings the different technologies together," explains Navarro." And the approach can be used for other grains as well, not just rice, he adds. "The electronic insect traps are our eyes inside the storage silos", he says. He is planning to automate the traps so each time an insect is trapped, the storage manager will be alerted by a text message.

Apart from India, other developing countries that could increase the quality of their rice and reduce losses to pests, such as Argentina, Brazil and Mozambique, are also considering adopting the new system. And Navarro says that the researchers will not stop there, as he is planning to bring the idea of modified atmosphere inside storage units to farmers in Kenya.

The system could eventually help small-scale farmers in Africa get better price for their crops as well. Shlomo Navarro is working with subsistence farmers who consume most of their product themselves, encouraging them to store their excess rice within their community until the price if profitable instead of selling it at the same time immediately after the harvest as everyone else, when the market price is the lowest."


'/>"/>

Contact: Piotr Pogorzelski
piotr.pogorzelski@eurekanetwork.org
322-777-0979
EUREKA
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Case Western Reserve University project ties soil conservation and river management together
2. Almond pest management team to receive major award at ESA meeting
3. First-ever socioeconomic study on coral reefs points to challenges of coastal resource management
4. Understanding phosphorus in soils is vital to proper management
5. Preventing rangeland erosion: Developing better management practices in Iran
6. Long-term study of orchard ground cover management systems
7. Organizational Change Management for Sustainability: The Harvard Case Study
8. Ecological insect pest management for Guam
9. Research synthesis shines light on several management options after fires in diverse ecosystems
10. Pest management specialist Charles Summers wins prestigious Woodworth Award
11. Public trust doctrine could aid management of US oceans
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/27/2015)... July 27, 2015   Zynx Health ™, ... clinical improvement solutions, today announced that its ... available on Android smartphones and tablets. With this ... organizations can use ZynxCarebook to securely exchange messages ... streamline care transitions to other care settings, and ...
(Date:7/21/2015)... July 21, 2015 Today, ZTE announced its ... as well as expected revenues in 2015 that relate to sales ... revenue guidance of approximately 2,200 MSEK for 2015. Jörgen ... leading smartphone manufacturer in China and we ... 02 5 for Axon , ...
(Date:7/20/2015)... 20, 2015  Acuity Market Intelligence,s latest research ... of Commerce and Privacy" forecasts that between 2014 ... will be downloaded to smart mobile devices by ... market is projected to generate more than $67.9 ... seven-year forecast period.    "Biometrics is ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Zynx Health Adds Android Device Support to ZynxCarebook Solution 2Zynx Health Adds Android Device Support to ZynxCarebook Solution 3FPC's Touch Fingerprint Sensor FPC1025 in ZTE's Smartphone Axon 2Biometrics on Smart Mobile Devices to Redefine Digital Identity with 12.9 Billion Biometric App Downloads between 2014 and 2020 2
... the IODP Arctic Coring Expedition (ACEX) is making news with ... of Nature, an article by several of the expedition scientists ... warm, unusually wet, and ice-free up to the time the ... Earth's atmosphere ?a period calculated to have occurred 55 million ...
... evolved 7 million years ago, the more advanced species ... researchers believe can effectively block the HIV-1 virus from ... quickly to overcome antiviral compounds designed to prevent infections. ... Cole of UCF's Burnett College of Biomedical Sciences has ...
... known to count the days until spring. Now, scientists have ... scientists here today (Aug. 9) at a meeting of the ... Amasino described studies that have begun to peel back some ... bloom at the optimal time of year. , "Flowering at ...
Cached Biology News:Arctic coring expedition continues to yield new clues 2Defense peptide found in primates may block some human HIV transmissions 2Defense peptide found in primates may block some human HIV transmissions 3Genetic snooze button governs timing of spring flowers 2Genetic snooze button governs timing of spring flowers 3
(Date:7/29/2015)... -- Sanofi, un leader mondial et ... le premier semestre 2015. Le Directeur Général ... Visionner l,interview vidéo et lire la transcription :  ... sommaire de l,interview :  - Résultats ... - Diabète - Praluent ...
(Date:7/29/2015)... Ala., July 29, 2015  HealthSouth ... nation,s largest providers of post-acute healthcare services, offering ... its results of operations for the second quarter ... quarter was characterized by strong volume growth in ... Adjusted EBITDA," said Jay Grinney, President and Chief ...
(Date:7/29/2015)... CHICAGO , July 29, 2015  AmnioChor Inc., ... cell technology, is very pleased to announce that the ... has agreed to invest in their seed round ... OmniBank placental tissue storage capabilities. AmnioChor,s ... placenta, and the human stem cells living within those ...
(Date:7/29/2015)... July 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - RepliCel Life Sciences Inc. ... medicine company, is pleased to announce that the final ... have been locked.  Prototypes for industrial and regulatory ... an application for CE mark clearance to market ... in 2016. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20150729/248373 )  ...
Breaking Biology Technology:HealthSouth Reports Results for Second Quarter 2015 2HealthSouth Reports Results for Second Quarter 2015 3HealthSouth Reports Results for Second Quarter 2015 4HealthSouth Reports Results for Second Quarter 2015 5HealthSouth Reports Results for Second Quarter 2015 6HealthSouth Reports Results for Second Quarter 2015 7HealthSouth Reports Results for Second Quarter 2015 8HealthSouth Reports Results for Second Quarter 2015 9HealthSouth Reports Results for Second Quarter 2015 10HealthSouth Reports Results for Second Quarter 2015 11HealthSouth Reports Results for Second Quarter 2015 12HealthSouth Reports Results for Second Quarter 2015 13HealthSouth Reports Results for Second Quarter 2015 14HealthSouth Reports Results for Second Quarter 2015 15HealthSouth Reports Results for Second Quarter 2015 16HealthSouth Reports Results for Second Quarter 2015 17HealthSouth Reports Results for Second Quarter 2015 18HealthSouth Reports Results for Second Quarter 2015 19HealthSouth Reports Results for Second Quarter 2015 20HealthSouth Reports Results for Second Quarter 2015 21HealthSouth Reports Results for Second Quarter 2015 22HealthSouth Reports Results for Second Quarter 2015 23HealthSouth Reports Results for Second Quarter 2015 24HealthSouth Reports Results for Second Quarter 2015 25HealthSouth Reports Results for Second Quarter 2015 26HealthSouth Reports Results for Second Quarter 2015 27HealthSouth Reports Results for Second Quarter 2015 28HealthSouth Reports Results for Second Quarter 2015 29HealthSouth Reports Results for Second Quarter 2015 30HealthSouth Reports Results for Second Quarter 2015 31HealthSouth Reports Results for Second Quarter 2015 32HealthSouth Reports Results for Second Quarter 2015 33HealthSouth Reports Results for Second Quarter 2015 34HealthSouth Reports Results for Second Quarter 2015 35HealthSouth Reports Results for Second Quarter 2015 36
... 8 LS9, Inc., the,Renewable Petroleum Company(TM), today ... Officer. Mr. Haywood brings over 30 years of,experience ... track record of,planning, engineering, execution and start-up of ... year will be pivotal to LS9 as the ...
... Circassia to Develop Dopexamine as Part of Proprietary Post-Surgery ... ... October 8 Circassia Ltd, a specialty,biopharmaceutical company focused on ... has acquired the US, Canadian and Japanese,development and commercialization rights ...
... YORK, Oct. 7 Living Proof, a technology-based,beauty ... introduction, No Frizz -- a line of silicone-free,frizz-eliminating ... the company. The Living Proof team of scientists ... Labs and an Institute Professor at MIT., ...
Cached Biology Technology:LS9, Inc. Appoints Bill Haywood Chief Executive Officer 2Circassia Acquires North American and Japanese Rights to Dopexamine 2Circassia Acquires North American and Japanese Rights to Dopexamine 3Living Proof, Inc.: The Launch of the Next Beauty Revolution 2Living Proof, Inc.: The Launch of the Next Beauty Revolution 3
... the ultimate in utility and flexibility press-to-seal ... the needs of the researcher. They are ... or as sheet material that can be ... isolators are autoclavable and non-cytotoxic and can ...
2,4-Dinitrophenyl hapten is conjugated to Human Serum Albumin (HSA) protein through lysine....
IC50: 3 ng/ml · Limit of detection: 0.5 ng/ml...
Antibodies were affinity purified using epitopes specific to PPP1CC immobilized on solid support....
Biology Products: