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Focus on forest ownership at SkogsElmia
12 June, 2018
Elmia
The new-generation forest owners are increasingly managing their own forests. At least as important as the yield is to manage the forests in a long-term and environmentally sound way. This approach will be in focus at SkogsElmia, which will be held next summer on 6-8 June 2019. read more
Ellepot South Africa to revolutionize horticulture industry
11 June, 2018
Ellepot
Ellepot is proud to present its new setup in South Africa. The local office will bring new products and opportunities to the horticultural market in South Africa. The demand for sustainable and customized propagation products has risen in the African continent in recent years. read more
Infrared sensing gives drones a new edge
8 June, 2018
Infrared sensing gives drones a new edge
An ‘x-ray vision system' that overlays three specific technologies to assess the structure and health of individual trees in plantation forests through the canopy is being developed in South Australia. University of South Australia autonomous systems expert... read more
Fogmaker fire suppression system takes the heat in the forestry industry
22 May, 2018
Fogmaker fire suppression system takes the heat in the forestry industry
South Africa‘s plantation area covers more than 1.5 million hectares, stretching over five provinces - Limpopo, Mpumalanga, KwaZulu-Natal, the Eastern and Western Cape. "With the forestry industry in the summer rainfall areas nearing the fire season. read more
Sensors for workers safety?
22 May, 2018
Sensors for workers safety?
Is this a future safety tool for workers in higher risk occupations? Companies throughout China are using brainwave sensors to train workers and screen for mental fitness, South China Morning Postreports. More than a dozen factories are requiring workers to wear devices... read more
New function in MaxiXplorer simplifies environmental work
15 May, 2018
Komatsu
MaxiXplorer's new function, stem codes, improves environmental reporting by automating and simplifying the reporting process for machine operators. The update will be available as of MaxiXplorer 3.14 and in machines manufactured from February 2018 onwards. read more
John Deere Incorporates Waratah TimberRite H-16 Control System on Harvesters and Swing Machines to Improve Efficiency
14 May, 2018
John Deere
On a mission to continuously improve machine efficiency, John Deere is excited to announce the integration of Waratah's TimberRite H-16 Control System on John Deere tracked harvesters and tracked swing machines equipped with Waratah 600-Series Harvesting Heads. read more
New fertilizers for sustainable forestry
9 May, 2018
New fertilizers for sustainable forestry
Torgny Näsholm has been awarded the 2018 Marcus Wallenberg Prize for having documented how trees use amino acid molecules as sources of nitrogen. He has also shown how this organic nitrogen dominates the nutrition of trees in boreal forests. read more
Nearly 2,000 forest owners testing virtual forest
9 May, 2018
Nearly 2,000 forest owners testing virtual forest
The virtual forest developed by Metsä Group, Tieto and CTRL Reality runs on all VR devices, and it can simulate different forest management methods and their impact on income and the landscape, for example. The solution can replace actual visits to the forest. read more
The changing marketplace of geomatics
17 April, 2018
The changing marketplace of geomatics
The changing landscape of the mapping and surveying profession brings new challenges, even for a renowned manufacturer of geospatial instruments like Trimble. In view of the growing role of BIM, the rising demand for complete workflow solutions... read more

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