GCiC has a sophisticated and wide range of advanced products for crops and soil. Agriculture stakeholders require the most advanced approach for different needs and demands. As experts with long-lasting experience in the market, GCiC has a portfolio of ready solutions for the main crops worldwide. The majority of our clients use our growing technologies for different crops – known as ‘GO-Farming’. We are proud to present those technologies on our web site here.
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Cereal grains are grown in greater quantities and provide more food energy worldwide than any other type of crop.
In their natural form (as in whole grain), they are a rich source of vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, fats, oils, and protein.
In the world nations, grain in the form of rice, wheat, millet, or maize constitutes a majority of daily sustenance.
World trade in wheat is greater than for all other crops combined. Technological advances in the preparation of soil and seed placement at planting time and the use of crop rotation and fertilisers to improve plant growth have all combined to promote wheat as a viable crop.
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The maize plant often grows to 2.5m in height though some natural strains grow much taller. The stem has the appearance of a bamboo cane and is commonly composed of 20 internodes 18cm in length. A leaf then grows from each node and ears develop along the midsection of the plant.
In temperate zones maize must always be planted in spring as it is cold-intolerant and its root system is generally shallow, therefore dependent upon soil moisture.
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The plant grows to 100 cm high with lower leaves pinnatifid and glaucous and the upper leaves clasping the stem. The flowers are yellow and about 17 mm across. Oilseed rape is grown for the production of animal feeds, edible vegetable oils, and biodiesel; leading producers include the European Union, Canada, China, India, and Australia. It is the world’s second-leading source of protein meal; it forms one-fifth of the production of the leading soybean meal.
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Wild potato species can be found throughout the Americas from the United States to southern Chile. The latest genetic testing of the wide variety of cultivars and wild species proved a single origin for potatoes in the area of present-day southern Peru and Bolivia.
The local importance of the potato is variable and changing rapidly. It remains an essential crop in Europe, where per capita production is still the highest in the world, but the most rapid expansion over the past few decades has occurred in China and India.
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It is a plant whose root contains a high concentration of sucrose and it is grown commercially for sugar production. The sugar beet has a conical, white, fleshy root (a taproot) with a flat crown. The plant consists of the root and a rosette of leaves. Sugar is formed by photosynthesis in the leaves, and is then stored in the root. European Union, the United States, Russia, and Ukraine are the world’s largest sugar beet producers by mass. Today, sugar beets accounts for 20% of the world’s sugar production.
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These plants are grown agriculturally, primarily for their grain seed called pulse, for livestock forage and silage, and as soil-enhancing green manure. Well-known legumes include alfalfa, clover, peas, beans, lentils, soybeans and peanuts. Legumes are notable in that most of them have symbiotic nitrogen-fixing bacteria in structures called root nodules. For that reason, they play a key role in crop rotation.
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Sunflowers are usually tall annual or perennial plants that grow to a height of 300 centimetres or even more. They bear one or more wide flower heads with bright yellow ray florets at the outside and yellow or brown/red disc florets inside. During growth, sunflowers tilt during the day to face the sun, but stop once they begin blooming. Sunflower oil is commonly used in food as a frying oil, and in cosmetic formulations as an emollient. The world’s largest sunflower oil producers now are European Union, Russia, Ukraine and Argentina.
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Numerous varieties of tomato are widely grown in temperate climates across the world, with greenhouses allowing its production throughout the year and in cooler areas. The plants typically grow to 1–3 meters in height and have a weak stem that often sprawls over the ground and vines over other plants. It is a perennial in its native habitat, and grown as an annual in temperate climates. An average common tomato fruit weighs approximately 100 grams.
Tomatoes are the most commonly grown above ground vegetable crop in the world with approximately 150 million tonnes of tomatoes grown each year.
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Most varieties are wind-pollinated and these flowers are grouped in bunches called inflorescences. In many species, each successfully pollinated flower becomes a grape berry with the inflorescence turning into a cluster of grapes. While the flowers of the grapevines are usually very small, the berries are often big and brightly coloured with sweet flavours.
It is estimated that land size equivalent to 75,000 sq km is dedicated to grape-growing throughout the world, with 70% of the produce used for wine, 27% for fresh fruit and the remainder as dried fruit. The land area planted with vines increases with every year.
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