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  • How Yield Champions Use Cover Crops for Growing Higher Bushels

    By Laura Barrera

    Published 1 years, 4 weeks ago

    There are many factors that can influence corn yield. In fact, Fred Below, a plant physiologist at the University of Illinois, identified seven of them, which he dubbed the “Seven Wonders of the Corn Yield World. ”The seven wonders, ranked in order of most influence on yield, are:WeatherNitrogenHybridPrevious cropPlant populationTillageGrowth regulatorsWhile Below was referring to the cash crop rotation in the fourth wonder, some farmers are taking it one step further by seeding cover crops. The benefit of added crop diversity along with improvements to soil health is paying off, as some of these farmers are achieving the highest yields in the country... So we’re trying to give the plant the most easily accessible and resource-conserving nitrogen that we can...

    What Farmers Need to Know About Mycorrhizae

    By Laura Barrera

    Published 8 months ago

    If someone asked you, “How do plants take up the water and nutrients they need?” you’d probably tell them through the roots. But did you know that for many crops, those roots aren’t working alone?That’s because most plant species associate with mycorrhizal fungi. What is mycorrhizal fungi? University of Alberta biological scientist JC Cahill says that mycorrhizas are actually the interaction between a fungus and a plant. Although there are many different types of mycorrhizae, the only one crop farmers need to be concerned about is arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF), as 65% of plant species associate with it... Roy-Bolduc and Hijri say that because they extends the root system, they help absorb more water and can access water in smaller pores, thereby increasing plant water uptake...

    Categories: Cover Crops

    Blockchain Technology: A Lifeline to Small-Scale Farmers

    By Gregory Heilers

    Published 1 years, 3 months ago

    As a farmer, you suddenly have access to a vast expanse of computing power, giving you the ability to compete with large financial and commercial organizations... Their loss is your (and your customers’) gainAs the supplier, you’ll have more direct access to your customers... Increasing Financial and Market Access for Developing World FarmersSimilar to family farmers in developed countries like the US, small and medium-sized farmers in developing countries are getting squeezed out by large agricultural enterprises along the supply chain. The blockchain “provides them with better market accessibility, faster remittance from customers, and less susceptibility to fraud and corruption from middlemen that handle their product in the different steps in the supply chain,” said Edwin... Unfortunately, “co-ops presently rely on paper-based records, verbal promises, and complicated agreements; this frequently causes critical problems due to lack of transparency, restricted access to price data, lying, graft, and corruption...

    How Brazilian Big Agriculture is Destroying the Brazilian Amazon

    By Maria Dampman

    Published 1 years, 3 months ago

    The rampant deforestation of the Amazon began in the 1970s when the government of Brazil determined they needed to build over 9,000 miles of roads help integrate the rainforest with the populated bordering areas. As the deeper parts of the rainforest became accessible, development of these lands became possible, and once begun, continued at an alarming rate. Farmers, loggers and cattle ranchers cleared forest to create grazing land as well as to grow highly profitable crops like soy. In the beginning, no one was aware of the disastrous environmental consequences of destroying the forest often described as “the lungs of the Earth. ” Once scientists delved into the causes of global climate change, a wide number of other side effects of the clearing of the rainforest quickly became evident...

    21st Century American Ag: Sourcing Successors and Finding Farmland

    By Gregory Heilers

    Published 11 months ago

    It’s no secret that America’s farmers are aging. In the last 35 years, the average age of American farmers has risen more than eight years to over 58 years-old. While the U. S... Can your farm spare a cabin while benefiting from a sweat equity deal? While access to American farmland is, in some ways, even more limited today than in generations past, there are still a number of reasons why now is a great time for young people to pursue a career in farming...

    Starting from Scratch - How Beginning Farmers can Break Ground

    By Gregory Heilers

    Published 10 months ago

    Despite the fact that there is near-guaranteed job security, thanks to booming population growth, many beginning farmers face seemingly insurmountable obstacles to bringing a product to market. In this article, we’re going to cover how young farmers can start from the ground up, even if they don’t come from a family of farmers. Informing this subject is Jason Silverman, the Massachusetts Field Agent of Land For Good, and Joel Salatin, co-owner of Polyface Farm. Jason’s experience as a first generation farmer, and as an agent connecting farmers with resources, balances well with Joel’s, who took over the family farm, and has since mentored scores of intern cohorts... ”Overcoming the Biggest Hurdle: FinancesOne of the biggest hurdles for first generation farmers is access to land, and finances in general...

    Categories: Agribusiness

    How Cover Crops Affect Your Fertilizer Strategy

    By Laura Barrera

    Published 12 months ago

    When it comes to cover crops and nutrient management, a lot of the focus is on what cover crops can do for soil fertility. Depending on the species being used, they can prevent leftover nutrients from running off into waterways or even produce some fertilizer for future crop use. But how should farmers adjust their fertilizer practices for their cash crops following cover crops? John Pike, a contract researcher and cover crop specialist for the Zea Maize Foundation and IL Sustainable Agriculture Partnership, and a former Research Agronomist at the University of Illinois at Dixon Springs Research station, says that while there are some nuances that need to be planned for, the basic principles of soil fertility and crop management are much the same. “It’s a matter of fine-tuning the cover crop system to fit the soils, climate and equipment that’s available in the operation that we’re talking about on any given day,” he says... Additional nitrogen applications should also be placed near crop roots to ensure the crop has quick access to the nutrient...

    Improve Yields with Crop Scouting Apps

    By Cortney Farmer

    Published 1 years, 3 months ago

    When consistently and correctly used, crop scouting technology offers:Centralized Data CollectionCapturing relevant intelligence in one place ensures that every level of your operation has access to what they need, whenever or wherever they need it... High-def mapping, notes, detailed summaries, and location queries – AgFiniti Mobile gives you on-the-go access to the field intelligence you need when you need it... When making your shortlist of options, consider:Smart DeviceThe device you'll use to access the program will play a key role in the selection process... Internet AccessAdditionally, many fields aren’t near WiFi signals or cell towers – and that's okay... You'll want to keep this in mind if some (or all) of your acres are in remote areas where you may not have Internet access...

    Citizens Weekly Newsletter: June 8, 2018

    By Angie Setzer

    Published 1 years, 3 weeks ago

    This Week In Agriculture:A Mixed Bag of Information from the Week that Was: June 8, 2018· Jitters over trade disputes and ideas of beneficial rainfall and cooler temperatures showing up in weather models after recent heat pressured corn and soybeans. Ideas that production issues in wheat growing regions around the world are less than ideal kept values there exceptionally volatile. When the dust settled we saw wheat unchanged, corn down 14 and July soys 52 lower. · Weather model conflict seemed to be the theme this week as the GFS and Euro seemed to contradict each other at every turn... They did announce a certain amount of pork legs and shoulders would have access to the market tariff free due to demand, but stated they will work with Europe to cover other needs...

    How farmers can help eradicate world hunger – in 10 steps

    By AgTech News By Agroop

    Published 9 months ago

    Worldwide, there’s enough food to feed everyone – and yet, one out of nine people suffer from chronic hunger. The data is revealed by FAO – the United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organization – in anticipation of World Food Day, on 16 October. An increasingly hungry world“In September 2015, 193 countries at the UN Sustainable Development Summit in New York adopted Agenda 2030 and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Participants pledged to end poverty and hunger, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all,” reads the document that FAO released to mark the date... Leverage the power of technology“Modern digital technology and software, such as mobile device apps, can help farmers mitigate and fight the effects of extreme weather events, by allowing them to share information rapidly, access up-to-the-minute data and discover innovative farming solutions,” says FAO...

    Categories: Precision Ag

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  • How Yield Champions Use Cover Crops for Growing Higher Bushels

    By Laura Barrera

    Published 1 years, 4 weeks ago

    There are many factors that can influence corn yield. In fact, Fred Below, a plant physiologist at the University of Illinois, identified seven of them, which he dubbed the “Seven Wonders of the Corn Yield World. ”The seven wonders, ranked in order of most influence on yield, are:WeatherNitrogenHybridPrevious cropPlant populationTillageGrowth regulatorsWhile Below was referring to the cash crop rotation in the fourth wonder, some farmers are taking it one step further by seeding cover crops. The benefit of added crop diversity along with improvements to soil health is paying off, as some of these farmers are achieving the highest yields in the country... So we’re trying to give the plant the most easily accessible and resource-conserving nitrogen that we can...

    What Farmers Need to Know About Mycorrhizae

    By Laura Barrera

    Published 8 months ago

    If someone asked you, “How do plants take up the water and nutrients they need?” you’d probably tell them through the roots. But did you know that for many crops, those roots aren’t working alone?That’s because most plant species associate with mycorrhizal fungi. What is mycorrhizal fungi? University of Alberta biological scientist JC Cahill says that mycorrhizas are actually the interaction between a fungus and a plant. Although there are many different types of mycorrhizae, the only one crop farmers need to be concerned about is arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF), as 65% of plant species associate with it... Roy-Bolduc and Hijri say that because they extends the root system, they help absorb more water and can access water in smaller pores, thereby increasing plant water uptake...

    Categories: Cover Crops

    Blockchain Technology: A Lifeline to Small-Scale Farmers

    By Gregory Heilers

    Published 1 years, 3 months ago

    As a farmer, you suddenly have access to a vast expanse of computing power, giving you the ability to compete with large financial and commercial organizations... Their loss is your (and your customers’) gainAs the supplier, you’ll have more direct access to your customers... Increasing Financial and Market Access for Developing World FarmersSimilar to family farmers in developed countries like the US, small and medium-sized farmers in developing countries are getting squeezed out by large agricultural enterprises along the supply chain. The blockchain “provides them with better market accessibility, faster remittance from customers, and less susceptibility to fraud and corruption from middlemen that handle their product in the different steps in the supply chain,” said Edwin... Unfortunately, “co-ops presently rely on paper-based records, verbal promises, and complicated agreements; this frequently causes critical problems due to lack of transparency, restricted access to price data, lying, graft, and corruption...

    How Brazilian Big Agriculture is Destroying the Brazilian Amazon

    By Maria Dampman

    Published 1 years, 3 months ago

    The rampant deforestation of the Amazon began in the 1970s when the government of Brazil determined they needed to build over 9,000 miles of roads help integrate the rainforest with the populated bordering areas. As the deeper parts of the rainforest became accessible, development of these lands became possible, and once begun, continued at an alarming rate. Farmers, loggers and cattle ranchers cleared forest to create grazing land as well as to grow highly profitable crops like soy. In the beginning, no one was aware of the disastrous environmental consequences of destroying the forest often described as “the lungs of the Earth. ” Once scientists delved into the causes of global climate change, a wide number of other side effects of the clearing of the rainforest quickly became evident...

    21st Century American Ag: Sourcing Successors and Finding Farmland

    By Gregory Heilers

    Published 11 months ago

    It’s no secret that America’s farmers are aging. In the last 35 years, the average age of American farmers has risen more than eight years to over 58 years-old. While the U. S... Can your farm spare a cabin while benefiting from a sweat equity deal? While access to American farmland is, in some ways, even more limited today than in generations past, there are still a number of reasons why now is a great time for young people to pursue a career in farming...

    Starting from Scratch - How Beginning Farmers can Break Ground

    By Gregory Heilers

    Published 10 months ago

    Despite the fact that there is near-guaranteed job security, thanks to booming population growth, many beginning farmers face seemingly insurmountable obstacles to bringing a product to market. In this article, we’re going to cover how young farmers can start from the ground up, even if they don’t come from a family of farmers. Informing this subject is Jason Silverman, the Massachusetts Field Agent of Land For Good, and Joel Salatin, co-owner of Polyface Farm. Jason’s experience as a first generation farmer, and as an agent connecting farmers with resources, balances well with Joel’s, who took over the family farm, and has since mentored scores of intern cohorts... ”Overcoming the Biggest Hurdle: FinancesOne of the biggest hurdles for first generation farmers is access to land, and finances in general...

    Categories: Agribusiness

    How Cover Crops Affect Your Fertilizer Strategy

    By Laura Barrera

    Published 12 months ago

    When it comes to cover crops and nutrient management, a lot of the focus is on what cover crops can do for soil fertility. Depending on the species being used, they can prevent leftover nutrients from running off into waterways or even produce some fertilizer for future crop use. But how should farmers adjust their fertilizer practices for their cash crops following cover crops? John Pike, a contract researcher and cover crop specialist for the Zea Maize Foundation and IL Sustainable Agriculture Partnership, and a former Research Agronomist at the University of Illinois at Dixon Springs Research station, says that while there are some nuances that need to be planned for, the basic principles of soil fertility and crop management are much the same. “It’s a matter of fine-tuning the cover crop system to fit the soils, climate and equipment that’s available in the operation that we’re talking about on any given day,” he says... Additional nitrogen applications should also be placed near crop roots to ensure the crop has quick access to the nutrient...

    Improve Yields with Crop Scouting Apps

    By Cortney Farmer

    Published 1 years, 3 months ago

    When consistently and correctly used, crop scouting technology offers:Centralized Data CollectionCapturing relevant intelligence in one place ensures that every level of your operation has access to what they need, whenever or wherever they need it... High-def mapping, notes, detailed summaries, and location queries – AgFiniti Mobile gives you on-the-go access to the field intelligence you need when you need it... When making your shortlist of options, consider:Smart DeviceThe device you'll use to access the program will play a key role in the selection process... Internet AccessAdditionally, many fields aren’t near WiFi signals or cell towers – and that's okay... You'll want to keep this in mind if some (or all) of your acres are in remote areas where you may not have Internet access...

    Citizens Weekly Newsletter: June 8, 2018

    By Angie Setzer

    Published 1 years, 3 weeks ago

    This Week In Agriculture:A Mixed Bag of Information from the Week that Was: June 8, 2018· Jitters over trade disputes and ideas of beneficial rainfall and cooler temperatures showing up in weather models after recent heat pressured corn and soybeans. Ideas that production issues in wheat growing regions around the world are less than ideal kept values there exceptionally volatile. When the dust settled we saw wheat unchanged, corn down 14 and July soys 52 lower. · Weather model conflict seemed to be the theme this week as the GFS and Euro seemed to contradict each other at every turn... They did announce a certain amount of pork legs and shoulders would have access to the market tariff free due to demand, but stated they will work with Europe to cover other needs...

    How farmers can help eradicate world hunger – in 10 steps

    By AgTech News By Agroop

    Published 9 months ago

    Worldwide, there’s enough food to feed everyone – and yet, one out of nine people suffer from chronic hunger. The data is revealed by FAO – the United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organization – in anticipation of World Food Day, on 16 October. An increasingly hungry world“In September 2015, 193 countries at the UN Sustainable Development Summit in New York adopted Agenda 2030 and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Participants pledged to end poverty and hunger, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all,” reads the document that FAO released to mark the date... Leverage the power of technology“Modern digital technology and software, such as mobile device apps, can help farmers mitigate and fight the effects of extreme weather events, by allowing them to share information rapidly, access up-to-the-minute data and discover innovative farming solutions,” says FAO...

    Categories: Precision Ag

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