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  • What Farmers Need to Know About Mycorrhizae

    By Laura Barrera

    Published Nov 2, 2018

    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... Grasses like sorghums, millets, rye, triticale, barley — and oats in particular — are also excellent colonizers...

    Categories: Cover Crops

    Key Factor in Improving Soil Water Infiltration Rates: Living Roots

    By Laura Barrera

    Published Jan 22

    Many farmers across the U. S. experienced wet weather last growing season. According to NOAA, the 12-month period between July 2018 and June 2019 set the precipitation record in the U... ”Barley, as it improves soil structure...

    Categories: Cover Crops

    Should You Rotate Your Cover Crops? 4 Issues to Consider

    By Laura Barrera

    Published Jun 15, 2018

    You probably know that having a crop rotation is a good thing. Growing different crops back to back provides several benefits, such as preventing pests and disease, improving soil health and reducing fertilizer inputs, all of which can boost your crop yields and your bottom line. By adding cover crops to the mix, you’re diversifying your rotation even more. But have you thought about rotating your cover crops? Should you be using the same cover crop species back to back, year after year?Dave Robison, who runs the blog PlantCoverCrops... “And the next year we plant wheat and we don’t spray any grass killer, then we possibly end up with annual ryegrass in the wheat or malting barley or some other high-value crop...

    Categories: Cover Crops

    Why is soil salinization a problem?

    By Darren Chan

    Published Aug 21, 2019

    What’s Soil SalinizationSoil salinization is one of the most vital soil problems for agricultural production. Salinization refers to the salt content of the level affecting agricultural and environmental health. Soil salinization usually occurs in arid areas, In these areas, soluble salt ions accumulate in the soil. In these areas where plant growth requires irrigation, the Evaporation and transpiration process leaves salt in the soil... Plant salt-tolerant cash crops such as barley, sunflowers, or canola...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Irrigation, Wheat

    Early Cover Crop Benefits: What Can You Expect in the First Year?

    By Laura Barrera

    Published May 17, 2018

    In 1995, Pennsylvania farmer Steve Groff was speaking at an event when he asked the audience the question: Do cover crops pay off?His thinking at the time was that he had been no-tilling since 1982, and maybe if he no-tilled long enough, he wouldn’t need them. Ray Weil, a soil ecologist with the University of Maryland, happened to hear his question and approached Groff about doing a cover crop study on his farm. It turned into a 12-year project, from 1995 to 2007. It was in 1999, four years into it, Groff got the answer to his question... Best cover crops to begin withFor farmers who are hoping for benefits from the get-go, Kladivko says grasses like cereal rye, wheat or barley, are good ones to start with because they grow faster and have fibrous roots...

    Categories: Cover Crops

    Million Dollar Dirt

    By Amanda Allworth

    Published Jul 10, 2018

    Dirt. It’s arguably a farmer’s most valuable natural resource. But what makes some soils more productive than others? That’s a complicated question to answer, but we do know that the healthiest soils share some common characteristics. While some of these are difficult to change, there are management practices you can employ to improve soil quality... Adding grass, barley, legumes or wheat to your rotation can increase carbon availability in soil...

    Uruguay now is now investing in USA farms; Read Why.

    By Robert Morgan

    Published Jun 14, 2018

    The MERCOSUR Member;Uruguay, with a much smaller landmass and population then either Brazil or Argentina has as the largest sector of its Agricultural production, principally producing Rice, Wheat, Corn, Barley, Livestock, Cattle and Fish, therefore contributing to the BLOC’s extensive Export Import Trade. Agrilend views Uruguay is set to experience a period of structurally lower growth in the coming years, as investment into expanding agricultural production and re-export capacity is tempered and foreign capital begins to flow into Argentina as the new Argentine government liberalizes its investment environment. Nonetheless, Uruguay will continue to outpace Latin America's average real GDP expansion as the country's middle class supports private consumption growth. Inflation will remain elevated over the coming years as the Banco Central Del Uruguay will not implement significant policy measures to stymie price increases. The bank will instead focus on attempts to spur growth and encourage consumption with low borrowing costs as tempered investment weighs on economic growth...

    Soil Farmers of the Year 2018

    By Direct Driller Magazine

    Published Jan 19, 2019

    FARM WALKS WITH THE SOIL FARMERS OF THE YEAR 2018The winners of the FCCT Soil Farmer of the Year competition opened their gates over four days and provided a veritable masterclass in managing soils. Spanning a range of soil types, management systems and enterprises, attending farmers gained insights into their award winning management and a better understanding as to why these farms had been picked as the top three in this year’s competition. The Soil Farmer of the Year Competition, now in its third year, is run by the Farm Carbon Cutting Toolkit and Innovation for Agriculture... Following a look at the wheat, the group then moved on to look at a field of barley and talked about weed control, drainage, whether or not to apply gypsum and muck as well as the benefits of reduced tillage systems in the dry weather in terms of holding onto what little moisture was there. After another field of barley and more discussions about the importance of soil structure, drainage and encouraging the worms, the attendees gravitated towards the machinery and specifically Angus’ John Deere 750a...

    Categories: Cover Crops

    Mick Humphries Australia, New South Wales, Moree

    Job Title: Farmer
    About: I'm a third generation farmer from the Moree area, Australia. Irrigated cotton is my main crop, however I also grow some wheat,barley,chick peas and sorghum as well.
    Interests: Cotton, Wheat, Grain Sorghum, Cover Crops, Precision Ag, Irrigation, Marketing, Agribusiness

  • Mick Humphries Australia, New South Wales, Moree

    Job Title: Farmer
    About: I'm a third generation farmer from the Moree area, Australia. Irrigated cotton is my main crop, however I also grow some wheat,barley,chick peas and sorghum as well.
    Interests: Cotton, Wheat, Grain Sorghum, Cover Crops, Precision Ag, Irrigation, Marketing, Agribusiness

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  • What Farmers Need to Know About Mycorrhizae

    By Laura Barrera

    Published Nov 2, 2018

    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... Grasses like sorghums, millets, rye, triticale, barley — and oats in particular — are also excellent colonizers...

    Categories: Cover Crops

    Key Factor in Improving Soil Water Infiltration Rates: Living Roots

    By Laura Barrera

    Published Jan 22

    Many farmers across the U. S. experienced wet weather last growing season. According to NOAA, the 12-month period between July 2018 and June 2019 set the precipitation record in the U... ”Barley, as it improves soil structure...

    Categories: Cover Crops

    Should You Rotate Your Cover Crops? 4 Issues to Consider

    By Laura Barrera

    Published Jun 15, 2018

    You probably know that having a crop rotation is a good thing. Growing different crops back to back provides several benefits, such as preventing pests and disease, improving soil health and reducing fertilizer inputs, all of which can boost your crop yields and your bottom line. By adding cover crops to the mix, you’re diversifying your rotation even more. But have you thought about rotating your cover crops? Should you be using the same cover crop species back to back, year after year?Dave Robison, who runs the blog PlantCoverCrops... “And the next year we plant wheat and we don’t spray any grass killer, then we possibly end up with annual ryegrass in the wheat or malting barley or some other high-value crop...

    Categories: Cover Crops

    Why is soil salinization a problem?

    By Darren Chan

    Published Aug 21, 2019

    What’s Soil SalinizationSoil salinization is one of the most vital soil problems for agricultural production. Salinization refers to the salt content of the level affecting agricultural and environmental health. Soil salinization usually occurs in arid areas, In these areas, soluble salt ions accumulate in the soil. In these areas where plant growth requires irrigation, the Evaporation and transpiration process leaves salt in the soil... Plant salt-tolerant cash crops such as barley, sunflowers, or canola...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Irrigation, Wheat

    Early Cover Crop Benefits: What Can You Expect in the First Year?

    By Laura Barrera

    Published May 17, 2018

    In 1995, Pennsylvania farmer Steve Groff was speaking at an event when he asked the audience the question: Do cover crops pay off?His thinking at the time was that he had been no-tilling since 1982, and maybe if he no-tilled long enough, he wouldn’t need them. Ray Weil, a soil ecologist with the University of Maryland, happened to hear his question and approached Groff about doing a cover crop study on his farm. It turned into a 12-year project, from 1995 to 2007. It was in 1999, four years into it, Groff got the answer to his question... Best cover crops to begin withFor farmers who are hoping for benefits from the get-go, Kladivko says grasses like cereal rye, wheat or barley, are good ones to start with because they grow faster and have fibrous roots...

    Categories: Cover Crops

    Million Dollar Dirt

    By Amanda Allworth

    Published Jul 10, 2018

    Dirt. It’s arguably a farmer’s most valuable natural resource. But what makes some soils more productive than others? That’s a complicated question to answer, but we do know that the healthiest soils share some common characteristics. While some of these are difficult to change, there are management practices you can employ to improve soil quality... Adding grass, barley, legumes or wheat to your rotation can increase carbon availability in soil...

    Uruguay now is now investing in USA farms; Read Why.

    By Robert Morgan

    Published Jun 14, 2018

    The MERCOSUR Member;Uruguay, with a much smaller landmass and population then either Brazil or Argentina has as the largest sector of its Agricultural production, principally producing Rice, Wheat, Corn, Barley, Livestock, Cattle and Fish, therefore contributing to the BLOC’s extensive Export Import Trade. Agrilend views Uruguay is set to experience a period of structurally lower growth in the coming years, as investment into expanding agricultural production and re-export capacity is tempered and foreign capital begins to flow into Argentina as the new Argentine government liberalizes its investment environment. Nonetheless, Uruguay will continue to outpace Latin America's average real GDP expansion as the country's middle class supports private consumption growth. Inflation will remain elevated over the coming years as the Banco Central Del Uruguay will not implement significant policy measures to stymie price increases. The bank will instead focus on attempts to spur growth and encourage consumption with low borrowing costs as tempered investment weighs on economic growth...

    Soil Farmers of the Year 2018

    By Direct Driller Magazine

    Published Jan 19, 2019

    FARM WALKS WITH THE SOIL FARMERS OF THE YEAR 2018The winners of the FCCT Soil Farmer of the Year competition opened their gates over four days and provided a veritable masterclass in managing soils. Spanning a range of soil types, management systems and enterprises, attending farmers gained insights into their award winning management and a better understanding as to why these farms had been picked as the top three in this year’s competition. The Soil Farmer of the Year Competition, now in its third year, is run by the Farm Carbon Cutting Toolkit and Innovation for Agriculture... Following a look at the wheat, the group then moved on to look at a field of barley and talked about weed control, drainage, whether or not to apply gypsum and muck as well as the benefits of reduced tillage systems in the dry weather in terms of holding onto what little moisture was there. After another field of barley and more discussions about the importance of soil structure, drainage and encouraging the worms, the attendees gravitated towards the machinery and specifically Angus’ John Deere 750a...

    Categories: Cover Crops

  • Posted By Robert Morgan
    Jun 14, 2018

    https://agfuse.com/article/uruguay-now-is-now-investing-in-usa-farms-read-why-

    Posted By Cover Crops
    May 18, 2018

    https://agfuse.com/article/early-cover-crop-benefits-what-can-you-expect-in-the-first-year-

    Posted By Laura Barrera
    May 17, 2018

    https://agfuse.com/article/early-cover-crop-benefits-what-can-you-expect-in-the-first-year-

    Posted By Christopher Keen
    Aug 20, 2018

    We should have some great news in the coming days from our Canadian friends that are using #GroAloe. They are currently using GroAloe on Wheat and Barley. From what I have been told, the results are such that the Canadian government has become interested in our product.

    Posted By Ryan Sorrels
    Nov 27, 2019

    Man I love Notilling into fields with lots of cover. Im harvesting soybeans while the suns out and sowing barley at night.

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    Call for applications: Envisioning Regenerative and Nourishing Food Futures for 2050

    The Rockefeller Foundation has partnered with SecondMuse and OpenIDEO to amplify the discourse on the state and the future of the world’s many food systems. And to empower communities globally to develop actionable solutions and become protagonists in their own food future. Creating a compelling and progressive Vision for the future of our food system requires a culture of collaboration that rallies industry, policy, academia, and society to act as one. When we come together, we can deliver sustainable, nourishing diets for people and the planet by 2050.

    Application Deadline: 31 January 2020

    Illustration Photo: Barley in the Desert: Kuwait Progresses in the Development of a New Variety Using Nuclear Techniques. Kuwait has an arid climate, a hostile environment in which to grow crops. In recent years, the country’s scientists have used technology packages derived from nuclear techniques (irradiation to develop new barley varieties with improved traits, combined with water and nutrient management) to be able to grow food. (credits: Dean Calma / IAEA / Flickr Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0))

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    Commodity Calendar -Monday 9/30/2019
    Date TimeEventSurveyPrior
    9/30/2019 11:00Export Inspections - Wheat26-Sep--476.17
    9/30/2019 11:00Export Inspections - Soybeans26-Sep--922.55
    9/30/2019 11:00Export Inspections - Corn26-Sep--233.99
    9/30/2019 12:00Wheat Production - HR WinterSep842m--
    9/30/2019 12:00Wheat Production - SR WinterSep257m--
    9/30/2019 12:00Wheat Production - All WinterSep1328m--
    9/30/2019 12:00Wheat Production - White WinterSep229m--
    9/30/2019 12:00Wheat Production - All WheatSep1970m--
    9/30/2019 12:00Wheat Production - Other SpringSep590m--
    9/30/2019 12:00Wheat Production - DurumSep57m--
    9/30/2019 12:00USDA Quarterly Corn Stocks3Q2435m5202m
    9/30/2019 12:00USDA Quarterly Soybean Stocks3Q983m1790m
    9/30/2019 12:00USDA Quarterly All Wheat Stock3Q2298m1072m
    9/30/2019 12:00USDA Quarterly Barley Stocks3Q--87m
    9/30/2019 12:00USDA Quarterly Sorghum Stocks3Q--115m
    9/30/2019 12:00USDA Quarterly Oat Stocks3Q--37m
    9/30/2019 16:00Soybeans Harvested27-Sep----
    9/30/2019 16:00Corn Harvested27-Sep--7%
    9/30/2019 16:00Crop Condition Soybeans27-Sep--54%
    9/30/2019 16:00Winter Wheat Planted27-Sep--22%
    9/30/2019 16:00Cotton Condition27-Sep--39%
    9/30/2019 16:00Cotton Harvested27-Sep--11%
    Call for applications: Startups with innovative solutions in Smart Agriculture

    The 100+ Accelerator will host and provide funding to start-ups to solve challenges designed to create a more sustainable world for all.

    The 100+ Accelerator is interested in companies that have new technology or solutions for the following:
    Identification, prediction and/or prevention of plant disease and pests, as well as alerts on the changing level of disease pressure and recommended mitigation actions

    Affordable, accessible financial products (e.g. low-interest loan products, crop insurance) designed for smallholder farmers

    Easily accessible, scalable and convenient training for farmers across multiple topics – business management, sustainable farming and financial literacy

    Systems and tools that strengthen the farmers' commercial decision-making and enables alliances and information sharing among farmers

    Remote training for ag extension teams focused on providing locally relevant and up-to-date advisory services to farmers to produce quality crops sustainably

    Tools and technologies to improve harvest and post-harvest processes to improve crop quality and farmer productivity

    Crop damage prevention or mitigation during bad or erratic weather patterns

    Cost-effective precision irrigation technology for crop sprinkler or drip irrigation systems

    Environmentally friendly fertilizers (land or ocean) or fertilizer use optimization with high adoption/ low churn

    Simulation technology to speed plant breeding

    Tools and technologies to improve harvest and post-harvest processes to improve crop quality, minimize post-harvest losses and ultimately improve farmer productivity

    New technology applications for predicting & identify areas of risk before contamination in food or beverage production

    Technology for the selection and sorting of malt barley based on quality parameters to use each grain for the correct product with zero waste and improved crop acceptance rates

    Supply chain transparency for agriculture e.g. organic certification, provenance and chain assurance

    Technology that enables a system of payment for ecological services (i.e. carbon credits) to increase farmer adoption of sustainable practices

    Application Deadline: October 30, 2019

    Illustration Photo: A Tanzanian cassava farmer, left, learns to use a plant disease mobile app developed as part of the PlantVillage initiative led by Penn State researchers. IMAGE: PENN STATE

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    Monitoring of crop fields using multispectral and thermal imagery from UAV

    Authors: Paulina Lyubenova Raeva, Jaroslav Šedina & Adam Dlesk

    Journal Title: European Journal of Remote Sensing

    ISSN: 2279-7254 (Online)

    Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group

    Society/Institution: Associazione Italiana di Telerilevamento (AIT)

    In the following paper, an application of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) for agricultural purposes will be presented. The field of interest to be monitored is situated in the Western part of the Czech Republic. It is located in the area of the Vysoké Sedlišt? village, close to the city of Planá. There are two main crops cultivated in the area – corn and barley. The surrounding territory is mostly covered with grass. The research team carried out numerous unmanned flights with a fixed-wing platform with two different sensors – multispectral and thermal. Three vegetation indices were computed. Moreover, two thermal maps are presented to indicate the relation between vegetation and soil temperature.

    Illustration Photo: Aerial view of a corn field (CC0 Creative Commons from Pixabay.com)

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    Posted By Canola Growers
    Jun 27, 2019

    https://www.producer.com/2019/06/less-canola-and-durum-more-barley-and-oats-in-canada/