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  • Sutharsan Sundaramoorthy Sri Lanka, Western Province, Colombo

    Interests: Corn, Specialty/Vegetable, Poultry, Organic, Agribusiness, Onions

    Peter Breunig Germany, Bavaria, Giebelstadt

    Interests: Corn, Soybeans, Wheat, Cover Crops, Precision Ag, Sugar Beets, Strip Tillage

  • Sutharsan Sundaramoorthy Sri Lanka, Western Province, Colombo

    Interests: Corn, Specialty/Vegetable, Poultry, Organic, Agribusiness, Onions

    Peter Breunig Germany, Bavaria, Giebelstadt

    Interests: Corn, Soybeans, Wheat, Cover Crops, Precision Ag, Sugar Beets, Strip Tillage

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  • Value Added Products - The future for farms of all sizes?

    By John Moody

    Published 11 months ago

    Many farmers have felt the pinch of falling food prices over the past year. Some sectors of the ag industry, especially dairy, are in a free fall, with our fellow farm friends hurting badly as low prices, consolidation, and other forces forcing many to sell off operations or even sell their farms. It is difficult days, but as I noted in my earlier article, things haven’t been good for US farmers in quite some time. Smart farmers who want to stay in farming are looking for ways to stay or become profitable... Legal and Regulatory The first hurdle for value adding is regulatory - what can and can’t you do on farm, or what infrastructure and improvements would you need to have to pursue an enterprise? Perhaps you want to make pickles from your cucumbers...

    Welcome to Some Small Farm

    By John Moody

    Published 12 months ago

    Few of my family and friends would have ever expected me to become a farmer. I was that city kid, happy to play video games, hide from the sun, and grow my collection of Lego's and other toys far more than any interest in growing things like food. Life takes you surprising places, though, and 20 years later I found myself on 30+ acres of land, farming my family of seven and enjoying a country life that I never expected to find. I grew up in a blue collar (pipeline construction) family in northeast Ohio... Early potatoes will give way to peppers, tomatoes, or cucumbers...

    Field Trials - an often neglected but important tool for growers

    By John Moody

    Published 10 months ago

    How do you decide what to grow? Well, as I have explored in a few articles, there are many pieces of that puzzle to consider. You have to figure out what will be profitable... For instance, take onions. We love to eat onions, but after a few years I really grew to dislike growing them... I don’t grow onions anymore, even though I love to eat them! Third stage - field trials This is where the rubber meets the road...

    The Rise of The Organic Farm Market.

    By Robert Morgan

    Published 9 months ago

    It for centuries was known that cattle which grazed where volcanic dust had settled would become ill and lame:: The reason was their high fluoride intake. Research in Iceland in 1970 showed that grass affected in this way would have a s much as 4300 p. p. m... Some crops, such as asparagus, beans, cabbage and carrots, are resistant to fluoride...

  • Posted By Vegetable Production
    8 months ago

    http://www.canr.msu.edu/news/protect-onions-against-stemphylium-leaf-blight

    Posted By Pee Dee Crop Producer Reports
    9 months ago

    https://scagnews.wordpress.com/2018/06/13/downy-mildew-found-in-sc/
    https://agfuse.com/article/value-added-products---the-future-for-farms-of-all-sizes-

    Posted By Vegetable Production
    3 months ago

    https://www.growingproduce.com/vegetables/11-less-common-crops-youll-want-to-check-out/

    Posted By Vegetable Production
    9 months ago

    http://www.canr.msu.edu/news/time-for-downy-mildew-protectant-sprays-for-cucumbers

    Posted By Technology
    10 months ago

    http://agnetwest.com/crop-protection-companies-robot-sprayers/

    Posted By Ag Sustainability And Innovation
    1 years, 2 months ago

    Robotic weeders provides alternative to herbicides, hand-weeding

    The growing popularity of robotic weeders for specialty crops has grown partly out of necessity, says Steven Fennimore, an extension specialist at the University of California, Davis. Specialty crops are vegetables like lettuce, broccoli, tomatoes, and onions. They are not mass-produced like corn, soybeans, and wheat.

    Photo: The robotic weeder goes between the crop rows. The rows must be very straight and precise for the weeder to properly do its job. Photo credit Steven Fennimore.

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    Posted By Ag Sustainability And Innovation
    1 years, 5 months ago

    Solar Greenhouses generate Electricity and Grow Crops at the same time, UC Santa Cruz study reveals

    The first crops of tomatoes and cucumbers grown inside electricity-generating solar greenhouses were as healthy as those raised in conventional greenhouses, signaling that "smart" greenhouses hold great promise for dual-use farming and renewable electricity production.

    "We have demonstrated that 'smart greenhouses' can capture solar energy for electricity without reducing plant growth, which is pretty exciting," said Michael Loik, professor of environmental studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and lead author on a paper that appears in the current issue of the American Geophysical Union's journal Earth's Future.

    Photo: Plants grown in this "smart" greenhouse fared as well or better than plants grown in conventional greenhouses. (Photo by Nick Gonzales)

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    Posted By Ag Sustainability And Innovation
    1 years, 5 months ago

    Solar Greenhouses generate Electricity and Grow Crops at the same time, UC Santa Cruz study reveals

    The first crops of tomatoes and cucumbers grown inside electricity-generating solar greenhouses were as healthy as those raised in conventional greenhouses, signaling that "smart" greenhouses hold great promise for dual-use farming and renewable electricity production.

    "We have demonstrated that 'smart greenhouses' can capture solar energy for electricity without reducing plant growth, which is pretty exciting," said Michael Loik, professor of environmental studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and lead author on a paper that appears in the current issue of the American Geophysical Union's journal Earth's Future.

    Photo: Plants grown in this "smart" greenhouse fared as well or better than plants grown in conventional greenhouses. (Photo by Nick Gonzales)

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    Posted By Vegetable Production
    2 years, 11 months ago

    "Before the widespread use of plastic mulch, drip irrigation, high tunnels and greenhouse production, there seemed to be a clear line of demarcation between vegetables that could be transplanted, and those that had to be seeded directly into the field. Grower innovations have nearly erased that line."
    http://vegetablegrowersnews.com/news/vegetables-will-transplanting-next/