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  • Weed Control in Organic Soybean Farms

    By Vijayalaxmi Kinhal

    Updated Oct 24, 2020 

    Experts all agree that there is no silver bullet to control weeds in the organic cultivation of soybeans. Farmers need to use a combination of measures to keep weeds at bay in the short and long term. Soybean vs WeedsWeed control is the main problem in organic agriculture including in soybeans. It is more difficult to control weeds in soybeans because of their compact foliage, which takes longer than grain crops to produce an interlocking canopy that shades inter-row area. On the other hand, weeds have various natural traits that help them spread and establish...

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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. A microscopic view of an arbuscular mycorrhizal fungus growing on a corn root...

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    How Feasible is Organic Corn?

    By Vijayalaxmi Kinhal

    Published Aug 14, 2020 

    Organic corn is both economically viable and technically feasible. Even though organic corn yield is 32% lesser, the prices are double that of conventional corn, guaranteeing attractive returns on investment (ROI) to growers. Moreover, there is growing technical information available to advise organic corn production. Growing Demand for Organic CornThe demand for organic corn is expected to grow globally at a CAGR of 1. 9% and amount to 1170 million USD by 2026...

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    How to Cultivate Cotton Organically

    By Vijayalaxmi Kinhal

    Updated Oct 24, 2020 

    Though most of the organic cotton in the world comes from Asia, Texas in the USA is also a major producer. Although specific growing methods may vary based on region and farm size, there are general principles that can be applied throughout the world when it comes to growing organic cottonEconomicsThere are many reasons to grow cotton organically. The market share of organic cotton has grown from 1% in 2008 to 21% in 2018. Half of this is grown in India, with China (17%), Kyrgyzstan (7%), and Turkey (7%) being the next major producers. It takes three years for farmers to convert to organic farming, as this is the time required for soil to become free of chemical fertilizers and pesticides...

    Categories: Cotton, Organic Specialty Crops, Sustainable Agriculture

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    Precision Farming Solutions for Weeds in Soybean Farms

    By Vijayalaxmi Kinhal

    Updated Sep 10, 2020 

    The weed control measures used in soybean production need to be overhauled. The development of resistance in weeds has made current technology and management increasingly expensive and comes accompanied with heavy yield losses. Precision management solutions can reduce chemical use in several ways. Current Weed Management in SoybeansSoybean is important for the global economy as it is used as a source for oil and protein (for people and livestock) and as biodiesel. Soybean is the crop with the largest monoculture in the world and with 90% of it grown in Argentina, Brazil, the United States, China, and India...

    Categories: Precision Agriculture, Soybeans

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    How Precision Technology can Tackle Cotton’s Irrigation and Pests’ Challenges in the 2020s

    By Vijayalaxmi Kinhal

    Updated Aug 7, 2020 

    The high-value returns from cotton as well as the higher costs of production should be ample incentives for adopting precision farming. The vagaries of climate change and its disruptions to the normal farm schedule only increases the value of this information technology for cotton. Climate Change is Altering Pest Attack PatternsIncreasing drought and extreme weather due to climate change are impacting cotton in unforeseen ways. The unpredictable changes in weather patterns aren’t just disturbing the environmental conditions needed for cotton crops. Experts noticed since 2019 that the feeding and reproductive patterns of pests have changed...

    Categories: Cotton, Irrigation, Precision Agriculture

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    Why Hemp Isn’t Going to Save the US Farmer (But How It Could)

    By The Crossover

    Published Aug 16, 2019 

    In late 2018, a new farm bill was passed that legalized the production of hemp as an agricultural commodity while also removing it from the list of “controlled substances”... As most know, hemp can be produced for its fiber or its CBD oil... Farmers growing hemp for CBD oil have a more intense management setup and usually require greenhouses and a tremendous amount of “hand” labor... Hemp production for CBD is extremely expensive and due to this expense, it will be very hard for traditional farmers to scale the production of it... How to get wealthy growing hemp:In my opinion, there is one way that farmers can get wealthy growing hemp (specifically for CBD oil)...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Marketing, Vegetables

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    2019 Corn Producer “Scale-In” Hedge Strategy Update

    By Capitol Commodity Hedging Services

    Published Sep 19, 2019 

    May through July offered an excellent opportunity to start our hedge campaign for 2019. In light of the next to impossible early planting conditions throughout the corn belt, the prices somehow, are right back down to the early May lows. Unbelievable! Which is why a proactive approach must be taken by buying puts into rallies each season on a scale-in basis. . We had 3 trigger sell signals this year, see chart below...

    Categories: Corn, Marketing

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    Why I left Cannabis for Hemp

    By Philip Northcutt

    Published Jul 27, 2018 

    The BeginningI started in the cannabis industry just about 27 years ago. I really love cannabis! I started out as a guerrilla farmer, moved to indoor, then outdoor, then into greenhouses and then controlled greenhouses. I always liked growing in organic soil. That never changed... We produce seed, seedlings, flower and hemp biomass for CBD extraction...

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    Do you know Bacillus Thuringiensis?How it works to kill pests?

    By Sophia Cheng

    Updated May 11 

    Bacillus thuringiensis, or Bt, is a group of crystallogenic bacillus that includes many variants. The bacteria can produce two major toxins, namely endotoxin (companion cell crystal) and exotoxin, which stop the pests from feeding, and finally the pests die from starvation and poisoning. The effect of exotoxin is slow and obvious during molting and metamorphosis. The effect of this drug is slow, and the effect can only be seen in about 2 days after the pest is fed, and the effective period is about 1 day, so it should be used 2 ~ 3 days earlier than conventional chemical agents, and the effect is better in the early age of the pest. It is safe for fish and bee, but highly toxic to silkworm...

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  • Stan Clark United States, CA, Los Angeles

    Business Title: Freelance Writer
    Job Title: Other Ag Professional, Freelance Writer
    About: Stanley Clark is a community development volunteer and writer. He had worked on several commercials, events, and campaigns before writing full-time in the area of natural health and wellness. He has a particular interest in reviewing CBD brands for their safety and legitimacy. Interested in breaking the taboo about cannabis, Stanley believes in CBD’s potential for helping people and communities wi
    Interests: Marketing, Agribusiness, Vegetables

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  • Weed Control in Organic Soybean Farms

    By Vijayalaxmi Kinhal

    Updated Oct 24, 2020 

    Experts all agree that there is no silver bullet to control weeds in the organic cultivation of soybeans. Farmers need to use a combination of measures to keep weeds at bay in the short and long term. Soybean vs WeedsWeed control is the main problem in organic agriculture including in soybeans. It is more difficult to control weeds in soybeans because of their compact foliage, which takes longer than grain crops to produce an interlocking canopy that shades inter-row area. On the other hand, weeds have various natural traits that help them spread and establish...

    Categories: Crop Protection, Soybeans, Organic Row Crops

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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. A microscopic view of an arbuscular mycorrhizal fungus growing on a corn root...

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    How Feasible is Organic Corn?

    By Vijayalaxmi Kinhal

    Published Aug 14, 2020 

    Organic corn is both economically viable and technically feasible. Even though organic corn yield is 32% lesser, the prices are double that of conventional corn, guaranteeing attractive returns on investment (ROI) to growers. Moreover, there is growing technical information available to advise organic corn production. Growing Demand for Organic CornThe demand for organic corn is expected to grow globally at a CAGR of 1. 9% and amount to 1170 million USD by 2026...

    Categories: Corn, Organic Row Crops

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    How to Cultivate Cotton Organically

    By Vijayalaxmi Kinhal

    Updated Oct 24, 2020 

    Though most of the organic cotton in the world comes from Asia, Texas in the USA is also a major producer. Although specific growing methods may vary based on region and farm size, there are general principles that can be applied throughout the world when it comes to growing organic cottonEconomicsThere are many reasons to grow cotton organically. The market share of organic cotton has grown from 1% in 2008 to 21% in 2018. Half of this is grown in India, with China (17%), Kyrgyzstan (7%), and Turkey (7%) being the next major producers. It takes three years for farmers to convert to organic farming, as this is the time required for soil to become free of chemical fertilizers and pesticides...

    Categories: Cotton, Organic Specialty Crops, Sustainable Agriculture

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    Precision Farming Solutions for Weeds in Soybean Farms

    By Vijayalaxmi Kinhal

    Updated Sep 10, 2020 

    The weed control measures used in soybean production need to be overhauled. The development of resistance in weeds has made current technology and management increasingly expensive and comes accompanied with heavy yield losses. Precision management solutions can reduce chemical use in several ways. Current Weed Management in SoybeansSoybean is important for the global economy as it is used as a source for oil and protein (for people and livestock) and as biodiesel. Soybean is the crop with the largest monoculture in the world and with 90% of it grown in Argentina, Brazil, the United States, China, and India...

    Categories: Precision Agriculture, Soybeans

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    How Precision Technology can Tackle Cotton’s Irrigation and Pests’ Challenges in the 2020s

    By Vijayalaxmi Kinhal

    Updated Aug 7, 2020 

    The high-value returns from cotton as well as the higher costs of production should be ample incentives for adopting precision farming. The vagaries of climate change and its disruptions to the normal farm schedule only increases the value of this information technology for cotton. Climate Change is Altering Pest Attack PatternsIncreasing drought and extreme weather due to climate change are impacting cotton in unforeseen ways. The unpredictable changes in weather patterns aren’t just disturbing the environmental conditions needed for cotton crops. Experts noticed since 2019 that the feeding and reproductive patterns of pests have changed...

    Categories: Cotton, Irrigation, Precision Agriculture

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    Why Hemp Isn’t Going to Save the US Farmer (But How It Could)

    By The Crossover

    Published Aug 16, 2019 

    In late 2018, a new farm bill was passed that legalized the production of hemp as an agricultural commodity while also removing it from the list of “controlled substances”... As most know, hemp can be produced for its fiber or its CBD oil... Farmers growing hemp for CBD oil have a more intense management setup and usually require greenhouses and a tremendous amount of “hand” labor... Hemp production for CBD is extremely expensive and due to this expense, it will be very hard for traditional farmers to scale the production of it... How to get wealthy growing hemp:In my opinion, there is one way that farmers can get wealthy growing hemp (specifically for CBD oil)...

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    2019 Corn Producer “Scale-In” Hedge Strategy Update

    By Capitol Commodity Hedging Services

    Published Sep 19, 2019 

    May through July offered an excellent opportunity to start our hedge campaign for 2019. In light of the next to impossible early planting conditions throughout the corn belt, the prices somehow, are right back down to the early May lows. Unbelievable! Which is why a proactive approach must be taken by buying puts into rallies each season on a scale-in basis. . We had 3 trigger sell signals this year, see chart below...

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    Why I left Cannabis for Hemp

    By Philip Northcutt

    Published Jul 27, 2018 

    The BeginningI started in the cannabis industry just about 27 years ago. I really love cannabis! I started out as a guerrilla farmer, moved to indoor, then outdoor, then into greenhouses and then controlled greenhouses. I always liked growing in organic soil. That never changed... We produce seed, seedlings, flower and hemp biomass for CBD extraction...

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    Do you know Bacillus Thuringiensis?How it works to kill pests?

    By Sophia Cheng

    Updated May 11 

    Bacillus thuringiensis, or Bt, is a group of crystallogenic bacillus that includes many variants. The bacteria can produce two major toxins, namely endotoxin (companion cell crystal) and exotoxin, which stop the pests from feeding, and finally the pests die from starvation and poisoning. The effect of exotoxin is slow and obvious during molting and metamorphosis. The effect of this drug is slow, and the effect can only be seen in about 2 days after the pest is fed, and the effective period is about 1 day, so it should be used 2 ~ 3 days earlier than conventional chemical agents, and the effect is better in the early age of the pest. It is safe for fish and bee, but highly toxic to silkworm...

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  • Posted By Jacob Thompson
    Mar 28, 2019 

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    Posted By Sam Carter
    Aug 8, 2019 

    https://www.lancasterfarming.com/news/southern_edition/national-peanut-board-programs-continue-with-grower-support/article_28cbd9e3-4246-515e-b259-51087ecc7d20.html

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    Increasing investment in Australian AgTech pivotal to our economic success: report

    A new report released today by the United States Studies Centre – the first of its kind –analyses the volume, value, and makeup of AgTech investment in Australia. It puts it in the context of the United States and provides insight into both how AgTech is developing as a new sub-industry and as a case study for the broader venture capital market in Australia.

    Illustration Photo: Eddy Correlation Flux/Surface Energy Balance Measurement System in Darwin, Australia. It includes a complementary net radiometer and soil sensors for estimating the total surface energy balance, as well as a wetness sensor. (credits: ARM Climate Research Facility / Flickr Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0))

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    Posted By Darius Bruner
    Aug 11, 2018 

    Seeking international hemp biomass farms. Buying and selling CBD isolate + oil. www.lvetrust.com Darius Bruner

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    Posted By Kosona Chriv
    Nov 24, 2016 

    Ecosystem Management: ECO-Engineering Project in Rice Plot in Sungai Besar, Selangor, Malaysia

    Ecosystem Management is a process that aims to conserve major ecological services and restore natural resources while meeting the socioeconomic, political and cultural needs of current and future generations. This is important to ensure that every country continues to maintain its vital biodiversity for future sustainable development. In the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) article 2, biodiversity refers essentially to the diversity of living organisms, the genes they contain and the communities to which they contribute. These also include diversity within and between ecosystems. In general, biodiversity plays an important role in almost everything – from climate change mitigation, restoration of degraded habitats, management of an ecosystem, source of medicine for treatment of diseases and control from biological invasions.

    Illustration Photo: Paddy field in Sungai Besar, north of Selangor, Malaysia (Credit: Gloson Teh/Flickr CC BY-NC 2.0)
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    Posted By Mit K
    Aug 8 

    https://agfuse.com/article/cannabis-market-global-outlook-trends-and-forecast

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    Jul 8 

    https://agfuse.com/article/cannabis-market-analysis-with-ongoing-trends-market-revenue

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    Posted By Cover Crops
    Nov 1, 2021 

    https://www.lancasterfarming.com/news/main_edition/5-tips-for-successful-use-of-cover-crops-and-no-till-in-hemp/article_57d91148-3296-11ec-91a1-1f88da05ab55.html

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