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  • Comparison between pivot and drip irrigation in corn cultivation

    By Miriam Pitzalis

    Updated Aug 19  

    The main problem concerning corn cultivation is water stress: the most critical phases that suffer from water shortages, which can lead to significant production losses, are from the emission of the plume to flowering and the ripening stage... For this reason, it becomes essential to select an efficient and economical irrigation system... What are the differences between the two systems?Among the relevant differences to consider is the investment cost, adaptability to the rotation, weather conditions, irrigation availability and the efficiency of any fertigation. Pivot vs Drip irrigation: economic comparisonsIn a study conducted by the University of Turin, the costs and efficiency of the two systems were analyzed. Researchers considered the same water supply and an average life of 10 years for the surface drip irrigation and 20 years for the pivot...

    Categories: Corn, Agribusiness, Irrigation

    Corn Fungicides 101: Tips for Protecting Your Crop and Your Bottom Line from Foliar Disease

    By Laura Barrera

    Published Jul 7  

    Every year foliar diseases take a hit to corn yields across the U... One way to protect corn bushels from these diseases is with corn fungicides. But in economic times when margins are tight, farmers must consider how foliar fungicide applications will impact their bottom line. Deciding whether to use corn fungicides for foliar disease depends on several factors that can vary year to year, including the disease present and its severity, hybrid resistance, weather and field conditions. How Damaging Are Corn Foliar Diseases?According to the Crop Protection Network (CPN), disease caused more than 10% of total estimated bushels lost in four of the five most recent data years (2014 through 2018), with foliar disease being the top culprit for yield loss...

    Categories: Corn

    Cotton News

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    A group dedicated to all things cotton!
    Interest: Cotton, Precision Agriculture, Irrigation, Marketing, Agribusiness

    Corn Growers Group

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    A group for corn growers
    Interest: Corn, Beef, Poultry, Cover Crops, Precision Agriculture, Irrigation, Marketing

    Cover Crops Canada

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    Cover cropping in Western Canada
    Interest: Cover Crops

    Cover Crops

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    A group dedicated to spreading the knowledge of cover crops
    Interest: Corn, Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, Wheat, Sorghum, Cover Crops

    Courtney Schlobohm United States, SD, Brookings

    Interests: Agribusiness, Cover Crops, Marketing

    Coco Badulescu United States, TX, Killeen

    Interests: Organic Row Crops, Marketing, Agribusiness

    Cody Zimmer United States, WI, Ellsworth

    Business Title: ElkMoundSeed
    Interests: Corn, Soybeans, Wheat, Canola, Sorghum, Beef, Swine, Cover Crops, Precision Agriculture, Marketing, Agribusiness

    Cory Skaurud United States, MN, Gary

    Business Title: SGF
    Interests: Corn, Soybeans, Wheat, Vegetables, Cover Crops, Ag Policy, Precision Agriculture, Irrigation, Marketing, Agribusiness

  • Courtney Schlobohm United States, SD, Brookings

    Interests: Agribusiness, Cover Crops, Marketing

    Coco Badulescu United States, TX, Killeen

    Interests: Organic Row Crops, Marketing, Agribusiness

    Cody Zimmer United States, WI, Ellsworth

    Business Title: ElkMoundSeed
    Interests: Corn, Soybeans, Wheat, Canola, Sorghum, Beef, Swine, Cover Crops, Precision Agriculture, Marketing, Agribusiness

    Cory Skaurud United States, MN, Gary

    Business Title: SGF
    Interests: Corn, Soybeans, Wheat, Vegetables, Cover Crops, Ag Policy, Precision Agriculture, Irrigation, Marketing, Agribusiness

    Connor Walters

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    Coleen Wenger United States, KS, Topeka

    Interests: Corn, Sorghum, Soybeans, Wheat, Beef

    Colby Coombs United Kingdom, England, Barnard Castle

    Interests: Vegetables, Specialty, Organic Row Crops, Marketing, Agribusiness, Compost

    Conner Knapp United States, IA, Marengo

    Interests: Cover Crops, Precision Agriculture, Marketing, Agribusiness

  • Cotton News

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    A group dedicated to all things cotton!
    Interest: Cotton, Precision Agriculture, Irrigation, Marketing, Agribusiness

    Corn Growers Group

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    A group for corn growers
    Interest: Corn, Beef, Poultry, Cover Crops, Precision Agriculture, Irrigation, Marketing

    Cover Crops Canada

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    Cover cropping in Western Canada
    Interest: Cover Crops

    Cover Crops

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    A group dedicated to spreading the knowledge of cover crops
    Interest: Corn, Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, Wheat, Sorghum, Cover Crops

    Biological Control

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    A group to share and discuss all topics related to biological pest control. Ask questions, share experiences and more!
    Interest: Cotton, Peanuts, Vegetables

    Wisconsin Crop Farmers

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    Looking to discuss farming in Wisconsin. Love to talk about food plots and crops. No livestock.
    Interest: Corn, Soybeans

    Farm Community Announcements & Insights

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    Here’s a place to spread the word concerning announcements that the whole ag community may be interested in.
    Interest: Corn, Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, Wheat, Vegetables, Rice, Canola, Sorghum, Beef, Dairy, Poultry, Swine, Specialty, Cover Crops, Ag Policy, Precision Agriculture, Organic Row Crops, Irrigation, Timber, Marketing, Agribusiness

    AgFuse Exclusive Content

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    This group contains content that is exclusive to AgFuse members only.
    Interest: Agribusiness

    AgFunder

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    A digitally native foodtech and agtech venture capital firm with an active media arm in AgFunderNews.com
    Interest: Cover Crops, Ag Policy, Precision Agriculture, Organic Row Crops, Irrigation, Timber, Marketing, Agribusiness

    Agriculture, AgriTech And FoodTech

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    Connected Business enterprises, SMEs, Social Enterprises, Nonprofit Organizations and Start-ups to Funding, Grants and Business opportunities in Agriculture, Livestock, Agrifood, AgriTech and FoodTech
    Interest: Corn, Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, Vegetables, Rice, Canola, Sorghum, Beef, Dairy, Poultry, Swine, Precision Agriculture, Organic Row Crops, Irrigation, Agribusiness

  • Comparison between pivot and drip irrigation in corn cultivation

    By Miriam Pitzalis

    Updated Aug 19  

    The main problem concerning corn cultivation is water stress: the most critical phases that suffer from water shortages, which can lead to significant production losses, are from the emission of the plume to flowering and the ripening stage... For this reason, it becomes essential to select an efficient and economical irrigation system... What are the differences between the two systems?Among the relevant differences to consider is the investment cost, adaptability to the rotation, weather conditions, irrigation availability and the efficiency of any fertigation. Pivot vs Drip irrigation: economic comparisonsIn a study conducted by the University of Turin, the costs and efficiency of the two systems were analyzed. Researchers considered the same water supply and an average life of 10 years for the surface drip irrigation and 20 years for the pivot...

    Categories: Corn, Agribusiness, Irrigation

    Corn Fungicides 101: Tips for Protecting Your Crop and Your Bottom Line from Foliar Disease

    By Laura Barrera

    Published Jul 7  

    Every year foliar diseases take a hit to corn yields across the U... One way to protect corn bushels from these diseases is with corn fungicides. But in economic times when margins are tight, farmers must consider how foliar fungicide applications will impact their bottom line. Deciding whether to use corn fungicides for foliar disease depends on several factors that can vary year to year, including the disease present and its severity, hybrid resistance, weather and field conditions. How Damaging Are Corn Foliar Diseases?According to the Crop Protection Network (CPN), disease caused more than 10% of total estimated bushels lost in four of the five most recent data years (2014 through 2018), with foliar disease being the top culprit for yield loss...

    Categories: Corn

    My favorite spring planting? Bacon seeds!

    Controlling input costs - one of the best returns on investment

    By John Moody

    Published May 2, 2018  

    The importance of controlling your costs One of my favorite stories involves a lady and a farmer... Yet, she continued to come out to the farm... Each year we should spend some time looking at our various costs and seeing where we can do better... Fertility A vegetable grower friend of mine in the Carolinas uses a large amount of compost each year in his operation... While searching for wood chips, one of his kids came across $10 a yard compost at 20 miles away! It was equal or better quality to what he had already been getting to boot, an important consideration...

    When is it Too Late to Seed Cover Crops?

    By Laura Barrera

    Published Jan 29, 2019  

    And if you plan on seeding your cover crops after your crops are off, you have the added challenge of trying to get them seeded in a timely manner... It leads to the question: Is it ever too late to seed cover crops?The short answer: It depends. “Each situation is going to depend on the variables and conditions of that particular farmer,” says Wayne Ebersole. The General Manager of cover crop seed company Future Generation Ag explains that your weather conditions, location, the number of acres you have, the species of cash crop you’re coming from and going to, as well as equipment, all play a role in determining whether it’s too late to get your cover crops seeded. But the first factor to consider is when you want to benefit from that cover crop...

    Categories: Cover Crops

    Black oats are an excellent choice for beginning cover croppers.

    Top 5 Reasons Why Black Oats Are The Best Beginner's Cover Crop

    By Cover Crops

    Published Sep 14, 2018  

    It's a fact: cover crops tend to make good farmers into great farmers and average farmers into bad farmers. Cover crops work... If you've been sitting on the sidelines in the past but are interested in jumping on the cover crop bandwagon, don't be intimidated. There are cover crop choices that will make your first foray into cover crops a profitable and enjoyable experience. My favorite cover crop for beginners is black oats and here are the top five reasons why...

    Categories: Cover Crops

    What’s the function of Mycorrhiza?

    By Darren Chan

    Published Jan 2, 2019  

    Introduction of MycorrhizaExcessive dependence on chemical fertilizers can result in the destruction of a large number of beneficial microbial communities in the soil and a decrease in soil activity. To improve the current soil ecosystem with serious damage and improve soil fertility, it is imperative to supplement soil beneficial microorganisms... The symbiotic bacteria can grow together with the roots of some plants to form a special symbiont-exogenous mycorrhiza, which exchanges substances with each other through the mycorrhiza. Therefore, people call it ectomycorrhizal fungi. It is estimated that plants with mycorrhiza account for about 97% among the known flowering plants in the world...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Beef, Corn

    What Farmers Need to Know About Mycorrhizae

    By Laura Barrera

    Published Nov 2, 2018  

    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... And barring anything extreme that’s happened to your fields — such as mining or a toxic spill — your soils should already have AMF in it, says Miranda Hart, a soil microbial ecologist at the University of British Columbia...

    Categories: Cover Crops

    How to Use the SmartMix Calculator to Create the Perfect Cover Crop Mix

    By Laura Barrera

    Published Sep 5, 2019  

    When it comes to creating a cover crop mix, the options are endless... For anyone new to cover crop blends, these decisions can be overwhelming. Fortunately, there are several free tools available today that can guide both new and experienced cover crop users through the process of developing their own mix. One of those is Green Cover Seed’s SmartMix Calculator... SmartMix will also ask for the zip code of the acres where you’ll be seeding this mix to pull up the average annual rainfall, the approximate dates of the first and last frosts, and the Plant Hardiness Zone — all of which will help it recommend species...

    Categories: Cover Crops

    Grasses like cereal rye are a good species for beginning cover crop users as they grow fast and have fibrous roots. Photo by Stephen Ausmus, USDA Agricultural Research Service.

    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... That was the year he had a drought, and the corn that was grown on previously cover-cropped ground out-yielded the corn on non-cover cropped ground by 28 bushels per acre... “Ever since that I’m totally committed to cover crops. ”Talk to most farmers who have been using cover crops and you may get a similar story...

    Categories: Cover Crops

    Dicamba ban - got a "Plan B" - 12 consultants share their ideas for 2021

    By Owen Taylor

    Published Sep 7  

    Producers could be without 3 primary over-the-top dicamba products in 2021 if a critical court ruling holds. Essentially, the decision banned dicamba, which strips away the main feature in dicamba-resistant technology – dicamba itself. Even before the 2020 crop wrapped up, many farmers and their crop advisors already were considering their Plan B – a weed management approach for 2021 that omits dicamba altogether. So, what will go into these Plan B’s?We posed that question to 12 consultants in 10 states across the Midwest, Midsouth, Southeast and Southwest. How will they and their clients formulate an approach in a year without the herbicide?Click here to learn about their potential approaches for the coming crop year...

    Categories: Cotton, Soybeans

  • Posted By Zubair Ahmad
    Mar 18  

    Combined influence of soil moisture and atmospheric evaporative demand is important for accurately predicting US maize yields

    https://www.nature.com/articles/s43016-020-0028-7

    Posted By Cover Crops
    12 hours ago  

    https://blog-crop-news.extension.umn.edu/2020/09/planting-date-matters-for-cover-crops.html

    Posted By Cotton News
    12 hours ago  

    https://www.cottonfarming.com/research-promotion/putting-drone-images-to-work-for-cotton/

    Posted By Cover Crops
    Sep 22  

    https://www.canr.msu.edu/news/on-farm-conservation-practices-to-build-resilience

    Posted By Cotton News
    Sep 22  

    https://www.mississippi-crops.com/2020/09/18/defoliation-season-begins-podcast/

    Posted By Corn Growers Group
    Sep 22  

    https://crops.extension.iastate.edu/blog/alison-robertson-meaghan-anderson/scout-corn-fields-stalk-rot

    Posted By Cover Crops
    Sep 21  

    https://agfax.com/2020/09/17/5-tips-for-trying-out-cover-crops-this-fall-dtn/

    Posted By Canola Growers
    Sep 21  

    https://www.agriculture.com/cargill-to-advance-regenerative-agriculture-practices-across-10-million-acres-by-2030

    Posted By Farmers Under Forty
    Sep 21  

    https://www.agriculture.com/crops/corn/combine-chasing-has-compaction-drawbacks

    Posted By Cotton News
    Sep 21  

    https://www.cottonfarming.com/production-2/tips-for-successful-harvest-prep-defoliation-this-season/