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  • Cotton News

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

    Corn Growers Group

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

    Cover Crops

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

    Cover Crops Canada

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    Cover cropping in Western Canada
    Interest: Cover Crops

    Collins Voxland United States, Minnesota, Zumbrota

    Interests: Corn, Soybeans, Dairy, Hogs, Cover Crops, Agribusiness

    Conrad Waldner United States, SD, Iroquois

    Interests: Corn, Soybeans, Wheat, Beef Cattle, Poultry, Hogs, Cover Crops, Precision Ag, Irrigation

    Cody Atteberry United States, South Dakota, Gregory

    Interests: Corn, Soybeans, Wheat, Grain Sorghum, Beef Cattle, Precision Ag, Marketing

  • Collins Voxland United States, Minnesota, Zumbrota

    Interests: Corn, Soybeans, Dairy, Hogs, Cover Crops, Agribusiness

    Conrad Waldner United States, SD, Iroquois

    Interests: Corn, Soybeans, Wheat, Beef Cattle, Poultry, Hogs, Cover Crops, Precision Ag, Irrigation

    Cody Atteberry United States, South Dakota, Gregory

    Interests: Corn, Soybeans, Wheat, Grain Sorghum, Beef Cattle, Precision Ag, Marketing

    Cody Wise United States, Montana, Worden

    Interests: Soybeans, Wheat, Cover Crops, Ag Issues in Washington, Marketing, Agribusiness

    Colby Hyduke United States, SC, Bennettsville

    Interests: Cotton, Marketing

  • Cotton News

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

    Corn Growers Group

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

    Cover Crops

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

    Cover Crops Canada

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    Cover cropping in Western Canada
    Interest: Cover Crops

    Unity College Sustainable Agriculture

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    Unofficial Network of Unity College (Maine) Sustainable Agriculture Students and Alumni. Email using your Unity College email address (...@unity.edu) for access.
    Interest: Cover Crops, Ag Issues in Washington, Precision Ag, Organic, Irrigation, Timber Production, Marketing, Agribusiness

    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, Specialty/Vegetable, Rice, Canola, Grain Sorghum, Beef Cattle, Dairy, Poultry, Hogs, Specialty, Cover Crops, Ag Issues in Washington, Precision Ag, Organic, Irrigation, Timber Production, Marketing, Agribusiness

    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

    AgFuse Exclusive Content

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

    Direct Driller Magazine

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    Direct Driller is a magazine from the UK, designed by farmers for farmers to educate and inform the industry about systems of reduced cultivation and soil health. Sign up to receive your copy.
    Interest: Wheat, Specialty/Vegetable, Cover Crops

    Pee Dee Crop Producer Reports

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    A group for growers around the Pee Dee region of South Carolina to share scouting tips and observations of their farm operations.
    Interest: Corn, Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, Wheat, Canola, Grain Sorghum, Poultry, Hogs, Cover Crops, Precision Ag, Irrigation, Timber Production

  • My favorite spring planting? Bacon seeds!

    Controlling input costs - one of the best returns on investment

    By John Moody

    Published 9 months ago

    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...

    What’s the function of Mycorrhiza?

    By Darren Chan

    Published 3 weeks ago

    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 Cattle, Corn

    Should You Rotate Your Cover Crops? 4 Issues to Consider

    By Laura Barrera

    Published 7 months ago

    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. com and is an agronomist for Legacy Seeds, says there is value in rotating — especially if you’re using brassicas and peas. Avoiding clubroot with rotationRobison warns that if you continually utilize brassicas in your cover crop mix, you need to consider doing some level of rotation... While this can result in an unhealthy cover crop, for farmers who grow brassicas as a cash crop — especially canola — the disease can be detrimental...

    Categories: Cover Crops

    What Farmers Need to Know About Mycorrhizae

    By Laura Barrera

    Published 3 months ago

    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

    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 8 months ago

    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

    Experts warn that growing continuous peanuts or other legumes close in rotation to the peanut crop can have detrimental effects on peanuts — namely soilborne diseases. This includes leguminous cover crops. Photo by Jack Dykinga, USDA Agricultural Research Service

    Can You Use Legume Cover Crops in Your Peanut Rotation?

    By Laura Barrera

    Published 5 months ago

    It’s common knowledge among peanut farmers that the farther out you space your peanut crops in your rotation, the better off the peanuts will be... Scott Tubbs of the University of Georgia in 2015, that looked at peanut yield when grown in multiple rotation lengths, from continuous peanut to every 4 years... “There’s been research that has shown that if you grow continuous peanuts, we start seeing a lot of disease issues that are going to reduce the yield,” says Dr. Kip Balkcom, Research Agronomist for the USDA in Auburn, Ala. “Primarily, diseases like white mold tend to be more prevalent when you have continuous peanuts...

    Categories: Cover Crops, Peanuts

    Will Changes in Trade and Low Commodity Prices Bring 1980 2.0?

    By Kayla Hedrick

    Published 5 months ago

    It’s a well-used stat, one often cited with concern over transitions in U... Even if they weren’t actively farming at the time, they were old enough to recognize the turmoil caused by trade embargos and the subsequent years of low commodity prices... For years, economists and agriculture experts have been hinting at “another 80s crisis... Crop Acreage Shifts, Production SoarsIn 1980, corn was king, followed by wheat, soybeans and cotton... corn and wheat exports and exports, was the impetus of the last farm crisis...

    Categories: Ag Issues in Washington, Corn, Soybeans

    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 4 months ago

    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

    #Grain #Futures Comments

    By Capitol Commodity Hedging Services

    Published 3 months ago

    Row crop markets post small gains in bid to consolidate following Thur/Fri sell off on combo of poor sales/soy concellations. All three markets post new lows overnight with wheat selling off post biscuit following small gains Friday. Weather leans negative with E Midwest open all week while only lite rains mid week across portions of W Midwest... Arg weekend rains fall short of expectations while Brazil 5 day soy coverage at 70%... com/blog...

    Categories: Corn, Soybeans, Wheat

    Cover crops not only helped Russell Hedrick win the 2016 North Carolina Dryland and No-Till Dryland yield contest, they also saved him $123 per acre on fertilizer and herbicide costs.

    How Yield Champions Use Cover Crops for Growing Higher Bushels

    By Laura Barrera

    Published 8 months 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. Below two state corn yield champions share how cover crops helped them capture contest wins, while also improving their soil and boosting their profits...

  • Posted By Angie Setzer
    8 months ago

    https://agfuse.com/article/citizens-weekly-newsletter-june-8-2018

    Posted By Fertility And Soils
    6 months ago

    https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/to-feed-the-world-sustainably-repair-the-soil/

    Posted By Mark Smith
    7 months ago

    Spent the better part of the day collecting soil samples from the field. In what other job do you get visitors like this?

    Posted By AgFuse Administrator
    9 months ago

    https://agfuse.com/article/this-earth-day-let-us-remember-those-who-are-actually-in-the-arena

    Posted By Cortney Farmer
    9 months ago

    https://agfuse.com/article/recent-college-grad-why-now-is-the-perfect-time-to-pursue-a-career-in-farming

    Posted By Corn Growers Group
    6 months ago

    https://www.agprofessional.com/article/meet-father-six-row-corn

    Posted By Angie Setzer
    8 months ago

    https://agfuse.com/article/citizens-weekly-newsletter-june-1-2018

    Posted By Amanda Allworth
    8 months ago

    https://agfuse.com/article/what-does-crispr-mean-for-modern-agriculture-

    Posted By Jerry Smith
    9 months ago

    Another picture of cover crops!

    Posted By Gill Costa
    2 years, 8 months ago

    http://agfax.com/2017/06/13/nebraska-irrigation-3-reasons-to-use-sensors-tips-for-proper-installation/