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  • A New Era of Farm Employees: Farm Technicians vs. Farm Hands?

    By Gregory Heilers

    Published 1 years, 4 months ago

    At the same time, hundreds of farm technician job listings across the US, and the rise of precision agriculture and software, clearly evidence the need for technologically-savvy farm technicians in the 21st century agricultural industry... Technology may even be the antidote to a number of ills plaguing modern agriculture, which have led to a drastic decrease in the number of farms across the United States. Satellite technology provides a broader view of agricultureTo assess the current state of affairs across the globe, I solicited the expert advice from one of the preeminent farmers in the United States, Joel Salatin, co-owner of Polyface Farm, and John Fargher, co-founder and COO of Australia-based cutting-edge farm management software, AgriWebb. Ecological Farming: the Science Behind Farming Isn’t ChangingIn Joel’s mind, while an individual farmer’s understanding of agriculture may change, the science behind soil health and fertility hasn’t and won’t... ” He also cited Wes Jackson’s Altars of Unhewn Stone: Science and the Earth, which highlights traditional farming methods as solutions to contemporary agricultural problems...

    Argentina rebounds thanks to partnering with Mexico, the newest and possibly wealthiest Associate Member of MERCOSUR

    By Robert Morgan

    Published 1 years, 3 months ago

    Moreover, Argentina's Economic imbalances could result in much lower rates of economic growth later in the forecast period. By the 1920’s Argentina was one of the world's wealthiest countries. Argentina has one of the worlds largest Agricultural industries and exports are a key element of the economy. Of the Major four provinces of MERCOSUR which contribute around 30% to the Argentina’s GDP and comprise of 61. 8% of the country’s population...

    Jay Brandt United States, OH, Carroll

    About: Farm 1000 acres corn, beans, cereal rye with my father 100% no-till. Co-owner of Walnut Creek Seeds (cover crop and organic corn and beans) with my wife and father.
    Interests: Corn, Soybeans, Wheat, Beef Cattle, Poultry, Hogs, Cover Crops, Precision Ag, Organic, Marketing, Agribusiness, Cereal Rye

    Cara Randolph United States, CO, Cortez

    Business Title: FarmAndRancher.com
    Job Title: CEO
    About: CEO of FarmAndRancher.com. Farmer, Rancher, High Altitude Black Angus in SW Colorado, Organic Farmer, Wife of Ag/Livestock, Auctioneer
    Interests: 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, Hemp, Goats, Social

    Alexander Zogas Israel, Central District, Rehovot

    Business Title: EMNOTION
    Job Title: CTO
    Interests: Corn, Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, Wheat, Specialty/Vegetable, Rice, Canola, Grain Sorghum, Cover Crops, Precision Ag, Organic, Irrigation, Timber Production, Marketing, Agribusiness

    Nandkishor Dhekane India, Maharashtra, Pune

    Business Title: Mysoft Corporation Ltd
    Job Title: Mobila App Development
    About: Mobile App Developer
    Interests: Beef Cattle, Dairy, Specialty, Organic, Marketing, Agribusiness

    Gagandeep Singh India, State of Punjab, Patiala

    Interests: Organic

    Cris Coffin United States, MA, Bernardston

    Interests: Dairy, Poultry, Ag Issues in Washington, Marketing, Farmland

  • Jay Brandt United States, OH, Carroll

    About: Farm 1000 acres corn, beans, cereal rye with my father 100% no-till. Co-owner of Walnut Creek Seeds (cover crop and organic corn and beans) with my wife and father.
    Interests: Corn, Soybeans, Wheat, Beef Cattle, Poultry, Hogs, Cover Crops, Precision Ag, Organic, Marketing, Agribusiness, Cereal Rye

    Cara Randolph United States, CO, Cortez

    Business Title: FarmAndRancher.com
    Job Title: CEO
    About: CEO of FarmAndRancher.com. Farmer, Rancher, High Altitude Black Angus in SW Colorado, Organic Farmer, Wife of Ag/Livestock, Auctioneer
    Interests: 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, Hemp, Goats, Social

    Alexander Zogas Israel, Central District, Rehovot

    Business Title: EMNOTION
    Job Title: CTO
    Interests: Corn, Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, Wheat, Specialty/Vegetable, Rice, Canola, Grain Sorghum, Cover Crops, Precision Ag, Organic, Irrigation, Timber Production, Marketing, Agribusiness

    Nandkishor Dhekane India, Maharashtra, Pune

    Business Title: Mysoft Corporation Ltd
    Job Title: Mobila App Development
    About: Mobile App Developer
    Interests: Beef Cattle, Dairy, Specialty, Organic, Marketing, Agribusiness

    Gagandeep Singh India, State of Punjab, Patiala

    Interests: Organic

    Cris Coffin United States, MA, Bernardston

    Interests: Dairy, Poultry, Ag Issues in Washington, Marketing, Farmland

    Neil Bernhoft United States, North Dakota, Grand Forks

    Interests: Corn, Soybeans, Wheat, Specialty/Vegetable, Canola, Precision Ag, Marketing, Agribusiness

    Gagandeep Singh Sidhu India, State of Punjab, Faridkot

    Interests: Wheat, Rice, Canola, Dairy, Organic, Marketing, Agribusiness

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    American Association Of Urban Farmers

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    The American Association of Urban Farmers is an organization of individuals, companies, research institutions and universities focusing on advancing Indoor Urban Farming.
    Interest: Organic, Marketing

    Farm Finance and Management

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    Here’s a group to discuss all of the finance and management decisions that need to be made when operating a farm.
    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, Irrigation, Timber Production, Marketing, Agribusiness

    Fertility And Soils

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    A group dedicated to providing information on crop fertility and soil qualities.
    Interest: Corn, Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, Wheat, Cover Crops

    Farm And Rancher

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    Interest: Beef Cattle, Organic, Marketing, Agribusiness

    LandHub

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    Sell Your Land, Land Your Dream! LandHub.com is a portal connecting land buyers and sellers.
    Interest: Timber Production, Marketing, Agribusiness

    Small-scale farming and Homesteading

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    This group is for people who are small-scale farming or homesteading to connect with each other and share information and experiences. CSA's, organic gardening, animal husbandry, etc.
    Interest: Specialty/Vegetable, Beef Cattle, Dairy, Poultry, Hogs, Specialty, Organic, Irrigation

    Ag Sustainability And Innovation

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    Posts related to sustainability and innovation for agriculture
    Interest: Corn, Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, Specialty/Vegetable, Rice, Canola, Grain Sorghum, Beef Cattle, Dairy, Poultry, Hogs, Precision Ag, Organic, Irrigation, Agribusiness

    Animal Nutrition and Feed Study

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    Hello everyone. I am conducting a study on animal nutrition and feed habits by farmers in North America. I am looking to network and connect with livestock farmers for the study.
    Interest: Beef Cattle, Dairy, Poultry, Hogs, Specialty

  • A New Era of Farm Employees: Farm Technicians vs. Farm Hands?

    By Gregory Heilers

    Published 1 years, 4 months ago

    At the same time, hundreds of farm technician job listings across the US, and the rise of precision agriculture and software, clearly evidence the need for technologically-savvy farm technicians in the 21st century agricultural industry... Technology may even be the antidote to a number of ills plaguing modern agriculture, which have led to a drastic decrease in the number of farms across the United States. Satellite technology provides a broader view of agricultureTo assess the current state of affairs across the globe, I solicited the expert advice from one of the preeminent farmers in the United States, Joel Salatin, co-owner of Polyface Farm, and John Fargher, co-founder and COO of Australia-based cutting-edge farm management software, AgriWebb. Ecological Farming: the Science Behind Farming Isn’t ChangingIn Joel’s mind, while an individual farmer’s understanding of agriculture may change, the science behind soil health and fertility hasn’t and won’t... ” He also cited Wes Jackson’s Altars of Unhewn Stone: Science and the Earth, which highlights traditional farming methods as solutions to contemporary agricultural problems...

    Argentina rebounds thanks to partnering with Mexico, the newest and possibly wealthiest Associate Member of MERCOSUR

    By Robert Morgan

    Published 1 years, 3 months ago

    Moreover, Argentina's Economic imbalances could result in much lower rates of economic growth later in the forecast period. By the 1920’s Argentina was one of the world's wealthiest countries. Argentina has one of the worlds largest Agricultural industries and exports are a key element of the economy. Of the Major four provinces of MERCOSUR which contribute around 30% to the Argentina’s GDP and comprise of 61. 8% of the country’s population...

    Ten Ways to Increase Your Farm's Profits in 2019

    By AgFuse Exclusive Content

    Published 11 months ago

    Part 1: Know Your True Cost of Production Why Your TCOP Matters How to Calculate Your TCOP Part 2: Take the Emotions Out of Your Marketing Plan Why You Need a Plan How to Create a Marketing Matrix How to Determine Your Marketable Inventory How to Use a Marketing Matrix Why You Need an Accountability Partner Part 3: Replace Dead Assets What Are Dead Assets? What Are Productive Assets? Part 4: Manage Your Cash Flow Conversion Cycle What a Cash Flow Conversion Cycle Is How to Speed Up Incoming Flows How to Postpone Outgoing Flows How to Minimize Paying Interest Part 5: Start Using Cover Crops ... And Get Paid To Do It Why Cover Crops Make Sense How to Obtain Funding Part 6: Take Your Own Soil Samples Why You Should Get Your Own Sampler Who Else You Can Get Consultations From How This Approach Helps You Save Part 7: Bid Out Inputs Why You Should Be In Contact With Multiple Dealers What the Ground Rules Are For Getting Multiple Bids Part 8: Manage Your Fields By Zone How to Create Productivity Zones How to Use Productivity Zones How the Management System Affects Profits Part 9: Focus on Efficiency Over Growth Why Efficiency Matters More Than Size How to Increase Revenue How to Reduce Costs How Increased Efficiency Can Lead to Scaling Part 10: Know Your Optimal Scale ... And Accompanying Crop Rotations What Is Equipment Efficiency? What Scale-Related Questions Do You Need to Ask Yourself? When Does It Make Sense to Add Equipment? Part 1: Know Your True Cost of Production Want to make more money farming in 2019? Step one is to know your true cost of production (TCOP). Why Your TCOP Matters By knowing your TCOP, you can set price targets that allow you to lock in profitable prices. You may not know what the markets are going to do in any given growing season, but knowing your TCOP can make sales decisions easier and more profitable...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Marketing, Cover Crops

    Learn about wildfire safety and fire prevention tips

    By Nationwide Farm Insurance

    Published 4 months ago

    The combination of increased risk and high-value assets makes fire protection at farms and ranches a high priority... Basic fire prevention preparation To minimize the risk of possible fire hazards in your operations and residence:Remove or isolate highly flammable and combustible materials and accelerantsTrain and conduct fire drills for employees and family membersDevelop a plan to evacuate livestock, or maintain an area where livestock can be moved, such as a plowed or heavily-grazed field or pasture with water and shadeWork with your fire department to make sure an adequate water supply is available and that obstructions are removed from aisles, walkways, driveways and doorsProvide a list of stored hazardous materials to your fire department, and update regularlyStress the importance of everyday maintenance and housekeepingPost signs and enforce “no smoking” bans in barns and around machinery and combustible and flammable materialsInstall, inspect and maintain appropriate smoke alarms, fire extinguishers and sprinklers in residences and farm buildings, on combines and tractors, and around mechanized equipmentFarm building and Resources When building or remodeling, meet the most-recently-approved requirements of your state and local building, electrical and fire codes... Consider sprinkler systems and carbon monoxide detectors where appropriateLocate new buildings a safe distance from other structures to prevent the rapid spread of fireRegularly cut vegetation between barns or other farm buildings that are 50 feet or less from one another, and maintain a cleared area of 30 feet from those buildingsUse approved fire doors on farm buildingsMachinery and tractors To minimize the risk of fire occurring on or near farm machinery:Make sure exhaust systems (including manifolds, mufflers and turbochargers) are free of leaks and in good working order... Follow maintenance schedules and regularly clean off chaff, dust and other combustible materials... Welding curtains should be used to minimize the spread of sparks...

    Categories: Agribusiness

    One of North Carolina's many CAFOs.

    Nuisance Lawsuits are Taking a Bite Out of Big Pork

    By Maria Dampman

    Published 1 years, 1 month ago

    Thomas Benton was being sued for “erecting a hogstye so near the house of the plaintiff that the air thereof was corrupted... ” The courts sided with Aldred, saying the odor was “depriving him of his dignity” and therefore, a violation of his rights... Anyone that has ever stepped foot on a farm knows that farms often have noisy machinery, animals produce large quantities of manure, and can produce large clouds of dust when working the land... The most recent of these verdicts was delivered earlier this month when six neighbors of a North Carolina hog farm were awarded $473... With 23 more lawsuits and 488 more plaintiffs to go, more and more large-scale farmers and CAFO operators are increasingly worrying if it is just a matter of time when they will have their day in court, too...

    Categories: Hogs

    Lighten up and increase productivity

    By Ron Boyd

    Published 2 years, 8 months ago

    Boyd boom and extensions have been improving productivity for hundreds of farmers though out the united States and Canada. Ron Boyd has been involved with sprayers since 1973 and specializes in custom design of boom and extensions for most model sprayer. Customers are desiring to get into the planter tracks where applicable, and other just want larger booms to increase productivity. We provide Return on investment information, http://www. superspraybooms...

    What’s the function of Mycorrhiza?

    By Darren Chan

    Published 9 months 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... The application of microbial fertilizer is the most direct and effective method... 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... Among them, most arbor species form ectomycorrhizal fungi, accounting for about 3% of the total number of mycorrhizal plants... Around the roots of the plants, there are many free myceliums, which we call externalhyphae...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Beef Cattle, Corn

    Application of Chitosan oligosaccharide in agriculture

    By Darren Chan

    Published 12 months ago

    Chitosan oligosaccharide is a low-molecular-weight product obtained by degradation of chitosan by lactate which has outstanding water-solubility and high biological activity, thus it can be easily absorbed and utilized by crops. Chitosan oligosaccharide is new green solution to control plant diseases,What’s advantages of Dora Chitosan oligosaccharide1... 5% and vitality index increased 59... Promote the growth of stems and leavesInduce plant resistanceStrengthen photosynthesis,increase photosynthetic rate and efficiency... More data of plant protection please check:https://www...

    Categories: Specialty/Vegetable

    Expanding Your Farm?

    By Nationwide Farm Insurance

    Published 5 months ago

    We’ve compiled a list of the Top 10 things you should consider whenever you have a discussion about expanding your farm or ranch business... Check with your local Department of Natural Resources (DNR), Department of Transportation (DOT) and county engineers on how you can protect the environment as you grow your operations 3. Consider your neighborsWill an expansion of your operation impact your neighbors in any way? If you think the answer to that question may be yes, consider informing them early of your plans... You will need to post signs to warn visitors of any potential dangers... Manage outside risksBe sure to obtain signed contracts and certificates of insurance for any expansion operations that involve other businesses coming onto your farm or ranch or for businesses you hire to do work for you and your operation...

    Categories: Agribusiness

    Blockchain & the Future of Fruits & Vegetables Supply Chain

    By Ammar Alshami

    Published 8 months ago

    What is Blockchain Technology?Regardless of whether you're completely new to the digital currency space, odds are you've known about blockchain and you may even have a rough thought regarding what it is as of now. It's a sufficiently enough concept to grasp: at its most fundamental dimension, it is an exact record of everything which has ever occurred on a given network. That may not sound so impressive straight off the bat, but its significance is pretty great. On the web pretty much everything is hackable – the ramifications of something which is corruption-resistant are immense. How Does It Work?A blockchain is a peer-to-peer network of computers known as nodes that both participate and monitor asset transfers...

    Categories: Agribusiness

  • Posted By Ron Boyd
    2 years, 8 months ago

    https://agfuse.com/article/lighten-up-and-increase-productivity

    Posted By Soybeans
    1 years, 3 months ago

    https://cropwatch.unl.edu/2018/think-your-sprayers-clean-think-again

    Posted By Thad Schutt
    2 years, 1 month ago

    Winter wheat trials on the Palouse are in and they did well with Compell, our pelletized compost created for a precision application at seeding.  
    With 80 lbs./acre through a no-till drill at seeding there was a 17.2% yield increase over the controls.  With 40 lbs./acre of Compell there was a 6.8% yield increase.  Even at the current low prices for hard red winter wheat this is an increase in net revenue of about $30/acre and $10/acre respectively.
    Compost brings a lot to the game of soil health.  Organic matter, microbiology, and carbon all help with water holding capacity, nutrient uptake, and soil structure.  Studies have shown that the improved soil health improves plant health, can reduce disease, and increase yields.  
    Typically we think of truck loads of compost applied by manure spreaders then incorporated into the soil.  We were challenged to find a way to place compost into a no-till planting system.  
    Our research showed that using our pellet in a precision application through the seed drill enabled us to use fractions of the typical amount.  By treating the seed zone the seedling makes quick contact with the material allowing the microbiology to colonize on the root as it expands through the soil.
    We didn't invent compost, but we made it more efficient.  Tradition meets Precision.

    Posted By Cover Crops
    9 months ago

    https://www.no-tillfarmer.com/articles/8157-surviving-pigweed-death-struggle-with-no-tilling-and-cover-crops

    Posted By Timber Production
    2 years, 2 weeks ago

    http://newsstand.clemson.edu/clemson-forest-herbicides-and-sprayer-calibration-workshop-for-woodland-owners-and-property-managers/

    Development of a Recognition System for Spraying Areas from Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Using a Machine Learning Approach

    Authors: Pengbo Gao, Yan Zhang, Linhuan Zhang, Ryozo Noguchi and Tofael Ahamed

    Journal Title: Sensors

    ISSN: 1424-8220 (Online)

    Publisher: MDPI AG

    Unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV)-based spraying systems have recently become important for the precision application of pesticides, using machine learning approaches. Therefore, the objective of this research was to develop a machine learning system that has the advantages of high computational speed and good accuracy for recognizing spray and non-spray areas for UAV-based sprayers. A machine learning system was developed by using the mutual subspace method (MSM) for images collected from a UAV. Two target lands: agricultural croplands and orchard areas, were considered in building two classifiers for distinguishing spray and non-spray areas. The field experiments were conducted in target areas to train and test the system by using a commercial UAV (DJI Phantom 3 Pro) with an onboard 4K camera. The images were collected from low (5 m) and high (15 m) altitudes for croplands and orchards, respectively. The recognition system was divided into offline and online systems. In the offline recognition system, 74.4% accuracy was obtained for the classifiers in recognizing spray and non-spray areas for croplands. In the case of orchards, the average classifier recognition accuracy of spray and non-spray areas was 77%. On the other hand, the online recognition system performance had an average accuracy of 65.1% for croplands, and 75.1% for orchards. The computational time for the online recognition system was minimal, with an average of 0.0031 s for classifier recognition. The developed machine learning system had an average recognition accuracy of 70%, which can be implemented in an autonomous UAV spray system for recognizing spray and non-spray areas for real-time applications.

    Illustration Photo: Spraying drone (CC0 Creative Commons from Pixabay.com)

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    Posted By Technology
    12 months ago

    https://www.agprofessional.com/article/drone-targets-weeds-precision

    Posted By Canola Growers
    1 years, 1 week ago

    http://www.farmweekly.com.au/news/agriculture/general/news/easy-access-to-control-weeds-in-canola/2757870.aspx

    Posted By Technology
    1 years, 4 months ago

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

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

    Smart System for Bicarbonate Control in Irrigation for Hydroponic Precision Farming

    Authors: Carlos Cambra, Sandra Sendra, Jaime Lloret and Raquel Lacuesta

    Journal Title: Sensors

    ISSN: 1424-8220 (Print)

    Publisher: MDPI AG

    Improving the sustainability in agriculture is nowadays an important challenge. The automation of irrigation processes via low-cost sensors can to spread technological advances in a sector very influenced by economical costs. This article presents an auto-calibrated pH sensor able to detect and adjust the imbalances in the pH levels of the nutrient solution used in hydroponic agriculture. The sensor is composed by a pH probe and a set of micropumps that sequentially pour the different liquid solutions to maintain the sensor calibration and the water samples from the channels that contain the nutrient solution. To implement our architecture, we use an auto-calibrated pH sensor connected to a wireless node. Several nodes compose our wireless sensor networks (WSN) to control our greenhouse. The sensors periodically measure the pH level of each hydroponic support and send the information to a data base (DB) which stores and analyzes the data to warn farmers about the measures. The data can then be accessed through a user-friendly, web-based interface that can be accessed through the Internet by using desktop or mobile devices. This paper also shows the design and test bench for both the auto-calibrated pH sensor and the wireless network to check their correct operation.

    Picture: Network architecture (credits: Carlos Cambra, Sandra Sendra, Jaime Lloret and Raquel Lacuesta)

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