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Published Dec 9, 2019
Unlike the typical corn-and-soybean monocropping system, for the last 5 years Mauck has been doing low population, wide-row relay intercropping... By growing crops in wide rows, sunlight is able to reach more of the plant, particularly its lower leaves, for greater crop production, while intercropping helps shade out weeds, keeps soil life active throughout the year and reduces input needs... Last year he draglined manure and then planted his wheat in quad rows, 19 inches wide, on 60-inch centers... But Mauck will be moving toward a different setup in the future, as he’s developed a strip-till machine with Dawn Equipment that will apply biochar instead of raw manure with the seed... He then runs it through a mesh screen, which breaks it down into a powder, and mixes it with nitrogen and other commercial fertilizer...
By Darren Chan
Published Jan 22, 2019
In the application of agricultural production, chitosan oligosaccharides not only make crops grow better and robust, but also has obvious effects in stress resistance and pest resistance. Numerous studies have shown that chitosan oligosaccharides can induce broad-spectrum resistance, enhance the plant’s own defense ability, inhibit the growth of a variety of plant pathogenic microorganisms, and it is non-toxic and can be microbial degradation, and will not pollute the environment... Inducing the production of plant resistance proteinsChitosan oligosaccharides and their derivatives can induce plants to produce resistance proteins against pathogens. Many studies have shown that chitooligosaccharides induce plants to produce chitinase, chitosanase and l-3-glucanase. Chitinase, chitosanase and 1,3-glucanase induced by chitosan oligosaccharides also have synergistic effects with each other, so that the antibacterial effect is more obvious...
By Darren Chan
Published Sep 29, 2018
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. Increase seed germinationIt has the good effect on seed germination,after we applying on rye grass seed,its germination index increased 33. 5% and vitality index increased 59... Increase root system develop and increase lateral roots number...
powdery mildew on rose
By Darren Chan
Published Sep 20, 2018
Today when you come to your beloved rose bushes, you are surprised to find that your lovely roses are covered by a dusting of white powder on buds,stems and leaves. These white powder makes your roses,once beautiful and heathy,look sick and ugly. Turns out that your roses have powdery mildew. What is Rose powdery mildew？Rose powdery mildew is a fungal disease... Fortunely,it’s very easy to figure out that whether your roses have powdery...
root knot nematodes
By Darren Chan
Published May 7, 2019
Root-knot nematodes are one of the three most economically damaging genera of plant-parasitic nematodes on horticultural and field crops. Root-knot nematodes are very small and they parasitic the roots of thousands of plant species, including monocotyledonous and dicotyledonous, herbaceous and woody plants... Symptom of Root knot nematodesUnder the groundRoot-knot nematode symptoms on plant roots are dramatic. However the most diagnostic root-knot nematode damage occurs under ground. By identifying these under ground symptoms, we can clearly know whether root-knot nematodes have already threat your crops...
By Darren Chan
Published May 28, 2019
Chitosan oligosaccharide is known as plant vaccines and they are the third type of vaccine after human and animal vaccines. It’s applied in a wide range of crops and application methods are also very flexible... It has been experimentally demonstrated that treated peanuts perform well during the growth. Not only the plants are robust and has more developed root system, but also the rhizobium are produced ahead of schedule and more distributed, which can directly promote the increase of yield... Soil Treatment - control of nematodes, improve soil condition, promote root developmentA, Kill nematodesChitosan oligosaccharide induces crops to produce chitinase that can decomposes and absorbs the chitooligosaccharides in nematodes body and eggs’ shell and dissolve the shell, resulting in the death of nematodes and eggs...
Updated May 26
According to Cornell University Cooperative Extension, nitrogen loss can occur in three ways:Denitrification: Nitrate converts into gaseous forms of nitrogen which are lost to the atmosphere Volatilization: Ammonium (NH4) converts to ammonia (NH3) gas which is released to the atmosphere Leaching: Nitrate, which is negatively charged like soil particles and not well retained by the soil, is washed downward by excess soil water beyond the root zone of crops... Urease inhibitors prevent urease from converting into ammonium, while nitrification inhibitors are actually a pesticide that kills a specific group of nitrifying bacteria that are responsible for the conversion of ammonium into nitrate. While these products can help protect your nitrogen from loss, are they worth using on your farm? More importantly, will they pay off?Consider Soil TextureUniversity of Nebraska Extension Soil and Nutrient Management Specialist Charles Wortmann says that like most practices in agriculture, you can’t expect universal benefits from use of nitrogen stabilizers, but it can be very beneficial if it’s well targeted to certain situations. The University conducted a near three-decade study on N-Serve, a nitrapyrin nitrification inhibitor, that was applied along with anhydrous ammonia in the spring on an irrigated, continuous corn field with silt loam soil near Clay Center, Neb. Researchers found use of nitrapyrin produced a positive yield response 36% of the time, which only occurred when weather in the 6 weeks following a nitrogen application included moderate-volume, well-distributed rainfall, or higher-volume rainfall coupled with higher temperatures...
By Darren Chan
Published Apr 18, 2019
A nematicide is a type of chemical pesticide used to kill plant-parasitic nematodes. Nematicides have tended to be broad-spectrum toxicants possessing high volatility or other properties promoting migration through the soil. Below is the classification of nematicides. Natural Nematicides1. Garlic-derived polysulfide productIt derived from garlic, kills nematodes on contact to significantly reduce crop losses and turf damage without leaving harmful residues...
By Sam Baker
Published Apr 25
ag/uav) announced the launch of its long-awaited fully remote, on-demand UAV Service – a custom flight service to assist farmers by providing fast, cost-effective UAV flights and machine learning analysis... Farmers can easily place a no-obligation order in under 5 minutes with the fly-out occurring in 3-5 days... Ag-Analytics is also offering a limited-time deal of a $100 credit on first-time orders of $500 or more. Users can optionally easily link their John Deere Operations Center or Climate FieldView accounts for more streamlined information flow for free... The Ag-Analytics On-Demand UAV Service allows farmers to easily order UAV flights and custom analytics without even leaving the office,” says Josh Woodard, CEO of Ag-Analytics...
grape powdery mildew
By Darren Chan
Published Oct 22, 2018
If you grow grapes,you may reaching to see a white powdery substance on the grape leaves. It’s the grape powdery mildew... The disease seems as a whitish-gray powdery coating on the leaves or fruit caused by plant mycelium and conidia on the surface of the plant... Manual managementDisease development is powerfully favored by high humidness and cloudy weather, additionally to comparatively heat temperatures. Manual management of powdery mildew helps prevent the disease from overwintering in bark crevices and also the spread of current infections...