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  • What Does CRISPR Mean for Modern Agriculture?

    By Amanda Allworth

    Published 11 months ago

    Then, in the late 1990’s genetically modified (GM) corn hit the market and Roundup Ready hybrids became the new norm for farmers looking for a more efficient way to manage weeds... CRISPR cuts down the time it takes to produce genetic changes in crops, meaning there is potential to get new products to market much faster than with traditional plant breeding methods... A survey done for CropLife International in 2011 estimated that it costs 136 million dollars to get a new genetically modified plant product to market... The USDA says the difference in regulation requirements between CRISPR and traditional GMO products lies in the science behind the genetic modification. With traditional genetically modified products like insect or herbicide-resistance traits, a foreign gene is inserted into the target organism to confer a change in the DNA...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Corn, Soybeans

    Nuisance Lawsuits are Taking a Bite Out of Big Pork

    By Maria Dampman

    Published 8 months ago

    In 1611, William Aldred took his neighbor to court. Thomas Benton was being sued for “erecting a hogstye so near the house of the plaintiff that the air thereof was corrupted. ” In common language, the pigs stank, making it impossible for Aldred to enjoy his home which, in his words, had become “unbearable to live in... Included in this is the laboratory where Smithfield was able to genetically engineer pigs to be leaner and more profitable... Yet there is one more part of this story that is continually overlooked, and that is, what does the future hold for the contract farmers currently employed by Murphy-Brown and Smithfield Foods? Many of these contract farmers, who have made extensive modifications to their farms through the years to meet their employer’s specific standards, are not equipped to do anything but be a contracted pig farmer to a multi-national business empire...

    Categories: Hogs

    20 Years Later: What Roundup Ready Crops Taught Us About Weed Management

    By Amanda Allworth

    Published 8 months ago

    It’s been over two decades since the first Roundup Ready crops were planted in commercial fields. At the time of introduction, the technology was revolutionary for farmers, who found a highly effective and convenient chemistry to control a broad spectrum of weeds. Roundup Ready corn and soybeans quickly became the norm in fields across the United States, and as a result, application of glyphosate increased dramatically. The initial ease and success of Roundup Ready technology may have caused some farmers to become lax with their weed management programs, which was ultimately a factor in the introduction of glyphosate-resistant weeds... In the wild, some weeds naturally have genetic mutations that make them more tolerant of specific chemistries, including glyphosate...

    Citizens Weekly Newsletter January 11, 2019

    By Angie Setzer

    Published 3 months ago

    This Week in Agriculture:A Mixed Bag of Information from the Week that Was: January 11, 2019· This week was loaded with lots of news stories with no real direction. Traders spent much of their time focusing on Brazilian weather, Chinese trade negotiations and the non-existent USDA report. · The government shutdown was most obvious this week with the absence of the major USDA report scheduled for Friday. The January report is always a major factor in market moves as it gives us insight into final production numbers and total stocks as of December 1st... · China also made moves to approve several genetically modified traits for import...

    Categories: Agribusiness

    Pencil Out Fungicide Profitability

    By Amanda Allworth

    Published 10 months ago

    Will it pay to apply a fungicide? That’s the million-dollar question for farmers looking to boost production on a limited budget... Seed genetics... While choosing the right genetics is important, you need to go one step further and make sure you’re placing the right genetics on the right acre... Survey your fields AND your genetics to make sure you’re placing the right seed on the right acre to limit disease risk... Consider your seed’s genetics, environmental conditions, production practices and field history to help guide smart decision making...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Corn

    Know your soil

    By Dwight Henry

    Published 8 months ago

    The most powerful information every farmer can harbor is the knowledge of his soil, and how they use this knowledge will decide the outcome of the season. Today conducting soil analysis is one way of accomplishing that, but what other options do you have during the growing season to stay proactive. Technology has come a long way, and those that embraces it's power reaps it's benefits. Supposed you are growing wheat and want to optimize your output then you could use this model by PrecisionHawkAbsolute Sense™ – In Crop Mapping – Nitrogen – Winter Wheat*A new layer of information to support agronomic decision-making... What if you wanted to monitor your crops during the growing season then Soil Adjusted Vegetation Index SAVI was developed as a modification of the NDVI to correct for the influence of soil brightness...

    unique technology in ORGANIC AGRICULTURE- invention of Ukrainian scientist

    By Victoria Exportmanager

    Published 7 months ago

    Dear friends and colleagues! I would like to represent information about unique technology in the sphere of ORGANIC AGRICULTURE, which does not have analogues in the world!!! Who will be interested please contact me for more details (agroexport2015@gmail. com , WA,viber, telegram +380633196909)! The technology and products are 100% organic!!!!Scientific Research Institute of Noospheric Valeology presents its program of planetary ecological safety, inextricably linked with the problem of global warming. Our program returns epigenetic memory to plants, enhances the ability to capture by the plants high-energy photons (significantly increases the photosynthetic efficiency), contributes to the growth rate of chemical processes in the cell at the nanoscale level, that in application plan increases the regeneration of oxygen (О2) and fresh water (Н2О) by plants and disposal of CO2, leads to the reduction of greenhouse effect, significantly increasing crop yields, restores humus and biota in the soil, promotes improvement and remediation of lands. The result of our technology is noticeable from the first days of their application... This will result in the further return of quality to food products, internal content, which over the last 20 years according to the results of Swiss research laboratory decreased by 75-95%, while increasing crop yields to maximum genetic indicator!The author of this technology is Founder and scientific directorof “ Scientific Research Institute of Noospheric Valeology ofPublic Health and Human Planetary Environmental Safety”,Director of Scientific Research Center of the UNESCO Department No...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Organic

    From Farm to Fork

    By Ammar Alshami

    Published 3 months ago

    According to UNOS 20 people die on average because of Organ Failure daily. In 2016 alone more than 7000 people died due to organ failure who was in the waiting list of organ transplant. According to the Behavior Risk Factor Surveillance System (BFSS), obesity has increased 35% in the Seven States with West Virginia at the top with record 38. 1% increase... The movement pioneers emphasize several goals of the movement that are given below:· Keep the food natural nutritional quality and health benefits· Ensuring the safety of food supply and uplifting in local farming community living standards by providing more access to their naturally grown foods· Discarding all genetically modifying methods that come with a downside· Encourage the diversity in the produce available regionally· Decrease the carbon footprint by employing more natural methods that are environment-friendlyOf course, if we embrace this concept fully we will see a decline in the deaths and more better health of the population...

    Categories: Agribusiness

  • Erdem Erikci Turkey, Ankara, Ankara

    Business Title: Tarla.io
    Job Title: Research and Development Manager
    About: The main goal of the “tarla.io” project is to construct a smart recommendation system for the end user either with a farmer role or a big scale wholesaler having a significant impact on individuals in cultivation. To this end, the very first objective of this project is to combine academic proficiency in agricultural engineering with artificial intelligence.
    Interests: Corn, Wheat, Precision Ag, Irrigation, Digit Agriculture

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  • What Does CRISPR Mean for Modern Agriculture?

    By Amanda Allworth

    Published 11 months ago

    Then, in the late 1990’s genetically modified (GM) corn hit the market and Roundup Ready hybrids became the new norm for farmers looking for a more efficient way to manage weeds... CRISPR cuts down the time it takes to produce genetic changes in crops, meaning there is potential to get new products to market much faster than with traditional plant breeding methods... A survey done for CropLife International in 2011 estimated that it costs 136 million dollars to get a new genetically modified plant product to market... The USDA says the difference in regulation requirements between CRISPR and traditional GMO products lies in the science behind the genetic modification. With traditional genetically modified products like insect or herbicide-resistance traits, a foreign gene is inserted into the target organism to confer a change in the DNA...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Corn, Soybeans

    Nuisance Lawsuits are Taking a Bite Out of Big Pork

    By Maria Dampman

    Published 8 months ago

    In 1611, William Aldred took his neighbor to court. Thomas Benton was being sued for “erecting a hogstye so near the house of the plaintiff that the air thereof was corrupted. ” In common language, the pigs stank, making it impossible for Aldred to enjoy his home which, in his words, had become “unbearable to live in... Included in this is the laboratory where Smithfield was able to genetically engineer pigs to be leaner and more profitable... Yet there is one more part of this story that is continually overlooked, and that is, what does the future hold for the contract farmers currently employed by Murphy-Brown and Smithfield Foods? Many of these contract farmers, who have made extensive modifications to their farms through the years to meet their employer’s specific standards, are not equipped to do anything but be a contracted pig farmer to a multi-national business empire...

    Categories: Hogs

    20 Years Later: What Roundup Ready Crops Taught Us About Weed Management

    By Amanda Allworth

    Published 8 months ago

    It’s been over two decades since the first Roundup Ready crops were planted in commercial fields. At the time of introduction, the technology was revolutionary for farmers, who found a highly effective and convenient chemistry to control a broad spectrum of weeds. Roundup Ready corn and soybeans quickly became the norm in fields across the United States, and as a result, application of glyphosate increased dramatically. The initial ease and success of Roundup Ready technology may have caused some farmers to become lax with their weed management programs, which was ultimately a factor in the introduction of glyphosate-resistant weeds... In the wild, some weeds naturally have genetic mutations that make them more tolerant of specific chemistries, including glyphosate...

    Citizens Weekly Newsletter January 11, 2019

    By Angie Setzer

    Published 3 months ago

    This Week in Agriculture:A Mixed Bag of Information from the Week that Was: January 11, 2019· This week was loaded with lots of news stories with no real direction. Traders spent much of their time focusing on Brazilian weather, Chinese trade negotiations and the non-existent USDA report. · The government shutdown was most obvious this week with the absence of the major USDA report scheduled for Friday. The January report is always a major factor in market moves as it gives us insight into final production numbers and total stocks as of December 1st... · China also made moves to approve several genetically modified traits for import...

    Categories: Agribusiness

    Pencil Out Fungicide Profitability

    By Amanda Allworth

    Published 10 months ago

    Will it pay to apply a fungicide? That’s the million-dollar question for farmers looking to boost production on a limited budget... Seed genetics... While choosing the right genetics is important, you need to go one step further and make sure you’re placing the right genetics on the right acre... Survey your fields AND your genetics to make sure you’re placing the right seed on the right acre to limit disease risk... Consider your seed’s genetics, environmental conditions, production practices and field history to help guide smart decision making...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Corn

    Know your soil

    By Dwight Henry

    Published 8 months ago

    The most powerful information every farmer can harbor is the knowledge of his soil, and how they use this knowledge will decide the outcome of the season. Today conducting soil analysis is one way of accomplishing that, but what other options do you have during the growing season to stay proactive. Technology has come a long way, and those that embraces it's power reaps it's benefits. Supposed you are growing wheat and want to optimize your output then you could use this model by PrecisionHawkAbsolute Sense™ – In Crop Mapping – Nitrogen – Winter Wheat*A new layer of information to support agronomic decision-making... What if you wanted to monitor your crops during the growing season then Soil Adjusted Vegetation Index SAVI was developed as a modification of the NDVI to correct for the influence of soil brightness...

    unique technology in ORGANIC AGRICULTURE- invention of Ukrainian scientist

    By Victoria Exportmanager

    Published 7 months ago

    Dear friends and colleagues! I would like to represent information about unique technology in the sphere of ORGANIC AGRICULTURE, which does not have analogues in the world!!! Who will be interested please contact me for more details (agroexport2015@gmail. com , WA,viber, telegram +380633196909)! The technology and products are 100% organic!!!!Scientific Research Institute of Noospheric Valeology presents its program of planetary ecological safety, inextricably linked with the problem of global warming. Our program returns epigenetic memory to plants, enhances the ability to capture by the plants high-energy photons (significantly increases the photosynthetic efficiency), contributes to the growth rate of chemical processes in the cell at the nanoscale level, that in application plan increases the regeneration of oxygen (О2) and fresh water (Н2О) by plants and disposal of CO2, leads to the reduction of greenhouse effect, significantly increasing crop yields, restores humus and biota in the soil, promotes improvement and remediation of lands. The result of our technology is noticeable from the first days of their application... This will result in the further return of quality to food products, internal content, which over the last 20 years according to the results of Swiss research laboratory decreased by 75-95%, while increasing crop yields to maximum genetic indicator!The author of this technology is Founder and scientific directorof “ Scientific Research Institute of Noospheric Valeology ofPublic Health and Human Planetary Environmental Safety”,Director of Scientific Research Center of the UNESCO Department No...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Organic

    From Farm to Fork

    By Ammar Alshami

    Published 3 months ago

    According to UNOS 20 people die on average because of Organ Failure daily. In 2016 alone more than 7000 people died due to organ failure who was in the waiting list of organ transplant. According to the Behavior Risk Factor Surveillance System (BFSS), obesity has increased 35% in the Seven States with West Virginia at the top with record 38. 1% increase... The movement pioneers emphasize several goals of the movement that are given below:· Keep the food natural nutritional quality and health benefits· Ensuring the safety of food supply and uplifting in local farming community living standards by providing more access to their naturally grown foods· Discarding all genetically modifying methods that come with a downside· Encourage the diversity in the produce available regionally· Decrease the carbon footprint by employing more natural methods that are environment-friendlyOf course, if we embrace this concept fully we will see a decline in the deaths and more better health of the population...

    Categories: Agribusiness

    Please check out the Kussmaul Seeds website!

    By Casey Brown

    Published 1 years, 3 months ago

    Please check out the Kussmaul Seeds website at http://www. kussmaulseeds. comKussmaul Seeds is an independent seed company. They have access to every breeding program commercially licensing genetics to seed companies. They also produce and provide the best hybrids for Wisconsin's specific growing areas...

  • The future of agriculture is computerized

    What goes into making plants taste good? For scientists in MIT’s Media Lab, it takes a combination of botany, machine-learning algorithms, and some good old-fashioned chemistry.

    Using all of the above, researchers in the Media Lab’s Open Agriculture Initiative report that they have created basil plants that are likely more delicious than any you have ever tasted. No genetic modification is involved: The researchers used computer algorithms to determine the optimal growing conditions to maximize the concentration of flavorful molecules known as volatile compounds.

    Photo: Basil plants grown under controlled environmental conditions, including lighting. Credit: Melanie Gonick

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    Posted By Vegetable Production
    4 months ago

    https://www.canr.msu.edu/news/why-many-growers-are-quick-to-adopt-genetic-modification-technology

    Posted By Amanda Allworth
    11 months ago

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

    Posted By Amanda Allworth
    10 months ago

    https://agfuse.com/article/pencil-out-fungicide-profitability

    Posted By Casey Brown
    1 years, 3 months ago

    https://agfuse.com/article/please-check-out-the-kussmaul-seeds-website-

    Posted By Robert Malmstrom
    2 months ago

    https://www.westtexaslivestockgrowers.com/picking-a-reputable-breeder/

    Posted By Corn Growers Group
    10 months ago

    https://agfuse.com/article/pencil-out-fungicide-profitability
    EU Call for Proposals: Information and promotion about the sustainable aspect of rice production

    The objective is to highlight the sustainable aspect of rice sector. Rice production in Europe has a particular environmental dimension, being at the heart of the preservation of certain wetlands. Rice cultivation is a sensitive and specific practice at European level, since it is produced in areas where there are few crop alternatives. Its preservation and improvement contribute to the sustainability of rice producing regions, by playing an active role in maintaining rural areas, protecting nature and preserving biodiversity. Actions shall highlight the environmental sustainability of the production, stressing its beneficial role for climate action and the environment.

    Actions will for example address how the product(s) promoted and its/their production method(s) contribute to:
    - climate change mitigation (e.g. reduction in greenhouse gas emissions) and/or adaptation;
    - biodiversity, conservation and sustainable use (e.g. landscape, genetic resources);
    - sustainable water management (e.g. water use efficiency, reduction of nutrients or pesticides load);
    - sustainable soil management (e.g. erosion control;
    - nutrient balance; prevention of acidification, salinization).

    They may also highlight the role of the rice production in providing employment in rural areas.

    Dateline for proposal submission: 16 April 2019 17:00:00 Brussels time

    Illustration Photo: Rice field in Assago, Lombardy, Italy. (credits: fabcom / Flickr Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC 2.0))

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    Posted By Robert Malmstrom
    7 months ago

    https://wp.me/p9BCPt-41

    Posted By Technology
    10 months ago

    http://www.precisionag.com/systems-management/data/the-most-overlooked-asset-in-the-agtech-revolution/