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  • 7 Ways to Measure Soil Health Improvements

    By Laura Barrera

    Published Mar 7, 2019 

    While there are numerous reasons for using cover crops, a primary one is improving soil health. In fact, it’s the one benefit most farmers using cover crops have experienced: In the most recent Cover Crop Survey Annual Report, of those who rated the statement, “Using cover crops has improved soil health on my farm,” 86% agreed or strongly agreed... Less CompactionAnother soil health benefit you should see after using cover crops is less compaction and deeper root penetration, especially if you’re seeding species like daikon radishes, which are known for growing a deep taproot... “Understand that, especially in the northern states, earthworms are not indigenous,” she explains... ”Instead, she suggests looking for other beneficial species and see if you notice an increase in populations as you continue cover cropping...

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    How Brazilian Big Agriculture is Destroying the Brazilian Amazon

    By Maria Dampman

    Published Apr 4, 2018 

    Tragically, the indigenous people are also victims of the spread of soy. There are 900,000 indigenous people in Brazil and 12. 2% of the country has been declared Indigenous Territory... In past attempts to forcibly retake their land, many indigenous people have been killed by local militia consisting of farmers and cattlemen refusing to give up their lands... The Indigenous people have nearly no voice in the government, and extremely limited resources to help protect their dying culture...

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    Retro Species United States, DE, Dover

    Interests: Vegetables

    Ten Ways to Increase Your Farm's Profits This Year

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    Updated Dec 30, 2019 

    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. . ... For example, if you grow legumes or peanuts, you may want to ​shy away from using a multi-species legume cover mix in those fields​... The contract typically runs two years and then you can apply for a different contract to incorporate multi-species legume mixes...

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    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. But, management is key and the learning curve can be steep. 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... And, that's for good reason! However, it’s easy for a cover crop beginner to look at pictures of 9-way multi-species blends on Instagram and get overwhelmed...

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    Oh deer! Deer damage and what farmers can do about it

    By John Moody

    Published May 21, 2018 

    It is that time of year again, at least in my parts. As things go from the tunnel to the field, all our friendly little four legged foes start to to make dinner plans… and breakfast plans. Some are making midnight snack plans as well. Raccoons, rabbits, and the worst of all in our area - deer. Animal damage to ag crops is a significant issue...

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    When is it Too Late to Seed Cover Crops?

    By Laura Barrera

    Published Jan 29, 2019 

    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... If you’re looking for benefits in the spring, as many farmers are, Ebersole says there are several species or mixes that can overwinter and still put on some growth in the spring... ”Select Cold-Tolerant SpeciesAnother factor with seeding cover crops late is the species you want to use. You may want to avoid any species that is not suitable for surviving cold weather, Ebersole says, such as radishes and some specific clover and oat varieties, although black oats have been known to overwinter south of I-70 and as far north as Pennsylvania... Instead, Ebersole says wheat, triticale and cereal rye are some of the go-to species for late-seeding — according to Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE), cereal rye can germinate in soil temperatures as low as 34 degrees Fahrenheit, and needs at least 38 degrees to begin growing...

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    Weed Control in Organic Soybean Farms

    By Vijayalaxmi Kinhal

    Updated Oct 24, 2020 

    Clean seeds: Check the crop seeds and remove any contaminants to prevent introducing new species or augmenting existing weeds’ populations... Hence, growers need to plan their planting time carefully considering which weed species are a problem in their fields... Crop RotationScientists have shown that having more species of weeds is better for soybean yield than having one or few very dominant weeds. When dominant species are controlled, a greater number of weeds can establish, and reduce the impact on soybean yield. Crop rotation prevents any weed species from gaining dominance...

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    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... Among them, most arbor species form ectomycorrhizal fungi, accounting for about 3% of the total number of mycorrhizal plants. According to preliminary statistics by Harley and Smith (1983), the species that can form ectomycorrhizal fungi include 43 families and 139 genera, mainly distributed in temperate and subtropical regions, followed by southern subtropical and tropical regions, while other regions are less... Therefore, when these species are symbiotic with plants, they will inevitably affect plants and promote the growth of plants...

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    What fertilizer do you need to grow grass?

    By Elvis Wu

    Published Sep 27, 2019 

    1. Elements FertilizerGrass needs enough amount of nutrients, water and sunshine to sustain life and grows healthily and green. The importance of fertilizer is the same as water, air, and temperature in the soil. Most fertilizers all contain three different nutrients: Nitrogen, Phosphorus, and Potassium... Such as Bacillus Subtiliss, a species of bacteria with strong soil adaptability...

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  • Retro Species United States, DE, Dover

    Interests: Vegetables

  • The Stull Farm, LLC

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    We are a family ran farm that believes in raising livestock in a caring and natural way, Our livestock is raised on pasture with many animals free ranging. We currently raise Scottish Highland Cattle, multiple species of hogs, goats, sheep, chickens, ducks, and turkeys.
    Interest: Beef, Grass-Fed Livestock, Poultry, Specialty Livestock, Swine

  • 7 Ways to Measure Soil Health Improvements

    By Laura Barrera

    Published Mar 7, 2019 

    While there are numerous reasons for using cover crops, a primary one is improving soil health. In fact, it’s the one benefit most farmers using cover crops have experienced: In the most recent Cover Crop Survey Annual Report, of those who rated the statement, “Using cover crops has improved soil health on my farm,” 86% agreed or strongly agreed... Less CompactionAnother soil health benefit you should see after using cover crops is less compaction and deeper root penetration, especially if you’re seeding species like daikon radishes, which are known for growing a deep taproot... “Understand that, especially in the northern states, earthworms are not indigenous,” she explains... ”Instead, she suggests looking for other beneficial species and see if you notice an increase in populations as you continue cover cropping...

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    How Brazilian Big Agriculture is Destroying the Brazilian Amazon

    By Maria Dampman

    Published Apr 4, 2018 

    Tragically, the indigenous people are also victims of the spread of soy. There are 900,000 indigenous people in Brazil and 12. 2% of the country has been declared Indigenous Territory... In past attempts to forcibly retake their land, many indigenous people have been killed by local militia consisting of farmers and cattlemen refusing to give up their lands... The Indigenous people have nearly no voice in the government, and extremely limited resources to help protect their dying culture...

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    Ten Ways to Increase Your Farm's Profits This Year

    By AgFuse Exclusive Content

    Updated Dec 30, 2019 

    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. . ... For example, if you grow legumes or peanuts, you may want to ​shy away from using a multi-species legume cover mix in those fields​... The contract typically runs two years and then you can apply for a different contract to incorporate multi-species legume mixes...

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    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. But, management is key and the learning curve can be steep. 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... And, that's for good reason! However, it’s easy for a cover crop beginner to look at pictures of 9-way multi-species blends on Instagram and get overwhelmed...

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    Oh deer! Deer damage and what farmers can do about it

    By John Moody

    Published May 21, 2018 

    It is that time of year again, at least in my parts. As things go from the tunnel to the field, all our friendly little four legged foes start to to make dinner plans… and breakfast plans. Some are making midnight snack plans as well. Raccoons, rabbits, and the worst of all in our area - deer. Animal damage to ag crops is a significant issue...

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    When is it Too Late to Seed Cover Crops?

    By Laura Barrera

    Published Jan 29, 2019 

    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... If you’re looking for benefits in the spring, as many farmers are, Ebersole says there are several species or mixes that can overwinter and still put on some growth in the spring... ”Select Cold-Tolerant SpeciesAnother factor with seeding cover crops late is the species you want to use. You may want to avoid any species that is not suitable for surviving cold weather, Ebersole says, such as radishes and some specific clover and oat varieties, although black oats have been known to overwinter south of I-70 and as far north as Pennsylvania... Instead, Ebersole says wheat, triticale and cereal rye are some of the go-to species for late-seeding — according to Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE), cereal rye can germinate in soil temperatures as low as 34 degrees Fahrenheit, and needs at least 38 degrees to begin growing...

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    Weed Control in Organic Soybean Farms

    By Vijayalaxmi Kinhal

    Updated Oct 24, 2020 

    Clean seeds: Check the crop seeds and remove any contaminants to prevent introducing new species or augmenting existing weeds’ populations... Hence, growers need to plan their planting time carefully considering which weed species are a problem in their fields... Crop RotationScientists have shown that having more species of weeds is better for soybean yield than having one or few very dominant weeds. When dominant species are controlled, a greater number of weeds can establish, and reduce the impact on soybean yield. Crop rotation prevents any weed species from gaining dominance...

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    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... Among them, most arbor species form ectomycorrhizal fungi, accounting for about 3% of the total number of mycorrhizal plants. According to preliminary statistics by Harley and Smith (1983), the species that can form ectomycorrhizal fungi include 43 families and 139 genera, mainly distributed in temperate and subtropical regions, followed by southern subtropical and tropical regions, while other regions are less... Therefore, when these species are symbiotic with plants, they will inevitably affect plants and promote the growth of plants...

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    What fertilizer do you need to grow grass?

    By Elvis Wu

    Published Sep 27, 2019 

    1. Elements FertilizerGrass needs enough amount of nutrients, water and sunshine to sustain life and grows healthily and green. The importance of fertilizer is the same as water, air, and temperature in the soil. Most fertilizers all contain three different nutrients: Nitrogen, Phosphorus, and Potassium... Such as Bacillus Subtiliss, a species of bacteria with strong soil adaptability...

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    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... 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... “One of the reasons there isn’t is because it’s so dependent on what species of fungi you have,” he explains... , recommends having eight to 10 different species in a cover crop mix, with at least six of them being highly mycorrhizal... While many cover crop species promote mycorrhizal fungi growth, Green Cover Seed co-owner Keith Berns says oats, in particular, are an excellent choice...

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  • Posted By Kimmy Farm
    Updated Jun 4 

    Cashew Nut From Vietnam  – The origin of cashew is based on evidence that strongly indicates Brazil, or at least tropical South America, as the center of origination of the species currently known as Anacardium occidentale. The warm and moist climate conditions found especially in the coastal regions of Northeast Brazil, with air humidity about 70 %, are ideal for cashew growing. The name cashew is in fact derived from the indigenous dialect word “acaju”

    Nowadays Vietnam Cashew Industry  is currently referred to as the “undisputed King of Cashew nuts for exports,” outdoing many Southeast Asian countries, and emerging as the leading producer and exporter of cashew nuts for the last 17 years. One of the most abundant cashew nuts producing area is in the Southern region of Binh Phuoc. In this area, the farmers plant cashew nut trees that are of South American origin.

    https://kimmyfarm.com/en/vietnam-cashew-nuts

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    Call for Applications: The Africa Biosciences Challenge Fund (ABCF) Fellowship

    The purpose of the ABCF fellowship program is to develop capacity for agricultural biosciences research in Africa, to support research for development projects that ultimately contribute towards increasing food and nutritional security and/or food safety in Africa, and to facilitate access to the BecA-ILRI Hub facilities by African researchers (and their partners). We seek applicants with innovative ideas for short to medium term research projects (up to 12 months) aligned with national, regional or continental agricultural development priorities that can be undertaken at the BecA-ILRI Hub.

    Areas of research

    Applicants must be scientists affiliated (through employment) with African National Agricultural Research Systems (NARS) e.g. national agricultural research institutes and universities, and conducting research in the areas of food and nutritional security or food safety in Africa. Those carrying out research in the following areas are particularly encouraged to apply*;

    Improved control of priority livestock and fish diseases including: African Swine Fever (ASF); Contagious Bovine Pleuropneumonia (CBPP) and Contagious Caprine Pleuropneumonia (CCPP); Peste des Petits Ruminants (PPR); Rift Valley Fever (RVF); East Coast Fever (ECF); Capripox Virus diseases of ruminants;
    Harnessing genetic diversity for conservation, resistance to disease and improving productivity of crops and livestock and fish (livestock focus: African indigenous breeds, particularly goats, chickens, alternative small livestock species);
    Molecular breeding for important food security crops in Africa;
    Plant transformation to address food insecurity in Africa;
    Plant-microbe interactions;
    Tissue culture and virus indexing for production of virus-free planting materials in Africa;
    Orphan/underutilized species of crops and livestock;
    Crop pests, pathogens and weed management research, including biological control;
    Microbial technology for improving adaptation of staple food crops and forages to biotic and abiotic stresses;
    Rapid diagnostics for crop, livestock and fish diseases;
    Genomics, bioinformatics and metagenomics including microbial discovery;
    Studies on climate-smart forage grasses and mixed livestock-crop systems;
    Microbial technology for improving adaptation of staple food crops and forages to biotic and abiotic stresses;
    Soil health in agricultural systems;
    Improved control of parasitic pathogens of plants (bacteria, fungi, oomycetes) that cause enormous economic losses as well as environmental damage in natural ecosystems (e.g.: Phytophthora infestans that causes potato blight).

    Dateline for submission: 30th June 2018

    Illustration Photo: Scientists work in a laboratory at the International Livestock Research Institute in Nairobi, Kenya. (credits: Kate Holt / Africa Practice / ...
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    Posted By Beginning Farmers
    Oct 28, 2020 

    https://www.agupdate.com/agriview/news/business/bacterial-silage-inoculants-improve-fermentation/article_566556dc-d857-5a32-bf1f-b4a75f4a1bac.html

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    Posted By Cover Crops
    Jul 22, 2020 

    https://cropwatch.unl.edu/2020/what-are-benefits-cover-crop-mix-versus-single-species-cover-crop
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    Posted By Cattle Group
    Apr 26 

    https://www.farmprogress.com/livestock/fight-back-those-invading-species-your-pastures
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    Posted By Cover Crops
    Mar 30 

    https://www.farmprogress.com/conservation/fine-tune-cover-crop-species-rates-within-field

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    Posted By Jerry Smith
    Sep 21, 2019 

    https://modernfarmer.com/2019/09/rethinking-pests-invasive-species-and-other-paradigms/
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    Posted By Cover Crops
    Aug 23 

    https://ocj.com/2021/08/cover-crop-mixes-the-more-species-the-better/

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    Posted By Cotton News
    Jul 16 

    https://www.cottonfarming.com/web-exclusive/get-to-know-the-different-plant-bug-species/

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    Posted By Beginning Farmers
    Apr 29 

    https://www.farmprogress.com/livestock/fight-back-those-invading-species-your-pastures

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