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  • Kayla Hedrick United States, IL, Marine

    About: Agriculture writer based in St. Louis. Central Illinois Farm Girl.
    Interests: Corn, Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, Wheat, Rice, Canola, Beef Cattle, Dairy, Poultry, Hogs, Ag Issues in Washington, Precision Ag, Marketing, Agribusiness

    Why I left Cannabis for Hemp

    By Philip Northcutt

    Published 4 months ago

    The BeginningI started in the cannabis industry just about 27 years ago. I really love cannabis! I started out as a guerrilla farmer, moved to indoor, then outdoor, then into greenhouses and then controlled greenhouses. I always liked growing in organic soil. That never changed... ” I know this from my time as a Marine...

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    Philip Northcutt United States, NV, Pahrump

    Business Title: Sierra Gold Hemp
    Job Title: CEO
    About: Former United States Marine, and current hemp farmer. I am building a vertically integrated, conscious and tech savvy agriculture company capable of carrying hemp products into every home in America.
    Interests: Precision Ag, Organic, Irrigation, Marketing, Agribusiness, Industrial Hemp, CBD

  • Kayla Hedrick United States, IL, Marine

    About: Agriculture writer based in St. Louis. Central Illinois Farm Girl.
    Interests: Corn, Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, Wheat, Rice, Canola, Beef Cattle, Dairy, Poultry, Hogs, Ag Issues in Washington, Precision Ag, Marketing, Agribusiness

    Philip Northcutt United States, NV, Pahrump

    Business Title: Sierra Gold Hemp
    Job Title: CEO
    About: Former United States Marine, and current hemp farmer. I am building a vertically integrated, conscious and tech savvy agriculture company capable of carrying hemp products into every home in America.
    Interests: Precision Ag, Organic, Irrigation, Marketing, Agribusiness, Industrial Hemp, CBD

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  • Why I left Cannabis for Hemp

    By Philip Northcutt

    Published 4 months ago

    The BeginningI started in the cannabis industry just about 27 years ago. I really love cannabis! I started out as a guerrilla farmer, moved to indoor, then outdoor, then into greenhouses and then controlled greenhouses. I always liked growing in organic soil. That never changed... ” I know this from my time as a Marine...

    Categories: Specialty

  • Call for Applications: SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund

    Marine Fish Sustainability: Research that contributes to the ability to create sustainable populations of marine fishes through aquaculture, with great emphasis on the most popular marine fishes in home hobbyist and commercial aquariums. Research can focus on fish lifecycles, nutrition, reproduction and aquaculture techniques.

    Alternative Income: Programs designed to retrain or develop viable alternative employment opportunities for people and communities reliant upon economic opportunities that directly impact wildlife and habitat. Programs can include training and support to provide alternatives to poaching, livestock farming, or logging.

    Dateline for applications: 30 November 2018

    Illustration Photo: Salmon farm (credits: Sam Beebe / Flickr Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0))

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    Role of marine macroalgae in plant protection & improvement for sustainable agriculture technology

    Authors: Seham M.Hamed, Amal A.Abd El-Rhman, NeveenAbdel-Raouf, Ibraheem B.M.Ibraheem

    Journal Title: Beni-Suef University Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences

    ISSN: 2314-8535 (Print)

    Publisher: Elsevier

    Society/Institution: Beni-Suef University

    Marine macroalgae are plant-like organisms with simple internal structures that generally live in coastal areas. They mainly include different communities of red, brown and green macroalgae. Marine macroalgae commonly occupy intertidal and sublittoral-to-littoral zones on rocks and other hard substrata. They are considered to be an excellent natural biosource in different aspects of agricultural fields. They have great proficiency in improving soil physical and chemical properties. Marine macroalgae are also characterized by producing a large array of biologically active biocidal substances against plant-infecting pathogens. Unfortunately, most available literatures on marine macroalgae and their derivatives mainly focused on their pharmaceutical applications but their potential utilization in sustainable agriculture development is still often regarded as a secondary goal. However, a relatively considerable dataset on marine macroalgae showed that they could play a major role in plant protection and improvement. This review summarizes different aspects of potential macroalgal applications in agriculture. Commercial production and exploitation of specific compounds with interesting biotechnological importance from marine macroalgae including microbicides, nematicides, insecticides, biofertilizers, biostimulators and soil conditioners are highlighted and discussed in detail. Bioactive compounds like fatty acids (in particular polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), proteins (amino acids), bioflavonoids, sulfated polysaccharides, carotenoids, polyphenols and carbohydrates are considered to have bactericidal, antiviral and fungicidal effects against some plant-infecting pathogens. These biocontrol agents provide multiple benefits and act as useful pointers for improving cultivation practices in diverse habitats. Marine macroalgae can be generally considered as promising multifunctional bioinoculants and ecofriendly environmental tools in recent trends of organic farming.

    Illustration Photo: Marine algae (CC0 Creative Commons from Pixabay.com)

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    The Future of Drones in the Modern Farming Industry

    Author: Nathan Stein

    Journal Title: GEOmedia

    ISSN: 1128-8132 (Print); 2283-5687 (Online)

    Publisher: mediaGEO soc. coop.

    With the modern farming industry continuing to evolve, and demand for faster, more efficient farmland mapping at an all-time high, the potential for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in the agriculture industry is greater than ever. While more investment in R&D programmes is required, collaborative partnerships between hardware and software providers are enabling the creation of more integrated, end-to-end drone solutions, capable of meeting the needs of agriculture professionals worldwide and influencing future developments in modern farming.

    Illustration Photo: The senseFly eBee flies over the Duke University Marine Lab. (credits: Duke Marine Robotics and Remote Sensing Lab / Flickr Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0))

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    Use of renewable energy for desalination in urban agriculture in the GCC countries: Possibilities and challenges

    Authors: Salem Al-Jabri, Mushtaque Ahmed

    Journal Title: Journal of Agricultural and Marine Sciences

    ISSN: 2410-1060 (Print); 2410-1079 (Online)

    Publisher: Sultan Qaboos University

    The current dependence of the GCC countries on fossil oil and gas is unwise in terms of economic and environmental sustainability. GCC countries must consider the use of renewable energy to cope with price fluctuations of oil and gas in the global market and to lower the emission of green house gases. The demand for food and water in the GCC countriesis increasing due to high growth rate of population. Given the weather conditions and available amounts of natural water resources, the demand on food and water cannot be met unless alternative sources of water are considered. Several studies pointed out that the desalination technology is probably the only option for producing ample amounts of water for food production in arid environments. This work explores the potential of use of desalination technology for producing irrigation water in GCC countries, with special emphasis on experience of the Sultanate of Oman compared with that of Spain. Desalination can always provide a tailored-quality irrigation water at any climatic conditions. The main challenge for considering desalination for agriculture is purely economic; where GCC countries could consider it only if intensive horticulture of high-value cash crops, such as vegetables and flowers in controlled environments, is considered. Disposal of brine water is also a challenge and must be done at an additional cost. Depending on the quality of desalinated water, several studies showed that solar-operated desalination technologies are in a mature stage and economically viable. Therefore, solar energy can make the desalination technology an attractive option to sustain agriculture and food supply in GCC countries.

    Illustration Photo: A section of the solar water desalination farm set up at Glendolough (aka 'Valley of Armagh'), in Armagh near Clare, Saudi Arabia. (credits: David Clarke / Flickr Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0))

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    Posted By Fertility And Soils
    10 months ago

    https://www.agweb.com/article/new-row-crop-product-supports-soil-microbes-naa-nate-birt/

    Posted By Ag Sustainability And Innovation
    1 years, 2 months ago

    A new Norwegian Bioeconomy based on Cultivation and Processing of Seaweeds: Opportunities and R&D needs

    Authors: Skjermo Jorunn; Aasen Inga Marie; Arff Johanne; Broch Ole Jacob; Carvajal Ana Karina; Christie Hartvig C; Forbord Silje; Olsen Yngvar; Reitan Kjell Inge; Rustad Turid; Sandquist Judit; Solbakken Roar; Steinhovden Kristine; Wittgens Bernd; Wolff Robert; Handå Aleksander

    Publisher: SINTEF Fisheries and Aquaculture

    Rights: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 Internasjonal ; ; SINTEF Ocean


    Terms of Re-use: CC-BY-NC-ND
    Content Provider: SINTEF (Stiftelsen for industriell og teknisk forskning - BIBSYS Brage)

    Cultivation of macroalgae at the lowest trophic level, using only sunlight and nutrients from the sea while taking up CO:z, will have a neutral carbon footprint and the biomass will contribute significantly to meet the demand for food, feed, materials, chemicals, fuels and pharmaceuticals in near future. Through a new bioeconomy based on cultivated macroalgae Norway will establish a future feedstock bypassing the competition with land­based agricultural resources and at the same time contribute to the replacement of fossil resources. This blue bioeconomy will strenghten Norway's role as the leading seafood nation as well as a leading supplier of marine, sustainable biomass. In order to boost a new bioeconomy based on cultivated macroalgae, three priority areas must be focused:
    •Biomass production technology
    •Biorefinery prosesses
    •Marked and product development

    Illustration Photo: Seaweeds (Public Domain from Pixabay.com)

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    Posted By Ag Sustainability And Innovation
    1 years, 3 months ago

    A 2017 Horizon Scan of Emerging Issues for Global Conservation and Biological Diversity

    Authors: Sutherland WJ, Barnard P, Broad S, Clout M, Connor B, Côté IM, Dicks LV, Doran H, Entwistle AC, Fleishman E, Fox M, Gaston KJ, Gibbons DW, Jiang Z, Keim B, Lickorish FA, Markillie P, Monk KA, Pearce-Higgins JW, Peck LS, Pretty J, Spalding MD, Tonneijck FH, Wintle BC, Ockendon N

    Publisher: Apollo - University of Cambridge Repository
    Contributors: Apollo - University of Cambridge Repository ; Apollo - University of Cambridge Repository

    Rights: Attribution 4.0 International ;


    Terms of Re-use: CC-BY
    Content Provider: DataCite Metadata Store (German National Library of Science and Technology)

    We present the results of our eighth annual horizon scan of emerging issues likely to affect global biological diversity, the environment, and conservation efforts in the future. The potential effects of these novel issues might not yet be fully recognized or understood by the global conservation community, and the issues can be regarded as both opportunities and risks. A diverse international team with collective expertise in horizon scanning, science communication, and conservation research, practice, and policy reviewed 100 potential issues and identified 15 that qualified as emerging, with potential substantial global effects. These issues include new developments in energy storage and fuel production, sand extraction, potential solutions to combat coral bleaching and invasive marine species, and blockchain technology.

    Illustration Photo: wild animal (Public Domain from Pixabay.com)

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    Posted By Kosona Chriv
    2 years, 11 months ago

    Trade and Environment Review 2016 : Fish Trade

    UNCTAD's 2016 Trade and Environment Review examines issues pertinent to the promotion of sustainable use of living marine resources in healthy oceans and seas, bringing together a collection of independent articles by 24 leading experts and practitioners on fish governance systems; fish harvest, production and consumption; unsustainable fishing practices; fish and marine ecosystems management; and fish trade. The Review provides a succinct diagnosis of some of the key challenges to be faced in addressing SDG 14, as well as novel suggestions and innovations to advance its implementation.

    Photo: Under the bridge at yola, Adamawa state, Nigeria (Credit: Nwuanyi/Wikimedia Commons CC BY-SA 2.0)
    https://adalidda.net/posts/PWJpS6Q64dwRJPPdx/trade-and-environment-review-2016-fish-trade

    Posted By Kosona Chriv
    2 years, 3 months ago

    Observed and Projected Impacts of Climate Change on Marine Fisheries, Aquaculture, Coastal Tourism, and Human Health: An Update

    Authors: Lauren V. Weatherdon, Alexandre K. Magnan, Alex D. Rogers, U. Rashid Sumaila and William W. L. Cheung

    Publisher: Frontiers in Marine Science

    The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) states that climate change and ocean acidification are altering the oceans at a rate that is unprecedented compared with the recent past, leading to multifaceted impacts on marine ecosystems, associated goods and services, and human societies. AR5 underlined key uncertainties that remain regarding how synergistic changes in the ocean are likely to affect human systems, and how humans are likely to respond to these events. As climate change research has accelerated rapidly following AR5, an updated synthesis of available knowledge is necessary to identify emerging evidence, and to thereby better inform policy discussions. This paper reviews the literature to capture corroborating, conflicting, and novel findings published following the cut-off date for contribution to AR5. Specifically, we highlight key scientific developments on the impacts of climate-induced changes in the ocean on key socioeconomic sectors, including fisheries, aquaculture, and tourism. New evidence continues to support a climate-induced redistribution of benefits and losses at multiple scales and across coastal and marine socio-ecological systems, partly resulting from species and ecosystem range shifts and changes in primary productivity.

    Illustration Photo: Fish farm near Ixtlan de Juarez, Oaxaca, Mexico (Credit: Nsaum75/Wikimedia Commons CC BY-SA 3.0)
    https://adalidda.net/posts/auFj2hbPhGbaeDC8z/observed-and-projected-impacts-of-climate-change-on-marine

    Posted By Kosona Chriv
    2 years, 2 months ago

    Chicken of the Sea® Launches Seafood Digital Traceability Initiative

    The new interactive program currently covers all Chicken of the Sea® shelf-stable tuna products and will soon allow seafood lovers to trace the company’s entire shelf-stable product line.

    Today’s announcement and activation of Chicken of the Sea Trace Your Product establishes the San Diego-based seafood provider’s commitment toward 100% digital traceability. The program is a cornerstone of SeaChange®, the company’s global sustainability strategy with initiatives encompassing marine conservation, responsible sourcing and operations, caring for communities and safe and legal labor standards.

    Photo: Chicken of the Sea® Launches Seafood Digital Traceability Initiative (Photo: Business Wire)
    https://adalidda.net/posts/Ct8QBMdRdPzmYygr4/chicken-of-the-sea-r-launches-seafood-digital-traceability