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  • Organic Fertilizers Market to Witness an Outstanding Growth by 2023

    By Pradeep Z

    Published Sep 16, 2019 

    The global market of organic fertilizers is expected to continue its growth during the forecast period, due to the growing agriculture land area for organic cultivation... Moreover, leading players are also investing in partnership with various organic fertilizers manufacturers as well as research organizations, targeting this as the primary focus area to grow the consumer base... Since organic fertilizers are derived from natural substances, damage to the environment is less of a concern... )Suståne Natural Fertilizer Inc... Major players are also financing in R&D, especially to develop superior & highest quality products by including natural products...

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    Increasing Demand for Organic Food is Escalating the Demand of Biofertilizers Globally

    By Himanshu Patni

    Updated Apr 27, 2022 

    Biofertilizers comprise living microbes, which when applied to seed, plant, and soil, stimulate growth by supplying essential nutrients, such as N, P, and other mineral nutrients... This resulted in increased adoption of biofertilizers... Get a Free Sample Report on Biofertilizers Market The COVID19 has resulted in a profound re-evaluation of the advantages and costs of biofertilizers... However, biofertilizers has witnessed a relatively stable market growth post-COVID-19 pandemic, with a similar trend of high demand in 2020 due to the increased demand for organic food. For instance, in France, organic food shops like Biocoop and Naturalia reported sales increases of over 30% since the COVID-19 crisis started...

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    Advantages of seaweed fertilizer for plants

    By Darren Chan

    Published Dec 31, 2019 

    The main component is the natural organic active material extracted from kelp... Alginic acid, highly unsaturated fatty acids and a variety of natural plant growth regulators can stimulate the production of non-specific active factors in plants and regulate the balance of endogenous elements. 2 Easily absorbed by plantsThe active ingredients in seaweed fertilizers are particularly active after they have been specially treated, and they enter the plants within 2 to 3 hours after application, and they have a speedy absorption and conduction velocity... 3 Improve the soilSeaweed fertilizer is a natural biological system that works in harmony with the plant-soil ecosystem... 5 Safe and non-toxicThe seaweed fertilizer raw materials are derived from natural seaweeds, have good affinity with terrestrial plants, are non-toxic and harmless to humans and livestock, and have no pollution to the environment...

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    Type of Organic Fertilizer

    By Darren Chan

    Published Dec 17, 2019 

    According to the trend, organic fertilizers are becoming the first choice for many people... Mostly, it refers to compost made from animal waste or animal and plant residues that are rich in natural by-products... Release nitrogen quickly promotes flowering and acts as a natural pest repellent... It can act as a natural fungicide and control nematodes in the soil... When you adopt the concept of organic fertilizer, your plants and crops will experience a balanced, nutrient-rich ecosystem that can work according to natural expectations...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Organic Row Crops, Wheat

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    Secrets you don't know about seaweed fertilizer

    By Darren Chan

    Published Jul 1, 2019 

    The main component is the natural biological active material extracted from seaweed... Trace elements found in organic seaweed fertilizers include magnesium, potassium, zinc, iron and nitrogen—all of which are beneficial to plants. Mechanism of seaweed fertilizerSeaweed fertilizer has a comprehensive regulation effect on the “crop-soil-fertilizer” system, which is to increase yield and improve quality by stimulating crop growth, regulating soil and improving fertilizer efficiency... Precaution for using seaweed fertilizerSeaweed fertilizer can be used alone or in combination with other fertilizers... So, please be patient or you can choose to mix seaweed fertilizer with other suitable fertilizers...

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    How to Cultivate Cotton Organically

    By Vijayalaxmi Kinhal

    Updated Oct 24, 2020 

    Nutrient SupplyCotton needs fertile soils, but farmers should not try to use natural alternatives at fertilizer dosages recommended for conventional farms... The timings can be:A basal dosage of manure or farm compost during sowingOne-two head applications of oil cakes and poultry manure 2-3 weeks before the start of square bud formation, as this is the time needed for the release of nutrient from oil cakesBesides manure, crop residues, and compost, additional sources for P are rock phosphate and wood ashK are muriate of potash and wood ashN are nitrogen fixation from legume cover crops and vermicompostAccording to the Organic Cotton Crop Guide, biodynamic farms also need: 125 g/ha of BD 5005 g/ha of BD 501125 g/ha of CCPFarmers can further boost soil fertility by aiding natural soil processes... The University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources (UCIPM), recommends crop rotation to decrease the severity of bollworms, nematodes, and pathogens causing Verticillium wilt, seedling diseases, etc... Large farms can use variable rate application machinery to use permitted natural pesticides, such as neem spray. In addition to commercial pesticides, many natural self-made sprays of garlic extract, wood ash, flour, soft soap, milk, sulfur, lantana leaf extract, giant milkweed (Calotropis procera) are used depending on the pests...

    Categories: Cotton, Organic Specialty Crops, Sustainable Agriculture

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    The best biocontrol agent trichoderma harzianum

    By Darren Chan

    Published Jul 22, 2019 

    What’s Trichoderma Harzianum ?Trichoderma harzianum fungi that are present in nearly all soils. It readily colonizes plant roots and rhizosphere competent able to grow on roots as they develop. Trichoderma has quicker growth rate, and highly adaptation in bad soil condition... Now they are used as bio-pesticides, bio-fertilizers, root growth stimulants and enhancers of plant resistance... Secrete organic acids and natural growth hormones to promote the growth of crop roots system...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Irrigation, Wheat

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    Why Insectary Habitats Are Key In Organic Agriculture

    By Thomas Grandperrin

    Published Jul 27, 2020 

    Creating insectary habitats to attract and sustain natural enemies populationsBiodiversity on the farm encourages the development of populations of naturally occurring beneficial insects that come to feed on the nectar and pollen of the plants that are flowering within or next to the planted fields... In a long season crop though, like celery or a brussel sprout crop, a combination of alyssum, dill, and cilantro could work great to bring the floral diversity that will attract natural enemies... “Where growers have created insectary habitat within a crop, they usually observe very little thrips and Lygus damage, thanks to naturally occurring enemies attracted by the food source and the refuge and keeping the pest populations down... While the release of natural enemies and the use of biocontrol products have already proven their effectiveness against many pests, the larger concern is that asking this question is more an indication of the wrong mindset than of a lack of information... “It is really about building the soil and making it healthy through cover cropping and the use of soil input that help build the microbial communities, not only adding some NPK fertilizers to it and hoping to have a great crop...

    Categories: Cover Crops, Organic Row Crops, Vegetables

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    Soil Borne Diseases | Define Causes & Control

    By Darren Chan

    Published Aug 28, 2020 

    Soil Borne Diseases, mainly plant pathogens living in the soil with crop residue. Apply inappropriate farming, irrigation, fertilization, planting methods, and other agronomic measures. And climatic factors, mainly including temperature, humidity, light, and so on... The poisonous matters & pathogenic bacteria increase in soil, the inhibition of soil to bacteria decreases, the biological property deteriorates, the natural fertility decreases, and the soil-borne diseases increase... Seed TreatmentBy seed treatment technology, wrap fungicides, insecticides, micro fertilizers, plant growth regulators, and colorants around the seeds...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Irrigation, Organic Row Crops

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    How Precision Technology can Tackle Cotton’s Irrigation and Pests’ Challenges in the 2020s

    By Vijayalaxmi Kinhal

    Updated Aug 7, 2020 

    The high-value returns from cotton as well as the higher costs of production should be ample incentives for adopting precision farming. The vagaries of climate change and its disruptions to the normal farm schedule only increases the value of this information technology for cotton. Climate Change is Altering Pest Attack PatternsIncreasing drought and extreme weather due to climate change are impacting cotton in unforeseen ways... George Vellidis, crop and soil sciences professor at the University of Georgia, emphasizes this point, “We’ve been using …variable rate applications of fertilizers, plant growth regulators, defoliants on cotton and other inputs... Some practices that can be used to keep pest number down are:Timely planting and variety selection for assured early maturity of crops to shorten crop cycle and the possibility of pest damageWeeding and stalk destruction at least three weeks before planting to eliminate pests such as spider mites, cutworms, and wirewormsRemoving surrounding vegetation around the farm to eliminate natural habitats of bugs and spider mitesEncourage natural predators and diseases of pests as part of biological controlScouting Can’t Provide All the InformationScouting regularly once a week in the early stages and twice a week after blooming by growers and crop consultants to check for insects is an integral part of IPM...

    Categories: Cotton, Irrigation, Precision Agriculture

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  • Natural Life Vietnam, Thanh Pho Ha Noi, Hanoi

    Job Title: Farmer, Ag Investor, Farm Manager or Employee, Crop Consultant, Veterinarian, Other Ag Professional
    Interests: Crop Protection, Crop Scouting

    AM MC Saudi Arabia, Ar Riyaa¸‘, Riyadh

    Job Title: Farmer, Ag Retail Professional, Farm Manager or Employee, Other Ag Professional, Buy fertilizers in KSA
    About: We, Agriculture Machinery & Materials Company, provide the best agriculture products at affordable rates. To buy fertilizers and seeds in KSA, visit: https://ammc.com.sa/
    Interests: Crop Protection, Crop Scouting

    Fazal BaLoch Pakistan, Balochistan, Quetta

    Business Title: Natural Collection Agro Services
    Interests: Cotton, Wheat, Rice, Dairy, Irrigation, Marketing

    Dhurjati Chaudhuri India, West Bengal, Kolkata

    Business Title: Consultant In Natural Rubber
    Job Title: Crop Consultant, Other Ag Professional, Former Project Coordinator
    About: Dr. Dhurjati Chaudhuri, a retired project coordinator of Rubber Research Institute of India, Rubber Board, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India . With doctoral research on Hevea brasiliensis, Dr. Chaudhuri attended various training courses on Hevea at several institutions in India, USA, and Italy. Dr. Chaudhuri possesses 37 years of professional experience, including as a rubber
    Interests: Cover Crops, Organic Row Crops, Precision Agriculture

    Debbie Dangerfield United States, VA, Natural Bridge Station

    Interests: Organic Row Crops, Marketing, Agribusiness

    Stan Clark United States, CA, Los Angeles

    Business Title: Freelance Writer
    Job Title: Other Ag Professional, Freelance Writer
    About: Stanley Clark is a community development volunteer and writer. He had worked on several commercials, events, and campaigns before writing full-time in the area of natural health and wellness. He has a particular interest in reviewing CBD brands for their safety and legitimacy. Interested in breaking the taboo about cannabis, Stanley believes in CBD’s potential for helping people and communities wi
    Interests: Marketing, Agribusiness, Vegetables

    Christopher Hansen United States, IL, Saint Charles

    Business Title: Kompas Consulting Llc
    Job Title: Owner
    About: ECow products owner, natural immune health products and AG consultant.
    Interests: Corn, Soybeans, Beef, Dairy, Poultry, Swine, Ag Policy, Precision Agriculture, Organic Row Crops, Marketing, Agribusiness

    Victoria Exportmanager Ukraine, Zaporizhia, Zaporizhia

    About: Our company is situated in Ukraine. Our company is manufacturer of organic fertilizers. We export via port Odessa to ASWP.for more details: agroexport2015@gmail.com, or WA,viber,telegram +380633196909
    Interests: Wheat, Vegetables, Rice, Organic Row Crops, Irrigation, Agribusiness, Herbal, Lettuce, Strawberry, Tomatoes, Aquaponics, Hydroponics

    Kenny Neel United States, AL, Opelika

    About: Owner of the Collect-N-GO probeless soil sampling tool and the SummitGold products dealer for the Southeastern US. SummitGold provides high quality specialized crop in-put products and soil and plant fertility guidence. SummitGold products include soil/plant bio-stimulants, organic acids, liquid fertilizers for in-furrow and foliar application, microbial spore packages, and others.
    Interests: Corn, Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, Wheat, Vegetables, Cover Crops, Precision Agriculture, Agribusiness, Sod, Citrus, Pecans

  • The Stull Farm

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    We are a family 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

    Natures Enzymes LLC

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    Natures Enzymes sells 100% natural enzyme based products for Agriculture, Poultry, Cattle, Goats, Wild Birding and more. We are about to combat Zika Virus with Mosquito Free Water Tension Eliminator.
    Interest: Beef, Dairy, Poultry, Swine, Organic Row Crops, Marketing, Agribusiness

    Aussan Laboratories Inc

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    Aussan believes in finding natural solutions to crop health. We manufacturer a citrus bio-flavonoid foliar spray called CropBioLife that improves crop health.
    Interest: Corn, Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, Wheat, Vegetables, Rice, Canola, Sorghum, Organic Row Crops, Agribusiness

  • Organic Fertilizers Market to Witness an Outstanding Growth by 2023

    By Pradeep Z

    Published Sep 16, 2019 

    The global market of organic fertilizers is expected to continue its growth during the forecast period, due to the growing agriculture land area for organic cultivation... Moreover, leading players are also investing in partnership with various organic fertilizers manufacturers as well as research organizations, targeting this as the primary focus area to grow the consumer base... Since organic fertilizers are derived from natural substances, damage to the environment is less of a concern... )Suståne Natural Fertilizer Inc... Major players are also financing in R&D, especially to develop superior & highest quality products by including natural products...

    Categories: Agribusiness

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    Increasing Demand for Organic Food is Escalating the Demand of Biofertilizers Globally

    By Himanshu Patni

    Updated Apr 27, 2022 

    Biofertilizers comprise living microbes, which when applied to seed, plant, and soil, stimulate growth by supplying essential nutrients, such as N, P, and other mineral nutrients... This resulted in increased adoption of biofertilizers... Get a Free Sample Report on Biofertilizers Market The COVID19 has resulted in a profound re-evaluation of the advantages and costs of biofertilizers... However, biofertilizers has witnessed a relatively stable market growth post-COVID-19 pandemic, with a similar trend of high demand in 2020 due to the increased demand for organic food. For instance, in France, organic food shops like Biocoop and Naturalia reported sales increases of over 30% since the COVID-19 crisis started...

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    Advantages of seaweed fertilizer for plants

    By Darren Chan

    Published Dec 31, 2019 

    The main component is the natural organic active material extracted from kelp... Alginic acid, highly unsaturated fatty acids and a variety of natural plant growth regulators can stimulate the production of non-specific active factors in plants and regulate the balance of endogenous elements. 2 Easily absorbed by plantsThe active ingredients in seaweed fertilizers are particularly active after they have been specially treated, and they enter the plants within 2 to 3 hours after application, and they have a speedy absorption and conduction velocity... 3 Improve the soilSeaweed fertilizer is a natural biological system that works in harmony with the plant-soil ecosystem... 5 Safe and non-toxicThe seaweed fertilizer raw materials are derived from natural seaweeds, have good affinity with terrestrial plants, are non-toxic and harmless to humans and livestock, and have no pollution to the environment...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Vegetables

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    Type of Organic Fertilizer

    By Darren Chan

    Published Dec 17, 2019 

    According to the trend, organic fertilizers are becoming the first choice for many people... Mostly, it refers to compost made from animal waste or animal and plant residues that are rich in natural by-products... Release nitrogen quickly promotes flowering and acts as a natural pest repellent... It can act as a natural fungicide and control nematodes in the soil... When you adopt the concept of organic fertilizer, your plants and crops will experience a balanced, nutrient-rich ecosystem that can work according to natural expectations...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Organic Row Crops, Wheat

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    Secrets you don't know about seaweed fertilizer

    By Darren Chan

    Published Jul 1, 2019 

    The main component is the natural biological active material extracted from seaweed... Trace elements found in organic seaweed fertilizers include magnesium, potassium, zinc, iron and nitrogen—all of which are beneficial to plants. Mechanism of seaweed fertilizerSeaweed fertilizer has a comprehensive regulation effect on the “crop-soil-fertilizer” system, which is to increase yield and improve quality by stimulating crop growth, regulating soil and improving fertilizer efficiency... Precaution for using seaweed fertilizerSeaweed fertilizer can be used alone or in combination with other fertilizers... So, please be patient or you can choose to mix seaweed fertilizer with other suitable fertilizers...

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    How to Cultivate Cotton Organically

    By Vijayalaxmi Kinhal

    Updated Oct 24, 2020 

    Nutrient SupplyCotton needs fertile soils, but farmers should not try to use natural alternatives at fertilizer dosages recommended for conventional farms... The timings can be:A basal dosage of manure or farm compost during sowingOne-two head applications of oil cakes and poultry manure 2-3 weeks before the start of square bud formation, as this is the time needed for the release of nutrient from oil cakesBesides manure, crop residues, and compost, additional sources for P are rock phosphate and wood ashK are muriate of potash and wood ashN are nitrogen fixation from legume cover crops and vermicompostAccording to the Organic Cotton Crop Guide, biodynamic farms also need: 125 g/ha of BD 5005 g/ha of BD 501125 g/ha of CCPFarmers can further boost soil fertility by aiding natural soil processes... The University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources (UCIPM), recommends crop rotation to decrease the severity of bollworms, nematodes, and pathogens causing Verticillium wilt, seedling diseases, etc... Large farms can use variable rate application machinery to use permitted natural pesticides, such as neem spray. In addition to commercial pesticides, many natural self-made sprays of garlic extract, wood ash, flour, soft soap, milk, sulfur, lantana leaf extract, giant milkweed (Calotropis procera) are used depending on the pests...

    Categories: Cotton, Organic Specialty Crops, Sustainable Agriculture

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    The best biocontrol agent trichoderma harzianum

    By Darren Chan

    Published Jul 22, 2019 

    What’s Trichoderma Harzianum ?Trichoderma harzianum fungi that are present in nearly all soils. It readily colonizes plant roots and rhizosphere competent able to grow on roots as they develop. Trichoderma has quicker growth rate, and highly adaptation in bad soil condition... Now they are used as bio-pesticides, bio-fertilizers, root growth stimulants and enhancers of plant resistance... Secrete organic acids and natural growth hormones to promote the growth of crop roots system...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Irrigation, Wheat

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    Why Insectary Habitats Are Key In Organic Agriculture

    By Thomas Grandperrin

    Published Jul 27, 2020 

    Creating insectary habitats to attract and sustain natural enemies populationsBiodiversity on the farm encourages the development of populations of naturally occurring beneficial insects that come to feed on the nectar and pollen of the plants that are flowering within or next to the planted fields... In a long season crop though, like celery or a brussel sprout crop, a combination of alyssum, dill, and cilantro could work great to bring the floral diversity that will attract natural enemies... “Where growers have created insectary habitat within a crop, they usually observe very little thrips and Lygus damage, thanks to naturally occurring enemies attracted by the food source and the refuge and keeping the pest populations down... While the release of natural enemies and the use of biocontrol products have already proven their effectiveness against many pests, the larger concern is that asking this question is more an indication of the wrong mindset than of a lack of information... “It is really about building the soil and making it healthy through cover cropping and the use of soil input that help build the microbial communities, not only adding some NPK fertilizers to it and hoping to have a great crop...

    Categories: Cover Crops, Organic Row Crops, Vegetables

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    Soil Borne Diseases | Define Causes & Control

    By Darren Chan

    Published Aug 28, 2020 

    Soil Borne Diseases, mainly plant pathogens living in the soil with crop residue. Apply inappropriate farming, irrigation, fertilization, planting methods, and other agronomic measures. And climatic factors, mainly including temperature, humidity, light, and so on... The poisonous matters & pathogenic bacteria increase in soil, the inhibition of soil to bacteria decreases, the biological property deteriorates, the natural fertility decreases, and the soil-borne diseases increase... Seed TreatmentBy seed treatment technology, wrap fungicides, insecticides, micro fertilizers, plant growth regulators, and colorants around the seeds...

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    How Precision Technology can Tackle Cotton’s Irrigation and Pests’ Challenges in the 2020s

    By Vijayalaxmi Kinhal

    Updated Aug 7, 2020 

    The high-value returns from cotton as well as the higher costs of production should be ample incentives for adopting precision farming. The vagaries of climate change and its disruptions to the normal farm schedule only increases the value of this information technology for cotton. Climate Change is Altering Pest Attack PatternsIncreasing drought and extreme weather due to climate change are impacting cotton in unforeseen ways... George Vellidis, crop and soil sciences professor at the University of Georgia, emphasizes this point, “We’ve been using …variable rate applications of fertilizers, plant growth regulators, defoliants on cotton and other inputs... Some practices that can be used to keep pest number down are:Timely planting and variety selection for assured early maturity of crops to shorten crop cycle and the possibility of pest damageWeeding and stalk destruction at least three weeks before planting to eliminate pests such as spider mites, cutworms, and wirewormsRemoving surrounding vegetation around the farm to eliminate natural habitats of bugs and spider mitesEncourage natural predators and diseases of pests as part of biological controlScouting Can’t Provide All the InformationScouting regularly once a week in the early stages and twice a week after blooming by growers and crop consultants to check for insects is an integral part of IPM...

    Categories: Cotton, Irrigation, Precision Agriculture

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  • Posted By Steve Hanks
    Sep 16, 2022 

    The food you consume in the future maybe be grown in a local warehouse using renewable energy, lower transportation with no pesticides, fertilizers and 90% less water.
    Vertical Farming could change the industry of food production and sustainability and attracted over $1B financial investment in 2021.
    The question is not 'if' but 'how quickly' can it grow to scale - read the view here as part of the Natural Capital Technology series on innovation;

    https://natural-capital-technologies.scriber.to/article/vertical-farming-is-lifting-off-the-question-is-how-fast

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    Posted By Mark Smith
    Feb 15, 2021 

    #AgHistory

    Did you ever wonder about fertilizer? Why was it developed, why it is used, and which is best (organic vs. conventional')? This is an aspect of agriculture with a significant amount of history, as well as myth, which needs to be understood if policy that doesn't repeat itself is to be developed. First, as a historian, one must consider WHY the search for a better means of fertilizing our crops. A great deal of debate exists in scientific circles about claims made from organic marketing, and these claims are at the center of this very question. It is crucial to accurately compare what we call organic methods with non-organic methods to understand why our ancestors shifted. One of the first papers I have come across and which I recommend reading: Seufert, V., Ramankutty, N. & Foley, J. Comparing the yields of organic and conventional agriculture. Nature 485, 229-232 (2012). https://doi.org/10.1038/nature11069. In it, you will see that "...The performance of organic systems varies substantially across crop types and species... For example, yields of organic fruits and oilseed crops show a small (3% and 11% respectively), but not statistically significant, difference to conventional crops, whereas organic cereals and vegetables have significantly lower yields than conventional crops (26% and 33% respectively)." While the researchers note that this subject needs further research, it does correspond with centuries of study that led to the development of chemical fertilizer in the first place. While space is limited in this format, we can still travel back in time to George Ville, who in the 1860's, scientifically studied this very subject in a manner we are familiar with. It is interesting to note that the Experimental Farm' of George Ville in France conducted many of the same types of research we would expect from our Cooperative Extension Experimental Stations' to this very day. Mr. Ville noted in his book ‘Chemical Manures' (3rd edition 1871) that natural manure composition varies (as we might expect depending on livestock health and pasture variations amongst the livestock). In short, chemical fertilizers were less expensive and produced better yields than manuring alone. Prior to the development of ‘chemical fertilizers', our own agricultural history has periods of attempting to find a better method than traditional manuring alone. Use of lime as a soil supplement for example, predates the Revolutionary War in the Susquehanna Valley, and Plaster of Paris (gypsum and sulphate of lime) shipped primarily from Nova Scotia until about 1815. Bat guano was shipped to Boston as early as 1830. In the early 1700's, farmers along Long Island sowed white fish in immense quantities, as much as 10,000 fish per acre (a glaring example of how ‘organic' and ‘sustainable' are not necessarily synonymous). There is much more to be said on this subject, and factual history must be understood as we look to feed future generations.

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    Posted By Sam Carter
    Jan 7 

    AgEmerge Podcast 100 with Gabe Brown.
    "Today is a pinnacle for us as we host Gabe Brown, our first on-stage AgEmerge Keynote speaker and one of the influential forces that challenged our thinking about the way we farm. There's a great conversation ahead as Monte and Gabe take a three-hour deep dive into all things regen ag.
    Gabe Brown is one of the pioneers of the current soil health movement which focuses on the regeneration of our resources. Along with his wife Shelly, and son Paul, Gabe owns and operates Brown's Ranch, a diversified 5,000 acre farm and ranch near Bismarck, North Dakota. The ranch consists of several thousand acres of native perennial rangeland along with perennial pastureland and cropland. Their ranch focuses on farming and ranching in nature's image.
    The Browns holistically integrate their grazing and no-till cropping systems, which include a wide variety of cash crops, multi-species cover crops along with all natural grass finished beef and lamb. They also raise pastured laying hens, broilers and swine. This diversity and integration has regenerated the natural resources on the ranch without the use of synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, and fungicides.
    Gabe authored the book, "Dirt to Soil, One Family's Journey Into Regenerative Agriculture."
    He is a partner, along with David Kleinschmidt, Shane New, Kathy Richburg, and Dr. Allen Williams, in Understanding Ag LLC. He is also an instructor for Soil Health Academy, which focuses on teaching others the power and importance of healthy functioning ecosystems."

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nX9up_iG0Zc

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    Posted By Geilin Quijada
    May 4, 2022 

    Save on fertilizers and improve the quality of your production with Kyminasi Plant Booster (KPB) technology.

    KPB is based on the theory that the natural frequencies of the vibrational bonds between atoms in a plant can affect the chemistry and health of that plant.

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    www.harvestharmonics.com

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    Call for Applications: Grants to protect natural resources, improve the production and distribution of food, and promote public health

    The Conservation, Food and Health Foundation is currently accepting applications to protect natural resources, improve the production and distribution of food, and promote public health in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East.

    Food grants help research-based efforts to improve food and nutrition security and improve natural resources and ecosystems. Areas of interest include projects that:
    promote or develop specific sustainable agriculture practices with potential to advance science and practice in other countries;
    test and refine innovative education and training interventions for small scale farmers; and
    advance new approaches to control pests and diseases affecting important food crops in low-income countries.

    Submission Deadline: 1 July 2019

    Illustration Photo: Treated coffee wastewater is used as foliar fertilizers on Bernardino Benítez's, 44, farm in Los Naranjos, San Juan Intibucá, Honduras. (credits: Maren Barbee / Flickr Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0))

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    Posted By Mi Shetkari
    Mar 11, 2019 

    It is important for there to be enough food for everyone. The food must also be safe and good. People say it is not always safe, because it contains some chemicals. Other people say intensive agriculture is damaging the environment. For this reason, there are several types of agriculture.

    Traditional agriculture is mostly done in poor countries.
    Intensive agriculture is mostly done in countries with more money. It uses pesticides, machinery, chemical fertilizers.
    Organic farming is using only natural products such as compost and green manure.
    Integrated farming is using local resources, and trying to use the waste from one process as a resource in another process.
    Agricultural policy focuses on the goals and methods of agricultural production. Common goals of policy include the quality, amount, and safety of food.

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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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    Call for Proposals: Farming systems to improve the sustainability of Mediterranean agro-ecosystems

    The objective of this call for proposals is to develop Mediterranean innovative cropping and livestock systems including inland aquaculture, able to cope with limited resources and environmental constrains while enhancing food production stability over time and ensuring a production of high quality agricultural outputs that will allow increase in farmers’ income and preserve agro-ecosystems integrity and services.

    Design of new production systems should allow adaptation of the Mediterranean farming systems to climate change, reduction and optimization of use of natural resources in particular water and/or potentially polluting inputs (e.g. pesticides, organic and mineral fertilizers, manure and antibiotics), management of soil conservation and/or decrease in erosion and soil salinity.

    Research projects are expected in the following thematic areas: better linkage between livestock (including freshwater aquaculture, as a component of proposals for agro-ecosystem projects) and crop production; a range of different systems should be included (e.g. organic farming, agroecology, agroforestry, …) as well as their resilience to climate change impacts taken into account; valorizing existing biodiversity through sustainable use of underexploited and new species, breeds or varieties of interest in farming systems; development of production of legumes or use of other local Mediterranean varieties/ species and its insertion in cereal soles, crops rotations and crops association. The projects could include the use of innovative technologies, such as digital technologies, smart space data and related data and technologies.

    Dateline for submission: 17th April, 2018 (17:00h CET)

    Illustration Photo: Precision Dairy Farming (credits: UK College of Agriculture, Food & Environment / Flickr Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0))

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    Government of Canada invests $2.5 million in Inocucor Technologies to supports the Development of Natural Biological Fertilizer

    This investment in Inocucor Technologies supports the development of Synergro Free, a natural biological fertilizer that improves plant and soil health. The technology is working to enhance the natural growth process for plants and crops. It could increase yields in row crops, such as corn, wheat and soybean, while decreasing the need for pesticides and other synthetic fertilizers.

    This project is being funded through Sustainable Development Technology Canada, which works with Canadian companies to bring early-stage clean technologies to market.

    Illustration Photo: Synergro Free is a bio-fertilizer additive that can be applied with starter or foliar fertilizers with foliar or pre-emergence herbicides (credit: Inocucor Technologies)

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    Creating New Business, Economic Growth and Regional Prosperity through Microbiome-based products in the Agriculture Industry

    Author: Brajesh K. Singh

    Publisher: U.S., Wiley & Sons
    Contributors: Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment (Host institution)
    Rights: © 2017 The Authors. Microbial Biotechnology published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd and Society for Applied Microbiology. This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
    Terms of Re-use: CC-BY
    Content Provider: University of Western Sydney (UWS): Research Direct

    The manipulation of plant and environmental microbiomes is becoming an increasingly popular tool to sustainably increase farm productivity for food and nutrient security (Singh and Trivedi, 2017). There are multiple drivers for the increasing focus on microbiome tools in agriculture, including the need for a substantial increase in food production from shrinking arable lands. For example, an increase of 70% in farm productivity is needed by 2050 to meet demand of the continually growing global population. Continuous land degradation means that farm productivity increases need to be met from 8 to 20% less arable land. In addition, climate change, the increasing frequency of extreme weather events, the high cost and unreliable supply of phosphorus fertilizers, combined with the structural decline in soil fertility means better approaches to utilize available natural resources, are considered a priority. Harnessing the plant and soil microbiome is increasingly being recognized as one such approach. Environmental (e.g. minimizing water and air pollution) and social (e.g. consumer’s demand of chemical-free food and environment preservation) pressures are other key drivers that provide the impetus towards green and renewable technologies for sustainable farming.

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

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