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  • Soil Farmers of the Year 2018

    By Direct Driller Magazine

    Published Jan 19

    The Soil Farmer of the Year Competition, now in its third year, is run by the Farm Carbon Cutting Toolkit and Innovation for Agriculture... However, from a list of high calibre finalists, the top three were announced and very kindly agreed to host farm walks to showcase their management to other farmers, explain a little bit of the journey that they have been on to get to this point and share ideas... Simon has been working on improving his soils for the last 20 years, and moved to a notill system 12 years ago, being flexible with both management and rotations to prioritise soil health... Simon focusses on building soil health with a combination of no-till, the use of homemade compost and a diverse rotation which grows healthy plants, allowing for a reduction in inputs... Compost In the last 5 years, Simon has refined his compost making technique to produce a highly effective biological inoculant that makes a visible difference when it is applied...

    Categories: Cover Crops

    Nutrient Stratification Not a Problem in No-Till

    By Laura Barrera

    Published Aug 13, 2018

    A common concern growers may have when they move to a no-till system is nutrient stratification. Without tillage to mix fertilizer into the soil, no-tillers may wonder whether the nutrients applied to the soil surface are reaching the crop roots... Even though stratification — the non-uniform distribution of nutrients within a soil’s depth, with higher concentrations of nutrients toward the soil surface — does occur in no-till, it should not be a concern. In fact, they say it’s a natural phenomenon and as long as you’re managing your no-till system properly, you shouldn’t have a problem. Stratification: A natural effectWhen you fertilize your pasture, your rangeland or your lawn, how deep you till it in?That’s the question Jasa asks farmers who worry about nutrient stratification in their no-till systems...

    Categories: Corn, Cover Crops

    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... While this symbiotic relationship is often seen and discussed as a benefit to crop production, Cahill and Hart warn that’s not always the case... In fact, an influx of phosphorus in roots colonized by mycorrhizal fungi can be three to five times higher than in non-mycorrhizal roots, according to the article “Phosphorus Uptake by Plants: From Soil to Cell... However, they say it is known that the presence of mycorrhizal fungi improves phosphate solubility. Phosphorus uptake is not the only benefit of AMF...

    Categories: Cover Crops

    Grain Drying Technology Using Paddy Husk

    By SUNCUE Grain Dryer

    Published Mar 28

    This not only increases the millers/farmer’s income through significantly reducing drying cost and improving grain quality, it is also an important 21st century drying industry breakthrough. Paddy husk had long been considered rural waste, but with this technical innovation it can produce amazing thermal energy... SUNCUE Company Ltd, a leading developer of drying technology for more than 48 years with customers in over 40 countries around the world, has successfully developed the SB Rice Husk Furnace Grain Dryer and has earned the patent on “complete combustion” technology... In addition, the SUNCUE rice husk furnace is the only furnace that has passed not only strict performance testing but also stringent air pollution testing in both Japan and Taiwan. Dominating World TechnologySUNCUE dominates the world technology by providing steady and even indirect hot air...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Grain Sorghum, Rice

    Blockchain Technology: A Lifeline to Small-Scale Farmers

    By Gregory Heilers

    Published Apr 14, 2018

    Technology has been an integral part of agriculture since at least 5,000 years ago, documented through the use of ploughs in ancient Sumeria... From Chinese pork to Mexican mangoes, blockchain technology is already fostering direct marketing, improving traceability for compliance, reducing waste, and increasing profit margins. Lest you think this is some fringe movement, or premature technology with no practical application, food industry giants such as Walmart, Nestlé, Dole, and Unilever are actively developing blockchain technology applications with IBM... By selling through the blockchain, farmers living in all types of economies, from developing to post-industrial, have the opportunity to increase their sales and profit margins, while enhancing food safety. If blockchain technology can help farmers and food producers from the developing world, as well as multi-national mega-corporations, why not streamline and accelerate the distribution of your products?What is the blockchain, and how are these applications disrupting agriculture?In a nutshell, blockchain technology is creating new economic opportunities through decentralization, while enhancing security...

    Pea, used as a weeding tool, besides its effectiveness, progressively shows all its agronomic advantages in a rotation

    Michel Mercier: Peas as an Agronomic Weeding Tool

    By Direct Driller Magazine

    Published Aug 24, 2018

    From Direct Driller Magazine: Issue 2Written by Frédéric ThomasLike many farmers, Michel Mercier first got into direct drilling based on the economic savings it offered... On his soils with low potential (gravelly to stony silts with a good proportion of flint) in the North-East of Chartres (Eure-et-Loir), he re-taught himself to respect the soil by means of TMCE (Mineral Technology Culture and Breeding – www... Now with 12 years of knowledge, he has been able to reduce his average Nitrogen rates (only 100 kg of product in two applications: 50 kg in the spring and 50 kg in the autumn), he observed straws decomposes more rapidly and the biological activity seems much more efficient... This has especially been visible in areas where cereals would not previously grow, with these areas gradually disappearing over time... Rather than simply give up on his zero-till journey Michel sought alternatives through agronomic rather than mechanical change, growing peas between wheat and OSR creating a double break in his rotation...

    Categories: Cover Crops

    1031 Exchanges and Farm Land: 5 Things that Landowners Need to Know

    By Tyler Davis

    Published Aug 2

    IRC Section 1031 allows a taxpayer to defer (not avoid) capital gains taxes realized upon the disposition of a property if the taxpayer replaces the property with a “like-kind” asset of equal or higher value... I have identified five items that all farmers and agriculture business owners should know, as follows:#1 – You’re allowed to do a 1031 Exchange on your Farmland Should you wish to sell your existing farm land and buy like kind property, this exchange should qualify for tax deferred treatment, meaning you don’t have to pay the tax currently. When exchanging land for another real estate property only, the rules are fairly straight forward... #2 – The Tax Cuts & Jobs Act of 2017 changed the rules for Farmers The Tax Cuts & Jobs Act of 2017 (Tax Reform) brought huge changes to the tax structure in the United States and the agriculture industry was not exempt... cannot be included in the exchange...

    Categories: Ag Issues in Washington, Agribusiness

    Direct Driller Magazine Issue 3 is out now...

    By Chris Fellows

    Published Oct 21, 2018

    It can be read here and you will see it has grown to 100 pages, which is where we expect it to stay going forward... 37 Low cost No-Till drill for 600 acres... 42 New Autonomous Machines... 62 Stepwise Move to No-Till... 68 AHDB: To Till, or not to Till ...

    Categories: Cover Crops

    Direct Driller Magazine Issue 4 is out now

    By Chris Fellows

    Published Jan 19

    Direct Driller Magazine Issue 4 Direct Driller Issue 4 is out now! You can read the digital version here: Direct Driller - Issue 4 - January 2019 The first 3 issues have had a great reception and we hope that Issue 4 keeps the standard high... Here are some of the articles in the Winter edition: Soil Calcium and Soil Heath – the connection? Getting the best out of a 750A Field Pea Demonstration Trial Options to improve water-use efficiency Featured Farmer: Mark Lea Pushing Performance with Biostimulants Companion Cropping Boosts No-Till Profits Farmer Focus: Steve Lear Grazing Cropped Land Lifting Whole Farm Profits at Howick Using Temporary Electric Fencing Soil and Water Creating a Smarter Water Catchment What's most important in your soil Plowman's Folly: Part 2 Farmer Focus: Clive Bailye AHDB: Why Does Healthy Soil Matter AHDB: Aphids and BYDV management AHDB: Assessing Machinery Policy 3000ha per Year with a 3m Drill Comparison of “standard row“ and “wide row“ ADAS - How to do an on Farm Trial Project Xaver Overbury Estate Open Day Calcium Conference Highlights NOCC 2018 Visit to Victors Disc Verses Tine Lessons from STAR and NFS We want this to be a magazine that you actually want to read, content heavy and something that challenges you, a magazine you keep on your shelf and refer back to at a later date... The Team Initially being the idea of Clive Bailye and Chris Fellows, we now also have the support of Richard Harding, for content management, Mike Donovan as overall editor and Adam Millard on sales... The Ethos As a new farming magazine, Direct Driller has been designed by farmers for farmers to educate and inform ourselves and the industry about soil health and systems of reduced tillage... Articles just like this one: For this to be possible, Direct Driller Magazine is available free to all UK farmers and agronomists who register with us (we make a small charge to cover costs for international readers who also want a printed copy)...

    Categories: Cover Crops

  • Donald W Burchette United States, North Carolina, Chadbourn

    Business Title: AgTec Services
    Job Title: Owner
    About: I started out in 1983 as a sales manager in agronomy and continued the trade until 2000 when I got tired of working for someone else so I started my own business also in agriculture and still at it to this day.
    Interests:

    Peg Cook United States, NY, Lowville

    Business Title: Retired
    About: I am a retired Agronomist of about 50 years that still has a passion for soils. Love to help Farmers and Farms of all sizes usecommon sense principles concerning soil questions and soil tests. I owned my own business, Cooks Consulting, for 33 yrs. before retiring due to major health issues, (heart failure and diabetes and more). I also ran my own soil test lab for 20 yrs. before having to close
    Interests: Corn, Specialty/Vegetable, Dairy, Cover Crops, Organic, Agribusiness, Alfalfa, Grasses

    Lance Petersen United States, MN, Rush City

    Business Title: Petersen Farms Of Rush City, Inc.
    Job Title: Co-Owner
    About: Family farm operation in East Central Minnesota that grows Corn and Soybeans using Strip Till, Subsurface Fertility Banding, VRT Nutrient Application, In-season Sidedress, the latest Precision Ag Technologies,
    Interests: Corn, Soybeans, Cover Crops, Precision Ag, Marketing, Agribusiness, Strip Till, No Till, Banded Fertility, Local Data Networks

    Chad Christianson United States, NE, Fremont

    Business Title: CDC Farms
    About: Never-Till Farmer that has seed corn production, commercial corn, soybeans, wheat, cover crops, soil biology and soil health. It all starts will the soil and the life within it!
    Interests: Corn, Soybeans, Wheat, Beef Cattle, Cover Crops, Precision Ag, Irrigation, Marketing

    Jay Brandt United States, OH, Carroll

    About: Farm 1000 acres corn, beans, cereal rye with my father 100% no-till. Co-owner of Walnut Creek Seeds (cover crop and organic corn and beans) with my wife and father.
    Interests: Corn, Soybeans, Wheat, Beef Cattle, Poultry, Hogs, Cover Crops, Precision Ag, Organic, Marketing, Agribusiness, Cereal Rye

    Nong Dan United States, AL, Troy

    About: Cung cap tui bao trai cay cong nghe nano Nhat Ban, giai phap chong han han cay trong, phuong phap tuoi tiet kiem nuoc https://nongdan.pro
    Interests: Corn, Rice, Hogs, Cover Crops, Organic

    Innovate Water Pakistan, Sindh, Karachi

    Business Title: Invwater.com
    Interests: Ag Issues in Washington, Agribusiness, Cover Crops, Canola, Corn, Cotton, Dairy

  • Canola Growers

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    Here’s a group for canola growers to connect.
    Interest: Canola

    Farm Community Announcements & Insights

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    Here’s a place to spread the word concerning announcements that the whole ag community may be interested in.
    Interest: Corn, Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, Wheat, Specialty/Vegetable, Rice, Canola, Grain Sorghum, Beef Cattle, Dairy, Poultry, Hogs, Specialty, Cover Crops, Ag Issues in Washington, Precision Ag, Organic, Irrigation, Timber Production, Marketing, Agribusiness

    Ag Sustainability And Innovation

    Public
    Call for proposals / Call for applications in Agriculture, Agritech, FoodTech, Livestock, Aquaculture.
    Interest: Corn, Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, Specialty/Vegetable, Rice, Canola, Grain Sorghum, Beef Cattle, Dairy, Poultry, Hogs, Precision Ag, Organic, Irrigation, Agribusiness

    Grain Dryer

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    Grain Dryer & Grain Drying Technology
    Interest: Corn, Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, Wheat, Specialty/Vegetable, Rice, Canola, Grain Sorghum, Poultry, Cover Crops, Marketing, Agribusiness

    Farmpally Free Agropreneur Promotions

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    At Farmpally.com, we're helping farmers to keep documents of their farm activities, showcasing them and helping them to market their produce and seedlings to other farmers. This comes at NO COSTS
    Interest: Corn, Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, Wheat, Specialty/Vegetable, Rice, Canola, Grain Sorghum, Beef Cattle, Dairy, Poultry, Hogs, Specialty, Cover Crops, Ag Issues in Washington, Precision Ag, Organic, Irrigation, Timber Production, Marketing, Agribusiness

    Social Media & Agriculture

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    A place to share ideas, testimonials, and stories about bridging the gap between farmers and the end consumer. If you are passionate about telling your story, join now.
    Interest: Corn, Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, Wheat, Specialty/Vegetable, Rice, Canola, Grain Sorghum, Beef Cattle, Dairy, Poultry, Hogs, Specialty, Cover Crops, Ag Issues in Washington, Precision Ag, Organic, Irrigation, Marketing, Agribusiness

    Aussan Laboratories Inc

    Public
    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, Specialty/Vegetable, Rice, Canola, Grain Sorghum, Organic, Agribusiness

    MB Grain

    Public
    MB Grain buys local farmer grain throughout North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, as well as areas in the Midwest. Contact your local grain buyer today for more information.
    Interest: Corn, Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, Wheat, Canola, Grain Sorghum, Hogs, Cover Crops, Precision Ag, Irrigation, Marketing, Agribusiness

  • Soil Farmers of the Year 2018

    By Direct Driller Magazine

    Published Jan 19

    The Soil Farmer of the Year Competition, now in its third year, is run by the Farm Carbon Cutting Toolkit and Innovation for Agriculture... However, from a list of high calibre finalists, the top three were announced and very kindly agreed to host farm walks to showcase their management to other farmers, explain a little bit of the journey that they have been on to get to this point and share ideas... Simon has been working on improving his soils for the last 20 years, and moved to a notill system 12 years ago, being flexible with both management and rotations to prioritise soil health... Simon focusses on building soil health with a combination of no-till, the use of homemade compost and a diverse rotation which grows healthy plants, allowing for a reduction in inputs... Compost In the last 5 years, Simon has refined his compost making technique to produce a highly effective biological inoculant that makes a visible difference when it is applied...

    Categories: Cover Crops

    Nutrient Stratification Not a Problem in No-Till

    By Laura Barrera

    Published Aug 13, 2018

    A common concern growers may have when they move to a no-till system is nutrient stratification. Without tillage to mix fertilizer into the soil, no-tillers may wonder whether the nutrients applied to the soil surface are reaching the crop roots... Even though stratification — the non-uniform distribution of nutrients within a soil’s depth, with higher concentrations of nutrients toward the soil surface — does occur in no-till, it should not be a concern. In fact, they say it’s a natural phenomenon and as long as you’re managing your no-till system properly, you shouldn’t have a problem. Stratification: A natural effectWhen you fertilize your pasture, your rangeland or your lawn, how deep you till it in?That’s the question Jasa asks farmers who worry about nutrient stratification in their no-till systems...

    Categories: Corn, Cover Crops

    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... While this symbiotic relationship is often seen and discussed as a benefit to crop production, Cahill and Hart warn that’s not always the case... In fact, an influx of phosphorus in roots colonized by mycorrhizal fungi can be three to five times higher than in non-mycorrhizal roots, according to the article “Phosphorus Uptake by Plants: From Soil to Cell... However, they say it is known that the presence of mycorrhizal fungi improves phosphate solubility. Phosphorus uptake is not the only benefit of AMF...

    Categories: Cover Crops

    Grain Drying Technology Using Paddy Husk

    By SUNCUE Grain Dryer

    Published Mar 28

    This not only increases the millers/farmer’s income through significantly reducing drying cost and improving grain quality, it is also an important 21st century drying industry breakthrough. Paddy husk had long been considered rural waste, but with this technical innovation it can produce amazing thermal energy... SUNCUE Company Ltd, a leading developer of drying technology for more than 48 years with customers in over 40 countries around the world, has successfully developed the SB Rice Husk Furnace Grain Dryer and has earned the patent on “complete combustion” technology... In addition, the SUNCUE rice husk furnace is the only furnace that has passed not only strict performance testing but also stringent air pollution testing in both Japan and Taiwan. Dominating World TechnologySUNCUE dominates the world technology by providing steady and even indirect hot air...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Grain Sorghum, Rice

    Blockchain Technology: A Lifeline to Small-Scale Farmers

    By Gregory Heilers

    Published Apr 14, 2018

    Technology has been an integral part of agriculture since at least 5,000 years ago, documented through the use of ploughs in ancient Sumeria... From Chinese pork to Mexican mangoes, blockchain technology is already fostering direct marketing, improving traceability for compliance, reducing waste, and increasing profit margins. Lest you think this is some fringe movement, or premature technology with no practical application, food industry giants such as Walmart, Nestlé, Dole, and Unilever are actively developing blockchain technology applications with IBM... By selling through the blockchain, farmers living in all types of economies, from developing to post-industrial, have the opportunity to increase their sales and profit margins, while enhancing food safety. If blockchain technology can help farmers and food producers from the developing world, as well as multi-national mega-corporations, why not streamline and accelerate the distribution of your products?What is the blockchain, and how are these applications disrupting agriculture?In a nutshell, blockchain technology is creating new economic opportunities through decentralization, while enhancing security...

    Pea, used as a weeding tool, besides its effectiveness, progressively shows all its agronomic advantages in a rotation

    Michel Mercier: Peas as an Agronomic Weeding Tool

    By Direct Driller Magazine

    Published Aug 24, 2018

    From Direct Driller Magazine: Issue 2Written by Frédéric ThomasLike many farmers, Michel Mercier first got into direct drilling based on the economic savings it offered... On his soils with low potential (gravelly to stony silts with a good proportion of flint) in the North-East of Chartres (Eure-et-Loir), he re-taught himself to respect the soil by means of TMCE (Mineral Technology Culture and Breeding – www... Now with 12 years of knowledge, he has been able to reduce his average Nitrogen rates (only 100 kg of product in two applications: 50 kg in the spring and 50 kg in the autumn), he observed straws decomposes more rapidly and the biological activity seems much more efficient... This has especially been visible in areas where cereals would not previously grow, with these areas gradually disappearing over time... Rather than simply give up on his zero-till journey Michel sought alternatives through agronomic rather than mechanical change, growing peas between wheat and OSR creating a double break in his rotation...

    Categories: Cover Crops

    1031 Exchanges and Farm Land: 5 Things that Landowners Need to Know

    By Tyler Davis

    Published Aug 2

    IRC Section 1031 allows a taxpayer to defer (not avoid) capital gains taxes realized upon the disposition of a property if the taxpayer replaces the property with a “like-kind” asset of equal or higher value... I have identified five items that all farmers and agriculture business owners should know, as follows:#1 – You’re allowed to do a 1031 Exchange on your Farmland Should you wish to sell your existing farm land and buy like kind property, this exchange should qualify for tax deferred treatment, meaning you don’t have to pay the tax currently. When exchanging land for another real estate property only, the rules are fairly straight forward... #2 – The Tax Cuts & Jobs Act of 2017 changed the rules for Farmers The Tax Cuts & Jobs Act of 2017 (Tax Reform) brought huge changes to the tax structure in the United States and the agriculture industry was not exempt... cannot be included in the exchange...

    Categories: Ag Issues in Washington, Agribusiness

    Direct Driller Magazine Issue 3 is out now...

    By Chris Fellows

    Published Oct 21, 2018

    It can be read here and you will see it has grown to 100 pages, which is where we expect it to stay going forward... 37 Low cost No-Till drill for 600 acres... 42 New Autonomous Machines... 62 Stepwise Move to No-Till... 68 AHDB: To Till, or not to Till ...

    Categories: Cover Crops

    Direct Driller Magazine Issue 4 is out now

    By Chris Fellows

    Published Jan 19

    Direct Driller Magazine Issue 4 Direct Driller Issue 4 is out now! You can read the digital version here: Direct Driller - Issue 4 - January 2019 The first 3 issues have had a great reception and we hope that Issue 4 keeps the standard high... Here are some of the articles in the Winter edition: Soil Calcium and Soil Heath – the connection? Getting the best out of a 750A Field Pea Demonstration Trial Options to improve water-use efficiency Featured Farmer: Mark Lea Pushing Performance with Biostimulants Companion Cropping Boosts No-Till Profits Farmer Focus: Steve Lear Grazing Cropped Land Lifting Whole Farm Profits at Howick Using Temporary Electric Fencing Soil and Water Creating a Smarter Water Catchment What's most important in your soil Plowman's Folly: Part 2 Farmer Focus: Clive Bailye AHDB: Why Does Healthy Soil Matter AHDB: Aphids and BYDV management AHDB: Assessing Machinery Policy 3000ha per Year with a 3m Drill Comparison of “standard row“ and “wide row“ ADAS - How to do an on Farm Trial Project Xaver Overbury Estate Open Day Calcium Conference Highlights NOCC 2018 Visit to Victors Disc Verses Tine Lessons from STAR and NFS We want this to be a magazine that you actually want to read, content heavy and something that challenges you, a magazine you keep on your shelf and refer back to at a later date... The Team Initially being the idea of Clive Bailye and Chris Fellows, we now also have the support of Richard Harding, for content management, Mike Donovan as overall editor and Adam Millard on sales... The Ethos As a new farming magazine, Direct Driller has been designed by farmers for farmers to educate and inform ourselves and the industry about soil health and systems of reduced tillage... Articles just like this one: For this to be possible, Direct Driller Magazine is available free to all UK farmers and agronomists who register with us (we make a small charge to cover costs for international readers who also want a printed copy)...

    Categories: Cover Crops

    The Ag 101 Series 52 Weeks of Agronomy

    By Monica Pape

    Published Feb 27, 2018

    They didn't have any clue what I was talking about when I used basic agronomic terminology. Most people don't even know what agronomy is, let alone what an agronomist does. I am not here to put anyone down... I learned from them and some of the best agronomist that are no longer with us. So, the 52 Weeks of Agronomy got started at my dining room table...

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