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  • Aaron Smith United States, CA, Oxnard

    Business Title: AGQ USA Inc.
    Job Title: Agronomy Business Development
    About: Using every platform I can to spread the word about AGQ Labs. We are a soil, water, plant tissue, pesticide residue testing lab located in Oxnard CA. We specialize in precision agriculture and are well versed in nutritional programs for a variety of crops. Take a look at our website at: www.agq.com.es/en
    Interests: Corn, Cotton, Specialty/Vegetable, Grain Sorghum, Cover Crops, Ag Issues in Washington, Precision Ag, Organic, Irrigation, Agribusiness, Permanent Crops

    7 Ways to Measure Soil Health Improvements

    By Laura Barrera

    Published 6 months ago

    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. The report notes that it’s interesting and heartening that “soil health reflects an embrace of a long-term, hard-to-quantify benefit of cover crops, and that for the past two surveys, it has achieved the top spot by garnering 86% of the responses. ”While soil health may be harder to quantify than benefits like biomass production or input savings, there are ways of measuring how cover crops are making a difference in your soil... The dark area of this northern Minnesota soil is from carbon sequestration, due to being in permanent grass cover...

    Categories: Cover Crops

    How Brazilian Big Agriculture is Destroying the Brazilian Amazon

    By Maria Dampman

    Published 1 years, 6 months ago

    Farmers, loggers and cattle ranchers cleared forest to create grazing land as well as to grow highly profitable crops like soy... In the past, landowners who illegally deforested lands faced high fines and many exporters would refuse to purchase crops grown on their lands for fear of retribution to their businesses... This one policy change alone is responsible for permanently removing an estimated 112,000 miles of land (roughly the size of Arizona) from the rainforest... Also a part of the Accord, land was supposed to be put in permanent conservation zones... Large scale farming, logging, infrastructure expansion, wildfires, and climate change could permanently claim up to 60% of the Amazon rainforest by 2030...

    Blockchain & the Future of Fruits & Vegetables Supply Chain

    By Ammar Alshami

    Published 8 months ago

    What is Blockchain Technology?Regardless of whether you're completely new to the digital currency space, odds are you've known about blockchain and you may even have a rough thought regarding what it is as of now. It's a sufficiently enough concept to grasp: at its most fundamental dimension, it is an exact record of everything which has ever occurred on a given network. That may not sound so impressive straight off the bat, but its significance is pretty great... Every time a product changes hands, the transaction could be documented, creating a permanent account of a product, from manufacture to retailing... Final thoughtOverall, we have seen that the use of technology has provided us gain in producing the crops with better quantity and quality...

    Categories: Agribusiness

    Nuisance Lawsuits are Taking a Bite Out of Big Pork

    By Maria Dampman

    Published 1 years, 1 month ago

    In 1611, William Aldred took his neighbor to court. Thomas Benton was being sued for “erecting a hogstye so near the house of the plaintiff that the air thereof was corrupted... Here, the feces sit until the lagoons get too full, and then the excrement is sprayed over fields as a form of fertilizer where crops used in the feeding of the pigs is grown... In 2007, that ban became permanent, so no new lagoons have been built since 1996... Will a neighbor be able to bring a successful suit against a small farmer who has a rooster that creates a noise nuisance at 5:30 am? What about the local farmer who has to spray his crops periodically to prevent pests and the ruin of his yield but irritates his organic-produce-loving-vegan neighbor? Now that the RTF statutes no longer seem to hold water, will the courts fill up with nuisance suits? We are going to have to wait and see, but many do not think this is not going to create problems for the average farmer...

    Categories: Hogs

    Know your soil

    By Dwight Henry

    Published 1 years, 1 month ago

    The most powerful information every farmer can harbor is the knowledge of his soil, and how they use this knowledge will decide the outcome of the season. Today conducting soil analysis is one way of accomplishing that, but what other options do you have during the growing season to stay proactive... Additional uses could include determining flood damage immediately after an extreme rain event or monitoring water levels of permanent water features... What if you wanted to monitor your crops during the growing season then Soil Adjusted Vegetation Index SAVI was developed as a modification of the NDVI to correct for the influence of soil brightness. This index is recommended to analyze crops in early or mid growth stages...

    Experts warn that growing continuous peanuts or other legumes close in rotation to the peanut crop can have detrimental effects on peanuts — namely soilborne diseases. This includes leguminous cover crops. Photo by Jack Dykinga, USDA Agricultural Research Service

    Can You Use Legume Cover Crops in Your Peanut Rotation?

    By Laura Barrera

    Published 1 years, 3 weeks ago

    It’s common knowledge among peanut farmers that the farther out you space your peanut crops in your rotation, the better off the peanuts will be... The reason peanut yields are lower as the crops are grown closer in rotation is due to disease... So that’s one of the reasons we try to lengthen that rotation between peanut crops. ”Growing peanuts and other legume crops too close in rotation to peanuts can result in white mold (shown in photo) or Cylindrocladium black rot on the peanut crop... Avoid Legumes Before Peanuts; Use Grasses InsteadBalkcom believes the rule of avoiding legumes before peanuts also applies to legume cover crops, and points out that the typical intended purpose of growing a legume cover, doesn’t make sense for growing in front a peanut crop anyway...

    Categories: Cover Crops, Peanuts

    Should You Rotate Your Cover Crops? 4 Issues to Consider

    By Laura Barrera

    Published 1 years, 3 months ago

    Growing different crops back to back provides several benefits, such as preventing pests and disease, improving soil health and reducing fertilizer inputs, all of which can boost your crop yields and your bottom line. By adding cover crops to the mix, you’re diversifying your rotation even more. But have you thought about rotating your cover crops? Should you be using the same cover crop species back to back, year after year?Dave Robison, who runs the blog PlantCoverCrops... Oregon State University Extension echos the importance of rotation with brassica family root crops — such as radish, turnip and rutabaga — saying they “must be regarded as clubroot hosts when designing a rotation. ”Michigan State University Extension advises not planting oilseed radish as a cover crop on the same field for more than two years in a row, and avoiding it when growing cabbage, broccoli or radish for cash crops because of its susceptibility to the disease...

    Categories: Cover Crops

    When is it Too Late to Seed Cover Crops?

    By Laura Barrera

    Published 8 months ago

    And if you plan on seeding your cover crops after your crops are off, you have the added challenge of trying to get them seeded in a timely manner... It leads to the question: Is it ever too late to seed cover crops?The short answer: It depends... 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... “It’s never too late to plant cover crops, but if you wanted the benefit in the fall and early winter, then it’s too late,” he says... Leanne Dillard recommends growers who are using cover crops for forage get their covers seeded before Christmas...

    Categories: Cover Crops

  • Aaron Smith United States, CA, Oxnard

    Business Title: AGQ USA Inc.
    Job Title: Agronomy Business Development
    About: Using every platform I can to spread the word about AGQ Labs. We are a soil, water, plant tissue, pesticide residue testing lab located in Oxnard CA. We specialize in precision agriculture and are well versed in nutritional programs for a variety of crops. Take a look at our website at: www.agq.com.es/en
    Interests: Corn, Cotton, Specialty/Vegetable, Grain Sorghum, Cover Crops, Ag Issues in Washington, Precision Ag, Organic, Irrigation, Agribusiness, Permanent Crops

    Christopher Keen United States, TX, Plano

    Business Title: Coats Agri-Aloe, LLC.
    Job Title: Sales Representative
    About: Bilingual: English/Spanish. Currently in charge of sales and marketing in Europe and Africa. I oversee testing, adherence to protocols and adapting protocols for different crops.
    Interests: Wheat, Specialty/Vegetable, Rice, Dairy, Cover Crops, Organic, Agribusiness, Fruit, Biostimulants

    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

    Johnathan Helms United States, SC, Bennettsville

    Job Title: Farmer
    About: We run a family farm in Marlboro County SC of row crops such as wheat corn rapeseed soybeans and sorghum.
    Interests: Corn, Soybeans, Wheat, Canola, Grain Sorghum, Cover Crops, Ag Issues in Washington, Precision Ag, Organic, Irrigation, Marketing

    Rick Dorey United States, ID, Emmett

    Interests: Specialty/Vegetable, Poultry, Hogs, Cover Crops, Organic, Irrigation, Marketing

    AgFuse Administrator United States, SC, Blenheim

    Business Title: AgFuse LLC
    Job Title: Adminstrator
    About: AgFuse is a social media network created specifically to connect farmers and agriculture professionals throughout the world.
    Interests: 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

    James Massengill United States, NC, Fuquay-Varina

    Business Title: Quality Equipment
    Job Title: Precision Ag Consultant
    Interests: Corn, Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, Wheat, Specialty/Vegetable, Grain Sorghum, Hogs, Specialty, Cover Crops, Ag Issues in Washington, Precision Ag, Organic, Irrigation, Marketing, Agribusiness

    Joe Krzyzaniak United States, MI, Manchester

    Business Title: Revelation Farms
    Job Title: Managing Partner
    About: Https://www.linkedin.com/in/donald-joe-krzyzaniak-862a95183/
    Interests: Corn, Soybeans, Wheat, Grain Sorghum, Beef Cattle, Cover Crops, Ag Issues in Washington, Precision Ag, Marketing, Agribusiness

    Marty Weiss United States, WI, Beaver Dam

    Interests: Corn, Soybeans, Wheat, Cover Crops, Marketing

  • Cover Crops

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    A group dedicated to spreading the knowledge of cover crops
    Interest: Corn, Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, Wheat, Grain Sorghum, Cover Crops

    Marlboro Crops

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    A group where farmers in Marlboro County, SC can provide crop scouting updates to each other.
    Interest: Corn, Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, Wheat, Cover Crops

    Cover Crops Canada

    Public
    Cover cropping in Western Canada
    Interest: Cover Crops

    Fertility And Soils

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    A group dedicated to providing information on crop fertility and soil qualities.
    Interest: Corn, Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, Wheat, Cover Crops

    Grain Dryer

    Public
    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

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    Interest: Corn, Cover Crops

    Nationwide Farm Insurance

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    Our commitment to agriculture began in 1909, through decades of service we have earned our position as the #1 farm insurer in the country. Let our expertise help protect your future.
    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, Agribusiness

  • 7 Ways to Measure Soil Health Improvements

    By Laura Barrera

    Published 6 months ago

    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. The report notes that it’s interesting and heartening that “soil health reflects an embrace of a long-term, hard-to-quantify benefit of cover crops, and that for the past two surveys, it has achieved the top spot by garnering 86% of the responses. ”While soil health may be harder to quantify than benefits like biomass production or input savings, there are ways of measuring how cover crops are making a difference in your soil... The dark area of this northern Minnesota soil is from carbon sequestration, due to being in permanent grass cover...

    Categories: Cover Crops

    How Brazilian Big Agriculture is Destroying the Brazilian Amazon

    By Maria Dampman

    Published 1 years, 6 months ago

    Farmers, loggers and cattle ranchers cleared forest to create grazing land as well as to grow highly profitable crops like soy... In the past, landowners who illegally deforested lands faced high fines and many exporters would refuse to purchase crops grown on their lands for fear of retribution to their businesses... This one policy change alone is responsible for permanently removing an estimated 112,000 miles of land (roughly the size of Arizona) from the rainforest... Also a part of the Accord, land was supposed to be put in permanent conservation zones... Large scale farming, logging, infrastructure expansion, wildfires, and climate change could permanently claim up to 60% of the Amazon rainforest by 2030...

    Blockchain & the Future of Fruits & Vegetables Supply Chain

    By Ammar Alshami

    Published 8 months ago

    What is Blockchain Technology?Regardless of whether you're completely new to the digital currency space, odds are you've known about blockchain and you may even have a rough thought regarding what it is as of now. It's a sufficiently enough concept to grasp: at its most fundamental dimension, it is an exact record of everything which has ever occurred on a given network. That may not sound so impressive straight off the bat, but its significance is pretty great... Every time a product changes hands, the transaction could be documented, creating a permanent account of a product, from manufacture to retailing... Final thoughtOverall, we have seen that the use of technology has provided us gain in producing the crops with better quantity and quality...

    Categories: Agribusiness

    Nuisance Lawsuits are Taking a Bite Out of Big Pork

    By Maria Dampman

    Published 1 years, 1 month ago

    In 1611, William Aldred took his neighbor to court. Thomas Benton was being sued for “erecting a hogstye so near the house of the plaintiff that the air thereof was corrupted... Here, the feces sit until the lagoons get too full, and then the excrement is sprayed over fields as a form of fertilizer where crops used in the feeding of the pigs is grown... In 2007, that ban became permanent, so no new lagoons have been built since 1996... Will a neighbor be able to bring a successful suit against a small farmer who has a rooster that creates a noise nuisance at 5:30 am? What about the local farmer who has to spray his crops periodically to prevent pests and the ruin of his yield but irritates his organic-produce-loving-vegan neighbor? Now that the RTF statutes no longer seem to hold water, will the courts fill up with nuisance suits? We are going to have to wait and see, but many do not think this is not going to create problems for the average farmer...

    Categories: Hogs

    Know your soil

    By Dwight Henry

    Published 1 years, 1 month ago

    The most powerful information every farmer can harbor is the knowledge of his soil, and how they use this knowledge will decide the outcome of the season. Today conducting soil analysis is one way of accomplishing that, but what other options do you have during the growing season to stay proactive... Additional uses could include determining flood damage immediately after an extreme rain event or monitoring water levels of permanent water features... What if you wanted to monitor your crops during the growing season then Soil Adjusted Vegetation Index SAVI was developed as a modification of the NDVI to correct for the influence of soil brightness. This index is recommended to analyze crops in early or mid growth stages...

    Experts warn that growing continuous peanuts or other legumes close in rotation to the peanut crop can have detrimental effects on peanuts — namely soilborne diseases. This includes leguminous cover crops. Photo by Jack Dykinga, USDA Agricultural Research Service

    Can You Use Legume Cover Crops in Your Peanut Rotation?

    By Laura Barrera

    Published 1 years, 3 weeks ago

    It’s common knowledge among peanut farmers that the farther out you space your peanut crops in your rotation, the better off the peanuts will be... The reason peanut yields are lower as the crops are grown closer in rotation is due to disease... So that’s one of the reasons we try to lengthen that rotation between peanut crops. ”Growing peanuts and other legume crops too close in rotation to peanuts can result in white mold (shown in photo) or Cylindrocladium black rot on the peanut crop... Avoid Legumes Before Peanuts; Use Grasses InsteadBalkcom believes the rule of avoiding legumes before peanuts also applies to legume cover crops, and points out that the typical intended purpose of growing a legume cover, doesn’t make sense for growing in front a peanut crop anyway...

    Categories: Cover Crops, Peanuts

    Should You Rotate Your Cover Crops? 4 Issues to Consider

    By Laura Barrera

    Published 1 years, 3 months ago

    Growing different crops back to back provides several benefits, such as preventing pests and disease, improving soil health and reducing fertilizer inputs, all of which can boost your crop yields and your bottom line. By adding cover crops to the mix, you’re diversifying your rotation even more. But have you thought about rotating your cover crops? Should you be using the same cover crop species back to back, year after year?Dave Robison, who runs the blog PlantCoverCrops... Oregon State University Extension echos the importance of rotation with brassica family root crops — such as radish, turnip and rutabaga — saying they “must be regarded as clubroot hosts when designing a rotation. ”Michigan State University Extension advises not planting oilseed radish as a cover crop on the same field for more than two years in a row, and avoiding it when growing cabbage, broccoli or radish for cash crops because of its susceptibility to the disease...

    Categories: Cover Crops

    When is it Too Late to Seed Cover Crops?

    By Laura Barrera

    Published 8 months ago

    And if you plan on seeding your cover crops after your crops are off, you have the added challenge of trying to get them seeded in a timely manner... It leads to the question: Is it ever too late to seed cover crops?The short answer: It depends... 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... “It’s never too late to plant cover crops, but if you wanted the benefit in the fall and early winter, then it’s too late,” he says... Leanne Dillard recommends growers who are using cover crops for forage get their covers seeded before Christmas...

    Categories: Cover Crops

    How Cover Crops Affect Your Fertilizer Strategy

    By Laura Barrera

    Published 1 years, 3 months ago

    When it comes to cover crops and nutrient management, a lot of the focus is on what cover crops can do for soil fertility... But how should farmers adjust their fertilizer practices for their cash crops following cover crops? John Pike, a contract researcher and cover crop specialist for the Zea Maize Foundation and IL Sustainable Agriculture Partnership, and a former Research Agronomist at the University of Illinois at Dixon Springs Research station, says that while there are some nuances that need to be planned for, the basic principles of soil fertility and crop management are much the same... “We’re talking about soil fertility and growing corn and beans and wheat or whatever the crop is, so approach it from a logical standpoint, one step at a time, to figure out the best system for the crops, soils and equipment you’re dealing with... ”Nitrogen timing is criticalFarmers first need to consider the benefits of the cover crops they’re seeding and how they may affect their fertilizer plans... Pike points out that cover crops holding onto residual nitrogen is a good thing as far as environmental stewardship is concerned, but that it also creates a challenge in some situations, because it may not be available for the future crop at the time it needs it...

    Categories: Cover Crops

    Prevented Planting? Cover Crops Offer a Silver Lining

    By Laura Barrera

    Published 2 months ago

    Instead, it provides a great opportunity to seed cover crops... The USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) is also allowing farmers to hay, graze or chop cover crops on prevented plant acres earlier this year, with final grazing and haying being moved from Nov... According to the press release, growers can hay, graze, or cut cover crops for silage, haylage or baleage on prevented plant acres on or after Sept... ”In addition to weed control, cover crops also prevent negative consequences from leaving the soil fallow. Carlson says that studies have shown corn crops following bare or chemical-fallow fields experience phosphorus stress because the mycorrhizal fungi — the biology that makes phosphorus plant-available — severely decreases in population when it doesn’t have access to plant roots, its food source...

    Categories: Cover Crops

  • Posted By Maria Dampman
    1 years, 6 months ago

    https://agfuse.com/article/how-brazilian-big-agriculture-is-destroying-the-brazilian-amazon

    Posted By Rice Producers
    1 years, 3 months ago

    http://www.arkansas-crops.com/2018/06/12/management-strategies-hydrogen/

    Posted By Corn Growers Group
    3 years, 10 months ago

    "If one or more of this year’s harvest conditions had changed, would you have been able to handle this year’s crop? For example, could your dryer have handled additional capacity if moisture levels were 4 to 5 points higher? If your closest elevators stopped taking grain, do you have enough semis to haul grain to another location and keep harvest going? Or do you have permanent or temporary storage in place at your farm to handle the overflow?"
    http://www.agriculture.com/news/crops/grain-storage-shortage-expands-lessons-learned-for-2017

    Posted By Laura Barrera
    11 months ago

    https://agfuse.com/article/what-farmers-need-to-know-about-mycorrhizae

    Posted By Laura Barrera
    1 years, 4 months ago

    https://agfuse.com/article/how-yield-champions-use-cover-crops-for-growing-higher-bushels

    Posted By AgFuse Administrator
    1 years, 5 months ago

    https://agfuse.com/article/this-earth-day-let-us-remember-those-who-are-actually-in-the-arena

    Posted By Amanda Allworth
    1 years, 1 month ago

    https://agfuse.com/article/20-years-later-what-roundup-ready-crops-taught-us-about-weed-management

    Posted By Cover Crops
    1 years, 1 week ago

    https://agfuse.com/article/top-5-reasons-why-black-oats-are-the-best-beginner-039-s-cover-crop-1

    Posted By Laura Barrera
    1 years, 3 months ago

    https://agfuse.com/article/should-you-rotate-your-cover-crops-4-issues-to-consider

    Posted By The Crossover
    1 years, 5 months ago

    https://agfuse.com/article/what-the-intelligent-investor-can-teach-us-about-farming