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  • How Brazilian Big Agriculture is Destroying the Brazilian Amazon

    By Maria Dampman

    Published 1 years, 6 months ago

    With the end of deforestation and the planting of millions of trees in the decimated areas, it looked like everyone’s work was done and now the protestors could all move on to saving a different cause... Whenever the government found illegally deforested lands, landowners were fined and required to plant trees and shrubbery to return the land back to forest... 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...

    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... 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... In an article published by the Wall Street Journal in May, Chief Executive, Ken Sullivan, said that if the lawsuits succeed, “we will have to revisit whether we can continue doing business in North Carolina...

    Categories: Hogs

    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

    AgFuse’s 31 Days of Cover Crops Photo Contest is Starting!

    By AgFuse Administrator

    Published 5 months ago

    AgFuse is excited to announce our third year of hosting a fun photo contest and we want you to be a part of it. There will be three winners with the first prize being a $200 gift card to Amazon! The second prize is a $100 Amazon gift card and the third prize is a $50 Amazon gift card. To enter our 31 Days of Cover Crops Photo Contest, simply take a photograph of your cover crops and post your image in the Cover Crops group on AgFuse. The winning photo will be the entry with the most engagements, which we define as the sum of likes and shares... Join the Cover Crops GroupClicking the group link above will prompt you to become a member of the group and to automatically receive notifications when activity occurs within this group...

    Categories: Cover Crops

    Meet the Winners of AgFuse’s 31 Days of Cover Crops Photo Contest!

    By AgFuse Administrator

    Published 4 months ago

    The 2019 edition of our “31 Days of Cover Crops Photo Contest” has ended. We received many great entries and want to thank everyone for their participation... Kevin Elmy Posted on AgFuse Aneya Taylor Posted on AgFuse cover crops from Dittmar Family Farms in Felton, DE USA The second-place winner, who will receive a $100 gift card to Amazon, is Kevin Elmy from Bredenbury, Saskatchewan. Kevin Elmy Posted on AgFuse Aneya Taylor Posted on AgFuse cover crops from Dittmar Family Farms in Felton, DE USA The third-place winner, who will receive a $50 gift card to Amazon, is Aneya Taylor from Felton, Delaware. Aneya Taylor Posted on AgFuse cover crops from Dittmar Family Farms in Felton, DE USA Thanks again to everyone for being part of the fun...

    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

    Jeff Wagenknecht United States, IL, Walnut

    Business Title: Www.AgriFlyNetwork.com
    Job Title: Founder
    About: Our app introduces Growers to aerial operators from across the nation.
    Interests: Corn, Cotton, Soybeans, Wheat, Rice, Cover Crops, Timber Production, Marketing, Agribusiness

    Jethro E Foley United States, KY, Grand Rivers

    Business Title: JayDeez Between The Rivers L.L.C.
    Job Title: President and member
    Interests: Cover Crops, Organic, Timber Production, Marketing, Agribusiness

    Rian W United States, WA, Seattle

    Interests: Cover Crops, Ag Issues in Washington, Precision Ag, Marketing, Agribusiness

    Mark Nichols United States, Kansas, Downs

    Business Title: Midway Coop Inc
    Job Title: Branch manager
    Interests: Corn, Cotton, Soybeans, Wheat, Specialty/Vegetable, Grain Sorghum, Cover Crops, Ag Issues in Washington, Precision Ag, Irrigation, Marketing, Agribusiness

    George Alfred Liberia, Montserrado County, Monrovia

    Business Title: Moringa Seed Farm Limited
    Job Title: Director
    About: Very Nice Man and business representative,trustworthy,caring,easy going and lovely,honest.
    Interests: Beef Cattle, Cover Crops, Precision Ag, Organic, Timber Production, Marketing, Agribusiness

    Atwood McIntosh United States, SC, Kingstree

    Business Title: Homegrown Cotton
    About: Farmer, Businessman and Pilot
    Interests: Corn, Cotton, Peanuts, Cover Crops, Precision Ag, Irrigation, Timber Production, Marketing, Agribusiness

  • Cover Crops

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

    Treely

    Public
    We are innovators, real estate specialists, and hands on problem solvers, serving buyers & sellers of country real estate, timber, and commercial real estate in the Carolinas.
    Interest: Cover Crops, Ag Issues in Washington, Precision Ag, Organic, Irrigation, Timber Production, Marketing, Agribusiness

    Marlboro Crops

    Public
    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

    Public
    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

    Public
    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

    Public
    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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    Public
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    Interest: Corn, Cover Crops

  • How Brazilian Big Agriculture is Destroying the Brazilian Amazon

    By Maria Dampman

    Published 1 years, 6 months ago

    With the end of deforestation and the planting of millions of trees in the decimated areas, it looked like everyone’s work was done and now the protestors could all move on to saving a different cause... Whenever the government found illegally deforested lands, landowners were fined and required to plant trees and shrubbery to return the land back to forest... 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...

    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... 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... In an article published by the Wall Street Journal in May, Chief Executive, Ken Sullivan, said that if the lawsuits succeed, “we will have to revisit whether we can continue doing business in North Carolina...

    Categories: Hogs

    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

    AgFuse’s 31 Days of Cover Crops Photo Contest is Starting!

    By AgFuse Administrator

    Published 5 months ago

    AgFuse is excited to announce our third year of hosting a fun photo contest and we want you to be a part of it. There will be three winners with the first prize being a $200 gift card to Amazon! The second prize is a $100 Amazon gift card and the third prize is a $50 Amazon gift card. To enter our 31 Days of Cover Crops Photo Contest, simply take a photograph of your cover crops and post your image in the Cover Crops group on AgFuse. The winning photo will be the entry with the most engagements, which we define as the sum of likes and shares... Join the Cover Crops GroupClicking the group link above will prompt you to become a member of the group and to automatically receive notifications when activity occurs within this group...

    Categories: Cover Crops

    Meet the Winners of AgFuse’s 31 Days of Cover Crops Photo Contest!

    By AgFuse Administrator

    Published 4 months ago

    The 2019 edition of our “31 Days of Cover Crops Photo Contest” has ended. We received many great entries and want to thank everyone for their participation... Kevin Elmy Posted on AgFuse Aneya Taylor Posted on AgFuse cover crops from Dittmar Family Farms in Felton, DE USA The second-place winner, who will receive a $100 gift card to Amazon, is Kevin Elmy from Bredenbury, Saskatchewan. Kevin Elmy Posted on AgFuse Aneya Taylor Posted on AgFuse cover crops from Dittmar Family Farms in Felton, DE USA The third-place winner, who will receive a $50 gift card to Amazon, is Aneya Taylor from Felton, Delaware. Aneya Taylor Posted on AgFuse cover crops from Dittmar Family Farms in Felton, DE USA Thanks again to everyone for being part of the fun...

    Categories: Cover Crops

    Cover crops not only helped Russell Hedrick win the 2016 North Carolina Dryland and No-Till Dryland yield contest, they also saved him $123 per acre on fertilizer and herbicide costs.

    How Yield Champions Use Cover Crops for Growing Higher Bushels

    By Laura Barrera

    Published 1 years, 4 months ago

    ”The seven wonders, ranked in order of most influence on yield, are:WeatherNitrogenHybridPrevious cropPlant populationTillageGrowth regulatorsWhile Below was referring to the cash crop rotation in the fourth wonder, some farmers are taking it one step further by seeding cover crops... Below two state corn yield champions share how cover crops helped them capture contest wins, while also improving their soil and boosting their profits... While Russell Hedrick didn’t intend for his yield-winning corn to follow corn — most of his farm is in a corn-soybean rotation, occasionally with some small grains — it proved just how beneficial cover crops can be in a mono-cropping situation... “Those cover crops coming into the equation have really helped us with our profitability... “We did not have a lot of money invested in those high-yield crops,” he says...

  • Posted By Maria Dampman
    1 years, 6 months ago

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

    Posted By Accidental Agronomist
    2 years, 6 months ago

    https://agfuse.com/article/i-have-a-dirty-mind-

    Posted By Accidental Agronomist
    1 years, 2 months ago

    It could possibly be a magnesium deficiency. I've seen similar symptoms in other orchard crops and traced it back to that. However, the best way to accurately diagnose is with both soil and tissue tests. Also, look for any patterns you see such as the number of trees affected and the location of trees showing symptoms.

    Posted By Vegetable Production
    1 years, 5 months ago

    https://agfuse.com/article/profit-per-ways-to-think-about-measure-and-factors-that-impact-fruit-and-vegetable-profits

    Posted By Christopher Keen
    1 years, 3 weeks ago

    https://agfuse.com/article/addicted-to-chemicals

    Posted By Christopher Keen
    1 years, 3 months ago

    I have posted a couple of Facebook post with some of the rice crop results in Indonesia that used GroAloe.  Check them out.  Our own Dr. Moning has been overseeing the proper use of GroAloe on rice and other crops.  Looks like it is turning out to be another great rice crop season.  I hate to sound like a broken record, but it works on all cereal crops, fruit trees, herbs, tomatoes.  We are still in the process of expanding GroAloe's potential use.  Trust me the stuff works!!  This not just another new fangled product.  GroAloe is going to change farming as we know it.

    Posted By Christopher Keen
    1 years, 4 months ago

    GroAloe is not a phytosanitary product  but, when we treated infected Cocoa trees with Vascular Dieback Disease VSD and Black Pod Rot, we found that not only did the trees treated with GroAloe were able to fight off the disease but it also repelled the moth that spreads the bacteria to the trees.
    The result were that trees treated with GroAloe showed signs of recovery in three days and in 22 days the trees began to produce flower buds and leafs.  These trees have not produced in 5 years or have had limited production, now they produce more than when they were healthy.
    The chemical companies in involved in the initial Cocoa tree test walked away because they had little or no effect on the trees.

    A year after treatment the Cocoa trees which produce two crop cycles are now continuously producing cocoa pods.  We however recommend at least a minimum of continuous treatment to guarantee effectiveness against the bacteria or fungus due to the fact that the vector insect causing the plague is still present. 

    GroAloe does not kill insects.  We think that natural properties in our product makes it undesirable for insects.  Because you do not spray GroAloe during the flowering cycle of the plant or tree due to flower loss, our product will not interfere with bee pollination.  Though we are still in the research process to understand how this is accomplished.

    We truly believe that GroAloe will radically change farming as we know it, and improve the quality and quantity of crops.

    If you have any questions regarding our product, I will be more than happy to send you information regarding our product and tests results.

    Posted By Christopher Keen
    1 years, 4 months ago

    https://agfuse.com/article/the-magic-of-groaloe

    Posted By #SoilMatters
    2 years, 6 months ago

    https://agfuse.com/article/spring-is-about-to-pop---benton-city-wa

    Posted By Timber Production
    2 years, 2 months ago

    http://agnetwest.com/2017/08/03/good-guy-fungus-oaks-ornamental-crops/