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  • Type of Organic Fertilizer

    By Darren Chan

    Published Dec 17, 2019  

    What's Organic FertilizerNowadays, as the level of modernization of agriculture is getting higher and higher, sustainable agriculture is an important global issue. Organic food is receiving more and more attention. According to the trend, organic fertilizers are becoming the first choice for many people. Widely used for vegetables (tomatoes, lettuce, cucumber), fruits (strawberries, grapes, citrus), Cash crops (grass, flowers, cannabis)Organic Fertilizer DefinitionOrganic fertilizer is also called “farm manure... This is achieved by avoiding the use of synthetic fertilizers and pesticides, and by using products that nurture the garden soil and the organic matter in it...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Organic, Wheat

    Why Insectary Habitats Are Key In Organic Agriculture

    By Thomas Grandperrin

    Published Jul 27  

    This article is part of a series on biological control and Integrated Pest Management written by UAV-IQ (www. uaviq. com). In agriculture, input distribution companies are essential stakeholders for their role as intermediaries between manufacturers of new products and growers... In addition to the positive environmental impact of using less pesticides, this technology can have a significant economic advantage for growers...

    Categories: Cover Crops, Organic, Specialty/Vegetable

    An Introduction to Augmentative Biocontrol

    By Thomas Grandperrin

    Published Apr 7  

    In the previous article in this series we discussed classical biocontrol, which is the practice of identifying the origins of pests found in local fields, then finding the natural enemies of those pests in their foreign origins and bringing the “enemy of my enemy” (otherwise known as “beneficials”) back from their homelands to local farms to renew old rivalries and help suppress pest populations. As we have seen, this strategy is usually coordinated, or at least regulated, by public organizations at a regional, national or even continental scale. But a lot of the pests damaging our crops are actually native to our regions and already have local natural enemies... AUGMENTATIVE BIOLOGICAL CONTROL IN ACTIONWhen existing natural enemies populations dip, growers who implement biocontrol as part of their Integrated Pest Management plan can re-release beneficials on a regular basis instead of using pesticides... For example, unlike the use of broad-spectrum pesticides that can affect the natural enemies population and thus could encourage future pest outbreaks, augmentative biocontrol is often an ideal long-term solution...

    Categories: Organic, Specialty, Specialty/Vegetable

    2019 best classification of nematicides

    By Darren Chan

    Published Apr 18, 2019  

    A nematicide is a type of chemical pesticide used to kill plant-parasitic nematodes. Nematicides have tended to be broad-spectrum toxicants possessing high volatility or other properties promoting migration through the soil. Below is the classification of nematicides. Natural Nematicides1. Garlic-derived polysulfide productIt derived from garlic, kills nematodes on contact to significantly reduce crop losses and turf damage without leaving harmful residues...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Organic, Wheat

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

    By Vijayalaxmi Kinhal

    Updated Aug 7  

    The high-value returns from cotton as well as the higher costs of production should be ample incentives for adopting precision farming... You should apply pesticides and irrigate only when needed, and depending on the intensity of stress. A uniform application can oversupply or undersupply water and pesticides to cotton without increasing yield... Integrated Pest Management (IPM) recommends the use of an ecologically suitable combination of biological and cultivation practices to reduce pest numbers and adding pesticides as a last resort... Choose narrow target pesticides that are not harmful to beneficial insects and predators, instead of broad-spectrum pesticides that build resistance...

    Categories: Cotton, Irrigation, Precision Ag

    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. It is usually used for foliar application, seed treatment and soil treatment for suppression of various disease causing fungal pathogens... Now they are used as bio-pesticides, bio-fertilizers, root growth stimulants and enhancers of plant resistance...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Irrigation, Wheat

    Soil factors that affect yield variability in corn production

    By Mario Petkovski

    Updated Aug 1  

    As the most important crop in North America, corn production has been growing steadily from 1930 until today. There are two periods where the yield of American farmers has increased significantly. The first is the last years of the Dust Bowl and the Great Depression, where farmers begin to adopt double-cross hybrids with a yield increase of 0... The second period, significant for US corn production, started in the mid-1950s due to intensive modification of genetic potential, increased use of nitrogen fertilizers and chemical pesticides, and the use of more sophisticated agricultural machinery... Different texture in spatial distribution differently affects corn yield through variations in nutrient capacity and availability, water capacity and transport, binding or decomposition of pesticides, as well as soil stability itself to different destructive forces...

    Categories: Corn

    Insecticide Beauveria Bassiana Bed Bug Treatment

    By Darren Chan

    Published Mar 13  

    Have you used bio insecticide beauveria bassiana for bed bugs treatment? Beauveria bassiana is a parasite that grows in the soil around the world. It is used as a biopesticide to control many pests, particularly bed bugs, bugs, thrips, whiteflies, aphids, and distinct beetles... No resistancePests' immunity to chemical pesticides leaves their insecticidal effects to diminish year by year... High selectivityDifferent from chemical pesticides, which kill toxic insects and insects that are beneficial together, Beauveria bassiana attack target insects, and has less impact on non-target organisms such as ladybirds, grasshoppers, and aphids... Beauveria bassiana and low-dose chemical pesticides (25% parathion microcapsules, 48 percent Lesbon, etc...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Marketing, Organic

    Why Hemp Isn’t Going to Save the US Farmer (But How It Could)

    By The Crossover

    Published Aug 16, 2019  

    In late 2018, a new farm bill was passed that legalized the production of hemp as an agricultural commodity while also removing it from the list of “controlled substances”. The Gold Rush of the modern farming era was on... Although legal to grow, there are still no pesticides that can legally be applied to hemp because they don’t yet have a “label” for use in that crop... You can only apply registered pesticides on the crops that the label allows... What about organic hemp? Since one cannot use pesticides on hemp at this time anyway, it may be better suited for organic production...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Marketing, Specialty/Vegetable

    Million Dollar Dirt

    By Amanda Allworth

    Published Jul 10, 2018  

    Dirt. It’s arguably a farmer’s most valuable natural resource. But what makes some soils more productive than others? That’s a complicated question to answer, but we do know that the healthiest soils share some common characteristics. While some of these are difficult to change, there are management practices you can employ to improve soil quality... Limit field traffic during wet conditions and try to use the same paths when planting, fertilizing, applying pesticides and harvesting to minimize compaction...

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  • Type of Organic Fertilizer

    By Darren Chan

    Published Dec 17, 2019  

    What's Organic FertilizerNowadays, as the level of modernization of agriculture is getting higher and higher, sustainable agriculture is an important global issue. Organic food is receiving more and more attention. According to the trend, organic fertilizers are becoming the first choice for many people. Widely used for vegetables (tomatoes, lettuce, cucumber), fruits (strawberries, grapes, citrus), Cash crops (grass, flowers, cannabis)Organic Fertilizer DefinitionOrganic fertilizer is also called “farm manure... This is achieved by avoiding the use of synthetic fertilizers and pesticides, and by using products that nurture the garden soil and the organic matter in it...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Organic, Wheat

    Why Insectary Habitats Are Key In Organic Agriculture

    By Thomas Grandperrin

    Published Jul 27  

    This article is part of a series on biological control and Integrated Pest Management written by UAV-IQ (www. uaviq. com). In agriculture, input distribution companies are essential stakeholders for their role as intermediaries between manufacturers of new products and growers... In addition to the positive environmental impact of using less pesticides, this technology can have a significant economic advantage for growers...

    Categories: Cover Crops, Organic, Specialty/Vegetable

    An Introduction to Augmentative Biocontrol

    By Thomas Grandperrin

    Published Apr 7  

    In the previous article in this series we discussed classical biocontrol, which is the practice of identifying the origins of pests found in local fields, then finding the natural enemies of those pests in their foreign origins and bringing the “enemy of my enemy” (otherwise known as “beneficials”) back from their homelands to local farms to renew old rivalries and help suppress pest populations. As we have seen, this strategy is usually coordinated, or at least regulated, by public organizations at a regional, national or even continental scale. But a lot of the pests damaging our crops are actually native to our regions and already have local natural enemies... AUGMENTATIVE BIOLOGICAL CONTROL IN ACTIONWhen existing natural enemies populations dip, growers who implement biocontrol as part of their Integrated Pest Management plan can re-release beneficials on a regular basis instead of using pesticides... For example, unlike the use of broad-spectrum pesticides that can affect the natural enemies population and thus could encourage future pest outbreaks, augmentative biocontrol is often an ideal long-term solution...

    Categories: Organic, Specialty, Specialty/Vegetable

    2019 best classification of nematicides

    By Darren Chan

    Published Apr 18, 2019  

    A nematicide is a type of chemical pesticide used to kill plant-parasitic nematodes. Nematicides have tended to be broad-spectrum toxicants possessing high volatility or other properties promoting migration through the soil. Below is the classification of nematicides. Natural Nematicides1. Garlic-derived polysulfide productIt derived from garlic, kills nematodes on contact to significantly reduce crop losses and turf damage without leaving harmful residues...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Organic, Wheat

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

    By Vijayalaxmi Kinhal

    Updated Aug 7  

    The high-value returns from cotton as well as the higher costs of production should be ample incentives for adopting precision farming... You should apply pesticides and irrigate only when needed, and depending on the intensity of stress. A uniform application can oversupply or undersupply water and pesticides to cotton without increasing yield... Integrated Pest Management (IPM) recommends the use of an ecologically suitable combination of biological and cultivation practices to reduce pest numbers and adding pesticides as a last resort... Choose narrow target pesticides that are not harmful to beneficial insects and predators, instead of broad-spectrum pesticides that build resistance...

    Categories: Cotton, Irrigation, Precision Ag

    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. It is usually used for foliar application, seed treatment and soil treatment for suppression of various disease causing fungal pathogens... Now they are used as bio-pesticides, bio-fertilizers, root growth stimulants and enhancers of plant resistance...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Irrigation, Wheat

    Soil factors that affect yield variability in corn production

    By Mario Petkovski

    Updated Aug 1  

    As the most important crop in North America, corn production has been growing steadily from 1930 until today. There are two periods where the yield of American farmers has increased significantly. The first is the last years of the Dust Bowl and the Great Depression, where farmers begin to adopt double-cross hybrids with a yield increase of 0... The second period, significant for US corn production, started in the mid-1950s due to intensive modification of genetic potential, increased use of nitrogen fertilizers and chemical pesticides, and the use of more sophisticated agricultural machinery... Different texture in spatial distribution differently affects corn yield through variations in nutrient capacity and availability, water capacity and transport, binding or decomposition of pesticides, as well as soil stability itself to different destructive forces...

    Categories: Corn

    Insecticide Beauveria Bassiana Bed Bug Treatment

    By Darren Chan

    Published Mar 13  

    Have you used bio insecticide beauveria bassiana for bed bugs treatment? Beauveria bassiana is a parasite that grows in the soil around the world. It is used as a biopesticide to control many pests, particularly bed bugs, bugs, thrips, whiteflies, aphids, and distinct beetles... No resistancePests' immunity to chemical pesticides leaves their insecticidal effects to diminish year by year... High selectivityDifferent from chemical pesticides, which kill toxic insects and insects that are beneficial together, Beauveria bassiana attack target insects, and has less impact on non-target organisms such as ladybirds, grasshoppers, and aphids... Beauveria bassiana and low-dose chemical pesticides (25% parathion microcapsules, 48 percent Lesbon, etc...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Marketing, Organic

    Why Hemp Isn’t Going to Save the US Farmer (But How It Could)

    By The Crossover

    Published Aug 16, 2019  

    In late 2018, a new farm bill was passed that legalized the production of hemp as an agricultural commodity while also removing it from the list of “controlled substances”. The Gold Rush of the modern farming era was on... Although legal to grow, there are still no pesticides that can legally be applied to hemp because they don’t yet have a “label” for use in that crop... You can only apply registered pesticides on the crops that the label allows... What about organic hemp? Since one cannot use pesticides on hemp at this time anyway, it may be better suited for organic production...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Marketing, Specialty/Vegetable

    Million Dollar Dirt

    By Amanda Allworth

    Published Jul 10, 2018  

    Dirt. It’s arguably a farmer’s most valuable natural resource. But what makes some soils more productive than others? That’s a complicated question to answer, but we do know that the healthiest soils share some common characteristics. While some of these are difficult to change, there are management practices you can employ to improve soil quality... Limit field traffic during wet conditions and try to use the same paths when planting, fertilizing, applying pesticides and harvesting to minimize compaction...

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    Posted By Aussan Laboratories Inc
    Oct 27, 2017  

    Pesticides create stresses in plants that can lead to disease.

    Our distributors are reporting that CropBioLife-applied crops cope better with pesticide induced stress, leading to healthier crops and improved yields.

    Posted By Agriculture, AgriTech And FoodTech
    Mar 22, 2019  

    EU Call for Proposals: Information and promotion about the sustainable aspect of rice production

    The objective is to highlight the sustainable aspect of rice sector. Rice production in Europe has a particular environmental dimension, being at the heart of the preservation of certain wetlands. Rice cultivation is a sensitive and specific practice at European level, since it is produced in areas where there are few crop alternatives. Its preservation and improvement contribute to the sustainability of rice producing regions, by playing an active role in maintaining rural areas, protecting nature and preserving biodiversity. Actions shall highlight the environmental sustainability of the production, stressing its beneficial role for climate action and the environment.

    Actions will for example address how the product(s) promoted and its/their production method(s) contribute to:
    - climate change mitigation (e.g. reduction in greenhouse gas emissions) and/or adaptation;
    - biodiversity, conservation and sustainable use (e.g. landscape, genetic resources);
    - sustainable water management (e.g. water use efficiency, reduction of nutrients or pesticides load);
    - sustainable soil management (e.g. erosion control;
    - nutrient balance; prevention of acidification, salinization).

    They may also highlight the role of the rice production in providing employment in rural areas.

    Dateline for proposal submission: 16 April 2019 17:00:00 Brussels time

    Illustration Photo: Rice field in Assago, Lombardy, Italy. (credits: fabcom / Flickr Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC 2.0))

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