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  • Plant Chromosomes Karyotype Analysis Service Now Available at Lifeasible

    By Isla Miller

    Published Aug 30 

    Scientists in the field of plant research now have access to Lifeasible’s plant chromosome karyotype analysis services supported by up-to-date technologies. Karyotype analysis of plant chromosomes is a technique in which metaphase chromosomes are analyzed, compared, sorted and numbered by banding technique according to the characteristics of chromosome length, centromere position, and proportion of long and short arms... As a leading plant biotechnology company with years of experience in cell biology, molecular biology, and physiology, Lifeasible has gained expertise in highly sophisticated up-to-date plant chromosomes karyotype analysis techniques. Now Lifeasible offers a wide selection of plant chromosomes karyotype analysis services including:Metaphase chromosome microscopic analysisThe number of chromosomes is counted by staining individual plant meristem (i... Special cell chloroplast countFor the specific genotypes of many plants, there is a positive correlation between the number of chloroplasts of their guard cells and their ploidy level...

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    Pencil Out Fungicide Profitability

    By Amanda Allworth

    Published Jun 20, 2018 

    Fungal spores overwinter in soil and plant debris left behind with conservation tillage practices... More leaf coverage means you’ll get better plant protection... Adjuvants can also help products spread and stick on leaf surfaces, resulting in better plant coverage... For example, insecticides can help control pests that are vectors for plant diseases... On the other hand, if you’ve planted more susceptible seed varieties and disease pressure starts early and is heavy, you might see a substantial yield advantage by protecting plant health...

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    Fertilizer management to improve yields

    By Miriam Pitzalis

    Updated Aug 20, 2020 

    To develop optimal fertilizer recommendations, it is necessary to determine the status of plant-available nutrients... What elements should growers consider besides the results of a soil test?The chemical-physical analysis of the soil is only a starting point to accurately establish the nutrient requirements of plant growth... These values ​​should be amended depending on the crop residues before planting corn: when they cover at least 50% of the soil, it is advisable to increase the nitrogen inputs by 30% to facilitate the mineralization of the organic matter... According to the guidelines of the University of Pennsylvania, 50-90% of N uptake must be distributed as a sidedress when the plant is 10 to 20 inches tall... Furthermore, in some cases, the use of ammonium-based N starter, which has an inhibiting effect of denitrification, distributed in pre-planting has improved the grain yield...

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    Advantages of seaweed fertilizer for plants

    By Darren Chan

    Published Dec 31, 2019 

    Seaweed fertilizer is an organic fertilizer produced by accurate processing of marine plant seaweed as the primary raw material... Below are the advantages of seaweed fertilizer for plants:1 Nutrient-richThe active seaweed fertilizer contains a large amount of non-nitrogen-containing organic matter, including 40 kinds of minerals such as potassium, calcium, magnesium, iron, zinc, and iodine, and abundant vitamins, which are unmatched by terrestrial plants, especially seaweed polysaccharides unique to seaweeds. Alginic acid, highly unsaturated fatty acids and a variety of natural plant growth regulators can stimulate the production of non-specific active factors in plants and regulate the balance of endogenous elements. 2 Easily absorbed by plantsThe active ingredients in seaweed fertilizers are particularly active after they have been specially treated, and they enter the plants within 2 to 3 hours after application, and they have a speedy absorption and conduction velocity. Alginic acid in seaweed fertilizer can reduce the surface tension of water, forming a layer of film on the surface of the plant, increasing the contact area, water-soluble substances are relatively easy to penetrate the surface cells of stems and leaves so that plants can effectively absorb the nutrients in the seaweed extract...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Vegetables

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    Best way to control powdery mildew on grape plant

    By Darren Chan

    Published Oct 22, 2018 

    The disease seems as a whitish-gray powdery coating on the leaves or fruit caused by plant mycelium and conidia on the surface of the plant... While this can be common,it’s a disease which will injury your grape plants and your crop if left untreated... Removing morbid leaves and shoots as they seem and removing dead material at the end of the season helps prevent powdery mildew spreading and overwintering on plants... Apply sulfur before symptoms appear, using a product with additional surfactant to assist the sulfur stick to plant surfaces... It also have good effect on building a healthy soil condition for plant growth...

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    Struggling with Soil Temperature During Planting? Cover Crops Can Help

    By Laura Barrera

    Updated Aug 17, 2020 

    You can pick the right seed, use the right equipment, apply the right inputs, and plant at the right depth, but without the right soil temperature, your crops are likely to struggle... Why Soil Temperature MattersWhile soil temperature has an impact on the soil and crop production throughout the growing season, the NRCS says it’s most critical at planting, when it drives seed germination and directly affects plant growth. “Most soil organisms function best at an optimum soil temperature,” says the USDA agency, adding that soil temperature influences soil moisture content, aeration, and the availability of plant nutrients. This graphic from the NRCS shows what happens to plants and soil life based on the soil temperature. The soil has to warm up to a certain degree for plants to get off to a good start, but if it continues to heat up and does so rapidly, that can harm plant growth...

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    7 Common Plant Diseases: How to Identify & Treat Them

    By Darren Chan

    Published Apr 21, 2020 

    Some pathogens attack a variety of plants, while others attack only specific plants. In addition, some pathogens can attack all parts of the plant, while others attack only selected tissues. Many types of organisms cause plant infections, but the top five types of plant pathogens are fungi, water molds, bacteria, viruses, and nematodes. Adverse environmental conditions may also lead to non-infectious diseases of plants, called diseases... Plants weakened by adverse conditions may be more vulnerable to pathogens...

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    Harpin Protein Plant Elicitor For Cannabis

    By Darren Chan

    Published Feb 4, 2020 

    Usually, Harpin Protein acted as a plant health promoter activates a plant’s immune system, which triggers growth and defence genes. When harpin protein contacts with plants’ receptors on their seeds, roots, and leaves, it will trigger an early warning system — “Systemic Acquired Resistance,” leading to increased plant yields and health... Mechanism of Harpin ProteinIt works by stimulating the plant to grow under the general effects of stress and one of those stresses is fungal attack. Harpin itself does not directly affect the pathogens, nor does it enter the plant, rather it binds to receptors on the plant leaf and thereby triggers physiological processes within the plant. Features of Harpin ProteinIncreases plant yield and qualityImproves nutrients uptake abilityHelp crop defend against plant diseasesExtend fruits shelf-life 5-7 daysIncrease fruit sugars 10%-25%Increase calcium uptake by>20%Applications of Harpin Protein1...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Organic Row Crops, Soybeans

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    Early planting: risks and benefits

    By Miriam Pitzalis

    Updated Aug 20, 2020 

    Over the years, with the advent of climate change, the growing need to maximize production yields and the introduction of new stress-tolerant hybrids, early planting of corn has become an increasingly widespread agricultural practice. In reality, what are the benefits and risks of early planting, which lead producers to adopt this cultivation technique?Early planting benefitsOne of the main reasons why early planting is favored is the possibility of obtaining earlier flowering, which improves the photosynthetic efficiency during the period with greater availability of solar irradiance... Early planting also induces in the plant greater resistance against the attacks of the second generation of the pyralid: the gnawing caused by the larvae in the stalks provokes less damage, as the grain is in the physiological maturity stage (growth stage R5-R6). 1: Damage from pyralid on corn planting on March 15th. Source: DuPont Pioneer 2: Damage from pyralid on corn planting on April 15th...

    Categories: Corn

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    Hebe or Veronica bush - Everything about this plant

    By Robert Lopez

    Published Oct 31, 2020 

    It is a good plant to be used as a path delimiter, to form small fences or to have in a pot decorating the balcony or patio... The plant must be paid every 15 days until the beginning of summer... It is convenient to place them in sheltered places since they are not cold resistant plants. Sowing: The sowing of the veronica can be done from October to February, directly in the pots or in a seedbed to transplant... Temperature: it is a plant that does not resist cold...

    Categories: Conservation Plans, Feed, Organic Row Crops

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  • Karen Gay United States, LA, Plaquemine

    Business Title: St. Louis Planting
    Interests: Ag Policy, Agribusiness, Soybeans, Wheat

    Amy Betzelberger United States, IL, Champaign

    Job Title: Plant Biologist - Science Liaison
    Interests: Corn, Cotton, Soybeans, Wheat, Cover Crops, Ag Policy, Precision Agriculture, Marketing, Agribusiness

    Kyle Park United States, MO, Nixa

    Business Title: Amway
    Job Title: Ag Retail Professional
    About: How can I serve you? My passion is to serve and help you as a grower in any way that I can. My goal is to make you more money than you know what to do with. If you grow any plant I can help you increase your yields directly. If you grow livestock I can help you increase your yield by improving the pasture they graze.
    Interests: Canola, Corn, Cotton, Organic Row Crops, Peanuts, Rice, Sorghum, Soybeans, Wheat, Grass-Fed Livestock, Crop Protection, Fertility, Irrigation, Soil Health, Ag Commentary, Marketing, News, Agribusiness, Farm Management, Farmland and Real Estate, Operating a Farm, Cover Crops, Orchard Crops, Organic Specialty Crops, Tree Nuts, Vegetables, Timber

    Marc Suderman United States, WA, Yakima

    Business Title: Marc Suderman Consulting
    Job Title: Certified Crop Adviser
    About: Independent soil & crop nutritionist, consultant, contractor and tech-rep. Uses the Albrecht method for soil nutrient balance and health, with emphasis on microbiology and “plant-ready” nutrients. Twenty years of experience in the San Joaquin valley of California, now relocated to central Washington. Serving growers in the PNW and northern CA.
    Interests: Corn, Cotton, Vegetables, Precision Agriculture, Irrigation, Agribusiness, Ag Policy, Cover Crops, Grapes

    Fito Chem Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico City

    Business Title: Fitochem
    Job Title: Precision Agriculture Specialist
    About: Fulvic acid for agriculture is the most valuable input in biological agriculture. Fitochem provides certified OMRI products to boost up plants' quality and enhance soil quality to help in the growth of plants. For more details, click here- https://en.fitochem.com/2019/06/10/benefits-effects-of-fulvic-acids-for-agriculture-mexico/
    Interests: Precision Agriculture, Farm Management

    Zubair Ahmad Pakistan, Islamabad Capital Territory, Islamabad

    Business Title: AWB
    Job Title: Farmer
    About: A person from MACS0647-JD stranded in chitral, who is interested in genetics, space, mountaineering, music and traveling
    Interests: Agribusiness, Irrigation, Organic Row Crops, Timber, Canola, Corn, Cotton, Peanuts, Rice, Soybeans, Wheat, Beef, Dairy, Poultry, Precision Agriculture, Sorghum, Vegetables, Swine, Ag Policy, Marketing, Cover Crops

    Alexander Zogas Israel, Central District, Rehovot

    Business Title: EMNOTION
    Job Title: CTO
    Interests: Corn, Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, Wheat, Vegetables, Rice, Canola, Sorghum, Cover Crops, Precision Agriculture, Organic Row Crops, Irrigation, Timber, Marketing, Agribusiness

  • #SoilMatters

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    Soil and everything in it is the focus here. Crop Nutritionists and CCAs know that growing a crop is more than planting, watering and applying fertilizer. It requires testing, planning, monitoring and adjusting the plan as needed.
    Interest: Corn, Wheat, Vegetables, Cover Crops, Ag Policy, Precision Agriculture, Organic Row Crops, Irrigation, Agribusiness

  • Plant Chromosomes Karyotype Analysis Service Now Available at Lifeasible

    By Isla Miller

    Published Aug 30 

    Scientists in the field of plant research now have access to Lifeasible’s plant chromosome karyotype analysis services supported by up-to-date technologies. Karyotype analysis of plant chromosomes is a technique in which metaphase chromosomes are analyzed, compared, sorted and numbered by banding technique according to the characteristics of chromosome length, centromere position, and proportion of long and short arms... As a leading plant biotechnology company with years of experience in cell biology, molecular biology, and physiology, Lifeasible has gained expertise in highly sophisticated up-to-date plant chromosomes karyotype analysis techniques. Now Lifeasible offers a wide selection of plant chromosomes karyotype analysis services including:Metaphase chromosome microscopic analysisThe number of chromosomes is counted by staining individual plant meristem (i... Special cell chloroplast countFor the specific genotypes of many plants, there is a positive correlation between the number of chloroplasts of their guard cells and their ploidy level...

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    Pencil Out Fungicide Profitability

    By Amanda Allworth

    Published Jun 20, 2018 

    Fungal spores overwinter in soil and plant debris left behind with conservation tillage practices... More leaf coverage means you’ll get better plant protection... Adjuvants can also help products spread and stick on leaf surfaces, resulting in better plant coverage... For example, insecticides can help control pests that are vectors for plant diseases... On the other hand, if you’ve planted more susceptible seed varieties and disease pressure starts early and is heavy, you might see a substantial yield advantage by protecting plant health...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Corn

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    Fertilizer management to improve yields

    By Miriam Pitzalis

    Updated Aug 20, 2020 

    To develop optimal fertilizer recommendations, it is necessary to determine the status of plant-available nutrients... What elements should growers consider besides the results of a soil test?The chemical-physical analysis of the soil is only a starting point to accurately establish the nutrient requirements of plant growth... These values ​​should be amended depending on the crop residues before planting corn: when they cover at least 50% of the soil, it is advisable to increase the nitrogen inputs by 30% to facilitate the mineralization of the organic matter... According to the guidelines of the University of Pennsylvania, 50-90% of N uptake must be distributed as a sidedress when the plant is 10 to 20 inches tall... Furthermore, in some cases, the use of ammonium-based N starter, which has an inhibiting effect of denitrification, distributed in pre-planting has improved the grain yield...

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    Advantages of seaweed fertilizer for plants

    By Darren Chan

    Published Dec 31, 2019 

    Seaweed fertilizer is an organic fertilizer produced by accurate processing of marine plant seaweed as the primary raw material... Below are the advantages of seaweed fertilizer for plants:1 Nutrient-richThe active seaweed fertilizer contains a large amount of non-nitrogen-containing organic matter, including 40 kinds of minerals such as potassium, calcium, magnesium, iron, zinc, and iodine, and abundant vitamins, which are unmatched by terrestrial plants, especially seaweed polysaccharides unique to seaweeds. Alginic acid, highly unsaturated fatty acids and a variety of natural plant growth regulators can stimulate the production of non-specific active factors in plants and regulate the balance of endogenous elements. 2 Easily absorbed by plantsThe active ingredients in seaweed fertilizers are particularly active after they have been specially treated, and they enter the plants within 2 to 3 hours after application, and they have a speedy absorption and conduction velocity. Alginic acid in seaweed fertilizer can reduce the surface tension of water, forming a layer of film on the surface of the plant, increasing the contact area, water-soluble substances are relatively easy to penetrate the surface cells of stems and leaves so that plants can effectively absorb the nutrients in the seaweed extract...

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    Best way to control powdery mildew on grape plant

    By Darren Chan

    Published Oct 22, 2018 

    The disease seems as a whitish-gray powdery coating on the leaves or fruit caused by plant mycelium and conidia on the surface of the plant... While this can be common,it’s a disease which will injury your grape plants and your crop if left untreated... Removing morbid leaves and shoots as they seem and removing dead material at the end of the season helps prevent powdery mildew spreading and overwintering on plants... Apply sulfur before symptoms appear, using a product with additional surfactant to assist the sulfur stick to plant surfaces... It also have good effect on building a healthy soil condition for plant growth...

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    Struggling with Soil Temperature During Planting? Cover Crops Can Help

    By Laura Barrera

    Updated Aug 17, 2020 

    You can pick the right seed, use the right equipment, apply the right inputs, and plant at the right depth, but without the right soil temperature, your crops are likely to struggle... Why Soil Temperature MattersWhile soil temperature has an impact on the soil and crop production throughout the growing season, the NRCS says it’s most critical at planting, when it drives seed germination and directly affects plant growth. “Most soil organisms function best at an optimum soil temperature,” says the USDA agency, adding that soil temperature influences soil moisture content, aeration, and the availability of plant nutrients. This graphic from the NRCS shows what happens to plants and soil life based on the soil temperature. The soil has to warm up to a certain degree for plants to get off to a good start, but if it continues to heat up and does so rapidly, that can harm plant growth...

    Categories: Cover Crops

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    7 Common Plant Diseases: How to Identify & Treat Them

    By Darren Chan

    Published Apr 21, 2020 

    Some pathogens attack a variety of plants, while others attack only specific plants. In addition, some pathogens can attack all parts of the plant, while others attack only selected tissues. Many types of organisms cause plant infections, but the top five types of plant pathogens are fungi, water molds, bacteria, viruses, and nematodes. Adverse environmental conditions may also lead to non-infectious diseases of plants, called diseases... Plants weakened by adverse conditions may be more vulnerable to pathogens...

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    Harpin Protein Plant Elicitor For Cannabis

    By Darren Chan

    Published Feb 4, 2020 

    Usually, Harpin Protein acted as a plant health promoter activates a plant’s immune system, which triggers growth and defence genes. When harpin protein contacts with plants’ receptors on their seeds, roots, and leaves, it will trigger an early warning system — “Systemic Acquired Resistance,” leading to increased plant yields and health... Mechanism of Harpin ProteinIt works by stimulating the plant to grow under the general effects of stress and one of those stresses is fungal attack. Harpin itself does not directly affect the pathogens, nor does it enter the plant, rather it binds to receptors on the plant leaf and thereby triggers physiological processes within the plant. Features of Harpin ProteinIncreases plant yield and qualityImproves nutrients uptake abilityHelp crop defend against plant diseasesExtend fruits shelf-life 5-7 daysIncrease fruit sugars 10%-25%Increase calcium uptake by>20%Applications of Harpin Protein1...

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    Early planting: risks and benefits

    By Miriam Pitzalis

    Updated Aug 20, 2020 

    Over the years, with the advent of climate change, the growing need to maximize production yields and the introduction of new stress-tolerant hybrids, early planting of corn has become an increasingly widespread agricultural practice. In reality, what are the benefits and risks of early planting, which lead producers to adopt this cultivation technique?Early planting benefitsOne of the main reasons why early planting is favored is the possibility of obtaining earlier flowering, which improves the photosynthetic efficiency during the period with greater availability of solar irradiance... Early planting also induces in the plant greater resistance against the attacks of the second generation of the pyralid: the gnawing caused by the larvae in the stalks provokes less damage, as the grain is in the physiological maturity stage (growth stage R5-R6). 1: Damage from pyralid on corn planting on March 15th. Source: DuPont Pioneer 2: Damage from pyralid on corn planting on April 15th...

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    Hebe or Veronica bush - Everything about this plant

    By Robert Lopez

    Published Oct 31, 2020 

    It is a good plant to be used as a path delimiter, to form small fences or to have in a pot decorating the balcony or patio... The plant must be paid every 15 days until the beginning of summer... It is convenient to place them in sheltered places since they are not cold resistant plants. Sowing: The sowing of the veronica can be done from October to February, directly in the pots or in a seedbed to transplant... Temperature: it is a plant that does not resist cold...

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  • Do you plant your cash crops into living cover crops?

    By Anonymous Member

    Published Feb 25 

    Do you plant green? If so, what termination methods/timing do you use? For example, a burndown before planting the cash crop? Roller-crimping after planting? Etc. Thanks!

    Categories: Cover Crops

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    Does applying Zinc in furrow at planting help increase corn yields?

    By Anonymous Member

    Published Apr 8, 2020 

    Categories: Corn

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    What are some good summer cover crops for prevented plant acres?

    By Pat Rogers

    Published May 30, 2020 

    Categories: Cover Crops

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    How important is increasing cover crop mass when timing burndown?

    By Anonymous Member

    Published Apr 8, 2020 

    Is there a lot of benefit to letting cover crops grow a tremendous amount of vegetation prior to terminating them or do the risks of increased planting difficulty make it not worth the trouble?

    Categories: Corn, Cotton, Cover Crops

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    cover cropping with triticale ,hairy vetch and cow peas late fall?

    By Brady Shortell

    Published Oct 18, 2020 

    Looking at planting triticale with hairy vetch and cow peas for a cover crop next year for a cash crop or corn to be planted late May 2021 using a roller crimper to terminate the cover crop before plant. It’s October 18th, I won’t be able to plant until the 22nd. Night time temps have fluctuated from mid 30s to high 20s no consistency yet. Some nights stay closer to 40. Highs are in the 70s and 80s. Am I too late for any of my covers? Any suggestions on planting rates? Will triticale terminate properly if I follow the method used for Rye, waiting until the entire field is dropping pollen?

    Categories: Organic Specialty Crops, Cover Crops

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    If you use a cover crop roller, when should you burn down?

    By Pat Rogers

    Published Apr 7 

    If you are using a cover crop roller prior to planting, should you burn down before or after rolling the cover crops?

    Categories: Tools, Cover Crops, NRCS

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  • Posted By Cover Crops
    Jul 26 

    "The principle of plant genetics and beef genetics are the same. Plant varieties can be bred for consistency of particular traits like cold tolerance, nitrogen fixation and the ability to survive in extreme wet or dry conditions -- just like cattle can be bred for traits like calving ease or growth ... . These traits allow producers to select forages that will best perform in their environment while working to achieve their production goals." - @Risa DeMasi

    https://hayandforage.com/article-3575-cover-crop-corner-creating-a-stronger-beef-business-with-a-resilient-grazing-system.html

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    Posted By Cattle Group
    Jul 29 

    https://blog-crop-news.extension.umn.edu/2021/07/feeding-weedy-forages.html

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    Posted By Jay Parsons
    Jun 10 

    Two new wheat varieties developed by Husker Genetics will soon be available to Nebraska producers.

    https://www.farmprogress.com/wheat/2-new-winter-wheat-varieties-could-be-available-fall-planting?NL=FP-011&Issue=FP-011_20210610_FP-011_932&sfvc4enews=42&cl=article_2_b&utm_rid=CPG02000002263244&utm_campaign=59769&utm_medium=email&elq2=a37fdde7426340bb99bf0ace3d13a983

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    Posted By Kosona Chriv
    Aug 6, 2016 

    Freeing Crop Genetics through the Open Source Seed Initiative

    Authors: Claire H. Luby, Irwin L. Goldman

    Publisher: PLOS Biology

    For millennia, seeds have been freely available to use for farming and plant breeding without restriction. Within the past century, however, intellectual property rights (IPRs) have threatened this tradition. In response, a movement has emerged to counter the trend toward increasing consolidation of control and ownership of plant germplasm. One effort, the Open Source Seed Initiative (OSSI, www.osseeds.org), aims to ensure access to crop genetic resources by embracing an open source mechanism that fosters exchange and innovation among farmers, plant breeders, and seed companies. Plant breeders across many sectors have taken the OSSI Pledge to create a protected commons of plant germplasm for future generations.

    Illustration Photo: 16 New Inbred Lines of Lettuce released by the USDA lettuce breeding program at salinas, California, USA. USDA lines are released into the public domain and are freely available for us in hybrid cultivar development or breeding. No requirement are placed on derivatives. (Credit: USDA)
    https://adalidda.net/posts/4wmQZch4fx5zQAZNd/freeing-crop-genetics-through-the-open-source-seed
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    Call for nominations: Arrell Food Innovation Awards 2020

    Two prizes, of at least $100,000 CAD each, are awarded annually.

    Fields of achievement for the scientific award include, but are not limited to, food science, crop or livestock genetics, agro-ecology, pest management, supply chain management, soil health, human nutrition, food processing, food packaging, or food safety.

    Fields of achievement for the community award include, but are not limited to, household nutrition, urban poverty, Aboriginal food security, traditional food systems, socioeconomic policy, poverty elimination, or community development.

    Application deadline: 28th February 2020

    Illustration Photo: Researchers, farmers select improved finger millet varieties together. Women farmer's participation in the plant breeding process ensures that improved varieties meet their needs. (credits: ICRISAT / C. Wangari / Flickr Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC 2.0))

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    Posted By Jacob Thompson
    Mar 28, 2019 

    Hey all! 

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    Freeing Crop Genetics through the Open Source Seed Initiative

    For millennia, seeds have been freely available to use for farming and plant breeding without restriction. Within the past century, however, intellectual property rights (IPRs) have threatened this tradition. In response, a movement has emerged to counter the trend toward increasing consolidation of control and ownership of plant germplasm. One effort, the Open Source Seed Initiative (OSSI, www.osseeds.org), aims to ensure access to crop genetic resources by embracing an open source mechanism that fosters exchange and innovation among farmers, plant breeders, and seed companies. Plant breeders across many sectors have taken the OSSI Pledge to create a protected commons of plant germplasm for future generations.

    Illustration Photo: 16 New Inbred Lines of Lettuce released by the USDA lettuce breeding program at salinas, California, USA. USDA lines are released into the public domain and are freely available for us in hybrid cultivar development or breeding. No requirement are placed on derivatives. (Credit: USDA)

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    Posted By Wheat Producers
    Jan 2, 2017 

    "'Perhaps the greatest bottleneck currently in plant breeding and genetics is effectively generating precision measurements of plant characteristics in the field,' he says. 'The goal of this project is to deliver in-season yield predictions by building models that combine genetic information from DNA sequencing and crop physiology that we will gather from UAV measurements on tens of thousands of breeding lines.'"
    http://www.agweb.com/article/new-975000-grant-puts-drones-to-work-for-wheat-naa-ben-potter/
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    Posted By Cover Crops
    Aug 17, 2020 

    https://www.no-tillfarmer.com/articles/9849-variety-stated-advancing-cover-crop-genetics-and-performance

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    Posted By Rice Producers
    May 8, 2020 

    https://www.ricefarming.com/departments/feature/researchers-use-buried-drip-irrigation-to-winnow-out-drought-tolerant-genetics/

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