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  • Theresa Cira United States, MN, Saint Paul

    Job Title: Other Ag Professional, Research Scientist
    Interests: Corn, Organic Row Crops, Soybeans, Wheat, Crop Protection, Crop Scouting, Sustainable Agriculture, Ag Policy, Hemp, Orchard Crops, Organic Specialty Crops, Vegetables

    Brian Bohman United States, MN, Saint Paul

    Business Title: University Of Minnesota
    Interests: Agribusiness, Irrigation, Precision Agriculture, Corn, Cotton, Rice, Vegetables, Wheat

    Paul Lorde Barbados, Saint Michael, Bridgetown

    Business Title: Eastern Star Financial Corporation
    Job Title: Farmer
    Interests: Canola, Corn, Soybeans

    Paul Butenhoff United States, MN, Moorhead

    Business Title: Butenhoff Land Management
    Job Title: Landowner, Ag Investor, Other Ag Professional, Farmland Manager
    Interests: Wheat, Corn, Soybeans, Canola, Sorghum, Crop Protection, Crop Scouting, Fertility, Irrigation, Soil Health, Sustainable Agriculture, News, Organic Row Crops, Beef, Dairy, Ag Policy, Agribusiness, Farm Management, Farmland and Real Estate, Operating a Farm, Conservation Easements, Conservation Plans, Cover Crops, NRCS

    Pauline Flack Belgium, Brussels Capital, Brussels

    Business Title: Self
    Interests: Cover Crops, Ag Policy, Precision Agriculture, Organic Row Crops, Irrigation, Timber, Marketing, Agribusiness

    Paul Gruninger Canada, Alberta, Bow Island

    Business Title: Westhavenfarmsltd
    Interests: Wheat, Canola, Sorghum, Beef, Cover Crops, Precision Agriculture, Organic Row Crops, Irrigation

    Paul Krienke United States, MN, Lester Prairie

    Interests: Corn, Soybeans, Beef, Dairy, Organic Row Crops, Marketing

    Paul Butenhoff United States, MN, Moorhead

    Business Title: Pifer's Land Managment
    Interests: Ag Policy, Agribusiness, Cover Crops, Marketing, Precision Agriculture, Canola, Corn, Soybeans, Vegetables, Wheat, Beef, Dairy, Swine, Poultry

  • Theresa Cira United States, MN, Saint Paul

    Job Title: Other Ag Professional, Research Scientist
    Interests: Corn, Organic Row Crops, Soybeans, Wheat, Crop Protection, Crop Scouting, Sustainable Agriculture, Ag Policy, Hemp, Orchard Crops, Organic Specialty Crops, Vegetables

    Brian Bohman United States, MN, Saint Paul

    Business Title: University Of Minnesota
    Interests: Agribusiness, Irrigation, Precision Agriculture, Corn, Cotton, Rice, Vegetables, Wheat

    Paul Lorde Barbados, Saint Michael, Bridgetown

    Business Title: Eastern Star Financial Corporation
    Job Title: Farmer
    Interests: Canola, Corn, Soybeans

    Paul Butenhoff United States, MN, Moorhead

    Business Title: Butenhoff Land Management
    Job Title: Landowner, Ag Investor, Other Ag Professional, Farmland Manager
    Interests: Wheat, Corn, Soybeans, Canola, Sorghum, Crop Protection, Crop Scouting, Fertility, Irrigation, Soil Health, Sustainable Agriculture, News, Organic Row Crops, Beef, Dairy, Ag Policy, Agribusiness, Farm Management, Farmland and Real Estate, Operating a Farm, Conservation Easements, Conservation Plans, Cover Crops, NRCS

    Pauline Flack Belgium, Brussels Capital, Brussels

    Business Title: Self
    Interests: Cover Crops, Ag Policy, Precision Agriculture, Organic Row Crops, Irrigation, Timber, Marketing, Agribusiness

    Paul Gruninger Canada, Alberta, Bow Island

    Business Title: Westhavenfarmsltd
    Interests: Wheat, Canola, Sorghum, Beef, Cover Crops, Precision Agriculture, Organic Row Crops, Irrigation

    Paul Krienke United States, MN, Lester Prairie

    Interests: Corn, Soybeans, Beef, Dairy, Organic Row Crops, Marketing

    Paul Butenhoff United States, MN, Moorhead

    Business Title: Pifer's Land Managment
    Interests: Ag Policy, Agribusiness, Cover Crops, Marketing, Precision Agriculture, Canola, Corn, Soybeans, Vegetables, Wheat, Beef, Dairy, Swine, Poultry

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  • Nutrient Stratification Not a Problem in No-Till

    By Laura Barrera

    Published Aug 13, 2018 

    A common concern growers may have when they move to a no-till system is nutrient stratification. Without tillage to mix fertilizer into the soil, no-tillers may wonder whether the nutrients applied to the soil surface are reaching the crop roots. According to University of Nebraska Extension engineer Paul Jasa and Ray Ward, plant scientist and founder of Ward Laboratories in Kearney, Neb... Table from Paul Jasa, University of Nebraska Extension“If phosphorus stratification were a problem, putting it deeper should’ve given you a bigger yield,” he explains... Table from Paul Jasa, University of Nebraska Extension“That’s because the residue was not disturbed and the fertilizer was right there, so it ran down into the soil and the roots picked it up,” he says...

    Categories: Corn, Cover Crops

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    Root Exudates 101: What They Do and Why They Matter

    By Laura Barrera

    Published Mar 23, 2020 

    When you picture what’s happening below ground in your fields, you probably imagine a web of roots branching out to provide your crops support, nutrients and water. But root growth isn’t the only thing happening beneath the surface. Roots are also secreting chemical compounds, known as root exudates, which play an important role in both crop production and soil health. Released primarily from the root hairs and cells immediately behind the penetrating root tip, says an Agronomy for Sustainable Development article, root exudates attract and sustain a variety of microorganisms, like arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi and nitrogen-cycling bacteria, in the rhizosphere, which is the zone of soil directly surrounding the roots. When explaining exudates, Paul Hallett uses a quote from the English agriculturist Jethro Tull’s book, Horse-Hoeing Husbandry: “Roots are but guts inverted…that spew out what is superfluous...

    Categories: Cover Crops

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    How Feasible is Organic Corn?

    By Vijayalaxmi Kinhal

    Published Aug 14, 2020 

    Organic corn is both economically viable and technically feasible. Even though organic corn yield is 32% lesser, the prices are double that of conventional corn, guaranteeing attractive returns on investment (ROI) to growers. Moreover, there is growing technical information available to advise organic corn production. Growing Demand for Organic CornThe demand for organic corn is expected to grow globally at a CAGR of 1. 9% and amount to 1170 million USD by 2026...

    Categories: Corn, Organic Row Crops

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    How Brazilian Big Agriculture is Destroying the Brazilian Amazon

    By Maria Dampman

    Published Apr 4, 2018 

    The rampant deforestation of the Amazon began in the 1970s when the government of Brazil determined they needed to build over 9,000 miles of roads help integrate the rainforest with the populated bordering areas. As the deeper parts of the rainforest became accessible, development of these lands became possible, and once begun, continued at an alarming rate. Farmers, loggers and cattle ranchers cleared forest to create grazing land as well as to grow highly profitable crops like soy. In the beginning, no one was aware of the disastrous environmental consequences of destroying the forest often described as “the lungs of the Earth... Paulo Artaxo, a climatologist at the Brazilian Academy of Sciences, said in an interview with New Scientist that there have been extensive cuts in Brazil’s Ministry of Environment budget and in science research budgets...

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    Pencil Out Fungicide Profitability

    By Amanda Allworth

    Published Jun 20, 2018 

    Will it pay to apply a fungicide? That’s the million-dollar question for farmers looking to boost production on a limited budget. The honest answer is, it depends. At a time when every input dollar matters, here are some tips to help maximize your profitability on fungicide applications. Your RiskEach year brings different environmental conditions, which is why most fungicide sales are made in-season... Paul, L...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Corn

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    How to Cultivate Cotton Organically

    By Vijayalaxmi Kinhal

    Updated Oct 24, 2020 

    Though most of the organic cotton in the world comes from Asia, Texas in the USA is also a major producer. Although specific growing methods may vary based on region and farm size, there are general principles that can be applied throughout the world when it comes to growing organic cottonEconomicsThere are many reasons to grow cotton organically. The market share of organic cotton has grown from 1% in 2008 to 21% in 2018. Half of this is grown in India, with China (17%), Kyrgyzstan (7%), and Turkey (7%) being the next major producers. It takes three years for farmers to convert to organic farming, as this is the time required for soil to become free of chemical fertilizers and pesticides...

    Categories: Cotton, Organic Specialty Crops, Sustainable Agriculture

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    Driftless Region Beef Conference

    By Beth Reynolds

    Published Dec 11, 2020 

    Hey beef producers, if you want a convenient educational program, the Driftless Region Beef Conference is going virtual for 2021! There will be some great speakers hitting on hot topics for the beef industry, with a focus for those in the Iowa, Minnesota, Illinois, and Wisconsin areas. Speakers include Dr. Frank Mitloehner, UC-Davis, speaking on Green House Gas, Sustainability and Beef Cattle Production; and Dr. Kevin Bernhardt, UW Madison Division of Extension, who will discuss Building Farm Resiliency for Surviving Volatile Times; and Shawn Darcy, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, addressing What Consumers Say They Need and Want; and Dr. Paul Plummer, Iowa State University, discussing Antibiotic Resistance in the Beef Industry; and Dr...

    Categories: Beef

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    Posted By Beginning Farmers
    Jul 13, 2020 

    https://www.no-tillfarmer.com/articles/9801-podcast-taking-a-systems-approach-to-no-till-with-paul-jasa

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    MAN Impact Accelerator for Social Business Startups in the field of Mobility, Transport and Logistics

    The MAN Impact Accelerator brings social entrepreneurs from Europe, Brazil, and Africa together to tackle social and environmental challenges through innovative solutions in the transport and logistics space. Join us on a journey from Munich to São Paulo via Lisbon and Johannesburg to Munich.

    Application Deadline: October 1st, 2020

    Illustration Photo: Grain Discovery in partnership with the Canadian Seed Growers’ Association (CSGA) have leapt into the future of farm-to-table traceability with a pilot that used blockchain to follow locally produced Certified soybean seed through production and processing, ending with freshly packed tofu hitting grocery store shelves. (source: Press Release from Canadian Seed Growers’ Association). (Image by ????? ?????????? from Pixabay)

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    The Applications of Remote Sensing in Plant Health

    Authors: D'onghia Anna Maria, Brown Paul, Riccioni Luca, Vaglio Laurin Gaia, Beck Pieter S.A., Santoro Franco

    Publisher: Zenodo

    Remote sensing is the science of gathering data on an object/area without making physical contact. Aircraft, satellite and drone-based cameras and sensors are used to measure reflected and/or emitted electromagnetic radiation. This information, often captured as images, can then be analysed to extract additional, valuable data which can be mirrored in a GIS environment for spatial mapping. In the last decade great progress has been achieved in the use of remote sensing for the detection and mapping of several pests and relative host species at territorial basis. However, much research on this subject is still ongoing, but few applications have been made in plant health programmes due to some gaps that need to be identified and addressed.

    The project aimed to bring together experts from research organisations and companies to share knowledge on remote sensing applications in the plant health sector. The partners were interested in:

    State of the art, research needs and gaps on remote sensing methodologies in plant health, including the use of GIS and IT tools.
    Advancements of research for the qualitative and quantitative identification of host plant species by remote sensing over larger areas.
    Advancements of research on remote sensing applications for the identification of specific pests over larger areas.

    Illustration Photo: Multiple-Rotor Remote Sensing Aerial Copter (credits: University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture photo by Mary Hightower / Flickr Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC 2.0))

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    Posted By Kosona Chriv
    Oct 31, 2018 

    Management of Plant Growth Regulators in Cotton Using Active Crop Canopy Sensors

    Authors: Rodrigo Gonçalves Trevisan, Natanael Santana Vilanova Júnior, Mateus Tonini Eitelwein and José Paulo Molin

    Journal: Agriculture 2018, 8(7), 101

    Publisher: MDPI

    Factors affecting cotton development present spatial and temporal variability. Plant growth regulators (PGR) are used to control vegetative growth, promote higher yields, better fiber quality, and facilitate mechanical harvest. The optimal rate of PGR application depends on crop height, biomass, and growth rate. Thus, the objective of this study was to evaluate optical and ultrasonic crop canopy sensors to detect the crop spatial variability in cotton fields, and to develop strategies for using this information to perform variable rate application (VRA) of PGR in cotton. Field trials were conducted in Midwest Brazil during the 2013/2014 and 2014/2015 crop seasons. Two optical and two ultrasonic active crop canopy sensors were evaluated as tools to detect crop variability. On-farm trials were used to develop and validate algorithms for VRA based on within-field variations in crop response to PGR applications. The overall performance of the sensors to predict crop height and the accumulation of biomass in cotton was satisfactory. Short distance variability was predominant in some fields, reducing the performance of the sensors while making current technology for variable rate application of PGR inadequate. In areas with large scale variability, the VRA led to 17% savings in PGR products and no significant effect on yield was observed. Ultrasonic sensors present can be a low-cost alternative to implement variable rate application of PGR in real time.

    Photo: Variable rate application of plant growth regulator in narrow-row cotton using an electronic flow controller. (credits: Rodrigo Gonçalves Trevisan, Natanael Santana Vilanova Júnior, Mateus Tonini Eitelwein and José Paulo Molin)

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    Diversification, Yield and a New Agricultural Revolution: Problems and Prospects

    Authors: Lauren C. Ponisio and Paul R. Ehrlich

    Journal Title: Sustainability

    Publisher: MDPI AG

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    The sustainability of society hinges on the future of agriculture. Though alternatives to unsustainable, high-input industrial agriculture are available, agricultural systems have been slow to transition to them. Much of the resistance to adopting alternative techniques stems from the perceived costs of alternative agriculture, mainly in terms of yields. The general assumption is that agriculture that is less harmful to people and wildlife directly will be indirectly more harmful because of yield losses that lead to food shortages in the short-term and agricultural extensification in the long-term. Though the yield gap between industrial and alternative forms of agriculture is often discussed, does industrial agriculture actually produce the highest yields? In addition, to what aspects of the food system is yield relevant? We review the evidence for differences in crop yields between industrial and alternative systems and then evaluate the contribution of yields in determining whether people are fed, the land in production, and practices farmers will adopt. In both organic and conservation agriculture, different combinations of crops, climate and diversification practices outperformed industrial agriculture, and thus we find little evidence that high input systems always outperform alternative forms of agriculture. Yield, however, is largely irrelevant to determining whether people are fed or the amount of land in production. A focus on increasing yields alone to feed the world or protect biodiversity will achieve neither goal. To promote sustainable agriculture, we must move past focusing on these oversimplified relationships to disentangling the complex social and ecological factors, and determine how to provide adequate nutrition for people while protecting biodiversity.

    Illustration Photo: soybean field (Public Domain from Pixabay.com)

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    Posted By Cover Crops
    Mar 28, 2017 

    "Some farmers may curse heavy clay soils, but the Toussaint family is finding a way to manage these tough soils using roots instead of iron. Cereal rye as a cover crop and a much wider crop rotation have allowed the Wahpeton, North Dakota, farmers to biologically improve the soil in just two years."
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    Posted By Kosona Chriv
    Nov 7, 2016 

    Diversification, Yield and a New Agricultural Revolution: Problems and Prospects

    Authors: Lauren C. Ponisio and Paul R. Ehrlich

    Journal Title: Sustainability

    Publisher: MDPI AG

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    The sustainability of society hinges on the future of agriculture. Though alternatives to unsustainable, high-input industrial agriculture are available, agricultural systems have been slow to transition to them. Much of the resistance to adopting alternative techniques stems from the perceived costs of alternative agriculture, mainly in terms of yields. The general assumption is that agriculture that is less harmful to people and wildlife directly will be indirectly more harmful because of yield losses that lead to food shortages in the short-term and agricultural extensification in the long-term. Though the yield gap between industrial and alternative forms of agriculture is often discussed, does industrial agriculture actually produce the highest yields? In addition, to what aspects of the food system is yield relevant? We review the evidence for differences in crop yields between industrial and alternative systems and then evaluate the contribution of yields in determining whether people are fed, the land in production, and practices farmers will adopt. In both organic and conservation agriculture, different combinations of crops, climate and diversification practices outperformed industrial agriculture, and thus we find little evidence that high input systems always outperform alternative forms of agriculture. Yield, however, is largely irrelevant to determining whether people are fed or the amount of land in production. A focus on increasing yields alone to feed the world or protect biodiversity will achieve neither goal. To promote sustainable agriculture, we must move past focusing on these oversimplified relationships to disentangling the complex social and ecological factors, and determine how to provide adequate nutrition for people while protecting biodiversity.

    Illustration Photo: soybean field (Public Domain from Pixabay.com)
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    Posted By Irrigation
    Aug 3, 2016 


    http://www.agweb.com/article/paul-ferraro-when-conservation-efforts-end-up-using-more-water-blmg/

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    Posted By Kosona Chriv
    Aug 15, 2016 

    Agroforestry: A second soil fertility paradigm? A case of soil fertility management in Western Kenya

    Authors: Nelson Mango and Paul Hebinck

    Publisher: Mango & Hebinck, Cogent Social Sciences

    © 2016 Nelson Mango and Paul Hebinck. This open access article is distributed under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) 4.0 license.

    This paper explores the claim whether agro-forestry is a second soil fertility paradigm. The answer to this question, however, is not unequivocal. Farmers in Western Kenya generally do not apply fertiliser and rather rely on many soil fertility replenishment (SFR) strategies. Scientists recognised that lowering the costs of restoring fertility is vital to the future of agriculture in the region and beyond. Agroforestry emerged as an alternative strategy to replenish soil fertility and has been introduced through various programmes and institutions in Western Kenya since the early 1990s. Detailed field and case studies show that people are indeed convinced that agro-forestry helps them to replenish soil fertility and that over the years yields indeed have increased. The paper also traces the emergence of localised practices (niches) of soil fertility management. These niches stand for local ways of reproducing soil fertility. These practices coexist with improved fallows, and mutually transform each other through various kinds of interactions at field and village level as well as with technology institutions. Together they reflect the diversified soil fertility options that resonate well with the multiple nature of nutrient and other soil constraints. Low-cost technologies for supplying nutrients to crops are needed on a scale wide enough to improve the livelihood of farmers. The aim of the paper is to show whether and how externally induced improved fallow innovations resonate with farmer-produced niches in the domain of SFR in Luoland. The paper contributes in this way to a more appropriate understanding of socio-technical innovations.
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