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  • Sagar Dandawate United States, CA, San Francisco

    Interests: Organic, Agribusiness

    Eamon Flood United States, California, San Francisco

    Interests: Corn, Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, Wheat, Specialty/Vegetable, Rice, Canola, Precision Ag, Organic, Marketing, Agribusiness

    Aziz Hasan Iraq, Dhi Qar, Bahr

    Interests: Organic, Agribusiness, Plant Pathology

    Susan Schlink United States, IL, Alsip

    Interests: Wheat, Grain Sorghum, Agribusiness

    Yuvaraj Jagadeesan India, Tamil Nadu, Chennai

    Interests: Cover Crops, Organic, Irrigation, Agribusiness

    Sandeep Reddy India, Andhra Pradesh, Nandyal

    Interests: Organic

  • Sagar Dandawate United States, CA, San Francisco

    Interests: Organic, Agribusiness

    Eamon Flood United States, California, San Francisco

    Interests: Corn, Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, Wheat, Specialty/Vegetable, Rice, Canola, Precision Ag, Organic, Marketing, Agribusiness

    Aziz Hasan Iraq, Dhi Qar, Bahr

    Interests: Organic, Agribusiness, Plant Pathology

    Susan Schlink United States, IL, Alsip

    Interests: Wheat, Grain Sorghum, Agribusiness

    Yuvaraj Jagadeesan India, Tamil Nadu, Chennai

    Interests: Cover Crops, Organic, Irrigation, Agribusiness

    Sandeep Reddy India, Andhra Pradesh, Nandyal

    Interests: Organic

  • Aussan Laboratories Inc

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    Aussan believes in finding natural solutions to crop health. We manufacturer a citrus bio-flavonoid foliar spray called CropBioLife that improves crop health.
    Interest: Corn, Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, Wheat, Specialty/Vegetable, Rice, Canola, Grain Sorghum, Organic, Agribusiness

  • chitosan oligosaccharide

    Application of Chitosan oligosaccharide in agriculture

    By Darren Chan

    Published 11 months ago

    Chitosan oligosaccharide is a low-molecular-weight product obtained by degradation of chitosan by lactate which has outstanding water-solubility and high biological activity, thus it can be easily absorbed and utilized by crops. Chitosan oligosaccharide is new green solution to control plant diseases,What’s advantages of Dora Chitosan oligosaccharide1... After applying Chitosan oligosaccharide,The bine is erect, brawny, much more ramose , division department expand... Induce plant resistanceAfter applying chitosan oligosaccharide,by activating a plant’s immune system,it can maximize plant’s resistance ability... com/product/chitosan-oligosaccharide/or https://www...

    Categories: Specialty/Vegetable

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    5 reasons to choose chitosan oligosaccharide in organic agriculture

    By Darren Chan

    Published 7 months ago

    In the application of agricultural production, chitosan oligosaccharides not only make crops grow better and robust, but also has obvious effects in stress resistance and pest resistance. Numerous studies have shown that chitosan oligosaccharides can induce broad-spectrum resistance, enhance the plant’s own defense ability, inhibit the growth of a variety of plant pathogenic microorganisms, and it is non-toxic and can be microbial degradation, and will not pollute the environment... Inducing the production of plant resistance proteinsChitosan oligosaccharides and their derivatives can induce plants to produce resistance proteins against pathogens. Many studies have shown that chitooligosaccharides induce plants to produce chitinase, chitosanase and l-3-glucanase. Chitinase, chitosanase and 1,3-glucanase induced by chitosan oligosaccharides also have synergistic effects with each other, so that the antibacterial effect is more obvious...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Irrigation, Organic

    Nuisance Lawsuits are Taking a Bite Out of Big Pork

    By Maria Dampman

    Published 1 years, 1 week ago

    A Little Background on the SubjectBecause we need farmers to produce the food we eat, in the past there have been protections for farmers against what are called nuisance lawsuits... These statutes, in most states are simple, broad guidelines, with the expressed purpose to discourage nuisance suits... However, if the farm sets up operation next door to a neighborhood that was already there, then there is a certain time limit where the residents may bring a case should a nuisance claim arise... CAFOs usually house hundreds or thousands of livestock within a confined area to be raised to a certain size, and then are shipped out for slaughter... When you have improperly managed large amounts of feces and urine that create a nuisance for those who live in close proximity, illness, disease and contamination of ground and water supplies are not only possible, but likely...

    Categories: Hogs

    Chitosan & mycorrhiza complement each other for soil healthy

    By Darren Chan

    Published 6 months ago

    Researchers are studying the effects of chitosan on mycorrhiza... It would be no harmful increase in the mycorrhiza, chitinase after observing the soil chitosan-treated. The increasing in lignification of plant cell walls after treatment with chitosan can defend the mycorrhizal fungi of arbuscular or ectodermal layers, because both of them were contacting the side roots of plants near the root crown, meanwhile the rhizomes are completed and form the root hairs... There are two patents created, a solution on adding chitosan into a fertilizer to enhance the plant, promote mycorrhiza. Chitosan is aimed to improving the soil living conditions against soil-borne pathogens...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Corn, Dairy

    Chitosan oligosaccharide

    Best guide for chitosan oligosaccharide in agriculture

    By Darren Chan

    Published 3 months ago

    Chitosan oligosaccharide is known as plant vaccines and they are the third type of vaccine after human and animal vaccines... Soil Treatment - control of nematodes, improve soil condition, promote root developmentA, Kill nematodesChitosan oligosaccharide induces crops to produce chitinase that can decomposes and absorbs the chitooligosaccharides in nematodes body and eggs’ shell and dissolve the shell, resulting in the death of nematodes and eggs. Chitosan oligosaccharides can be often used on crops in advance to induce chitinase’s production at high level for long time to prevent nematodes. B, Optimize the floraAfter chitosan oligosaccharide is applied into the soil, it can cultivate a large number of beneficial bacterias such as actinomycetes in a short period... C, Healthy rootsChitosan oligosaccharide can obviously help the roots’ growth and development...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Corn, Organic

    4 Steps to Building Soil Organic Matter in the South

    By Laura Barrera

    Published 1 years, 1 month ago

    As we learn more about what goes on in the world beneath our feet, increased attention has been placed on soil organic matter. And for good reason. While it only makes up a small percentage of most soils, the Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (SARE) says it’s the “very foundation for healthy and productive soils” — and the more organic matter there is, the better the results... In that same timeframe, one farmer in a sandy loam soil raised his average organic matter levels from 1... 5% without any manure, while another working in a loamy sand soil saw his levels increase from 1% to 1...

    Amending vs. Fertilizing

    By Accidental Agronomist

    Published 1 years, 2 months ago

    This past winter I spoke at the Pennsylvania Association of Sustainable Agriculture(PASA) and NOFA NJ 2018 Winter conferences. What an honor to be able to talk to so many enthusiastic like-minded people. In this article, which was initially published in Week 5 of the 52 Weeks of Agronomy Series, I talked about one of the things I presented on at those conferences. You can find it along with other articles at News | The Accidental Agronomist I spoke about the concept of amending vs... Some amendments include limes, aragonite, greensand, mulch, manures, composts, elemental sulfur, peat, coir, rice hulls, biochar, gypsum, Azomite, and cover crops...

    Ten Ways to Increase Your Farm's Profits in 2019

    By AgFuse Exclusive Content

    Published 11 months ago

    Part 1: Know Your True Cost of Production Why Your TCOP Matters How to Calculate Your TCOP Part 2: Take the Emotions Out of Your Marketing Plan Why You Need a Plan How to Create a Marketing Matrix How to Determine Your Marketable Inventory How to Use a Marketing Matrix Why You Need an Accountability Partner Part 3: Replace Dead Assets What Are Dead Assets? What Are Productive Assets? Part 4: Manage Your Cash Flow Conversion Cycle What a Cash Flow Conversion Cycle Is How to Speed Up Incoming Flows How to Postpone Outgoing Flows How to Minimize Paying Interest Part 5: Start Using Cover Crops . . ... Implementing these tips can save you hundreds or even thousands of dollars each year... However, if you bid out your inputs and ​continue to analyze such costs​, you’ll easily save thousands of dollars with only a minimal effort...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Marketing, Cover Crops

    Early Cover Crop Benefits: What Can You Expect in the First Year?

    By Laura Barrera

    Published 1 years, 3 months ago

    In 1995, Pennsylvania farmer Steve Groff was speaking at an event when he asked the audience the question: Do cover crops pay off?His thinking at the time was that he had been no-tilling since 1982, and maybe if he no-tilled long enough, he wouldn’t need them. Ray Weil, a soil ecologist with the University of Maryland, happened to hear his question and approached Groff about doing a cover crop study on his farm. It turned into a 12-year project, from 1995 to 2007. It was in 1999, four years into it, Groff got the answer to his question... “If you have 3-foot deep topsoil in Illinois, you’re not going to see a dramatic difference in the soil as you would in maybe another soil that’s on a hillside, or rocky, or sandier,” he says...

    Categories: Cover Crops

    Can You Use Legume Cover Crops in Your Peanut Rotation?

    By Laura Barrera

    Published 12 months 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. Research backs this up. Jason Sarver, Extension Peanut Specialist for Mississippi State University, shared some trial work published by Dr... “Because our soils are sandy soils, we don’t maintain nitrogen in our soils generally,” he explains... ”(To learn more about increasing soil organic matter in warm climates and sandy soils, check out the AgFuse article, “Four Steps to Building Soil Organic Matter in the South...

    Categories: Cover Crops, Peanuts

  • Posted By Barbara Horvatic
    2 years, 7 months ago

    Pix4D is hiring in San Francisco! Check out the positions here: https://goo.gl/mcjHFb
    Call for Projects: Climate & Clean Energy Projects in West Africa

    The following sectors have been identified and targeted for PFAN intervention in the area of Climate Change Adaptation:

    Agriculture (upstream and downstream, including agribusiness and processing)
    Ecosystem Services
    Forestry
    Urban Development
    Health
    Energy & Access to Energy
    Water
    Waste
    Microfinance/-Insurance
    Tourism
    Adaptation products and services

    Investment amount (ASK)
    For ALL Projects, the investment ask should lie between US$1 million and US$50 million. This may be disbursed in smaller tranches as requested.
    ONLY for Energy Access and Rural Electrification Projects (clean cook stoves, solar home systems, mini grids) an exception is made, and the investment ask can lie between US$500 thousand and US$50 million. This too may be disbursed in smaller tranches as requested.

    Application submission deadline: 18 August 2019

    Illustration Photo: Solar dryers based on African beds to dry coffee more efficiently and give a better cup quality are seen on the patios of San Francisco de Asís Coffee Processing Central in Cabañas municipality, La Paz, Honduras. (credits: Maren Barbee / Flickr Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0))

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    Call for Applications: USDA/NIFA - Community Food Projects Competitive Grant Program

    The primary goals of the CFPCGP are as follows:

    Designed to:
    Meet the food needs of low-income individuals through food distribution, community outreach to assist in participation in Federally assisted nutrition programs, or improving access to food as part of a comprehensive service;
    Increase the self-reliance of communities in providing for the food needs of the communities; and
    Promote comprehensive responses to local food access, farm, and nutrition issues; or
    Meet specific state, local or neighborhood food and agricultural needs including needs relating to:
    Equipment necessary for the efficient operation of a project;
    Planning for long-term solutions; or
    The creation of innovative marketing activities that mutually benefit agricultural producers and low-income consumers.

    Dateline for submission: 3 June 2019

    Illustration Photo: Walter Benítez, 19, worker of the San Francisco de Asís Coffee Processing Central in Cabañas municipality, La Paz, Honduras moves coffee in drying process on African beds inside a solar dryer. (credits: Maren Barbee / Flickr Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0))

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    Posted By Timber Production
    1 years, 2 weeks ago

    https://www.planetwatchers.com/new-geospatial-intelligence-monitoring-and-analytics-platform-delivers-superior-forestry-risk-and-operational-management/

    Posted By Rice Producers
    3 years, 3 weeks ago


    http://www.sfchronicle.com/recipes/article/Can-flooded-rice-fields-be-a-solution-in-8473915.php
    Web-Based System for the Remote Monitoring and Management of Precision Irrigation: A Case Study in an Arid Region of Argentina

    Authors: Flavio Capraro, Santiago Tosetti, Francisco Rossomando, Vicente Mut and Facundo Vita Serman

    Journal: Sensors 2018, 18(11), 3847

    Publisher: MDPI

    This article presents a description of the design, development, and implementation of web-based software and dedicated hardware which allows for the remote monitoring and control of a drip irrigation system. The hardware consists of in-field stations which are strategically distributed in the field and equipped with different sensors and communication devices; a weather station and drip irrigation system complete the setup. The web-based software makes it possible to remotely access and process the information gathered by all the stations and the irrigation controller. The proposed system was implemented in a young olive orchard, located in the province of San Juan, an arid region of Argentina. The system was installed and evaluated during the seasons 2014–2015 and 2015–2016. Four regulated irrigation strategies were proposed in the olive orchard to test its behavior. In this pilot experiment, the precision irrigation system was a useful tool for precisely managing the irrigation process, applying only the required amount of water (precise irrigation). Regulated deficit irrigation experiments, on the other hand, have demonstrated the sensitivity of olives to water restriction. The precision irrigation system made it possible to control soil moisture levels, avoiding water stress in the control treatment.

    Picture: General view of the system developed. The principal components are: in-field devices, the web server, remote clients, and the supervisor. (credits: Flavio Capraro, Santiago Tosetti, Francisco Rossomando, Vicente Mut and Facundo Vita Serman)

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    Posted By Ag Sustainability And Innovation
    1 years, 4 months ago

    3-D Characterization of Vineyards Using a Novel UAV Imagery-Based OBIA Procedure for Precision Viticulture Applications

    Authors: Ana I. de Castro, Francisco M. Jiménez-Brenes, Jorge Torres-Sánchez, José M. Peña, Irene Borra-Serrano and Francisca López-Granados

    Journal: Remote Sensing 2018, 10(4), 584; doi:10.3390/rs10040584

    Publisher: MDPI

    Precision viticulture has arisen in recent years as a new approach in grape production. It is based on assessing field spatial variability and implementing site-specific management strategies, which can require georeferenced information of the three dimensional (3D) grapevine canopy structure as one of the input data. The 3D structure of vineyard fields can be generated applying photogrammetric techniques to aerial images collected with Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), although processing the large amount of crop data embedded in 3D models is currently a bottleneck of this technology. To solve this limitation, a novel and robust object-based image analysis (OBIA) procedure based on Digital Surface Model (DSM) was developed for 3D grapevine characterization. The significance of this work relies on the developed OBIA algorithm which is fully automatic and self-adaptive to different crop-field conditions, classifying grapevines, and row gap (missing vine plants), and computing vine dimensions without any user intervention. The results obtained in three testing fields on two different dates showed high accuracy in the classification of grapevine area and row gaps, as well as minor errors in the estimates of grapevine height. In addition, this algorithm computed the position, projected area, and volume of every grapevine in the field, which increases the potential of this UAV- and OBIA-based technology as a tool for site-specific crop management applications.

    Photo: Image of the studied fields at different growth stages: (b) the UAV flying over Field B (credits: Ana I. de Castro, Francisco M. Jiménez-Brenes, Jorge Torres-Sánchez, José M. Peña, Irene Borra-Serrano and Francisca López-Granados)

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    Posted By Ag Sustainability And Innovation
    1 years, 5 months ago

    An Automatic Random Forest-OBIA Algorithm for Early Weed Mapping between and within Crop Rows Using UAV Imagery

    Authors: Ana I. de Castro, Jorge Torres-Sánchez, Jose M. Peña, Francisco M. Jiménez-Brenes, Ovidiu Csillik and Francisca López-Granados

    Journal: Remote Sensing 2018, 10(2), 285; doi:10.3390/rs10020285

    Publisher: MDPI

    Accurate and timely detection of weeds between and within crop rows in the early growth stage is considered one of the main challenges in site-specific weed management (SSWM). In this context, a robust and innovative automatic object-based image analysis (OBIA) algorithm was developed on Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) images to design early post-emergence prescription maps. This novel algorithm makes the major contribution. The OBIA algorithm combined Digital Surface Models (DSMs), orthomosaics and machine learning techniques (Random Forest, RF). OBIA-based plant heights were accurately estimated and used as a feature in the automatic sample selection by the RF classifier; this was the second research contribution. RF randomly selected a class balanced training set, obtained the optimum features values and classified the image, requiring no manual training, making this procedure time-efficient and more accurate, since it removes errors due to a subjective manual task. The ability to discriminate weeds was significantly affected by the imagery spatial resolution and weed density, making the use of higher spatial resolution images more suitable. Finally, prescription maps for in-season post-emergence SSWM were created based on the weed maps—the third research contribution—which could help farmers in decision-making to optimize crop management by rationalization of the herbicide application. The short time involved in the process (image capture and analysis) would allow timely weed control during critical periods, crucial for preventing yield loss.

    Photo: Detection of weeds between and within crop rows using UAV Imagery (credits: Ana I. de Castro, Jorge Torres-Sánchez, Jose M. Peña, Francisco M. Jiménez-Brenes, Ovidiu Csillik and Francisca López-Granados)

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    Posted By Amanda Allworth
    1 years, 2 months ago

    https://agfuse.com/article/million-dollar-dirt

    Posted By Fertility And Soils
    7 months ago

    https://agfuse.com/article/times-are-tough-but-don-039-t-cut-this-one-input