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  • 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. The farming industry was buzzing with new information on how to grow and market this miracle plant. Hemp farming was going to not only save the modern row crop farmer but also make him wealthy in the process... In the last few years, hemp was a government-regulated specialty crop...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Marketing, Specialty/Vegetable

    Dave Mace United States, KS, Wichita

    Job Title: Marketing Writer and Content Creator
    About: I am a communicator, connector and motivator. My industry specialty is food and agriculture, and my primary business mission is to help businesses and individuals achieve their visions.
    Interests: Corn, Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, Wheat, Specialty/Vegetable, Rice, Canola, Grain Sorghum, Beef Cattle, Dairy, Poultry, Hogs, Specialty, Cover Crops, Ag Issues in Washington, Precision Ag, Organic, Irrigation, Timber Production, Marketing, Agribusiness, Millet, Fish, Sustainability

    The Future of Fruit Farming: MD2 Pineapple

    By Jenny Hoo

    Published Sep 13, 2019

    Pineapple pineapple cultivation Of late, the talk of the town seems to be revolving around the planting of MD2 pineapple. The questions is, why is this MD2 pineapple so popular?Pineapple is known to contain highest amount of vitamin C among all various types of fruits. It also contains a fair amount of magnesium, calcium, potassium and iron and develops a bromelin, of which is a type of enzyme. First started back in 1961, a hybrid variety namely “73-114”, developed by Pineapple Research Institude (PRI) in Hawaii was found to be extraordinary and was taken to Costa Rica for its first trial industrial planting. The variety was later renamed MD2 to honour the wife of the then General Manager of the Maui Pineapple Company[1]...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Organic, Specialty/Vegetable

    Data sheet: Ginger cultivation "djindja"

    By Banda Nkani

    Published Dec 3, 2018

    Ginger, Zingiber officinale, is a herbaceous plant native to Asia. Ginger is cultivated for its dried rhizomes which are used as spices in many dishes because of its delicate aroma and its more or less hot flavor. Commonly called Djinja in Cameroon, it is eaten fresh, dried or powdered. Bakers and confectioners also use it for meat preservation. Here is a technical sheet for you to succeed in growing ginger in Cameroon and everywhere else...

    Categories: Specialty/Vegetable

    What’s root knot nematode?

    By Darren Chan

    Published May 7, 2019

    Root-knot nematodes are one of the three most economically damaging genera of plant-parasitic nematodes on horticultural and field crops. Root-knot nematodes are very small and they parasitic the roots of thousands of plant species, including monocotyledonous and dicotyledonous, herbaceous and woody plants. They dwell in the soil, attack the roots of the plant to extract water and nutrients. As a result, large galls or “knots” can form throughout the root systems of infected plants. They will bring a lot of damage to plants...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Irrigation, Specialty/Vegetable

    Application of Chitosan oligosaccharide in agriculture

    By Darren Chan

    Published Sep 29, 2018

    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. Increase seed germinationIt has the good effect on seed germination,after we applying on rye grass seed,its germination index increased 33. 5% and vitality index increased 59. 5%...

    Categories: Specialty/Vegetable

    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. The main component is the natural organic active material extracted from kelp. 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...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Specialty/Vegetable

    How to Source Farm Interns

    By Gregory Heilers

    Published May 12, 2018

    The Keenans were up to their elbows in infrastructure projects, animal husbandry, and a burgeoning farmstay business, and needed help in a bad way. Balancing a post and beam, lime plaster home construction project against caretaking goats and chickens, while juggling four human kids to boot, left the Keenans with little time for their personal lives. So, the family turned to the outside world for help. As a recent college grad excited about farming, I responded to their advertisement, and soon found my way to the delightful Keenan homestead. For eight hours a day (tea breaks aside - we were in The Wirral, afterall), I helped the Keenans build their future home, steward their livestock, and even watched their children...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Marketing, Specialty

    New Agriculture in Kedah: A Move Towards MD2 Pineapple

    By Jenny Hoo

    Published Sep 30, 2019

    Kedah is a state in northern Malaysia and is well known for its agriculture industry, especially in paddy planting. In Malaysia, according to 2016 statistics, about 700,000 hectare land is provided for paddy planting and average annual growth is projected at 0. 03 percent[1]. Compared to other south east Asian countries, Malaysia is positioned as the net rice importer and least rice production compared to Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam and the Philippines. Malaysia imported 33 percent of their rice from Thailand, Vietnam and Pakistan while producing 67 percent of them locally, primarily in Kedah, Northern Perak and Selangor...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Precision Ag, Specialty

    A Farming Productivity Tool for the New Year

    By AgFuse Administrator

    Updated Dec 26, 2019

    Farming is such a unique occupation because the intensity of our work oscillates with the seasons. For most farmers, winter marks a time for some rest and reflection--and a new year ushers in new hope. Ideally, you had the chance to finish your harvest and now have a couple of months of slower-paced work ahead before the next planting season is upon us. For the average person, New Year’s is the time of year for New Year’s resolutions. You know: that time of year where individuals identify their shortcomings and create an ambitious plan to turn themselves into the best they can be starting on January 1...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Irrigation, Specialty/Vegetable

  • Dave Mace United States, KS, Wichita

    Job Title: Marketing Writer and Content Creator
    About: I am a communicator, connector and motivator. My industry specialty is food and agriculture, and my primary business mission is to help businesses and individuals achieve their visions.
    Interests: Corn, Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, Wheat, Specialty/Vegetable, Rice, Canola, Grain Sorghum, Beef Cattle, Dairy, Poultry, Hogs, Specialty, Cover Crops, Ag Issues in Washington, Precision Ag, Organic, Irrigation, Timber Production, Marketing, Agribusiness, Millet, Fish, Sustainability

    AgFuse Administrator United States, SC, Blenheim

    Business Title: AgFuse LLC
    Job Title: Adminstrator
    About: AgFuse is a social media network created specifically to connect farmers and agriculture professionals throughout the world.
    Interests: Corn, Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, Wheat, Specialty/Vegetable, Rice, Canola, Grain Sorghum, Beef Cattle, Dairy, Poultry, Hogs, Specialty, Cover Crops, Ag Issues in Washington, Precision Ag, Organic, Irrigation, Timber Production, Marketing, Agribusiness

    Amol Patodekar India, Maharashtra, Osmanabad

    Business Title: Independent Farmer
    Interests: Agribusiness, Cover Crops, Irrigation, Marketing, Organic, Precision Ag, Timber Production, Specialty/Vegetable, Dairy, Hogs, Poultry, Specialty

    Sutham Chuaitang Thailand, Bangkok, Khlong Toei

    Business Title: VNU Exhibitions Asia Pacific Co., Ltd.
    Job Title: Project Coordinator
    Interests: Ag Issues in Washington, Agribusiness, Cover Crops, Irrigation, Marketing, Organic, Precision Ag, Timber Production, Canola, Corn, Cotton, Grain Sorghum, Peanuts, Rice, Soybeans, Specialty/Vegetable, Wheat

    AShley Miller United States, MO, Cape Girardeau

    Interests: Ag Issues in Washington, Agribusiness, Marketing, Wheat, Specialty

    James Massengill United States, NC, Fuquay-Varina

    Business Title: Quality Equipment
    Job Title: Precision Ag Consultant
    Interests: Corn, Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, Wheat, Specialty/Vegetable, Grain Sorghum, Hogs, Specialty, Cover Crops, Ag Issues in Washington, Precision Ag, Organic, Irrigation, Marketing, Agribusiness

    Michael Winslow United States, CA, Sacramento

    Interests: Cover Crops, Irrigation, Marketing, Organic, Specialty/Vegetable

    Rozanna Dabrera Thailand, Bangkok, Khlong Toei

    Business Title: VNU Exhibitions Asispacific Co.,Ltd
    Job Title: International Business Developer
    Interests: Agribusiness, Irrigation, Organic, Precision Ag, Timber Production, Corn, Peanuts, Rice, Soybeans, Specialty/Vegetable, Wheat

  • Microgreen Farming

    Public
    A group uniting microgreen farmers, fans and people associating themselves with the industry and the business.
    Interest: Marketing, Organic, Specialty

    Agriculture, AgriTech And FoodTech

    Public
    Connected Business enterprises, SMEs, Social Enterprises, Nonprofit Organizations and Start-ups to Funding, Grants and Business opportunities in Agriculture, Livestock, Agrifood, AgriTech and FoodTech
    Interest: Corn, Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, Specialty/Vegetable, Rice, Canola, Grain Sorghum, Beef Cattle, Dairy, Poultry, Hogs, Precision Ag, Organic, Irrigation, Agribusiness

    Pakistani Agriculturist

    Public
    Pakistani Agriculturist, A group for Pakistani farmers to share success stories and ask questions.
    Interest: Ag Issues in Washington, Agribusiness, Marketing, Organic, Precision Ag, Timber Production, Canola, Corn, Cotton, Grain Sorghum, Peanuts, Rice, Soybeans, Specialty/Vegetable, Wheat, Beef Cattle, Dairy, Hogs, Poultry, Specialty

    Nationwide Farm Insurance

    Public
    Our commitment to agriculture began in 1909, through decades of service we have earned our position as the #1 farm insurer in the country. Let our expertise help protect your future.
    Interest: Corn, Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, Wheat, Specialty/Vegetable, Rice, Canola, Grain Sorghum, Beef Cattle, Dairy, Poultry, Hogs, Specialty, Cover Crops, Ag Issues in Washington, Precision Ag, Organic, Irrigation, Timber Production, Agribusiness

    Vegetable And Flower Seed Production

    Public
    Discussions/Information for vegetable seed production. Includes regulatory information for the Pacific Northwest region
    Interest: Specialty/Vegetable

    Agribusiness Insurance Advisors

    Public
    We are an insurance agency dedicated to providing competitive insurance and risk transfer solutions that protect farms, families and agribusiness companies that we serve.
    Interest: Corn, Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, Wheat, Specialty/Vegetable, Grain Sorghum, Beef Cattle, Dairy, Poultry, Marketing, Agribusiness, Ag Issues in Washington, Cover Crops, Irrigation, Organic, Precision Ag, Timber Production, Canola, Rice, Hogs

    Grain Dryer

    Public
    Grain Dryer & Grain Drying Technology
    Interest: Corn, Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, Wheat, Specialty/Vegetable, Rice, Canola, Grain Sorghum, Poultry, Cover Crops, Marketing, Agribusiness

    Biological Control

    Public
    A group to share and discuss all topics related to biological pest control. Ask questions, share experiences and more!
    Interest: Cotton, Peanuts, Specialty/Vegetable

    Farmpally Free Agropreneur Promotions

    Public
    At Farmpally.com, we're helping farmers to keep documents of their farm activities, showcasing them and helping them to market their produce and seedlings to other farmers. This comes at NO COSTS
    Interest: Corn, Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, Wheat, Specialty/Vegetable, Rice, Canola, Grain Sorghum, Beef Cattle, Dairy, Poultry, Hogs, Specialty, Cover Crops, Ag Issues in Washington, Precision Ag, Organic, Irrigation, Timber Production, Marketing, Agribusiness

    Social Media & Agriculture

    Public
    A place to share ideas, testimonials, and stories about bridging the gap between farmers and the end consumer. If you are passionate about telling your story, join now.
    Interest: Corn, Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, Wheat, Specialty/Vegetable, Rice, Canola, Grain Sorghum, Beef Cattle, Dairy, Poultry, Hogs, Specialty, Cover Crops, Ag Issues in Washington, Precision Ag, Organic, Irrigation, Marketing, Agribusiness

  • 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. The farming industry was buzzing with new information on how to grow and market this miracle plant. Hemp farming was going to not only save the modern row crop farmer but also make him wealthy in the process... In the last few years, hemp was a government-regulated specialty crop...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Marketing, Specialty/Vegetable

    The Future of Fruit Farming: MD2 Pineapple

    By Jenny Hoo

    Published Sep 13, 2019

    Pineapple pineapple cultivation Of late, the talk of the town seems to be revolving around the planting of MD2 pineapple. The questions is, why is this MD2 pineapple so popular?Pineapple is known to contain highest amount of vitamin C among all various types of fruits. It also contains a fair amount of magnesium, calcium, potassium and iron and develops a bromelin, of which is a type of enzyme. First started back in 1961, a hybrid variety namely “73-114”, developed by Pineapple Research Institude (PRI) in Hawaii was found to be extraordinary and was taken to Costa Rica for its first trial industrial planting. The variety was later renamed MD2 to honour the wife of the then General Manager of the Maui Pineapple Company[1]...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Organic, Specialty/Vegetable

    Data sheet: Ginger cultivation "djindja"

    By Banda Nkani

    Published Dec 3, 2018

    Ginger, Zingiber officinale, is a herbaceous plant native to Asia. Ginger is cultivated for its dried rhizomes which are used as spices in many dishes because of its delicate aroma and its more or less hot flavor. Commonly called Djinja in Cameroon, it is eaten fresh, dried or powdered. Bakers and confectioners also use it for meat preservation. Here is a technical sheet for you to succeed in growing ginger in Cameroon and everywhere else...

    Categories: Specialty/Vegetable

    What’s root knot nematode?

    By Darren Chan

    Published May 7, 2019

    Root-knot nematodes are one of the three most economically damaging genera of plant-parasitic nematodes on horticultural and field crops. Root-knot nematodes are very small and they parasitic the roots of thousands of plant species, including monocotyledonous and dicotyledonous, herbaceous and woody plants. They dwell in the soil, attack the roots of the plant to extract water and nutrients. As a result, large galls or “knots” can form throughout the root systems of infected plants. They will bring a lot of damage to plants...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Irrigation, Specialty/Vegetable

    Application of Chitosan oligosaccharide in agriculture

    By Darren Chan

    Published Sep 29, 2018

    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. Increase seed germinationIt has the good effect on seed germination,after we applying on rye grass seed,its germination index increased 33. 5% and vitality index increased 59. 5%...

    Categories: Specialty/Vegetable

    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. The main component is the natural organic active material extracted from kelp. 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...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Specialty/Vegetable

    How to Source Farm Interns

    By Gregory Heilers

    Published May 12, 2018

    The Keenans were up to their elbows in infrastructure projects, animal husbandry, and a burgeoning farmstay business, and needed help in a bad way. Balancing a post and beam, lime plaster home construction project against caretaking goats and chickens, while juggling four human kids to boot, left the Keenans with little time for their personal lives. So, the family turned to the outside world for help. As a recent college grad excited about farming, I responded to their advertisement, and soon found my way to the delightful Keenan homestead. For eight hours a day (tea breaks aside - we were in The Wirral, afterall), I helped the Keenans build their future home, steward their livestock, and even watched their children...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Marketing, Specialty

    New Agriculture in Kedah: A Move Towards MD2 Pineapple

    By Jenny Hoo

    Published Sep 30, 2019

    Kedah is a state in northern Malaysia and is well known for its agriculture industry, especially in paddy planting. In Malaysia, according to 2016 statistics, about 700,000 hectare land is provided for paddy planting and average annual growth is projected at 0. 03 percent[1]. Compared to other south east Asian countries, Malaysia is positioned as the net rice importer and least rice production compared to Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam and the Philippines. Malaysia imported 33 percent of their rice from Thailand, Vietnam and Pakistan while producing 67 percent of them locally, primarily in Kedah, Northern Perak and Selangor...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Precision Ag, Specialty

    A Farming Productivity Tool for the New Year

    By AgFuse Administrator

    Updated Dec 26, 2019

    Farming is such a unique occupation because the intensity of our work oscillates with the seasons. For most farmers, winter marks a time for some rest and reflection--and a new year ushers in new hope. Ideally, you had the chance to finish your harvest and now have a couple of months of slower-paced work ahead before the next planting season is upon us. For the average person, New Year’s is the time of year for New Year’s resolutions. You know: that time of year where individuals identify their shortcomings and create an ambitious plan to turn themselves into the best they can be starting on January 1...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Irrigation, Specialty/Vegetable

    The Benefits of Farm Flight Stand Counts

    By Sam Baker

    Published Feb 21

    Agriculture is one of the most competitive markets in the world, and in competitive markets every decision matters. Every season, farmers are faced with choices that can make or break their harvest, and oftentimes there is not much data available to help in the decision making process. Farm Flight’s goal is to help farmers mitigate risk when making these crucial decisions with the use of machine learning and drone technology. This technology is now making information that was never accessible, available to everyone. One of the many services that Farm Flight can offer to farmers are stand counts...

    Categories: Organic, Precision Ag, Specialty

  • Posted By Vegetable Production
    May 20

    https://www.farmprogress.com/usda/specialty-crop-growers-get-21-billion-direct-payments
    https://www.canr.msu.edu/news/specialty-crop-irrigation-a-video-alternative-to-educational-meetings

    Posted By Ag Policy
    Apr 7

    https://www.dtnpf.com/agriculture/web/ag/blogs/ag-policy-blog/blog-post/2020/04/07/usda-aid-prepped-livestock-dairy

    Posted By Zubair Ahmad
    Mar 18

    Combined influence of soil moisture and atmospheric evaporative demand is important for accurately predicting US maize yields

    https://www.nature.com/articles/s43016-020-0028-7

    https://www.canr.msu.edu/news/watch-the-timing-for-post-harvest-weed-control-in-asparagus

    Posted By Vegetable Production
    Jun 29

    https://www.canr.msu.edu/news/aphid-management-in-vegetable-crops

    Posted By Melissa Rouse
    Jun 26

    Food System 6 is excited to announce our new #CircularEconomyStartup Program sponsored by Huhtamaki, aimed at supporting the most innovative circular economy startups worldwide.

    If you or your company are pushing for sustainable and regenerative solutions to our food system crisis, we want to hear from you.

    Applications are open – apply by August 15

    https://www.foodsystem6.org/circular_economy.html

    Posted By Ag Marketing
    Jun 26

    https://extension.psu.edu/fruit-and-vegetable-marketing-for-small-scale-and-part-time-growers

    Posted By Vegetable Production
    Jun 26

    https://www.canr.msu.edu/news/aster-leafhoppers-to-spray-or-not-to-spray

    Posted By Vegetable Production
    Jun 19

    https://www.no-tillfarmer.com/media/videos/play/741