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

    By The Crossover

    Published Aug 16

    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

    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

    What’s the Crumb structure in soil?

    By Darren Chan

    Published Jul 4, 2018

    First of all,let us understand the soil structureThe soil is a porous system. It consists of solid,liquid and gas three-phase substances. The solid material in the soil includes both mineral and organic matter. The liquid part refers to the moisture of the soil,which is preserved and moved between the pores of the soil and is the most active part of the soil. The gas part refers to the air of the soil and it is filled with pores that are not occupied by moisture...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Irrigation, 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

    Why I left Cannabis for Hemp

    By Philip Northcutt

    Published Jul 27, 2018

    The BeginningI started in the cannabis industry just about 27 years ago. I really love cannabis! I started out as a guerrilla farmer, moved to indoor, then outdoor, then into greenhouses and then controlled greenhouses. I always liked growing in organic soil. That never changed. Just my preference, that’s all...

    Categories: Specialty

    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

    The Future of Fruit Farming: MD2 Pineapple

    By Jenny Hoo

    Published Sep 13

    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

    HEMP & CANNABIS

    By Christopher Keen

    Published Oct 20, 2018

    We just received a wonderful testimonial from a grower in California whose crop was infected with Russet Mites. He is using our new Aloe 420 product on his crop. This is what he had to say:To the Aloe420 Team:I took over a 400 outdoor plant grow that was totally stressed by russet mites and if it were not for applying Aloe420 I would have lost the grow. The plant was split in half from the mite infestation and after 5 weeks of Aloe420 treatment, the plant has grown back together!Aloe420 saved us, and we will use it in our protocol from seed to pre-flower in all future grows. Thank you, Aloe420, amazing product!Dear Marc and the Aloe 420 Team:Very simply put, myself and my team feel Aloe420 is short of a miracle product not only providing a safe shield for our grow but helping restore plants that we would have thrown out in grows past...

    Categories: Specialty

    A Farming Productivity Tool for the New Year

    By AgFuse Administrator

    Published Jan 9

    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. Although 2018 was a very challenging year for many of us, a new year ushers in new hope. Ideally, you had the chance to finish your harvest and now have a couple 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...

    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

  • Ag Sustainability And Innovation

    Public
    Call for proposals / Call for applications in Agriculture, Agritech, FoodTech, Livestock, Aquaculture.
    Interest: Corn, Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, Specialty/Vegetable, Rice, Canola, Grain Sorghum, Beef Cattle, Dairy, Poultry, Hogs, Precision Ag, Organic, Irrigation, Agribusiness

    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

    Moringaseed

    Public
    Moringa seed and leaves cures uncountable illnesses
    Interest: Corn, Soybeans, Rice, Beef Cattle, Poultry, Specialty, Timber Production, Marketing, Agribusiness

    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

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

    By The Crossover

    Published Aug 16

    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

    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

    What’s the Crumb structure in soil?

    By Darren Chan

    Published Jul 4, 2018

    First of all,let us understand the soil structureThe soil is a porous system. It consists of solid,liquid and gas three-phase substances. The solid material in the soil includes both mineral and organic matter. The liquid part refers to the moisture of the soil,which is preserved and moved between the pores of the soil and is the most active part of the soil. The gas part refers to the air of the soil and it is filled with pores that are not occupied by moisture...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Irrigation, 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

    Why I left Cannabis for Hemp

    By Philip Northcutt

    Published Jul 27, 2018

    The BeginningI started in the cannabis industry just about 27 years ago. I really love cannabis! I started out as a guerrilla farmer, moved to indoor, then outdoor, then into greenhouses and then controlled greenhouses. I always liked growing in organic soil. That never changed. Just my preference, that’s all...

    Categories: Specialty

    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

    The Future of Fruit Farming: MD2 Pineapple

    By Jenny Hoo

    Published Sep 13

    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

    HEMP & CANNABIS

    By Christopher Keen

    Published Oct 20, 2018

    We just received a wonderful testimonial from a grower in California whose crop was infected with Russet Mites. He is using our new Aloe 420 product on his crop. This is what he had to say:To the Aloe420 Team:I took over a 400 outdoor plant grow that was totally stressed by russet mites and if it were not for applying Aloe420 I would have lost the grow. The plant was split in half from the mite infestation and after 5 weeks of Aloe420 treatment, the plant has grown back together!Aloe420 saved us, and we will use it in our protocol from seed to pre-flower in all future grows. Thank you, Aloe420, amazing product!Dear Marc and the Aloe 420 Team:Very simply put, myself and my team feel Aloe420 is short of a miracle product not only providing a safe shield for our grow but helping restore plants that we would have thrown out in grows past...

    Categories: Specialty

    A Farming Productivity Tool for the New Year

    By AgFuse Administrator

    Published Jan 9

    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. Although 2018 was a very challenging year for many of us, a new year ushers in new hope. Ideally, you had the chance to finish your harvest and now have a couple 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...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Irrigation, Specialty/Vegetable

    What’s root knot nematode?

    By Darren Chan

    Published May 7

    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

  • Posted By Farmers Under Forty
    Nov 15

    https://agfuse.com/article/surviving-a-sick-day-as-a-small-farmer
    https://www.growingproduce.com/fruits/how-biocontrols-are-adopted-by-different-types-of-specialty-crop-growers/

    Posted By Technology
    Jul 18, 2018

    http://www.southeastfarmpress.com/equipment/high-tech-remote-flying-sprayer-upgrade

    Posted By Vegetable Production
    Dec 28, 2017

    http://www.growingproduce.com/citrus/6-stories-that-stirred-the-specialty-crop-pot-in-2017/

    Posted By Ag Policy
    Nov 11

    https://www.farmprogress.com/disaster/800-million-livestock-timber-specialty-crop-disasters

    Posted By Jerry Smith
    Oct 7

    http://vscnews.com/usda-invests-11m-research-support-specialty-crop-farmers/

    Posted By Gary Marsh
    Oct 1

    https://www.growingproduce.com/fruits/what-growers-need-to-know-about-the-u-s-japan-trade-agreement/

    Posted By Technology
    Sep 16

    https://www.growingproduce.com/fruits/how-drones-can-help-lift-biocontrol-in-specialty-crops/

    Posted By Technology
    Aug 22

    https://www.farmprogress.com/crops/tech-tool-focused-postharvest-management

    Posted By Vegetable Production
    Aug 13

    https://www.growingproduce.com/vegetables/how-specialty-crop-farmers-can-grow-with-drone-tech/