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

    By The Crossover

    Published 6 days ago

    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

    Jeff Schwarz United States, TX, Greenville

    Business Title: 380 Ranch
    Job Title: Manager
    About: Married, 5 children, 12 grandchildren. Current: Equine Ranch Manager. horse boarding and related activities. Also I am a Real Estate and Business Financing Agent. Former manufacturer, distributor, consultant agricultural specialty products for crop and livestock production. Customer and Agent for Limbic Arc.
    Interests: Beef Cattle, Specialty, Cover Crops, Organic, Agribusiness, Grasses Heys, Horses

    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 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. 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 1 years, 2 months ago

    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

    How to Source Farm Interns

    By Gregory Heilers

    Published 1 years, 4 months ago

    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

    Why magnesium is important for grape?

    By Darren Chan

    Published 1 years, 2 months ago

    Magnesium’s effect is essential for grape,it can be called “a large number of elements” for grapes,and the demand is simliar to phosphorus. Even the magnesium content of grape leaves is higher than that of phosphorus. It is directly involved in physiological and biochemical processes such as photosynthesis and enzyme activation of grapes,and is one of the mineral elements necessary for normal growth and development of grapes and improvement of fruit quality. Chlorophyll synthesis and photosynthesisMagnesium accounts for 2. 7% of the molecular weight of chlorophyll...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Cover Crops, Specialty/Vegetable

    A Farming Productivity Tool for the New Year

    By AgFuse Administrator

    Published 8 months ago

    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

    Why I left Cannabis for Hemp

    By Philip Northcutt

    Published 1 years, 1 month ago

    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

    HEMP & CANNABIS

    By Christopher Keen

    Published 10 months ago

    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

  • Jeff Schwarz United States, TX, Greenville

    Business Title: 380 Ranch
    Job Title: Manager
    About: Married, 5 children, 12 grandchildren. Current: Equine Ranch Manager. horse boarding and related activities. Also I am a Real Estate and Business Financing Agent. Former manufacturer, distributor, consultant agricultural specialty products for crop and livestock production. Customer and Agent for Limbic Arc.
    Interests: Beef Cattle, Specialty, Cover Crops, Organic, Agribusiness, Grasses Heys, Horses

    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

    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

    Laura Barrera United States, SC, Spartanburg

    Job Title: Freelance Agriculture Writer
    Interests: Corn, Soybeans, Wheat, Specialty/Vegetable, Canola, Grain Sorghum, Cover Crops, Ag Issues in Washington, Precision Ag, Organic, Agribusiness, Soil Health

  • 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

    Agribusiness Insurance Advisers

    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

    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

    The Crossover

    Public
    The Crossover is a group that applies mental models from other fields and interests back into the world of agriculture.
    Interest: Corn, Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, Wheat, Specialty/Vegetable, Beef Cattle, Dairy, Poultry, Hogs, Cover Crops, Ag Issues in Washington, Precision Ag, Irrigation, Marketing, Agribusiness

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

    By The Crossover

    Published 6 days ago

    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 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. 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 1 years, 2 months ago

    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

    How to Source Farm Interns

    By Gregory Heilers

    Published 1 years, 4 months ago

    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

    Why magnesium is important for grape?

    By Darren Chan

    Published 1 years, 2 months ago

    Magnesium’s effect is essential for grape,it can be called “a large number of elements” for grapes,and the demand is simliar to phosphorus. Even the magnesium content of grape leaves is higher than that of phosphorus. It is directly involved in physiological and biochemical processes such as photosynthesis and enzyme activation of grapes,and is one of the mineral elements necessary for normal growth and development of grapes and improvement of fruit quality. Chlorophyll synthesis and photosynthesisMagnesium accounts for 2. 7% of the molecular weight of chlorophyll...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Cover Crops, Specialty/Vegetable

    A Farming Productivity Tool for the New Year

    By AgFuse Administrator

    Published 8 months ago

    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

    Why I left Cannabis for Hemp

    By Philip Northcutt

    Published 1 years, 1 month ago

    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

    HEMP & CANNABIS

    By Christopher Keen

    Published 10 months ago

    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

    Secrets you don't know about seaweed fertilizer

    By Darren Chan

    Published 2 months ago

    Seaweed fertilizer is a biological fertilizer produced by scientific processing of marine plant seaweed as the main raw material. The main component is the natural biological active material extracted from seaweed. Most seaweed can grow to lengths of over 50 meters. Trace elements found in organic seaweed fertilizers include magnesium, potassium, zinc, iron and nitrogen—all of which are beneficial to plants. Mechanism of seaweed fertilizerSeaweed fertilizer has a comprehensive regulation effect on the “crop-soil-fertilizer” system, which is to increase yield and improve quality by stimulating crop growth, regulating soil and improving fertilizer efficiency...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Specialty/Vegetable, Wheat

    What’s difference between early blight and late blight?

    By Darren Chan

    Published 1 years, 2 months ago

    Early blight and late blight are important diseases on solanaceous vegetables. Although the names of the two diseases are only one word difference,some vegetable farmers do not know exactly about early blight and late blight. Some people even think that the two diseases are only happening time different. There are many problems in the prevention and treatment of diseases. Especially in the selection and use of chemical fungicide,blind drug use not only does not play a role in disease prevention,but delays the best prevention and control time,leading to serious diseases...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Organic, Specialty/Vegetable

  • https://www.growingproduce.com/fruits/how-biocontrols-are-adopted-by-different-types-of-specialty-crop-growers/

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    1 years, 1 month ago

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    2 years, 8 months ago

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

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    1 week ago

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

    Posted By Cotton News
    1 month ago

    https://www.cottongrower.com/companion/cotton-companion-51-cottonseed-advancements-first-bale-already-here/
    Weather Based Strawberry Yield Forecasts at Field Scale Using Statistical and Machine Learning Models

    Authors: Mahesh L. Maskey, Tapan B Pathak and Surendra K. Dara

    Journal Title: Atmosphere

    ISSN: 2073-4433 (Online)

    Publisher: MDPI AG

    Strawberry is a high value and labor-intensive specialty crop in California. The three major fruit production areas on the Central Coast complement each other in producing fruits almost throughout the year. Forecasting strawberry yield with some lead time can help growers plan for required and often limited human resources and aid in making strategic business decisions. The objectives of this paper were to investigate the correlation among various weather parameters related with strawberry yield at the field level and to evaluate yield forecasts using the predictive principal component regression (PPCR) and two machine-learning techniques: (a) a single layer neural network (NN) and (b) generic random forest (RF). The meteorological parameters were a combination of the sensor data measured in the strawberry field, meteorological data obtained from the nearest weather station, and calculated agroclimatic indices such as chill hours. The correlation analysis showed that all of the parameters were significantly correlated with strawberry yield and provided the potential to develop weekly yield forecast models. In general, the machine learning technique showed better skills in predicting strawberry yields when compared to the principal component regression. More specifically, the NN provided the most skills in forecasting strawberry yield. While observations of one growing season are capable of forecasting crop yield with reasonable skills, more efforts are needed to validate this approach in various fields in the region.

    Illustration Photo: Strawberry plants (credits: Angelina Earley / Flickr Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0))

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    Posted By Vegetable Production
    2 months ago

    https://www.growingproduce.com/farm-management/10-precision-companies-to-watch-for-u-s-specialty-crop-markets/
    Adoption of Blockchain for Agricultural Commodity Trading Brings Challenges

    Blockchain, the distributed ledger technology behind cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, which allows multiple computers to store identical transaction records, is still in its infancy. Yet interest in blockchain and enthusiasm about its bevy of potential benefits has led to a flood of investment and pilot programs from companies around the world as they race to harness its power to aid tracking and transparency.

    Blockchain innovations in agriculture are numerous but have been slow to gain industry-wide acceptance, particularly in the realm of global agriculture commodity trading. According to a new report from CoBank's Knowledge Exchange Division, blockchain application to commodity agricultural trade brings a unique set of challenges. Obstacles include grain blending along the supply route and a lack of digital documentation within sections of the supply chain. However, digital solutions are evolving quickly, creating an environment where blockchain technologies may become more viable in ag commodity trading in the future.

    Illustration Photo: Once a thriving agricultural export of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), coffee saw a steady decline in production during the 1980s and 1990s. Now, with high international demand for specialty coffee, the DRC has the opportunity to regain its former prestige and position as a leading producer. (credits: Patrick Smith / USAID / Flickr Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC 2.0))

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    Posted By Vegetable Production
    3 months ago

    https://www.farmprogress.com/usda/apply-specialty-crop-grants-oct-1-2019