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  • Should You Rotate Your Cover Crops? 4 Issues to Consider

    By Laura Barrera

    Published Jun 15, 2018  

    Growing different crops back to back provides several benefits, such as preventing pests and disease, improving soil health and reducing fertilizer inputs, all of which can boost your crop yields and your bottom line. By adding cover crops to the mix, you’re diversifying your rotation even more. But have you thought about rotating your cover crops? Should you be using the same cover crop species back to back, year after year?Dave Robison, who runs the blog PlantCoverCrops... Oregon State University Extension echos the importance of rotation with brassica family root crops — such as radish, turnip and rutabaga — saying they “must be regarded as clubroot hosts when designing a rotation... A corn-soybean rotation is easy, Robison says, but if you have cereal grains or specialty crops in there, you need to be exceptionally careful...

    Categories: Cover Crops

    What does the $2 Trillion Federal Relief Package Mean for Agriculture?

    By Tyler Davis

    Published Mar 28  

    Late in the afternoon on Friday, March 27th, the United States House of Representatives passed the $2 trillion federal relief package called Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES). This bill was passed first in the Senate on Wednesday, March 25th. While there are many important provisions, this article is focusing on the critical relief resources available to farmers and landowners. The most talked-about relief item in the federal relief bill is the direct payments to American taxpayers... 5 billion to provide support for agricultural produces impacted by coronavirus, including producers of specialty crops, producers that supply local food systems, including farmers markets, restaurants, and schools, and livestock producers, including dairy producers...

    Categories: Ag Issues in Washington, Agribusiness

    Dealing with Wild Weather

    By John Moody

    Published Jun 12, 2018  

    Plants prefer both not too much and not too little, unless you happen to be growing rice or a few other specialty crops! Depending on what you are growing, design can make a big difference to dealing with overly wet conditions. Raised beds are especially useful for early season crops that may face excessive moisture coming out of winter... We have rarely had to irrigate in past springs, but this year are looking at not just a significant loss on a number of crops, but a big electric bill from the additional well use this spring has required... Saving a crop - low tech approaches It has been a bruiser of a year for brassicas and many other cool season crops in our area. From what I have heard or read from other growers, many have had difficulty with their cabbages, broccoli, and similar crops not just in my state but in many places across the country...

    Why Insectary Habitats Are Key In Organic Agriculture

    By Thomas Grandperrin

    Published Jul 27  

    Gina has been a pest control advisor (PCA) for 30 years and a certified crop advisor (CCA) for over 15 years with a sub-specialty in sustainability. She works with some of the main crops of the Salina Valley, California such as leafy greens, broccoli, cauliflower, and artichoke... Gina Bella Colfer in a Salinas Valley fieldDuring our conversation, we touched upon various topics such as conservation biological control, the use of beneficial insects in vegetable crops, and the promotion of soil health... That is why, as a company, we really encourage permanent cover cropping in tree orchards and vineyards and strip habitat in row crops,” comments Gina... ” The promising opportunities for biocontrol in outdoor vegetable row cropsIn vegetable row crops like lettuces, some growers are having major issues with thrips that can transmit a virus called impatiens necrotic spot virus (INSV)...

    Categories: Cover Crops, Organic, Specialty/Vegetable

    AgriBiz Speakers Vested in Agriculture

    By Miriam Pflug

    Published Jan 10  

    The team of SC AgriBiz & Farm Expo is excited to see you at the upcoming expo on Wednesday, January 15 and Thursday, January 16 at the Florence Center in Florence, SC. This will be the 8th annual expo and promises to be full of informative and jam-packed educational sessions with opportunities to connect with over 100 exhibitors. Sun, rain, sleet or snow, the Expo will be buzzing with lots of activities. See you there... Administrator Barbre will also bring RMA staff with him for a special Q & A session on disaster relief, crop insurance for all row crops, hemp coverage updates and much more...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Cover Crops, 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

    Why magnesium is important for grape?

    By Darren Chan

    Published Jul 4, 2018  

    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

    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

  • 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

    Zubair Ahmad Pakistan, Islamabad Capital Territory, Islamabad

    Business Title: AWB
    Job Title: Farmer
    About: A person from MACS0647-JD stranded in chitral, who is interested in genetics, space, mountaineering, music and traveling
    Interests: Agribusiness, Irrigation, Organic, Timber Production, Canola, Corn, Cotton, Peanuts, Rice, Soybeans, Wheat, Beef Cattle, Dairy, Poultry, Precision Ag, Grain Sorghum, Specialty/Vegetable, Hogs, Ag Issues in Washington, Marketing, Cover Crops

  • Nationwide Farm Insurance

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    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

    Agribusiness Insurance Advisors

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    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

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

    Farmpally Free Agropreneur Promotions

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    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

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    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

    The Crossover

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    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

    Ag Talk With The Ag Doc

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    All things agronomy! Get the latest news, research, and interviews with leaders in the world of agriculture. Hosted by Dr. Curtis Livesay, CCA, of Dynamite Ag.
    Interest: Corn, Soybeans, Wheat, Specialty/Vegetable, Cover Crops, Ag Issues in Washington, Agribusiness

    EXPORT&IMPORT GROUP

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    Fruits and vegetables export and import, trade support, agribusiness
    Interest: Corn, Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, Wheat, Specialty/Vegetable, Rice, Canola, Grain Sorghum, Cover Crops, Ag Issues in Washington, Organic, Marketing, Agribusiness

  • Should You Rotate Your Cover Crops? 4 Issues to Consider

    By Laura Barrera

    Published Jun 15, 2018  

    Growing different crops back to back provides several benefits, such as preventing pests and disease, improving soil health and reducing fertilizer inputs, all of which can boost your crop yields and your bottom line. By adding cover crops to the mix, you’re diversifying your rotation even more. But have you thought about rotating your cover crops? Should you be using the same cover crop species back to back, year after year?Dave Robison, who runs the blog PlantCoverCrops... Oregon State University Extension echos the importance of rotation with brassica family root crops — such as radish, turnip and rutabaga — saying they “must be regarded as clubroot hosts when designing a rotation... A corn-soybean rotation is easy, Robison says, but if you have cereal grains or specialty crops in there, you need to be exceptionally careful...

    Categories: Cover Crops

    What does the $2 Trillion Federal Relief Package Mean for Agriculture?

    By Tyler Davis

    Published Mar 28  

    Late in the afternoon on Friday, March 27th, the United States House of Representatives passed the $2 trillion federal relief package called Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES). This bill was passed first in the Senate on Wednesday, March 25th. While there are many important provisions, this article is focusing on the critical relief resources available to farmers and landowners. The most talked-about relief item in the federal relief bill is the direct payments to American taxpayers... 5 billion to provide support for agricultural produces impacted by coronavirus, including producers of specialty crops, producers that supply local food systems, including farmers markets, restaurants, and schools, and livestock producers, including dairy producers...

    Categories: Ag Issues in Washington, Agribusiness

    Dealing with Wild Weather

    By John Moody

    Published Jun 12, 2018  

    Plants prefer both not too much and not too little, unless you happen to be growing rice or a few other specialty crops! Depending on what you are growing, design can make a big difference to dealing with overly wet conditions. Raised beds are especially useful for early season crops that may face excessive moisture coming out of winter... We have rarely had to irrigate in past springs, but this year are looking at not just a significant loss on a number of crops, but a big electric bill from the additional well use this spring has required... Saving a crop - low tech approaches It has been a bruiser of a year for brassicas and many other cool season crops in our area. From what I have heard or read from other growers, many have had difficulty with their cabbages, broccoli, and similar crops not just in my state but in many places across the country...

    Why Insectary Habitats Are Key In Organic Agriculture

    By Thomas Grandperrin

    Published Jul 27  

    Gina has been a pest control advisor (PCA) for 30 years and a certified crop advisor (CCA) for over 15 years with a sub-specialty in sustainability. She works with some of the main crops of the Salina Valley, California such as leafy greens, broccoli, cauliflower, and artichoke... Gina Bella Colfer in a Salinas Valley fieldDuring our conversation, we touched upon various topics such as conservation biological control, the use of beneficial insects in vegetable crops, and the promotion of soil health... That is why, as a company, we really encourage permanent cover cropping in tree orchards and vineyards and strip habitat in row crops,” comments Gina... ” The promising opportunities for biocontrol in outdoor vegetable row cropsIn vegetable row crops like lettuces, some growers are having major issues with thrips that can transmit a virus called impatiens necrotic spot virus (INSV)...

    Categories: Cover Crops, Organic, Specialty/Vegetable

    AgriBiz Speakers Vested in Agriculture

    By Miriam Pflug

    Published Jan 10  

    The team of SC AgriBiz & Farm Expo is excited to see you at the upcoming expo on Wednesday, January 15 and Thursday, January 16 at the Florence Center in Florence, SC. This will be the 8th annual expo and promises to be full of informative and jam-packed educational sessions with opportunities to connect with over 100 exhibitors. Sun, rain, sleet or snow, the Expo will be buzzing with lots of activities. See you there... Administrator Barbre will also bring RMA staff with him for a special Q & A session on disaster relief, crop insurance for all row crops, hemp coverage updates and much more...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Cover Crops, Specialty/Vegetable

    Why magnesium is important for grape?

    By Darren Chan

    Published Jul 4, 2018  

    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

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

    By The Crossover

    Published Aug 16, 2019  

    Growing it:In early 2019, I attended a presentation on South Carolina hemp production because I was curious to see for myself what others’ experiences were growing and marketing their hemp crops... It turns out, hemp is just like any other plant and still needs the same management that your other crops need, maybe even more... You can only apply registered pesticides on the crops that the label allows... Things that we take for granted with other crops, like finding quality seed or agronomic products, won’t be as solid and consistent with a new crop like hemp... In the last few years, hemp was a government-regulated specialty crop...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Marketing, Specialty/Vegetable

    When is it Too Late to Seed Cover Crops?

    By Laura Barrera

    Published Jan 29, 2019  

    And if you plan on seeding your cover crops after your crops are off, you have the added challenge of trying to get them seeded in a timely manner... It leads to the question: Is it ever too late to seed cover crops?The short answer: It depends... The General Manager of cover crop seed company Future Generation Ag explains that your weather conditions, location, the number of acres you have, the species of cash crop you’re coming from and going to, as well as equipment, all play a role in determining whether it’s too late to get your cover crops seeded... “It’s never too late to plant cover crops, but if you wanted the benefit in the fall and early winter, then it’s too late,” he says... Leanne Dillard recommends growers who are using cover crops for forage get their covers seeded before Christmas...

    Categories: Cover Crops

    Experts warn that growing continuous peanuts or other legumes close in rotation to the peanut crop can have detrimental effects on peanuts — namely soilborne diseases. This includes leguminous cover crops. Photo by Jack Dykinga, USDA Agricultural Research Service

    Can You Use Legume Cover Crops in Your Peanut Rotation?

    By Laura Barrera

    Published Aug 31, 2018  

    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... The reason peanut yields are lower as the crops are grown closer in rotation is due to disease... So that’s one of the reasons we try to lengthen that rotation between peanut crops. ”Growing peanuts and other legume crops too close in rotation to peanuts can result in white mold (shown in photo) or Cylindrocladium black rot on the peanut crop... Avoid Legumes Before Peanuts; Use Grasses InsteadBalkcom believes the rule of avoiding legumes before peanuts also applies to legume cover crops, and points out that the typical intended purpose of growing a legume cover, doesn’t make sense for growing in front a peanut crop anyway...

    Categories: Cover Crops, Peanuts

    On the Offensive with Cover Crops

    By Pat Rogers

    Published Jan 24, 2018  

    In the past few years, we have made a concerted effort to increase the usage of cover crops and other conservation practices on our farm... The cornerstone of any good crop production system involving conservation techniques is the establishment of cover crops. Cover crops have traditionally been thought of as a defensive measure... But while the defensive qualities of cover crops are certainly great, what excites me the most about cover crops is actually their ability to enhance crop yields, especially in years where weather conditions are already favorable. Cover crops’ ability to take a good crop yield and make it great can be explained by considering the framework of something known as Liebig’s Law of Minimum, which can be summarized as “If one of the critical nutrients or soil conditions is deficient, plant growth will be limited even if all other critical nutrients and soil conditions are abundant...

    Categories: Cover Crops

  • 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 Technology
    Jul 18, 2018  

    http://www.southeastfarmpress.com/equipment/high-tech-remote-flying-sprayer-upgrade
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    Posted By Ag Policy
    May 20  

    https://www.dtnpf.com/agriculture/web/ag/news/business-inputs/article/2020/05/19/president-trump-announces-aid-sign

    Posted By Technology
    Dec 30, 2019  

    https://www.precisionag.com/in-field-technologies/robotics-automation/specialty-crops-autonomous-orchard-sprayer-drives-itself-off-of-the-assembly-line/

    Posted By Gary Marsh
    Oct 1, 2019  

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    Sep 16, 2019  

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

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    Dec 21, 2018  

    https://www.growingproduce.com/vegetables/11-less-common-crops-youll-want-to-check-out/

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    Oct 27, 2018  

    https://www.growingproduce.com/fruits/new-liquid-potassium-nitrate-solution-for-specialty-crops/

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    Sep 20, 2018  

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