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  • Curt Livesay United States, IA, West Branch

    Business Title: Dynamite Ag
    Job Title: Owner
    Interests: Corn, Soybeans, Wheat, Rice, Cover Crops, Alfalfa, Sunflowers

    Trey Thompson United States, GA, Montrose

    Business Title: Bradbury Farm
    Job Title: Management
    About: Married 20+ yrs. have two sons.
    Interests: Corn, Soybeans, Wheat, Canola, Grain Sorghum, Beef Cattle, Cover Crops, Ag Issues in Washington, Precision Ag, Organic, Irrigation, Timber Production, Marketing, Agribusiness, Sunflowers, Wildlife

    Maya America United States, IA, Emmetsburg

    Business Title: Maya America Corn Heads
    About: We are a local corn head dealer out of Emmetsburg, Iowa. Our corn heads are more affordable, better quality, and fully customizable.
    Interests: Corn, Precision Ag, Agribusiness, Sunflower

    Charlie Siggs Switzerland, Wyoming, Afton

    Interests: Corn, Soybeans, Wheat, Cover Crops, Precision Ag, Marketing, Agribusiness, Sunflowers

    What Farmers Need to Know About Mycorrhizae

    By Laura Barrera

    Published 11 months ago

    If someone asked you, “How do plants take up the water and nutrients they need?” you’d probably tell them through the roots. But did you know that for many crops, those roots aren’t working alone?That’s because most plant species associate with mycorrhizal fungi. What is mycorrhizal fungi? University of Alberta biological scientist JC Cahill says that mycorrhizas are actually the interaction between a fungus and a plant. Although there are many different types of mycorrhizae, the only one crop farmers need to be concerned about is arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF), as 65% of plant species associate with it... He also likes to see flax and sunflowers in the mix, noting they both have excellent mycorrhizal hosting capabilities...

    Categories: Cover Crops

    4 Steps to Building Soil Organic Matter in the South

    By Laura Barrera

    Published 1 years, 2 months 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. Consider the following findings from SARE and the NRCS:A study of soils in Michigan demonstrated potential crop-yield increases of about 12% for every 1% organic matter... He knows one farmer who decided to grow a mix of sorghum sudangrass, sunn hemp, daikon radish, sunflower and cowpeas right after his corn crop, before planting winter wheat...

    Categories: Cover Crops

    Why is soil salinization a problem?

    By Darren Chan

    Published 1 month ago

    What’s Soil SalinizationSoil salinization is one of the most vital soil problems for agricultural production. Salinization refers to the salt content of the level affecting agricultural and environmental health. Soil salinization usually occurs in arid areas, In these areas, soluble salt ions accumulate in the soil. In these areas where plant growth requires irrigation, the Evaporation and transpiration process leaves salt in the soil... Plant salt-tolerant cash crops such as barley, sunflowers, or canola...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Irrigation, Wheat

    Soil Farmers of the Year 2018

    By Direct Driller Magazine

    Published 8 months ago

    FARM WALKS WITH THE SOIL FARMERS OF THE YEAR 2018The winners of the FCCT Soil Farmer of the Year competition opened their gates over four days and provided a veritable masterclass in managing soils. Spanning a range of soil types, management systems and enterprises, attending farmers gained insights into their award winning management and a better understanding as to why these farms had been picked as the top three in this year’s competition. The Soil Farmer of the Year Competition, now in its third year, is run by the Farm Carbon Cutting Toolkit and Innovation for Agriculture. The competition aims to find farmers and growers who are engaged with, and passionate about managing their soils in a way which supports productive agriculture, reduces greenhouse gas emissions and builds soil health, organic matter and ultimately, carbon... Angus explained the process that he had gone through over the last three years of using cover crops; starting out using a basic mix of oats, phacelia and buckwheat, gradually adding other species including sunflowers, peas, millet and vetches to create a diverse mix...

    Categories: Cover Crops

  • Curt Livesay United States, IA, West Branch

    Business Title: Dynamite Ag
    Job Title: Owner
    Interests: Corn, Soybeans, Wheat, Rice, Cover Crops, Alfalfa, Sunflowers

    Trey Thompson United States, GA, Montrose

    Business Title: Bradbury Farm
    Job Title: Management
    About: Married 20+ yrs. have two sons.
    Interests: Corn, Soybeans, Wheat, Canola, Grain Sorghum, Beef Cattle, Cover Crops, Ag Issues in Washington, Precision Ag, Organic, Irrigation, Timber Production, Marketing, Agribusiness, Sunflowers, Wildlife

    Maya America United States, IA, Emmetsburg

    Business Title: Maya America Corn Heads
    About: We are a local corn head dealer out of Emmetsburg, Iowa. Our corn heads are more affordable, better quality, and fully customizable.
    Interests: Corn, Precision Ag, Agribusiness, Sunflower

    Charlie Siggs Switzerland, Wyoming, Afton

    Interests: Corn, Soybeans, Wheat, Cover Crops, Precision Ag, Marketing, Agribusiness, Sunflowers

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  • What Farmers Need to Know About Mycorrhizae

    By Laura Barrera

    Published 11 months ago

    If someone asked you, “How do plants take up the water and nutrients they need?” you’d probably tell them through the roots. But did you know that for many crops, those roots aren’t working alone?That’s because most plant species associate with mycorrhizal fungi. What is mycorrhizal fungi? University of Alberta biological scientist JC Cahill says that mycorrhizas are actually the interaction between a fungus and a plant. Although there are many different types of mycorrhizae, the only one crop farmers need to be concerned about is arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF), as 65% of plant species associate with it... He also likes to see flax and sunflowers in the mix, noting they both have excellent mycorrhizal hosting capabilities...

    Categories: Cover Crops

    4 Steps to Building Soil Organic Matter in the South

    By Laura Barrera

    Published 1 years, 2 months 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. Consider the following findings from SARE and the NRCS:A study of soils in Michigan demonstrated potential crop-yield increases of about 12% for every 1% organic matter... He knows one farmer who decided to grow a mix of sorghum sudangrass, sunn hemp, daikon radish, sunflower and cowpeas right after his corn crop, before planting winter wheat...

    Categories: Cover Crops

    Why is soil salinization a problem?

    By Darren Chan

    Published 1 month ago

    What’s Soil SalinizationSoil salinization is one of the most vital soil problems for agricultural production. Salinization refers to the salt content of the level affecting agricultural and environmental health. Soil salinization usually occurs in arid areas, In these areas, soluble salt ions accumulate in the soil. In these areas where plant growth requires irrigation, the Evaporation and transpiration process leaves salt in the soil... Plant salt-tolerant cash crops such as barley, sunflowers, or canola...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Irrigation, Wheat

    Soil Farmers of the Year 2018

    By Direct Driller Magazine

    Published 8 months ago

    FARM WALKS WITH THE SOIL FARMERS OF THE YEAR 2018The winners of the FCCT Soil Farmer of the Year competition opened their gates over four days and provided a veritable masterclass in managing soils. Spanning a range of soil types, management systems and enterprises, attending farmers gained insights into their award winning management and a better understanding as to why these farms had been picked as the top three in this year’s competition. The Soil Farmer of the Year Competition, now in its third year, is run by the Farm Carbon Cutting Toolkit and Innovation for Agriculture. The competition aims to find farmers and growers who are engaged with, and passionate about managing their soils in a way which supports productive agriculture, reduces greenhouse gas emissions and builds soil health, organic matter and ultimately, carbon... Angus explained the process that he had gone through over the last three years of using cover crops; starting out using a basic mix of oats, phacelia and buckwheat, gradually adding other species including sunflowers, peas, millet and vetches to create a diverse mix...

    Categories: Cover Crops

  • Posted By Cover Crops
    1 years, 2 months ago

    http://www.hpj.com/crops/managing-prevent-plant-and-idle-acres-during-a-drought/article_a088f708-89c0-5a5c-93a5-6efce76c2ea6.html

    Posted By Cover Crops
    1 years, 3 months ago

    http://www.westernfarmpress.com/tree-nuts/sunflowers-could-be-easy-water-saving-cover-crop
    Low-Cost Three-Dimensional Modeling of Crop Plants

    Authors: Jorge Martinez-Guanter, Ángela Ribeiro, Gerassimos G. Peteinatos, Manuel Pérez-Ruiz, Roland Gerhards, José María Bengochea-Guevara, Jannis Machleb and Dionisio Andújar

    Journal Title: Sensors

    ISSN: 1424-8220 (Online)

    Publisher: MDPI AG

    Plant modeling can provide a more detailed overview regarding the basis of plant development throughout the life cycle. Three-dimensional processing algorithms are rapidly expanding in plant phenotyping programmes and in decision-making for agronomic management. Several methods have already been tested, but for practical implementations the trade-off between equipment cost, computational resources needed and the fidelity and accuracy in the reconstruction of the end-details needs to be assessed and quantified. This study examined the suitability of two low-cost systems for plant reconstruction. A low-cost Structure from Motion (SfM) technique was used to create 3D models for plant crop reconstruction. In the second method, an acquisition and reconstruction algorithm using an RGB-Depth Kinect v2 sensor was tested following a similar image acquisition procedure. The information was processed to create a dense point cloud, which allowed the creation of a 3D-polygon mesh representing every scanned plant. The selected crop plants corresponded to three different crops (maize, sugar beet and sunflower) that have structural and biological differences. The parameters measured from the model were validated with ground truth data of plant height, leaf area index and plant dry biomass using regression methods. The results showed strong consistency with good correlations between the calculated values in the models and the ground truth information. Although, the values obtained were always accurately estimated, differences between the methods and among the crops were found. The SfM method showed a slightly better result with regard to the reconstruction the end-details and the accuracy of the height estimation. Although the use of the processing algorithm is relatively fast, the use of RGB-D information is faster during the creation of the 3D models. Thus, both methods demonstrated robust results and provided great potential for use in both for indoor and outdoor scenarios. Consequently, these low-cost systems for 3D modeling are suitable for several situations where there is a need for model generation and also provide a favourable time-cost relationship.

    Figure: Examples from different perspectives of different crop models reconstructed using Kinect v2 (top) and photogrammetry (bottom) reconstruction methods. Credits: Jorge Martinez-Guanter, Ángela Ribeiro, Gerassimos G. Peteinatos, Manuel Pérez-Ruiz, Roland Gerhards, José María Bengochea-Guevara, Jannis Machleb and Dionisio Andújar

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    Posted By Jay Brandt
    5 months ago

    Crimson clover starting to flower 5/1 in Central Ohio. Mix includes Fixation Balansa, Hairy Verch and Cereal Rye. Was planted after oat harvest with peas, radish and sunflowers which all winter killed.
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    Posted By Canola Growers
    1 years, 4 months ago

    https://agfax.com/2018/06/04/ag-policy-price-loss-coverage-favors-other-oilseeds/

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

    Positive prospects for solar-powered irrigation systems

    Solar powered irrigation systems are now an affordable and climate-friendly technology for both large and small-scale farmers in developing countries. But they need to be adequately managed and regulated to avoid the risk of unsustainable water use, FAO stressed in a new report published today.

    Illustration Photo: Jenepher Wanjala poses with the Sunflower solar irrigation pump outside of Kitale, Kenya, while the farm owner, Carol Sikuku, looks on from the background. (credits: Jeffery M Walcott / IWMI / Flickr Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC 2.0))

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    Posted By Ag Sustainability And Innovation
    2 years, 8 months ago

    Improving Crop Yield and Nutrient Use Efficiency via Biofertilization - A Global Meta-analysis

    Authors: Lukas Schütz, Andreas Gattinger, Matthias Meier, Adrian Müller, Thomas Boller, Paul Mäder and Natarajan Mathimaran

    Journal Title: Frontiers in Plant Science

    ISSN: 1664-462X (Online)

    Publisher: Frontiers Media S.A.

    The application of microbial inoculants (biofertilizers) is a promising technology for future sustainable farming systems in view of rapidly decreasing phosphorus stocks and the need to more efficiently use available nitrogen (N). Various microbial taxa are currently used as biofertilizers, based on their capacity to access nutrients from fertilizers and soil stocks, to fix atmospheric nitrogen, to improve water uptake or to act as biocontrol agents. Despite the existence of a considerable knowledge on effects of specific taxa of biofertilizers, a comprehensive quantitative assessment of the performance of biofertilizers with different traits such as phosphorus solubilization and N fixation applied to various crops at a global scale is missing. We conducted a meta-analysis to quantify benefits of biofertilizers in terms of yield increase, nitrogen and phosphorus use efficiency, based on 171 peer reviewed publications that met eligibility criteria. Major findings are: (i) the superiority of biofertilizer performance in dry climates over other climatic regions (yield response: dry climate +20.0 ± 1.7%, tropical climate +14.9 ± 1.2%, oceanic climate +10.0 ± 3.7%, continental climate +8.5 ± 2.4%); (ii) meta-regression analyses revealed that yield response due to biofertilizer application was generally small at low soil P levels; efficacy increased along higher soil P levels in the order arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF), P solubilizers, and N fixers; (iii) meta-regressions showed that the success of inoculation with AMF was greater at low organic matter content and at neutral pH. Our comprehensive analysis provides a basis and guidance for proper choice and application of biofertilizers.

    Illustration Photo: Sunflower field (CC0 Creative Commons from Pixabay.com)

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    Posted By AgFuse Administrator
    2 years, 4 weeks ago

    https://www.agweb.com/article/sunflowers-prepare-farm-for-organic-future-apnews/

    Posted By Cover Crops
    2 years, 2 months ago

    http://www.agweek.com/agweektv/4311679-soil-health-minute-getting-creative-cover-crops