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  • Oh deer! Deer damage and what farmers can do about it

    By John Moody

    Published May 21, 2018  

    It is that time of year again, at least in my parts... For certain vegetable crops - sweet potatoes, certain greens and the like - deer damage can be catastrophic. A pack of deer can graze down a tenth of an acre of sweet potatoes in just a night or two (Don’t ask me how I know…)... We put in rows of sweet potatoes whose sole purpose was to act as a sacrifice patch for any deer that made it over the fencing... Any sweet potatoes that do make it will then become food for our pigs, who will be rotated through the patch in the fall...

    Beauveria Bassiana Products Bed Bugs Control

    By Darren Chan

    Published Oct 15, 2019  

    Beauveria Bassiana fungus is a fungus that grows naturally in soils around the world. Acting as a parasite on various arthropod species, causing white muscardine disease; It widely used as a sprayed biological insecticide to control a great many pests such as bed bugs, termites, thrips, whiteflies, aphids, and different beetles. Once Beauveria Bassiana infects the host insects, the fungus grows fast inside of the insect’s body... Main Features(1) Wide SpectrumBeauveria Bassiana can parasitize more than 700 species of insects and mites of 15 orders and 149 families, such as Lepidoptera, Hymenoptera, Homoptera, with wings mesh and Orthoptera, such as adult, corn borer, moth, soybean sorghum budworm, weevil, potato beetle, small tea green leafhoppers, rice shell pest rice planthopper and rice leafhopper,, mole, grubs, wireworm, cutworms, garlic, leek, maggot maggots variety of underground and ground, etc ... It is currently used in the production of wheat, corn, peanuts, soybeans, potatoes, sweet potatoes, green Chinese onions, garlic, leeks, eggplant, peppers, tomatoes, watermelons, cucumbers, etc...

    Categories: Corn, Organic, Peanuts

    Field Trials - an often neglected but important tool for growers

    By John Moody

    Published May 29, 2018  

    How do you decide what to grow? Well, as I have explored in a few articles, there are many pieces of that puzzle to consider. You have to figure out what will be profitable... Two varieties of potatoes, grown side by side in the field, but completely different yields at harvest... ? During this stage, you should also be asking questions like - Would particular tools, techniques or infrastructure make this process easier and more profitable? If I scale up this crop, what infrastructure or issues may it create or changes will it require? For instance, a farmer friend decided to dramatically increase their sweet potato production. The growing side was fantastically well… but this success created a problem come harvest - the space that was normally set aside for other purposes was now needed for sweet potato curing...

    Dealing with Wild Weather

    By John Moody

    Published Jun 12, 2018  

    For much of the country, it has been a wild spring. For some, it has been a no spring. In my area we had an unseasonably long, late winter. Snow fell in the 3rd week of April... For instance, a fair bit of our bed space that was set aside for field lettuces, carrots, and similar crops is instead going into sweet potatoes, melons, or other warm season options...

    Profit per? Ways to think about, measure, and factors that impact fruit and vegetable profits

    By John Moody

    Published May 9, 2018  

    Profit... For instance, let’s compare potatoes and sweet potatoes... But sweet potatoes require post harvest curing, a process that requires a specialized space or facility. This task creates added labor and other expenses that standard potatoes don’t. If your sweet potatoes only command a small premium over potatoes, they may end up being less profitable because of the added labor and other expenses involved with getting them to market...

    Three legal and legislative items to keep an eye on

    By John Moody

    Published Jun 25, 2018  

    What a week! Summer is in full swing after no spring in these parts. But the growing season isn’t what has taken center stage of late. A number of major legal and political changes are happening or may happen that are going to impact the food and ag sector of the economy... Between FSMA, FSIS, USDA, FDA, labeling, cottage food laws, and a dozen other or more sets of regulations and requirements, it is a veritable gauntlet trying to sell someone something as simple as a steak or sweet potato... Past presidents have wanted to consolidate and streamline food regulation and safety int a single agency, but this is one hot political potato, with billions of dollars and all sorts of issues at stake...

    Michelle Grainger United States, NC, Benson

    Business Title: NC SweetPotato Commission
    Interests:

    Welcome to Some Small Farm

    By John Moody

    Published Apr 3, 2018  

    Few of my family and friends would have ever expected me to become a farmer. I was that city kid, happy to play video games, hide from the sun, and grow my collection of Lego's and other toys far more than any interest in growing things like food. Life takes you surprising places, though, and 20 years later I found myself on 30+ acres of land, farming my family of seven and enjoying a country life that I never expected to find... Like the syrup we hope to sell, it is a sweet situation... Early potatoes will give way to peppers, tomatoes, or cucumbers...

    Sweet Grass Dairy in Ohio, all photos provided by Jacob Coleman

    A Tale of Two Dairies - Sweet Grass Dairy

    By John Moody

    Published Jul 4, 2018  

    There is a stretch of interstate that runs crooked across the center of the US Midwest, connecting the rust belt region of northeast Ohio to the lands just beyond the Appalachia in central Kentucky. I-71. It is a road I know well, having traversed it as many as a dozen times or more per year doing my master’s work that took me from northeast Ohio to central KY for school... One is Sweet Grass Dairy, just a stones throws off the interstate... Our next few articles will explore Sweetgrass Dairy and the young family - Jacob and Elizabeth Coleman and their five kids - that are trying to keep the dairy dream alive...

  • Michelle Grainger United States, NC, Benson

    Business Title: NC SweetPotato Commission
    Interests:

    Bud Luton United States, Oregon, Sweet Home

    Interests: Cover Crops, Irrigation, Marketing

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  • Oh deer! Deer damage and what farmers can do about it

    By John Moody

    Published May 21, 2018  

    It is that time of year again, at least in my parts... For certain vegetable crops - sweet potatoes, certain greens and the like - deer damage can be catastrophic. A pack of deer can graze down a tenth of an acre of sweet potatoes in just a night or two (Don’t ask me how I know…)... We put in rows of sweet potatoes whose sole purpose was to act as a sacrifice patch for any deer that made it over the fencing... Any sweet potatoes that do make it will then become food for our pigs, who will be rotated through the patch in the fall...

    Beauveria Bassiana Products Bed Bugs Control

    By Darren Chan

    Published Oct 15, 2019  

    Beauveria Bassiana fungus is a fungus that grows naturally in soils around the world. Acting as a parasite on various arthropod species, causing white muscardine disease; It widely used as a sprayed biological insecticide to control a great many pests such as bed bugs, termites, thrips, whiteflies, aphids, and different beetles. Once Beauveria Bassiana infects the host insects, the fungus grows fast inside of the insect’s body... Main Features(1) Wide SpectrumBeauveria Bassiana can parasitize more than 700 species of insects and mites of 15 orders and 149 families, such as Lepidoptera, Hymenoptera, Homoptera, with wings mesh and Orthoptera, such as adult, corn borer, moth, soybean sorghum budworm, weevil, potato beetle, small tea green leafhoppers, rice shell pest rice planthopper and rice leafhopper,, mole, grubs, wireworm, cutworms, garlic, leek, maggot maggots variety of underground and ground, etc ... It is currently used in the production of wheat, corn, peanuts, soybeans, potatoes, sweet potatoes, green Chinese onions, garlic, leeks, eggplant, peppers, tomatoes, watermelons, cucumbers, etc...

    Categories: Corn, Organic, Peanuts

    Field Trials - an often neglected but important tool for growers

    By John Moody

    Published May 29, 2018  

    How do you decide what to grow? Well, as I have explored in a few articles, there are many pieces of that puzzle to consider. You have to figure out what will be profitable... Two varieties of potatoes, grown side by side in the field, but completely different yields at harvest... ? During this stage, you should also be asking questions like - Would particular tools, techniques or infrastructure make this process easier and more profitable? If I scale up this crop, what infrastructure or issues may it create or changes will it require? For instance, a farmer friend decided to dramatically increase their sweet potato production. The growing side was fantastically well… but this success created a problem come harvest - the space that was normally set aside for other purposes was now needed for sweet potato curing...

    Dealing with Wild Weather

    By John Moody

    Published Jun 12, 2018  

    For much of the country, it has been a wild spring. For some, it has been a no spring. In my area we had an unseasonably long, late winter. Snow fell in the 3rd week of April... For instance, a fair bit of our bed space that was set aside for field lettuces, carrots, and similar crops is instead going into sweet potatoes, melons, or other warm season options...

    Profit per? Ways to think about, measure, and factors that impact fruit and vegetable profits

    By John Moody

    Published May 9, 2018  

    Profit... For instance, let’s compare potatoes and sweet potatoes... But sweet potatoes require post harvest curing, a process that requires a specialized space or facility. This task creates added labor and other expenses that standard potatoes don’t. If your sweet potatoes only command a small premium over potatoes, they may end up being less profitable because of the added labor and other expenses involved with getting them to market...

    Three legal and legislative items to keep an eye on

    By John Moody

    Published Jun 25, 2018  

    What a week! Summer is in full swing after no spring in these parts. But the growing season isn’t what has taken center stage of late. A number of major legal and political changes are happening or may happen that are going to impact the food and ag sector of the economy... Between FSMA, FSIS, USDA, FDA, labeling, cottage food laws, and a dozen other or more sets of regulations and requirements, it is a veritable gauntlet trying to sell someone something as simple as a steak or sweet potato... Past presidents have wanted to consolidate and streamline food regulation and safety int a single agency, but this is one hot political potato, with billions of dollars and all sorts of issues at stake...

    Welcome to Some Small Farm

    By John Moody

    Published Apr 3, 2018  

    Few of my family and friends would have ever expected me to become a farmer. I was that city kid, happy to play video games, hide from the sun, and grow my collection of Lego's and other toys far more than any interest in growing things like food. Life takes you surprising places, though, and 20 years later I found myself on 30+ acres of land, farming my family of seven and enjoying a country life that I never expected to find... Like the syrup we hope to sell, it is a sweet situation... Early potatoes will give way to peppers, tomatoes, or cucumbers...

    Sweet Grass Dairy in Ohio, all photos provided by Jacob Coleman

    A Tale of Two Dairies - Sweet Grass Dairy

    By John Moody

    Published Jul 4, 2018  

    There is a stretch of interstate that runs crooked across the center of the US Midwest, connecting the rust belt region of northeast Ohio to the lands just beyond the Appalachia in central Kentucky. I-71. It is a road I know well, having traversed it as many as a dozen times or more per year doing my master’s work that took me from northeast Ohio to central KY for school... One is Sweet Grass Dairy, just a stones throws off the interstate... Our next few articles will explore Sweetgrass Dairy and the young family - Jacob and Elizabeth Coleman and their five kids - that are trying to keep the dairy dream alive...

    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... Originated from the Philippines, the pineapple was then introduced into Malaysia and it was discovered that the land in Malaysia is very suitable for the planting of MD2 pineapple, hence producing higher quality and sweeter pineapple... my/1982/1/The_MD2_(Super_Sweet)_pineapple_(Ananas_comosus)...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Organic, Specialty/Vegetable

    What Farmers Need to Know About Mycorrhizae

    By Laura Barrera

    Published Nov 2, 2018  

    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... AMF can also help plants resist and overcome pathogen infections, as the authors note that it’s well-documented that mycorrhizal associations protect tomato plants from Phytophthora parasitica and potato plants from Fusarium sambucinum...

    Categories: Cover Crops

  • Posted By John Moody
    May 9, 2018  

    https://agfuse.com/article/profit-per-ways-to-think-about-measure-and-factors-that-impact-fruit-and-vegetable-profits

    Posted By John Moody
    May 21, 2018  

    https://agfuse.com/article/oh-deer-deer-damage-and-what-farmers-can-do-about-it

    Posted By Vegetable Production
    May 9, 2018  

    https://agfuse.com/article/profit-per-ways-to-think-about-measure-and-factors-that-impact-fruit-and-vegetable-profits

    Posted By Vegetable Production
    Oct 31, 2019  

    https://www.farmprogress.com/vegetables/cultural-practices-vital-battling-sweet-potato-fungal-diseases

    Posted By Agriculture, AgriTech And FoodTech
    May 14, 2019  

    Call for Proposals: Innovation Platforms, Agribusinesses and other Multi-stakeholders platforms to Scale Agricultural Technologies in Africa

    The goal of this call is to competitively provide support to existing/new innovation Platforms, agribusinesses and other Multi-stakeholders platforms to bring technologies to scale on TAAT commodities value chain: rice, wheat, maize, sorghum/millet, cassava, beans, sweet potatoes, fish and small livestock (including poultry).

    This call is only suitable for agribusinesses and multi-stakeholder groups working on the TAAT commodities value chain with business considerations. This call will prioritize the development and operationalization of business cases on the IP using existing technologies and less on conducting research to develop new technologies. As a result of this call, smaller Innovation platforms or clusters may be requested to consolidate into larger operational platforms.

    FARA has some seed funding from the African Development Bank to pilot capacity development support. Furthermore, it proposes to facilitate the development of investment portfolio for consideration at national level through the compilation of the applications to this call. Incremental and phased sub-grant funding and other capacity development support valued up to US $20,000 for a period of two (2) years and are expected to be provided to suitably developed proposals on case by case basis.

    Application Deadline: June 30th, 2019

    Illustration Photo: Tani Fund is experimenting with digital crop management for its partner-farmers. Each lead farmer is given a smart phone loaded with Tani Fund's app, which allows them to send photos and collect data about their crops. The digital element is in its early stages. (credits: UN SG's Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance / Flickr Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0))

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    Posted By Agriculture, AgriTech And FoodTech
    May 10, 2019  

    Call for Proposals: Innovation Platforms, Agribusinesses and other Multi-stakeholders platforms to Scale Agricultural Technologies in Africa

    The goal of this call is to competitively provide support to existing/new innovation Platforms, agribusinesses and other Multi-stakeholders platforms to bring technologies to scale on TAAT commodities value chain: rice, wheat, maize, sorghum/millet, cassava, beans, sweet potatoes, fish and small livestock (including poultry).

    This call is only suitable for agribusinesses and multi-stakeholder groups working on the TAAT commodities value chain with business considerations. This call will prioritize the development and operationalization of business cases on the IP using existing technologies and less on conducting research to develop new technologies. As a result of this call, smaller Innovation platforms or clusters may be requested to consolidate into larger operational platforms.

    FARA has some seed funding from the African Development Bank to pilot capacity development support. Furthermore, it proposes to facilitate the development of investment portfolio for consideration at national level through the compilation of the applications to this call. Incremental and phased sub-grant funding and other capacity development support valued up to US $20,000 for a period of two (2) years and are expected to be provided to suitably developed proposals on case by case basis.

    Application Deadline: June 30th, 2019

    Illustration Photo: Tani Fund is experimenting with digital crop management for its partner-farmers. Each lead farmer is given a smart phone loaded with Tani Fund's app, which allows them to send photos and collect data about their crops. The digital element is in its early stages. (credits: UN SG's Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance / Flickr Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0))

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    Posted By Vegetable Production
    Apr 22, 2019  

    https://www.growingproduce.com/vegetables/sweet-potatoes-and-spinach-lead-list-of-most-acreage-increases-2017-census-of-agriculture/

    Posted By Pee Dee Crop Producer Reports
    Jan 17, 2019  

    http://newsstand.clemson.edu/mediarelations/clemson-officials-increase-areas-of-sweet-potato-weevil-and-benghal-dayflower-quarantines/

    Posted By Vegetable Production
    Oct 30, 2018  

    https://www.thepacker.com/article/sweet-potato-quarantines-seek-contain-nematode

    Posted By Vegetable Production
    Oct 25, 2018  

    https://www.growingproduce.com/vegetables/north-carolina-sweet-potato-harvest-down-sharply/