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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...

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    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. Feeding on the nutrients present in the host’s body and producing toxins continuously... 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...

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    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...

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    Profit per what? Ways to think about and measure 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...

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    Increasing Demand for Home Gardening to Aid Growth in Agricultural Micronutrients Market by CAGR of 3.6% during Forecast 2021-2031

    By Dillan Roy

    Updated Jul 27 

    The global agricultural micronutrients market is anticipated to reach a valuation of US$ 4. 9 Bn in 2021, and expand at a steady CAGR of 3. 6% over the forecast period of 2021 to 2031. Diets with low nutrients can be blamed for an increase in occurrence of micronutrient deficiency across populations... Farmers and sellers of nutritious and bio-fortified crops such as wheat, maize, potato, and sweet potatoes are being encouraged by manufacturers of agricultural micronutrients to strengthen their sales footprint...

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    1-Methylcyclopropene(1-MCP) Apples Fresh-Keeping Agent

    By Darren Chan

    Updated Jun 17, 2021 

    1-MCP is a product widely used in apples around the world to improve eating quality and storability. Ripening of the fruit is initiated by ethylene, and in some cases this is also true. To a certain extent, the ripening process's speed is regulated by its concentration in the fruit. Fruits generally soften, and apples soften more rapidly when the ethylene content is high, but ethylene is also volatile in the fruit needed to stimulate the formation of flavor-producing substances... Vegetables: tomatoes, lettuce, celery, kale, potatoes, carrots, daylily, onions, toon, beans, broad beans, peas, broccoli, asparagus, coriander, cucumber, onions, leeks, garlic sprouts, (green, red) peppers, North Korea Thistle, cowpea, sweet corn, enoki mushroom, etc...

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    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...

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    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...

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    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...

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    Liquorice Extract Is Sold As A Dietary Supplement And Is Used As A Sweetener

    By Sachiin Sadgir

    Published Aug 8 

    Liquorice (also known as licorice) extract is made from the Glycyrrhiza glabra plant. Liquorice Extract is sold as a dietary supplement and is used as a sweetener and flavouring in confections1. Glycyrrhizin is a substance found in liquorice extract Additionally, licorice extract helps to cure hepatitis C, peptic ulcers, prevent cavities, regulate blood sugar levels, and support weight loss. It thus finds wide use in a variety of industries, including the pharmaceutical, cosmetics, and food and beverage sectors. Additionally, Licorice Extract lightens the skin...

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  • CoCo Daughtry United States, NC, Benson

    Business Title: NC SweetPotato Commission
    Job Title: Other Ag Professional, Commmunications Specialist
    Interests: Marketing

    Colleen Walker United States, ID, Sweet

    Job Title: Farmer, Rancher
    Interests: Beef, Swine, Dairy, Crop Protection, Ag Commentary, News, Marketing, Operating a Farm, Repair, Purchasing, Tools, Hunting, Wheat

    Michelle Grainger United States, NC, Benson

    Business Title: NC SweetPotato Commission
    Job Title: Other Ag Professional, Exec Dir Commodity Assoc
    Interests: Vegetables, Ag Policy, Marketing, Agribusiness, Organic Row Crops, Precision Agriculture, Corn, Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, Wheat, Rice, Canola, Sorghum, Beef, Dairy, Poultry, Swine, Cover Crops, Irrigation, Timber, Tobacco, Industrial Hemp

    Michelle Grainger United States, NC, Benson

    Business Title: NC SweetPotato Commission
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    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...

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    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. Feeding on the nutrients present in the host’s body and producing toxins continuously... 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...

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    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...

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    Profit per what? Ways to think about and measure 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...

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    Increasing Demand for Home Gardening to Aid Growth in Agricultural Micronutrients Market by CAGR of 3.6% during Forecast 2021-2031

    By Dillan Roy

    Updated Jul 27 

    The global agricultural micronutrients market is anticipated to reach a valuation of US$ 4. 9 Bn in 2021, and expand at a steady CAGR of 3. 6% over the forecast period of 2021 to 2031. Diets with low nutrients can be blamed for an increase in occurrence of micronutrient deficiency across populations... Farmers and sellers of nutritious and bio-fortified crops such as wheat, maize, potato, and sweet potatoes are being encouraged by manufacturers of agricultural micronutrients to strengthen their sales footprint...

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    1-Methylcyclopropene(1-MCP) Apples Fresh-Keeping Agent

    By Darren Chan

    Updated Jun 17, 2021 

    1-MCP is a product widely used in apples around the world to improve eating quality and storability. Ripening of the fruit is initiated by ethylene, and in some cases this is also true. To a certain extent, the ripening process's speed is regulated by its concentration in the fruit. Fruits generally soften, and apples soften more rapidly when the ethylene content is high, but ethylene is also volatile in the fruit needed to stimulate the formation of flavor-producing substances... Vegetables: tomatoes, lettuce, celery, kale, potatoes, carrots, daylily, onions, toon, beans, broad beans, peas, broccoli, asparagus, coriander, cucumber, onions, leeks, garlic sprouts, (green, red) peppers, North Korea Thistle, cowpea, sweet corn, enoki mushroom, etc...

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    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...

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    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...

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    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...

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    Liquorice Extract Is Sold As A Dietary Supplement And Is Used As A Sweetener

    By Sachiin Sadgir

    Published Aug 8 

    Liquorice (also known as licorice) extract is made from the Glycyrrhiza glabra plant. Liquorice Extract is sold as a dietary supplement and is used as a sweetener and flavouring in confections1. Glycyrrhizin is a substance found in liquorice extract Additionally, licorice extract helps to cure hepatitis C, peptic ulcers, prevent cavities, regulate blood sugar levels, and support weight loss. It thus finds wide use in a variety of industries, including the pharmaceutical, cosmetics, and food and beverage sectors. Additionally, Licorice Extract lightens the skin...

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  • 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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    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/

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    Posted By Vegetable Production
    Oct 31, 2019 

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

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    Posted By Vegetable Production
    Oct 30, 2018 

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

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    Posted By Pee Dee Crop Producer Reports
    Jul 30, 2018 

    http://newsstand.clemson.edu/mediarelations/three-more-s-c-counties-infested-with-sweet-potato-weevil/

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    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
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    Posted By John Moody
    May 21, 2018 

    https://agfuse.com/article/oh-deer-deer-damage-and-what-farmers-can-do-about-it
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    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
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    Posted By Cotton News
    Jun 10, 2021 

    https://www.cottonfarming.com/breakingnews/13722/

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