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  • Nicole Otte United States, CA, Thousand Oaks

    Business Title: AGRONOMICS
    Job Title: Other Ag Professional, Chef
    Interests: Rice, Soybeans, Wheat, Crop Protection, Irrigation, Soil Health, Sustainable Agriculture, Organic Specialty Crops

    Philip Huang United States, CA, Thousand Oaks

    Interests: Organic Row Crops, Marketing, Agribusiness

    Jeremy Rhodes United States, NC, Four Oaks

    Business Title: Cal -Tay LLC.
    Interests: Vegetables, Beef, Irrigation

    Jason Kikkert United States, Indiana, Fair Oaks

    Interests: Corn, Dairy, Cover Crops, Precision Agriculture, Irrigation, Agribusiness

    Ten Ways to Increase Your Farm's Profits This Year

    By AgFuse Exclusive Content

    Updated Dec 30, 2019 

    Part 1: Know Your True Cost of Production Why Your TCOP Matters How to Calculate Your TCOP Part 2: Take the Emotions Out of Your Marketing Plan Why You Need a Plan How to Create a Marketing Matrix How to Determine Your Marketable Inventory How to Use a Marketing Matrix Why You Need an Accountability Partner Part 3: Replace Dead Assets What Are Dead Assets? What Are Productive Assets? Part 4: Manage Your Cash Flow Conversion Cycle What a Cash Flow Conversion Cycle Is How to Speed Up Incoming Flows How to Postpone Outgoing Flows How to Minimize Paying Interest Part 5: Start Using Cover Crops. . ... Implementing these tips can save you hundreds or even thousands of dollars each year... However, if you bid out your inputs and ​continue to analyze such costs​, you’ll easily save thousands of dollars with only a minimal effort...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Marketing, Cover Crops

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

    By John Moody

    Published May 21, 2018 

    Effective Deer Fences press release Fencing to Exclude Deer North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission Deer Deterrents--Sights and Sounds press release Deer accidents increasing in Tennessee Nearly six thousand people hit a deer last year and these steps could stop you from being next... Effective Deer Fences press release Fencing to Exclude Deer North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission Deer Deterrents--Sights and Sounds press release Deer accidents increasing in Tennessee Nearly six thousand people hit a deer last year and these steps could stop you from being next... Effective Deer Fences press release Fencing to Exclude Deer North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission Deer Deterrents--Sights and Sounds press release Deer accidents increasing in Tennessee Nearly six thousand people hit a deer last year and these steps could stop you from being next... ” Effective Deer Fences press release Fencing to Exclude Deer North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission Deer Deterrents--Sights and Sounds press release Deer accidents increasing in Tennessee Nearly six thousand people hit a deer last year and these steps could stop you from being next. You can read more about fencing out deer effectively here, Fencing to Exclude Deer North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission Deer Deterrents--Sights and Sounds press release Deer accidents increasing in Tennessee Nearly six thousand people hit a deer last year and these steps could stop you from being next...

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    Variable-Rating Fertilizer: Does It Pay Off?

    By Laura Barrera

    Updated May 12, 2020 

    For growers who are trying to follow the “4Rs” of nutrient stewardship — applying the right fertilizer source at the right rate, at the right time, and in the right place, as set forth by The Fertilizer Institute — variable-rate technology (VRT) can help them tackle two of the four, as it can determine the right rate and the right place based on prescription maps. Unfortunately, it doesn’t guarantee those benefits will provide a return on investment. Consider a study conducted in North Dakota, Montana and Minnesota from 2000-2003, where fields were divided so that nitrogen fertilizer was either variable-rated or applied uniformly. As the North Dakota State University (NDSU) article explains, using nitrogen fertilizer recommendations at the time and variable-rate applying it on a zone approach provided no economic advantage over the uniform rate... 51 “Over several thousand acres, the savings are substantial and help pay for precision agriculture upgrades,” the authors say...

    Categories: Precision Agriculture

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    What’s root knot nematode?

    By Darren Chan

    Published May 7, 2019 

    Root-knot nematodes are one of the three most economically damaging genera of plant-parasitic nematodes on horticultural and field crops. Root-knot nematodes are very small and they parasitic the roots of thousands of plant species, including monocotyledonous and dicotyledonous, herbaceous and woody plants. They dwell in the soil, attack the roots of the plant to extract water and nutrients. As a result, large galls or “knots” can form throughout the root systems of infected plants. They will bring a lot of damage to plants...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Irrigation, Vegetables

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    How Feasible is Organic Corn?

    By Vijayalaxmi Kinhal

    Published Aug 14, 2020 

    Organic corn is both economically viable and technically feasible. Even though organic corn yield is 32% lesser, the prices are double that of conventional corn, guaranteeing attractive returns on investment (ROI) to growers. Moreover, there is growing technical information available to advise organic corn production. Growing Demand for Organic CornThe demand for organic corn is expected to grow globally at a CAGR of 1. 9% and amount to 1170 million USD by 2026...

    Categories: Corn, Organic Row Crops

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  • Nicole Otte United States, CA, Thousand Oaks

    Business Title: AGRONOMICS
    Job Title: Other Ag Professional, Chef
    Interests: Rice, Soybeans, Wheat, Crop Protection, Irrigation, Soil Health, Sustainable Agriculture, Organic Specialty Crops

    Philip Huang United States, CA, Thousand Oaks

    Interests: Organic Row Crops, Marketing, Agribusiness

    Jeremy Rhodes United States, NC, Four Oaks

    Business Title: Cal -Tay LLC.
    Interests: Vegetables, Beef, Irrigation

    Jason Kikkert United States, Indiana, Fair Oaks

    Interests: Corn, Dairy, Cover Crops, Precision Agriculture, Irrigation, Agribusiness

    John Farmer United States, KY, Russellville

    Business Title: Deaton Landscape
    About: Goethian Studies Stiener College Fair Oaks California, US Army 101st Combat Engineer RBB&B Clown College, Cuernevaca Shcool of Language.
    Interests: Organic Row Crops, Marketing, Bamboo And Hemp, Paper Production

    Ryan Robichaud United States, NY, Adams Center

    Business Title: FeedsForLess.Com
    Job Title: Dairy Farmer
    About: Dairy Farmer, Independent Dairy Nutritionist, and Founder of ag-Tech Startup FeedsForLess.com the Intelligence and E-Commerce Solution for the animal Feed Industry, Research, Compare and Buy Feeds From Thousands of Mills with Real-Time Prices and the power of Knowledge from the unbiased FeedFacts Database!
    Interests: Corn, Soybeans, Canola, Dairy, Poultry, Swine, Cover Crops, Precision Agriculture, Organic Row Crops, Marketing, Agribusiness

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  • Ten Ways to Increase Your Farm's Profits This Year

    By AgFuse Exclusive Content

    Updated Dec 30, 2019 

    Part 1: Know Your True Cost of Production Why Your TCOP Matters How to Calculate Your TCOP Part 2: Take the Emotions Out of Your Marketing Plan Why You Need a Plan How to Create a Marketing Matrix How to Determine Your Marketable Inventory How to Use a Marketing Matrix Why You Need an Accountability Partner Part 3: Replace Dead Assets What Are Dead Assets? What Are Productive Assets? Part 4: Manage Your Cash Flow Conversion Cycle What a Cash Flow Conversion Cycle Is How to Speed Up Incoming Flows How to Postpone Outgoing Flows How to Minimize Paying Interest Part 5: Start Using Cover Crops. . ... Implementing these tips can save you hundreds or even thousands of dollars each year... However, if you bid out your inputs and ​continue to analyze such costs​, you’ll easily save thousands of dollars with only a minimal effort...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Marketing, Cover Crops

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

    By John Moody

    Published May 21, 2018 

    Effective Deer Fences press release Fencing to Exclude Deer North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission Deer Deterrents--Sights and Sounds press release Deer accidents increasing in Tennessee Nearly six thousand people hit a deer last year and these steps could stop you from being next... Effective Deer Fences press release Fencing to Exclude Deer North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission Deer Deterrents--Sights and Sounds press release Deer accidents increasing in Tennessee Nearly six thousand people hit a deer last year and these steps could stop you from being next... Effective Deer Fences press release Fencing to Exclude Deer North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission Deer Deterrents--Sights and Sounds press release Deer accidents increasing in Tennessee Nearly six thousand people hit a deer last year and these steps could stop you from being next... ” Effective Deer Fences press release Fencing to Exclude Deer North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission Deer Deterrents--Sights and Sounds press release Deer accidents increasing in Tennessee Nearly six thousand people hit a deer last year and these steps could stop you from being next. You can read more about fencing out deer effectively here, Fencing to Exclude Deer North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission Deer Deterrents--Sights and Sounds press release Deer accidents increasing in Tennessee Nearly six thousand people hit a deer last year and these steps could stop you from being next...

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    Variable-Rating Fertilizer: Does It Pay Off?

    By Laura Barrera

    Updated May 12, 2020 

    For growers who are trying to follow the “4Rs” of nutrient stewardship — applying the right fertilizer source at the right rate, at the right time, and in the right place, as set forth by The Fertilizer Institute — variable-rate technology (VRT) can help them tackle two of the four, as it can determine the right rate and the right place based on prescription maps. Unfortunately, it doesn’t guarantee those benefits will provide a return on investment. Consider a study conducted in North Dakota, Montana and Minnesota from 2000-2003, where fields were divided so that nitrogen fertilizer was either variable-rated or applied uniformly. As the North Dakota State University (NDSU) article explains, using nitrogen fertilizer recommendations at the time and variable-rate applying it on a zone approach provided no economic advantage over the uniform rate... 51 “Over several thousand acres, the savings are substantial and help pay for precision agriculture upgrades,” the authors say...

    Categories: Precision Agriculture

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    What’s root knot nematode?

    By Darren Chan

    Published May 7, 2019 

    Root-knot nematodes are one of the three most economically damaging genera of plant-parasitic nematodes on horticultural and field crops. Root-knot nematodes are very small and they parasitic the roots of thousands of plant species, including monocotyledonous and dicotyledonous, herbaceous and woody plants. They dwell in the soil, attack the roots of the plant to extract water and nutrients. As a result, large galls or “knots” can form throughout the root systems of infected plants. They will bring a lot of damage to plants...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Irrigation, Vegetables

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    How Feasible is Organic Corn?

    By Vijayalaxmi Kinhal

    Published Aug 14, 2020 

    Organic corn is both economically viable and technically feasible. Even though organic corn yield is 32% lesser, the prices are double that of conventional corn, guaranteeing attractive returns on investment (ROI) to growers. Moreover, there is growing technical information available to advise organic corn production. Growing Demand for Organic CornThe demand for organic corn is expected to grow globally at a CAGR of 1. 9% and amount to 1170 million USD by 2026...

    Categories: Corn, Organic Row Crops

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    How to Cultivate Cotton Organically

    By Vijayalaxmi Kinhal

    Updated Oct 24, 2020 

    Though most of the organic cotton in the world comes from Asia, Texas in the USA is also a major producer. Although specific growing methods may vary based on region and farm size, there are general principles that can be applied throughout the world when it comes to growing organic cottonEconomicsThere are many reasons to grow cotton organically. The market share of organic cotton has grown from 1% in 2008 to 21% in 2018. Half of this is grown in India, with China (17%), Kyrgyzstan (7%), and Turkey (7%) being the next major producers. It takes three years for farmers to convert to organic farming, as this is the time required for soil to become free of chemical fertilizers and pesticides...

    Categories: Cotton, Organic Specialty Crops, Sustainable Agriculture

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    Starting from Scratch - How Beginning Farmers can Break Ground

    By Gregory Heilers

    Published Sep 9, 2018 

    Despite the fact that there is near-guaranteed job security, thanks to booming population growth, many beginning farmers face seemingly insurmountable obstacles to bringing a product to market. In this article, we’re going to cover how young farmers can start from the ground up, even if they don’t come from a family of farmers. Informing this subject is Jason Silverman, the Massachusetts Field Agent of Land For Good, and Joel Salatin, co-owner of Polyface Farm. Jason’s experience as a first generation farmer, and as an agent connecting farmers with resources, balances well with Joel’s, who took over the family farm, and has since mentored scores of intern cohorts... ”Start Planting TodayWhether beginning farmers plan to rent or buy, intensively grow or manage thousands of acres, Jason’s advice is to “start at a scale (both in terms of time commitment and finances)” that allows for learning and preserves the ability to adapt...

    Categories: Agribusiness

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    Precision Farming Solutions for Weeds in Soybean Farms

    By Vijayalaxmi Kinhal

    Updated Sep 10, 2020 

    The weed control measures used in soybean production need to be overhauled. The development of resistance in weeds has made current technology and management increasingly expensive and comes accompanied with heavy yield losses. Precision management solutions can reduce chemical use in several ways. Current Weed Management in SoybeansSoybean is important for the global economy as it is used as a source for oil and protein (for people and livestock) and as biodiesel... When thousands of images of a certain weed at various growth stages are shown, the software learns to identify a weed...

    Categories: Precision Agriculture, Soybeans

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    Grain Drying Technology Using Paddy Husk

    By SUNCUE Grain Dryer

    Published Mar 28, 2019 

    Burning paddy husk in a rice husk furnace can be a complete substitute for gas or diesel by burning paddy husk to provide necessary thermal energy. This not only increases the millers/farmer’s income through significantly reducing drying cost and improving grain quality, it is also an important 21st century drying industry breakthrough. Paddy husk had long been considered rural waste, but with this technical innovation it can produce amazing thermal energy... Thousands of tonnes of grains can be dried by a single operator every day... There are hundreds of systems implemented successfully worldwide ranging from several tonnes to several thousands of tonnes of handling capacity every day...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Sorghum, Rice

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    Medjool Dates – Jordan’s Famous Dates

    By Ammar Alshami

    Updated Mar 1, 2021 

    Medjool dates are the ultimate snack out there, right? They not only taste amazing, but are full of benefits as well. You can easily add them to all kinds of sweet and savory dishes and end up enjoying their amazing taste. Moreover, did you know there are over 1500 different date varieties all over the world? All of them are grown in warm climates. Dates are well known in the Middle East and are one of the most popular ones due to their incredible size, texture as well as incredible flavor... The sizes of the farms consist of hundreds to thousands of trees...

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    Aug 3, 2017 

    http://agnetwest.com/2017/08/03/good-guy-fungus-oaks-ornamental-crops/
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    Posted By Kosona Chriv
    Dec 15, 2016 

    Robotics and Drones will change the business of Agriculture, enabling Ultra-precision Farming and helping address Key Global Challenges

    Robotic and drones have already started to quietly transform many aspects of agriculture. Already, thousands of robotic milking parlours have been installed worldwide, creating a $1.9bn industry that is projected to grow to $8bn by 2023. Mobile robots are also already penetrating dairy farms, helping automate tasks such as feed pushing or manure cleaning.

    Illustration Photo: Crop-spraying drone DJI Agras MG-1 (credit: DJI)
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    Posted By Badlands Cowboy Tack Co
    Sep 3, 2020 

    Hey All, we have just joined in hopes of building another business page. We are brand new to AgFuse but the app works well so far! Are there other horse people using this app? Stop by our page to follow us here! Badlands Cowboy Tack Co. based out of Montana. We have nearly 5 thousand followers on Facebook but this is a fresh place to start. We are a little cold backed today but should settle right down here at AgFuse with more miles and wet saddle blankets.

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    Posted By Zach Conrad
    Sep 15, 2017 

    FBN released a major report regarding the common practice of Seed Relabeling. This could save you thousands. https://emergence.farmersbusinessnetwork.com/seed-relabeling-results
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    Posted By Kimmy Farm
    Updated May 31, 2021 

    In the 2020/21 cashew season, Tanzanian cashew farmers have produced 206,718 tones of  RCN . However, the lack of Cashew processing factories  has lost Tanzania’s vital foreign revenues and thousands of jobs.  90% of the Tanzania cashew exports  are destined for India, Vietnam… and almost entirely  in raw cashew nuts with low prices . The total volume of  raw cashew nuts   (RCN)  Tanzania Exported to Vietnam in the first 4 months of 2021 was 131.757 tons, worth 191 million USD. In addition, The Tanzanian government has been facing challenges in finding potential investors in order to revive the cashew processing industry in Tanzania. The Tanzania GOV aims to triple raw cashew nuts production to 1 million tons over the next five years.

    https://kimmyfarm.com/en/tanzanian-gov-non-tax-incentives-to-local-cashews-processing-companies

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    Call for applications: Projects and Innovations that dramatically improve the lives of people and the world

    The Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation supports early stage, high impact social enterprises and seeks projects and innovations that dramatically improve the lives of people and the world. Eligibility extends to non profit, for profit and hybrid organizations in the early stages of their development that have scaling potential. The DRK investments are distributed twice a year over a three-year term, totaling $300 thousand.

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    Posted By Marjorie Valin
    Dec 6, 2021 


    Over the last twenty years, the business of farming has exploded, in many ways mirroring the early dot com years of the internet, with about a decade of lag and no bubble burst.

    We have experienced the birth of an entirely new industry, new strategies and technologies, as companies appeared and vanished in the scramble to establish market position and carve out a niche.

    Unlike other tech disruptions, this one is less about cool gadgets and digital lifestyles than our collective survival. We've been growing food and feeding ourselves for more than ten thousand years, but we need to figure out how to feed a lot more people -- and fast. The global population is growing. We can't increase the amount of land on Earth to grow more food, so we need to develop better ways to produce food on the land we have.

    To make agriculture and food more sustainable, farmers need data, but the information is in an abundance of places, languages, and formats. Aggregating, formatting, extracting, and consolidating data from multiple sources into a single structure is a technical challenge that will only increase with adoption of broader sustainability metrics.

    We know how hard growers work. We know they don't have time to redraw their fields in three different systems to get yield maps and see recommendations for their agronomy or sustainability practices.

    Rather than more digital platforms, single purpose applications, and management information systems, the better solution is in making all these technologies interoperable, so data flows across the supply chain unimpeded and farmers can reap the value of their on-farm data.

    We have no skin in the game, no products, and no vested interest in any particular platform, application or information system - just in connecting them to make farming more predictable and profitable, because when it comes down to it, a farmer's success is our food supply.
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    Posted By Kimmy Farm
    Nov 23, 2021 

    Vietnam's cashew nut market share in the total import value of Switzerland' accounted for 38.97 percent. In which, Switzerland's cashew nut import rate from Vietnam increased on average by 20.4% (by volume) and by 19.8%/year (by value), from 742 tons, worth 7 million USD in 2016 increased to approximately 1.5 thousand tons, worth 12.33 million USD in 2020. Switzerland increased its imports of cashews from Vietnam, Ivory Coast, and Benin, but reduced imports from India and the Netherlands.

    https://kimmyfarm.com/en/vietnam-cashew-nuts-exported-to-switzerland-grown-strongly

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    Posted By Mark Smith
    Updated Nov 1, 2021 

    #AgHistory; Folks, this post is primarily in response to a question I received from farmer @Metin Ozsavran regarding pre-WWII pesticides. It is something each farmer should be able to discuss at a basic level but is not common knowledge. I assure you misperceptions about pre-WWII pesticides are currently being taught at the collegiate level (the implication in many current textbooks being that pre-WWII methods were safer for people than post-WWII). I ran across these misperceptions myself in two different Ag texts (in my classes) and these will continue to affect Ag policies in the future, since many environmental policy advisors and aides will also have read these same books. I do think you will find it interesting since I previously posted that pesticides date back thousands of years. Fast-forward to the 1800's in the United States and Europe: In the 1860's, the potato beetle was moving westward and decimating crops. During this time, someone began using 'Paris green', an arsenic based chemical used to color paint and textiles. Later, 'London purple' was used (another arsenical compound). A friend who is an expert in traditional textile making had mentioned these compounds were eventually banned in the textile industry after being identified as the cause of several deaths. I have not had time to find the source information on this but have no reason to doubt its veracity. These arsenical compounds were used to combat a variety of chewing insects, and kerosene-soap emulsions for sucking insects during this timeframe.Lead arsenate was used in 1892 to combat the the gypsy moth in New England, leading to powdered lead arsenate for the boll weevil on cotton, leading to calcium arsenate as a more effective version against the boll weevil in 1916. Hydrocyanic acid gas was used on citrus in 1886, and naphthalene on grapes in 1882. As populations grew, the greater intensity of agriculture drew greater pests resulting in heavier applications. Western pears were banned in Boston in 1919 due to excessive residues, and a few years later, Britain would not accept apple shipments from the United States for the same reason. The USDA eventually set up arsenic residue tolerances in 1927, and these were adjusted to lower levels than previously set in 1932 (to 0.01 grains/pound). DDT was invented in 1874 by German chemist Othman Zeidler, and became famous when Swiss chemist Paul Muller discovered its insecticidal value around 1939. I will post more as time and research permits, but the take-away is to always ask 'WHY' civilization adopted certain pesticides, and ensure we do not assume that reverting back to previous methods will somehow result in improvement. The best place to validate the above information (and much more) in one source is the 1962 USDA Agricultural Yearbook celebrating 100 years in agricultural innovation. Will share more as time (and AgFuse number counts) permits.
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    Posted By Rodney Michael
    Oct 28, 2021 

    ..to help turn thousands of dormant plots into productive land.
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