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  • Innovate Water Pakistan, Sindh, Karachi

    Business Title: Invwater.com
    Interests: Ag Policy, Agribusiness, Cover Crops, Canola, Corn, Cotton, Dairy

    Ann Waters

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    Dustin Bridgewater United States, CA, San Francisco

    Business Title: Salesforce
    Job Title: Strategic Sourcing
    Interests: Vegetables, Beef, Dairy, Poultry, Precision Agriculture, Organic Row Crops, Marketing, Agribusiness

    Key Factor in Improving Soil Water Infiltration Rates: Living Roots

    By Laura Barrera

    Published Jan 22  

    One way to help manage these high rainfall events is to improve soil water infiltration — the faster it can enter the soil, the less likely it will pond or run off the farm, taking valuable soil and nutrients with it. But what are the best practices for increasing water infiltration rates?University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) assistant professor of agronomy and horticulture Andrea Basche set out to find just that... Top Practices: Perennials & Cover CropsBasche and DeLonge’s research discovered the practice that improved water infiltration rates the most was having perennial crops, such as grasses or trees, incorporated into the cropland... ”The second most influential practice was cover crops, which the meta-analysis found improved soil water infiltration by an average 35%... Basche and DeLonge also noted there was evidence that cover crops had a greater impact on water infiltration rates in coarsely textured soils with higher sand content and less clay...

    Categories: Cover Crops

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    Canada Agriculture Day: Water Pollution from Agriculture

    By Cierra Bray

    Published Mar 26, 2018  

    Our theme this year is Water Pollution from Agriculture, which is a global challenge that has increased in both developed and developing countries, undermining economic growth as well as the physical and environmental health of billions of people. Human settlements, industries and agriculture are the major sources of water pollution. Globally, 80 percent of municipal wastewater is discharged into water bodies untreated, and industry is responsible for dumping millions of tonnes of heavy metals, solvents, toxic sludge and other wastes into water bodies each year. Agriculture, which accounts for 70 percent of water abstractions worldwide, plays a major role in water pollution. Farms discharge large quantities of agrochemicals, organic matter, drug residues, sediments and saline drainage into water bodies...

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    Lisa VanWatermeulen United States, IL, Cambridge

    Interests: Corn, Soybeans, Marketing, Agribusiness

    Jakob Hamlescher United States, OH, Cleveland

    Business Title: CuyahogaSoilandWaterConservationDistrict
    Job Title: Extension Agent or University Employee
    Interests: Precision Agriculture, Succession Planning, Farm Management, Operating a Farm, Agribusiness, Conservation Easements, Cover Crops, Conservation Plans, NRCS, Organic Specialty Crops, Tree Nuts, Orchard Crops, Timber, Specialty Livestock, Irrigation, Soil Health, Sustainable Agriculture

    Gerald Hayter Canada, Ontario, Bluewater

    Interests: Corn, Soybeans, Wheat, Beef

    Ajas Mk Australia, Tasmania, Bridgewater

    Business Title: Nill
    Interests: Organic Row Crops

    Madison Locke Canada, Ontario, Waterloo

    Business Title: NXT Farm
    Interests: Agribusiness, Irrigation, Precision Agriculture, Canola, Corn, Cotton, Sorghum, Peanuts, Rice, Soybeans, Vegetables, Wheat

  • Innovate Water Pakistan, Sindh, Karachi

    Business Title: Invwater.com
    Interests: Ag Policy, Agribusiness, Cover Crops, Canola, Corn, Cotton, Dairy

    Ann Waters

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    Dustin Bridgewater United States, CA, San Francisco

    Business Title: Salesforce
    Job Title: Strategic Sourcing
    Interests: Vegetables, Beef, Dairy, Poultry, Precision Agriculture, Organic Row Crops, Marketing, Agribusiness

    Lisa VanWatermeulen United States, IL, Cambridge

    Interests: Corn, Soybeans, Marketing, Agribusiness

    Jakob Hamlescher United States, OH, Cleveland

    Business Title: CuyahogaSoilandWaterConservationDistrict
    Job Title: Extension Agent or University Employee
    Interests: Precision Agriculture, Succession Planning, Farm Management, Operating a Farm, Agribusiness, Conservation Easements, Cover Crops, Conservation Plans, NRCS, Organic Specialty Crops, Tree Nuts, Orchard Crops, Timber, Specialty Livestock, Irrigation, Soil Health, Sustainable Agriculture

    Gerald Hayter Canada, Ontario, Bluewater

    Interests: Corn, Soybeans, Wheat, Beef

    Ajas Mk Australia, Tasmania, Bridgewater

    Business Title: Nill
    Interests: Organic Row Crops

    Madison Locke Canada, Ontario, Waterloo

    Business Title: NXT Farm
    Interests: Agribusiness, Irrigation, Precision Agriculture, Canola, Corn, Cotton, Sorghum, Peanuts, Rice, Soybeans, Vegetables, Wheat

    Pavel Bordioug Canada, Ontario, Waterloo

    Business Title: NXT Farm
    Interests: Agribusiness, Cover Crops, Irrigation, Marketing, Organic Row Crops, Precision Agriculture, Canola, Corn, Sorghum, Soybeans, Wheat

    Bill Russell United States, VA, Lexington

    Business Title: Waterloo Creek Farm
    Job Title: Owner
    Interests: Vegetables, Poultry, Cover Crops, Organic Row Crops, Irrigation, Timber, Agribusiness, Grapes

  • #SoilMatters

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    Soil and everything in it is the focus here. Crop Nutritionists and CCAs know that growing a crop is more than planting, watering and applying fertilizer. It requires testing, planning, monitoring and adjusting the plan as needed.
    Interest: Corn, Wheat, Vegetables, Cover Crops, Ag Policy, Precision Agriculture, Organic Row Crops, Irrigation, Agribusiness

    Natures Enzymes LLC

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    Natures Enzymes sells 100% natural enzyme based products for Agriculture, Poultry, Cattle, Goats, Wild Birding and more. We are about to combat Zika Virus with Mosquito Free Water Tension Eliminator.
    Interest: Beef, Dairy, Poultry, Swine, Organic Row Crops, Marketing, Agribusiness

  • Key Factor in Improving Soil Water Infiltration Rates: Living Roots

    By Laura Barrera

    Published Jan 22  

    One way to help manage these high rainfall events is to improve soil water infiltration — the faster it can enter the soil, the less likely it will pond or run off the farm, taking valuable soil and nutrients with it. But what are the best practices for increasing water infiltration rates?University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) assistant professor of agronomy and horticulture Andrea Basche set out to find just that... Top Practices: Perennials & Cover CropsBasche and DeLonge’s research discovered the practice that improved water infiltration rates the most was having perennial crops, such as grasses or trees, incorporated into the cropland... ”The second most influential practice was cover crops, which the meta-analysis found improved soil water infiltration by an average 35%... Basche and DeLonge also noted there was evidence that cover crops had a greater impact on water infiltration rates in coarsely textured soils with higher sand content and less clay...

    Categories: Cover Crops

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    Canada Agriculture Day: Water Pollution from Agriculture

    By Cierra Bray

    Published Mar 26, 2018  

    Our theme this year is Water Pollution from Agriculture, which is a global challenge that has increased in both developed and developing countries, undermining economic growth as well as the physical and environmental health of billions of people. Human settlements, industries and agriculture are the major sources of water pollution. Globally, 80 percent of municipal wastewater is discharged into water bodies untreated, and industry is responsible for dumping millions of tonnes of heavy metals, solvents, toxic sludge and other wastes into water bodies each year. Agriculture, which accounts for 70 percent of water abstractions worldwide, plays a major role in water pollution. Farms discharge large quantities of agrochemicals, organic matter, drug residues, sediments and saline drainage into water bodies...

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    Top 4 ways to stimulate root growth

    By Darren Chan

    Published Sep 3, 2019  

    Importance of healthy rootsFirst, they anchor the plant in place, resisting the forces of wind and running water or mudflow. Secondly, the root system takes in oxygen, water and nutrients from the soil, to move them up through the plant to the stems, leaves, and blooms. where they can interact with sunlight to produce sugars and energy for the plant. Last but not least, scientists have recently discovered that roots actually secrete compounds that affect the microorganisms in the soil, which can help protect the plants from disease and encourage it to absorb nutrients from the soil... Appropriate ManagementApply root promoting fertilizer under regular schedule contain a high content of phosphorousEnsure the appropriate growth temperatureProvide adequate lightDo not overwaterMore info how to prevent root growth...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Dairy, Organic Row Crops

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    Type of Organic Fertilizer

    By Darren Chan

    Published Dec 17, 2019  

    It provides rich growth nutrition for plants, which can retain water in the soil for a long time... And loosen the soil, increase the water content in the soil to improve the rhizosphere... Boost both nutrient efficiency and organic matter content in the soilIt improves water movement into the soil and, in time, add structure to the soil... It does not contain the harmful chemicals that contribute to the pollution and contamination of water and land... As organisms need suitable temperature and sufficient water to do their jobs, the effectiveness of organic fertilizers is limited by these factors...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Organic Row Crops, Wheat

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    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... It also does not require artificial or man-made water sources as it grows dependently on the natural water sources, i... It does not require any irrigation system, dependant solely on the natural rainfall and water source...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Organic Row Crops, Vegetables

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    A New Era of Farm Employees: Farm Technicians vs. Farm Hands?

    By Gregory Heilers

    Published Jun 4, 2018  

    Traditional agricultural skills that made civilization possible are still alive and in use today... When his grandfather purchased their farm in the 1950s, there were 20 staff and 40 horses moving stock, checking water sources, maintaining infrastructure, and more... Checking stock watering points went from two days to two hours... ” He sees a “huge need for remote sensor hardware” for water and stock monitoring, as well as other “software that helps with data management and decision-making to optimize performance. ”The team at Polyface Farms, according to Joel, utilizes “fault finders for electric fences, Quicken for financial records, GPS altitude meters for pond buildings and water systems, trail cams for hunting, and phones for day-to-day communication among staff...

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    Advantages of seaweed fertilizer for plants

    By Darren Chan

    Published Dec 31, 2019  

    Seaweed fertilizer is an organic fertilizer produced by accurate processing of marine plant seaweed as the primary raw material. The main component is the natural organic active material extracted from kelp. Below are the advantages of seaweed fertilizer for plants:1 Nutrient-richThe active seaweed fertilizer contains a large amount of non-nitrogen-containing organic matter, including 40 kinds of minerals such as potassium, calcium, magnesium, iron, zinc, and iodine, and abundant vitamins, which are unmatched by terrestrial plants, especially seaweed polysaccharides unique to seaweeds. Alginic acid, highly unsaturated fatty acids and a variety of natural plant growth regulators can stimulate the production of non-specific active factors in plants and regulate the balance of endogenous elements... Alginic acid in seaweed fertilizer can reduce the surface tension of water, forming a layer of film on the surface of the plant, increasing the contact area, water-soluble substances are relatively easy to penetrate the surface cells of stems and leaves so that plants can effectively absorb the nutrients in the seaweed extract...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Vegetables

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    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... The way AMF works, Cahill explains, is that they grow inside the plant’s roots, and in exchange for sugar from the plant, the hyphae — the threadlike filaments of the fungi — capture water and nutrients in the soil for the plant... Roy-Bolduc and Hijri say that because they extend the root system, they help absorb more water and can access water in smaller pores, thereby increasing plant water uptake... An example of this would be if a plant doesn’t need phosphorus or water... “When you have really compacted soil, we know that impacts water penetration and can impose drought, but it also doesn’t give the air spaces and pockets that all these fungi, bacteria and even nematodes and other things need to live,” he explains...

    Categories: Cover Crops

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    Fish Amino Acid Fertilizer Effect & Function in Agriculture

    By Darren Chan

    Published May 18  

    Fish protein organic liquid fertilizer is a pure natural fertilizer, It's rich in organic matter, fish protein, peptides, biological polysaccharides, etc. It's also a kind of functional fertilizer, can be used as base fertilizer, topdressing, can be irrigated root, drip irrigation, flushing spray. According to Fish protein fertilizer with rich organic matter, protein, polypeptide, etc. , after plowing soil significantly increased the content of soil organic matter, can rapidly promote the soil microbial breeding, greatly activate the soil nutrient, increase the soil fertility, improve soil protecting fertilizer water retention capacity, the use of fish protein fertilizer can effectively improve soil harden problems, maintain soil fertility... Watermelon(1) Spraying fish protein at the seedling stage, watermelon has developed roots, strong stems, slow seedling speed, reduce the occurrence of viral diseases, and improve crop stress resistance...

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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. As things go from the tunnel to the field, all our friendly little four legged foes start to to make dinner plans… and breakfast plans. Some are making midnight snack plans as well. Raccoons, rabbits, and the worst of all in our area - deer... You can see the limitations to such an approach, since running water to a dozen sprinkles that only protect perhaps an acre or so of growing space may not be cost or time effective...

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  • Posted By Laura Barrera
    Nov 2, 2018  

    https://agfuse.com/article/what-farmers-need-to-know-about-mycorrhizae
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    Posted By Gill Costa
    Jun 16, 2017  

    http://agfax.com/2017/06/13/nebraska-irrigation-3-reasons-to-use-sensors-tips-for-proper-installation/
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    Posted By Laura Barrera
    Mar 7, 2019  

    https://agfuse.com/article/7-ways-to-measure-soil-health-improvements
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    Posted By Laura Barrera
    Jul 18, 2018  

    https://agfuse.com/article/4-steps-to-building-soil-organic-matter-in-the-south
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    Posted By Carolina Irrigation Solutions
    Apr 30, 2018  

    https://agfuse.com/article/irrigation-preventative-maintenance-and-start-up
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    Posted By Maria Dampman
    Apr 4, 2018  

    https://agfuse.com/article/how-brazilian-big-agriculture-is-destroying-the-brazilian-amazon
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    Posted By Chris Fellows
    Jan 19, 2019  

    https://agfuse.com/article/direct-driller-magazine-issue-4-is-out-now
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    Posted By John Moody
    May 14, 2018  

    https://agfuse.com/article/are-csas-still-okay-
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    Posted By Cover Crops
    May 18, 2018  

    https://agfuse.com/article/early-cover-crop-benefits-what-can-you-expect-in-the-first-year-
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    Posted By Fertility And Soils
    Jul 18, 2018  

    https://agfuse.com/article/4-steps-to-building-soil-organic-matter-in-the-south
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