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  • Canada Agriculture Day: Water Pollution from Agriculture

    By Cierra Bray

    Published 2 years, 6 months ago

    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...

    Gerald Hayter Canada, Ontario, Bluewater

    Interests: Corn, Soybeans, Wheat, Beef Cattle

    Mark Smith United States, ME, Unity

    Business Title: DirigoAg, LLC
    Job Title: Owner
    Interests: Specialty/Vegetable, Cover Crops, Ag Issues in Washington, Precision Ag, Organic, Irrigation, Timber Production, Marketing, Agribusiness, Hemp, Soil, Water

    Lane Dobbs United States, GA, Monroe

    Interests: Irrigation, Storm Water Monitoring

    Bill Russell United States, VA, Lexington

    Business Title: Waterloo Creek Farm
    Job Title: Owner
    Interests: Specialty/Vegetable, Poultry, Specialty, Cover Crops, Organic, Irrigation, Timber Production, Agribusiness, Grapes

  • Gerald Hayter Canada, Ontario, Bluewater

    Interests: Corn, Soybeans, Wheat, Beef Cattle

    Mark Smith United States, ME, Unity

    Business Title: DirigoAg, LLC
    Job Title: Owner
    Interests: Specialty/Vegetable, Cover Crops, Ag Issues in Washington, Precision Ag, Organic, Irrigation, Timber Production, Marketing, Agribusiness, Hemp, Soil, Water

    Lane Dobbs United States, GA, Monroe

    Interests: Irrigation, Storm Water Monitoring

    Bill Russell United States, VA, Lexington

    Business Title: Waterloo Creek Farm
    Job Title: Owner
    Interests: Specialty/Vegetable, Poultry, Specialty, Cover Crops, Organic, Irrigation, Timber Production, Agribusiness, Grapes

    Keith Boeckman United States, Ohio, Coldwater

    Interests: Corn, Soybeans, Beef Cattle, Poultry, Precision Ag, Marketing, Agribusiness

  • #SoilMatters

    Public
    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, Specialty/Vegetable, Specialty, Cover Crops, Ag Issues in Washington, Precision Ag, Organic, Irrigation, Agribusiness

    Natures Enzymes LLC

    Public
    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 Cattle, Dairy, Poultry, Hogs, Organic, Marketing, Agribusiness

  • Canada Agriculture Day: Water Pollution from Agriculture

    By Cierra Bray

    Published 2 years, 6 months ago

    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...

    How Yield Champions Use Cover Crops for Growing Higher Bushels

    By Laura Barrera

    Published 1 years, 4 months ago

    There are many factors that can influence corn yield... His intention with the small grains was to sequester carbon, build soil organic matter, suppress weeds and improve the soil’s water retention as well as water infiltration rates, while the legumes were used for balancing the carbon-to-nitrogen ratio... “It utilizes a lot of water and a lot of energy... His water infiltration rates have also skyrocketed from ½-1 inch per hour to now 6-7 inches per hour... His goal for using cover crops is to increase organic matter — which on most fields has gone from 2% or less to 7% and higher — break up the soil hardpan and increase the soil’s water-holding capacity...

    How to Use the SmartMix Calculator to Create the Perfect Cover Crop Mix

    By Laura Barrera

    Published 3 weeks ago

    When it comes to creating a cover crop mix, the options are endless. You need to determine what kind of species you’ll use, how many you’ll use, and at what seeding rates. For anyone new to cover crop blends, these decisions can be overwhelming. Fortunately, there are several free tools available today that can guide both new and experienced cover crop users through the process of developing their own mix... For instance, in a field of corn, the most competition to corn is another corn plant because they need the same nutrients and water, and they’re rooted at the same depth and have the same canopy height...

    Categories: Cover Crops

    Why Hemp Isn’t Going to Save the US Farmer (But How It Could)

    By The Crossover

    Published 1 month ago

    In late 2018, a new farm bill was passed that legalized the production of hemp as an agricultural commodity while also removing it from the list of “controlled substances”. The Gold Rush of the modern farming era was on. The farming industry was buzzing with new information on how to grow and market this miracle plant. Hemp farming was going to not only save the modern row crop farmer but also make him wealthy in the process... Coca Cola takes water, sugar, corn syrup, etc (all commodities), mixes them together and then places their logo on a can of this concoction so that it can sell it for significantly more than the sum of the commodities’ costs...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Marketing, Specialty/Vegetable

    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... 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 extends 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

    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... One percent of organic matter in the top 6 inches of soil holds approximately 27,000 gallons of water per acre... 5% in six years, his water infiltration rate went from a max of 1 inch to 6 to 7 inches per hour... , identifies 66 different crop species by these classifications, as well as growth cycle, relative water use, plant architecture, seeding depth, forage quality, pollination characteristics and nutrient cycling... In other words, do you have critter holes, do you have root holes? Does your soil surface look like cottage cheese? Do you have breaks in the soil? Do you have pore space where air and water can move thoroughly? When you have soil structure, which is developed through growing plants and adhering to these principles, that is when you can see things really take off...

    Categories: Cover Crops

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

    By Gregory Heilers

    Published 1 years, 4 months ago

    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...

    What’s the function of Mycorrhiza?

    By Darren Chan

    Published 9 months ago

    However, why is mycorrhiza important?What’s the function of Mycorrhiza?Expand the nutrient absorption surface of plantsThe roots of plants are important organs for plants to absorb water and other nutrients. However, due to various external factors, the growth of roots is still limited to a certain extent, such as hard soil texture, drought and water shortage, which will affect to a certain extent. Absorption of water and nutrients... Even in places where the roots of the plants cannot reach, there will be traces of epithelial hyphae, which greatly increases the absorption surface and absorption range of the roots of the plants, thus helping the plants absorb more water and other nutrients... However, once the plant has mycorrhiza, a large number of epithelial hyphae can cross the phosphorus-poor zone and absorb phosphorus, water and other nutrients from farther places, thus partially meeting the growth requirements of the plant...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Beef Cattle, Corn

    Million Dollar Dirt

    By Amanda Allworth

    Published 1 years, 3 months ago

    Soil organic matter content, microbial populations, bulk density, infiltration rate, soil water and nutrient holding capacity are examples of dynamic soil characteristics that change over a shorter time period with or without human intervention... Field analysisYou can use visual field analysis to survey physical soil properties, like soil structure, compaction and water infiltration... Intensive tillage can result in the loss of organic matter and less water infiltration and can cause soil pores to collapse, leading to excessive ponding in fields... Organic matter content influences a number of soil characteristics, including soil bulk density (a measure of compaction), soil water holding capacity, cation exchange capacity and nutrient availability... Compaction limits root growth, resulting in a number of crop production problems, including loss of standability, limitations on nutrient and water uptake and gas exchange in the soil...

    20 Years Later: What Roundup Ready Crops Taught Us About Weed Management

    By Amanda Allworth

    Published 1 years, 1 month ago

    It’s been over two decades since the first Roundup Ready crops were planted in commercial fields. At the time of introduction, the technology was revolutionary for farmers, who found a highly effective and convenient chemistry to control a broad spectrum of weeds. Roundup Ready corn and soybeans quickly became the norm in fields across the United States, and as a result, application of glyphosate increased dramatically. The initial ease and success of Roundup Ready technology may have caused some farmers to become lax with their weed management programs, which was ultimately a factor in the introduction of glyphosate-resistant weeds... Purdue University and the University of Illinois are two institutions that offer resistance testing for weeds including Palmer amaranth, waterhemp and giant ragweed...

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    11 months ago

    https://agfuse.com/article/what-farmers-need-to-know-about-mycorrhizae

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    Posted By Laura Barrera
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    Posted By Laura Barrera
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    8 months ago

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    Posted By Fertility And Soils
    1 years, 2 months ago

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

    Posted By Laura Barrera
    1 years, 3 months ago

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