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  • Phillip Waters United States, NC, Robersonville

    Business Title: HelenaAgriEnterprises
    Interests: Cover Crops, Ag Issues in Washington, Precision Ag, Organic, Irrigation, Marketing, Agribusiness

    Innovate Water Pakistan, Sindh, Karachi

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

    Ann Waters

    Interests:

    Dustin Bridgewater United States, CA, San Francisco

    Business Title: Salesforce
    Job Title: Strategic Sourcing
    Interests: Specialty/Vegetable, Beef Cattle, Dairy, Poultry, Precision Ag, Organic, 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

    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...

    Lisa VanWatermeulen United States, IL, Cambridge

    Interests: Corn, Soybeans, Marketing, Agribusiness

    Madison Locke Canada, Ontario, Waterloo

    Business Title: NXT Farm
    Interests: Agribusiness, Irrigation, Precision Ag, Canola, Corn, Cotton, Grain Sorghum, Peanuts, Rice, Soybeans, Specialty/Vegetable, Wheat

    Pavel Bordioug Canada, Ontario, Waterloo

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

  • Phillip Waters United States, NC, Robersonville

    Business Title: HelenaAgriEnterprises
    Interests: Cover Crops, Ag Issues in Washington, Precision Ag, Organic, Irrigation, Marketing, Agribusiness

    Innovate Water Pakistan, Sindh, Karachi

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

    Ann Waters

    Interests:

    Dustin Bridgewater United States, CA, San Francisco

    Business Title: Salesforce
    Job Title: Strategic Sourcing
    Interests: Specialty/Vegetable, Beef Cattle, Dairy, Poultry, Precision Ag, Organic, Marketing, Agribusiness

    Lisa VanWatermeulen United States, IL, Cambridge

    Interests: Corn, Soybeans, Marketing, Agribusiness

    Madison Locke Canada, Ontario, Waterloo

    Business Title: NXT Farm
    Interests: Agribusiness, Irrigation, Precision Ag, Canola, Corn, Cotton, Grain Sorghum, Peanuts, Rice, Soybeans, Specialty/Vegetable, Wheat

    Pavel Bordioug Canada, Ontario, Waterloo

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

    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

    Mike Hill United States, TX, Shallowater

    Interests: Cotton, Specialty/Vegetable, Cover Crops, Precision Ag, Irrigation

  • #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, Specialty/Vegetable, Specialty, Cover Crops, Ag Issues in Washington, Precision Ag, Organic, 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 Cattle, Dairy, Poultry, Hogs, Organic, 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

    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...

    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

    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...

    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, Specialty/Vegetable

    4 Steps to Building Soil Organic Matter in the South

    By Laura Barrera

    Published Jul 18, 2018

    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

    How to Create a Low-Input, High-Revenue System with Wide-Row Intercropping

    By Laura Barrera

    Published Dec 9, 2019

    In Gaston, Ind. , Jason Mauck is farming a little differently from his neighbors... He adds that wheat is fine in cold, wet conditions typical in the spring, and will also consume excess water... And since wheat helps with water infiltration, it creates a more even soybean crop throughout the field, which also helps reduce weeds... “I know the big companies say ‘feed the world,’ but eventually we only get so much water, so much sunlight and so many nutrients...

    Categories: Corn, Soybeans, Wheat

    What’s the function of Mycorrhiza?

    By Darren Chan

    Published Jan 2, 2019

    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

    Root Exudates 101: What They Do and Why They Matter

    By Laura Barrera

    Published Mar 23

    When you picture what’s happening below ground in your fields, you probably imagine a web of roots branching out to provide your crops support, nutrients and water... This allows the plant to trap water, which improves their drought resistance and makes it easier for them to take up water... “These will generally be much longer-chain polysaccharides, which are very good at aggregating soil and trapping water, and they help create this unique zone around the root, which lets it function a lot better... ”Plants have also been measured to excrete more carbon in dry, compacted soils, which means they’re producing more exudates to help push the root through the soil and capture water... Hallett says that when you have roots that grow to different depths, the plants are occupying different niches within the soil profile, so they’re able to access different pools of nutrients and water...

    Categories: Cover Crops

    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

  • Posted By Laura Barrera
    Nov 2, 2018

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

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    Jun 16, 2017

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    Posted By Laura Barrera
    Mar 7, 2019

    https://agfuse.com/article/7-ways-to-measure-soil-health-improvements

    Posted By Laura Barrera
    Jul 18, 2018

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

    Posted By Carolina Irrigation Solutions
    Apr 30, 2018

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    Apr 4, 2018

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    Posted By Chris Fellows
    Jan 19, 2019

    https://agfuse.com/article/direct-driller-magazine-issue-4-is-out-now

    Posted By Cover Crops
    May 18, 2018

    https://agfuse.com/article/early-cover-crop-benefits-what-can-you-expect-in-the-first-year-

    Posted By Fertility And Soils
    Jul 18, 2018

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

    Posted By Laura Barrera
    Jun 29, 2018

    https://agfuse.com/article/how-cover-crops-affect-your-fertilizer-strategy