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Changing Weather Hurts Ohio Pumpkin Crop

Changing Weather Hurts Ohio Pumpkin Crop | Agriculture news | Scoop.it
A rainy planting season and drier weather later damaged Ohio's pumpkin crop, though that might affect the selection more than the prices consumers are paying.
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Feeding Crops, Feeding the World – Part 4: 2 More Ways to Improve Plant Nutrition

Feeding Crops, Feeding the World – Part 4: 2 More Ways to Improve Plant Nutrition | Agriculture news | Scoop.it
Each year, one in nine people lack access to basic nutrition. With 795 million hungry, it’s easy to see how urgent the issue of malnourishment has become.
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Bubble desalination latest effort to boost crop growth

Bubble desalination latest effort to boost crop growth | Agriculture news | Scoop.it
‘Bubble-Greenhouses’ could be a low-maintenance way to grow food from salt water in dry and remote places.
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Precision Ag changing to Decision Ag

Precision Ag changing to Decision Ag | Agriculture news | Scoop.it

A new information-packed report from the Context Network carries significant implications for growers, retailers, industry professionals, and ag companies.

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Farmers are increasingly getting access to the latest data tech

Farmers are increasingly getting access to the latest data tech | Agriculture news | Scoop.it

The rise of the use of agriculture data means more food, with less energy, water, and land.

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Don’t pay for nutrients that aren’t needed

Don’t pay for nutrients that aren’t needed | Agriculture news | Scoop.it

If you are going to fertilize a crop it is important to perform a soil analysis in order to find out what type of fertilizer is needed and how much.

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One of the Best Fields for New College Graduates? Agriculture

One of the Best Fields for New College Graduates? Agriculture | Agriculture news | Scoop.it

A new report is showing tremendous demand for recent college graduates with a degree in agricultural programs.

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Is there any value to starter fertilizer on soybeans?

Is there any value to starter fertilizer on soybeans? | Agriculture news | Scoop.it

Soybean is a crop that can remove significant amounts of nutrients per bushel of grain harvested. Because of this, soybeans can respond to starter fertilizer applications on low-testing soils, particularly phosphorus.

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Drones, dogs deployed in battle save South Florida avocado crop

Drones, dogs deployed in battle save South Florida avocado crop | Agriculture news | Scoop.it

With the killers hiding in the trees, heat-sensing drones are launched into the air. When their whereabouts are narrowed, the dogs are sent in.

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Robotic strawberry harvester ‘mimics human behavior’

Robotic strawberry harvester ‘mimics human behavior’ | Agriculture news | Scoop.it

The owner of Wish Farms has a strawberry-picking robotics project that even his competitors are investing in.

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How Climate Change Threatens America’s Second Biggest Crop

How Climate Change Threatens America’s Second Biggest Crop | Agriculture news | Scoop.it

Warming in the heartland cost soybean farmers $11 billion.

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Are plants passive smokers?

Are plants passive smokers? | Agriculture news | Scoop.it

Researchers show that plants can take up nicotine from contaminated soils and from smoke.

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Theo Chocolate and others aims to end farmers' cycle of poverty

Theo Chocolate and others aims to end farmers' cycle of poverty | Agriculture news | Scoop.it
Companies including Nespresso and Timberland are working with local communities in developing countries to build sustainable supply chains
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Monsanto Roundup Ready Soybean Patent Expiration Ushers in Generic GMOs | MIT Technology Review

Monsanto Roundup Ready Soybean Patent Expiration Ushers in Generic GMOs | MIT Technology Review | Agriculture news | Scoop.it
Monsanto no longer controls one of the biggest innovations in the history of agriculture.
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Drones and driverless tractors – is this the future of farming?

Drones and driverless tractors – is this the future of farming? | Agriculture news | Scoop.it
With more than half of the British countryside being managed by precision farming methods, is the new agricultural revolution gathering pace?
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New technology network helps farmers share crop data

New technology network helps farmers share crop data | Agriculture news | Scoop.it

The technology know-how of Silicon Valley is meeting the expertise of today's farmers in a new tech start-up company with Quad-City roots.

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Orange County farmer uses aquaponic farming to grow fruit, veggies

Orange County farmer uses aquaponic farming to grow fruit, veggies | Agriculture news | Scoop.it

One farmer is using aquaponic farming as a way to save water in the drought and still grow a large amount of fruits and vegetables.

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Cash-strapped Ivorian farmers struggle to ready next cocoa crop

Cash-strapped Ivorian farmers struggle to ready next cocoa crop | Agriculture news | Scoop.it

Poor weather has resulted in a small, low-quality cocoa crop in several of Ivory Coast's top growing regions, cutting farmers' earnings and leaving them struggling to prepare for next.

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Agriculturist proves hybrid rice farming doubles harvest

Agriculturist proves hybrid rice farming doubles harvest | Agriculture news | Scoop.it

Dionicio Tamayao, 44, an agriculture technician at the municipal agriculture office in Reina Mercedes, Isabela reaped 306.8 cavans from his one-hectare for the 2014 dry season. This happened after he integrated hybrid rice farming into what he'd already learned in the past.

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You’re underestimating your plants

You’re underestimating your plants | Agriculture news | Scoop.it

Plants are intelligent, argues scientist Stefano Mancuso. And it's time we start treating them accordingly

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Managing the farming system to feed our crops and protect our water

Managing the farming system to feed our crops and protect our water | Agriculture news | Scoop.it

Integrating conservation practices throughout the farming system can keep crop nutrients in the root zone and out of waterways.

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Should California produce farming move to Arkansas?

Should California produce farming move to Arkansas? | Agriculture news | Scoop.it

Climate change will continue to dry out California. Could fruit and veggie farming find a home in the Cotton Belt?

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Photosynthesis upgrade proposed to raise crop yields

Photosynthesis upgrade proposed to raise crop yields | Agriculture news | Scoop.it

Supercomputers and genetic engineering could help rice and wheat plants make more energy from sunlight, says paper.

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