New mobile app from John Deere will let you monitor planter performance in real time from your iPad or smart phone.
Depending upon the configuration of the planter, SeedStar Mobile collects and monitors seed population rates, singulation, seed spacing, applied downforce, gauge wheel margin, variety, ride quality, and ground speed on a row-by-row basis. This data is shown to the operator on an iPad in the cab in real-time as performance dashboards and high-definition maps, making it easier for the operator to visualize planter performance.
Alegando sigilo de sua estratégia publicitária, o Planalto não informou quantas peças e qual o valor global da campanha O governo Dilma Rousseff (PT) colocou no ar, na noite desta quinta-feira (24), sua campanha publicitária para promover a Copa do Mundo com um comercial de TV exaltando o “orgulho de
Organização do evento estima superação de volume e receita, com previsão de R$ 3 bilhões em negócios
Começou nesta segunda, dia 28, em Ribeirão Preto, no interior de São Paulo, a maior feira agrícola da América Latina, a Agrishow. A organização do evento pretende superar o volume e a receita da edição do ano passado, movimentando R$ 3 bilhões durante a semana. Em 2013, o volume negociado foi de R$ 2,6 bilhões. O número de empresas participantes é de 800. A expectativa de público visitante é de 170 mil pessoas.
IPS correspondent Silvia Giannelli interviewed KANAYO F. NWANZE, president of IFAD
It is clear that we need a new revolution in agriculture, to transform the sector so it can fully live up to its potential to drive sustainable development. Target areas should address universal and context-specific challenges, but context-adapted approaches and agendas are the building blocks for any effort to feed the world.
Os recordes nas exportações da agricultura brasileira fazem lembrar o desenvolvimento industrial da Coreia do Sul e, guardadas as devidas proporções, seguem uma mudança estrutural baseada em ciência, tecnologia e inovação - fatores-chave por trás do sucesso alcançado em ambos os casos.
O desenvolvimento da Coreia e o da agricultura brasileira têm em comum um traço distintivo: o investimento em tecnologia de ponta, iniciado nos anos 1970 e 1980. O sucesso, em ambos os casos, deve-se a mercados internacionais ávidos por alimentos e produtos industriais de alta tecnologia. Do lado da demanda, os estímulos vieram da concorrência internacional, que exerceu forte pressão em favor do desenvolvimento de uma musculatura competitiva, anabolizada por ciência e tecnologia (C&T).
Do lado da oferta, empresas privadas, em ambos os casos, responderam aos estímulos de mercado, em que a concorrência recompensa menores custos e maior tecnologia. A essência do sucesso era a resposta rápida da oferta às mudanças nas condições de competição com os países mais tecnologicamente avançados.
Inova Agro is an initiative of the Brazilian government aimed at coordinating the resources of BNDES and/or FINEP to provide financial support to innovative projects in the agriculture sector. The Inova Agro support program involves a specific set of criteria and a schedule for the distribution of funds.
The Inova Agro program targets three business sectors for funding: agribusiness inputs, food industry processing and agribusiness equipment. The Company's Cerrado Verde project expects to significantly contribute to Brazil's production of potash fertilizers and therefore fits into the inputs for agribusiness (fertilizers) portion of the program.
Inova Agro is part of the larger Inova Empresa program, which spans a number of sectors. The total budget for Inova Empresa is R$32.9 billion (approximately C$15.0 billion). While the budget for Inova Agro provides for R$1 billion in funding, this figure could increase at the discretion of the funding institutions (BNDES and FINEP).
Sustainability and a competitive economy are the heart of contemporary challenges and the UK has seen Brazil as a great partner to join efforts and overcome them.
Brazil is rapidly becoming one of the world’s science powerhouses. Government (Federal and State) spend on Science, Technology and Innovation in 2013 is estimated to be in the region of $31 billion (USD), an increase of 8% from 2012. Science and Innovation are at the heart of the Government’s development strategy and are an ever increasing priority for the country.
The impact and quality of Brazilian research is of a world-class standard in many areas, citations are three times greater than the world average in sectors such as:
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Created in 2012, the project brings together the Mozambique Institute of Agricultural Research (IIAM), the Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (EMBRAPA) and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), to expand production and distribution capabioities for fruit and vegetables in this African country.
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At that time, I did not think about migration. But yesterday I talked with a young farmer at a farm show that was looking for technologies and doing some test-drives with machinery. He was used to raise cattle with his family in a land of nearly 60 acres in northern Rio Grande do Sul. Last year, they sold their land and migrated to Jaguarão, right in the border with Uruguay. Guess what size? They grow 1,729 acres of soybeans in that area.
I can tell that if those pioneers are successful in the flat lands, a lot of farmers would buy more areas in the flat lands of Rio Grande do Sul. There is too much space in there and cheap fields. Of course, that would depend on the price of meat versus soybeans, demand for rice, and also the inflation of land.
Embrapa, Brazil's Agricultural Research Corporation, has added more than 470,000 bibliographic records to the OCLC WorldCat database, the world's largest online resource for finding information in libraries.
The disappearance of honey bees in the United States is a phenomenon that has many people asking questions. What exactly is going on? This question has been answered by multiple studies that have shed light on the harmful effect pesticides are having on honey bees. More research is showing that bees exposed to common agricultural […]
Scientists from the US Department of Agriculture as well as the University of Maryland published a study this past week that linked chemicals, including fungicides, to the large scale die-off of bees that has recently plagued the planet, you can read that study here. It’s not just the United States, Elmwood Canada also recently reported a discovery of over 30 million dead bees. The massive bee deaths in Elmwood came shortly after approximately 50 thousand bees were found dead in an Oregon parking lot. If we look overseas, the United Kingdom recently recorded its largest ever honey bee loss in history.
Modelos podem ser adaptados às necessidades do produtor
O acesso à tecnologia dos drones tem ficado cada vez mais fácil aos produtores brasileiros. Com o custo em queda e o constante melhoramento de tecnologias, o produto tem sido uma opção viável para gerenciar o plantio das mais diversas culturas. A Embrapa trouxe pela primeira vez a seu estande na feira Agrishow, que acontece de 28/4 a 2/5 em Ribeirão Preto (SP), dois modelos de drones de última geração para apresentar ao público.
“Os drones estão num grande momento. Eles são os olhos do produtor, só que proporcionando uma visão de cima. Fica muito melhor controlar o que acontece nas terras”, disse o pesquisador.
Entidade também está criando softwares para a nova tecnologia, que poderão prever o aparecimento de pragas
O chefe geral da Embrapa Instrumentação, Luiz Mattoso, conta que, além dos drones, a entidade também desenvolve softwares para a nova tecnologia. Mattoso explica que os drones poderão prever, por exempo, o aparecimento de pragas.
– Os drones são o avanço dos aeromodelos, que são a evolução para mapeamento das propriedades rurais. Os softwares farão a interpretação das fotos dos mapas das propriedades, que ajudam a prever produtividade. Os drones sensores podem analisar a fertilidade, podendo ajudar a agriculturar de precisão, além de prever pragas. Isso ajudará a monitorar e antecipar problemas da produção – salienta.
Segundo o pesquisador da Embrapa, Lúcio André de Castro Jorge, as imagens captadas pelo vant, aliadas a uma boa técnica de geoprocessamento, são capazes de identificar com precisão a existência de pragas e falhas em lavouras, problemas de solo, além de áreas atingidas por erosão e assoreamento de rios.
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The laboratory will be used to train students in agronomy, horticulture, breeding, genetics, entomology, plant pathology, agribusiness and related areas with specific emphasis on world-class biotechnology, said Walter Hill, Ph.D., Tuskegee’s provost and CAENS dean.
Brazil is aiming to reposition the country's global reputation by focusing specifically on its critical agribusiness sector.
According to tender documents, Brazil's global visibility has improved in recent years, boosted by the country's social and economic progress, and its status as host of the next FIFA World Cup and Olympics.
However, it is understood that SECOM is aiming to overcome stereotypes that continue to bedevil perceptions of Brazil and better explain its economic policy amid current challenges.
To do this, SECOM wants to use the country's agribusiness sector, which accounts for almost 25% of the its GDP, to help 'modernize' its international image by positioning Brazil as a competitive and innovative nation.
Under the oversight of state-owned company Embrapa, Brazil has become the largest producer and exporter of coffee, sugar, ethanol, orange juice, beef and chicken. In addition, one out of four agribusiness products in the world comes from Brazil.
Over decades, Brazil revolutionized its agriculture by adapting production of soybean, milk, meat and corn to tropical conditions. Now it aims to do the same with wheat.
"Already we are growing wheat in tropical areas around Brasilia, with the same quality as Argentine, Uruguayan or European wheat," said Mauricio Lopes, president of the Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (Embrapa).
"But this requires a lot of irrigation and in central Brazil the cost is very high," he added. "So we are gradually developing a wheat capable of growing in tropical areas without irrigation.
Odacir Klein, a two-time Agriculture Secretary of the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul and former Agriculture minister of the country, is one of the most recognized leaders of corn growers in Brazil. He is the former president of the Brazilian Association of Corn Producers and coordinates the National Corn Summit, which is held annually at ExpoDireto, a farm show from Não Me Toque, Rio Grande do Sul, in March.
In an interview with Agriculture.com, Klein has denied that there are big difficulties for Brazilian agriculture. In his opinion, Brazilian corn growers only need to have the same income guarantees that American farmers have. Also, Klein believes that the South American giant has great perspectives to increase production of corn-based ethanol and biodiesel over the years. According to him, these new energies are not to compete with sales of grains for human and animal consumption. Klein's forecast is that the Brazilian corn crop this season will fall in a base of 5 to 7 million tons with rising costs adding to the issue of the grain value. According to the Mato Grosso Institute of Agriculture Economics, January's cost to grow corn in that state is US$ 626.94 per hectare.
Brazil’s potential relies heavily on innovation and leadership.“Brazil may become greater or smaller. It depends whether it decides to face its issues
Brazil’s success in agribusiness cannot be ignored. More to the contrary, it must become a source of inspiration. “In the primary sector (agriculture and mineral products), the trend continues to be very supportive. The income from agriculture and mining is expected to remain high for the next 20 to 50 years. This is inexorable; Brazil can count on this. And if you do this by internalizing competitive factors [in the economy], you do have a positive outlook for the country.”
MAPUTO, Mar 12 (IPS) - Some of the technological excellence that revolutionised Brazil's tropical agriculture is reaching small producers in Mozambique. But it is not enough to compensate for the underfinancing of the sector.