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    Innovation In Crop Protection Products

    Imagine spending $50 every minute for 11 years! That’s what the crop protection industry does to develop every single cutting edge product for farmers. While all pesticide products on the market are registered by government authorities to meet safety standards, the crop protection industry is...
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    Integrated pest management

    Integrated pest management The over-use of pesticides can cause chemical resistance in weeds, pests and diseases, leading to yet greater use of pesticides as higher strengths are needed, which can lead to the eventual long-term loss of an active ingredient through regulations. What Integrated...
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    What Is Integrated Pest Management (IPM)?

    Integrated pest management, or IPM, is a process you can use to solve pest problems while minimizing risks to people and the environment. IPM can be used to manage all kinds of pests anywhere–in urban, agricultural, and wildland or natural areas. Definition of IPM IPM is an ecosystem-based...
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    Regenerative Agriculture

    Our industry needs to re-learn how to farm in harmony with nature. Encouraging a return to the mixed farm, where livestock are used as tools to heal the land between crops, is seen as a vital part of this solution. Regenerative Agriculture Increasing biodiversity and capturing carbon Through...
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    Reseeding - Getting it right 2022-08-05

    The main advantage of reseeding grassland is it increases both the quantity and quality of grass grown, by somewhere in the region of 20- 40%, mostly in spring and autumn. At the cost it must be done right. Michael Donoghue, Dairy Advisor, Teagasc Tuam, covers all of the additional benefits here...
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    Genetic engineering for improving quality and productivity of crops

    Abstract The importance of optimal nutrition for human health and development is well recognised. Adverse environmental conditions, such as drought, flooding, extreme heat and so on, affect crop yields more than pests and diseases. Thus, a major goal of plant scientists is to find ways to...
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    Agricultural Robots: Robots in Agriculture and Farming

    After years of anticipation and heightened expectations, robotics has finally begun to enter the world of agriculture to make a difference in this crucial field. On its own, the robotics market has been booming for some time now, with an estimated value of USD 23.67 billion in 2020. This is...
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    How insect wildlife helps sustain agriculture 2022-08-04

    Insects are often overlooked when it comes to wildlife. But, beyond mammals large and small, birds and fish, insects are the dominant type of wild animals on Earth. Insects are 75% of all animal species currently named and described by science. During the Devonian Period, 400 million years...
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    Bees and pollinators: small creatures but great allies on earth 2022-08-04

    Rome - Hard-working little creatures, precious allies for the health of the planet and the lives of human beings, bees and other pollinators play a vital role in maintaining ecosystems, are critical for food production and livelihoods and directly link wild ecosystems with agricultural...
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    Satellites for Agriculture

    We’ve collaborated with the Satellite Applications Catapult, the UK’s leading authority for satellite technology to produce an overview of the opportunities available to farmers and growers from the space sector. The main focus of this guide is Earth observation, but satellite communications...
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    A farmer’s guide to organic fruit and vegetable production

    Description This guide is aimed at farmers who are considering diversification into horticulture. It assumes a sound and system-based understanding of agricultural systems, but limited knowledge of fruit and vegetable production. It gives a general introduction on organic systems and soil...
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    Universities collaborate on project using light to monitor crops for pests and disease 2022-08-03

    Experts at two Midlands universities are starting a new project to develop a photonic ‘nose’ to monitor crops for pest infestations and plant disease. Harper Adams University is collaborating with Aston University to research and develop technology using light to monitor crop health...
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    Is Red tractor detrimental to your mental health

    Quick poll on how Red tractor affects your mental well being.
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    14 Surprising Facts About Soil 2022-08-02

    Soil is so much more than dirt. As you walk across a healthy landscape, a whole world is operating right beneath your feet. This underground world is home to predators and prey, inter-species cooperation, and cutting-edge medical technology. Want to know more? Here are 14 things about soil that...
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    Food security: sufficient safe and healthy food for everyone 2022-08-02

    Food security: sufficient safe and healthy food for everyone Food security means always having physical, social and economic access to sufficient safe and healthy food. This food must also meet food preferences and dietary needs for an active and healthy life. Ensuring food security poses major...
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    A digital tool to identify when aphids are reproducing

    The free-to-grower Aphid Tool was developed through a partnership between FAR and Kiwi ag-tech company HortPlus, and helps identify periods of time that are most favourable to aphid reproduction. During these times monitoring should be undertaken to determine population levels and help guide...
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    Grassmen zetor crystal

    Im lookin forward to seeing what they have to say about working the new zetor
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    Safeguarding beneficials to control cereal pests 2022-08-01

    With cereal prices remaining buoyant, it pays to ensure crops are adequately protected against the damage caused by the influx of pests such as cereal aphids. Therefore, as temperatures begin to rise and insect activity increases, regular crop inspections will be needed to determine if and...
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    How Innovative Farmers are Tailoring Their Crop Protection 2022-08-01

    Combating Weeds Without Combing Through Fields Physically inspecting every hectare or acre of your farm for potential problems is neither realistic nor cost-effective. With this in mind, it’s easy to see why data-driven digital tools have become a vital part of monitoring crops for a variety of...
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    Android app launched by Skippy Scout

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland An Android version of the Skippy Scout mobile app has been launched by agricultural software specialist Drone Ag. “This app has been built specifically for Android users with a new interface that is compatible with any device anywhere in the world,”...
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