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Climate change could increase Canadian crop production

Source: manitobacooperator.ca Climate change is altering weather, raising sea levels and shrinking the Arctic, but that might be a good thing for Canada — at least from an agricultural production standpoint. “It looks like Canada is going to be one of the winners from climate change,” said Jason Clay of the …

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Advances in farming robotics could address shortage in agricultural workers

Source: ipwatchdog.com Between 1948 and 2011, the annual production of US farms increased by an average of 1.49% every year according to data collected and analyzed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). In the two decades between 1991 and 2011, cow milk and corn production levels rose by about one-third …

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Seven apps that could boost agriculture businesses

Source: agweb.com Too much of a good thing? There are hundreds of potentially helpful mobile apps farmers could use, with more being added all the time. Here are some of the newer agriculture apps that hope to earn a roster spot on your smartphone or tablet computer. 1. NCGA Action – …

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South Africa makes decisions on GM crops

Source: afkinsider.com South Africa has rejected genetically modified potatoes for commercial production, raising questions about a double standard that allows GM corn, cotton and soy to be grown and sold there, IndependentOnline reports. Field trials in South Africa began 12 years ago on the SpuntaG2 — a potato genetically modified …

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Computers and data help farmers know what to grow

Source: dispatch.com In 1978, when Bret Davis graduated from high school and became a partner in the family farm, almost no one owned a computer, farming practices were handed down from father to son, and data amounted to penciled notes on pieces of paper. Sitting in his small office in …

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Precision farming
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How precision agriculture cuts costs

Source: lanereport.com Agriculture technology is 10 to 15 years into a growth spurt that is revolutionizing the efficiency of grain crop operations and especially benefitting Kentucky farmers who raise corn, soybeans and wheat on rolling, irregular landscapes where conditions can vary not only from field to field but from row …

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How technology is changing the farming industry in Georgia

Source: ajc.com One-hundred-and-twenty-five miles southeast of Atlanta, Jimmy Brewer shows off silos in Laurens County holding 15,000 bushels each of sesame seed that he and other farmers hope become Georgia’s next big cash crop. Meanwhile, in Tifton, University of Georgia researchers are working to develop new varieties of lettuce and …

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Sustainable agriculture implemented in Brazil ahead of Olympics

The Dow Chemical Company, together with the Olympic Games and Official Carbon Partner of the Rio 2016 Organizing Committee has announced that Dow AgroSciences Brazil is working with Brazilian farmers from the state of Mato Grosso to implement more sustainable agricultural practices that will generate climate benefits for the mitigation of …

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Crops can do their own weed control

Tighter sowing in grid patterns reduces weeds, according to research. Results from the University of Copenhagen’s Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences show that weeds would have a tough time competing against crops such as corn, grains and beans if farmers were to alter their sowing patterns. Source: Science Daily …

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Inocucor Technologies and McGill University to collaborate on bio-stimulants for large-scale agriculture

Inocucor Technologies, Inc. and McGill University have signed a research and licensing agreement to co-produce a new class of sustainable bio-stimulant products for large-scale agriculture that have the potential to increase crop yields by at least 10 to 15 percent. Source: Inocucor Inocucor’s patented technology, developed by founders Dr Maggie …

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