Precision Ag: Is More Data Confusing USDA’s Forecast Accuracy?

🕔Feb 13, 2019A flood of precision agriculture technology to America’s farm fields over the past two decades has created an abundance of information, a mixed blessing for such agencies as the U.S. […]

Florida: Industrial Hemp Pilot Project – Varieties, Planting Recommendations

🕔Feb 11, 2019HOW IS HEMP DIFFERENT FROM MARIJUANA? Hemp and marijuana are the same plant species, Cannabis sativa. They are legally distinguished based on their THC content, which is the psychoactive compound associated […]

Monarch Butterfly and Milkweed Decline Started Before GM Crops, New Study

🕔Feb 7, 2019To get a better understanding of the monarch butterfly’s future, Jack Boyle built a time machine. Boyle, a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow of Environmental Science and Policy at William & Mary, […]

Nebraska Corn: What’s Wrong with My Ears?

🕔Feb 6, 2019You would think that more than 70 years after our predecessors had a basic understanding of corn development that we would understand it completely. Not true!  The ear issues that affronted […]

Texas: Water Management – Integrating Center Pivot Irrigation Control Tech

🕔Jan 31, 2019New center pivot irrigation technologies are only beneficial if they are being used, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Research engineer in Amarillo. Thomas Marek is leading a team from […]

Louisiana: Sebe Brown Named State Entomologist

🕔Jan 30, 2019The LSU AgCenter recently named Sebe Brown assistant professor of entomology with statewide extension responsibilities in cotton, corn, soybeans and grain sorghum insect pest management. Brown is located at the […]

Honeybees: Virus Transmitting Mite More Dangerous Than Previously Thought, Says Study

🕔Jan 30, 2019Researchers at the University of Sydney have found that the relationship between the tissue-sucking Varroa mite and virulence of a virus of honey bees, has most likely been misunderstood. The […]

Midwest: Prairie Strips – Converting Low-Profit Land Brings Big Returns

🕔Jan 30, 2019Modern agriculture’s large monoculture fields grow a lot of corn and soybeans, planted annually. The outputs from row crops can be measured both in dollars paid in the market and […]

Texas Sorghum: Irrigation Water-Use Efficiency Dependent on Weather Conditions

🕔Jan 29, 2019Grain sorghum production is highly susceptible to changes in climatic conditions, more so than to different irrigation regiments a producer might implement on the crop, according to a Texas A&M […]

Georgia: Soil Scientist Works to Improve Variable Rate Irrigation

🕔Jan 29, 2019University of Georgia soil scientist Matthew Levi is using technologies like digital soil mapping, spatial modeling and remote sensing to help his research colleagues and Georgia farmers improve their production […]

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