Farm Management Articles

  • Farming Innovation: From Ammonia to AgTech Software

    Just over a century ago, the Haber-Bosch process was invented in Germany, enabling the scalable production of copious amounts of ammonia for the very first time. This 1910 Eureka! moment meant farmers could fertilize their crops unlike ever before, growing food on a massive scale. So massive, in fact, a population explosion ensued – humankind went from 1.6 billion in 1900 to 7.7 ...


    By Vistex Inc

  • Agronomically Speaking: Fall Fertility? From Soil Test to Prescriptions

    Farmers understand that soil fertility is a key component of growing healthy and high yielding crops. While there is much debate on how we accomplish soil fertility and health, there are some general items that are helpful to remember.   However, because it was an extremely wet year for many across the country it is even more important to soil test this ...


    By Ag Leader Technology

  • American blueberry farmer increases revenue by 33% with lasers - Case Study

    Location: Jefferson, Oregon, USA Application context: Blueberry farm (Vineyard & Orchard) Problem definition: Crop loss due to bird damage in the blueberry farm Pest bird species: Starlings (Sturnidae), Blackbirds (Turdidae), Robins (Turdidae), Swallows (Hirundinidae) Time during the year of bird presence: June – October Time during the day of ...


    By Bird Control Group

  • Agricola EU uses Automatic bird deterrent to avoid cherry crop loss - Case Study

    Location: Fundo la Mina, Puente Negro, San Fernando Application context: Agriculture, Cherry farm Problem definition: Birds eating the cherries Pest bird species: Doves (Columbidae) and thrushes (Turdidae) Time of the year with bird problems: September – December Time of the day with bird problems: All day Number of systems: 2 x Agrilaser ...


    By Bird Control Group

  • Other Field Enzyme

    Other Field EnzymeEnzymes in tobaccoA variety of enzymes like diastase, saccharifying enzyme, cellulase, hemicellulase , pectinase and protease are coordinated uniformity. If hydrolase is added in the modulation of tobacco leaves, the tobacco reproduction and ...

  • Lessons From the Field - Sean Croft - Case Study

    Sean Croft, of Arahura Farms, is one of Australia’s largest organic carrot growers and is interested in improving soil management practices through permanent beds, controlled traffic, using compost and the introduction of beneficial microbes into the soil profile. ...

  • Indigo`s Living Map of the World`s Food System

    Two weeks ago, at the inaugural Beneficial Ag event in Memphis, Indigo was proud to participate in a growing community of innovators from across the food system. One of the questions we asked ourselves was, “What are the technological capabilities needed to catalyze the beneficial agriculture movement?” We believe a new way for seeing the global food system ...


    By Indigo Ag, Inc

  • Opinion piece from Dr Johannes Bauer

    Who is Prof Schellnhuber and why is what he said important? Prof. Hans Joachim Schellnhuber – for twenty years the head of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, and a senior advisor to Pope Francis, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the European Union. This is what Prof Schellnhuber had to say August 2018: “Climate change is now reaching ...

  • Observing the nitrogen cycle in a green manure trial on an organic farm

    As part of a 5 year Federal Government funded Landcare project in the Gippsland area of Victoria, a number of on-farm trials have taken place. One of these trials was monitoring a range of green manures on a certified organic vegetable farm. The demonstration trialled and ...

  • An Ideal Aeration System for Aquaculture Corporations - Case study

    Successful aquaculture corporations know that there are many variables that need to be accounted for in order for the bottom line to be "in the black", let alone grow annually by 10-20%. Just to get started, a corporation must at least have the funding, the right location with good weather, good access to water (the list goes on) and most importantly, the right people to manage day-to-day ...

  • Planting Our Seeds and Watching Them Grow

    Since I joined Arable in July, our team has made incredible progress and achieved many important milestones. I wanted to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of our customers for your support, your invaluable feedback, and your business. At Arable, we believe that there is nothing more important than our customers’ trust, and that we need to work tirelessly to earn it and keep ...


    By Arable

  • Sabre Tine Case Study

    Ben Atkinson, J. E. Atkinson & Son, Lincolnshire 'The Tillso Sabre range of subsoiler legs are intelligently designed and highly engineered to create a perfectly structured subsoil without unnecessarily disturbing the surface. Surely a situation we are all trying to achieve. In the past we all too easily destroyed the benefits of subsoiling with subsequent operations trying to produce ...


    By Tillso

  • Black Gold Farm Case Study

    Black Gold Farms is a multi-generation, family owned farming organization that began in North Dakota’s Red River Valley more than 80 years ago. It evolved into a global potato production, sales and service company and industry leader. In combination with its own farms and a network of contracted growers across the USA, Black Gold has 20,000 acres in production and is the nation’s ...


    By McCrometer Connect

  • SmartAgriHubs - new H2020 funded project - kicks-off in Prague

    CEMA & COPA-COGECA present the European Code of Conduct on data-sharing by contractual arrangement  On 4&5 March the Prague Congress Centre was animated by the participants to the Horizon 2020 SmartAgriHubs project. The event deployed over the course of two full days, followed by an extra “Synergy Day” with the other big Horizon 2020 project in the field ...

  • See How this Rancher Relieved his Stress and Improved his Lifestyle

    Why is time so precious for Dan Hedgespeth, a part-time farmer in Kentucky who has chosen a Hustler SL360X chain feeder to help him save time and be efficient on his operation... ...


    By Robertson Manufacturing

  • Indigo Agriculture Shares February Corn and Soybean Yield Forecasts for the Americas

    Indigo announced yield forecasts in January for corn and soybeans across the Americas, democratizing data for the grower community to better navigate global markets during the U.S. government shutdown. With the shutdown, the doors of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) had closed. No work in that department meant that there was an indefinite hold on a key report, known as the World ...


    By Indigo Ag, Inc

  • Discovering the Classical Biological Control Approach

    This article was initially published on Freshfruitportal.com. As we wrote in the article introducing this series, there are three basic applied biocontrol strategies which are commonly incorporated into an integrated pest management (IPM) strategy; 1) Classical, which imports natural enemies from outside the local area, 2) Conservation, which seeks to enhance the ...


    By UAV-IQ LLC

  • Chestnut Farm Power Production Management Project - Case Study

    Challenge Chestnut Farm is a quaint operation that wanted to harvest enough solar to power the house on premises without ...

  • Electronic sow feeding system

    In 2013, the company Börde Porc GmbH & Co. KG set up a modern sow management farm in one of the most fertile plains of Germany, the so-called "Magdeburg Börde". The new houses provide space for around 2,400 productive sows and 600 gilts. Once again, Big Dutchman was allowed to prove its capability by providing the required sow equipment.  To date, Börde Porc's location ...


    By Big Dutchman

  • Sow management: Bongdong trumpets stellar production - Case Study

    The past decade has seen changes in the South Korean pig industry landscape. From more than 12,000 pig farms in 2005, the number declined to 6,000 in 2012. Despite this, total pig inventory in the country has gone up to almost 10 million heads from roughly nine million heads during the same period, evidence of the growing efficiency and productivity of the country’s pig producers.  ...


    By Big Dutchman

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