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Western Ohio Precision Ag Day registration now open

Registration is now open for the July 12 Western Ohio Precision Agriculture Day hosted by Ohio State University Extension. Focusing on precision placement opportunities, the daylong workshop is a chance for growers to learn more... more »

Dosatron introduces new Nutrient Delivery System Kits

Dosatron International today introduces the 1 ½-inchNutrient Delivery System Kits. The three kits are powered by Dosatron dosers and consist of a Starter Kit, Mixing Chamber Kit, and Monitor Kit. The 1 ½-inch kits were... more »

SERCH LIGHTS alerts growers to climate change impacts

If you’re a farmer, rancher or working land manager in the southeastern United States, the USDA Southeast Regional Climate Hub (SERCH) can be a valuable resource in delivering timely and applicable climate information and tools.... more »

IT tools enhance global crop management strategies

Growing up in Uruguay — a country with four cows per every person — Virginia Pravia was immersed in the agriculture industry at an early age. During summers and holidays, Pravia watched as her family... more »

Decades of development lead to mechanization of agriculture

Mechanized agriculture is the process of using agricultural machinery to mechanize work, greatly increasing productivity. In modern times, powered machinery has replaced many jobs formerly carried out by manual labor, or by working animals such... more »

Farm Bureau survey: farmers want to control their data

Farmers and ranchers want to control the information their equipment collects every time it passes through a field, a survey released by the American Farm Bureau Federation  (AFBF) shows. Farmers also believe that creating a... more »

Limit pesticide exposure by laundering clothing

Pesticide-contaminated clothing needs to be treated differently than the rest of the family laundry. “Pesticides pose a potential health risk, even for the person handling and washing pesticide-contaminated clothing,” said Clyde Ogg, UNL pesticide safety... more »

LGMA hand washing app now available for Android

The California Leafy Green Products Handler Marketing Agreement's (LGMA) hand washing app is now available for download on Android phones. The Hand Washing Training App is the first mobile app for teaching farm workers how to... more »

Meeting your food safety needs one bin at a time

The Food Safety Modernization Act is changing they way growers view food safety. Improvements are being made to packing lines and sanitation. Wood bins are being recycled and plastic alternatives are being purchased. RFID tags... more »

USDA announces $5.2M for nanotechnology research

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced an investment of more than $5.2 million to support nanotechnology research at 11 universities. The universities will research ways nanotechnology can be used to improve food safety, enhance renewable fuels,... more »

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