“Unlocking the potential of genetic resources to produce more with less is the fantastic mission of the seed industry over the coming decades.”
In announcing the introduction of the IDEAL combine, AGCO Corporation says six years of global research and development promises to deliver an entirely new axial combine platform.
The inventions protected by Deere’s patents allow farmers to achieve accurate seed placement, uniform seed spacing, and even crop emergence while planting at higher speeds than had been possible in the past.
During its regularly scheduled meeting in May, the Michigan Commission of Agriculture and Rural Development voted to approve Food and Agriculture Investment Fund grants for four food and agriculture projects in Michigan.
Pending applicable regulatory reviews, it will be offered with the Enlist tolerant trait for corn, which provides tolerance to new 2,4-D choline, and FOP herbicides in addition to the base glyphosate tolerance.
MSU experts to discuss Unmanned Aerial Systems for crop management at MSU Agriculture Innovation Day: Focus on Fruit and Vegetable Technologies on June 28.
Company calls this “ground-breaking start-up developing affordable, non-GMO technology for cultured meat production.”
The FFA reports agriculture is responsible for 17 percent of drone activity. Fifth-generation apple and pear grower Nick Schweitzer of Sparta-based Schweitzer Orchards understands the value using drones as they help him gather information and “diagnose” isolated issues with crops before they become a problem.
The vaccine can be targeted to the chosen pathogen by using RNA molecules which share sequence identity with the pest’s genes and prevents their expression.
“Rather than taking days to weeks, we can do it in minutes, and it is very affordable. We don’t need to rely on supercomputers or cloud computing. We can do it on a laptop.”
The Farm News Media team visited with TC Hufman, area digital services lead with Encirca during the 2018 Commodity Classic in Anaheim, CA regarding the benefits of Encirca and how growers are making better decisions with the tools from Encirca.
Farming can be a capital-intense business and with land prices increasing and commodity prices decreasing it may appear impossible for individuals to enter into farming. However, we also know if we are to continue to have access to a safe and affordable food supply, we must have resources available to encourage the next generation of farmers.
Welcome to the 2018 Field Focus feature. This year, six of our seven reporters are members of ProFile, a leadership development program of Michigan Farm Bureau. In each print edition of Michigan Farm News through the growing season, these young farmers will tell you about conditions on their farms and their regions.
Are you wondering what the break-even cost is on your cattle operation? Are you unsure what market price you need on your crops to cover inputs? Questioning if you should buy that piece of equipment this year or next year to minimize income taxes?
Financial benchmarks provide farmers key insights into how their operation is performing financially and help identify areas for improvement.
In today’s challenging economic times, it is more important than ever to monitor the operational efficiency of your operation.