Using CAFOweb on Your Dairy Operation

Joanna Schroeder

Dairy farmers in New Mexico are using a great new tool called CAFOweb. The online data management tool allows dairy farmers to better manage nitrogen. As Tara Vander Dussen and Jay Lazarus explained, nitrogen from manure solids and/or effluent can leach into the ground water is not applied at agronomic rates. In other words, said Lazarus, most dairies were not …

Agribusiness, Apps, Dairy, Verdesian

Innovation Will Meet Needs of America

Joanna Schroeder

Dave Pesiri is the director of the Feynman Center for Innovation. He defines innovation as taking a new technology of idea into a new market. Los Alamos National Laboratory is a place where a lot of new technologies emerge, and the Center dedicates much of its time to working with others to deploy the technology from the pages of a …

Agribusiness, Agriculture Education, Audio, Fertilizer, Herbicide, Research, Verdesian

LANL’s Four Scientific Pillars

Joanna Schroeder

Back in the days of the Manhattan Project, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) was a secret to the outside world. Founded to develop technologies to defend America, that mission is still in place today. During the Verdesian Los Alamos Media Tour, ag reporters had the opportunity to learn about the work being done at LANL as well as how some …

Agribusiness, Agriculture Education, Audio, Research, Technology, Verdesian

Verdesian Mission: Education

Joanna Schroeder

Verdesian has a mission as part of being a science-based company. And part of that mission is education – education of both journalists and farmers. To learn more about why this is so important, I spoke with Michael Berry, senior marketing manager with Verdesian, who hosted about half a dozen ag media at Los Alamos National Laboratory. As Berry succinctly …

Agribusiness, Agriculture Education, Audio, Fertilizer, Herbicide, Verdesian

Los Alamos Nat’l Laboratory Ag Innovations

Joanna Schroeder

I recently had the opportunity to spend some time at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). While the federal lab’s main mission is military defense, many innovations can be reimagined to work well in agriculture. To learn more about going from the lab to the field, I spoke with John Mott, technical writer for LANL. Mott first started at LANL …

Agribusiness, Audio, Education, Fertilizer, Herbicide, Verdesian

Get to Know Verdesian

Joanna Schroeder

Verdesian Life Sciences is a plant health plant nutrition company. According to CEO and founder JJ Grow, from the start their plan was to create a portfolio of companies that had really good technology focused on nitrogen and phosphorous efficiencies as well as delivery systems, elicitors and innocolents. Or “things that help fixate nitrogen”. Beginning in 2011 when Grow was …

Agribusiness, Audio, Fertilizer, Herbicide, Verdesian

Verdesian – From the Lab to the Field

Joanna Schroeder

I recently had the opportunity to learn about Verdesian’s philosophy of how they take technologies and customize them to agriculture. I should take a step back and mention that Verdesian has a strong relationship with Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) in the process of taking their defense research and “spinning it off” for agricultural applications. As Nigel Grech, executive vice …

Agribusiness, Audio, Fertilizer, Herbicide, Verdesian

Crop Yield Analysis to Be Unveiled During Global Water Event

Joanna Schroeder

The sixth annual Water for Food Conference is around the corner taking place in Seattle, Washington October 19-22, 2014. One focus will be how to produce enough food for more than the estimated 9 billion people living on the planet by 2050. On October, 20, 2014 at 7:30 am PT, a new crop analysis will be unveiled. The results of …

Agribusiness, Conservation, Education, Events, Water

Ag Analytics Company aWhere Raises $7M Via Crowdfunding

Joanna Schroeder

Agricultural data analytics company aWhere has raised $7 million with the help of Elixir Capital and AgFunder, an online investment company. The investment will help aWhere bring its data analytics platform to international markets and help farmers increase yields and profitability as they incorporate cutting-edge technology into their growing operations. “aWhere’s big data platform brings tremendous value across the agricultural …

Agribusiness, data, Precision Agriculture