Propane Powered Engines for Ag

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2014 World LP Gas Forum Photo Album The new Tier 4 emission standards for diesel engines have opened up new opportunities for propane in the agricultural engine market. At the World LP Gas Forum in Miami this week, Propane Education and Research Council agricultural director Cinch Munson talked about how they have worked with OEMs to develop and commercialize new …

Audio, Energy, Irrigation, PERC, Propane, Video

New Holland Unveils Seeds of Life Series

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New Holland has unveiled a video series called “The Seeds of Life Series.” Below is the trailer for the series. This is part of the overall involvement New Holland has with Expo Milano 2015 where the company is building a “Sustainable Farm Pavilion.” The video series is a storytelling project for the Heroes who feed us all. Farmers feed the …

Agribusiness, New Holland, Video

World Ag Expo Video Contest to Give $3,000 Grand Prize

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A $3,000 grand prize is being offered in the World Ag Expo contest for the video that best answers the questions, “Where Would We Be Without Farmers?” The videos are due for submission by December 1, when they will be evaluated by a panel of judges and then posted on for the public to vote for their favorites. “Farmers …

Ag Group, Video, World Ag Expo

NCGA Staffer on CTIC Tour

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2014 CTIC Conservation in Action Tour Photo Album Many of the participants at last week’s CTIC Conservation in Action tour of the Florida Everglades Agricultural area were from the Midwest and they were very interested in some of the very different crop production they saw in the Sunshine State. CTIC board member and National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) Soil Health …

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Raising Cane in the Everglades

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2014 CTIC Conservation in Action Tour Photo Album Planting at U.S. Sugar Corporation is done with precision, as we found out on the 2014 CTIC Conservation in Action tour last week in the Everglades Agricultural Area. Steven Stiles, U.S. Sugar farm manager, says cane is a “ratoonable crop” which refers to the stalks that are called ratoons and normally one …

Audio, Conservation, CTIC, Sustainability, Video

Barn Owls are Sustainable Rodent Control

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2014 CTIC Conservation in Action Tour Photo Album Barn owls are being used in the Everglades Agricultural Area as sustainable rodent control – and it’s working amazingly well! Richard Raid, a plant pathologist with the University of Florida, told us all about these hungry little raptors during what was arguably the most interesting stop on the 2014 CTIC Conservation in …

Conservation, CTIC, Sustainability, Video

Learning About Everglades STAs

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2014 CTIC Conservation in Action Tour Photo Album This may just look like a swamp but it’s actually a very sophisticated stormwater treatment area in the Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA) which is one of several designed to remove phosphorus from urban and agricultural runoff. These public works projects are the second point of cleanup for the water, while the farmers …

Conservation, CTIC, Video, Water

Analysis of Soil Samples Using LIBS

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Science is fun. Let me explain. During the Vedesian Life Sciences Los Alamos Media Tour we learned about a cool soil sampling technology coined Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LBIS). In an attempt to not use to much technical jargon, LBIS is a focused pulse laser beam that generates a microplasma (think spec or dot). From here, the emission from the plasma …

Agribusiness, Agronomy, Precision Agriculture, Verdesian, Video