Agricultural & Technology News

Organic: A Thriving Agriculture Segment

Have you noticed, while in your local grocery store, that you have been seeing more organic products? This growing segment of agriculture is more prevalent now than it was just a decade ago and we have the data to show it.

ARS Research Innovates to Reduce Food Loss and Waste: An Interview with Gene Lester

The Agricultural Research Service (ARS) is USDA’s chief scientific in-house research agency. More than 2,000 scientists at 90 research centers in the U.S. and abroad work to investigate solutions to agricultural challenges from farm to table. What are USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists doing to help reduce food loss and waste? This interview features insights from Gene Lester, ARS, National Program Leader for Product Quality and New Uses, and Biorefining/Bioproducts.

Build a Bat Box Home for your Flying Neighbors this Halloween

Bats are the only mammal with a natural ability to fly. Maneuvering with great elegance and awe-inspiring precision, they can hunt in complete darkness. They pollinate over 500 plant species, providing us dietary staples like bananas and avocados.

Eat with Confidence

The Pesticide Data Program (PDP), part of USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS), recently published its 2019 PDP Annual Summary (PDF, 10 MB). This yearly report found that nearly 99 percent of almost 10,000 samples of fresh, frozen and processed foods had pesticide residues below levels set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Most of these samples were of fruits and vegetables. This means you can eat with the confidence that your food is safe and nutritious for you and your family.

The Dicamba Decision: Some Answers, Still Some Questions

On October 27, EPA announced that over-the-top dicamba applications can take place during the 2021 growing season, with a few new requirements. The post The Dicamba Decision: Some Answers, Still Some Questions appeared first on CropLife.

Ranch Systems Supports John Deere Soil Moisture Probes with Integration into John Deere’s Operation Center Platform

Integration with John Deere Operations Center allows data flow from Ranch Systems’ telemetry solutions and field monitoring platform. The post Ranch Systems Supports John Deere Soil Moisture Probes with Integration into John Deere’s Operation Center Platform appeared first on CropLife.