“Today, big data permeates our lives,” says Barry Barnett, Mississippi State University professor of agricultural economics. "It offers opportunities to advance our understanding and control of problems that were previously considered intractable due to their complexity and the computational power required.”...More
It’s not too early to start preparing spring pastures by attacking weeds and addressing fertility issues, LSU AgCenter experts advised at an early November beef cattle producer program in Opelousas, La.
LSU AgCenter weed scientist Ron Strahan said good rainfall didn’t just benefit forage. “It was a great growing season for weeds,” he said. “I expect a bumper crop of weeds this year in our pastures.”...More
A coalition of major farm organizations and agriculture technology providers have reached an agreement on data privacy and security principles that will encourage the use and development of a full range of innovative, technology-driven tools and services to boost the productivity, efficiency and profitability of American agriculture....More
The Enlist Weed Control Technology has moved one step closer to commercialization with USDA's deregulation of Enlist corn and soybean traits. The next step is for EPA to register Enlist herbicide....More
Analysts predict that an increasingly urbanized Africa can be a $1 trillion food market by 2030, leaps and bounds ahead of the current $315 billion. And many of the world’s fastest-growing economies are in Africa....More