A lot of people thing farming and agriculture is so “old school”. Actually they are the most technology driven.
You wouldn’t think a farmer is that skilled would you? Most social media puts a farmer in the category of “dumb”, or with no common sense. As a kid I watched a show that one day portrayed them as that. I remember my Dad getting SO mad that he shut the T.V off and starting rambling on about how they just have no idea.
That has stuck in my head a long while. He told me not to let someone tell me, that has no absolute clue about this kind of living to influence me on this subject, or any subject for that matter.
I think that’s where I became a skeptic of many things and always just would rather see the facts. Someone could tell me 100 times that this will kill you if you keep drinking it BUT until I think hard about it and it makes logical sense and a little research matches up, I’m not going to believe you.
The ag industry is very technology driven. They have huge equipment that drives themselves. They have technology to tell how wet the corn is. There is technology to feed livestock. Technology to tell the yield your getting. There is SO much technology... There’s tractors that don’t need the farmer with them. Those tractors are in the field by themselves. 💁♀️ Pretty sure that’s as up to date as the Tesla.
Next time you hear their “old school”, you best be thinkin twice!
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Not little house on the prairie, but big grasses out on the prairie! When diversity is life, you go measure! Happy Friday! Looking at plant diversity in prairies on this beautiful Friday. Having multiple species and growth habits represented can keep these prairies sustainable for grazing, baling, or wild animal habitats. Next time you drive by a nice looking prairie give it a honk to support sustainability! Also if you get a minute please take this survey related to stress in farming operations, link is in bio! #nativegrasses#praire#pasture#forage#bales#nebext#crops#diversity#ecosystems#ianr#unl
Even experts need to take their own advice!
I left 20% vinegar in my sprayer and it destroyed the plastic valve on the inlet.
How to avoid things like this from happening... Regularly clean and rinse your sprayers, even taking apart nozzles and hoses if possible.
It would also pay to spray water through and make sure it is thoroughly dry before storing for the offseason.
Another crop finally harvested fro the rich red soil of PEI. Rest peacefully dear field under a bed of white snow. Before you know it Spring will be here and a new growing season. #pei#canada#cbcpei#crops#field#harvest#smile
For the past decade or so, we’ve been obsessed with the plight of honeybees—those intensively managed colonies that pollinate $20 billion worth of fruits and vegetables every year, including California’s vast fields of white almond blossoms, which are dying at an alarming rate. The outpouring of public concern around colony collapse disorder has led to more funding for research, and new laws to increase and protect land for pollinators. It’s become a lifestyle, too: think of the rooftop beekeeper, righteously restoring honeybee habitat, and being quirky about it, too. but the focus on honeybees has come at the expense of studying and protecting the thousands of other bee species native to North America, like bumblebees, orchard bees, and mason bees. Learn more at @newfoodeconomy .org. Link in bio!
I wanted to post my outside plants for you all today. Its more of an update tbh. The plants you see have grown so much. My lattice is pretty much ready to eat. The brussel sprouts and brocolli are still growing stronge and one of my succulents have grown flowers and its amazing and beautiful. Before I have had bad luck with plants but with the help of my love and his knowledge of plants growth, were able to grow bigger, healthier, earth friendly,and yummy plants/crops #plants#plantsofinstagram#crops#veggies#suculents#outdoorplants
Last week while in California I wore my canolaeatwell shirt to a farmers market hoping this shirt could start a conversation. Well it did! Here I chatted up a 500 acre organic grain farmer about his farm to food story.
His story isn’t much different than a Canadian farmer. His first concern was the impact that the weather has on growing food. As we know California is going through a period of drought which we have experienced in the past. The weather controls every crops health, abundance and of course level of profitability. Never mind the personal stress the farmer and his family are experiencing . Rain may not come for days, weeks and on the odd frightening occasion MONTHS!
This organic farmer depends on an irrigation system and a consistent water supply to sustain his crops. His grain products cater to a niche market and are more costly because of having to pay for water. In many parts of Canada we don’t have the means or luxury to provide our crops with water. Many farmers on the prairies grow thousands of acres of food. Irrigation just isn’t an option because of freezing temperatures, landscape and water sources. We rely on whatever Mother Nature hands to us.
Fortunately, we have the ability to access plant science and technology to assist us in growing food that is affordable and safe for Canadian families. Plant science allows our land to be sustainable for the next generation.
At the end of my conversation with this farmer we agreed that feeding people is the most important job in the world.
Australia's national winter crop production is tipped to be 20 per cent below the 20-year average.
MAJOR WINTER CROP PRODUCTION 2018/19 FORECAST
* Wheat down 20 per cent to about 17 million tonnes
* Barley down 18 per cent to about 7.3 million tonnes
* Canola down 39 per cent to about 2.2 million tonnes
* Overall production down 23 per cent to about 29.2 million tonnes.
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Siektes van die hart en bloedvate, insluitend hartaanvalle en beroertes, staan gesamentlik bekend as harvatsiektes.
Hartvatsiektes het die afgelope paar jaar die voorste oorsaak van sterftes in verskeie lande geword.
Naas MIV /vigs en tuberkulose word hartvatsiektes as die tweede hoogste oorsaak van sterftes in SA gereken, 14,7 % by mans en 20,7 by vroue.
Die inname van suiwel verlaag die risiko vir hoë bloeddruk en beroerte beduidend.
Die SA voedselgebaseerde dieetriglyn beveel aan dat almal daagliks melk, maas of jogurt behoort te geniet.
Gegewe die bevinding dat die inname van medium-of hoëvetsuiwel nie die risiko vir hartvatsiektes verhoog nie, kan volroommelk, -jogurt en -hoëvetkaas in die dieet ingesluit word.
”The adoption of GM insect resistant and herbicide tolerant technology has reduced pesticide spraying by 553 million kg (-8.6%) and, as a result, decreased the environmental impact associated with herbicide and insecticide use on these crops (as measured by the indicator the Environmental Impact Quotient (EIQ)) by 19.1%. The technology has also facilitated important cuts in fuel use and tillage changes, resulting in a significant reduction in the release of greenhouse gas emissions from the GM cropping area. In 2013, this was equivalent to removing 12.4 million cars from the roads.” https://thoughtscapism.com/2015/03/22/gmos-and-the-environment/