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Agricultural science and practice


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Agriculture, also called farming or husbandry, is the cultivation of animals, plants, fungi, and other life forms for food, fiber, biofuel and other products used to sustain human life. Agriculture was the key development in the rise of sedentary human civilization, whereby farming of domesticated species created food surpluses that nurtured the development of civilization.

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dataset of cabbage and watermelon

Hi, We are looking for image datasets of cabbage or watermelon leaves, both healthy and damaged. If anyone has any datasets, sources, or is willing to create one, please comment down below or contact us directly. Your help would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!

email : elene.samsiani@gmail.com

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2024/07/10
16:02 UTC

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Student in Agronomy subject

As a student majoring in agronomic engineering, I am seeking guidance to receive advice and tips from others in the community.

I am looking for recommendations on the courses I should take to advance in my career. I kindly ask for suggestions on the necessary steps I should follow to achieve success in this field.

Moreover, I would appreciate a comprehensive list of actionable items detailing what activities I can engage in to enhance my skills. It would be beneficial if you could specify how and when I should undertake these activities for optimal results.

Your insights and recommendations would be invaluable in shaping my educational journey and future prospects in agronomic engineering. Thank you in advance for your assistance and support!

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2024/07/10
02:20 UTC

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I just got a job as a seed manufacturer 40-60 hours a week including weekends is it a good idea

I'm 20 years old jobless, looking for a job desperetely to survive now I got a job as a seed operator in a farming market is it a good idea they say 40-60 hours a week including weekends

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2024/07/09
12:53 UTC

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I converted this space from my living room into a controlled environment agriculture. 7 towers, 4 racks, 300lbs every 30-45 days in under 175sqft. My family has been enjoying eating from it, and also slowly building as a business. Wanted to share with you guys!

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2024/07/09
06:13 UTC

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UTVs for Spraying Application?

Hello, a little while ago I went into a University field and Noticed they had Polaris Rangers linked up to the sprayers with Displays Via Isobus. I Kinda Assumed it was for Testing Reasons since it’s a University and they can Fit More people than in a Tractor while still being out in the field.

However I recently considered the Feasibility of a similar setup. I’m concerned about the Payload that a Tractor can Carry vs a UTV. But for something like a VRA with 0 Rate zones or a Spot Spraying system that could reduce the traditional Amount to a fraction. Wouldn’t this be a faster,maybe even cheaper way to get it done? Having displays connected would allow you to use AB lines,Have Reporting ,measure all your data ,etc. Has anyone had experience with anything along those lines?

I’m not really a Farmer, the company I work for sells products to Farmers,Ranchers,etc. so this may very well be a really dumb idea but just wanted to check here. Thanks in advance.

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2024/07/09
06:03 UTC

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What jobs can I can get with a regenerative ag. degree?

I'm looking at pursing a degree in Regenerative Agriculture and have an interest in herbalism and food sciences but no real plan yet as to what I'll focus on. I'm just wondering, what careers are there for this degree? Google is of little help and I'm passionate but clueless when it comes to what I need to know for this decision.

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2024/07/08
23:37 UTC

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Large abscess appearing on animals.

Hi y'all. One of my lambs the other morning has a almost fist sized abscess on it's thigh. I ruled it out as being a fluke thing, gave him some pennecillin and Lanced it. But my house cat has the same thing the next day. The cat goes outside a lot too though. I didn't see any wound or anything like that which might have caused an infection. Are there plants that can do this? Maybe a thistle sliver or something?

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2024/07/08
21:23 UTC

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Show pig help

I'm looking to join ffa and I wanted to know is it better for me to buy a piglet or buy a older pig and raise it to weigh. I would also like to know what breed should I get as a first timer.

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2024/07/08
20:53 UTC

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2024/07/07
19:43 UTC

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Can an agricultural certificate benefit me professionally as someone who is new to the field?

Struggling to find any response for this question.

I am considering of taking a certificate for agriculture (12-15 college credits) in order to fulfill the minimal requirements for a position (CBP agricultural specialist). However , I’m worried they may not offer me a location I can live in , so does anyone know what else can I do with this certificate as a government/federal employee?

For context: I don’t have a full degree or experience in this field. I have a bachelors in CJ and finishing an MPA by the end of this year. My work experience is mainly compliance and inspections (airport security and now customs). I am interested in agriculture- but I’m worried it’ll be a waste if I can’t do much with it professionally- and frankly I’m burnt out from school. If there’s any pointers or suggestions, please let me know

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2024/07/07
15:07 UTC

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Need help with what tree to plant?

Unfortunately, planted a Bradford pear tree 7 years ago not knowing it was an invasive species and smells terrible. Saw that it bloomed white flowers and thought it looked nice so I went with it. It's been a hassle trying to prevent disease, it struggles with blight and I'm just sick of trying to remedy it.

There's also a squirrel that has built a nest in it thinning out the branches even more. It's starting to become a real eye sore. I'm trying to decide what to do. I would like to just cut it down and plant a different tree in its place.

I'm looking for a tree that doesn't get too big but big enough to provide some type of shade. Don't really care for if it has flowers or not. Something that is resilient to diseases and can grow in tough soil. The spot has full direct sun. I live in Delaware. Any help is much appreciated, thank you!

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2024/07/07
00:52 UTC

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Idea for grain processor/ storage

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2024/07/06
18:20 UTC

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USA and World AiQ Comments July 5, 2024

USA and World AiQ Comments July 5, 2024

Important note: the vegetative health data (VHI, drought, TCI, others) provided by STAR has only been updated through week 25. This means the satellite data, which already lags, is now behind, approaching two weeks. There is no explanation why.

USA Update

The weather outlook in the USA has improved for most areas other than the western corn belt, which will get hot from Kansas all the way north into Canada. The western Dakotas and Nebraska areas will reach 6 to 10 degrees above normal in the second week.

VHI updates will improve for the USA when the data is updated. AiQ’s models are again approaching the corn yield trend due to a mild forecast driven by cooler temperatures across the corn belt. Monday’s forecast provides the first look during the most critical growing period.

World Update

The GFS and Euro show almost no moisture over the next two weeks across Eastern Europe and the Black Sea. Highs will be in the 90s, even reaching into low triple digits. This is 6 to 10 degrees or more above normal for the core-producing areas of Romania and Bulgaria.

Canada is another area to watch as Saskatchewan and Alberta will see temperatures reach 8-12 degrees above normal in the southern growing areas of the provinces. Wheat, canola, and oats will be the main crops affected.

Early Russian wheat yields are confirming AiQ’s bias that the last six weeks of weather were better than maps showed for winter crops. Private forecasters began revising estimates in early July following AiQ.

China’s weather remains problematic. Inner Mongolia remains hot and dry, but storms will arrive just to the south. Areas will receive 6 inches or more over the next 7 days, but the areas to the north will remain in a state of doubt. This area accounts for one-quarter of the corn crop.

The FAS update on Brazil's soybeans is a must-read because the agency has begun to address the divide between local agencies and USDA figures. The global soybean balance sheets in 2024/25 could see large adjustments later this year.

Opinions are those of AiQ. Not meant as trading or financial advice.

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2024/07/06
14:28 UTC

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Just because I am farmer and have poor English I get Disappointed everywhere.

I am trying to use technology to reach new people and introduce my product that I made from so much hard work.

No one in reddit want to see my hard work how they are easiily saying that I am promoting or fake or do not promote.

I don't know why pwoplw don't want to see something tat helps environment and human health. Everyone like memes and all but when sharing helpful information one can always comes and comments like stop promoting and all.

Why these people are snot supporting small farmers?

When I say I am doing jaivik farming no one believes even after i am showing my farm, my jaivik fertilizer making unit

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2024/07/06
04:28 UTC

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My cute newborn😫🤏🏻

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2024/07/05
20:36 UTC

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Want to know everything about Malted Wheat/Barley (Farming/Storing techniques) Is it better for consumption than Raw grains. ?Explain like you’re explaining to a 10year old. Please.

2 Comments
2024/07/05
18:47 UTC

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NEW TO AGRICULTURE, I NEED ADVICE WHAT CAN I DO WITH 35 HECTARS OF LAND

hello everyone

I'm new to the farming sector, with limited or no knowledge. I inherited 3 parcels of land (total of 35 hectares), 20 hectares of peat soil and 15 hectares of silty soil.

I have no idea how to get started,

the land was used to grow chickpeas, corn, wheat, pepper and, mainly animal feed

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2024/07/04
15:29 UTC

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How much "good land" is used to grow food for livestock in the US?

Many vegans and vegetarians argue that substantial amounts of quality farmland are used to grow crops for livestock feed. They believe this land should instead be used to grow crops for direct human consumption.

Opponents counter that livestock often consume parts of plants that humans can't eat, or in the case of corn, that the edible parts are used for human food or industrial purposes like ethanol production, while animals eat the rest.

Who's correct?

Lastly, if we (hypothetically) strictly only raised livestock on the 'inedible parts' of plants and pasture land that can't support much more than grasses, how much less meat would be produced?

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2024/07/04
13:51 UTC

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Question about sprouting blueberry

I wonder how long it takes to grow and when should I transplant it to bigger pot? Sprouted it from the dirt. Haven't been keeping track just been making sure it's moist/wet.

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2024/07/04
01:23 UTC

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Liquid Pollination

Hi, I have been looking into liquid pollination, and seen there are a few examples for palm, I was wondering if anyone knows much about it. I want to know if it would be viable for crops mainly oil seed rape, and how I would go about collecting the pollen on a large scale, I understand that the pollen is mixed and sprayed I’m just unsure about the pollen collection methods and how to actually maintain large amount of pollen in stock.

Also please give opinions on what you think about liquid pollination.

5 Comments
2024/07/02
20:45 UTC

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What Is This Pest?

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2024/07/02
02:34 UTC

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Epic 3700€ Fail & question about irrigation capture/storage 🥲

Hello guys,

Sorry for my english, it might be rusty 🫣

I have an irrigation problem and a rather complex question, and I hope the community can help me.

I recently drilled a well for an agricultural setup, but unfortunately, there’s no water at the expected location. 104m deep in the ground for nothing 🤦🏼‍♀️💩

When i put a bucket on this hole and smash in it, it makes a weird resonant sound...and guess what... I realised something the other day...this stupid sound is the most fucking expansive sound i've ever heard 😩 😤

So, we’re considering other options for water capture and storage, even if drilling another well or go deeper in the first one might be a solution.

There are shallow wells (10m) nearby that capture surface water (rain and infiltration), and there are opportunities to capture water from small streams nearby for most of the year.

We’re thinking of building a water retention basin, and here’s where my question lies.

This water retention basin could be built downhill from a sloped forest area. We’re talking about retaining between 10,000m³ and 15,000m³ of water.

My question is: Is it possible for this “basin” to function like a small traditional well, naturally filling up at least partially with surface water, and also capturing rainwater or water pumped from below?

If so, this would allow me to undersize the basin, relying on its renewal capacity rather than its total storage capacity. Basically, I could manage with 5,000m³ that refill regularly rather than investing to store 10,000 to 15,000m³ if such a basin were feasible 🤷‍♀️

What do you think ? Thanks for readings and advices 🙏🏼

2 Comments
2024/07/01
22:43 UTC

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