KPAX: Agritourism industry sees opportunity with new website

KPAX: Agritourism industry sees opportunity with new website. “A labor of love 3 years in the making came to fruition this May with a first-of-its kind website offering a step-by-step guide for busting into the agritourism industry. Here, you’ll find advice from agritourism experts, videos and detailed podcasts so you can pop in the headphones and learn without missing a weed.”

NBC Boston: New Online Trail From Famous Vt. Cheesemaker Connects Consumers to Farms

NBC Boston: New Online Trail From Famous Vt. Cheesemaker Connects Consumers to Farms. “One of the best-known brands in grocery stores across New England and beyond has a new tool that aims to drive business to dairy farms that welcome visits. The Vermont-based Cabot Cooperative Creamery, which makes the famous Cabot Cheddar Cheese and other dairy products, is pointing consumers to where they can visit member farms — the ones that are set up for public visits.”

We are Green Bay: New website connects people with Agricultural Tourism destinations in Wisconsin

We Are Green Bay: New website connects people with Agricultural Tourism destinations in Wisconsin . “There is a newly redesigned website to help people connect with agricultural tourism options in our state. The Wisconsin Agricultural Tourism Association helps visitors to the state find opportunities for visiting and touring local farms, as well as other activities like corn mazes, fairs and local vineyard experiences.”

EurekAlert: A new site for banana-related research

EurekAlert: A new site for banana-related research. “MusaNet, the global collaborative network for Musa-related research, was created in 2011 to implement the Global Musa Strategy established with the banana research community. MusaNet is excited to announce the launch of a new website that collects and shares information on all aspects of banana, be it diversity, conservation or current threats.”

Krishi Jagran: Indian startup collaborates with Google. org to deploy Artificial intelligence to prevent crop damage

Krishi Jagran: Indian startup collaborates with Google.org to deploy Artificial intelligence to prevent crop damage. “Agriculture supports 70% of rural households in India, with 80 percent of smallholder farmers (those with two hectares or less) accounting for the majority . Cotton, India’s third-largest agricultural output after rice and wheat, is cultivated by approximately 6 million people. It’s prone to pests in particular: A particularly ravenous-type insect killed half of Maharashtra’s cotton crop in 2017, the country’s second-most populated state. Wadhwani AI, an Indian non-profit firm, has partnered up with Google’s philanthropic arm in its first endeavor in Asia to assist farmers avoid such tragedies and thereby enhance crop yields and revenues.”

Wageningen University: New initiative to create global online database with production data from all over the worldanimal

Wageningen University & Research: New initiative to create global online database with animal production data from all over the world. “The Circular Food Systems (CiFoS) project at Wageningen University & Research (WUR) has decided to take the lead in making this data available for everyone by collecting it through an easily accessible online survey. The goal is to develop a global database that becomes an open resource for researchers, policymakers, farmers, businesses and anyone who is interested in the future of animal production.”

Hyperallergic: The Enchanting Visuals of Portuguese Fish Tins

Hyperallergic: The Enchanting Visuals of Portuguese Fish Tins. “The idiosyncratic visual culture of Portugal’s tinned foods industry is the subject of Conservas de Portugal, an online museum featuring more than 40,000 entries including fish tin designs, labels, photographs, and more. Its collection is curated by CAN THE CAN, a restaurant in Lisbon associated with the National Association of Manufacturers of Canned Fish (ANICP).”

Hemp Grower: Midwestern Hemp Database Gives Insights on Best Hemp Varieties for Region

Hemp Grower: Midwestern Hemp Database Gives Insights on Best Hemp Varieties for Region. “During the summer of 2020, the university extensions of Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin and Purdue (Indiana) sought out growers focusing on cannabinoid production to share cultivation data and crop samples in exchange for discounted testing thanks to a partnership with Rock River Laboratory Inc., based in Wisconsin….More than 130 growers across the Midwest participated in the project, submitting more than 750 samples for cannabinoid profiling.”

AGDAILY: USDA launches new website for science-minded students

AGDAILY: USDA launches new website for science-minded students. “Geared toward K-12 students with an interest in food and science, AgLab offers a variety of content to promote a greater understanding of how agricultural research is helping meet the food, fiber, feed and fuel needs of a growing world population while also safeguarding our environment and natural resources.”

University of Nebraska-Lincoln: New Online ‘Farm Stat’ Tool Allows Farmers and Agronomists to Easily Analyze Data from Their Own On-Farm Research

University of Nebraska-Lincoln: New Online ‘Farm Stat’ Tool Allows Farmers and Agronomists to Easily Analyze Data from Their Own On-Farm Research. “A new tool, Farm Stat, is available on the Nebraska On-Farm Research Network (NOFRN) website. Farm Stat enables growers and agronomists to easily run statistical analysis of their own research studies…. Farm Stat is accessed online and allows producers or agronomists to specify how many treatments and replications their unique study had and then enter their yield data or other data to be statistically analyzed. The program will quickly produce a complete statistical analysis of variance that can be saved as a PDF.”

NASA: NASA Data Powers New USDA Soil Moisture Portal

NASA: NASA Data Powers New USDA Soil Moisture Portal. “Farmers, researchers, meteorologists, and others now have access to high-resolution NASA data on soil moisture, thanks to a new tool developed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), NASA and George Mason University. The app, Crop Condition and Soil Moisture Analytics (Crop-CASMA), provides access to high-resolution data from NASA’s Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) mission and the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument in an easy-to-use format.”

Shepparton News: New Australian farm database to show drought and basin plan impacts

Shepparton News: New Australian farm database to show drought and basin plan impacts. “A new secure database of Australian farms is hoping to open the door to new analysis, exploring fine scale trends in crop production, the effects of seasonal climate and drought on farm outcomes, and measuring trends in water productivity in the Murray-Darling Basin. A multi-year collaboration between the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences and the Australian Bureau of Statistics, the database integrates several existing datasets to unlock new insights and applications for Australian farms.”

University of Arkansas: Libraries Publish Arkansas Extension Service Mimeograph Digital Collection

University of Arkansas: Libraries Publish Arkansas Extension Service Mimeograph Digital Collection. “The collection contains 5,362 individual scans comprising 324 reports. The Mimeograph Series, published from 1949-1984, gave Arkansas farmers information about choosing and planting different varieties of crops. The results of field testing, chemical and pesticide trials, seed tests and cultivation experiments were included.”