University of Manitoba: New website a valuable resource on livestock production research

University of Manitoba: New website a valuable resource on livestock production research. “The new site offers researchers, students, industry, governments and consumers access to an extensive library of research projects and resources examining the role of Canadian livestock production systems as an integral component of an adaptive and enduring food system in Canada.”

University of California Fruit & Vegetable Preservation Resources: New interactive web tools help growers cope with climate change

University of California Fruit & Vegetable Preservation Resources: New interactive web tools help growers cope with climate change. “Growers and crop consultants can use CalAgroClimate’s crop and location-specific tools and resources to help make on-farm decisions, such as preparing for frost or untimely rain and taking advantage of expected favorable conditions. CalAgroClimate currently includes heat advisory, frost advisory, cropphenology and pest advisory tools.” That’s “crop phenology” the science and not CropPhenology the R package.

Governor of Rhode Island: RI Seafood Launches New Website Tools and “Fishline” App to Help Local Consumers Find Fresh, Local Seafood

Governor of Rhode Island: RI Seafood Launches New Website Tools and “Fishline” App to Help Local Consumers Find Fresh, Local Seafood. “Developed in partnership with the Commercial Fisheries Center of Rhode Island, the new app, FishLine, lets consumers search for fresh seafood to buy from seafood markets, farmers’ markets, and restaurants, as well as directly off the boat from fishermen.”

Purdue University: Purdue, USDA release online freeze-date tool for specialty crop growers in 25 states

Purdue University: Purdue, USDA release online freeze-date tool for specialty crop growers in 25 states. “A new interactive online tool for visualizing and exploring freeze-date trends and other climate patterns is now available, thanks to a partnership between Purdue University’s Midwestern Regional Climate Center and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Midwest Climate Hub. The tool covers 25 states in the upper Midwest, the Northeast and Appalachia.”

ScienceDaily: Database tracks agricultural phosphorus use world-wide

ScienceDaily: Database tracks agricultural phosphorus use world-wide. “Researchers have released a study quantifying cropland phosphorus budgets around the world, which will help in identifying nutrient management gaps in different regions in food production and consumption systems. This new database will help countries and regions to evaluate their performances in addressing phosphorus pollution and scarcity challenges, and guide actions towards a more sustainable future.”

Ukraine war: How Russia uses social media to steal sunflower seeds (BBC)

BBC: Ukraine war: How Russia uses social media to steal sunflower seeds. “The BBC has seen significant evidence that Russian forces in occupied areas of Ukraine have been systematically seizing not only Ukrainian grain, but also sunflower seeds from local farmers. We have spoken to farmers who have lost their crops, and tracked messages in private and public social media groups showing how the seeds are transported from southern and eastern occupied parts of Ukraine to Russia.”

USDA: New USDA Database Will Replace Three Import Manuals and the Fruit and Vegetable Imports Requirement (FAVIR) Database

USDA: New USDA Database Will Replace Three Import Manuals and the Fruit and Vegetable Imports Requirement (FAVIR) Database. “The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has developed a new database called ‘Agricultural Commodity Import Requirements’ (ACIR). ACIR gives users a simple search interface for finding and displaying import requirements for agricultural commodities.”

Grocery Business Canada: Sunkist uses citrus fruit sorter that’s powered by Google AI

Grocery Business Canada: Sunkist uses citrus fruit sorter that’s powered by Google AI. “The sorting and grading of citrus fruit just got a lot easier thanks to the fully-automated Sunsortai machine, a next-generation sorter from Sunkist Research and Technical Services. The revolutionary new sorter uses Google AI technology to assess the inherent quality of each piece it processes, including any potential defects.”

Star Tribune: John Deere tapping into Apple-like tech model to drive revenue

Star Tribune: John Deere tapping into Apple-like tech model to drive revenue. “In a world with a dwindling number of grain producers and a growing population, Deere and its rivals are developing self-driving equipment loaded with the latest software that is harvesting a new kind of bumper crop: data. All that translates into recurring revenue, something companies like Apple have long enjoyed and industrial manufacturers like Deere hungrily eye.”

Flinders University: Food cyber attacks forecast

Flinders University: Food cyber attacks forecast. “Wide-ranging use of smart technologies is raising global agricultural production but international researchers warn this digital-age phenomenon could reap a crop of another kind – cybersecurity attacks. Complex IT and math modelling at King Abdulaziz University in Saudi Arabia, Aix-Marseille University, France and Flinders University in South Australia, has highlighted the risks in a new article in the open access journal Sensors.”