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IPM continues to be the best method for pest and disease management that balances crop growth with healthy ecosystems Field scouting without recording field notes is like taking a picture with no film in the camera Digital tools can increase the practice of recording field notes   Since the beginning of agriculture 10,000 years ago, […]

Sep 28, 2017

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SALINAS, CALIFORNIA – Farm Dog, the leading pest and disease management platform for growers and agronomists, has entered into a Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement (NFCA) with the United States Department of Agriculture – Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS). The NFCA will support Farm Dog’s ongoing efforts in developing regional tools for pest and disease management.  The company […]

Aug 14, 2017

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SALINAS, CALIFORNIA – Farm Dog, the leading pest and disease management platform for growers and agronomists, has completed the second stage of its integration with John Deere Operations Center.  This milestone helps streamline growers’ adoption of integrated pest management (IPM) for their fields, which has been shown to drive down input costs, increase yields, and […]

Jul 24, 2017

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President Donald Trump probably heard their buzz from his podium at the Rose Garden last week when he announced the United States’ withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accords.  He may have seen a few scattered exoskeletons around the White House.  And in a few weeks, he may even be subject to their stench. They are […]

Jun 04, 2017

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Growers spend 5% to 20% of their operating expenses per year on pest control yet continue to suffer from 20% to 40% crop loss due to pest and disease, not to mention ongoing scrutiny from just about everybody.  Sounds like a broken model to us. We started Farm Dog to help growers increase yields while […]

Feb 06, 2017

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We spend almost $60 billion per year on pesticides per year.  On a grower level, this comes out to 5% to 20% of operating expenses, with specialty crops (fruits and vegetables) bearing the higher cost.  Yet, we still see 20% to 40% crop loss per year across the world. And this isn’t just a third-world […]

Jan 01, 2017

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A greater diversity of crops on the farm is a healthy management practice that brings with it a multitude of benefits, including higher yields, reduced reliance on chemical pesticides for pest and weed control, and reduced reliance on fertilizers. A recent study by Kansas State University, South Dakota State University, and the United States Department […]

Jan 08, 2016

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Note: This is part 1 of 2 of our series on open and public data in agriculture.  This blog post was originally published on agfundernews.com. On Wednesday, December 2, England’s government took another step forward as a leader in agricultural innovation by hosting a joint event between its Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA) […]

Dec 16, 2015

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Note: This is part 2 of 2 of our series on open and public data in agriculture.  Part 1 focused on other stakeholders’ thoughts on the subject and was originally published on agfundernews.com.   As with many industries, the potential of open and public data in agriculture is mouthwatering.  Promises of higher yields for the farmer, […]

Dec 15, 2015

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