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Transition to Organic: Weed Management

One of the biggest challenges farmers face while transitioning to organic cropping systems is weed management. Successfully managing weeds in organic systems requires a dramatic change in approach. Simply substituting organic herbicides for synthetic ones rarely works. Knowing your weeds … Continued

(Almost) never too late to plant hairy vetch

By Genevieve Slocum with Dave Wilson Originally posted February 5, 2009 As a research intern at the Rodale Institute in 2006, I was lucky to be part of a dormant seeding trial using, creatively, the winter annual cover crop hairy … Continued

A truly regenerative agriculture

By Kyle Holzhueter Originally posted on January 7, 2005 Editor’s Note: A shorter version of this article appears in the Jan./Feb. 2005 issue of PASA Passages, the newsletter of the Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (www.pasafarming.org) Imagine assembling a self-contained, … Continued

Farms R Us? Part 1

By Mary-Howell Martens (with Klaas’ help!), Lakeview Organic Grain Originally posted on July 20, 2004 When our friend Sandy asked us in January to “franchise the design of our farm” onto his farm, that seemed like a crazy idea. After … Continued

Create a line-up that ensures healthy soil and earns a profit

By Mary-Howell Martens (with Klaas’ help!), Lakeview Organic Grain Originally posted on March 8, 2003 Back in the mid 1980’s, when I was working in the grape breeding program at Cornell University, I spent many weekends doing volunteer promotions for … Continued