It’s no surprise that composting is viewed with such high favor among organic farmers and gardeners. The benefits have real potential and it’s a feel-good type of activity too. But […]
In this article, we present results of the effect of designed compost extracts use on managing weed biomass, soil physical properties, and yield in three crops grown in fall 2016. […]
A scientist gives tips and strategies for best managing compost heaps on the farm.
Compost is an essential tool in the organic farmer or gardener’s toolkit. Made from organic wastes like kitchen scraps, paper, and yard clippings, compost is an effective way to recycle […]
Chemically And Biologically-Designed Compost Extract: A Potential Tactic For Biological Control Of Weeds
Weeds can be defined as plants growing out of place and can rapidly populate in ecosystems that do not support their natural enemies. Many methods are being used to keep […]
You diligently took soil tests this winter and now they’ve come back indicating that potassium or phosphorus is low on some fields, here and there you have a zinc deficiency, […]
At our compost yard, long windrows are built from a combination of on-farm wastes—like animal manure and crop residues—and outside materials, like leaves and grass, from local municipalities. We generate […]
We’re big fans of compost. A core practice in organic farming, composting helps reduce waste on the farm. It also creates a valuable byproduct that helps boost soil fertility and […]
Learn how to compost effectively in your backyard, no matter how much space you have.
Increased populations of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi improve soil health. Innoculum of the fungi are commercially available, but farmers can grow inoculum of the AM fungi indigenous to their farms using a simple and reliable method developed through a collaboration by the USDA and researchers of the Rodale Institute.