Renewable Farming

Month: March 2015

Cover crops and non-GMO seed can trim 2015 expenses

    “Low crop prices have farmers discussing the potential cost savings of buying conventional non-GMO corn seed,” writes Sarah Carlson in the February Wallaces Farmer (page 34).She points out that over several years, “Yield comparisons show the cheaper seed maintains similar yields as the GMO seed.”Then, Carlson counters a typical objection to leaving GMOs and related …

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Non-GMO Links

Directories and associations of non-GMO and organic grain firms Soybean Premiums.orgThis is a website providing a searchable directory to specialty grain buyers, including non-GMO and organic. Firms can enter their own contact information on this site; you can search by state to find a potential buyer nearest to you.http://soybeanpremiums.org  Northern Food Grade Soybean AssociationThis is an affiliation …

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WakeUP Summer

WakeUP Summer is formulated as a tank-mix surfactant and mobilizer that enhances absorption and translocation of foliar nutrients.                            By increasing leaf penetration of applied nutrients, and speeding movement of those nutrients through crop circulation, you gain more complete use of NPK and trace elements …

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WakeUP Spring

WakeUP Spring is formulated to enhance translocation of photosynthetic sugars from the leaf to growing points, especially roots. In field trials by professional research agronomist James Porterfield of Illinois, WakeUP Spring has shown a near-doubling of sugar content in corn roots two days after application.Extra sugar exuded from young roots is designed by nature to stimulate beneficial soil organisms, …

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How vertical tillage and sound biology raised soil productivity

A unique production seminar is just ahead March 11, 12 and 13 in three towns across New York. The same program will be available at each location.Originator of the seminar is crop consultant Jim Martindale of Indiana. He, his son and others developed a highly effective vertical tillage implement, now sold nationwide as the Curse …

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