Renewable Farming

Month: February 2018

Updates from Vitazyme show worldwide success with this biostimulant

This morning we received an email update from Vital Earth Resources, makers of the Vitazyme which we distribute — and we’re sharing it with you here.   Feb. 26, 2018 — One of the intriguing research projects sponsored by Vital Earth Resources is an ongoing study which we’ll call “glyphosate remediation” at the University of Missouri in …

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New ways to upgrade your soil health — and widen your profit margins

This crop production meeting in Ames, IA March 12 concentrates on ten of the most important Renewable Farming opportunities to overcome low commodity prices by unleashing biological power to build healthier soils. Feb. 26, 2018 — We’ve worked with most of the seminar leaders listed here. We believe you’ll return to your farm with fresh facts to decide which new crop-growing ideas offer …

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251-bu. corn in 2017 was “our best ever whole-farm average”

One of our longtime WakeUP clients placed his early-bird order for WakeUP yesterday, and mentioned that his farm-wide non-GMO corn yield average rose above 250 bu. for the first time in 2017. Here are some other ingredients he credits for higher, more consistent yields. Feb. 22, 2018 — Northeast Iowa’s wet spring and dry late-summer weather …

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Where our WakeUP clients are investing in their 2018 corn and soybean crops

We’re working closely with longterm WakeUP users as they refine their 2018 crop budget spreadsheets. The main opportunity they’re pursuing: Shift dollars from “traits” and NPK into biologicals, biostimulants and a rebuilding of soil health. Work with nature, instead of attacking it with toxic technology. A good example is our report near this one, where no-tiller Scott Odle …

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Indiana farmer Scott Odle tells you why he switched to non-GMO corn

Here’s a link to a webinar presented by longtime non-GMO corn producer Scott Odle on the economics and agronomy of raising non-GMO corn that’s profitable, even at current prices. Feb. 17, 2018 — As you finish detailing your 2018 crop planning, this webinar offers a clear and convincing personal story on why non-GMO corn makes sense. Indiana …

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How WakeUP amplifies the universal currency of crop growth: “Carbon Flow”

You can watch a webinar (linked below) which opens a refreshing new concept in soil health: Every nutrient transfer of crop growth relies on the flow of carbon-containing compounds. Ease the flow, raise the yield. Feb. 10, 2018   By Jerry Carlson — The “flow” message comes from Dr. Jennifer Moore-Kucera, soil health team leader at USDA’s West Region …

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Today’s AgriEnergy seminar: A fitting tribute to AgriEnergy founder Dave Larson

At the conclusion of the Agrienergy Resources seminar in Des Moines today, key staff person Mardel Robinson noted that this day marks exactly 22 years since the unexpected death of AgriEnergy founder Dave Larson.  Feb. 8, 2018  By Jerry Carlson — Today’s seminar, and the one just preceding it in Indiana, are a tribute to Dave’s intellect …

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Opponents in glyphosate toxicity issue each claim they have “sound science”

If you have a little time to scan though a video recording of a Feb. 6 hearing by the Committee on Science, Space & Technology of the U.S. House of Representatives, you may come away with more determination than ever to protect the health of your family from potential glyphosate toxicity, you’ll have to rely on your own analysis and …

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France, Germany lead efforts to phase out glyphosate use in European Union

Six EU nations which opposed the recent re-authorization of glyphosate use are launching a new drive for an “exit plan” in favor of safer alternatives. AgroNews has a summary at this link. Feb. 7, 2018 — Last November’s narrow vote by the Appeals Committee within the EU approved a licensing extension for glyphosate only after Germany’s …

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53 colorful slides; dozens of Renewable Farming ideas for your farm

Here’s a link to an idea-packed PowerPoint by Dr. Joel Gruver, Western Illinois University Associate Professor of Soil Science. He presented it at the Feb. 1 Organic Grains Conference in Champaign, IL.  Yes — an organic conference right in the realm of the University of Illinois.  Feb. 5, 2018 — Dr. Gruver has packed into one presentation …

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