Renewable Farming

Month: March 2018

The Institute of Sustainable Nutrition fires three shots… heard around the world

History confirms that every dramatic shift in human worldviews starts with just one or two courageous individuals who sacrificially pursue the truth. That’s what we’re seeing in the struggle to expose the facts about health effects of glyphosate. March 28, 2018 —  Last weekend, a seminar sponsored by the Institute of Sustainable Nutrition based in Granby, Connecticut brought …

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Cheap, quick and easy way to pre-test seed and in-furrow treatments before planting

Most seed treatments or in-furrow blends should express earlier, more vigorous root growth immediately after germination. These big, clear “test tubes” can give you an early glimpse of how roots respond to your anticipated treatment. You can compare several rates and combinations of products for a “screening” and then focus on the mixes that look most synergistic …

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In-furrow biological boosters could help cope with a cool, wet spring

The weekend snow over much of the Midwest accelerated a theme we’ve been seeing in farmers’ phone calls: They’re asking for more details on biological yield boosters for in-furrow use because “It’s starting to look like a late, wet spring.” March 26, 2018 — One Iowa corn-soybean-cattle producer we’ve worked with for several years wants to …

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University scientist confirms effectiveness of AgriEnergy’s SP-1

In the 2017 season, AgriEnergy Resources of Princeton, IL arranged for a field trials of the biological SP-1 conducted by one of America’s most experienced vegetable scientists, Dr. Michael Orzolek. Positive yield benefits included an 8-bu. yield gain on corn and a 50% increase in marketable yield of tomatoes. March 26, 2018 — Dr. Orzolek presented the …

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4-bushel gain in soybean yield for $5.50 per acre LigniSeed treatment

We’ve been involved with several seasons of field-testing variations of the Lignition biostimulant which is being refined by Dave Sutherland of Ontario, Canada. His latest version for seed treatment, labeled “LigniSeed,” shows the most consistent yield response of any seed treatment we’ve seen. Dave, a veteran of more than 30 years in Canadian agronomic products, thoroughly field-tests what he offers …

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More than 100 farmers sought the latest facts on biological farming March 12

Here’s a quick overview of the farmer meeting in Ames March 12, organized by Central Iowa Agronomy and Supply. We will have further detail as quick as we can extract data from notes and videos recorded during the all-day session. March 16, 2018 — We’ve condensed consultant Bob Streit’s comments below. And we’ll have more detailed …

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Agenda and speaker bios for soil health, plant health seminar March 12

Here is the complete agenda and speaker biographies for Central Iowa Agronomy’s meeting on soil health, plant health, micronutrients and nutrient management. March 8, 2018 — It’s scheduled for 9:30 am to 3:45 pm Monday, March 12, 2018, at the Holiday Inn Ames Conference Center, 2609 University Blvd., Ames, IA 50010. Here are the details provided by organizers Bob Streit and Marv …

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ISU’s Chad Hart: Ag export growth ahead! But buyers will be picky

Personal income growth in China and India will fuel new export demand for American farm commodities in the next few years, projects Iowa State University economist Chad Hart. The catch: Overseas food buyers will want you to produce what they want. They won’t just buy whatever you raise. Dr. Chad Hart February 8, 2018  By Jerry …

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How RTK can cut costs by precision placement of nutrients, biologicals

One of our WakeUP clients plans to use his self-propelled sprayer’s Real Time Kinematic (RTK) guidance system to apply two focused streams of liquid fertilizer, biologicals and WakeUP Spring after planting corn, but before the corn emerges. One stream will pinpoint two inches left of the row, the second stream two inches right of the row. It’s an …

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