Renewable Farming

Month: May 2018

Supreme court of India: Seeds cannot be patented under laws of India

This significant news slipped below the radar in America’s ag press: India’s highest court has confirmed that Monsanto patents on two varieties of GMO cotton seed cannot be enforced under Indian law. May 12, 2018: A news service widely read throughout India reports: “As a result, the patent held by Monsanto, through its Indian arm Mahyco-Monsanto Biotech …

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Low-cost ways to leverage yield gains from biologicals, biostimulants and nutrients

This season we’ll field-test a few more potentially synergistic combinations of crop residue digesting fungi, nutrients and in-furrow biological products. Plus, of course, WakeUP Spring to amplify their effects. We’re cooperating with companies and our nearby professional field-testing firm, Agricultural Custom Research (ACRES) to get statistical results. May 11, 2018 — One promising field test will be on …

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AgriEnergy offers more evidence and encouragement for banding nutrients and biologicals

AgriEnergy Resources of Princeton, IL just released a new e-mail report in its “Groundwork” recommendations: Banding nutrients and biologicals close to corn and soybean rows is a low-cost way to enhance yields. We’re reprinting AgriEnergy’s report here, and you can also visit this link to see the original report. May 10, 2018 — Over the past …

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WakeUP can help you “infiltrate” surface-applied nutrients and biologicals

This simple demonstration shows how NPK, trace elements and biological products surface-applied as liquids after planting can migrate quickly and uniformly to the root zone with WakeUP in the solution. It can help “make up” for missed in-furrow applications abandoned in the rush to get crops planted this spring. May 5, 2018  By Jerry Carlson — …

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Update on our earlier report, “Grow it and they will come”

This morning’s arrival on our family’s 20-acre “eco-patch” is a beaver. He or she joined mink and muskrat denizens, and it will be interesting to see if this creature’s appetite will resolve a problem we’ve had for years: Willow saplings whose roots clog our field tile.  May 4, 2018 — This friendly creature circled the …

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Day 34: Combination of WakeUP, microbes, biostimulant promotes more rooting

Just over a month since planting, our 40 “test tube” root growing tests show that adding beneficial live microbes with in-furrow treatments, along with a biostimulant and WakeUP Spring, consistently leads to more vigorous rooting compared with no biological boosters. May 2, 2018 — If you’re taking a few minutes off from corn planting, check out these photos …

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