Renewable Farming

Month: January 2019

Wild weather calls for healthier soil to give you more yield resilience

Here in northeast Iowa, forecasters peg the low tonight, Jan. 30, 2019, at 29 degrees below zero. Last night’s wind chill was 40 below. Elsewhere around the Midwest, wind chills set records of 70 below. I’m a skeptic of human-caused global warming, and tempted to mutter a lame sarcasm like, “Where’s global warming when we need it?” But …

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Does China intend to ban imported grain or other foods with over 200 ppb. glyphosate residue?

Since we heard that report several weeks ago, we’ve attempted to get confirmation from some China contacts. But so far, no official word. Thus our headline must carry a big question mark.  January 28, 2019 — Here’s the rumor: Chinese ag officials supposedly have plans to impose a glyphosate residue limit of 200 parts per billion …

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Agrienergy Resources seminars focus on soil health this winter

AgriEnergy Resources has based its service and products on Soil Health since its founding 30 years go. Today, Soil Health is the new mainstream opportunity for building genuine soil fertility. Co-ops, universities, extension services and farm media are enthused about innovations in microbes, biostimulants and other products to enhance soil health. January 14, 2019 — This winter, AgriEnergy offers three free …

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Strongest profit signal from 2018 field test results: Shift dollars from NPK to soil biological vigor

Here’s the main message we’re gathering from random-rep trials and farmers’ field observations after the 2018 season’s weather stress: If you need to constrain costs, transfer some crop-budget dollars from NPK fertilizer to biological fertility.  January 7, 2019 — There’s a difference between just fertilizer and robust soil fertility. Ken Musselman of AgriEnergy Resources emphasized that it’s fertility which keeps …

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AgriEnergy offers a new way you can add more corn yield late in the growing season

AgriEnergy Resources general manager Dean Craine recently reported 2018 field trials with the firm’s new Stay Green foliar product, designed to keep corn growing rather than succumbing to early die-down.  January 2, 2019 — Replicated trials on several farms in 2018 confirmed what AgriEnergy’s initial 2017 tests showed: Stay Green applied at early to late dent stage keeps …

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