Renewable Farming

Month: February 2019

More evidence for cooler growing seasons during 2019-25 and 2030-36

“The years 2019-2025 and years 2030-2036 could be very cold with much shorter growing seasons unfolding in the Northern Hemisphere, where about 90% of both the world’s population lives and coarse grains are grown.” Feb. 19, 2019   By Jerry Carlson — Today, corn and soybean market analyst Bill Fordham e-mailed the conclusion above to his consulting clients. It’s based …

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Zach Bush, MD: Why today’s epidemic of chronic diseases starts on the farm

Agribusiness and medical magnates will bristle at this new video series, which links rising rates of serious chronic diseases in America to rising rates of toxic farm chemical residues in our food. February 14, 2019 — It’s not exactly a Valentine’s Day message. But someone needed to do it. Dr. Bush and his scientific sources trace rising …

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March 14, 2019: A meeting to help answer “What nutrients or biologicals are best for 2019?”

A wide array of experienced ag researchers are examining field data, preparing for presentations to farmers March 14 at the Story County fairgrounds in Nevada, Iowa. This will assemble some of the keenest minds among commercial developers of nutrient and biological products. February 14, 2019 — The data presented March 14 should help you answer questions we’re hearing …

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Grab your opportunity to save $10 per gallon on WakeUP by Feb. 28!

Prepaying by Feb. 28 for this season’s WakeUP saves you $10 per gallon.  It’s $80 per gallon now, vs. $90 during the growing season. Interest on that $80 between Feb. 28 and June 30 would be about $2.50. Buy now, and you save $10 off. A $10 saving vs. $2.50 interest earns you a 4-to-1 return. That 4-1 payback …

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Garden of Eatin’ should jump at making chips from this non-GMO orange corn

Rich in healthy antioxidant carotenoids. Buttery, nutty flavor. Appealing orange color. What’s not to like about this corn variety developed by Professor Torbert Rocheford of Purdue University? February 11, 2019 — It took more than 20 years, but here’s proof that diligent research and natural breeding can lead to an excellent corn variety without disrupting its …

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A well-researched way to save cash on K this season: Foliar-apply as needed

If we said to you that “an extensive study of more than 2,100 yield response trials confirmed that soil-applied KCl (potassium chloride) fertilization is unlikely to increase crop yield,” would you consider us credible? February 7, 2019 — And would you immediately click “close” on this website if we went on to say this: “Contrary to the inculcated perception of …

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Another medical study that could nudge people toward non-GMO foods

A series of health research studies in Belgium link human depression with a reduction in two microbial groups in the digestive tract. These are coprococcus and dialister, which have anti-inflammation properties.  February 5, 2019 — We’d encourage a followup study: What’s killing those bacterial species in so many people?  This link takes you to the French website …

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Weed-recognition sprayer offers possible 90% reduction in herbicide use

A computer-controlled sprayer system acquired by John Deere in early 2018 uses multiple precision nozzles, triggered by computer-driven optics to discern weeds from crops. The technology could dramatically cut dependence on GMO seeds and their captive herbicides. And that’s just the first disruption. February 1, 2019 — Blue River’s “See and Spray” system looks like the robotic weed …

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