Renewable Farming

Month: December 2019

Back to basics: How to build active humus to cope with weather extremes

Midwest soils that proved most resilient through 2019’s floods and dry spells were those with ideal structure and humus to quickly absorb torrential rains, then meter that moisture back to roots through dry weeks.  December 14, 2019 — At this week’s ACRES conference, Edwin Blosser of Midwest Bio-Systems showed farmers how to build such soils on …

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How cover crops rescued a Florida citrus grove from death by greening

For several years we’ve worked with Florida citrus specialists, encouraging use of foliar nutrients plus cover crops in citrus groves to help fight off citrus greening disease. We’ve also tried to coax growers to raise cover crops, versus barren-ground spraying with glyphosate under trees and down alleys. We took our lessons from Dr. Don Huber, …

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