Renewable Farming

Month: February 2020

Brazil’s Spraytec launches a mineral/biological “kit” for corn, soybeans

Spraytec’s fertility product assembles several of the firm’s biological and nutrient blends into a four-part “kit” that showed encouraging response in Midwest corn and soybean field trials during the 2019 season. February 21, 2020 — Spraytec is a Brazilian firm with years of agronomic experience under difficult South American growing conditions. One of the firm’s specialties is using …

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An encouraging update on the coronavirus epidemic — direct from a safety expert in China

Here’s a detailed e-mail directly from a retired Chinese health and safety expert living in Beijing, offering a fairly optimistic view of that country’s coronavirus epidemic.  First, some background:   February 16, 2020  By Jerry Carlson — In 2014, a retired national-level safety and disaster prevention advisor to the Chinese government, Mr. Chen-I-Wan, was instrumental in …

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A soil amendment with high-value soil health benefits — at amazingly low cost

Bio-Mass Renewable Technologies (BRT) of Ladora, southeast Iowa, is offering a 60% biochar soil amendment product for $25 per ton, locally. It has other components, such as nitrogen, phosphate, sulfur and trace elements. And it’s about 30% by weight of diatomaceous earth, which adds mineral and micronutrients such as zinc. Not only that, but there’s a sweetener …

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Biodyne releases 2019 field trial results for its biological product line

Biodyne USA of Fort Wayne, IN just published its detailed array of field trials measuring the benefits of its biologicals such as Environoc 401 and Meltdown, which we market here at Renewable Farming. Biodyne is one of the few “bio” firms investing substantial sums each year to evaluate and publish on-farm benefits of residue digesters, …

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