Renewable Farming

Month: March 2020

Why WakeUP can hold down your costs while preserving — or improving — yields

Your chemical and fertilizer budget this season may be lean, but your corn and soybeans don’t have to go hungry. You can replace a lot of cash with a little more management — including use of WakeUP to make in-furrow and foliar products more effective. Since we began field-testing WakeUP in 2008, we’ve learned this rule of …

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China’s doctors report 90%-plus success treating Covid-19 with plant-based medicines

Here’s further evidence that people who know how to grow health-giving crops — including specialized medicinal plants — are vital to long-term public health and increased immunity from viral infection.  February 27, 2020  Mr. Chen I-Wan, who was appointed in 2004 as an Advisor to the Comittee of Disaster History of the China Disaster Prevention Association, emphasized in one of …

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British farmers urgently appeal for more workers in fresh fruit, veggie production

Coronavirus travel restrictions in Britain and the European Union are leaving British fruit and vegetable growers desperately short of about 70,000 seasonal workers — just weeks ahead of the first harvests. Photo source — fitfoodiefinds.com March 21, 2020 — UK farmer associations are appealing for help to replace migrant farmworkers normally drawn from across the EU. It’s reminiscent …

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Today: No new China-based coronavirus cases indicated, a positive signal

Historically in a typical pandemic, the number of daily new cases accelerates rapidly, peaks out and declines slowly into the tail of a statistical “bell curve.” If that pattern persists with Covid-19, the U.S. could see encouraging improvements in new cases as soon as 60 days. Possibly anticipating that turnaround, corn and soybean futures flickered upward today, and the …

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Biologically healthy soil, keen management help you hang onto profit margins

2020 is the fourth growing season for AgriEnergy Resources field tests of a new biologically active foliar product labeled LF-1. It’s an example of how farmers can reduce costs for  NPK and chemicals. The goal: Manage the power of soil biology instead of paying more to chemical, seed and fertilizer corporations. March 19, 2020 — You’d call this news “premature.” But we’ve …

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Consultant Brad Forkner offers ideas to focus your crop inputs in high-return areas

On a sunny July day, each acre of your fully leafed-out cornfield is generating more than 750 pounds of sugar. That sugar factory pumps about a fourth of its load into the roots, feeding a myriad of soil microbes. In turn, the friendly fungi and bacteria dissolve vital minerals needed to fuel big yields. That’s the …

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Bayer approaching cancer settlement with six law firms for about $10 billion

The Wall Street Journal reported this afternoon that Bayer AG “has agreed on draft settlement terms” to settle thousands of individual plaintiffs’ claims that Roundup weedkiller caused their cancers.  March 13, 2020 — Reporters Laura Kisisto and Jacob Bunge report that the settlement is likely to total around $10 billion. No details are available on how plaintiffs …

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Why farmers are front-line defenders against viral epidemics

Your personal immune system is the safest defense against contagious diseases. Nutritional vitality of the crops you raise — and the chemicals you apply — wield a huge influence on the immune defenses of people everywhere.  March 11, 2020   Commentary by Jerry Carlson — People’s natural immune defenses are eroding under constant attacks from environmental toxins and stresses. …

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Solvita announces a new soil CO2 respiration instrument to measure soil life

The new Biological Age in soil health and farming calls for new monitoring tools — and Solvita has come up with an easy-to-use sensor that measures soil respiration in real time.  March 6, 2020 — Currently, the most likely users of the IRTH CO2 respirometer will be soil labs and innovative farmers keen to test soil …

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40 pages of money-making ideas: The Vitazyme 2020 Research Report

Here at Renewable Farming, we’ve field-tested and sold Vitazyme for several years. It’s a consistently cost-effective yield booster for any crop, and a perfect companion with WakeUP whether you foliar-feed or apply in-furrow.  Vitazyme is backed by 24 years of careful field testing worldwide, on virtually every kind of crop. We recommend 13 ounces of Vitazyme per acre ($5.99) …

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