Renewable Farming

Month: July 2021

Biggest climate threat to crops: Cold, dry weather, not warming

We’ve always considered the solar activity cycle of about 30 years, peak to peak, as the dominant driver of Planet Earth’s climate. Now and for the next 30-plus years, NOAA projections indicate a decline in solar energy emissions similar to the “quiet sun” between 1800 and 1835. July 29, 2021 Classic climatologists have always observed that over …

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“I’ve learned that full-season foliar feeding can make money”

That headline sums up comments from a central Iowa client who has a growing understanding of full-season crop nourishment. The prospect of $13-plus soybeans is an incentive, too. So is the fact that he has access to a family-owned high-clearance sprayer, as we’ve encouraged farmers to do.  July 28, 2021 Does this recommendation to foliar-feed mean …

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Foliar feeding mid-season nitrogen? Tank-mix with WakeUP to enhance yield response

Corn growers who received heavy rains in parts of Illinois, Indiana, and Missouri the past two weeks are checking for nitrification loss. (See rainfall map below.) If your soil nitrogen analysis is less than 20 parts per million based on N in the top 12 inches, you may want to foliar-feed or Y-drop additional nitrogen to avoid …

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Why full-season foliar feeding your corn and beans raises yield and profit

A new webinar titled Feeding the Monster shows crop responses to nutrients applied in-season to keep your big crop — your “monster” — performing for maximum health and yields. The video is narrated by Bodie Kitchel, National Director of Agronomy at Biodyne USA and BW Fusion. July 8, 2021  By Jerry Carlson   What I’m encouraging …

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Reliable sources with the latest information about Covid-19 shots

Thankfully, Americans are able to find doctors and medical researchers courageous enough to tell you scientific facts about Covid-19 shots and other ways to protect yourself against this virus. You have to look beyond censoring by social media, mainstream press and global agencies such as the World Health Organization. Here’s a guide to reliable reports which are often blocked by Covid-19 gatekeepers. Some of these …

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Canada intends to raise glyphosate/AMPA residue allowance in food crops

Canada’s Pesticide Management Regulatory Agency is proposing an increase in allowable residues in its grains and pulses such as wheat, barley and lentils. The apparent justification: Observed levels of residues in crops are rising; therefore the regs must allow for it. There’s no indication of new toxicity tests for safety. July 5, 2021  The proposed maximum …

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A healthy soil ecosystem: a growing asset that keeps multiplying your profits

“Renewable Farming” describes an agronomic system which naturally renews soil life and greater yields every year. Input expenses gradually ease and profit margins widen each season as vibrant soil life multiplies. July 5, 2021 Here, agronomic consultant Jim Martindale tells how his clients are achieving it.  Jim is based in Indiana, serving farmers across the Midwest and into Canada. He has advocated innovative biological …

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Everyone likes a July 4 explosion story — so here’s one I survived

“Want to throw out a cherry bomb before we leave Missouri?” My cousin Maurice asked as we drove north on Highway 59 toward Shenandoah, southwest Iowa. July 2, 2021 By Jerry Carlson  That July 2 night was 69 years ago, but I remember every moment after Maurice lit the fuse in my blue-green ’41 Ford Coupe. Here’s the …

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