Renewable Farming

Month: October 2021

Ideas that enhance soil biology, capture natural nutrients and please your neighbors

Today, a coalition of 24 environmental and animal rights organization petitioned the Environmental Protection Agency to enforce rural air pollution regulations much more strictly. They say EPA’s 2005 compromise on pollution from confinement animal feeding operations (CAFOs) leaves many communities in a “purgatory of legalized air pollution.” October 28, 2021  The environmental organizers sense that …

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Lancaster County Amish/Mennonites prove how U.S. could have achieved Covid herd immunity

Pennsylvania’s Amish and Mennonite farmers dealt with Covid by not locking down their churches. Not getting Covid shots. Not going to hospitals. Now it’s clear that their communities in and around Lancaster County, PA have “herd immunity” from Covid-19. Life is normal. October 26, 2021 By Jerry Carlson   There’s no statistical data on severity of Covid cases among the county’s …

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Yes, Virginia, there is a climate change! Brace for 30 years of global cooling!

Climate-change “scientists” and their political allies, pleading for trillions of tax dollars to control CO2, are shrieking: “We’re almost out of time.” October 18, 2021 By Jerry Carlson  They’re right. An overwhelming 30-year “Pacific Decadal Oscillation” (PDO) trend toward global cooling will soon expose man-made greenhouse-gas false alarms. The 26th UN Climate Change Conference Oct. 31-Nov. 12 …

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25% yield gain with BioEnsure and BioTango on poor southeast Illinois soils

Over the years we’ve observed that soils with low fertility and low biological life can respond with dramatic yield gains when infused with beneficial bacteria and fungi. Here’s an experiment by research agronomist Jim Porterfield which offers more evidence of the power of fresh, inoculated soil life.   October 15, 2021 Below we’re publishing a research summary which Porterfield e-mailed …

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Photo from the combine cab this afternoon: 250-bu., 18%, from mostly green stalks

Robust soil biology is the foundation for this Latham corn number’s ability to stay healthy with green leaves into mid-October. The field in north central Iowa has a history of receiving cattle manure in recent. seasons. The grower also applied gypsum over the past several years when he could find a supplier. October 12, 3021 …

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Higher Fertilizer Prices Mean a Bigger Payback for Enhanced Residue Recapture

The “Dean” of nutrient recapture by inoculating residue is AgriEnergy Solutions, which marketed Residuce more than three decades ago. Over those years, the AgriEnergy team documented how you’re repaid by that extra fall or early-spring spraying trip. Yesterday, AgriEnergy e-mailed the message below to clients and friends. October 9, 2021 By the AgriEnergy Solutions team, led …

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These “Energized” Microbes Amplify Crop Residue Digestion and Nutrient Recapture

It’s the water. That famous Olympia beer slogan of 1902 applies to a new technology this fall: Using Pursanova’s activated water to “brew” trillions of vigorous microbes eager to digest your stalk residue. The water’s molecular oscillation is “tuned” to synchronize with natural soil moisture. And the microbes respond. The energized microbe mix is labeled MicroChop. Here’s the story. October 7, 2021 By …

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