Category: Organic Row Crops
Published Oct 31, 2020
Hebe or veronica is a shrub with an extraordinary inflorescence, which due to its ease of care is an excellent candidate for low-maintenance gardens. Its ornamental appeal lies not only in its curious flowers, but also in its leaves, which can be green or variegated. The origin of this precious shrub is New Zealand, it is evergreen and can reach 50 cm in height and the same width dimension. It is a good plant to be used as a path delimiter, to form small fences or to have in a pot decorating the balcony or patio. Let's see below what are the most important care you should have to keep your veronica bushes strong and beautiful...
Categories: Conservation Plans, Feed, Organic Row Crops
Updated Oct 24, 2020
Experts all agree that there is no silver bullet to control weeds in the organic cultivation of soybeans. Farmers need to use a combination of measures to keep weeds at bay in the short and long term. Soybean vs WeedsWeed control is the main problem in organic agriculture including in soybeans. It is more difficult to control weeds in soybeans because of their compact foliage, which takes longer than grain crops to produce an interlocking canopy that shades inter-row area. On the other hand, weeds have various natural traits that help them spread and establish...
Categories: Crop Protection, Soybeans, Organic Row Crops
Published Aug 28, 2020
Soil Borne Diseases, mainly plant pathogens living in the soil with crop residue. Apply inappropriate farming, irrigation, fertilization, planting methods, and other agronomic measures. And climatic factors, mainly including temperature, humidity, light, and so on. It causes the pathogen to multiply rapidly. The pathogens spread to infect the crop root or the stem...
Categories: Agribusiness, Irrigation, Organic Row Crops
Published Aug 14, 2020
Organic corn is both economically viable and technically feasible. Even though organic corn yield is 32% lesser, the prices are double that of conventional corn, guaranteeing attractive returns on investment (ROI) to growers. Moreover, there is growing technical information available to advise organic corn production. Growing Demand for Organic CornThe demand for organic corn is expected to grow globally at a CAGR of 1. 9% and amount to 1170 million USD by 2026...
Categories: Corn, Organic Row Crops
Published Jul 27, 2020
This article is part of a series on biological control and Integrated Pest Management written by UAV-IQ (www. uaviq. com). In agriculture, input distribution companies are essential stakeholders for their role as intermediaries between manufacturers of new products and growers. Their research programs and continuous education to growers are also important, to make sure the products are used properly as part of tested protocols...
Categories: Cover Crops, Organic Row Crops, Vegetables
Published Jun 15, 2020
Organic fish fertilizer use as natural organic fertilizer. This product contains high organic nitrogen content. Usually, it’s an excellent soil conditioner and natural growth-promoting agent. Below are the benefits & application of organic fish fertilizer in agriculture. Benefits of Organic Fish FertilizerImprove Soil Fertility and StructureAfter fish protein fertilizer is applied into the soil, beneficial microorganisms in the soil proliferation rapidly, the activity can be increased by more than ten times, make the soil structure was optimized, protecting fertilizer significantly increased water retention ability...
Categories: Agribusiness, Organic Row Crops
Updated May 12, 2020
There are lots of Microbial fertilizer products in the market, many growers don’t know how to distinguish and choose the right products for crops. This article will tell you “Why we use Microbial fertilizer” & “Functions of different Microbial products. Why use Microbial Fertilizer ProductsIt’s a kind of product that the life activities of microorganisms make crops get a specific fertilizer effect. Microbial fertilizers products play an essential role in agriculture, not only in improving the supply of soil nutrients, but also in promoting crop growth, disease resistance, and stress resistance. After applying the microbial fertilizer in the soil, the “symbiotic effect of fungi and crops,” “nutrient coordination effect,” “biological nitrogen fixation effect” will occur between the fungus, crops, and soil ecological environment to ensure healthy growth and stability of the crops...
Categories: Agribusiness, Cotton, Organic Row Crops
Published Apr 7, 2020
In the previous article in this series we discussed classical biocontrol, which is the practice of identifying the origins of pests found in local fields, then finding the natural enemies of those pests in their foreign origins and bringing the “enemy of my enemy” (otherwise known as “beneficials”) back from their homelands to local farms to renew old rivalries and help suppress pest populations. As we have seen, this strategy is usually coordinated, or at least regulated, by public organizations at a regional, national or even continental scale. But a lot of the pests damaging our crops are actually native to our regions and already have local natural enemies. The problem though is that the population of those control agents is often insufficient and on the decline, for various reasons, some of which we will discuss in an upcoming article. To highlight a few of the most common causes though, industrial farming techniques such as monocropping and the use of phytosanitary products can affect populations of beneficial insects...
Categories: Organic Row Crops, Vegetables
Published Mar 30, 2020
If you are a farmer, rancher, grocer, processor, etc. , and you have specific needs and hurdles that you feel like need to be addressed, please email us at fs6@foodsystem6. org and add to our “haves/needs” document here. Summary of Needs In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are seeing a variety of challenges emerge for the farmers, ranchers, processors, and producers that are working across US agriculture to keep our country fed. As “shelter-in-place” mandates stir up consumer worries and instigate stockpiling across the country, small-mid sized farmers and ranchers are coming face-to-face with a variety of challenges across inventory, infrastructure, and cash flow...
Categories: Agribusiness, Beef, Organic Row Crops
Published Mar 13, 2020
Have you used bio insecticide beauveria bassiana for bed bugs treatment? Beauveria bassiana is a parasite that grows in the soil around the world. It is used as a biopesticide to control many pests, particularly bed bugs, bugs, thrips, whiteflies, aphids, and distinct beetles. Beauveria bassiana is a non-toxic, odorless, and environmentally friendly product. It's constant infectivity to pests. Once contaminated, the pests may continuously infect and spread...
Categories: Agribusiness, Marketing, Organic Row Crops
Published Mar 5, 2020
Mulch is one of the most versatile and cost-effective materials that can be used to improve a property. It is a multi-purpose material that is used to conserve moisture in the soil, keep it cooler, reduce weed growth, and promote soil quality all while improving the appearance of an area. In the past, mulch choices were fairly simple and straight forward. Today, there are more options than ever. With so many choices in mulch materials and colors, which is best for your gardening or landscaping project? In this Complete Guide to Mulch, we will take a look at all of your options to help you ultimately make the best choice for your application...
Categories: Cover Crops, Organic Row Crops