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  • What fertilizer do you need to grow grass?

    By Elvis Wu

    Published Sep 27, 2019  

    1. Elements FertilizerGrass needs enough amount of nutrients, water and sunshine to sustain life and grows healthily and green... It has a good effect on colonizing grassroots and inhibiting harmful pathogens. Biodiversity in the soil is also essential for daily grass management, Beneficial fungus has a good effect on building healthy root systems, maximizing the use of fertilizer and improving soil conditions... Mycorrhizae form a mutually beneficial relationship with grassroots, stimulating lawns to grow thick and lush...

    Categories: Agribusiness

    Sweet Grass Dairy in Ohio, all photos provided by Jacob Coleman

    A Tale of Two Dairies - Sweet Grass Dairy

    By John Moody

    Published Jul 4, 2018  

    There is a stretch of interstate that runs crooked across the center of the US Midwest, connecting the rust belt region of northeast Ohio to the lands just beyond the Appalachia in central Kentucky. I-71... One is Sweet Grass Dairy, just a stones throws off the interstate... Our next few articles will explore Sweetgrass Dairy and the young family - Jacob and Elizabeth Coleman and their five kids - that are trying to keep the dairy dream alive... It was a New Zealand style, grass based operation ran by Charlie Carter...

    What Kind of Fertilizer Suitable For Grass

    By Darren Chan

    Published Sep 25, 2019  

    How to choose the suitable lawn fertilizer1. Elements FertilizerGrass needs enough amount of nutrients, water and sunshine to sustain life and grows healthily and green... It has a good effect on colonizing grassroots and inhibiting harmful pathogens. Biodiversity in the soil is also essential for daily grass management, Beneficial fungus has a good effect on building healthy root systems, maximizing the use of fertilizer and improving soil conditions... Mycorrhizae form a mutually beneficial relationship with grassroots, stimulating lawns to grow thick and lush...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Dairy, Marketing

    What does fertilizer do for grass

    By Darren Chan

    Published Sep 25, 2019  

    How to choose the suitable lawn fertilizer1. Elements FertilizerGrass needs enough amount of nutrients, water and sunshine to sustain life and grows healthily and green... It has a good effect on colonizing grassroots and inhibiting harmful pathogens. Biodiversity in the soil is also essential for daily grass management, Beneficial fungus has a good effect on building healthy root systems, maximizing the use of fertilizer and improving soil conditions... Mycorrhizae form a mutually beneficial relationship with grassroots, stimulating lawns to grow thick and lush...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Dairy, Marketing

    A New Era of Farm Employees: Farm Technicians vs. Farm Hands?

    By Gregory Heilers

    Published Jun 4, 2018  

    Traditional agricultural skills that made civilization possible are still alive and in use today. At the same time, hundreds of farm technician job listings across the US, and the rise of precision agriculture and software, clearly evidence the need for technologically-savvy farm technicians in the 21st century agricultural industry. It’s no surprise that tech-friendly millennials interested in farming are encouraged by these developments, which may make farming less labor intensive than in generations past... Compost still grows grass; chickens still like fly larvae. ”Compost is the same, but practices have changed on some farmsJoel’s advice for someone looking to educate themselves on ecological farming ranged from reading The Stockman Grass Farmer and ACRES USA to “spending time walking and thinking on your farm...

    Type of Organic Fertilizer

    By Darren Chan

    Published Dec 17, 2019  

    What's Organic FertilizerNowadays, as the level of modernization of agriculture is getting higher and higher, sustainable agriculture is an important global issue. Organic food is receiving more and more attention. According to the trend, organic fertilizers are becoming the first choice for many people. Widely used for vegetables (tomatoes, lettuce, cucumber), fruits (strawberries, grapes, citrus), Cash crops (grass, flowers, cannabis)Organic Fertilizer DefinitionOrganic fertilizer is also called “farm manure... It can be an excellent organic fertilizer grass...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Organic Row Crops, Wheat

    What Farmers Need to Know About Mycorrhizae

    By Laura Barrera

    Published Nov 2, 2018  

    If someone asked you, “How do plants take up the water and nutrients they need?” you’d probably tell them through the roots. But did you know that for many crops, those roots aren’t working alone?That’s because most plant species associate with mycorrhizal fungi. What is mycorrhizal fungi? University of Alberta biological scientist JC Cahill says that mycorrhizas are actually the interaction between a fungus and a plant. Although there are many different types of mycorrhizae, the only one crop farmers need to be concerned about is arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF), as 65% of plant species associate with it... Grasses like sorghums, millets, rye, triticale, barley — and oats in particular — are also excellent colonizers...

    Categories: Cover Crops

    4 Steps to Building Soil Organic Matter in the South

    By Laura Barrera

    Published Jul 18, 2018  

    As we learn more about what goes on in the world beneath our feet, increased attention has been placed on soil organic matter... In addition to organic matter increasing, Kloot discovered that nutrient levels and pH on the five farmers’ soils were quite stable — remaining practically unchanged, despite being in full production and not having any commercial fertilizer applied, except for nitrogen to grass crops, which Kloot says was typically applied at lower rates... Kloot says that while species like grass crops tend to bring more carbon into the soil because they have more biomass, continuously growing grasses without any additional diversity will cause productivity in the soil to go down... He knows one farmer who decided to grow a mix of sorghum sudangrass, sunn hemp, daikon radish, sunflower and cowpeas right after his corn crop, before planting winter wheat... ”Kloot recommends including warm- and cool-season grasses, broadleaves and legumes in your rotation...

    Categories: Cover Crops

    How to Create a Low-Input, High-Revenue System with Wide-Row Intercropping

    By Laura Barrera

    Published Dec 9, 2019  

    In Gaston, Ind. , Jason Mauck is farming a little differently from his neighbors. Unlike the typical corn-and-soybean monocropping system, for the last 5 years Mauck has been doing low population, wide-row relay intercropping. So far he has seen success with soybeans into wheat, but he’s also working on corn intercropped with a legume... “If you have early maturing beans and they don’t fill in the rows, then you’ll have quite a bit of sunlight to empower any volunteer wheat and it will multiply and you’ll have a field of grass...

    Categories: Corn, Soybeans, Wheat

    Grasses like cereal rye are a good species for beginning cover crop users as they grow fast and have fibrous roots. Photo by Stephen Ausmus, USDA Agricultural Research Service.

    Early Cover Crop Benefits: What Can You Expect in the First Year?

    By Laura Barrera

    Published May 17, 2018  

    In 1995, Pennsylvania farmer Steve Groff was speaking at an event when he asked the audience the question: Do cover crops pay off?His thinking at the time was that he had been no-tilling since 1982, and maybe if he no-tilled long enough, he wouldn’t need them. Ray Weil, a soil ecologist with the University of Maryland, happened to hear his question and approached Groff about doing a cover crop study on his farm. It turned into a 12-year project, from 1995 to 2007... Best cover crops to begin withFor farmers who are hoping for benefits from the get-go, Kladivko says grasses like cereal rye, wheat or barley, are good ones to start with because they grow faster and have fibrous roots... In that situation, a grass is a better option...

    Categories: Cover Crops

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  • What fertilizer do you need to grow grass?

    By Elvis Wu

    Published Sep 27, 2019  

    1. Elements FertilizerGrass needs enough amount of nutrients, water and sunshine to sustain life and grows healthily and green... It has a good effect on colonizing grassroots and inhibiting harmful pathogens. Biodiversity in the soil is also essential for daily grass management, Beneficial fungus has a good effect on building healthy root systems, maximizing the use of fertilizer and improving soil conditions... Mycorrhizae form a mutually beneficial relationship with grassroots, stimulating lawns to grow thick and lush...

    Categories: Agribusiness

    Sweet Grass Dairy in Ohio, all photos provided by Jacob Coleman

    A Tale of Two Dairies - Sweet Grass Dairy

    By John Moody

    Published Jul 4, 2018  

    There is a stretch of interstate that runs crooked across the center of the US Midwest, connecting the rust belt region of northeast Ohio to the lands just beyond the Appalachia in central Kentucky. I-71... One is Sweet Grass Dairy, just a stones throws off the interstate... Our next few articles will explore Sweetgrass Dairy and the young family - Jacob and Elizabeth Coleman and their five kids - that are trying to keep the dairy dream alive... It was a New Zealand style, grass based operation ran by Charlie Carter...

    What Kind of Fertilizer Suitable For Grass

    By Darren Chan

    Published Sep 25, 2019  

    How to choose the suitable lawn fertilizer1. Elements FertilizerGrass needs enough amount of nutrients, water and sunshine to sustain life and grows healthily and green... It has a good effect on colonizing grassroots and inhibiting harmful pathogens. Biodiversity in the soil is also essential for daily grass management, Beneficial fungus has a good effect on building healthy root systems, maximizing the use of fertilizer and improving soil conditions... Mycorrhizae form a mutually beneficial relationship with grassroots, stimulating lawns to grow thick and lush...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Dairy, Marketing

    What does fertilizer do for grass

    By Darren Chan

    Published Sep 25, 2019  

    How to choose the suitable lawn fertilizer1. Elements FertilizerGrass needs enough amount of nutrients, water and sunshine to sustain life and grows healthily and green... It has a good effect on colonizing grassroots and inhibiting harmful pathogens. Biodiversity in the soil is also essential for daily grass management, Beneficial fungus has a good effect on building healthy root systems, maximizing the use of fertilizer and improving soil conditions... Mycorrhizae form a mutually beneficial relationship with grassroots, stimulating lawns to grow thick and lush...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Dairy, Marketing

    A New Era of Farm Employees: Farm Technicians vs. Farm Hands?

    By Gregory Heilers

    Published Jun 4, 2018  

    Traditional agricultural skills that made civilization possible are still alive and in use today. At the same time, hundreds of farm technician job listings across the US, and the rise of precision agriculture and software, clearly evidence the need for technologically-savvy farm technicians in the 21st century agricultural industry. It’s no surprise that tech-friendly millennials interested in farming are encouraged by these developments, which may make farming less labor intensive than in generations past... Compost still grows grass; chickens still like fly larvae. ”Compost is the same, but practices have changed on some farmsJoel’s advice for someone looking to educate themselves on ecological farming ranged from reading The Stockman Grass Farmer and ACRES USA to “spending time walking and thinking on your farm...

    Type of Organic Fertilizer

    By Darren Chan

    Published Dec 17, 2019  

    What's Organic FertilizerNowadays, as the level of modernization of agriculture is getting higher and higher, sustainable agriculture is an important global issue. Organic food is receiving more and more attention. According to the trend, organic fertilizers are becoming the first choice for many people. Widely used for vegetables (tomatoes, lettuce, cucumber), fruits (strawberries, grapes, citrus), Cash crops (grass, flowers, cannabis)Organic Fertilizer DefinitionOrganic fertilizer is also called “farm manure... It can be an excellent organic fertilizer grass...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Organic Row Crops, Wheat

    What Farmers Need to Know About Mycorrhizae

    By Laura Barrera

    Published Nov 2, 2018  

    If someone asked you, “How do plants take up the water and nutrients they need?” you’d probably tell them through the roots. But did you know that for many crops, those roots aren’t working alone?That’s because most plant species associate with mycorrhizal fungi. What is mycorrhizal fungi? University of Alberta biological scientist JC Cahill says that mycorrhizas are actually the interaction between a fungus and a plant. Although there are many different types of mycorrhizae, the only one crop farmers need to be concerned about is arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF), as 65% of plant species associate with it... Grasses like sorghums, millets, rye, triticale, barley — and oats in particular — are also excellent colonizers...

    Categories: Cover Crops

    4 Steps to Building Soil Organic Matter in the South

    By Laura Barrera

    Published Jul 18, 2018  

    As we learn more about what goes on in the world beneath our feet, increased attention has been placed on soil organic matter... In addition to organic matter increasing, Kloot discovered that nutrient levels and pH on the five farmers’ soils were quite stable — remaining practically unchanged, despite being in full production and not having any commercial fertilizer applied, except for nitrogen to grass crops, which Kloot says was typically applied at lower rates... Kloot says that while species like grass crops tend to bring more carbon into the soil because they have more biomass, continuously growing grasses without any additional diversity will cause productivity in the soil to go down... He knows one farmer who decided to grow a mix of sorghum sudangrass, sunn hemp, daikon radish, sunflower and cowpeas right after his corn crop, before planting winter wheat... ”Kloot recommends including warm- and cool-season grasses, broadleaves and legumes in your rotation...

    Categories: Cover Crops

    How to Create a Low-Input, High-Revenue System with Wide-Row Intercropping

    By Laura Barrera

    Published Dec 9, 2019  

    In Gaston, Ind. , Jason Mauck is farming a little differently from his neighbors. Unlike the typical corn-and-soybean monocropping system, for the last 5 years Mauck has been doing low population, wide-row relay intercropping. So far he has seen success with soybeans into wheat, but he’s also working on corn intercropped with a legume... “If you have early maturing beans and they don’t fill in the rows, then you’ll have quite a bit of sunlight to empower any volunteer wheat and it will multiply and you’ll have a field of grass...

    Categories: Corn, Soybeans, Wheat

    Grasses like cereal rye are a good species for beginning cover crop users as they grow fast and have fibrous roots. Photo by Stephen Ausmus, USDA Agricultural Research Service.

    Early Cover Crop Benefits: What Can You Expect in the First Year?

    By Laura Barrera

    Published May 17, 2018  

    In 1995, Pennsylvania farmer Steve Groff was speaking at an event when he asked the audience the question: Do cover crops pay off?His thinking at the time was that he had been no-tilling since 1982, and maybe if he no-tilled long enough, he wouldn’t need them. Ray Weil, a soil ecologist with the University of Maryland, happened to hear his question and approached Groff about doing a cover crop study on his farm. It turned into a 12-year project, from 1995 to 2007... Best cover crops to begin withFor farmers who are hoping for benefits from the get-go, Kladivko says grasses like cereal rye, wheat or barley, are good ones to start with because they grow faster and have fibrous roots... In that situation, a grass is a better option...

    Categories: Cover Crops

  • Posted By Robert Morgan
    Jun 12, 2018  

    https://agfuse.com/article/the-rise-of-the-organic-farm-market-

    Posted By Gregory Heilers
    May 12, 2018  

    The legendary Joel Salatin weighed in on this article with advice on how to find the perfect intern! https://agfuse.com/article/how-to-source-farm-interns

    Posted By Farmers Under Forty
    Mar 12, 2018  

    https://agfuse.com/article/the-100-000-decision-you-039-re-about-to-make

    Posted By Cover Crops
    May 18, 2018  

    https://agfuse.com/article/early-cover-crop-benefits-what-can-you-expect-in-the-first-year-

    Posted By John Moody
    Jul 12, 2018  

    https://agfuse.com/article/a-tale-of-two-dairies---part-two

    Posted By John Moody
    Apr 9, 2018  

    https://agfuse.com/article/value-added-products---the-future-for-farms-of-all-sizes-

    Posted By John Moody
    Apr 3, 2018  

    https://agfuse.com/article/welcome-to-some-small-farm

    Posted By Andere Lutforovich
    Oct 24, 2018  

    https://agfuse.com/article/how-to-feed-your-goats-and-care-in-this-winter

    Posted By John Moody
    Jul 4, 2018  

    https://agfuse.com/article/a-tale-of-a-small-dairy---sweetgrass-dairy-farm

    Posted By Laura Barrera
    May 17, 2018  

    https://agfuse.com/article/early-cover-crop-benefits-what-can-you-expect-in-the-first-year-