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Interest: Specialty/Vegetable, Beef Cattle, Dairy, Poultry, Hogs, Specialty, Organic, Irrigation
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Published 8 months ago
In fact, there are more microorganisms in a teaspoon of healthy soil than there are people on Earth. Roots, earthworms, bacteria, fungi, actinomycetes, algae, protozoa, nematodes, mites and small insects work together to help build soil aggregates (sand, silt and clay). Some of the characteristics of healthy soils are inherent, while others are dynamic and can be influenced by management decisions... Dynamic soil characteristicsMany soil characteristics are amendable depending on the way soils are managed... Soil organic matter content, microbial populations, bulk density, infiltration rate, soil water and nutrient holding capacity are examples of dynamic soil characteristics that change over a shorter time period with or without human intervention...
Pea, used as a weeding tool, besides its effectiveness, progressively shows all its agronomic advantages in a rotation
Published 7 months ago
From Direct Driller Magazine: Issue 2Written by Frédéric ThomasLike many farmers, Michel Mercier first got into direct drilling based on the economic savings it offered... On his soils with low potential (gravelly to stony silts with a good proportion of flint) in the North-East of Chartres (Eure-et-Loir), he re-taught himself to respect the soil by means of TMCE (Mineral Technology Culture and Breeding – www... The crops are doing well or better than they did under his previous farming system... 7% and with little plant cover,” says Michel... However, the idea of destroying the improved soil structure that took so much time and patience to progress to its current state alongside fears of bringing up dormant weed seed to the surface soon put Michel off that possible solution to the grass weed issue he faced...
Categories: Cover Crops
Published 11 months ago
The Intelligent Investor, a book by Benjamin Graham, is widely considered to be the best book on value investing ever written... Here are some lessons from The Intelligent Investor that have crossed over into the way I think about farming... In farming, we are selling commodities rather than buying pieces of a business but the idea is still the same... We need to be reminded that the best time to sell is when the price is attractive to you... How do you determine this value? Is it based on discounted future cash flow projections? Is it based on marketable asset value? The best method of valuation will depend on what you're trying to value and also how long you plan on holding it...
Published 2 months ago
Farming is such a unique occupation because the intensity of our work oscillates with the seasons... You know: that time of year where individuals identify their shortcomings and create an ambitious plan to turn themselves into the best they can be starting on January 1... First, determine what habits you can practice on a daily basis to achieve the outcome you want... This means that, at the end of January, you aren’t measuring the success of your objective by the results (the amount of weight you’ve lost) but rather by the consistency of your process (such as having exercised twenty minutes each day)... Second, identify what milestones you need to reach along the way in order to support your overall process...
Categories: Agribusiness, Irrigation, Specialty/Vegetable
Published 11 months ago
Fickle consumers, climate changes, growing conditions, and a slew of other factors beyond our control can prompt the closure of existing farms as well as deter would-be growers from launching a farming career... 1 million farms are actually family-owned businesses. Without the promise of an inheritance, even the most motivated prospective farmers may be deterred by prohibitively high startup costs, effectively ending their dream of working the land for a living before it even begins. Why Now Is The Right Time To Consider FarmingDespite the relatively low numbers of current young farmers in the U... , there are several encouraging indicators that change is actually on our agronomic horizon, particularly within the recent college grad demographic...
Published 9 months ago
In Monetary economics, fiat money is an intrinsic value object or record and is widely used as a means of payment... In order to properly mix coins, there need to be identical amounts going in and out... Recently, we discovered a flaw brought to our attention by some of our partners in United Arab Emirates utilizing the technology with one of our MERCOSUR ASSOCIATE MEMBERS in which we fixed immediately after observation... The only thing that can be determined from the above is that wallet B probably did not send money to wallet F's Received amount... Unlike bitcoin what Greencoin does is instead of reliance of wallets it gives encrypted family member distributed network...
Published 1 years, 2 weeks ago
I Think Like an AgronomistThe idea of thinking like an agronomist has come up in several conversations lately... They did what they have been trained to do and should be proud that they have committed themselves to representing that company professionally and with a great deal of knowledge about their products... I wanted to make the point that this agronomist can be the worlds worst salesperson because my approach and mentality is different. I approach a farmer's questions differently because I have been trained to think like an agronomist, not a salesperson... Ultimately you might sell more...
powdery mildew on rose
By Darren Chan
Published 6 months ago
Turns out that your roses have powdery mildew. What is Rose powdery mildew？Rose powdery mildew is a fungal disease... If your roses have powdery mildew,you would find out white or grey powdery spots on the buds,leaves, stems or even. When the disease is mild,the growth of rose would be weakened, the young leaves are distorted and deformed,and the flower posture grows irregular, which affects the growth and loss of ornamental value. When the disease occurs severely, it causes early deciduous leaves of rose, deformity or incomplete opening of flower buds, and consecutive diseases make the branches of rose wither or the whole plant die, seriously affecting its quality and yield...
Categories: Agribusiness, Cover Crops, Organic
Published 7 months ago
I have come to realize that third world or less developed countries are more open to nonchemical ways of cultivation then developed countries. I think that developed nations are addicted to chemicals... We have become so comfortable using chemicals to solve problems, that we have become closed minded in other possibilities. The world of organic products have a serious uphill battle in part to growers being lazy, cost, chemicals are much cheaper and to hell with what might get into the food chain. Our recent chemical analysis of rice after using GroAloe showed no sign of toxic chemical residue...
Categories: Organic, Rice, Wheat
By Jarrod Hart
Published 11 months ago
If you don't own your own acreage, it can be difficult to find places where you are welcomed to hunt and feel safe. Public land can feel like a free-for-all. My experience is speaking from PA and VA, and this year will expand to Ohio as I'm in the midst of moving up there... The point of this post is to remind hunters to respect the land and the landowners which you get permission to hunt on... Be courteous and appreciative of access permission being granted...