Covering the manure is critical because you don’t want it to be too wet.
Learn about the importance of soil life to high quality crops, livestock, pastures and land. Soil biology includes microbes, earthworms, dung beetles and myriad more creatures.
Rather than conforming to the traditional methods of soil science, Glen brings his knowledge of animal science and applies it to the soil.
Nutrients like calcium, boron and manganese travel primarily in the xylem or the water transport system of the plant.
As those billions of microbes in a handful of soil go through their life cycles living and dying, they are providing a constant source of nutrients. Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi are capable of passing both organic and inorganic forms of phosphate to plants. One of the huge differences between our cropland soils and natural ecosystems is […]
Agriculture in Transition is the last word on eco-farming systems from America’s “environmental agronomist” – Donald L. Schriefer. A pioneer in developing an awareness of the relation of tillage to soil fertility, Schriefer focused on three major soil basics – soil aeration, soil water, and soil decay – as the foundation of sound, productive agriculture.
As part of efforts to improve the soils and quality and yield of produce at Tobacco Road Farm we have been utilizing a biological inoculant made from locally sourced microorganisms. This inoculant material is referred to as IMO (Indigenous Microorganisms). The techniques for IMO culturing come from the principles of Korean Natural Farming (KNF), an […]