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Archive | June, 2017

This trap is made from a common five-gallon bucket with about 70 quarter-inch holes
drilled through the bottom.

Mole Control: DIY Trap Construction

Mole control methods range the gamut from simple and non-toxic to chemical-based and complex. My simple mole trap was founded on the basis of field trials and personal convictions I hold regarding the environment and its inhabitants. Prior research had been done early on in the search for a humane and sustainable method for dealing […]

Dairy cattle graze freely on healthy forage options.

Dairy Farming: The Framework of Biological and Sustainable Practices

Biological dairy farming is a dynamic system of farming that works with natural principles. Its purpose is to make a profit by growing healthy, mineralized foods that are nutrient-rich and of maximum quality for people.

A falcon takes flight at Duncan Family Farms.

Falcons for Bird Abatement

Falcons are a predator of feathered farmyard dwellers, but they can be put to positive use on the farm. When it comes to employing creative solutions for naturally protecting crops on organic farms, perhaps the sky really is the limit. Duncan Family Farms, an organic grower located in Goodyear, Arizona, specializing in baby greens, kale, beets, […]

Boron deficiency symptoms in sectioned carrot roots.

Microelements with Horticultural and Livestock Applications

Microelements: All the numerous trace elements found inside the Earth’s crust and in seawater are considered to contribute to nutritional homeostasis in plants and animals.

humic acid

Humic Acid: The Science of Humus and How it Benefits Soil

Humic acid (humus) is powerful stuff, and a tiny amount can give a huge measurable result. We’ve seen as little as 40 total pounds on an acre of farmland increase the yield of a crop dramatically.

cow milk

What is A2 Milk?

A2 milk: The difference between beta-caseins A1 and A2 is a single amino acid. A2 has the amino acid proline at position 67 in its strand of 209 amino acids that form the protein, whereas A1 has the amino acid histidine at position 67.