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Corn cob on the stalk

Soil Requirements for Growing Corn

Farming has to be a paying proposition — that is, the farmer has to be paid a fair profit as are other segments of the economy. Until such changes come about, one way to “beat the system” is to grow higher quality crops with less dollar input. Crops that command premium prices on the market, […]

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.

Rows of organically managed corn on the left compared to rows of conventionally managed corn on the right

Boosting Corn Yields By Balancing Nutrients

Corn is the one crop that exhibits production potential beyond the dreams of possibility. Twinning, even three ears per stalk, is evi­dently possible, even practical, albeit elusive.