Appropriate intervention when absolutely needed is wise, but the goal is minimum intervention — in other words do everything you can to get the soils healthy and mineralized. Mineralize your soils using exchangeable nutrient sources that come from the carbon biological system. You have to create an ideal home for soil life and feed them […]
Learn management and improvement practices for your soil to create the best conditions for top quality, high yield corn production. This includes management of soil, soil health, soil life, humus, minerals, nutrients and more.
My main goal on my farm is to build soils and grow high-yielding crops without lots of synthetic inputs. That’s why I work in a lot of young, succulent cover crops and put on dairy manure and chicken manure. I also want to maintain or increase my organic matter levels, so I also use compost […]
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.
Humus forms as a result of the complicated interplay of inorganic conversions and the life processes of the microbes and tiny creatures living in the soil.
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.