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The corn maze at Sweetfields Farm is designed, cut and maintained by the owners to keep costs down

Corn Mazes as Profit Generators

“If you build it, they will come.” Several years ago, these words seemingly fell upon the ears of John Kondilis-Hashem, an ambitious young farmer whose skills have graced Bella Organic Farm since 2008. With an eye for business prosperity and a hand for organic cropping, Kondilis-Hashem keenly studied the methods through which neighboring farms were […]

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.