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Archive | Fruit & Vegetable Soil Management

Learn ecological, sustainable and regenerative practices for maintaining and improving soil perfect for your fruit and vegetable crops.

A model of a tank fertilizer system.

Organic Fertilizers for Horticulture

Natural products such as these generally do not have high N-P-K num­bers, but offer a wealth of readily available nutrients to plants in a living soil.

organic manure added to a field

Adding Organic Manure to Your Crops

Manures are an excellent source of nitrogen.

Sheet erosion occurs with unhealthy soil

Symptoms of Unhealthy Soil

Structural deterioration takes place to a greater or lesser degree in almost every field, and its consequences include soil that is too silty or too compacted.

What is humus made of

What, Exactly, Is Humus Made Of?

The proportion of minerals has increased in cultivated soils during our era in comparison with past eras in which consistently humid heat promoted the formation of organic soil material over huge swaths of forest for thousands of years. The ratio between the organic and mineral portions of the material has shifted, to the detriment of […]

Jimson Weed

Identifying and Controlling Weeds

It has been noted that in a few hundred more years — considering the present rate of discovery — we will have all the answers on the role of trace minerals in crop production. Answers for the complexities that attend weed growth may take even longer. The information offered here will help the commercial crop […]

Fertilizers and Water Use chart

Watering Best Practices for Crops

All any farmer really wants is the best uptake of plant nutrients for his or her crops. In order to make sure crops efficiently uptake all they need, crop expert Esper K. Chandler says, “We have to reestablish the humus function of the soil, the basis for natural/organic sustainable farming.” And this means putting water […]