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Adding Organic Manure to Your Crops

Manures are an excellent source of nitrogen.

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Nutrients & Minerals Needed for Soybeans to Grow

Soybean production factors out as fol­lows: a 50-bushel crop takes 280 pounds of nitrogen.

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Supplying Nitrogen: Tap into Nature

Human activity is affecting planet Earth to such an extent that natural scientists are naming this time the beginning of a new geological age/epoch called Anthropocene (the recent age of man) and ending what was the Holocene epoch (about 17,000 years ago to present). We are no longer observers of nature, but significant influencers of […]

A compost heap with kitchen food waste, animal manure, vegetables, fruit peel and green refuse.

Compost Tea: A Remedy for What Injures Your Crops

In its simplest form, compost tea is the water extract of composted manure and/or plant materials. Other special ingredients, such as molasses and kelp, can be added to enhance control of certain types of pathogenic organisms and to provide extra nutrition to the plants. The resulting tea is rich in a diverse population of bacteria, […]