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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 […]

A cornfield aerial view with weeds. Knowing what weeds are growing in your fields, and why, will help you manage your soil health.

Weed Management Techniques for Corn Growers

The simple truth is that nearly all weeds grow best in poor soil—unbalanced, tight, depleted, “dead” soil. And that is just what our modern agricultural methods have created over the last few decades.

Christine Jones head and shoulders

2019 Farming Evolution Event to Feature Christine Jones

The 2019 Farming Evolution event will be held Tuesday and Wednesday, February 20 & 21, 2019. The Phillips County Event Center on the Fairgrounds just north of Holyoke, CO, will house the event. Speakers Christine Jones Christine Jones, a soil ecologist from Australia, will be the headline speaker. Over several decades, Jones has worked with […]

No-till farm roller crimper

An Introduction to the Organic No-Till Farming Method

By Jeff Moyer It is the hope and dream of many organic farmers to limit tillage, increase soil organic matter, save money, and improve soil structure on their farms. Organic no-till can fulfill all these goals. Many organic farmers are accused of overtilling the soil. Tillage is used for pre-plant soil preparation, as a means […]

Earthworms in soil

Book of the Week: Biodynamic Pasture Management

Editor’s Note: This is an excerpt from an Acres U.S.A. book, Biodynamic Pasture Management, by Peter Bacchus. Copyright 2013, softcover, 160 pages. Regular price: $20.00. From Chapter 3: Organic Soil Fertility, Soil Biology & Whole Farm Management To grow healthy plants and animals and high-quality food products, you need fertile soil. Soil fertility in turn […]

Grass, the Forgiveness of Nature by Charles Walters

Book of the Week: Grass, the Forgiveness of Nature

By Charles Walters Editor’s Note: This is an excerpt from Acres U.S.A. original book, Grass, the Forgiveness of Nature, written by Acres U.S.A. founder Charles Walters. Copyright 2006, softcover, 320 pages. Regular price: $25.00. SALE PRICE: $17.50. What Is a Protective Food? It is well known that grazing animals can live on grass alone, and […]