The primary goal of organic no-till is essentially the same as that of conventional no-till—to protect soil from erosion.
Plants depend on calcium to properly grow, photosynthesize, absorb nutrients, and resist stress.
To say that boron is important to plants would be the height of understatement. To put it more plainly, plants simply would not exist without boron. The reason boron is so crucial to plant health is that it is involved in ion exchange and the movement of other nutrients across cell membranes. Without boron, plants […]
Most people probably don’t think of aluminum as a key nutrient for field, garden, or orchard crops, and indeed scientists don’t consider it essential for plant growth. Nevertheless, it appears to have an important role in keeping pathogens in check. In particular, we know that aluminum helps prevent late blight in potatoes, and it appears […]
Biochar is basically charcoal produced with little or no oxygen and a temperature above 660 degrees Fahrenheit.
America’s history has long been linked with domestic animals. It is hard to imagine what our nation would have looked like in its early years without the hard-working horse and ox, let alone the backyard flocks of chickens. While many, many breeds have been important to our nation throughout the years, a few stand out […]
If you have a flock or herd that you have to manage on a regular basis, adding a canine partner may be a big help.
Acquire the knowledge necessary to choose and purchase draft animals, and then learn to work them in the field, woodlot, or market garden.
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Heavy Horses is probably one of the most comprehensive yet beginner-friendly draft horse resources on the web.