Aluminum in Plants

Aluminum toxicity in corn; note how the two center rows appear pale and stunted relative to the row on the right. Photo courtesy of USDA ARS. 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…… Continue reading Aluminum in Plants

Cover Crops for Vegetable Growers

Cornell University has put together an excellent online guide called “Cover Crops for Vegetable Growers” (update—now “Cover Crop Guide for NY Growers”). While the information is tailored to conditions in New York, this site is still an excellent resource for Kansas country families. Some useful general information comes first: Reasons to consider planting a cover…… Continue reading Cover Crops for Vegetable Growers