Frost seeding is the practice of broadcasting seeds at a time when repeated freezing and thawing is causing the ground to heave.
Best Plants for Compacted Soils
Plants with the ability to resist compaction and its associated problems, for garden, orchard, lawn, field, and pasture.
Optimizing Your Land Use
Best results will follow from tailoring the farm layout to the farm conditions. So what are the optimal conditions for common aspects of a farm?
The Law of the Minimum vs. the Law of Return
The Law of the Minimum and the Law of Return are regarded as representing opposing perspectives on soil nutrients and plant health. But can they coexist?
Zinc in Plants
Zinc may be a micronutrient, but it is of vital importance to garden and field crops. Take a look at this list of roles.
Sulfur in Plants
Sulfur is a rather interesting mineral when it comes to plants. It is essential for growth and photosynthesis.
Sodium in Plants
The role of sodium in plant health is unclear at present. Most experts say plants do not need it and therefore cannot suffer deficiency.
Selenium in Plants
Scientists do not consider selenium to be an essential plant nutrient. However, it is beneficial because it helps plants resist stressors.
Potassium in Plants
Potassium ions are found in every living cell, probably because they are necessary to activate enzymes controlling so many crucial processes.
Phosphorus in Plants
Phosphorus is associated with fruit production in the minds of gardeners because it is the most important element for germination and growth.