As the growing season approaches again, you may be looking for ways to increase your success in the field, searching for solutions to those challenges you faced last year. If insects such as grasshoppers are a recurring problem in your fields, you may want to give this remedy a try: chickens. A flock of hungry…… Continue reading An All-Natural Insect Remedy for Field Crops
The carbon cycle is necessary to support plant life, which in turn is necessary to support animal and human life.
Interested in taking a scientific approach to farming? Give this oldie a try: The First Book of Farming by Charles L. Goodrich. Although not entirely up to date, The First Book of Farming nevertheless contains many sound principles. It explores the needs of a plant, examining each of its parts in turn: Roots. Seeds. Leaves.…… Continue reading The First Book of Farming
If you are prepared to address the issues of poultry care, you may find that geese are just the herbicide you are looking for.
First a definition: A GMO (genetically modified organism) is any living thing that has been altered by genetic engineering. Genetic engineering uses a plethora of different techniques to create GMOs, but in all cases the end result is the same: the insertion, deletion, or mutation of one or more genes. This technology enables scientists and…… Continue reading The Ongoing GMO Debate
The 100th meridian was why pioneers rushed across the country to stake claims on the coast instead of gradually pushing westward.
The sky is the limit when it comes to agritourism. Why not create a distinctive enterprise tailored to your unique circumstances?
Why is there so much emphasis on N, P, and K? Each of these nutrients is essential to plants because they serve vital functions.
Which option is best: the tractor or the draft team? The answer varies. Take a look at the pros and cons of using animal power
It’s still not too late to think about putting away some of your produce for the winter! And if you need a little help figuring out just what to do with it, allow us to recommend a classic from the Rodale folks: Stocking Up. The original edition has seen us through many a kitchen adventure.…… Continue reading Stocking Up