An easy-to-use way to choose the right cover crop for your unique growing conditions!
The theory was simple. If consumers had to compete a little harder to obtain commodities, farmers would receive more income for those commodities.
For those who don’t mind the wait, cold composting is a viable option for a low-maintenance pile that fosters beneficial organisms.
If you have the time and resources, hot composting can be effective for disposing of materials with chemical, disease, or weed seed residues.
This pH and NPK test kit is simple and inexpensive—perfect for the budget-conscious gardener.
Knowing your soils is a good idea, no matter where you live or what type of country living activity you pursue. The USDA’s National Resources Conservation Service makes that job easy.
January is a great time to plan for a new year! Take some time to shape your philosophy and develop a farming or gardening approach. Plan a garden. Discover community-supported agriculture. Learn the pros and cons of gardening in Kansas. Study the farming practices of the Plains Indians. Define sustainable agriculture. Preserve Kansas heritage. EvaluateContinue reading “Get Ready for January 2017”
Verticillium wilt is caused by six different species of fungus, all of the genus Verticillium. These six fungi can attack most of the plants and trees that gardeners like to grow, including vegetables, fruits, and ornamental plants.
Now that we know what brix is and how to measure it, we’re ready to find ways to apply this knowledge.
Fusarium wilt is a disease common to the southeastern United States. It is caused by the fungus Fusarium oxysporum and affects numerous garden plants, including vegetables, small fruits, and flowers. The most susceptible host species include: Tomatoes. Sweet potatoes. Cucumbers. Watermelons. The disease is spread through infected soil. Once it is introduced, it is nearlyContinue reading “Fusarium Wilt”