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Composting for the Market Farmer – Does it Make Sense?

Composition and Structure of the Soil Profile Let’s discuss some of the essential aspects related to composting for the market farmer. One of the core tenets behind vegetable crop production is the absorption of water and nutrients through crop roots. The breakdown of the science behind maximizing crop nutrient and water absorption relies heavily on […]

Organic Soil Improvement Study

Organic Soil Improvement is Important The health of the soil determines the growth of your crops and ultimately your success as a farmer or gardener. Growing up on a farm, I realized the importance of soil early on. It was my mom’s worst enemy as she tried to rid our house and clothes of it […]

Food Safety on the Farm:

Overview of USDA Good Agricultural Practices/Good Handling Practices (GAP/GHP) Food Safety Standards Farm Grown and Certified Safe Food safety on the farm starts with standards important to all farmers. Whether you sell directly to consumers, to a wholesaler, or even to a processing facility, food safety certification assures your buyers that your product is safe […]

How to Maximize Productivity Without Using a Grow Box

Grow Boxes Are Innovative, But Come With Limitations We have all seen the recent articles popping up the past few years about precision agriculture maximizing productivity. The most interesting of these innovations, in my opinion, is the Grow Box. A Grow Box allows for a large amount of production to happen in a condensed setting. […]

The Effects of Fertilizer Runoff

Fertilizer Use Revolutionized Food Production Have you ever wondered why so many people are concerned about the use of fertilizer in agriculture and the impact of field runoff on the environment?  Let’s talk about it for a minute. The use of fertilizer in agricultural practices revolutionized food production and helped to build modern society as […]

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