How biotech crops can crash- and still never fail
The U.N. Food Systems Summit put biotechnology at center stage, although agroecological innovations offer greater promise for sustainability.
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- Getting ready to plant cucurbits
- The basics of maize production
No-till: increasing soil organic content
With no-till farming, you need to try to gradually increase the organic content of the soil.
Beware of that foliar feed mixture!
Company representatives often bombard farmers with products claimed to increase yield at little cost.
The need for manure to be broken down
Suggested application rates for some common crops, including tomatoes and potatoes.
How to fertilise a crop correctly
Readers frequently ask me for specific fertiliser programmes for their crops. I would happily oblige if all crops were the same!
The benefits of organic matter
In contrast, in a chemically based system, the interaction between the minerals becomes critical and complex, and a farmer needs a great deal of experience
Growing in hot and dry conditions – Part 1
Here are some guidelines for growing vegetables under drought conditions.
Slow US planting, growing seasons end in delayed corn, soybean harvest
Late-planted feed crops in the US may see harvest challenges from weather, moisture levels, drying costs and quality, says analyst.
Know your soil – Part 5: the value of phosphorous
Continuing with our discussion of the soil analysis, we now come to phosphorous (P).
Know your soil – Part 4
The pH of soil is a reflection of its acidity or alkalinity. In the absence of base minerals such as calcium (Ca), magnesium (Mg), potassium (K) and sodium (Na)
Know your soil – Part 1
This year has been designated the International Year of Soils by the United Nations, so it’s a fitting time to learn more about the properties of soil
Know your soil – Part 3
Generally, the price per hectare of farmland does not vary much across a region, but the land’s true value does vary according to its productivity.
Know your soil – Part 2
If you have a proper understanding of the soil on your farm, you will be able to farm more efficiently – and get more enjoyment from farming.