Farmers and gardeners have know for a long time that livestock manure is a “soil builder” – a way to improve the soil quality and provide much needed nutrients to the ecosystem. It is an energy source for healthy and active microbial activity that stabilizes nutrient sources and makes those nutrients...Read More: Four Benefits of Manure in Your Field or Garden
Beju Plant Food is an environmentally friendly way of replenishing trace minerals – including calcium, copper, zinc, phosphorus, magnesium, iron, sulfur, manganese and molybdenum – into your soil ecosystem. The list of benefits below are a broad overview of the ways Beju Plant Food can help your soil, but there...Read More: What Can Beju Do For You?
Wanting to start a garden, but not sure how to even begin? We’ve all been there. Here are 10 of our favorite articles from throughout the internet that have great tips for beginning gardeners. Each of these sites is a great resource for gardening tips and information. Feel free to...Read More: 10 Resources for Beginning Gardeners
Salty soil is a tough issue for producers and there are several kinds of salt that can affect your soil. Saline soil means that there is a high salt content. Water naturally moves from areas of low salt content to high salt content and will sometimes develop a white...Read More: 5 Tips for Managing Salty Soils
Starting your seeds indoors is a great way to get a head start on growing season! Or, if you live in an urban area, you can grow your own vegetables and herbs year round given the right attention. Here is a great article about plants that thrive indoors. Follow...Read More: Seven Key Tips for Starting an Indoor Garden
Molybdenum is a micronutrient that some producers have never heard of or do not know much about. It can only be found in trace amounts and is truly a “micronutrient.” It is still essential to the soil ecosystem, though, and can have a significant impact on your crop yield when maintained at the...Read More: The Dirt on Molybdenum
Mycorrhizal Fungi is a soil fungus that is essential to soil fertility and the root system. The fungus acts as an extension of the root itself and determines the flow of water, nutrients, and air into the soil and directs the pathways of root growth. It also opens up channels...Read More: What is Mycorrhizal Fungi?
In Part I of our soil test series, we talked about what a soil test is and proper procedures for collecting a sample. But what does it mean when you get your results back? There are several parts to a report and we will highlight some of the important...Read More: Part II: How to Read a Soil Test
A soil test is the analysis of a soil sample to determine nutrient and contaminated content, composition, and other characteristics such as the acidity or pH level. A soil test can determine the expected growth potential of the soil, as well as provide recommendations on increasing your soil’s fertility. Soil testing...Read More: Part I: Taking Soil Tests