Let’s say you’re a farmer in the Midwest, growing conventional corn and soybeans. Times are tough right now. Prices are in the toilet. If only you were selling organic soybeans and corn. They’re worth almost twice
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When Joel Mathiowetz started planting corn this spring on his farm near Morton, Minn., he added the usual starter fertilizer to boost plant growth. But then he added something new: bacteria, right there in the soil
Oh yes they did. There’s now a so-called “study” that’s been done which supposedly determined that organic farming creates a much bigger carbon footprint that torques up “global warming” more than ever. Yes, old faithful US
Organic farmers discuss challenges of transitioning to organic farming. From left to right: John Mesko, executive director at Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service, Dave Bishop, owner of PrairiErth Farm, Tim Raile, owner of Raile Farms,
LANCASTER, Pa. — “We are constantly looking for new organic (soybean) growers,” said Boyd Station’s Spencer Miller. “We would like to buy more organic grain from Pennsylvania.” He and several other panelists shared tips and challenges
Regenerative agriculture takes proactive measures to replenish the earth, rather than gamble with the potential long-term consequences of standard farming practices. “Natural” and “organic” have experienced decades of growing pains as industry-shaping nomenclature. While the intricacies
When yogurt maker Dannon announced in 2016 that it would transition its products to non-GMO verified, they had to rely on farmers to provide non-GMO feed for the dairy cows that produce milk for its yogurt.
With the growing demand for organic foods in the U.S., there has been a backlash from agribusiness groups, companies, and individuals who see organic as a threat to their interests. These critics accuse the organic industry
The Soil Health connection is one of the most important topics in agriculture today. As an agricultural community we have spent many years abusing our lands with no thought to building soil or unfortunately our future
Tony Silvernail grew hemp for the first time in June 2018. He was ready to give it up by the fall — his small farm of only 20 acres made it difficult for him to get
Nearly 173 million acres (69.8 million hectares) of farmland are organic worldwide! The year 2017 was another record year for global organic agriculture. According to the latest Research Institute of Organic Agriculture(FiBL) survey on organic agriculture
Click on the PDF below to learn more about YieldBuilder and potential garden, potted plant and container gardening applications. Sterling Agg YieldBuilder Worm Casting Study PDF
The moment when Jerry Doan “finally got soil health” was when an Australian researcher visited his ranch, Black Leg Ranch in Burleigh County. It was the middle of summer, a hot 95-degree day in North Dakota.
Dirt is a complex, largely unexplored world _ and thanks to the efforts of a Minnesota scientist, is becoming one of the newest frontiers of farming and science. ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — There is life
Happy Spring! Today is the first official day of spring. Many of you jumped on our pre-spring sale. With only a few totes left, today is your last chance to get 275 gallons at 30% off!
In a 2018 documentary “The Most Unknown” leading microbiologist and Penn State Geoscientist, Jennifer Macalady expressed just how much we don’t know about the tiny universe of microbes and other micro life forms all around us.
Our friends at Midxotic Farms were kind enough to test our YieldBuilder product vs the standard nutrients they use. Standard nutrients on the left and YieldBuilder organic worm tea on the right. Midxotic Farms is growing
Pequot Lakes, MN, March 18, 2019 – Denali BioSolutions Inc. is proud to announce the release of YieldBuilder™. The innovative product of Denali BioSolutions Inc. leads the edge of the sustainable farming and organic growth. Offering
Hello soil nerds, this might be a little advanced for most of us but here is a great read on microbial biodiversity in our soils. At the very least check out the beautiful charts and graphs
When developing YieldBuilder™ we sought to bring you the best biofertilizer we could create. In our search for the best, we found a way to introduce more disease fighting microbes to your plants and gardens. Teaming
Most organic farmers, growers & gardeners have heard of worm tea and some of its close relatives like leachate and compost tea. Believe it or not worm teas are not a new thing, methods for brewing
2019 is a big year for microbial pesticides and fertilizers. Many farmers and home gardeners are looking to use these products in hopes of improving their success. But with so many products hitting the market, how
We are offering YieldBuilder Bulk at 30% off until Spring! That’s $2,750.00 off! One-275 gallon tote makes 2,200 gallons of YieldBuilder biofertilizer. Enough to cover 220 acres. Let your customers fill their own jugs, or bottle
Pennsylvania has been a hub for organic farming since Organic Valley moved their headquarters there. Ranking second in production behind California, they are putting out the call for more organic farmers. It takes 3 years for
Soil health is becoming a common phrase in Indiana. When you see someone no-tilling and using cover crops, you think about soil health. Just how important is soil health, and how can it impact your farm?
With spring gardens right around the corner, we are eagerly stocking up on potting and planting supplies. As we are preparing our bed plans for edibles and herbs, we raise the question, “is this fertilizer safe
As science and agriculture gain a better understanding of the complex and dynamic nature of soil health one thing is becoming more and more clear, our modern farming methods are destroying our soil and causing very
Every year we get excited to start our seeds. When is it too early? When is too late? Zones? March is usually a good rule of thumb, but those southern zones (7-10) have already started indoors.
Cannabis is the Latin genus name for plants that include hemp and marijuana. This is very similar to Canis, the Latin genus name for dogs. Just as there are tremendous differences between Chihuahaus and Great Danes, so are
By adopting three practices—no-till farming, cover crops, and diverse crop rotations—farmers worldwide can help preserve the world’s soils, feed a growing global population, mitigate climate change, and protect the environment. This was the key message of
Fertilizer and plant nutrition play a major role in crop yield, and profits. With the cannabis industry on the rise, there are many new farmers and growers learning the ins and outs of this new cash
The number of certified organic farms in the United States increased 11 percent in 2016 to 14,217 from the previous year, according to the latest available data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agriculture Statistics