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Jim Martindale presents his approach to farming - building soil biology towards a system that can maintain a diverse soil microbiome without inoculants.
On June 7th, Continuum Ag held a large field day in Washington, Iowa, showing the third year of regenerative trials. They are demonstrating how to regenerate the soil – by using biological inputs in a system with less chemical inputs.
Watermelon yield increased more than 30% in Edinburg, Texas – in a biological program using compost tea (microbes), Pacific Gro Sea Phos, foliar applied nutrients, and reduced NPK. Watermelon yield was 61,000 lbs. at harvest, plus we expect an additional 10,000 lbs. in 2 – 3 more cuttings, compared to 50,000 lb. normal yield.
A farming system with biological inputs can reduce total input costs, increase profitability, and establish soil that's more resilient to pests and pathogens.
When it comes to plant yield, how growers perform specific tasks is every bit as important as which tasks they perform. Seed germination, application strategy, and the observed benefits of high-quality soil microbe enzymatic and plant growth regulator (PGR) contributions can make a drastic difference in yield.. The importance of emergence and timing can’t be underestimated, either.
Fungi are a kingdom of the biological world that's prolific and essential to ecosystem function. From soil building, plant nourishment to pharmaceuticals - their range is explained in this guest blog by our California consultant-dealer Deac Jones, of Andaman Ag.
Trials in southern Texas in corn and watermelons are doing great, with much less nitrogen, using Pacific Gro and compost tea.
Growing watermelons in the southern Texas delta, with much less nitrogen, using Pacific Gro and compost tea.
Our Spring Newsletter discusses the trend to regenerative farming practices, and what we learned from our trials last year.
A webinar for farmers in the Palouse explored how no-till practices have improved soil health and increased soil carbon. Farmers have been getting better prices for their sustainably grown grain, from Shepherd’s Grain. Early adopters have already earned carbon credits, and people are learning about this new opportunity. Some take-aways and our take on the role of carbon markets continued at our blog.