Many nutrients and lime are not mobile in the soil. When applied to the soil surface without tillage, these materials remain in the top 2 inches, especially in production systems that lack tillage. If a soil sample is taken...
Ron Jirava’s approach to conservation tillage helps his farm to remain economically viable. Learn more in this farmer-to-farmer case study.
Lorin Grigg grows onions and sweet corn under sprinkler irrigation in Quincy, Washington. In this publication, Grigg discusses his strategy for cover cropping to protect seedlings from windblown sand and reduce wind erosion.
Crimson clover market is growing for a crop with economic and environmental benefit.
Some farmers in the Inland Pacific Northwest have reported lower grain yield of spring cereals with no-till (NT) compared to conservation tillage (CT). A 4-year field study was conducted in a 12-inch annual precipitation zone to determine tillage method and sowing rate effects on seed-zone water, seed-zone temperature, plant stand, grain yield, grain yield components, and straw production for three spring-sown cereal species.
Learn about plant cuttings, water and light requirements, temperature, fertilizer, pests, and repotting.
Excessive summer irrigation of oak and madrone trees may promote fungal diseases such as the oak root fungus (aka armillaria root disease) and crown rot.
Perennials are one of the many treasures in the garden but after time they may have outgrown their spot or just aren’t as vigorous as when they were first planted. These plants actually perform best when they are younger...
How to properly incorporate grains into an entire farm. Includes suggestions for rotations on various types of farms.