Soil Health

Why You Still Need to Worry about Chill-Related Stress – and How to Prevent It

 

Though global temperatures are warming, climate change is not going to eliminate the possibility of low temperature stress. In fact, the risk from chilled temperatures below the optimum growing conditions for tropical, subtropical or even temperate plants will be more erratic than ever. Growers looking to endure these extremes might embrace more cold-weather resilient crops […]

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2 Ways Chemical Fertilizers Are Bad for the Future of Farming

 

Growers using industrial farming practices have long relied upon chemical fertilizers as a way to maximize crop yield, but there are side-effects that do long term damage to the soil. Through the use of synthetic fertilizers and other practices, the percent of organic matter found in soil has dwindled to a meager 1%. What does […]

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The Importance of Soil Management on Growers’ Success

 

Unfortunately, there’s no negotiating with crops about their performance and productivity in your soil. Each species requires a different blend of nutrients, soil acidity, and water supply to flourish – and they won’t compromise on anything less than their optimum growing conditions. This would be fine if the health of any soil system was static, […]

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