Soil Nutrition

OFRF adds Spanish organic resource web page

Editor's note: Spanish-language version below. (Español abajo.) The Organic Farming Research Foundation (OFRF) is offering a free online course in Spanish, to emphasize the importance of improving soil health for raising crops. With partners at... more »

Summer cover crops: A matter of timing, seed choice

It’s easy for Ajay Nair, professor in Iowa State University’s Department of Agriculture, to point out the reasons growers should include cover crops in their planning process. He’s seen the results of increased microbial diversity... more »

Veg Connections: Using clover as a cover crop

Managing weeds, improving soil health and the management of plastic mulch continue to be priorities for vegetable farmers. South Dakota vegetable farmers have expressed an interest in incorporating cover crops to reduce the use of... more »

Going greens: Baker Farms finds success in timely switch

Family and a dedication to producing distinctive crops are parts of the recipe of success for Baker Farms LLC. The third-generation family-run grower, shipper and processor of leafy greens has been growing vegetables in southwest... more »

Georgia ag commissioner sets Vidalia shipping date

Georgia’s Agriculture Commissioner has set the official pack date for this year’s Vidalia onion harvest. “In coordination with the Vidalia Onion Committee, I am incredibly excited to announce April 17 as the official pack date... more »

Weather, geopolitics influence fertilizer markets

After sharp spikes in fertilizer prices in 2022, farmers saw some relief last year as prices stabilized. With the 2024 planting season nearing, analysts say there remain key influences that could shape the outlook of... more »

Study looks at cover crops, plastic in organic growing

The Rodale Institute California Organic Center has preliminary results from its 2021 study exploring cover crops as an alternative to black plastic mulch in organic vegetable systems. The California Department of Food and Agriculture Specialty... more »

Water saving irrigation pivot sensor introduced

An irrigation company and a digital ag supplier are partnering to help growers improve irrigation efficiencies. CropX Technologies, a global agribusiness farm management and digital agriculture provider, is launching a new product in partnership with... more »

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