November 11, 2013

Creating Your Grazing Chart, Mapping Your Pastures

Financial advisor and television host, Suze Orman said it’s impossible to map out a route to your destination if you don’t know where you’re starting from. Kinda makes sense for implementing a grazing management plan and chart too. Why I want a decent farm map with accurate acreages • So I can make decisions about […]

August 12, 2013

Soil chemistry? Are you kidding? CEC in Under 500 Words

Cation exchange capacity is part of your soil test results. Why do you care? Because it is the capacity of your soil to hold nutrients. Hold onto the tractor seat! We’re in for a quick and bumpy ride down the Soil Science Lane!

June 24, 2013

Keyline plowing results: 522,720 worms for $280

How something is tested is just as important as the results. Part of the scientific method is just figuring out if you asked the right questions and tested appropriately. So here we more fully describe what we did, existing conditions, and the farmers’ management.

June 17, 2013

Keyline Plowing: What is it? Does it work?

Keyline plowing seems to promise so much. Its advocates suggest it will build up to 8 inches of topsoil per year, a process that typically takes centuries. Could a simple plow truly speed up the soil-building process?

May 27, 2013

Understanding That Soil Is Like Cake Could Lead to Tastier Pastures

Since your soil is the foundation you build your pastures on, understanding it in all its layers will help you make better management choices.

May 20, 2013

How Your Soil Got to Be What It Is Today

CLORPT!! is the key of soil formation: Climate, Organism, Relief, Parent material and Time are all part of the equation.

May 13, 2013

The ABC’s of Soil Science

If you want to know how to create better soil, you’ve got to know what makes soil work for you, and what you’re starting with. This is the first in a series to get you on the dirt road.

April 30, 2013

Raw Milk to Help Grass Grow?

The idea is out there that raw milk is a great tool for improving pastures. But what we’ve found is that it’s probably not going to make much of a difference.

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