Fascinated by his farmland’s transformation during his transition to organic practices, Blain wanted to know whether his observations could be backed by data. With the help of Peter Donovan from the Soil Carbon Coalition, he uses Google LandSat composite images to identify how well his land is capturing solar energy.
Field experiments led by Anne Weill, P. Ag., PhD of CETAB+ tested the possibility to reduce sow thistle and Canada thistle pressure by using various spring fallows.
When carefully planned rotations, proper sanitation and other preventative practices prove insufficient, what is the next step in controlling pests in organic production?
Marcus Koenig, of Klondyke Farms describes his growing methods for successfully producing organic potatoes each year.
Here at Everdale Farm, squash works very well as a pioneer crop. We use it at the beginning of our crop rotation when we’re breaking new ground, such as old hay fields, or when we’re tackling fields with heavy weed pressure including twitchgrass (i.e. quackgrass) and other perennial weeds.