Thursday, July 25, 2013

India's rice revolution

"In a village in India's poorest state, Bihar, farmers are growing world record amounts of rice – with no GM, and no herbicide. Is this one solution to world food shortages?"

Recommended read regarding technique of seed type.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

The science of Arbuscular Mycorrhizas in plant health

Why Arbuscular Mycorrhizas (Mycorrhizal Fungi ) can play such an important role in your plants. They are root multipliers.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

No-till ganening

You will see more and more of this at all levels of agriculture, whether it's in your back yard or a thousand acre farm. The basic premise is that you want to keep the soil bacteria and fungi alive at all times and that requires a live root system to feed them. There is quickly mounting evidence that this method increases yields and disease resistance while it decreases run-off and pooling - water is absorbed into the soil quicker with no-till. This requires less fertilizer and drain tile(on large farms), thus increasing a farm's profit. In a backyard garden setting, it means better veggies, less maintenance, and better soils for the next crop.

Monday, December 31, 2012