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Hello, we have a family farm in southeastern MN that will become certified 06/01/2017. We have an abundance of volunteer dandelions and as we are only in our third year of alfalfa as crop and soil regeneration the understanding is our soil still needs adjustment. Our question to you is will the dandelion issue correct itself the more we balance the soil or as our question posed do we harvest or are they worthy of harvest? If harvest is not advised is there a competitive plant that we might use that would be managed easily and could help with soil building. Our understanding is that the dandelion is growing either to sequester calcium or because there is the lack of calcium, which in turn allows the dandelion its right in the regeneration to balance. Could use some help if you have a moment. Thanks Chris Harris email@example.com
I am completely novice to organic farming. However, I am reading books and growing citrus plants using only fertilizers and pesticides made from natural sources like cow dung, vermicompost, neem etc. (No commercial or non-commercial chemical based products). In the last couple of day since watering, I am noticing this thing on the soil. Please see attached. Thanks for advising.
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How do cash rent/acre compare between organic and nonorganic acres for corn, soybean and wheat production? My Missouri extension agents don't know since organic crop production is still pretty limited in Central Missouri.
Hi, I am wondering if there is a simple guide/handout out there on the basics of seed saving for beginners. I am in the process of starting a seed library at my college and I am looking for resources to provide to our students, faculty, and staff. I have gone through several websites as well as books and other resources, and while these all have great information in them, I was hoping to find something more straightforward for those who have never gardened before.
I want to carry out a research on the subject above, I am a student at NRDC here in Zambia who is interested in parsley production . The most of the Farmers in Zambia don't the cultural practices that are involved in producing parsley and I to be helped with information of my research your assistant will be highly appreciated my email is firstname.lastname@example.org
Hi. I would like to know if there is any large scale organic dairy farm. Understanding as large as over 400 cows. Best regards
I have reveiwed the USDA's National List of Approved Organic Substances, but I am looking for a list of approved vendors/ suppliers of organic pesticides/ herbicides. Can you please provide me with this resource or an individual or website that can? If possible, it would also be greatly appreciated if someone could inform me of the most commonly used/ popular organic pesticide/ herbicide brands. Thank you!
My husband and I are starting a small organic fruit and vegetable and honeybee farm and are looking into any types of grants that might be available for this type of operation. Any information or pointers would be very appreciated!
I am going to be farming a piece of property next spring from a neighbor whom has passed away. I would like to put it into organic but I have no idea if he used chemicals or fertilizers, is there a soil test to determine this.
I saw a pollinator flitting from flower to flower in Ithaca, NY in late July. At first I thought it was a bee, but it's body was shaped like a science lab flask with the mouth at the mouth end of the flask. The quarter inch neck of the flask was greenish yellow and the quarter inch base of it was pale yellow with pale Gray belted stripes. It was quite hairy and had two wings. My camera would not cooperate and I could not get a picture. Does anyone know this creature?