Traditional organic fertilizers are simply blends of organic nutrients. When applied to soil, the plants rely on soil microbes to break down those nutrients to a simple form that the plants can eventually absorb.
Identifying diseases in your crops is vital to protecting them as they grow to prevent loss and increase yield. Although the onset of disease is almost inevitable, the earlier growers can work on control, the better the outcome will be for healthy crops. How do you spot the signs and symptoms of powdery and downy mildew? Start with the basics of the diseases, think about the ideal conditions that cause the diseases, and determine the best methods for prevention and treatment.
I enjoy helping people kill weeds. Why? Not because of an ancient grudge or instinctual hate – there are times when weeds can be a protective skin that saves the land from the ravages from erosion – it’s just that weeds can stress farmers out, lower yields and make harvest more difficult.
Agricultural producers and handlers who are certified organic, along with producers and handlers who are transitioning to organic production, can now apply for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Organic and Transitional Education and Certification Program (OTECP) and Organic Certification Cost Share Program (OCCSP).
You control what you can. But once you’re planted, the wild card of microclimate requires accurate, real-time, hyper-local weather and environmental data. Now, daily decisions will drive your success. Learn more in this special report from Davis Instruments.
We can say that growing organic requires more nuance than chemical methods. Nowhere is this more true than in assuring the presence and availability of nutrients to our crop. Chemical growers can apply fertilizers that are both potent and water-soluble. And because synthetic fertilizers dissolve in water they are more quickly available to the plant (because plants drink their food).
Drammatic® Liquid Fish Fertilizers are derived from fresh fish scraps from the Great Lakes. Drammatic® Liquid Fish hydrolysates contain the natural oils, amino acids, and minerals found in fish and are OMRI, WSDA, & CDFA listed for organic crop production.