Alfalfa; Winterkill – What causes it?

Alfalfa; Winterkill – What causes it?

At current one of the most profitable crops in agriculture market is Alfalfa. A high demand, long-term perennial that can be marketed to producers of virtually any species of livestock.  In my more frequent travels to Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio winterkill... read more
Where do plants get their nutrients?

Where do plants get their nutrients?

Jan Baptista Van Helmont                       Helmont’s Willow Tree Experiment                     The 5-year Willow Tree experiment is perhaps Helmont’s best-known scientific work. Helmont planted a 5-pound willow in an earthen pot with 200 pounds of... read more
Weeds, A Plant out of Place?

Weeds, A Plant out of Place?

Many of us who deal with agriculture daily have been taught over the years that a weed is a plant out of place. From that training, we move forward and begin to teach and share with others what we were taught.   Then one day we realize that what we were taught... read more