Alfalfa; Winterkill – What causes it?

Alfalfa; Winterkill – What causes it?

July 21, 2019 At current one of the most profitable crops in the agriculture market is Alfalfa. A high demand, long term perennial that can be marketed to producers of virtually any specie of livestock.  In my more frequent travels to Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana and... 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?

July 21, 2019 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... read more