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Organic fertilizer can be used to increase crop yield in plants grown in rotation

https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-11-13-organic-fertilizer-can-increase-crop-yield-plants-in-rotation.html

Organic fertilizer can be used to increase crop yield in plants grown in rotation Tuesday, November 13, 2018 by: Janine Acero agriculture , commercial fertilizers , compost , crop rotation , crop yields , crops , farming , farmyard manure compost , green living , green manure , harvest , nitrogen loss , nitrogen mineralization , nitrogen oxidation , Organic Fertilizer , Plants , soil nitrogen , soil nutrient - (Natural News ) A study published in the ...

Companion plants and crop rotation hold the answers to non-chemical treatments for superweeds and soil nutrient loss

https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-01-23-non-chemical-treatment-for-superweeds-soil-and-nutrient-loss.html

Meanwhile, crop rotation is a method to avoid planting the same crop in the same spot every year. ... Crop rotation is done to prevent pests and diseases as well as replenish the nutrients in the soil. "...

Soil management through crop rotation and organic amendments found to support sustainable vegetable production, eliminate need for conventional fertilizers

https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-04-01-soil-management-through-crop-rotation-and-organic-amendments-found-to-support-sustainable-vegetable-production.html

Soil management through crop rotation and organic amendments found to support sustainable vegetable production, eliminate need for conventional fertilizers Sunday, April 01, 2018 by: David Williams crops , farming , fertilizer , Fertilizers , food production , food science , SALUS , soil management , vegetable production - (Natural News ) Nowadays, the use of conventional types of fertilizers is a common practice, as it is seen by most people as necessary to achieve success in ...

Natural weed control: Organic farmers use woodchip mulch to control weeds, increase crop yields

https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-09-30-organic-farmers-use-woodchip-mulch-to-control-weeds.html

Natural weed control: Organic farmers use woodchip mulch to control weeds, increase crop yields Sunday, September 30, 2018 by: Ralph Flores crop yield , field conditions , fodder crops , hedgerow cuttings , hedgerow woody waste , legumes , natural weed control , organic crop rotation , organic farm , organic mulch , soil nitrogen , soil temperature , weed biomass , weed density , weed growth , weed infestation , weed seed bank , winter cereal , wood waste , woodchip ...

Long-predicted GM crop' superweeds' have arrived

https://www.naturalnews.com/035964_superweeds_gmo_herbicides.html

Long-predicted GM crop' superweeds' have arrived Thursday, May 24, 2012 by: Ethan A. ... And with these plantings have come the emergence of hundreds of different varieties of superweeds that now afflict millions of acres of U.S. crop land (http://www.hcn.org/blogs/goat/the-superweeds-are-coming ). "...

A great tip for weed control for the organic farmer: Well-timed cultural management makes crops more competitive

https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-07-14-well-timed-cultural-management-makes-crops-more-competitive.html

In crop rotation, a succession of crops is planted in the same soil over several years. This is in contrast to planting just one type of crop continuously. The effects of crop rotation , particularly in terms of yield, are well-noted. "...

Are these 8 common mistakes creating a tomato timebomb in your garden?

https://www.naturalnews.com/2017-09-13-are-these-8-common-mistakes-creating-a-tomato-timebomb-in-your-garden.html

To improve the health of the tomato crop, keep all the nightshades in the same rotation. ... Here’s another reason to use organic fertilizer: Crops show greater development Companion plants and crop rotation hold the answers to non-chemical treatments for superweeds and soil nutrient loss Organic fertilizer can be used to increase crop yield in plants grown in rotation A great tip for weed control for the organic farmer: Well-timed cultural management ...

Farming for conservation: Big Ag focuses on one crop while smaller farms integrate crops and livestock, which is healthier for the environment

https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-01-18-farming-for-conservation-big-ag-focuses-on-one-crop-while-smaller-farms-integrate-crops-and-livestock-which-is-healthier-for-the-environment.html

The first was a simple corn-soybean rotation, and they looked at with cattle as well as without it. They also studied a diversified corn-soybean-oat/alfalfa-alfalfa rotation with cattle and without it. "...

Seeking out valuable rain-fed pasture options to increase crop production

https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-02-01-rain-fed-pasture-options-increase-crop-production.html

It’s also closely linked to dairy production, as alfalfa is the primary forage crop for producers in the U.S. and the world. ... If alfalfa is used in crop rotation, subsequent crops can take advantage of the amount of nitrogen that the plant has fixed in the soil. "...

Bollworms develop resistance to Bt cotton, destroy GM crop fields in Pakistan

https://www.naturalnews.com/046241_bt_cotton_bollworms_gmo_crops.html

Instead of using ineffective and harmful GMO seeds, farmers would be better off resorting to traditional farming practices like crop rotation, which helps prevent pests and disease. "By moving the crop each year you stop soil-borne pests that are fairly specific to that crop attacking the next that you plant," reported lovethegarden.com. "...

Can regenerative agriculture help the planet?

https://www.naturalnews.com/2020-02-12-can-regenerative-agriculture-help-the-planet.html

Image credit: Regenerateland.com Crop rotation and diversity and less plowing is key to regenerative agriculture Agriculture should improve the resources it uses, instead of depleting them. ... Crop rotation is equally important because it ensures diversity of nutrients in the soil over several seasons. "...

Mung beans offer a natural alternative for increasing organic carbon in soils for crops

https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-06-12-mung-beans-natural-alternative-to-increase-soil-organic-carbon.html

Mung beans offer a natural alternative for increasing organic carbon in soils for crops Wednesday, June 12, 2019 by: Ralph Flores agriculture , carbon , Carbon management index , carbon stabilization , Ecology , farming , functional food , goodfood , grain yield , green living , harvest , legumes , minerals , mung beans , organic carbon , research , soil amendments , soil health , soil nutrients , soil quality - (Natural News ) A recent study supported by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research ...

Compare and contrast: Just how much money can be saved by growing your own food as opposed to buying from the supermarket?

https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-02-26-how-much-money-can-be-saved-by-growing-your-own-food.html

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 by: Lance D Johnson companion planting , Composting , cover crop , crop rotation , food as medicine , goodfood , healthy habits , herbal medicine , home gardening , mental health , organic farming , saving money , self sufficiency , soil microbes - (Natural News ) How much money can you save by growing your own food and medicine? ... Smart crop rotation allows soil to recover and utilizes the specific nutrients that are left ...

The Colorado Organic Scene: An Interview with Andy Grant of Grant Family Organic Farms, Part I

https://www.naturalnews.com/025901_family_colorado_organic.html

In terms of crop rotation, if you're going to grow, say, two main crops... For example, at your farm, I notice you guys grow a lot of greens and squash. Would it be considered good crop rotation to switch those two things back and forth in the fields? "...

Why conventional agriculture should be banned

https://www.naturalnews.com/048771_conventional_agricultural_dead_zones_green_revolution.html

In order to add nutrients back into the soil, organic agriculture uses crop rotation and natural fertilizers. ... By comparison, organic farming replenishes the soil through crop rotation, natural fertilizers, and the use of time-honored, natural techniques. "...

Here's another reason to use organic fertilizer: Crops show greater development

https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-02-05-using-organic-fertilizer-crops-show-greater-development.html

Here’s another reason to use organic fertilizer: Crops show greater development Tuesday, February 05, 2019 by: Carol Anderson agriculture , chicken manure , crop rotation , crop yields , eco-friendly , flowering , green living , organic farming , organic fertilizers , plant growth , Soybeans - (Natural News ) Organic farming is becoming a trend – even for big agricultural companies which normally make use of conventional farming methods – and for good reason: Researchers ...

Big Ag running out of herbicides that work, resulting in "superweeds" that are threatening the food supply

https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-01-09-big-ag-running-out-of-herbicides-that-work-resulting-in-superweeds.html

The experts have also added that various policies have limited the number of herbicide MOAs that can be used on any given crop and the types of weeds that grow with them. ... So you can get about 90 percent there just with a good crop rotation. Then you build in things like weed suppressive cultivars, banded herbicides, row spacing, cultivation, harvest weed seed control, and all these tactics together can add up to really effective weed management systems,” Davis has reported ...

Determining the parameters of manure distribution for optimal uniformity

https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-02-22-parameters-of-manure-distribution-for-optimal-uniformity.html

This type of machine pushes both dry and moist manure outwards through a drum using the rotation of an auger. They performed a series of simulations to determine the effects of variations in factors like the moisture content of the manure, the forward velocity, and rotation in the drums. "...

What is the right amount of nitrogen in agriculture? Not enough contributes to hunger, too much damages the environment

https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-04-03-what-is-the-right-amount-of-nitrogen-in-agriculture-too-much-damages-the-environment.html

In ancient times, natural fertilizers included manure and ground animal bones, and crop rotation was also practiced to allow the soil to lie fallow. The modern use of nitrogen in crop fertilization, however, is a relatively recent discovery. "...

Publicly funded GMO research in India exposed as fraud to secretly sneak in Monsanto seeds

https://www.naturalnews.com/034601_india_gmos_monsanto.html

CGMFI refers, of course, to methods that have already been proven to safely and effectively improve agriculture, such as non-GM hybridization, and various chemical- and pesticide-free crop management practices like crop rotation and polyculture. GMO crops have never been proven to improve crop yields, and have actually been shown time and time again to increasing reliance upon and use of toxic herbicides and pesticides (http://gmwatch.eu/latest-listing/1-news-items/13579-stop-all-gm-research-in-the-public-sector ...