Soil Health success story…1989

With all the soil health conversations of late I thought share a story that started in 1989. As it happens the farm where this took place was not here in this country but a friend of mine in Portugal. I believe it is still relevant today because we saw, over the...

Testing for the future

Soil health testing is coming front and center rapidly. Its actually pretty interesting stuff. At BLI we are using this test more and more everyday. And although there is not yet a calibration for it I think we will see that sooner rather than later. Get in touch if...

Boron

Trace Element of the Month—Boron By Chris Eidson, Agronomist To continue the “From the Vault” series of Dr. Luke Baker’s write-ups on trace elements, we look back to “Inside Brookside” from November 2009 for comments on Boron. Boron in soils: Boron (B), the only...

Agronomy and Tech….where are we?

  I have to say that over the last 39 years I would have to think long about where technological advances have moved as rapidly as in agriculture. It is absolutely fantastic and as fast as I can absorb it, I am. What about the growers I work for? What about...

Update and Observations

Just a quick update and once again I apologize for the lack attention to the blog. I will try to increase the amount of blogs I kick out here. The problem is content that is worth your time. As crops continue to progress in this area I am seeing more wheel tracks and...

Still a few questions on P

This time of year I still get questions about Phosphorus and P containing fertilizers. It is a complex issue and a very important one as it is a costly input that is needed for top yields of most everything we grow around here. The big questions are how much and where...

Spring coming soon

There are so many questions regarding data again this year. How can I capture it? What do I do with it? Will I do anything with it? Sometimes that last one is the big one. If you have the means to capture data through the use of monitors, drones, imagery, planters,...

The value in imagery

I had an interesting development happen this week regarding some recent imagery. Most of my clients know that imagery is available them upon request providing I meet the minimum acres required for a flight. This is 1 meter resolution imagery so fairly fine. The image...

There is nothing wrong with organics…

There is a place for organic foods on our way of life and in our markets…however let the market decide fairly.. If you want organic buy all means purchase that way but understand that not everyone can afford the price of organic foods and should not be told that...