I plan to use L-CBF as a straight starter fertilizer. I found it to be very successful … I had an excellent corn crop this year. This was another tool as important as any starter fertilizer. Tillage-wise, L-CBF is as important as anything that you can use to incorporate into your system. And it’s easy to do.
As input costs rise and land values soar, We have to get more out of our ground every day. Biological farming does that, says Michigan cash crop farmer Brian Klaus.
Numbers don’t always tell the whole story. Take, for example, the cull rate at the Hoewisch Dairy. At 28 percent, it’s higher than we’d like to see on a good biological farm—except that rate reflects the fact that this family farm culls for profit. With an excess of cattle, annual sales of up to 20 head that they don’t have the space to keep builds their bottom line with an added revenue stream.
Biological farmers know that healthy, fertile soil is necessary to grow healthy, high-yielding crops. But what is healthy soil and how can you improve your soil’s health?