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Experts Talk Soil at MOFGA Meetings

By Jean English Jerry Brunetti is the managing director of Agri-Dynamics, a soil and animal health consulting company that also markets holistic remedies for animals in Easton, Pennsylvania. At MOFGA and Cooperative Extension’s Farmer to Farmer Conference in November, he spoke about improving soil chemistry and soil health through diversified cropping systems and amendments. Working

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Organic Seed Sources

Updated February 10, 2022   MOFGA makes no claims about quality of seeds produced.Note that many suppliers produce both organic and conventional seeds. Field Crop Seeds Albert Lea Seed HouseAlbert Lea, Blaine’s Best Seeds, LLCRugby, ND701-776-6023 Blue River HybridsKelley, Falk’s Seed FarmMurdock, Great Harvest OrganicsAtlanta, IN Green Haven Open Pollinated Seed GroupAvoca,

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Field Crops

Fact Sheets Fact Sheet 1: An Organic Farmers’ Guide to the Interpretation of a Standard Soil Test from the University of Maine (Download PDF 272K) Fact Sheet 8: Providing Nitrogen to Crops (Download PDF 200K) Fact Sheet 10: Using Green Manures (Download PDF 128K) Fact Sheet 11: Natural Sources of Plant Nutrients (Download PDF 112K)

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On this page find resources, reports, and contact information for MOFGA’s organic dairy and livestock specialists! Information about Homeopathy Click on the images above to view or download homeopathic recommendations for livestock Beyond Arnica Homeopathic Treatment of Acute Disease Homeopathic Resource List The Use of Homeopathy in Chronic Disease Fact Sheets Transitioning to Organic: Sheep

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Fruits and Vegetables

On this page find pest reports, fact sheets, and contact information for MOFGA’s organic crop specialists for any other questions! Pest Reports 2019 Reports 2018 Reports 2017 Reports 2016 Reports 2015 Reports 2014 Reports 2013 Reports Fruit and Vegetable Fact Sheets Technical Bulletin 1: Basics of Organic Vegetable Gardening (PDF) Fact Sheet 1: An Organic

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Cost of Carelessness in the Woodlot

Heavy damage done to a red oak during harvest (conducted by a different owner). The entire butt log is ruined, and decay likely extends higher than shown here. 1988 Tree Farmer C5D – a mid-sized cable skidder The pine tree discussed here, eight months after being damaged. By Noah Gleason-Hart Photos by the author Low-impact forestry’s guiding

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lath for weed and moisture control

  Photo 1.   Photo 2. June 1, 2020 By Jonathan Mitschele Photos by the author The older plaster walls in my 1850s farmhouse were made by spreading wet plaster on a framework of thin wood strips, or laths. I don’t know what folks shopping at Home Depot or the like buy lath for today,

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tea time tip

Raspberry leaves June 1, 2020 Amid the harvest of tomatoes, green beans, broccoli and other veggies this summer, take some time to harvest the makings for tea. An hour or two spent harvesting the leaves of raspberry, mint and other plants, then drying them, can save several dollars in herbal tea bills throughout the year,

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Cover Crops Are More Species Better

A pasture seeded in a “crazy mix” consisting of over eight species of cover crops. Planted in the early summer, the tillage radish bolted and set seed instead of growing a large taproot – different species may perform better at different times of the year. Photo courtesy of Caleb Goossen Peas and oats can be

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